Assassinations Supporting MEK Sanctions – US obeys no laws

Assassinations Supporting MEK Sanctions – US obeys no laws

Assassinations Supporting MEK Sanctions Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus website, January 05 2020:… Go back to the beginning. In 1953 the CIA’s Operation Ajax helped overthrow Iran’s elected government (Wikipedia) and installed a tyrant. The US government long denied it, admitting it in 2017. Of course, the people of Iran already knew; only Americans were still ignorant. That tyrant remained in power with our support and his brutal secret police (SAVAK). He was ejected in a 1979 Revolution. We waged continuous war against Iran after their revolution. Justified by lies – such as claims that they were building nukes (Fear Iran’s nukes, coming very soon since 1984). We used these claims to justify economic warfare against them, assassinating their scientists, supporting insurgent terrorists (MEK), and probably more things not yet public. Assassinations Supporting MEK Sanctions 

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Assassinations Supporting MEK Sanctions – US obeys no laws

What comes next in the Middle East

Summary: Our brutal neo-colonial policy in the Middle East – without goals, reason, or even respect for our “allies” in the region – may be entering a new phase. Trump’s stupidity might start a disastrous war, but it was doomed to fail catastrophically. Eventually.

Before predictions, clearly see the present

When reading the news, remember that US government officials usually lie. As Daniel Larson explains in “Lying Us Into War With Iran.” Much of the coverage of these events by the mainstream media has reprinted US government propaganda. The NYT perfectly captures this folly by asking “can the United States maintain a cooperative security relationship with Iraq given the upheaval the assassination has provoked?” A more rational question is can the US treat its allies with respect, not as colonies and puppet regimes? They quote Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former American diplomat.

“One sure result of the U.S. strike is that the era of U.S.-Iraq cooperation is over. …The U.S. diplomatic & mil presence will end b/c Iraq asks us to depart or our presence is just a target or both. The result will be greater Iranian influence, terrorism and Iraqi infighting.”

This assumes that US influence leads to regional stability. History shows that to be delusionally false. The US requires its puppet regimes to act contrary to their people’s interests, which evaporates their legitimacy and leads to domestic instability. Even more delusional is this, by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“We have every expectation that people, not only in Iraq but in Iran, will view the American action last night as giving them freedom.”

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For an excellent analysis of the situation in Iraq by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies. Benjamin is the author of Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. Follow her on Twitter. Davies is the author of Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Follow him on Twitter.

Also see Mohammad Ali Shabani‘s “Donald Trump’s assassination of Qassem Suleimani will come back to haunt him.” He is a PhD student at Soas University of London, where he focuses on implications of the Shi’a ascent to power in Iraq.

“By 2014, when he successfully halted Islamic State’s attempt to overrun Iraq, Suleimani was being feted as a hero among Iraqis alongside the local commanders, including al-Muhandis. The same response was evident in Iran, where he quickly became a household name and was rumoured to be a potential future president – a trend strengthened by the Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

“So the US has not merely killed an Iranian military commander but also a highly popular figure, viewed as a guardian of Iran even among secular-minded Iranians. And with the assassination of al-Muhandis, the Trump administration has put itself in the position of having killed the operational commander of a large branch of the Iraqi armed forces. …For all his crowing about the decisive blow dealt to an insolent enemy, Trump may be about to discover that the problem with martyrs is that they live forever.”

What will Iran do in response?

The news overflows with guessing by people without a clue. For a rare sensible analysis, see this by Scott Ritter: “Iranian Revenge Will Be A Dish Best Served Cold.” He is the author of 7 books; his most recent is Deal of the Century: How the Iranian Nuclear Agreement Was Won, Then Lost, and the Possible Consequences (2018).

The more likely consequences are that we are ejected from Iraq again, the Iraq – Iran alliance grows tighter, and that Iran’s regime grows stronger. I doubt anyone can predict the larger and longer-term responses. Those guessing about Iran’s response usually assume that its government will respond to popular pressure with a small but dramatic gesture. Or that they might act with cool rationality – playing the long game, using America’s aggressions to unify the region against its foreign infidel invaders.

Or this might be like July 1914, when decades of tensions unexpectedly ignite geopolitical fires that none can extinguish except with the blood of millions.

What would we do?

What would Americans do if treated by a superpower as we have treated Iran? Daniel Larison is one of the few to ask that question.

