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Joe Lieberman, MEK Murder in Iran, and the Mythology of a Righteous Almighty America

    

Mark Dankof in University of Texas/Austin colors on a frigid day in northern Idaho. November, 2010.

 

     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.

Mark Dankof firing the Colt AR-15 in Northern Idaho in November of 2010.

     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.

Poster Boy and Girl for the American Two-Party Love Affair with the Zionist State and the New World Order: Joseph Lieberman and Sarah Palin

     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. 

Pals of the Mossad and the CIA: The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK)'s recent murder of an Iranian Scientist. Do Lieberman and Palin Consider This as Terrorism?

     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.

Mossad in Amerikka: The Police State Coming to an American Neighborhood or Airport Near You

     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?

The Marxist Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK): A Long Track Record of Spilling Innocent Blood. And now the Friend of the Israeli Mossad and American Neo-Conservatives

 

     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.

 

Bomb Blasts in Iran and The Raymond/Constance Tanter DC Divorce Case: Is the MEK/MKO/PMOI/NCRI a Terrorist Outfit?

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Mark Dankof: The MEK/MKO/PMOI terror organization. Does it have the fingerprints of the CIA, Mossad, and MI6?

     My radio partner, Mark Glenn, sent me the Agency France Presse (AFP) release today containing the tragic-comedic news that a Washington, D. C.-based 3 judge panel on the U. S. Appeals Court has declared that the U. S. State Department “failed to accord the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran [PMOI]/Mujahideen-e-Khalq [MEK/MKO] the due process protections” necessary for the latter to appeal its classification as a terrorist organization.

     The 3 judge panel has apparently not been let in on the history of the MEK/MKO/PMOI in killing Americans working in Pahlavi Iran a generation ago.  The preferred method of assassination was to block off an unsuspecting American defense contractor or Embassy official in Tehran vehicular traffic, and then to spray the car with automatic weapons fire.  What were the “due process protections” accorded people like American Air Force Colonel Jack Turner of Dayton, Ohio, just one of the victims of the MEK/MKO/PMOI?

    My past article on the MEK/MKO/PMOI will serve as an initiation for the uninitiated.  So will Ed Blanche’s research on this organization for The Middle East magazine, in June of 2009.

     In my past op-ed on the MEK/MKO/PMOI, I noted the following:

     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?  . . .

     Apparently, the 3 judge panel on the U. S. Court of Appeals in Washington also failed to consult the web sites of the Habilian Association , the Nejat Society , and Survivors’ Report.orgTurn off the Israeli propaganda beamed on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, and see the reports on these web sites.  One will learn that the MEK/MKO/PMOI has killed approximately 16,000 in Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, along with many other things concealed from the American public by a Zionist-controlled media and national security establishment.

     For this trio of black-robed boobs on the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Nation’s Capital (along with the rest of us), two recent developments bear closer watching in the days ahead.  The first is Chris Floyd’s post on the Jundallah-sponsored suicide bombing in Zahedan, Iran this past week, which is especially suggestive.  Not one American in 100 could tell you that Jundallah has a reported working relationship with both United States and Israeli intelligence.  What are the implications of this link, and Jundallah’s criminal activities in Iran?  Are the CIA and Mossad brokering murder and terror in that country?

     Floyd, excellent as his writing and research are, missed one essential fact in this week’s analysis, a fact brought to international attention by Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal State Fullerton in a radio conversation with yours truly

     Foote, a Ron Paul Republican, American Army veteran in Vietnam, and past denizen of the American Embassy in Tehran in olden days, tells us in that conversation that Jundallah has a working relationship with the MEK/MKO/PMOI in criminal acts of terror taking place in Iran with the full connivance of the United States government and Israel.

     What in the world is going on here?  Are we forced to conclude that terror and murder are only defined as such when perpetrated by adversaries of the American and Israeli governments, but rationalized as “freedom fighting” when accomplished by our “allies?”  Do once-governing concepts of international law and civilized conduct not apply to the Central Intelligence Agency and Mossad?  And is there a relationship between the American government’s ongoing support for Israel’s lawless, immoral conduct in Iran, Gaza, and Palestine, and the disappearance of a Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch committed to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution at home?

     Thomas Jefferson and James Madison understood that an American government mired in constant foreign interventionism and militarism abroad, was a threat to the liberties and happiness of its own citizens. What would they have said about the United States government’s service to the Israeli Lobby, and the linkage to the criminals in organizations like the MEK/MKO/PMOI/NCRI?

     Development number two involves a divorce case currently being litigated in Washington, D. C., involving Georgetown University professor Raymond Tanter and his estranged wife, Constance.

Dr. Raymond Tanter: The Intersection of Georgetown University, the MEK/MKO/PMOI/NCRI, and the Israeli-influenced WINEP

     Tanter’s profile at Right Web makes for interesting reading.  The biography of the professor states that:

     Raymond Tanter is an adjunct scholar at the pro-IsraelWashington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a visiting professor at Georgetown University, and founder of the Iran Policy Committee (IPC), which was established in January 2005 to promote regime-change strategies in Iran. Tanter’s experience also includes serving on the National Security Council during the first Ronald Reagan administration and as a Pentagon arms control advisor.

