Posts Tagged ‘Mujahedin-e-Khalq’
The Habilian Association of Iran talks to American conservative and Taft-Buchanan Republican Mark Dankof about Israel, American foreign policy in the Middle East and Asia, and the role of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/MKO/PMOI) in both. A past Republican Party District Chairman in Seattle, Washington; U. S. Senate candidate in Delaware in 2000 for Howard Phillips’s Constitution Party; and radio voice in recent years with Lebanese-American Mark Glenn of The Ugly Truth, Dankof also serves as a Lutheran clergyman in San Antonio, Texas and theological graduate student. His last academic degree’s thesis will deal with the subject of Christian Zionism and the latter’s role in shaping a pro-Israel American foreign policy. Mr. Dankof’s recent appearances on Iran’s Press TV are augmented by his opinion-editorials, which include, “The Red Ladies: Sara Flounders and Debra Sweet,” “Mark Dankof’s Final Word on Michael Collins Piper’s ‘Final Judgment’ on Israel and the Assassination of JFK,” “The Bank Markazi Blacklist Proposal: Straight out of the McCollum Memorandum and the FDR Playbook for War,” “2012 Options for The Real Right: But is it Too Late? ,” and “Rapture Rick Perry of Texas: Israel’s Stealth GOP Presidential Candidate? “
Habilian Association: Tell us about Intelligence collaboration between the MKO and the Israeli Mossad over Iran’s nuclear case.
Mark Dankof: Information from non-classified sources is circumstantial but overwhelmingly strong. Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal-State Fullerton, probably the leading authoritative source in the United States on the MEK, and its presently functional relationship with the Israeli Mossad and elements in the American intelligence community, has publicly stated via his own sources that the MEK is the leading tool of Israeli intelligence and American Neo-Conservatives in the latter’s espionage agencies in launching acts of destablization and violence directed at Iran’s current government and conducted illegally within Iranian borders. Foote identifies the PJAK, the offshoot of the Kurdish separatist PKK, and the Jundallah, as the other elements in this dangerous game. The MEK’s fingerprints in Tehran are joined by what seems to be a cooperative relationship with PJAK directed against the Iranian government in efforts launched from northeast Iraq and the Qandil Mountains and directed against Iranian Azerbaijan. And suspicious terror activities in Khuzestan and Diyala Provinces in recent years seem to be augmented by bomb blasts and terror killings in Balochistan Province in Iran where it appears that the MEK’s partner-in-crime is the Jundallah based in Pakistan. But again, the Hidden Hand is comprised of the obvious, bigger ultimate players and assets. The increase in PKK attacks on Turkey since May 2009 coincides exactly with the corresponding time frames of the Turkish government’s public beefs with Israel over the Mavi Marmara shoot-up and other formal Erdogan government protests against the actions of the Netanyahu regime in Gaza and elsewhere. What does this tell any of us? But for the Israeli Mossad, the American CIA, the British MI6, and their respective Commanders-in-Chief, the operative concept is “plausible deniability.”
Mainstream American governmental and media sources confirm publicly that the MEK is the source of the information being used by pro-Israeli American Neo-Conservatives to argue for a military attack on Iran to preemptively strike the latter’s alleged weaponized nuclear program and its suppposed desire to use it against Israel. It is noteworthy that this “information” contradicts the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report prepared by the 16 intelligence agencies of the American national security establishment regarding Iran and its nuclear program. Worse yet, there have been repeated allegations in the international press corroborated by Israel’s critics in the American intelligence community that these MEK-generated reports and the lies in them being repeated incessantly by every War Party news agency from CNN to Fox News, World Net Daily, The Weekly Standard, NewsMax, and National Review, are in fact nothing more than the Israeli government’s brokering of deliberate agitation-propaganda to the voluminously gullible and ignorant consumers of these well-packaged charades which employ the MEK as the broker. I believe Philip Giraldi of the Council for the National Interest and Buchanan’s The American Conservative, and former CIA station chief in a couple of different places over the years, is among those making this charge. In essence, it would appear to be the case beyond a shadow of a doubt that the MEK is playing the same Judas Goat role for the American and Israeli intelligence establishments that the Iraqi National Congress (INC) and Ahmad Chalabi did with their brokered nonsense before the last American invasion of Iraq that Saddam Hussein possessed “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” This is a critical angle to this present story involving the MEK. Why should the people of the United States and honest policy makers in Washington (all 10 of them?) now believe sources on Iran in 2011 with every motive for lying and a past record of doing so, especially in the last ten years?
After the last assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, Newsweek magazine all but confirmed the role of the Mossad and the MEK in that murder (and the previous episodes as well). The coverage was preposterously positive regarding these killings. To put into perspective just how this ruthless game is played, your readers may find it interesting that when the late Sidney Harman owned Newsweek, his wife was California Democratic Congressman Jane Harman, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. According to Pat Buchanan, Mrs. Harman was overheard on an American National Security Agency (NSA) wiretap assuring some Israelis at the other end of the conversation that she would use her considerable and covert influence on Capitol Hill to have American prosecutors drop their espionage case against Weissman and Rosen of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for illegally obtaining classified National Security Council (NSC) documents on Iran from one Larry Franklin, so-called NSC expert on Iran. This is just one example of how American financial, political, and media power always seems to intersect when it comes to the subject of Israel. And since Israel and the MEK are now full business partners in directing their animus at Iran, the MEK will draw an increasingly free pass in the American media and government, as long as they are doing the Mossad and Israeli Lobby’s bidding.
All of this of course, increases the moral bankruptcy of this policy mix exponentially, when considered in conjunction with the clearly established fact that Israel is the weaponized nuclear monolith of the Middle East; has never and presumably will never submit to any form of international inspection of its nuclear program, not to mention its known stockpile of every biological and chemical warfare agent known to humanity; while the Zionist State’s policies in Occupied Territories and Gaza, as evidenced by its military assault on the civilian Mavi Marmara humanitarian flotilla in international waters in May of 2009, and the earlier Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, are the acts of an increasingly desperate entity led by a criminal cabal of sociopaths. If the United States is worrying about nuclear weapons in the hands of the wrong people, it should start with taking a hard look at our leading “ally” in the region. But the money trail will keep that from ever happening. . . .
Habilian Association: What do you know about further Israeli support for Mujahedin-e Khalq, I mean financially, logistically…?
Mark Dankof: One presumes that the Israeli and American money trails going to and from the MEK are closely guarded black-operational intelligence secrets not necessarily even known in details and numbers by the denizens of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Or shall we say, at least not known to anyone on those Committees of Alleged Oversight not in the back political and financial pocket of the Israeli Lobby. That in and of itself, raises a related issue—the amount of PAC money going into American elections from approximately 30 PACS known to have direct or disguised links to the Israeli monolith in this country, as chronicled by Janet McMahon and Hugh Galford of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA).
One recent news article is most suggestive, however. That is Elizabeth Rubin’s New York Times op-ed of August 13th, “An Iranian Cult and its American Friends.”
This article, in the most Corporate Establishment, pro-Zionist newspaper in America (along with The Washington Post), underscores that the MEK is exactly what the Habilian Association, Mark Dankof, Ed Blanche of The Middle East desk in Beirut, and the RAND Corporation say it is: a totalitarian cult which not only possesses a warped “Islamic-Marxist” ideology that is inherently contradictory, but is led by Miryam and Masoud Rajavi in a fashion reminiscent of that which governed the Reverend Jim Jones’ leadership of his demonic religious cult at Jonestown a generation ago in Guyana. Even more significantly, the Elizabeth Rubin expose provides a laundry list of people in the American military, intelligence, and political establishments who are fraudulently working to have the MEK removed from the State Department terrorist organization list and subsequently legitimized. This would be bad enough, but they are doing it for money—plenty of it, to the tune of $25,000 to $50,000 a speaking engagement on the MEK’s behalf. (see the excellent RAND Corporation report on the MEK at RAND_MG871 MEK PAPER )
Most critically, Rubin’s essay is potent for what it doesn’t say, and is patently obvious to anyone familiar with the subject: These paid American denizens of pro-MEK activities and plans have Israel’s fingerprints all over them. The names in her article overlap with the Israeli oriented think tanks Inside the Beltway, and the Israeli money on Capitol Hill documented by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA). One does not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what is going on here. This is ultimately the Israeli Lobby and the government of Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman at work for apocalyptically nefarious purposes.