“Imagine how angrily we would respond if a foreign government assassinated a high-profile, well-liked military officer while he was traveling inside an allied country, and that might give us some idea of how Iranians perceive this attack. That matters because it means that there will be tremendous pressure on the Iranian government to respond to the attack, and it also means that there will be political support for retaliation. If the administration wanted to find a way to trigger a war with Iran that bolsters the Iranian government’s standing at home, this is how to do it.”

But that’s a tame perspective. Go back to the beginning. In 1953 the CIA’s Operation Ajax helped overthrow Iran’s elected government (Wikipedia) and installed a tyrant. The US government long denied it, admitting it in 2017. Of course, the people of Iran already knew; only Americans were still ignorant.

That tyrant remained in power with our support and his brutal secret police (SAVAK). He was ejected in a 1979 Revolution. We waged continuous war against Iran after their revolution. Justified by lies – such as claims that they were building nukes (Fear Iran’s nukes, coming very soon since 1984). We used these claims to justify economic warfare against them, assassinating their scientists, supporting insurgent terrorists (MEK), and probably more things not yet public.

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Iran’s response to these attacks has been mild. They did push back to America’s occupation of Iraq, mildly compared to America’s military enforcement of its Monroe Doctrine. This points to the core aspect of this geopolitical struggle for control of the Middle East: our hypocrisy. No matter how often or brutally we attack Iran – who threatens only our imperial dreams – we see ourselves as the noble victims.

Imagine if the roles were reversed. How would America respond to a nation attacking them as we attacked Iran? Rivers of blood would flow.

A response to America’s imperial wars

We are bombing and killing people around the world 24-7, year after year. I worry that eventually we will kill one or more people whose relatives organize intelligently conducted terrorism against America. Not with political or monetary goals, just killing for revenge. Mindless killing, just as historians will see our operations around the world today. Imagine a 9/11 every month or so. Imagine copycats, dumb but numerous, doing similar operations – drawing on the millions of people we have angered.

Or something else will happen that is equally unexpected and catastrophic. I doubt we can contine our operations without some kind of bad ending for America.

“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”
— Attributed to Robert Lewis Stevenson.

Other voices

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s important post: Let’s cheer another successful assassination!

How dare Iran do what America routinely does for the same reasons! See “Suleimani’s assassination and the muddled moralism behind it” by Robert Wright at NonZero (which has much interesting and provocative material).

About the legal doctrine used by America and Israel for its attacks: “Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani” by former British diplomat Craig Murray.

Jeremy Scahill at The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter and author of two books, including Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

“Trump campaigned on belligerence toward Iran and trashing the Obama-led Iran nuclear deal, and he has followed through on those threats, filling his administration with the most vile, hawkish figures in the U.S. national security establishment. …

“Much as the neoconservatives came to power in 2001 after the election of George W. Bush with the goal of regime change in Iraq, Trump in his bumbling way assembled a team of extremists who viewed him as their best chance of wiping the Islamic Republic of Iran off the map.

“While Barack Obama provided crucial military and intelligence support for Saudi Arabia’s scorched earth campaign in Yemen, which killed untold numbers of civilians, Trump escalated that mass murder in a blatant effort to draw Iran militarily into a conflict. That was the agenda of the gulf monarchies and Israel, and it coincided neatly with the neoconservative dreams of overthrowing the Iranian government.”

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MKO Role In Riots Verified by Reuters fake news ; Iran’s UK ambassador

MKO Role In Riots Verified by Reuters fake newsPress TV, Mehr News and IUVM Press, December 29 2019:… Iran’s ambassador to the UK has denounced as “fake” a recent Reuters report about the death toll from last month’s riots in the country, saying the report by the London-based agency helped shed further light on the role of the notorious US-backed Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terror group in the unrest. Hamid Baeidinejad was reacting to Reuters’ claims on Monday that “about 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on November 15.” The report, which was outright rejected by Iran, was soon cited by US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, who urged action against the Islamic Republic. MKO Role In Riots Verified by Reuters fake news ; Iran’s UK ambassador

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MKO Role In Riots Verified by Reuters fake news ; Iran’s UK ambassador

1- Reuters’ fake news verifies MKO role in riots: Iran’s UK ambassador

Press TV, December 26 2019

Iran’s ambassador to the UK has denounced as “fake” a recent Reuters report about the death toll from last month’s riots in the country, saying the report by the London-based agency helped shed further light on the role of the notorious US-backed Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terror group in the unrest.

MKO Role In Riots Verified by Reuters fake news

Hamid Baeidinejad was reacting to Reuters’ claims on Monday that “about 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on November 15.”

