by Tony Cartalucci
18 October 2014

from NEO Website
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the U.S. created terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called "Islamic State." It is documented fact.

 

The current conflict in the Middle East may appear to be a chaotic conflagration beyond the control of the United States and its many eager allies, but in reality it is the intentional, engineered creation of regional fronts in a war against Iran and its powerful arc of influence.

 

It is not Western policy that indirectly spurs the creation and perpetuation of terrorist organizations, but in fact, direct, intentional, unmistakable support.

 

This support would manifest itself in perhaps the most overt and bizarre declaration of allegiance to terrorism to date, U.S. Army General Hugh Shelton on stage before terrorists of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) and their Wahabist counterparts fighting in Syria, hysterically pledging American material, political, and strategic backing.

 

MEK was listed for years by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization, but has received funding, arms, and safe haven by the United States for almost as long.

 

General Hughís speech titled, "Making Iranian mullahs fear, the MEK, come true" (below video: 0:00:33), was most likely never meant to be seen or fully understood by Americans. In titled alone, it is clear that U.S. foreign policy intends to use the tool of terrorism to exact concessions from Tehran.

 

If the true nature of Americaís support for terrorist organizations like MEK were more widely known, the current narrative driving U.S. intervention in Iraq and Syria would crumble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEK Has Killed U.S. Servicemen, Contractors, and Iranian Civilians For Decades

 

MEK has carried out decades of brutal terrorist attacks, assassinations, and espionage against the Iranian government and its people, as well as targeting Americans including,

Admissions to the deaths of the Rockwell International employees can be found within a report written by former U.S. State Department and Department of Defense official Lincoln Bloomfield Jr. on behalf of the lobbying firm Akin Gump in an attempt to dismiss concerns over MEKís violent past and how it connects to its current campaign of armed terror - a testament to the depths of depravity from which Washington and London lobbyists operate.

 

To this day MEK terrorists have been carrying out attacks inside of Iran killing political opponents, attacking civilian targets, as well as carrying out the U.S.-Israeli program of targeting and assassinating Iranian scientists.

 

MEK terrorists are also suspected of handling patsies in recent false flag operations, carried out in India, Georgia, and Thailand, which have been ham-handedly blamed on the Iranian government by the United States and Israel.

 

MEK is described by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh as a "cult-like organization" with "totalitarian tendencies."

 

While Takeyh fails to expand on what he meant by "cult-like" and "totalitarian," an interview with U.S. State Department-run Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty reported that a MEK Camp Ashraf escapee claimed the terrorist organization bans marriage, using radios, the Internet, and holds many members against their will with the threat of death if ever they are caught attempting to escape.

 

 

 

 

U.S. Has Been Eagerly Supporting MEK Terrorists For Years

 

 

 

 

Besides providing MEK terrorists with now two former U.S. military bases in Iraq as safe havens, the U.S. has conspired to arm, fund, and back MEK for years in a proxy war against Iran.

 

Covert support for the U.S.-listed terrorist group Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) has been ongoing since at least 2008 under the Bush administration, when Seymour Hershís 2008 New Yorker article "Preparing the Battlefield," reported that not only had MEK been considered for their role as a possible proxy, but that the U.S. had already begun arming and financing them to wage war inside Iran:

The M.E.K. has been on the State Departmentís terrorist list for more than a decade, yet in recent years the group has received arms and intelligence, directly or indirectly, from the United States.

 

Some of the newly authorized covert funds, the Pentagon consultant told me, may well end up in M.E.K. coffers.

"The new task force will work with the M.E.K. The Administration is desperate for results."

He added,

"The M.E.K. has no C.P.A. auditing the books, and its leaders are thought to have been lining their pockets for years.

 

If people only knew what the M.E.K. is getting, and how much is going to its bank accounts - and yet it is almost useless for the purposes the Administration intends.

More recently, the British Daily Mail published a stunning admission by "U.S. officials" that Israel is currently funding, training, arming, and working directly with MEK.

 

The Daily Mail article states:

Seymore Hersh in an NPR interview, also claims that select MEK members have already received training in the U.S.

 

U.S. officials confirmed today that Israel has been funding and training Iranian dissidents to assassinate nuclear scientists involved in Iranís nuclear program. Washington insiders confirmed there is a close relationship between Mossad and MEK.