The Elizabeth Rubin New York Times expose also mentions the “millions” at the disposal of the MEK for its current public relations campaign in the United States, using these bought-and-paid for players in the American establishment. It begs the question: Where do Miryam and Masoud Rajivi and the MEK get this kind of money? On what basis does Elizabeth Rubin cite the ambiguous but potent term “millions” to describe their financial power? How many “millions” are we talking about specifically? And what rag-tag “Islamic-Marxist” cult presently camped out in Paris and Camp Ashraf can have “millions” to dispense on political hired guns in America without major outside sources of funding? And who are these outside sources of this kind of cash? Oil and banking come to mind as possible places to look. Beyond that, one doesn’t have to look too much further to find Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Israel Lobby in the United States, and international oil consortiums, as the chief targets of suspicions as to who and what really constitutes the force behind the attempted renovation of the MEK’s image and fortunes in the West.
Rubin’s New York Times piece of August 13th is also noteworthy for what it doesn’t mention or explain: The MEK’s most well-heeled and connected American power broker is the Iran Policy Committee of Dr. Raymond Tanter of Georgetown University, his colleague Clair Lopez of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the assortment of Israeli oriented think tanks and individuals who shadow the Iran Policy Committee, including the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) strongly linked to Dr. Tanter. This picture is abundantly clear, despite the reticence of The New York Times, at least to this point, to cover the real players and angles in the story.
Perhaps the most spicy and inflammable aspect of the story of Dr. Raymond Tanter, Clair Lopez, and the Iran Policy Committee involves the explosive divorce of Raymond Tanter from his ex-wife, Constance Tanter. Mrs. Tanter alleges a most incredible tale of international intrigue that resulted in the targeted demise of her marriage, career, and personal life, up to and including the specific charge that at the direction of her ex-husband, the MEK and Clair Lopez forcibly held Constance Tanter captive; transported her against her will to Paris, France; and subjected the Georgetown University professor’s wife to a coercive interrogation in the French capital designed to extort a signed capitulation to a divorce settlement characterized by Mrs. Tanter as literal robbery at gunpoint. If Constance Tanter is telling the truth, Madam Rajavi was personally present for her interrogation and forced capitulation to a dictated divorce decree introduced into the American court system after the fact.
Are the charges true? Outsiders who have heard the allegations are at one level incredulous, yet uncommitted because of the cultic history of the Rajavis chronicled by Ed Blanche of The Middle East and other internationally credible sources.
One thing is crystal clear: Mrs. Tanter is taking her allegations to The New York Times and other outlets who have already covered the MEK’s activities up to this point. Her allegations are buttressed by a thick file of papers, diary notes, photostatically reproduced copies of Iran Policy Committee documents, and a complete list of the Iran Policy Committee’s e-mail contacts by name and accompanying e-mail addresses. That list represents a virtual Who’s Who of the American Neo-Conservative, pro-Zionist Right; major figures in the Israeli government and intelligence community; MEK assets around the globe; and major players in a number of world governments and media outlets who seem to have more than a passing involvement with what Elizabeth Rubin terms, “An Iranian Cult.” This story continues to unfold.
Habilian Association: What’s the role of Israel in the Iranophobia project and the creation of a false dichotomy between Iran and its neighboring countries? What would Israel find beneficial in playing a role in this ?
Mark Dankof: This one is easy. Any Internet search on the Iranophobia and Islamophobia projects internationally leads straight to Israel and its assets in the American Neo-Conservative Right. The Center for American Progress report is among those that lead straight to the key players in the creation, funding, and dissemination of the Iranophobia and Islamophobia seeping out of Daniel Pipes, Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney, Kenneth R. Timmerman, Stephen Emerson, and the Israeli foundations, PACS, and media outlets. This is a no-brainer. The way these jokers spun the Breivik murders in Norway is a primer for the way they do business in virtually everything else. I keep waiting for these kosher Ken and Barbie Dolls to explain Zionism’s history with the United States going back to the relationship of the Meyer Lansky Crime Syndicate to the Jewish Haganah’s blowing up of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the Lavon Affair, the Kennedy Assassination, the USS Liberty attack, the PROMIS affair, the Pollard spy case, and the recent AIPAC spy cases. Frankly the Pipes, Geller, Gaffney, Emerson crowd reminds me of the old Colt 45 malt liquor TV commercials in the United States, where the guy sitting at the cafe table by himself in the middle of the bullfighter ring is oblivious to the real wars taking place all around him that constantly get closer to enveloping him while he quietly sips his drink. The pro-Zionist American Right and Left are just like this: focusing on an exaggerated and falsified threat, while ignoring the major player in the destruction of their national security, culture, political integrity, and economy. It is pathetic.
This is a $42 million dollar industry, the production and dissemination of the constant stream of anti-Iranian, anti-Islamic propaganda in the United States and Europe. Someone is paying for it, and finds it profitable to continue paying for it.
By the way, the classic example for our discussion is this: Who produced and paid for the anti-Iranian propaganda film, Iranium, being promoted by Eric Cantor, Sam Brownback, Joseph Lieberman, and the usual suspects on Capitol Hill? I don’t yet have the facts, but the promotional film available on the Internet is connected to Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. The television spokesperson for the film is none other than Clair Lopez of the Iran Policy Committee and the Central Intelligence Agency. Get the picture?
Habilian Association: What is your estimation of the recent American accusation of Iran’s attempt to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to US?
Mark Dankof: I believe the accusation is absurd on its very face. As I told Press TV the other night, the nature of this alleged plot presupposes that the Supreme Leader of Iran, the Guardians Council, President Ahmadinejad, and the leadership of the Islamic Republican Guard Corps are all idiots. They clearly are not. There is no way that anyone acquainted with the intelligence and shrewdness of these Iranian leaders would buy for one minute the notion that they would commission a plot as reckless as this one, with two Iranian individuals representing the unstable profiles of the accused, and in conjunction with an unproven asset in a Mexican drug cartel (who proved to be an American DEA informant). This is straight out of the Keystone Cops.
And when we ask who might have benefited by a false-flag operation of this type pinned on Iran, the clear answer is Israel and its Neo-Conservative agents of influence in the American government angling for a wider war in the Middle East. Israel does not want any regional power in the Middle East threatening its absolute hegemony in the region, especially Iran. Simultaneously, they need an international PR diversion from their illegal activities in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and elsewhere, where the Zionist State is clearly losing catastrophically in international opinion in every known venue outside that of the United States. Even in the case of the latter, there are evidences of cracks in the canvas where the Netanyahu government is concerned. And between the ominous downturn in the American national economy, and the upcoming Presidential election in 2012 where Obama and his GOP opponents are tripping over each other to demonstrate which has the most absolute fealty to American Jewry and the Israeli Lobby’s entrenched position on the Hill, the aggregate picture suggests the identity of the leading candidates for using this so-called Saudi Envoy Assassination Plot for their own non-publicly-advertised purposes and agendas.
