Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 09, 2018

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 09, 2018

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, November 09 2018:… This week new life was breathed into the corpse of Massoud Rajavi as his statement was read to the members. There is no video, no audio, not even his handwriting. Ridiculously ‘Massoud’ told the members to be “on standby for the overthrow”. Now members are apparently close to rioting, saying ‘we’re not daft, we don’t’ buy this’. They have of course been quickly suppressed as MEK leaders … 

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 09, 2018

++ John Bolton promised the overthrow of the Iranian government before the 40th anniversary of the Revolution in February 2019. That date is fast approaching and Rajavi’s biggest challenge is to keep the MEK from falling apart rather than engineering regime change. This week new life was breathed into the corpse of Massoud Rajavi as his statement was read to the members. There is no video, no audio, not even his handwriting. Ridiculously ‘Massoud’ told the members to be “on standby for the overthrow”. Now members are apparently close to rioting, saying ‘we’re not daft, we don’t’ buy this’. They have of course been quickly suppressed as MEK leaders tell them nobody is allowed to talk or laugh about it. But members are still grumbling, ‘how dare he say this if he can’t come out publicly after two decades!’ Rajavi’s message has not only not worked but had made things worse. Some members tell their leaders, ‘we know that, as usual, the next thing that will be said is that the leaders did their job and we didn’t do ours so it’s our fault again that the regime is not overthrown!’ Some members have got to the point of shouting ‘why is it we are the only people siding with Israel, supporting sanctions against our own people’. These people have been severely reprimanded and are kept in separate buildings because of these views. Some others complained that, ‘even if we get money from Saudis, many others do as well, but they don’t remain silent over Khashoggi or some senators ranting about sanctions. Yet we have to remain silent as if we are not Iranian. Those others who get money can still speak out and keep their face, why not us?’

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++ Mazda Parsi for Nejat Bloggers asks, ‘What is Maryam Rajavi Doing in Albania?’ Parsi identifies a change in Rajavi’s behaviour. She has travelled to Albania several times to host events featuring paid supporters such as the late John McCain. But this time she has spent an extended length of time in the International Hotel in Tirana meeting with commanders and senior members of the group. Is she reorganising the command structure after the disappearance of her husband and the increasing dissociations as more and more members leave?
“Today, Maryam Rajavi’s primary struggle is the preservation of members inside the cult-like structure of the group. As she tries to convince members to stay in the organization, her so-called struggle for freedom and democracy makes no sense.
“In fact, while she uses the group’s propaganda tribunes to boast of her riot units (or the so-called resistance units) in Iran, she actually is fighting the resistance units that has been established by the suppressed members inside her group.”

++ Soapbox has broadcast an entertaining and enlightening video charting the background of the MEK and questioning its current support in America. “Regime change in Iran has been a US objective for decades. And as is typical with all US regime change schemes America has nurtured a group of exiles to replace the current Iranian government should they succeed in overthrowing it. While America’s chosen regime change exiles for a given country are typically right-wing reactionaries, America’s Iranian replacement goes a step further. It is a straight up CULT.

++ Following the article warning of a planned fatal false flag op by a foreign government (Israel) and utilizing the MEK in Albania as ‘victims’ to blame on Iran, Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh wrote an Open Letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama, warning of exactly this danger. The letter demonstrates through example that the MEK members are in danger from their own leader, Maryam Rajavi, who is prepared to sacrifice their lives to keep the MEK going. Rajavi claims that agents of Iran are everywhere and aim to kill the members. The letter concludes that no matter from where the danger lies, the Albanian government has a duty to protect the lives of all current and former members in Albania. The MEK must be brought to obey Albanian laws and the families of members must be issued visas to come and help their loved ones.

++ Arron Merat, The Long Read in The Guardian, ‘Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK’. In this meticulously researched and fact-checked article, Merat thoroughly examines the MEK’s history and current situation. Significantly, he exposes Maryam Rajavi’s involvement in grooming female MEK members for sex with her husband Massoud Rajavi. Is this the MEK’s #MeToo moment?

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Jazexhi: Albania has reverted to a base for Israeli Mossad and Iranian Mojahedin Khalq (Rajavi cult, MEK, MKO, …)

Ora News.tv, Tirana, Ocober 25 2018:… Historian Olsi Jazexhi, invited to Arena by Dritan Hila of Ora News, said that Albania has become the main base of Israel’s Mossad and the Iranian Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult, Saddam’s Private army ….). Jazexhi: Albania has become one of the main bases of Israel’s Mossad and the Iranian Mojahedin (Maryam Rajavi cult), a former terrorist group. Al Jazeera made a documentary … 

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Jazexhi: Albania has reverted to a base for Israeli Mossad and Iranian Mojahedin Khalq (Rajavi cult, MEK, MKO, …)

 24/10/2018 

Historian Olsi Jazexhi, invited to Arena by Dritan Hila of Ora News, said that Albania has become the main base of Israel’s Mossad and the Iranian Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult, Saddam’s Private army ….).

