Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Deception

Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Deception

Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK DeceptionTerror Spring, April 01 2021:… Current Mojahedin publications assert the group’s advocacy of specific guidelines for a future provisional government, including: “democracy” “peace”, “love friendship and unity”, “separation of church and state”, and “recognition of private ownership and a market economy”, … Mojahedin organizations do not follow the principles outlined in their revised propaganda. In particular, the Mojahedin have never practiced democracy within their own organization, the Mojahedin-dominated NCR, or the NLA. … Many Iranians who have dealt with MEK members assert that the Mojahedin suppress dissent, often with force, and do not tolerate different viewpoints. Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Deception 


Massoud Khodabandeh - Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK DeceptionMassoud Khodabandeh: Article first published online: 27 JAN 2015 DOI: 10.1111/aspp.12164

Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Deception

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At the beginning of this section, we saw some of the MEK’s lies about its positions before the coalition forces invaded Iraq, as reported in the RAND report. Senator Goulet also refers to her own book regarding the distortion of the organization’s history by itself:

“One of the organization’s efforts to rewrite history dates back to the first week of November 2011 at the French National Assembly. A report entitled “The Mojahedin Organization, a study into the Real Nature of Its Activities” with the subtitle “Independent Assessment by Mr. Lincoln Bloomfield (Ambassador)” was distributed in Parliament. This report is in fact an attempt to rewrite the history of the Mojahedin from their own point of view and in their favor. Murder of American citizens to a Marxist-Leninist sect, which was fortunately eliminated by the Shah’s police.”

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Another example is that the MEK always tries to present itself as a supporter of human rights and as the main representative of democratic change in Iran.

However, as mentioned above, this organization does not respect the basic principles of human rights, even among its current members. Therefore,
in order to resolve this contradiction, it spreads lies. For example, the State Department report states:

“Current Mojahedin publications assert the group’s advocacy of specific guidelines for a future provisional government, including: “democracy” “peace”, “love friendship and unity”, “separation of church and state”, and “recognition of private ownership and a market economy”, … Mojahedin organizations do not follow the principles outlined in their revised propaganda. In particular, the Mojahedin have never practiced democracy within their own organization, the Mojahedin-dominated NCR, or the NLA. … Many Iranians who have dealt with MEK members assert that the Mojahedin suppress dissent, often with force, and do not tolerate different viewpoints.”

The Mojahedin’s credibility is also undermined by the fact that they deny or distort sections of their history, such as the use of violence or opposition to Zionism. It is difficult to accept at face value promises of future conduct when an organization fails to acknowledge its past. The Mojahedin’s own publications further suggest the insincerity of their ideological alteration. … The Mojahedin have abandoned their original flag, whose symbols include a Quranic verse, sickle, and Kalashnikov, in favor of the royal flag used during the Shah’s rule. Such ostensible adjustments seem to have targeted exiled Iranians, among whom these symbols will resonate.

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Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Financial Corruption

Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Financial Corruption Terror Spring, February 03 2021:… In an interview with Jordan-based news outlet Albawaba News in 2018, former MEK head of security Massoud Khodabandeh detailed the covert means through which the Saudis helped fund the group, including regional smuggling networks and black-market transactions. According to Khodabandeh, gold and other valuable commodities, such as Rolex watches, were shipped from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad and then sold on black markets in the Jordanian capital of Amman by Saudi-linked businessmen. Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Financial Corruption 

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Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK Financial Corruption 

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Due to the lack of transparency and a clear disinterest from the international community it has been so far impossible to accurately evaluate the finances of the MEK. However, in light of the many activities the group has been engaged in – such as lobbying in the United States, it is evident the group has had and continues to have access to large sums of money.