And now that there is a published allegation that Interpol in France has established an MEK-link and affiliation for the second terror suspect now in custody, the odor becomes even more pungent. Yesterday’s New York Times made reference to this allegation, but only in a small strip column on page A8. Where is Elizabeth Rubin on this one? Or is the Israeli scent to the trail one her bosses have told her not to follow? We shall see. Mrs. Rubin’s July 13th, 2003 essay, “The Cult of Rajavi,” taken in tandem with her story of August 13th this year on the MEK, fills in many blanks. Will she fill in the rest of them, and connect the rest of the dots for the composite portrait on the canvas? If she should do so, some sordid people will run pell mell for the exits. If she doesn’t, American Corporate/Zionist media will have failed the acid test one more time.
Habilian Association: After all these many years, you should visit in Iran again.
Mark Dankof: Time and political developments will determine whether or not God will grant me that special privilege. If I do get the chance to come, it is my intention to also visit Yerevan and some of the Christian monsteries in Armenia, maybe in conjunction with another pilgrimage to the Armenian Christian Festival of St. Thaddeus at the Church of St. Stephanos in Azerbaijan Iran. My own feelings about your country are best expressed by your 10th century poet, Ferdowsi. I understand that chiseled on his stone tomb at Tus is an inscription of his immortal words which state, “Let not this body live if there is no Iran.”
Mark Dankof’s Open Invitation to Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith in New York: Come Out of the Closet and Join Us
Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman
Director, Library and Research Center
Assistant Director, Civil Rights Division
Headquarters: The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith/New York
RE: Your anonymous Internet posts at “J-Hate” on Mark Dankof, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal State-Fullerton , Mark Glenn, Michael Collins Piper, Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), and Press TV/Iran
Dear Rabbi Tuchman:
You have been positively identified by IPS address and e-mail research/trace as the person posting materials anonymously on the Internet on all the individuals and entities mentioned above, including me, on a website entitled, “J-Hate.”
I have begun researching you on the Internet since discovering your specific interest in me. Max Blumenthal’s April 13th, 2010 essay at Mondoweiss, entitled, “Propagandistic Anti-Semitism Report Raises The Linkage Issue,” links your name to that specific effort. Blumenthal’s research and spin tells me a great deal on an initial basis, even as I continue to learn more ongoingly.
As chronicled in my previous essay, “J-Hate: Yes, Hate, but Also Cowardice,” you indicated to me via a message sent to my Word Press blog that it was your desire that I not discover your real identity. The J-Hate site also failed to publish my comments e-mailed to it, in response to the initial posts that involved my name.
Now that I am fully apprised as to your actual identity and role in all of this, I must say that I am mystified as to why you and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith in New York would feel it necessary to engage in such cowardly and clandestine activity on the World Wide Web, especially since all of the figures targeted by your efforts are amenable to cordial and public conversation and debate about your perceptions and concerns.
Personally, I find free and fair exchange of ideas in an honest forum and format to be eminently preferable to the utilization of innuendo, guilt-by-indirect-association, ad hominem attacks, and downright deliberate falsehood, especially when employed by someone of your stature who is dishonorably operating in a darkened closet (or is it a running subterranean sewer system?) in both New York and Tel Aviv.
Proper, peaceful, and lawful exercise of Constitutionally-guaranteed First Amendment rights and freedoms in the public arena among people of good will with diametrically opposed political positions used to define the United States of America as the bedrock foundation of its government, its people, and its institutions. What is happening in this country, Rabbi, as conveyed by actions like yours? Perhaps more importantly, why is it happening?
The ADL has a history too lengthy to recount here, but its fingerprints (and those of its sister organizations, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Israeli Mossad) are all over several recent publicly outlandish embarrassments that are most suggestive of where this country is headed.
The first is the public leak of the existence of the now-infamous Missouri Action Information Center (MIAC) report of several years ago, which your organization played a direct role in producing in conjunction with our Federal Homeland Security Department. As chronicled in the Americans for Legal Immigration’s (AIPAC) advisory on MIAC, the SPLC, and your ADL:
ALIPAC is issuing a national advisory to all local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies and officers, along with all DHS Fusion Centers, a warning against any reliance upon faulty and politicized research issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti Defamation League (ADL).
A national scandal emerged in Missouri, after their MIAC Fusion Center issued an eight page document which made many false claims. The documents attempted to politicize police and cast suspicion on millions of Americans. The ‘Missouri Documents’, as they came to be called, listed over 32 characteristics police should watch for as signs or links to domestic terrorists, which could threaten police officers, court officials, and infrastructure targets.
Police were instructed to look for Americans who were concerned about unemployment, taxes, illegal immigration, gangs, border security, abortion, high costs of living, gun restrictions, FEMA, the IRS, The Federal Reserve, and the North American Union/SPP/North American Community. The ‘Missouri Documents’ also said potential domestic terrorists might like gun shows, short wave radios, combat movies, movies with white male heroes, Tom Clancey Novels, and Presidential Candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin!
The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited as a research source for the ‘Missouri Documents’. Furthermore, the attempt of these documents to cast suspicion of violent and life threatening behavior on millions of Americans who are concerned about these issues is consistent with the regularly released political materials of both the SPLC and ADL.
A second and related incident crops up in the State of Kentucky, where it emerges at the Daily Paul site that Mr. Baldwin’s Constitution Party was similarly libeled as a “hate group.” Surely you are aware that the Constitution Party was founded by ex-Nixon cabinet member Howard Phillips, of Jewish background, who also serves as chairman of Washington’s Conservative Caucus. Phillips has been a Washington insider held in high personal esteem by both his friends and adversaries Inside-the-Beltway for decades. The Constitution Party’s last two Presidential nominees, Michael Peroutka of Baltimore, and Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, are an attorney-at-law and Baptist pastor respectively. Like their counterparts Howard Phillips, Pat Buchanan, and Ron Paul, no sane person could detect anything about these men in ideological persuasion or personal life, that could possibly be used to support the notion that they and their political parties and followers represent any notions of racism, bigotry, violence, or advocacy of behaviors designed to threaten the Constitutional Republic each has dedicated his life to restoring. The irresponsible characterizations and canards emanating from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith and the Southern Poverty Law Center about all of this will not stand up to even cursory inspection and examination.
And by now of course, you are also undoubtedly aware that I was the Constitution Party’s U. S. Senate candidate against Thomas Carper and the late William Roth, in 2000. Since Senator Carper is friendly to the Jewish lobby and Israeli interests up on the Hill, why not pick up the phone and ask him what he knows about me personally? Be sure to tell him what you and the ADL are up to in terms of updating your dossiers on me, along with Phillips, Peroutka, Baldwin, Buchanan, and Paul. He can advise you accordingly on what to do with me in particular, once the raucous laughter dies down in his office. . . .
Finally, the ADL’s ongoing attempts to label Pat Buchanan as an “anti-Semite” are a matter of most interesting public record available for additional closer inspection. I notice that Eric Margolis, long-time international correspondent and contributor to the Toronto Sun and other syndicated outlets, has positively reviewed Buchanan’s book on the Second World War. Is Margolis now going to be pilloried for flirtations with advocates of “extremism” and “hate” ? And what about millions of Americans and people world-wide who have concluded that Buchanan is a more than credible academic voice and historian in chronicling what has gone wrong with with the government, economy, and foreign policy of the United States? Will all of these folks become a part of the computerized data base being developed by your office in New York?
And speaking of the Toronto Sun, I have apparently been on your office’s radar screen since writing a Letter-to-the-Editor of that newspaper some years ago, in rebuttal of one Michael Coren, whose missal advocating the mass murder of Iranians via preemptive nuclear attack had been previously published there. My rejoinder was re-posted by the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.