Jazexhi: Albania has become one of the main bases of Israel’s Mossad and the Iranian Mojahedin (Maryam Rajavi cult), a former terrorist group. Al Jazeera made a documentary a month ago which showed how 1700 computers have been brought from abroad to Manzas where the Mojahedin Khalq terror group stick online and attack any government trying to trade with Iran. The Mojahedin Khalq are used by Donald Trump to sabotage the European policy towards the nuclear deal with Iran. Whoever reads the news, the Mujahideen (Maryam Rajavi cult) produce an article every week or every month saying that ‘Iran has come to Albania to attack us.

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Jazexhi: Shqipëria është kthyer në bazë të Mosadit izraelit dhe muxhahedinëve iranianë
24/10/2018 – 21:38

Historiani Olsi Jazexhi i ftuar në “Arena” nga Dritan Hila në Ora News, tha se Shqipëria është kthyer në bazën kryesore të Mosadit izraelit dhe muxhahedinëve iranianë.

Jazexhi: Shqipëria është kthyer në një ndër bazat kryesore të Mosadit izraelit dhe muxhahedinëve iranianë, ish-grup terrorist. Al Xhazira bëri një dokumentar para një muaji dhe tregoi se si në Manzë janë sjellë nga jashtë Shqipërisë 1700 kompjutera dhe muxhahejdinët rrinë online dhe sulmojnë këdo qeveri që mundohet të bëjnë tregti me Iranin. Muxhahedinët përdoren nga Donald Trump për të sabotuar politikën evropiane ndaj marrëveshjes bërthamore me Iranin. Kush lexon lajmet, muxhahedinët prodhojnë çdo muaj nga një artikull çdo javë ose çdo muaj dhe thonë Irani ka ardhur në Shqipëri për të na sulmuar.

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A Tiny Group on a Compound in Albania are Being Groomed to Destabilize Iran

Ty Joplin, Albawaba, September 30 2018:… It was recently revealed that many of the MEK members in the Tirana base have been operating a troll factory intended to create the false impression that there are untold masses of Iranians who wish for the MEK to overthrow Ayatollah Khamenei and his clerical government.The MEK operates thousands of social media accounts that posts pro-regime … 

Mojahedin_Khalq_MEK_Ch_4_News_AlbaniaThe shadowy cult Trump advisors tout as an alternative to the Iranian government

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A Tiny Group on a Compound in Albania are Being Groomed to Destabilize Iran

By Ty Joplin

U.S. President Donald Trump does not like Iran and he has increasingly surrounded himself by people who feel the same way. Understood to be the ghoul siphoning off U.S. power in the Middle East, members of the Trump team have been open about their desire neutralize growing Iranian power.

“We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues,” Trump said during his speech to the United Nations’ General Assembly on Sept 25.

“And we ask all nations to support Iran’s people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny,” he added.

White House national security advisor John Bolton promised to bring regime change to Iran by 2019 before stepping back the remarks in a press conference on Sept 24 on the US sanctioning in Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in the same conference regarding the reimposition of sanctions that Iran needs ‘enormous change’ before the U.S. reconsiders its stance. Trump’s lawyer and loyal ally, Rudy Giuliani, said that he hoped the sanctions would bring a “successful revolution” to the nascent country.

Destabilizing the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran is a Herculean task, not least because domestic opposition to it is disorganized and have largely localized, economic concerns.

But the Trump team are convinced that they have an effective tool to antagonize Iran: the Mujahideen al-Khalq (MEK). The MEK claims itself to be Iran’s main opposition group. Bolton, Giuliani and Pompeo have all received thousands of dollars from the MEK to speak on their behalf, championing them as the saviors to the rogue nation.

In reality, the MEK boasts a membership of about 3,000 aging Iranian exiles and former members. Analysts claim the MEK is a cult that shames, tortures and controls everyone inside the group. They live in a military compound in Tirana, Albania, a full 2,130 miles away from Tehran and are only allowed out once a year to attend their annual gathering in Paris. They have virtually no support in Iran.

So how are they the linchpin to the U.S.’ plan for Iran?

The MEK has billed itself to provide two services for those who wish to see a destabilized Iran: a network of spies to provide intelligence and a well-oiled propaganda machine that throws dirt on the regime.

The group’s supposedly deep network of spies inside Iran was given credit for helping to expose the country’s secret nuclear facilities in the early 2000s. In 2002, the MEK’s political wing, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), made a theatrical claim that it had discovered a secret nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran. The claim made the MEK seem like a credible source of insider knowledge into Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons development scheme, but as it turns out, much of it was just for show.

The international body in charge of monitoring nuclear sites, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) already knew about the Natanz site, making the information less than groundbreaking.

In 2015, the NCRI repeated its style of staging a theatrical reveal when it claimed that Iran was developing a secret ‘underground centrifuge facility’ on the outskirts of Tehran, just before the Iran nuclear deal was signed into effect. Some of the details the NCRI discussed about the site, including “3 by 3 meter radiation proof doors that are 40 centimeters thick and weigh about 8 tons … to prevent radiation leak,” are evidently unnecessary for a uranium-enrichment facility, and the images it ‘released’ were ripped from an Iranian company’s website.

A U.S. State Department spokesperson said “Well, we don’t have any information at this time to support the conclusion of the [NCRI’s] report.”