The report, which was outright rejected by Iran, was soon cited by US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, who urged action against the Islamic Republic.

It was also retweeted and dramatized feverishly by sources close to the MKO itself.

On Wednesday, Baeidinejad pointed to one of the MKO-sympathetic tweets in a post, saying the group had, by supporting the Reuters report, “identified itself as the only influential force managing and spearheading organized protests and street fights in Iran.”

In mid-November, a series of protests broke out in several Iranian cities against a government decision to increase fuel prices. The initially peaceful gatherings, however, descended into violence as riotous elements — many of them armed — infiltrated the protests, perpetrating acts of vandalism against public and private property and randomly opening fire at everyone on the scene.

Authorities have reported fatalities among both civilians and security forces, but are yet to release an official figure on the number of casualties.

Reuters’ report surfaced over a week after the MKO’s ringleader posted a tweet, producing exactly the same figure as the alleged fatality count.

Hundreds of arrests have been made in connection with the riots. Authorities say many of the detainees were found to have links to the MKO.

The MKO has a dark history of assassinations and bombings against the Iranian government officials and civilians. It notoriously sided with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s 1980-88’s war against Iran.

Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the MKO’s acts of terror. Western countries, with the US topping the list, have removed the group from their terror blacklists.

The group throws lavish conferences every year in Paris, featuring American, Western, and Saudi officials as its guests of honor.

Further in his chain of tweets, Baeidinejad suggested that Reuters had resorted to an old policy of dramatizing “a lie to try to make it sound plausible” by attempting to link the “crackdown” to an “order” directly issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

This is while Ayatollah Khamenei has made “tolerance” an imperative in dealing with protesters, he added.

The envoy said the agency’s alleged fatality figure even far exceeded the “hyped up figure” of 304 provided by Amnesty International.

The ambassador also exclaimed at Reuters’ claim that a staggering 400 women had been killed in the riots, explaining that the protests had witnessed a relatively low female turnout.

Baeidinejad added that Reuters’ permit had been rescinded by Iran years ago over the news agency’s “policy of manufacturing reports and generating lies,” noting that the agency’s lack of reporters on the ground and access to first-hand information effectually throws its entire account into question.

Unfortunately, the agency — which was sold by its British owner to “a Zionist Canadian entity — “has over the recent years been pursuing a policy predicated on prejudgment and lies against Iran and the regional resistance movement,” the ambassador stated.

As a case in point, he cited an earlier report, which alleged that a high-level security meeting had been convened in Iran to decide on a potential attack on Saudi oil facilities.

He said a United Nations report proved those allegations to be wrong.

Baeidinejad said the agency’s approach well reflected remarks made by “the owner of the Zionist media empire Rupert Murdock, who declared years ago that Jewish-owned media outlets across the world had a duty to support Israel.”

“It comes as no surprise that today, the Canadian Zionist owner of Reuters’ top priority lies in providing support for the Israeli regime,” he added.

The official noted that relevant authorities in Iran would, pending conclusion of their investigations, produce an exact casualty count that had resulted from the violence in November.

He asserted that the figure was far lower than those provided by foreign sources, urging all news outlets and media organizations to act responsibility by refusing to misinform the public before the official figure was released.

2- Baeidinejad deplores Reuters for creating false propaganda in favor of Zionists

Mehr News, December 26 2019

TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) – Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has lashed out at the London-based Reuters news agency for creating unreliable and false propaganda against Iran in line with the Zionists interests.
“Some media outlets, following an old policy, create a very big lie in order to make it believable. The Reuters report on the death toll of around 1,500 people during recent riots [in Iran] and the claim that the police actions were taken under the Leader’s order are the examples of such measures,” Baeidinejad wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday.

The Iranian envoy added that even Amnesty International, which initially sought to increase the unverified number of the casualties, put the death toll at around 300. This is while Reuters has announced a much higher number, the majority of whom are claimed to be women. “Women did not form a big share of the casualties,” he added.

He rebuked the Reuters agency’s change of policy since it was sold to a “Canadian Zionist a few years ago”, saying the agency has unfortunately adopted the policy of prejudice and false propaganda against Iran in favor of the Zionists in the past years.

Noting that the Reuters office in Tehran was closed a few years ago for creating false news, Baeidinejad said, how could an agency that does not have first-hand access to a country’s incidents create such reports only relying on anonymous sources?

The London-based news outlet said in a report on Monday that, “About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on November 15, including at least 17 teenagers and about 400 women as well as some members of the security forces and police.”