I’m curious, Rabbi Tuchman. Are my ideas in this letter to the Toronto Sun really beyond-the-pale, or do they not only reflect the point of view of millions of Americans if the truth be both known and told, but even the concerns of people in your own camp historically, as evidenced by the Los Angeles Times’ recent essay entitled, “In Israel, Growing Intolerance,” and Jerome Slater’s 2007 missal in Tikkun, “The Need Not to Know: The American Jewish Community and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ?“
Or, conversely, are the dangerous neo-Nazi legions and denizens at the Los Angeles Times and Tikkun now joining Mark Dankof, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Howard Phillips, Mark Glenn, Mark Weber, and Paul Sheldon Foote as future targets of a covert Hasbara Project operation of discreditation on your part, and that of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith?
And for the goyim among us, there may be an additional question of clarification: When does a mere sayan become a kidon? And will the intended victims of what is developing be given the chance to purchase an additional bit of life insurance?
One thing would seem not to be in doubt upon examination of the evidence. The Old American Republic is being traded in for its replacement by an ominously repristinated Stalinism, both in domestic and foreign policy. Mark Weber’s essay at the Institute of Historical Review on the old Russian model and revolution may be applicative here.
Let’s face it. Like Old Uncle Joe’s predecessor version, we now have in the post-9/11 era in America, a proliferation of warrantless wire tapping and break-ins; accompanied by circumvention of the FISA court by several Chief Executives; and an entirely new version of American jurisprudence documented by James Bovard’s essay, “Assassin Nation,” where a Justice Department lawyer named Douglas Letter argued last November 9th in Federal Court that the President of the United States has the authority to order the extra-judicial killing of American citizens, and that no Judge has the right to be “looking over the [Obama] Administration’s shoulder” where this program is concerned.
Given this environment, what unease should be felt by law-abiding citizens of our land who express dissent from our government’s policies, including those American conservatives defamed in the MIAC report? What about the fears of decent Arab-Americans and Iranian-Americans who live in an age of burgeoning Islamophobia?
Notably, this loyal dissent by many profiled Americans left, right, and center, has involved explicit criticism of the Israeli Lobby, of which the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith is but one component, and the government of the Zionist State of Israel.
I, for one, do not support handing $10 billion a year to Israel in American taxpayers’ money, to continue enabling the latter to illegally occupy territories denied to it by international law. I don’t support the continuation of the laughable campaign finance laws in this country that have allowed some 30-odd PACs connected to the Israeli Lobby to flood the American electoral process with money guaranteed to enable a foreign power to exert its undue influence in our Congress, especially by packing its hand-picked emissaries in disproportionate numbers on Committees and Sub-Committees related to Intelligence, Foreign Policy, Homeland Security, and Appropriations (as chronicled by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs).
I especially protest Israel’s criminal attack last May on the Mavi Marmara Freedom Flotilla in international waters, and the murderous policies being pursued in Gaza which culminated in this atrocity. I do not support Israel’s resort to “targeted, extra-judicial killings” (read “assassinations”), anymore than I support these practices when used by any government on the planet, including my own. And despite recent the endorsement of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) by Rudolph Giuliani, Frances Townsend, Clare Lopez, Dr. Raymond Tanter, Tom Tancredo, and other American Neo-Conservatives with connections to Israel’s Lobby and its intelligence agencies, I continue to affirm what the record shows—that the MEK is indeed a Marxist terror organization with a long history of shed blood, and that its recent claims of responsibility for various acts of murder and mayhem in Tehran, and in the Diyala, Balochistan, and Azerbaijan provinces in Iran, reveal the less-than-hidden hand of the Israeli Mossad and American CIA in these events. Is murder truly murder, and terror truly terror, regardless of the identity of perpetrators and victims, or shall it be excused by the Israeli Lobby and its agents of influence in the American government in this situation, as it was in the Irgun’s bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946, and in the subsequent celebration of this latter criminal event by Mr. Netanyahu and Company as chronicled in the Sunday Times?
Finally, in the wake of the Jonathan Pollard and Rosen-Weissman spy cases (see ex-CIA station chief in Turkey Philip Giraldi’s new article on the latter), the Lavon Affair, the PROMIS affair, and Israel’s premeditated attack on the USS Liberty (a judgment shared by Dean Rusk, Richard Helms, and Admiral Thomas Moorer), I most certainly oppose the American government’s inexplicable, ill-advised, and little-examined policy of sub-contracting lucrative and sensitive business related to the functions of domestic and international telecommunications; Homeland and TSA-related airport security operations; legitimate American military and intelligence agency work; and essential domestic law enforcement and investigatory projects and functions at both the Federal and State level, to Israeli-owned and affiliated front groups and companies.
For reasons that should be painfully obvious by now, that includes our government’s ill-fated involvement with the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith and Southern Poverty Law Center in profiling and demonizing honest American citizens, as both your clandestine role with the JHate web site and the aforementioned MIAC report fiasco illustrate. Taken in conjunction with Mr. Giraldi’s new research on the AIPAC spy case, it is clear to many that both your organization and the latter should be defined as registered agents of a foreign regime under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and forced to comply with the spirit and the letter of its stipulations.
One additional recent public revelation that illustrates the point should be included. This involves the role of the Mossad-affiliated Institute of Terrorism Research and Response organization (with headquarters in Philadelphia and Tel Aviv) in conducting officially commissioned profiling of American citizens in the State of Pennsylvania for covert investigative purposes. The tragic-comedic results of this contractual relationship are available for all to see through Google search, including the official apology of Governor Ed Rendell for the actions of ITRR while on his State’s payroll. It is my understanding that the contract has since been canceled. But it begs the question: Is your activity at J-Hate, and ITRR’s activity in Pennsylvania, the tip of the iceberg?
I join, however, with colleague Michael Collins Piper, once the subject of an ADL spying operation, in calling for our new Republican Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman, Representative Peter King of your home state of New York, to lead an investigation in Congress of this entire insidious spider web, and for the subsequent results of his Committee’s work to be made openly available to the American people. This includes names of companies, financial figures, how specific contracts were granted to the organizations and individuals in question, and how the entire problem developed in the first place. It should make for interesting reading.
Finally, Rabbi Tuchman, I offer two (2) sincere invitations. The first is for you to be a special guest on Mark Glenn’s The Ugly Truth for sure, and perhaps on Press TV/Iran as well, to discuss many of these issues related to our respective views and concerns, in an open and fair atmosphere of civility and charity. It would be our intention to include Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party; Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal-State Fullerton; Mark Weber of the Institute of Historical Review (IHR); Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX); Patrick J. Buchanan; and Dr. Paul Craig Roberts in these on-air chats, which may well prove stimulating enough for a multiple number of shows and appearances to be scheduled and produced for the international listening and viewing audiences. I reiterate that this invitation is heartfelt and sincere. I have sent this open letter to the folks at Press TV/Iran in the hope that they might consider an invitation to you in this identical spirit.
The second invitation is issued clergyman-to-clergyman. I invite you to repent of the practice of posting questionable materials on the Internet anonymously, and to consider the condition of your own heart, and that of colleagues like Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, when it comes to automatically assigning malignant motives rooted in racial and religious bigotry and malicious hatred to those who disagree with the Zionist agenda for both America and the world, while seemingly excluding the live possibility that this may well explain many of Israel’s actions in the Middle East since the late 1940s and those of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith, both in the United States and worldwide.
Come out of the closet and join us. Let us reason together even as our disagreements are likely to remain deep and potentially unbridgeable.
Mark Dankof’ s biography for the Robert Stark Show on the Voice of Reason Broadcast Network:
Mark Dankof joins Mark Glenn as a radio voice for “The Ugly Truth.” Mr. Dankof’s most recent broadcast for that network dealt with the alleged Israeli connection to the Coptic church bombing on New Year’s in Alexandria, Egypt. His most recent op-ed is entitled, “Joseph Lieberman, MEK Murder in Iran, and the Mythology of a Righteous, Almighty America.”