The ‘reveal’ was fake.

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The uranium enrichment facility at Natanz (AFP/FILE)

What little actual new information it had produced regarding Iran’s nuclear sites were reportedly fed to them by the Mossad, Israel’s secret intelligence, who wanted to reveal the information but needed an element of plausible deniability. The MEK then, was used as an easy middleman.

The other use of the MEK has been as a kind of anti-Iranian regime propaganda machine.

What little actual new information it had produced regarding Iran’s nuclear sites were reportedly fed to them by the Mossad, Israel’s secret intelligence, who wanted to reveal the information but needed an element of plausible deniability.

The MEK hosts a lavish annual conference, bringing together its members with some of the world’s top politicians, all united against the Ayatollah regime. The MEK’s leader, Maryam Rajavi, speaks of bringing equality and liberal democracy to Iran in each year’s headline speech. Its official news outlets on its website and the MEK-backed Iran News Wire, produce daily stories on unrest inside Iran to convey to the world that the people of Iran are turning against the regime.

Nevermind that no one is protesting in Iran for the MEK to take over.

Much of Iran News Wire’s story revolve around an ongoing labor strike of Iranian truck drivers; an issue that has no apparent link to the MEK

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It was recently revealed that many of the MEK members in the Tirana base have been operating a troll factory intended to create the false impression that there are untold masses of Iranians who wish for the MEK to overthrow Ayatollah Khamenei and his clerical government.

The MEK operates thousands of social media accounts that posts pro-regime change messages and fights with the MEK’s detractors. 

“The majority of it is abusive, libelous, ad hominem and intended to silence,” Azadeh Moaveni, a fellow at New America said of the posts in an interview with an Al Jazeera team investigating the troll factory.

The posts are often made strategically to create trending hashtags, giving the false impression of a populist insurgency against the regime. To be sure, Iran is experiencing unrests across the country: protests have sporadically broken out over the past year due to the country’s economic woes. Double digit inflation and funding expensive military campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have hampered the country’s budget, choking off its middle class. The U.S.’ re-imposition of sanctions has only added to that volatility.

While these protests may open the window of opportunity on opposition groups, the MEK is universally reviled in Iran for its role in the Iran-Iraq war and is not a player in the country’s political landscape.

This matters little for those U.S. and European policymakers however, who see a further use in the group. Not as a proxy group or intelligence asset, but a source of money.

The MEK’s Other Use

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MEK members (AFP/FILE)

The MEK, with its generous funding sources, has funnelled millions of dollars to politicians since 2003, giving John Bolton at least $180,000 in one year alone, the man now in charge of forming Trump’s foreign policy doctrine. They pay politicians as much as $50,000 to speak at its conferences, and give to both Democrats and Republicans; anyone who will publicly support them in exchange for donations.

Among their beneficiaries are former presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, the late John McCain who received at least seven installments of MEK funds according to Joanne Stocker, an editor at Defense Post. They’ve also given money to former CIA heads, other national security advisors and heads of homeland security.

From this strategy of all-out spending, the MEK has amassed a veritable army of D.C. insiders and kingmakers who speak on the group’s behalf, convincing their colleagues that the group is paving the way towards a free Iran.

In return as well, the MEK has received tens of millions from the U.S. to build and maintain its current facility in Tirana via a donation to the U.N. Refugee Agency, and likely continues to enjoy support from Saudi Arabia.

The MEK, with its generous funding sources, has funnelled millions of dollars to politicians since 2003, giving John Bolton at least $180,000 in one year alone, the man now in charge of forming Trump’s foreign policy doctrine

What this means in practical terms is that Trump’s foreign policy stance towards Iran will likely always include the MEK

“Anything to needle Iran,” Ervand Abrahamian said of the support for the MEK from countries like Saudi Arabia. Abrahamian is a historian at the City University of New York who wrote a book on the group, called “The Iranian Mojahedin.”

The group, which has a history of being funded by Saudi Arabia, continues to enjoy the support of the country: Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud, who used to leave Saudi’s intelligence, spoke at the MEK’s 2016 conference in Paris to make his backing of the group public.

According to Abrahamian, the cost of Saudi’s support for the group is a mere “pittance,” compared to the consequences of regime destabilization. Trita Parsi, a prominent critic of the MEK and founder of the National Iranian American Council, told Al Bawaba that the MEK continues to serve a useful role in egging on regime collapse in Iran.

“If your objective is regime collapse… then the MEK is almost a perfect fit,” said Trita Parsi to Al Bawaba in an interview. The MEK, Parsi argued, is a capable force to effect regime collapse due to their years of fighting both inside and outside of Iran and their ability to conduct espionage operations.

The group, in other words, is not still around to help inspire a democratic upheaval in Iran, but to dismember the country, taking its government and its people with them.

That such destabilization may cause war, an uncontrollable humanitarian catastrophe and more resentment against Western meddling in regional affairs does not seem important to those hoping to see a disempowered Iran.