Reuters claimed that the figures had been provided “by three Iranian interior ministry officials,” without further elaboration or naming any of them.

Shortly after the report, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council dismissed the Reuters’ report and said such claims were based on “false propaganda.”

“Such types of news writing and making accusations are by no means a complicated task. These claims are leveled based on a set of premeditated psychological warfare and lack credibility,” head of the SNSC’s Information and Communications Secretariat Alireza Zarifian Yeganeh said.

“The protestations that Reuters made in its report are totally worthless not only in terms of security issues and intelligence but in the field of news and media, and will damage the already-tarnished credibility of this agency,” he added.

The Iranian government raised gasoline prices last month in order to moderate the national consumption rate, which stands at 110 million liters per day, 40 million liters per day above the maximum domestic requirement.

The move prompted some peaceful protests, but riotous elements, taking advantage of the situation, quickly entered the scene, destroying public property, setting ablaze banks and gas stations among other facilities, and opening fire on people and security forces.

Shortly after the riots broke out, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei tasked the Supreme National Security Council with compiling a report detailing the reasons behind the riots and immediate attending of the families of the victims.

Iran’s Judiciary has said a number of those elements were tied to the notorious US-backed Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terror group, royalists as well as separatists — who were nabbed in the country’s border provinces — besides members of organized groups trained towards staging acts of sabotage.

Iran has arrested over 100 ringleaders and masterminds of the violent attacks.

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3- Reuters’ fake news verifies MKO role in riots: Iran’s UK ambassador

IUVM Press, December 26 2019

Iran’s ambassador to the UK has denounced as “fake” a recent Reuters report about the death toll from last month’s riots in the country, saying the report by the London-based agency helped shed further light on the role of the notorious US-backed Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terror group in the unrest.

Hamid Baeidinejad was reacting to Reuters’ claims on Monday that “about 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on November 15.”

The report, which was outright rejected by Iran, was soon cited by US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, who urged action against the Islamic Republic.

It was also retweeted and dramatized feverishly by sources close to the MKO itself.

In mid-November, a seriesof protests broke out in several Iranian cities against a government decision to increase fuel prices. The initially peaceful gatherings, however, descended into violence as riotous elements — many of them armed — infiltrated the protests, perpetrating acts vandalism against public and private property and randomly opening fire at everyone on the scene.

Authorities have reported fatalities among both civilians and security forces, but are yet to release an official figure on the number of casualties.

Reuters’ report surfaced over a week after the MKO’s ringleader posted a tweet, producing exactly the same figure as the alleged fatality count.

Hundreds of arrests have been made in connection with the riots. Authorities say many of the detainees were found to have links to the MKO.

The MKO has a dark history of assassinations and bombings against the Iranian government officials and civilians. It notoriously sided with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s 1980-88’s war against Iran.

Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the MKO’s acts of terror. Western countries, with the US topping the list, have removed the group from their terror blacklists.

The group throws lavish conferences every year in Paris, featuring American, Western, and Saudi officials as its guests of honor.

Further in his chain of tweets, Baeidinejad suggested that Reuters had resorted to an old policy of dramatizing “a lie to try to make it sound plausible” by attempting to link the “crackdown” to an “order” directly issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

This is while Ayatollah Khamenei has made “tolerance” an imperative in dealing with protesters, he added.

The envoy said the agency’s alleged fatality figure even far exceeded the “hyped up figure” of 304 provided by Amnesty International.

Baeidinejad added that Reuters’ permit had been rescinded by Iran years ago over the news agency’s “policy of manufacturing reports and generating lies,” noting that the agency’s lack of reporters on the ground and access to first-hand information effectually throws its entire account into question.

As a case in point, he cited an earlier report, which alleged that a high-level security meeting had been convened in Iran to decide on a potential attack on Saudi oil facilities.

He said a United Nations report proved those allegations to be wrong.

Baeidinejad said the agency’s approach well reflected remarks made by “the owner of the Zionist media empire Rupert Murdock, who declared years ago that Jewish-owned media outlets across the world had a duty to support Israel.”

“It comes as no surprise that today, the Canadian Zionist owner of Reuters’ top priority lies in providing support for the Israeli regime,” he added.

The official noted that relevant authorities in Iran would, pending conclusion of their investigations, produce an exact casualty count that had resulted from the violence in November.

He asserted that the figure was far lower than those provided by foreign sources, urging all news outlets and media organizations to act responsibility by refusing to misinform the public before the official figure was released.

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