Mark Dankof is occasionally seen on Press TV in Iran. He is the former 36th Legislative District Chairman of the Republican Party in King County, Seattle, and the U. S. Senate candidate in 2000 in Delaware for the Constitution Party. His web sites include Mark Dankof’s America at WordPress and Mark Dankof’s America.
Access Robert Stark’s one hour conversation with Mark Dankof on the Voice of Reason radio network here.
- Mark’s history of political activism in the conservative and patriot movements and his former talk show on RBN;
- The economic and foreign policy co-option of these movements;
- The Israeli Lobby & the push for war with Iran, and possible outcomes;
- The terrorist attack against Coptic Christians in Egypt;
- Mark’s experiences while living in Iran.
One always remembers where he or she was when first hearing about or witnessing the great pivotal turning points in history.
December 18th, 2010 is such a day. I was in an American diner on the north side of San Antonio for lunch, when the big screen TV in the restaurant telecast CNN’s “Breaking News” report that the United States Senate had voted 65-31 to remove any remaining restrictions on the inclusion of open, practicing homosexuals and lesbians in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The self-congratulatory trinity chosen to face CNN’s international audience in the post-vote Senatorial gala for the winning side were Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut), Carl Levin (D-Michigan), and Harry Reid (D-Nevada). The financial figures on Israeli PACs published by Hugh Galford and Janet McMahon of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), reveal that all three are major lackeys of the Israeli Lobby. Jews Lieberman and Levin are arguably the heaviest hitters in the U. S. Senate for the Tribe; Mr. Netanyahu; and the Mossad’s thinly disguised marriage to the American military and intelligence nexus, telecommunications giants, think-tanks, news media, publishing houses, and Wall Street and Homeland Security establishments. The monies used to elect (read hire) these men are dollars well spent. Galford and McMahon match the Israeli Lobby’s PAC expenditures with the voting records of these major denizens of Zionist Occupied Territory (ZOA), as Pat Buchanan used to term it.
Zionist zealots allegedly on the other side of the political aisle, notably rotund “Christian” Right blowhard John Hagee of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church, and AIPAC-vetted Sarah Palin [tapped by Israeli-asset William Kristol of The Weekly Standard to be John McCain's running mate], fail to notice how their good friend at Christians United for Israel (CUFI) meetings, Mr. Lieberman, has served as point man for the homosexual lobby’s greatest victory in its warfare on the older Christian culture in America since the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York in 1969.
In the last analysis however, the “Christian” Right and a Jewish-controlled and financed American Neo-Conservative movement, will overlook such contradictions with their stated belief system on culture wars in America.
The reason is as morally, theologically, and politically warped as it is transparently clear. Dispensational premillennial eschatology, trans-national multinationals and central bankers, and black-operational state intelligence agencies, are now inexorably wedded to one another in the coalescence of the components of the New World Order. The unfolding results are disastrous for both the United States and the planet.
Nowhere is this unfolding disaster more tragically apparent than in Iran, where the December 20th Newsweek cover story all but concedes the American and Israeli intelligence community’s link to the recent assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists in Tehran, and the concurrent bombings in Diyala and Chabahar provinces in that country. These recent premeditated murders, along with atrocities past in Iranian Azerbaijan, Khuzestan, and Balochistan, are all chiefly the on-site work of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), with occasional assists from the Kurdish PKK and Jundallah organizations.
That Newsweek magazine would virtually concede the link between the terrorist MEK, PKK, and Jundallah organizations on the one hand, and American/Israeli intelligence on the other, underscores the work done by Ed Blanche of The Middle East magazine, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal-State Fullerton, the Nejat Society, the Habilian Association, and yours truly. It isn’t often that Newsweek agrees with any of these sources, but access some of my past work on the MEK and compare it to their current newsstand edition.
This is no mere game being played by the American and Israeli governments. It reveals that war with Iran is already being pursued by other means. Economic sanctions, aircraft carrier task force deployments in the Persian Gulf region, the demonization of Tehran by a Jewish-dominated American media, and overt threats of preemptive strikes by the Israeli Air Force via Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman, and their Talmudic puppets in Washington, are now being followed by a thinly veiled strategy of employing the Communist oriented-MEK and other terror groups to commit unspeakable crimes within Iranian borders.
The Sydney Morning Herald recognizes the ultimate threat posed by the Iran policy of Israel and its American Neo-Conservative agents, and reportedly so do the intelligence chiefs of the Australian government. In a story entitled, “Australian Intelligence Chiefs Fear Nuclear War Between Israel and Iran“, the paper reports that:
Australian intelligence agencies fear that Israel might launch military strikes against Iran and that Tehran’s pursuit of nuclear capabilities could draw the US and Australia into a potential nuclear war in the Middle East. Australia’s top intelligence agency has also privately undercut the hardline stance towards Tehran of the United States, Israeli and Australian governments, saying that Iran’s nuclear program is intended to deter attack and that it is a mistake to regard Iran as a ”rogue state”.
America’s disastrous support for Israel’s policies in Palestine, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran have critical domestic implications as well. As ex-CIA agent Philip Giraldi and I discussed with Iranian Press TV’s Saeed Pour Reza on December 20th, the Israeli police state at home is now matched by the American version within the borders of the continental United States. I reported on this months ago in a piece entitled, “Israel’s Agenda of Control and Death in Gaza: Coming Soon to an American Neighborhood Near You.” This madness, as chronicled by James Bovard in his essay “Assassin Nation” in the current January 2010 newsstand edition of The American Conservative, now has the Justice Department arguing in Federal Court this past November 9th, that the President of the United States has the authority to order the killing of American citizens on mere suspicion of “involvement” with “terrorist organizations.” No legal indictment. No presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. No public trial with an examination of evidence. No provision of an attorney to defend the accused. Mere suspicion will suffice, thank you. “Involvement” is not specifically defined and articulated. Neither does the American government have to explain why the organization (s) in question is defined as “terrorist” in orientation.
And my essay on “Israel’s Agenda of Control and Death in Gaza,” and Mr. Giraldi’s appearance on Iranian TV yesterday, underscore what the Washington Post conveniently omitted in its major post of December 20th on the advancement of FBI domestic spying and dossier compilements on thousands of Americans not suspected of any criminal wrongdoing: Israeli intelligence and Israeli-affiliated companies are working hand-in-glove to implement these police state policies with their American counterparts within the continental United States, utilizing TSA airport security operations, Homeland Security and “Counter-Terrorism” seminars, infiltration of the American telecommunications system and the Internet, mail surveillance, and monitoring of legitimate business and banking transactions.
It gets worse. As Mr. Giraldi recently reported in The American Conservative, my colleagues, Mark Glenn and USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney, were both threatened in the past year after publishing “What I Saw That Day,” Mr. Tourney’s chronicle of Israel’s deliberate, premeditated attack on that American ship on June 8, 1967. Tourney and his wife were accosted in a restaurant while vacationing in San Diego, by a strange man who knew who they were. His remarks specifically referenced the book, and indicated that the threats on Mr. Tourney’s physical well-being had their origins halfway around the world. You may draw your own conclusions as to what government was being referred to in the gutter threats.
As for such occurrences in the lives of decent American citizens, we might ask what actions their government is taking to protect them. We might also ask why a domestic Jewish paramilitary group like Kitat Kohenut draws a free pass when it comes to the investigative concerns of the Federal investigatory machine of the United States. My essay, “Kitat Kohenut and the American Police State in Amerikka” chronicles the character of this group with information taken directly from their own published site on the World Wide Web. It is their stated desire to set up operations in every major city and greater metropolitan area of America. Does this concern the FBI and Homeland Security? Or will Kitat Kohenut be signing some State and Federal contracts to assist the Israeli-affiliated Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) in the endangerment of the lives and Constitutional rights of every person in this country?