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Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin claim (aka MKO, MEK, Rajavi cult)

Gazeta Impakt, Tirana, Albania, October 21 2018:… The Mojahedin organization of former Iranian terrorists has managed to publish FAKE NEWS in the Albanian media. MEK’s false news claims that a group of European MPs are concerned about the fate of MEK in Albania and have written an open letter in which they seek their protection. This false news which is published here and has been distributed to Albanian media by a fake Mojahedin … 

Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin MKO, MEK Maryam Rajavi cult claim

European_Parliament_Against_Maryam_Rajavi_Mojahedin_Khalq_MEK_MKO_TerroristsMEPs discuss Mojahedine-E Khalq (MEK) Threat in #Albania

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Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin claim (aka MKO, MEK, Rajavi cult)

from Impact Newspaper – October 20, 2018

The Mojahedin organization of former Iranian terrorists has managed to publish FAKE NEWS in the Albanian media. MEK’s false news claims that a group of European MPs are concerned about the fate of MEK in Albania and have written an open letter in which they seek their protection. This false news which is published here and has been distributed to Albanian media by a fake Mojahedin account is refuted by Member of the European Parliament, Eduard Kukan. Asked by an Albanian journalist, Kukan says he has not signed the letter and is not aware of the content of a letter of this kind.

This is not the first time the Mojahedin have published false news. Al-Jazeera and other international media have shown in recent weeks this organisation’s cultic and criminal nature and the Fake News activity they produce from their jihadist camp in Manze. Several days ago, they had a letter to the online media published, a letter which was also published by the Albanian print newspaper, claiming that MP Dashamir Shehi had visited the Mojahedin camp and stated that Iranian agents were threatening the MEK. Mr Dashamir Shehi has told journalists who contacted him that he has not written any such letter or made any statement of this kind.

But the ultimate claim from the Iranian mujahideen – which claims that 9 Members of the European Parliament made a statement supporting them – is one of the latest scandals that prove the extremist nature and slanderous nature of the Iranian Mojahedin. Misuse of the names of European MPs is a scandal that is not well received in the European Parliament, but unfortunately some of this manipulation has also reached some Albanian media. Below is the false news that MEK has spread in the name of Eduard Kukan, while the above serves as the answer that Mr Kukan has given to returned to the investigative journalist who is investigating the MEK’s manipulation of European MPs:

E-mail sent from the office of MEP Eduard Kukan, which testifies that he did not sign any letter on behalf of MEK.

Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin MKO, MEK Maryam Rajavi cult claim 1

“Situation of Iranian dissidents in Albania

October 16, 2018

Brussels- 16 October 2018

Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin MKO, MEK Maryam Rajavi cult claim 3(Link to the fake news by Mojahedin Khalq MEK Maryam Rajavi cult)

We are concerned about the Iranian regime’s terrorist plans against its main opposition. They include plots to blow up the Persian New Year gathering of Iranian refugees, members of the PMOI/MEK, in Tirana in March 2018, and the Free Iran Grand Gathering in Paris on June 30, 2018, as well as an intelligence gathering operation against PMOI members in the U.S. by two agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) arrested in August 2018.

By plotting to blow up the Paris gathering attended by some 100,000 people as well as hundreds of European and U.S. dignitaries, including several members of the European Parliament, the regime crossed all red lines. An Iranian diplomat in Vienna personally handed the explosives to other agents. German police arrested him on 1 July and he was handed over to Belgium on 9 October to face trial. On 2 October, French officials announced that the plot to attack the Paris gathering had been organized by Tehran’s intelligence services. France has seized assets belonging to the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. As such, the efforts by the regime and its lobbies trying to attribute this plot only to rogue elements within the regime to save the so called “moderates” in the government, failed.

The new wave of terrorism reflects the regime’s inability to deal with a nationwide uprising that began in

late 2017 and has continued to date. Tehran blames the PMOI for organizing the protests and strikes. The ongoing strikes in the Tehran Bazaar and many other cities as well as the continuing strike by hundreds of thousands of truck drivers, are the latest in the series of protests.

Coupled with crackdown at home and terrorism abroad, the Iranian regime has stepped up its sinister

campaign of demonization against the Iranian opposition by using the services of its operatives, who have

infiltrated several western media outlets. The aim is to portray the opposition as an insular and dangerous sect, which would be worse than the current regime if it were to assume power in Iran.

Iranian dissidents in Albania are the primary focus of this demonization campaign. The regime is furious

over the safe and secure relocation all PMOI members to Albania as it failed to annihilate them in Iraq or

force them to surrender and return to Iran. By concocting absurd lies such as claiming that the PMOI has set up a government within a government or that it is holding its members against their will, Tehran is clearly setting the stage for further terrorist actions against them.

We are fully aware of the falsity of these claims, disseminated in a well-orchestrated and simultaneous

chorus in some media outlets.

Since 2005 several European Parliament delegations travelled to Camp Ashraf, Iraq, privately met with

Ashraf residents and published their own reports on the visits. Some of us have also visited the new PMOI site in Albania and have met its members personally.

Our two-decade-long experience with this opposition makes it clear that this movement is a genuinely

democratic, responsible and reliable movement, whose only aim is to establish democracy and human

rights in Iran. It deeply respects the people and laws of Albania and has forged amicable relations with the host nation. As acknowledged by Albanian leaders, by accepting these refugees, Albania has found a new standing within the European Union and around the world. The members of the PMOI are working to free their homeland voluntarily and freely. No one is being kept in Albania against his/her own will.

