by Tony Cartalucci
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.
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:
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:
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":
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:
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.