In an interview with Jordan-based news outlet Albawaba News in 2018, former MEK head of security Massoud Khodabandeh detailed the covert means through which the Saudis helped fund the group, including regional smuggling networks and black-market transactions. According to Khodabandeh, gold and other valuable commodities, such as Rolex watches, were shipped from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad and then sold on black markets in the Jordanian capital of Amman by Saudi-linked businessmen. The proceeds from those 9 transactions were then placed in offshore accounts tied to the MEK and subsequently used to fund their operations. The former MEK official also told Albawaba that he had personally overseen the transfer of valuables from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad that were then sold in order to fund the group. In one instance, Khodabandeh had smuggled three trucks filled with gold bars from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad along with two Iraqi and two Saudi accomplices. He estimated that the gold contained in the trucks was worth nearly $200 million, all of which eventually found its way into MEK coffers. Following is a breakdown of some of the MEK activities and spending:

Lobbying
The MEK has over the years spent huge sums of money lobbying for support in the U.S. Chris McGrill, an investigative journalist with the Guardian (UK) in Washington, was the first western researcher to conduct an investigation into the group and how it managed in 2012 to have its name removed from the U.S. official Terror list. In his investigative reporting McGill revealed how the MEK, by throwing millions of dollars at the ‘right’ people successfully reinvented itself an ally of Washington – thus whitewashing its criminal past. McGill published the names of US officials and lobbying companies that had worked with MEK.

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The Many Faces of the MEK, Explained By Massoud Khodabandeh

مسعود خدابنده آن سینگلتون پارلمان اروپا 2018Albawaba, Gateway – A podcast from the Middle East, November 15 2018:… I remember when I was a student in London, I used to send books to Iran with translation form English to Farsi. They were all books about psychology and books relevant to cults. After two and a half decades I realised that this is what he was doing. He is learning from these books … 

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The Many Faces of the MEK, Explained By Its Former Top Spy Massoud Khodabandeh

… I remember when I was a student in London, I used to send books to Iran with translation form English to Farsi. They were all books about psychology and books relevant to cults. After two and a half decades I realised that this is what he was doing. He is learning from these books…

 

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Biden Dilemma : Iranians Saw Trump As A Mad Man But Blame America For Their Woes

Biden Dilemma Iranians Blame AmericaAnne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, January 18 2021:… President Joe Biden will only have months to make a difference if he wants to pursue a diplomatic route. He must demonstrate through policies and actions that Trump was a hiccup, not the way things will be. Trump was not America. If Biden wants to start talking with Iran he must accept where Iran is now, not what it used to be. Confrontation and containment cannot be the starting point for negotiations; there will have to be more carrots. Biden Dilemma : Iranians Saw Trump As A Mad Man But Blame America For Their Woes 

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Biden Dilemma : Iranians Saw Trump As A Mad Man But Blame America For Their Woes

By Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh

After enduring four years of President Trump’s hostile and belligerent policies and actions – the Muslim travel ban, extreme sanctions, incitement to violence, support for terrorist groups, assassinations of nuclear scientists and of general Qasem Soleimani – the Iranian people are entitled to conclude that America is waging a war against them. And Iran has responded; maximum pressure resulted only in maximum resistance. The sanctions, unfortunate as they have been for Iran’s economy, have not destroyed it. Indeed, evidence is emerging that Iran’s resistance culture itself has led to an entrepreneurial response to overcome the restrictions. Iran’s military opened a trade and security corridor through Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean coast. A dedicated port is under construction. The U.S. can no longer control Iran’s finances since it is no longer limited to trading through Dubai. The only way to stop that is using bombs; an actual declaration of war, which puts Israel at risk.

Biden Dilemma Iranians Blame America

Trump and his allies spent four years trying to crush Iran, to force regime change and failing that, threats to bomb the country back fifty years. They failed. The unintended consequence of that failure has been the militarisation of Iran. The Revolutionary Guards have become stronger and their power embedded in the wider region with allies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon. Commemorations to mark the January 3rd anniversary of the assassinations of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were titled ‘Martyrs Without Borders’ signifying their wider relevance. Although Iraq is in step with Iran to eject American forces from the region, the Trump administration failed to understand that Ayatollah Khamenei’s ‘harsh revenge’ could be achieved as much through regional soft power and international law as military strikes.