Back in 2004 at the European Parliament, Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi, declared that the only solution regarding the Iranian problem is a changing of the regime by the Iranian people and the Resistance. She has called on the international community to end the policy of appeasement and to adopt a firm policy vis-à-vis the regime. We have endorsed Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point-plan for the future free Iran, which coupled with this movement’s proven commitment to democratic principles gives us enormous hope about the future.

Accordingly, we underscore the following:

1. Given its undisputed role in terrorism, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry should be placed on the European Union’s terrorism list and the U.S.’s Foreign Terrorist Organisations list.

2. Consistent with the Council of European Union ratification in April 1997, “visas [should] not be granted to Iranians with intelligence and security functions” and “Iranian intelligence personnel from European Union Member States should be expelled.”

3. The regime’s agents pose a major threat to Iranian dissidents in Albania. These agents work under various pretexts, especially as journalists. The most urgent step in protecting these refugees is to expel Tehran’s intelligence operatives by the Albanian Government. Experience has shown that when the spies and agents of Iran are tolerated, the host countries’ security would be jeopardised.

Signatories:

1. Tunne Kelam, Member of European Parliament from Estonia

2. Eduard Kukan, MEP, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia

3. Jozo Radoš, MEP, Former Minister of Defence of Croatia

4. Heinz Becker, Member of European Parliament from Austria

5. José Bové, Member of European Parliament from France

6. Julie Ward, Member of European Parliament from UK Labour Party

7. Anthea McIntyre, MEP, Vice Chair of UK Conservative Party

8. Petri Sarvamaa, Member of European Parliament from Finland

9. Ryszard Czarnecki, MEP, former Minister of Europe of Poland

10. Jan Zahradil, Member of European Parliament from Czech Republic”

Original in Albaniain

http://gazetaimpakt.com/eksluzive-eduard-kukani-pergenjeshtron-muxhahedinet-iraniane/

Eksluzive: Eduard Kukani pergenjeshtron muxhahedinet iraniane

Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin MKO, MEK Maryam Rajavi cult claim

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 Gazeta Impakt –
October 20, 2018

Organizata ish-terroristeve e muxhahedineve iraniane, ka arritur qe te botoje nje FAKE NEWS ne Gazeten Shqiptare. Lajmi i rreme i MEK-ut pretendon sikur nje grup deputetesh evropiane jane te shqetesuar per fatin e MEK-ut ne Shqiperi dhe kane bere nje leter te hapur ku ata kerkojne mbrojtjen e tyre. Ky lajm i rreme i cili eshte botuar ketu  dhe i eshte shperndare mediave shqiptare nga nje akount i rreme i moxhahedineve eshte pergenjeshtuar nga Euro-Deputeti Eduard Kukan. I pyetur nga nje gazetar shqiptar, z. Kukan thote se ai nuk ka shkuar dhe nuk ka firmosur dhe nuk eshte ne dijeni te nje letre te ketille.

Kjo nuk eshte hera e pare qe muxhahedinet hapin lajme te rreme. Al-Jazeera dhe media te tjera nderkombetare kane treguar ne javet e fundit natyren okulte dhe kriminale te kesaj organizate dhe aktivitetin e Fake News qe ata bejne nga kampi i tyre xhihadist ne Manze. Disa dite me pare ata cuan nje leter ne media, leter e cila u botua po ashtu nga Gazeta Shqiptare, ku pretendonin se deputeti Dashamir Shehi kishte vizituar kampin e muxhahedineve dhe kishte deklaruar qe agjentet iraniane kercenojne MEK-un. Edhe z. Dashamir Shehi i ka dekluar gazetareve qe e kane kontaktuar qe ai nuk ka bere ndonje leter apo deklarim te ketille.

Por pretendimi me i fundem nga muxhahedinet iraniane, te cilet pretendojne se 9 euro-deputete kane bere deklarate per ata, eshte nje nga skandalet e fundit qe vertetojne natyren ekstremiste dhe shpifesve te muxhahedineve iraniane. Manipulimi me emrin e deputeteve evropiane, eshte nje skandal i cili nuk pritet mire ne parlamentin evropian, por qe per fat te keq pjese e ketij manipulimi po behen edhe disa media shqiptar. Me poshte eshte lajmi i rreme qe MEK-u ka shperndare ne emer te Eduard Kukanit, ndersa me larte eshte pergjigja qe zyra e z. Kukan i ka kthyer gazetarit investigativ i cili po heton manipulimin e MEK-ut me deputetet evropiane:

Emaili i derguar nga zyra e eurodeputetit Eduard Kukan, ku Kukani deshmon qe ai nuk ka bere dhe nuk ka firmosur ndonje leter ne emer te MEK-ut

Eduard Kukan MEP refutes Iranian Mojahedin MKO, MEK Maryam Rajavi cult claim 1

Deklarata e Eduard Kukan dhe 9 eurodeputetëve të tjerë: Shqetësim për planet terroriste ndaj MEK

Jemi të shqetësuar për planet terroriste të regjimit iranian kundër opozitës së tij kryesore. Këtu përfshihen komplotet për të hedhur në erë mbledhjen e refugjatëve iranianë, anëtarë të PMOI/MEK, për festimin e Vitit të Ri Pers, në Tiranë, në mars 2018, dhe Tubimin e Madh Free Iran në Paris, më 30 qershor 2018, si dhe një operacion i mbledhjes së informatave kundër anëtarëve të PMOI në Sh.B.A nga dy agjentë të Ministrisë iraniane të Inteligjencës dhe Sigurisë (MOIS), të arrestuar në gusht 2018.