One thing is assured. Joe Lieberman and a Zionist Occupied Territory (ZOA) called Capitol Hill won’t be providing the answers. Neither will their accessories in crime in the Executive Branch, the Neo-Conservative think tanks Inside-the-Beltway, the American intelligence community, and the American news media.
In the November 9th, 2010 oral arguments in Federal Court referenced in Mr. Bovard’s aforementioned essay, Justice Department attorney Douglas Letter asserted that no judge has authority to be “looking over the shoulder” of the Obama Administration’s targeted-killing program.
Let us however, be permitted a collective look over the shoulders of Mr. Letter, Mr. Holder, and Mr. Obama, along with those of the members of the international and domestic machinery of the American/Israeli national security police state threatening Americans, Iranians, and the very survivability of the planet itself.
Three concluding questions are begged. Are the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), Kurdish PKK, and Jundallah considered as “terrorist organizations” by the American government?
Is the Israeli government a “rogue state” and a leading perpetrator of State-Sponsored Terror?
And thirdly, what should the personal and legal fate of Americans be who are “involved” with them?
The silence is deafening.
The Washington Post and the international media inform us this week that it’s official: Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) is going to seek that state’s gubernatorial nomination as the candidate of the Constitution Party. For the record, I was the Constitution Party’s nominee in the U. S. Senate race in Delaware in 2000, opposing now-Senator Thomas Carper and the late William Roth.
TPM informs us that the Constitution Party is a paleo-conservative party in the mold of Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul, rejecting “neoconservatism and American internationalism as threats to the country’s independence and sovereignty.”
But, as usual, the media (and many of the naive faithful in the Constitution Party) misses the real story: Tom Tancredo is a tool of the Israeli Lobby, a Neo-conservative, and a warmonger for the Zionist State on the subject of launching a preemptive war against Iran.
This is not the first time that the national Constitution Party has promoted an Israeli asset at the national level in recent years. In 2008, Constitution Party founder Howard Phillips, chairman of Washington’s Conservative Caucus, was promoting Dr. Jerome Corsi of Harvard University as a prospective Presidential candidate for the fledgling conservative 3rd-Party-in-the-Electoral-Wilderness.
It takes less than 5 minutes on the Net to establish Corsi’s credentials as a Neo-conservative, Zionist asset of influence on the American Right. An inspection of Corsi’s written archives for World Net Daily, the brainchild of Netanyahu’s buddy-in-residence, Joseph Farah, tells all that is needed to know about the good Harvard doctor. His book, Atomic Iran, might as well been authored by the agitation-propaganda assets for the Israeli intelligence establishment that Philip Giraldi informs us are using Rupert Murdoch’s media chain to deliberately disseminate false stories about what is transpiring with Iran’s nuclear program. As an excellent summation of Atomic Iran, Payvand’s Iran News carries a review of Corsi’s tome that reveals the extent of its connections to America’s Mossad-linked Neo-Conservatives.
But Corsi made one mistake in 2008. He appeared on my broadcast, “Mark Dankof’s America,” for the Republic Broadcasting Network. At that time, he shared with my listeners his ongoing travels to Israel, for consultations with his “advisors in the Israeli Knesset.” It was shortly after that revelation that he withdrew his name from the Constitution Party Presidential sweepstakes. It would be the end of his brief foray into electoral politics, but not the end of the bigger story.
The new posterboy for Israeli infiltration of American Paleo-conservative parties and media outlets would appear to be Tom Tancredo. An examination of Tancredo’s published views in an interview with Right Wing News reveals what the London Financial Times depicted by photograph yesterday, in covering the ex-Congressman’s run for the Colorado governor’s mansion. He is working with the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MKO)/National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI), the Communist-cultic terror organization, in assisting American Neo-conservatives and Israel in facilitating “regime change” in Iran.
My recent work on the MKO, and my coverage of the Raymond/Constance Tanter divorce case, should tell every American Paleo-conservative in either the Constitution or Republican Party about that organization—and who it is that Tom Tancredo is working for. It isn’t America. It’s Israel and the Jewish Lobby.
Right Web joins Right Wing News in chronicling the Tancredo world view as it pertains to both the MEK, the Neo-Conservative “clash of civilizations” ideology, and support for America’s alleged War on Terror. Here is a sample:
“A cultural warrior on the international front, Tancredo is an enthusiastic supporter of the Bush administration’s war on terror, including the war in Iraq. Tancredo, who is a consistent supporter of the Pentagon and U.S. defense industries, has become a leading spokesperson in the House for an Iran regime change strategy in which the People’s Freedom Fighters (MEK) would be the vanguard organization supported by the United States.
“Describing himself as a ‘devotee’ of Samuel Huntington and the thesis of his Clash of Civilizations treatise, Tancredo, like many on the right-from social conservatives to neoconservatives-bases his restrictionism less on economic reasons than on cultural and racial ones. ‘The threat to the United States comes from two things: the act of immigration combined with the cult of multiculturalism,’ argues Tancredo. ‘We will never be able to win in the clash of civilizations if we don’t know who we are. If Western civilization succumbs to the siren song of multiculturalism, I believe we are finished.’
“Concerning the war on terrorism, Tancredo stated: ‘I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours. Radical Islam has been the foe of Christiandom for centuries. The most serious foe of Christiandom. The battle ebbs and flows, peaks and becomes less intense, but it has been going on for centuries. We have never really been bothered by it, because the world was a place in which you could not really attack the United States physically. There were oceans separating us and if you did come, what were you going to come with? A gun, a rock, an arrow? But today it has all changed; it has taken on a different dimension.’
“‘This combination, massive immigration and radical multiculturalism,’ warned Tancredo, ‘is a prescription for our own demise.’
“Violent Regime Change in Iran by Freedom Fighters Tancredo advocates U.S. support for the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), a cult-like group that is cultivating a broad base of support among Iranian expatriates around the world. Mujahedin e-Khalq means ‘people’s freedom fighters.’ MEK affiliates are the Iraq-based National Liberation Army of Iran and the National Council of Resistance in Iran. MEK calls itself the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The public face of the MEK is Maryam Rajavi, who has been designated by the MEK as the president-elect of Iran’s government in exile.
“Although identified as a terrorist organization by the State Department and accused of a pattern of human rights abuses, Tancredo says ‘We should be aiding them, instead of restricting their activities. We can use the MEK, they are in fact warriors. Where we need to use that kind of force, we can use them.’
“Together with Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Tancredo in 2005 formed the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus.
“On April 6, 2005 the caucus convened a briefing on Capitol Hill organized by the Iran Policy Committee, the most prominent policy institute dedicated to advancing a U.S. government-supported regime change strategy that relies on the MEK as the main instrument of a violent revolution. At that briefing, Tancredo called for the Bush administration to remove MEK from the list of terrorist organizations. According to Tancredo, MEK was designated not because it was involved in terrorist activities, but because the Clinton administration sought to curry favor with the Iranian regime.
“Tancredo describes Maryam Rejavi as ‘very charismatic, she believes in women’s rights, she believes in democracy in Iran . I do support their efforts. I understand that the United States characterizes them as a terrorist organization, but what you have to understand is that they were identified as such only after the Clinton administration agreed to mollify the regime in Iran. They wanted to reach some kind of detente with Iran, with the mullahs. The mullahs had only one demand, and that was that we put the Mujahedin-e Khalq on the terrorist list and so it was done for political reasons, not because they posed any threat to the United States.’