Furthermore, the assassination of Soleimani unified Iran in a way that no internal politics could have hoped to achieve as Iranians rallied round their flag. Back in 2016, Iran’s leaders were almost equally divided between western leaning moderates and revolutionary hardliners. Now we hear president Rohani echoing the speeches of Ayatollah Khamenei, and foreign minister Javad Zarif amplifying the role of the Quds Force in Iran’s foreign policy. National unity against the perceived external threat of America has now created grounds for military officials to be allowed to run for president in June’s elections. If the military prevail, it will make conflict more likely, not less. Iran says its missile program is defensive, that it does not want war, but with missiles in Iran and Lebanon trained on U.S. interests in the region, Israel is clearly less safe than before.

President Joe Biden will only have months to make a difference if he wants to pursue a diplomatic route. He must demonstrate through policies and actions that Trump was a hiccup, not the way things will be. Trump was not America. If Biden wants to start talking with Iran he must accept where Iran is now, not what it used to be. Confrontation and containment cannot be the starting point for negotiations; there will have to be more carrots.

Iran experts are focused on re-joining the JCPOA. But this will not be enough on its own to recalibrate relations between the two countries. Not only will Iran expect sanctions to be lifted but will feel entitled to demand compensation for the financial losses suffered under extreme sanctions. People were denied medicine. Iranians saw Trump as a mad man, but they blame America for their woes. The damage done by Trump will take years to redress, but there is no reason why trust building cannot begin straight away. To start with Biden must treat Iran with respect. Acknowledge that assassinations and incitement to violence and terrorism are not how civilized countries behave.

Of course, the new presidency will be hampered by America’s internal problems. Biden inherits a deeply divided country. Yet, the decades long problem of Iran could very well offer a route to a new bipartisan consensus on a way forward. Although Trump has gone, the Adelson family, Neocons and Fox News will still be there; war is still on the agenda. Theirs is not a battle between Democrats and Republicans, but between warmongers and peacemakers. Their agenda doesn’t depend on who is the president. They want to defeat Iran. If Trump couldn’t do it, they will force the Democrats to do it. They want a war at any price. If Biden cannot prevent war, they will have won.

In this respect, this expert would advocate a much easier, cheaper and effective course of action to start with. Biden should immediately restore the Obama administration’s plan to deradicalize the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) terrorist cult in Albania. The MEK are, of course, the darlings of both the anti-Iran cabal in the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, and the hardliners in Iran. Both sides have used the MEK to destroy Iran’s indigenous opposition movement and to control the prevailing narrative on Iran in international politics.

By dismantling and deradicalizing the MEK, Biden can score easy wins in a variety of arenas. In Albania it would free around two thousand members from conditions of modern slavery, allowing them to reintegrate into normal society and be reunited with their families. It would relieve the Albanian government and security services of the headache caused by MEK crime, corruption and impunity in their country. For Iranians who universally regard the MEK with loathing as traitors and cultists, it would send a clear message that America will not tolerate terrorism or human rights abuses in pursuit of its foreign policy aims. Iran’s people would view dismantling this terrorist group as a goodwill gesture; building a modicum of trust that may sway some voters in June to have faith in the efficacy of diplomacy with the west.

But the most significant win for Biden would be to start tackling the corruption inside America which facilitated Trump’s belligerent agenda and that of his backers. Dismantling the MEK would stem one of the hidden conduits for the flow of foreign money and false narratives into America.

The MEK paid thousands of dollars for the likes of Rudi Giuliani and John Bolton to attend their rallies in Paris and Tirana to peddle the false narrative that the only way to deal with Iran is confrontation, regime change and war. The Heshmat Alavi scandal which exposed an industry of fake social media messages and accounts and a click farm in Albania, revealed that what had previously been covert activity had, under Trump, become mainstream.

In America, Professor Raymond Tanter has been tasked with creating a bi-partisan group to undermine the work of the new Biden administration. Funding for this project relies on the kind of corruption that has become embedded in the body politic. The example of MEK funding for the extreme right Vox Party in Spain reveals how the MEK use individual and fake association accounts to channel foreign funds into anti-Iran projects.

It is incumbent on the Biden administration to approach relations with Iran on a new page. Purging the old regime need not be as difficult as it first appears. The costs of erasing any traces of the MEK from that page are low, the benefits are great and many.

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