Me komplotin për të hedhur në erë tubimin e Parisit ku ishin të pranishëm rreth 100,000 njerëz si dhe qindra personalitete europiane e amerikane, duke përfshirë disa anëtarë të Parlamentit Europian, regjimi i ka shkelur të gjithë kufijtë. Një diplomat iranian në Vienë ua ka dorëzuar personalisht eksplozivët agjentëve të tjerë. Policia gjermane e arrestoi atë më 1 korrik dhe më pas ai iu dorëzua Belgjikës më 9 tetor për t’u hedhur në gjyq. Më 2 tetor, zyrtarët francezë shpallën se komploti për të sulmuar tubimin e Parisit ishte organizuar nga shërbimet e inteligjencës së Teheranit. Franca ka ngrirë asetet që i përkasin Ministrisë iraniane të Inteligjencës. Kështu, përpjekjet e regjimit dhe të lobuesve të tij për t’ua hedhur fajin për këtë komplot vetëm elementëve negativë brenda regjimit për të shpëtuar të ashtu-quajturit “të moderuar” në qeveri, dështuan.

Kjo valë e re terrorizmi pasqyron paaftësinë e regjimit për t’u përballur me një kryengritje mbarëkombëtare që ka filluar në fund të 2017-ës dhe vazhdon edhe sot. Teherani fajëson PMOI-në për organizimin e protestave dhe grevave. Grevat e vazhdueshme në Pazarin e Tehranit e në shumë qytete të tjera, si dhe greva e qindra mijëra shoferëve të kamionëve, janë më të fundit në këtë seri protestash.

Së bashku me shtypjen brenda vendit dhe terrorizmin jashtë tij, regjimi iranian e ka zgjeruar fushatën e tij keqdashëse të denigrimit të opozitës iraniane duke përdorur shërbimet e operativëve të tij, të cilët kanë infiltruar disa media perëndimore. Qëllimi i tyre është ta protretizojnë opozitën si një sekt mendje-ngushtë e të rrezikshëm, i cili do të ishte më i keq sesa regjimi aktual po të merrte pushtetin në Iran.

Disidentët iranianë në Shqipëri janë fokusi kryesor i kësaj fushate denigruese. Regjimin e ka xhindosur zhvendosja e sigurtë e të gjithë anëtarëve të PMOI-së në Shqipëri, pasi kishte dështuar në përpjekjen për t’i asgjësuar ata në Irak apo për t’i detyruar të dorëzohen e të kthehen në Iran. Duke sajuar gënjeshtra absurde si pretendimi se PMOI ka krijuar një qeveri brenda një qeverie apo se po i mban anëtarët e saj kundër vullnetit të tyre, është e qartë se Teherani po krijon terrenin për veprime të mëtejshme terroriste kundër tyre.

Ne jemi plotësisht të vetëdijshëm për pavërtetësinë e këtyre pretendimeve, të cilat shpërndahen në një kor të mirë-orkestruar e të njëkohshëm në disa media.

Që nga viti 2005, disa delegacione të Parlamentit Europian kanë shkuar në Kampin Ashraf, Irak, janë takuar privatisht me banorët e Ashrafit dhe kanë publikuar raportet e tyre mbi këto vizita. Disa nga ne kanë vizituar gjithashtu vendbanimin e ri të PMOI-së në Shqipëri dhe janë takuar personalisht me anëtarët e saj.

Përvoja jonë prej dy dekadash me këtë opozitë e bën të qartë se ajo është një lëvizje vërtet demokratike, e përgjegjshme dhe e besueshme, qëllimi i vetëm i së cilës është të themelojë demokracinë dhe të drejtat njerëzore në Iran. Ajo respekton thellësisht popullin dhe ligjet e Shqipërisë dhe ka krijuar marrëdhënie miqësore me kombin që e ka mirëpritur. Siç njihet edhe nga udhëheqësit shqiptarë, duke i pranuar këta refugjatë, Shqipëria e ka ngritur pozitën e saj brenda Bashkimit Europian si dhe në mbarë botën. Anëtarët e PMOI-së po punojnë për të çliruar atdheun e tyre vullnetarisht dhe në liri të plotë. Askush nuk po mbahet në Shqipëri kundër vullnetit të tij/saj.