Alban Towers in Washington: DC Headquarters of The Iran Policy Committee

     Tanter has been a key advocate for U.S. support of the People’s Mujahedin Organization (MEK), which has been on the State Department’s list of international terrorist organizations since 1997, after it assassinated six U.S. citizens involved in selling weapons to the Shah. Shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Tanter vociferously pushed this argument, claiming that supporting the MEK could replace a U.S. invasion of Iran. He said, “I think that regime change ought to be the policy of the Bush administration. But regime change doesn’t mean that you need the 4th Infantry Division to come in from the north and meet up in the south with the 3rd Infantry Division coming in from the south and the Marines coming in from the West. That is, Iran is not Iraq.” Instead, said Tanter, the United States could support the Iraq-based MEK so that it could launch a cross-border insurgency against Iranian targets.

     Tanter revived these arguments in a February 2010 IPC press release, claiming the “regime crackdown after the June elections has fomented a new cohesion among dissidents,” including the MEK and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which is also considered a terrorist group. Said Tanter, “Designation of the NCRI and MEK as foreign terrorist organizations acts an obstacle to building a coalition of dissidents. The irony, however, is that members of the MEK are paying a disproportionate price by being singled out for hangings among the thousands of individuals arrested since June.”

     Both NCRI and the MEK also figured prominently during a 2005 IPC National Press Club briefing. Tanter said: “One military option is the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, which may have the capability to destroy hardened deeply-buried targets. That is, bunker-busting bombs could destroy tunnels and other underground facilities. But the Pentagon’s 2001 Nuclear Posture Review states that over 70 countries employ underground facilities for military purposes, while the United States lacks sufficient means to destroy these facilities. In addition, the Non-Proliferation Treaty bans use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states, such as Iran. Such a prohibition might not apply as much to Israel. In this respect, the United States has sold Israel bunker-busting bombs, which keeps the military option on the table. . . .

     “Empowerment requires working with Iranian opposition groups in general and with the main opposition in particular. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) are not only the best source for intelligence on Iran’s potential violations of the nonproliferation regime. The NCRI and MEK are also a possible ally of the West in bringing about regime change in Tehran. . . .

     “The international community should realize that there is only one group to which the regime pays attention and fears: the Mujahedeen-e Khalq and the political coalition of which the MEK is a part, the National Council of Resistance of Iran. By delisting the NCRI and MEK from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations listing maintained by the Department of State, it would allow regime change to be on the table in Tehran. With regime change in the open, Tehran would have to face a choice about whether to slow down in its drive to acquire nuclear weapons or not.  . . .”

     Into this labyrinth maze of American think-tanks, neo-conservatives, the Israeli lobby, an impending Third World War, and the MEK/MKO/PMOI/NCRI, steps one Mrs. Constance Tanter.

Constance Tanter: Targeted by Raymond Tanter and the MEK/MKO/PMOI in divorce settlement proceedings?

     Mrs. Tanter publicly alleges in Washington, D. C.-based Divorce Court proceedings, and to many journalistic contacts, that Raymond Tanter utilized agents of the MEK/MKO/PMOI to terrorize her into signing a capitulationist divorce settlement in Paris, France, home to MEK/MKO/PMOI leaders-in-exile Masoud and Miryam Rajavi. She also alleges that Tanter directly, or indirectly, threatened her with “elimination.”

     These allegations will presumably be examined by the Court.  While ushering at Washington’s National Cathedral recently,  Mrs. Tanner claims that amidst the throngs of hundreds there, she was approached by a Middle Eastern man, who handed her a napkin.  Her story to Paul Sheldon Foote, a bishop at the Cathedral, and yours truly, is that the napkin contained a simple message:  Drop it, or die.

Alleged Napkin of Greeting for Constance Tanter at Washington Cathedral: Drop It or Die

     Are the allegations in this divorce case anger-driven fiction straight out of a Hollywood script for an Edward Woodward episode of The Equalizer?  Or are they a terrifying microcosm of a cosmic tragedy playing itself out in a clandestine battle of governments, intelligence agencies, hoodlums, and terrorists?

     One thing is not in doubt.  Netanyahu’s globally public utterances, along with those of the Israeli lobby and American neo-conservative stooges like John McCain and Joseph Lieberman, underscore that war with Iran and the mass murder of Iranians, is the desired outcome for these constituencies, no matter how many thousands of innocents are killed or how far afield of true American national security interests this Zionist-driven madness really is.

     You heard it all first from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. 

     And as for Constance Tanter, she plans on telling her story to Mark Glenn and Mark Dankof in a future broadcast of The Ugly Truth.  Stay tuned.

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?