In 2009, an extensive conspiracy was formulated within U.S. policy think-tank Brookings Institutionís 2009 "Which Path to Persia?" report, proposing to fully arm, train, and back MEK as it waged a campaign of armed terror against the Iranian people.

 

In their report, they openly conspire to use what is an admitted terrorist organization as a "U.S. proxy":

"Perhaps the most prominent (and certainly the most controversial) opposition group that has attracted attention as a potential U.S. proxy is the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), the political movement established by the MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq).

 

Critics believe the group to be undemocratic and unpopular, and indeed anti-American.

In contrast, the groupís champions contend that the movementís long-standing opposition to the Iranian regime and record of successful attacks on and intelligence-gathering operations against the regime make it worthy of U.S. support. They also argue that the group is no longer anti-American and question the merit of earlier accusations.

 

Raymond Tanter, one of the groupís supporters in the United States, contends that the MEK and the NCRI are allies for regime change in Tehran and also act as a useful proxy for gathering intelligence.

 

The MEKís greatest intelligence coup was the provision of intelligence in 2002 that led to the discovery of a secret site in Iran for enriching uranium.

Despite its defendersí claims, the MEK remains on the U.S. government list of foreign terrorist organizations. In the 1970s, the group killed three U.S. officers and three civilian contractors in Iran. During the 1979-1980 hostage crisis, the group praised the decision to take America hostages and Elaine Sciolino reported that while group leaders publicly condemned the 9/11 attacks, within the group celebrations were widespread.

Undeniably, the group has conducted terrorist attacks - often excused by the MEKís advocates because they are directed against the Iranian government.

 

For example, in 1981, the group bombed the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party, which was then the clerical leadershipís main political organization, killing an estimated 70 senior officials. More recently, the group has claimed credit for over a dozen mortar attacks, assassinations, and other assaults on Iranian civilian and military targets between 1998 and 2001.

 

At the very least, to work more closely with the group (at least in an overt manner), Washington would need to remove it from the list of foreign terrorist organizations."

Besides U.S. Army General Hugh Shelton, other prominent U.S. politicians to literally stand before crowds of baying MEK terrorists and their supporters include:

  • former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani

  • Howard Dean

  • Tom Ridge

  • John Lewis

  • Ed Rendell

  • former ambassador John Bolton

  • former FBI Director Louis Freeh

  • retired General Wesley Clark

  • Lee Hamilton

  • former U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Jones

  • Alan Dershowitz

U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi would also stand in front of MEK terrorists to deliver to them an Iranian New Year "greeting."

 

 

 

 

Blind Lust for Global Hegemony is Leading America Over a Cliff 

 

What it says about American foreign policy, to trick U.S. servicemen and women into dying in far off lands to "fight terrorism" when U.S. politicians in the highest positions of power openly pledge support to terrorism - using it as a battering ram against its enemies abroad, and failing to topple them by proxy, using their own terrorist hordes as a pretext for direct military intervention to do so - is that such policy is underpinned by nothing more than blind lust for power, wealth, and influence in senseless pursuit of global hegemony.

 

There is no guiding principles of peace, stability, democracy, freedom, or any confining principles of humanity that prohibit U.S. foreign policy from exercising the most abhorrent practices in order to achieve its goals.

 

Failure to identify these interests blindly chasing hegemony at the cost of global peace and prosperity leads not only America over a cliff into a ravine of madness, but the entire world as well.

 

That a U.S. general can stand before terrorists even as the U.S. bombs two nations in the name of fighting terrorism, is but a glimpse into this madness.

 

For America and the Western aligned nations and interests caught in its orbit, there is no future. Chasing hegemony for the sake of hegemony alone leaves no room for actual progress.

 

When anything and everything obstructing the path to hegemony is seen as an "enemy" to be destroyed by any means necessary, that includes setting aside resources and attention to solving some of the most pressing issues of our time - health care, infrastructure, education, better jobs, peace, and prosperity.

 

All of these are seen as obstacles toward hegemony, and the very same interests standing before MEK terrorists pledging Americaís resources to their campaign of terrorism against Iran, are the same interests calling for and implementing austerity upon the American people to continuously fuel its foreign adventures.