Në vitin 2004, në Parlamentin Europian, udhëheqësja e opozitës iraniane, Maryam Rajavi, deklaroi se e vetmja zgjidhje për problemin iranian është ndryshimi i regjimit nga populli dhe Rezistenca iraniane. Ajo i ka bërë thirrje komunitetit ndërkombëtar që t’i japë fund politikës së paqësimit dhe të ndërmarrë një politikë të ashpër ndaj këtij regjimi. Ne e kemi miratuar planin me dhjetë pika të Znj. Rajavi për Iranin e lirë të së ardhmes, i cili, së bashku me përkushtimin e vërtetuar tashmë të kësaj lëvizjeje ndaj parimeve demokratike, na jep një shpresë shumë të madhe për të ardhmen.

Prandaj, ne theksojmë si vijon:  

Për shkak të rolit të saj të padiskutueshëm në terrorizëm, Ministria iraniane e Inteligjencës duhet të përfshihet në listën e terrorizmit të Bashkimit Europian dhe në listën e Organizatave të Huaja Terroriste të Sh.B.A.-së.
Në përputhje me ratifikimin e Këshillit të Bashkimit Europian në prill 1997, “nuk duhet t’u jepen viza iraninaëve me funksione inteligjence dhe sigurie” dhe “Anëtarët e personelit iranian të inteligjencës në Shtetet Anëtare të Bashkimit Europian duhet të përjashtohen.”
Agjentët e regjimit janë një kërcënim i madh për disidentët iranianë në Shqipëri. Këta agjentë punojnë nën pretekste të ndryshme, sidomos si gazetarë. Hapi më urgjent në mbrojtjen e këtyre refugjatëve është përjashtimi i operativëve të inteligjencës së Teheranit nga Qeveria Shqiptare. Përvoja ka treguar se kur tolerohen spiunët dhe agjentët e Iranit, siguria e vendit mikpritës vihet në rrezik.
Nënshkruesit:

Tunne Kelam, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian nga Estonia

Eduard Kukan, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian, ish Ministër i Punëve të Jashtme i Sllovakisë

Jozo Radoš, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian, ish Ministër i Mbrojtjes i Kroacisë

Heinz Becker, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian nga Austria

José Bové, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian nga Franca

Julie Ëard, Anëtare e Parlamentit Europian nga Partia Laburiste e Mbretërisë së Bashkuar

Anthea McIntyre, Anëtare e Parlamentit Europian, Zëvendës Kryetare e Partisë Konservatore të Mbretërisë së Bashkuar

Petri Sarvamaa, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian nga Finlanda

Ryszard Czarnecki, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian, ish Ministër për Europën i Polonisë

Jan Zahradil, Anëtar i Parlamentit Europian nga Republika Çeke

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Mojahedin_Khalq_MEK_Ch_4_News_AlbaniaMEK in Albania—Potential Implications and Security Concerns for Albania

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https://iran-interlink.org/wordpress/?p=9664

Kastriot Myftaraj: Maryam Rajavi calls for uprising, should be arrested

Gazeta Impakt, Tirana, Albania, September 28 2018:… Article 221 of the Criminal Code of Albania imposes imprisonment for 15 to 25 years, while the head of the insurgency can be sentenced to life imprisonment for such demands. Article 211 carries a sentence of imprisonment for not less than 15 years for incitement to commit war, in this case by the Iranian Mojahedin leader … 

MEK_troll_factory_in_Albania_modern_slavesSecret MEK troll factory in Albania uses modern slaves (aka Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, NCRI ,Rajavi cult)

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Kastriot Myftaraj: Maryam Rajavi calls for uprising, should be arrested

Gazeta Impakt – September 26, 2018

In the latest issue of “Moscow Speaking” in Ora News, Kastriot Myftaraj commented on the recent threat of war that Iranian Mojahedin dictator Maryam Rajavi has made against Iran.

Kastriot Myftaraj: Marjam Rajavi ben thirrje per kryengritje, duhet arrestuarMyftaraj comments on the recent call by Maryam Rajavi for an uprising in Iran that was made from the Mojahedin camp in Manzas, citing the Criminal Code of the Republic of Albania to denounce Rajavi’s terrorist demand.

Article 221 of the Criminal Code of Albania imposes imprisonment for 

15 to 25 years, while the head of the insurgency can be sentenced to life imprisonment for such demands.

Article 211 carries a sentence of imprisonment for not less than 15 years for incitement to commit war, in this case by the Iranian Mojahedin leader.

Myftaraj notes that calls by Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian jihadists in Manzas for war against Iran provokes the latter to attack Albania with its missile system.

For this reason, Myftaraj denounces these calls for war and uprising by the Iranian jihadists sheltered in Manzas.

Albanian report:
http://gazetaimpakt.com/kastriot-myftaraj-marjam-rajavi-ben-thirrje-per-kryengritje-duhet-arrestuar/

“Ju flet Moska”: Nga Shqipëria, thirrje zyrtare për kryengritje në Iran

Kastriot Myftaraj: Marjam Rajavi ben thirrje per kryengritje, duhet arrestuar
Nga
Gazeta Impakt –
September 26, 2018

Ne emisionin e fundit “Ju flet Moska” ne Ora News, Kastriot Myftaraj ka komentuar thirrjen e fundit luftarake qe diktatorja e muxhahedineve iraniane, Marjam Rajavi ka bere kunder Iranit. Myftaraj komenton thirrjen e fundit te Marjam Rajavit per kryengritje ne Iran qe ajo ka bere nga faqja e muxhahedineve te Manzes, duke u mbeshtetur ne Kodin Penal te Republikes se Shqiperise i cili denon thirrjet terroriste te Rajavit. Neni 221 i Kodit Penal te Shqiperise denon thirrjet per kryengritje me burgosje nga 15 deri ne 25 vjet, ndersa kryetarja e kryengritjes denohet me burgosje te perjetshme.