“On May 10, 2005 Tancredo organized another Capitol Hill briefing through the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus that featured a variety of witnesses who spoke favorably of the MEK, including at least two U.S. military officials who had worked with the MEK in Iraq. On May 18, 2005 Tancredo took his support of MEK to the House floor when he asked that excerpts of the briefing be included in the congressional record. In his statement, Tancredo said that 65 political groups in Iraq had organized a petition signed by 2.8 million Iraqis that criticized Iran-sponsored ‘Islamic fundamentalism’s stealthy domination’ of Iraq and strongly supported the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran. Tancredo called the organization the ‘main Iranian opposition group.’ Describing the petition, Tancredo said its supporters demanded that ‘the PMOI should be recognized in Iraq as a “legitimate political movement”’-which is also one of the demands of the Iran Policy Committee.
“Tancredo and Filner, the co-chairs of the Iran caucus, offered their support to a pro-MEK rally in Washington on January 19, 2006. In a letter to the rally organizers, the Council for Democratic Change in Iran, the co-chairs of the House caucus, said, ‘We believe a possible alternative to the current government can be achieved through supporting the people of Iran and the Iranian resistance . We extend our solidarity to you and to the Iranian people and their defiance against tyranny.’
“The pro-MEK rally was endorsed by two U.S. Senators: Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and by four individual congressional representatives: Christopher Shays (R-CT), Ed Towns (D-NY), Bob Filner (D-CA), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).
“By publicly supporting the MEK and the Iran Policy Committee, Tancredo has positioned himself with the most radical wing in the intensifying debate about how the U.S. government should pursue an Iran ‘regime change’ strategy. All sides that favor such a strategy agree that the U.S. government should be working more closely with Iranian dissidents both inside and outside Iran.
“Tancredo continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of the U.S. war in Iraq. In a section on his official website on Iraq, Tancredo says: ‘The United States did not invade Iraq to conquer it, but rather to set it free. The United States does not stand to gain territory, oil, or any other spoils of war. We all should be proud of that sacrifice.’
“Concerning the war on terrorism, Tancredo states: ‘Ultimately, I believe that the leadership of President Bush and the determination of the American people will result in the needed investments in technology, people, and weapons systems to combat, deter, and respond to future acts of brutality and terror by our enemies.’”
So much for a political party that rejects “neoconservatism and American interventionism” and nominates Tom Tancredo. You can consign the Constitution Party to the ashheap of history, along with an Israeli-infiltrated Tea Party movement. As I pointed out in my past essay, “Controlled Opposition: The Tea Party Turds and the House of Rothschild’s Coming War with Iran,” the ongoing demonization of Iran and ad hominem attacks on Islam, are always accompanied by a complete ignorance of the history of the relationship between the Jewish Lobby and Israel on the one hand, and their malignant influence on America on the other. When the Tea Party’s well-publicized Nashville conference featured Neo-Conservative after Neo-Conservative, leading up to the grand finale of Sarah Palin’s gracing of the stage, I suggested the following:
“Try this one on for size. What would have transpired in Nashville if someone with access to podium as a scheduled speaker had said something on the order of the following?
“‘Ladies and gentlemen, why is the domestic and foreign policy of the modern American conservative movement and the Republican party being defined by a view of Biblical prophecy unheard of until the 19th century, and largely promoted worldwide by the House of Rothschild’s distribution of the Scofield Reference Bible through its Oxford University Press? Why are we in an alliance with a nation that has repeatedly committed crimes against the United States, including the Lavon Affair, Mossad involvement in the Kennedy assassination, the premeditated attack on the USS Liberty in June of 1967, the Pollard spy case, participation with Communist China in the theft of American nuclear secrets at Los Alamos through the PROMIS affair, and the more recent Ben Ami Kadish and AIPAC/Rosen/Weissman spy cases?
“‘Why are we in an alliance as American conservatives with a domestic Jewish lobby which has militantly supported and financed the radical feminist, abortion, and homosexual lobbies most of us are sworn to oppose?
” ‘Why are we, as a pro-life movement, committed to policies of genocide against the Palestinians and the advocacy of the mass murder of Iranians, at the behest of an “ally’’which is the chief nuclear, biological, and chemical military power in the Middle East, and a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signed, however, by Iran?
“‘And why, pray tell, are people here today in Nashville, talking about recovering American domestic liberty, in the context of ongoing obeisance to the chief players in a central banking cabal which has handed to us the direct federal income tax, the Federal Reserve Board, $13 trillion in national debt, and every globalist trade treaty that has destroyed American sovereignty and the manufacturing sector of our economy? Is Bernard Madoff going to show up next year as a Tea Party keynote speaker?
“‘And are Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, William Kristol, Mary Parker Lewis, Alan Keyes, Lou and Phillip Sheldon, Connie Hair, Judson Phillips, Mark Skoda, and Andrew Breitbart concerned that Israeli intelligence is promoting agitation-propaganda through the Rupert Murdoch News Corp chain designed to begin a Third World War?
“‘Frankly, ladies and gentlemen, there is only one word to describe these activities on the part of those who claim to speak for America, its Constitution, and its people, but who have been bought off by what I have just described. That word is treason.’
” Nashville clearly would have exploded. It should have. And the longer America First patriots delay the exposure of the Trojan Horse within the gates that should have transpired in Tennessee, the greater likelihood of the destruction of the Republic at the hands of the House of Rothschild, and the envelopment of the planet in the flames of a Third World War, courtesy of the Neo-Conservative dream of a ‘Clash of Civilizations.’“
To the list of agents of the House of Rothschild, you may add the name of Tom Tancredo.
And for the real history of the Mujahideen-e-Khalq and its affiliates, real American conservatives and patriots are invited to listen to my past broadcast with Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote on the subject. Dr. Foote is a Ron Paul Republican, ex-U. S. Army veteran in Vietnam, and past denizen of the American Embassy in Tehran decades ago. He is presently a professor at Cal State Fullerton. When accessing the interview on the Habilian Association web site in Iran, peruse the rest of the site, along with the web page of the Nejat Society.
You’ll learn what Tom Tancredo isn’t telling you. And who he’s working for. And who continues to deceive you.
And why they hate us. It isn’t because of our “freedoms.”
Mark Glenn is returning from sabbatical leave to resume his radio shows with me on The Ugly Truth. We will be talking about the Israeli-sponsored infiltration of the American Right, and the MEK, in future shows. Stay tuned real soon.
Mark Dankof to Christian Science Monitor: The Republic Broadcasting Network and Fringe Right Extremism
Letter to the Editor
Christian Science Monitor
Dear Sir (s):
As a Lutheran pastor and ex-host of “Mark Dankof’s America” on the Republic Broadcasting Network, I wish to respond to your recent articles by Patrik Jonsson, entitled “Guardians of the free Republics Tied to Texas Radio Station,” and “Guardians of the free Republics: Could Threats Spark Violence?”
It is clear that Sam Kennedy of the “Take No Prisoners” show on the Republic Broadcasting Network, was clearly irresponsible in his reported actions taken in conjunction with the Guardians organization, apparently inextricably linked to the “sovereign citizens” ideology. Much like its first cousin, the so-called Christian Identity movement, such groupings simply serve to discredit a larger American populist movement that has many legitimate grievances, and an equal number of intellectually respectable adherents.
During my tenure with the Republic Broadcasting Network, a number of people in this latter category were guests on my show. These people include Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review; Dr. Ron Larsen of Liberty Calling in Austin, whose possession of a Ph. D. in physics from Cornell University made him uniquely qualified to address issues related to the government’s official version of the events surrounding September 11, 2001; Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, assistant secretary to the Treasury under President Reagan; Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal State Fullerton University, an expert on the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (Mek/MKO); and Dr. David Duke, presently teaching history in the Ukraine. Allowing these individuals to speak directly to my audience for themselves, and to be unfiltered by the lenses of American corporate media’s interpretation of their public personas and positions, was an invaluable exercise I do not apologize for.
I had a much larger grouping of guests as well, including the ex-CIA station chief in Turkey, Philip Giraldi, now a Middle East consultant for Pat Buchanan’s The American Conservative; Ray McGovern of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and preparer of National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) for the President of the United States; Dr. Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine; Dilip Hiro, author of The Iranian Labyrinth and The Essential Middle East, and Middle East consultant for the BBC and The Economist; world renowed military historian Barrett Tillman, author of LeMay for the Palgrave Great Generals Series; and Ms. Jennifer Lowenstein, Middle East peace activist with academic connections at both the University of Wisconsin and Oxford University in England. One presumes Mr. Giraldi may agree with some of my views; it is a safe bet that these other guests sharply deviate from my ideas in many areas of public policy. Yet they have all been on my broadcast, much to the edification of my listeners.
There is one other item of note that I hope you will not edit from my letter to your fine publication: the clear benefit derived by the Southern Poverty Law Center and its sister organization, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith (ADL), from the demonstrated irresponsibility of the Republic Broadcasting Network in providing an assist to Mr. Kennedy and the loon mentality of the “sovereign citizens” movement, in distributing the recent letter to American governors around the country, including Governor Rick Perry here in Texas. This letter is a moral, political, and intellectual embarrassment to the respectable American populist and anti-neo-conservative Right, and should be repudiated unequivocally and without ambiguity.
How does this faux pas benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith? In one obvious way–it assists these far-left organizations, working in conjunction with misguided elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security, in demonizing law-abiding and faithful Americans who in fact, are tired of the disproportionate influence of the Israel lobby in formulating our nation’s foreign policy and unduly influencing corporate news media in the United States; who see the over-extended character of the American military posture abroad, including our present quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a long-term threat to both true American national security interests, and economic stability at home; who do not support the preemptive utilization of American and Israeli military force against Iran; who view the draconian expansion of federal budgets, debt, and foreign borrowing as a sword pointed at the throat of our Republic; who have watched globalist trade treaties facilitate the exportation of the previously formidable American manufacturing economic sector overseas; who understand with increasing alarm, the dangerous implications of warrantless NSA spying and other post 9-11 programs of federal intelligence and surveillance operations left unchecked by the Constitution, the Congress, and the FISA court; and who want the worse excesses of the Federal Reserve Board and the central banking system eliminated, and its perpetrators held accountable.
John Stadtmiller of the Republic Broadcasting Network, and Sam Kennedy of the “Take No Prisoners” radio show, have handed these enemies of our movement, a serious propaganda coup in the national public embarrassment generated by the events of recent days. Such situations that have occurred from time to time at that Network contributed to my own decision to vacate the premises, along with colleagues Mark Glenn and Phil Tourney of The Liberty Hour, who like me can only breathe a sigh of relief at the wisdom of our voluntary disaffiliation for other confines.
The Rev. Mark E. Dankof
Mark Dankof’s America
San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote on the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (Mek/MKO): Mark Dankof’s America on RBN Radio, October 18th
Dr. Foote’s sites include http://groups.yahoo.com/group/traitorsusa, http://360.yahoo.com/paulsheldonfoote, http://www.youtube.com/paulsheldonfoote , and http://business.fullerton.edu/accounting/pfoote.
A current Iranian web site which discusses the Muhahedin-e-Khalq is that of the Habilian Association at http://www.habilian.com.
Mark Dankof’s own article on the MeK may be accessed at http://mark1marti2.wordpress.com/2009/07/31/the-mujahedin-e-khalq-the-peril-of-paradox-in-american-middle-east-policy. It is entitled, “The Mujahedin-e-Khalq: The Peril of Paradox in American Middle East Policy.”
The Mujahedin-e-Khalq: The Peril of Paradox in American Middle East Policy
by Mark Dankof
One thing is abundantly clear about American policy in the Middle East–it is based on a series of paradoxical, internally contradictory goals and alliances which typically end in tragic results for friend and foe alike.
Nowhere is this conundrum clearer than in the present U. S. quandary over the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), or People’s Holy Warriors, as chronicled by Ed Blanche, Beirut correspondent for The Middle East, in that publication’s June 2009 issue.
As Blanche capably summarizes what is known of the MEK, the organization was formed in Iran in 1965 by leftist students, subsequently adopting a “bizarre ideology that embraced both Islam and Marxism.” The ideology soon became linked to urban revolutionary guerrilla violence. In the final years of Pahlavi Iran, the MEK conducted a series of attacks and assassinations on American military and diplomatic personnel, as it sought the overthrow of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
The MEK joined forces with Khomeini’s revolutionaries in this ultimately successful effort, only to be expelled by the IRI regime itself in Tehran once its usefulness had expired after the Shah’s departure. The MEK began to conduct guerrilla operations against the Mullahs as they had against the monarchy previously, with considerable success. But the Mullahs applied a level of retaliatory force the “Islamic-Marxists” could not endure. They fled to France, and later joined forces with Saddam Hussein against Iran in the 1980-1988 war between the Gulf rivals.
The shifting paradoxes would continue, as the MEK established a headquarters at Camp Ashraf in Iraq, largely under American and Israeli protection. The one-time adversaries of both Persian monarchy and its American military and intelligence allies, had now become a tool of the United States and the Europeans against the Islamic theocratic regime they helped to usher in 3 decades ago.
And the ultimate paradoxes are these: First, Mr. Bush’s Operation Iraqi Freedom has resulted in the installation of a central government in Baghdad largely sympathetic to the IRI regime in Tehran, and with identical animosity to the MEK’s presence within its borders. Second, while Ed Blanche notes that it “was the MEK that disclosed the existence of Iran’s nuclear program in August 2002, stunning the U. S. intelligence and military establishments,” he fails to note credible information provided by Barry O’Connell and IPS’s Gareth Porter that the MEK’s role in “disclosing the existence of Iran’s nuclear program,” has been to serve as a clandestine conduit of information on the subject supplied by the Israeli intelligence community. Hello, Mossad, meet your new allies in the “Islamic-Marxist” network worldwide.
There you have it. The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), or People’s Holy Warriors, is an “Islamic-Marxist” terror organization, which assisted in implementing the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979; was subsequently involved in guerrilla warfare operations against the very Iranian Mullahs they helped to bring to power; fought on the side of Saddam Hussein for 8 years in the Iran-Iraq war between 1980-1988; and now, according to Barry O’Connell and Gareth Porter, is working with Jewish neo-conservatives and Israeli intelligence in planting false “intelligence” on Iran’s nuclear program with the American National Security State and Western news media, itching for a confrontation between Tehran and Tel Aviv—even as it now possesses an adversarial role with the very regime in Baghdad installed by Mr. Bush’s War. Confused?
You should be. The global international establishment can’t figure out what its position on the MEK is supposed to be, either. Hence, according to Blanche, Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate is trying to find the organization a new place to live; the U. S. State Department continues to maintain a place for the MEK on its terrorism blacklist, as does the European Union; American and Jewish neo-conservatives in the defense and intelligence communities of the United States advocate an alliance with the MEK against Tehran; even as Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled in May of 2008 that the MEK “should not be deemed a terrorist organization.”
Oh, yes. One other thing. Even as Israeli intelligence and the Pentagon pursue an anti-Tehran alliance with the MEK, Tehran, according to Blanche, offered the United States in December of 2003 several senior Al Qaeda operatives in exchange for MEK commanders under U. S. control at Camp Ashraf. The U. S. could have had Saif Al Adel and Mahfouz Ould Walid (Abu Hafs the Mauritanian), even as it avenged the deaths of murdered American personnel from the days of Pahlavi Iran in the 1970s.
Why was there no deal?
Better ask the Mossad, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Kenneth R. Timmerman, and the Project for the New American Century crowd.
Isn’t paradox wonderful?