Neni 211 mbi provokimin e luftes e denon me burgim me jo me pak se 15 vjet thirresin e luftes, ne rastin konkret diktatoren e muxhahedineve iraniane. Myftaraj ve ne dukje se thirrjet e Marjam Rajavit dhe xhihadisteve iraniane te Manzes per lufte kunder Iranit, e provokon kete te fundit qe te sulmoj Shqiperine me sistemin e tij raketor. Per kete arsye Myftaraj denoncon thirrjet per lufte dhe kryengritje nga xhihadistet iraniane te strehuar ne Manze.

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False_Flaq_Albania_Mojahedin_Khalq_Maryam_Rajavi_Cult_MKO_MEKFalse Flag Op In Albania Would Drive A Wedge Between The EU And Iran

Albania: MEK rebrands by assassinating unwanted members

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https://iran-interlink.org/wordpress/?p=9624

MEK brings American bomber L. Todd Wood to Albania to show that it is not a terrorist organization but is a baker’s organization

Gazeta Impakt, September 22 2018:… MEK recently deployed, Ali Safavi, who is the MEK’s liaison with the Trump administration, to show that MEK is a human and not a terrorist organization. Commander Ali Safavi, who has previously headed Saddam Hussein’s military operations against Iraqi Kurds in which thousands of Kurds were killed, recently brought American ex-bomber pilot L. Todd Wood to Albania … 

Ali_Safavi_Baghdad_Washington_Terrorism_NCRI_MEKAli Safafi  Saddam’s Private Army commander, wanted for war crime in Iraq now harboured and protected by CIA in Washington DC

Link to the source (Albanian)
Translated by Iran Interlink 

MEK brings American bomber L. Todd Wood to Albania to show that it is not a terrorist organization but is a baker’s organization

Gazeta Impakt – September 21, 2018

Impact Newspaper

American bomber L. Todd Wood Mojahedin Khalq MEK AlbaniaThe shadowy cult Trump advisors tout as an alternative to the Iranian government

The MEK terrorist organization, which recently faced a series of national and international allegations about the totalitarian way that it keeps its members isolated, is spending a lot of money recently to show it is not a terrorist organization but is a baker’s organization.

MEK recently deployed its high-level commander in America, Ali Safavi, who is the MEK’s liaison with the Trump administration, to show that MEK is a human and not a terrorist organization. Commander Ali Safavi, who has previously headed Saddam Hussein’s military operations against Iraqi Kurds in which thousands of Kurds were killed, recently brought American ex-bomber pilot L. Todd Wood to Albania. American Wood, who hosts neocon warmongering and anti-Russian warfare site Tsarizm.com and writes for the Christian fundamentalist media Washingtontimes.com, an outlet founded by false Korean messiah, founder of the Moonie religion Sun Myung Moon, came to the Manzas jihadist camp to inspect the “democrats” that the Trump administration has sheltered in Albania.

As a man trusted by MEK, L. Todd Wood in an internet video he produced, calls Manzas camp a residential complex – like Sunny Hill or the Malaysian palaces in Tirana. Unlike other journalists who were beaten, expelled, treated as Iranian agents and attacked by Argon’s private armed police, L. Todd Wood gives the impression that the terrorist camp of Manzas is a five-star resort where some angels sleep and not the devils of jihad. The idea is given that the camp is open and anyone can enter there.

In the video, under the supervision of Commander Ali Safavi, elderly Iranian jihadists are shown as bakers, scribes, playing with computers, playing music, fixing their teeth, and being totally peaceful. The video also shows the terrifying commander Behzad Saffari, who led the Mojahedin gangs in Tirana several weeks ago in beating Canadian citizen Mostafa Mohammadi. The video also shows Mostafa’s daughter Somayeh, who tells the US bomber L. Todd Wood about the documents MEK has fabricated against her father and gives the idea that Somayeh is free to meet anyone, anywhere.

To give the impression of normality, the Iranian terrorists invited some Manzas villagers to their camp to eat cakes and drink Fanta, and in the background watch and listen to folk songs. The Manzas villagers, who eat sponge cakes, are divided into separate tables where the women sit with elderly terrorist women, while the men sit with the terrorist men. Bomber L. Todd Wood looks happy as he tries the food and sees the MEK’s terrorist military squads cooking. L. Todd Wood looks happy when he has a Mojahedin cake along with fearsome commander Behzad Saffari.

However, L. Todd Wood’s video shows one of the many rooms where daily the Iranian terrorists produce fake news and troll the internet to spread fake news against Iran. In the terrorist’s internet attack hall hang photographs of the MEK’s supreme leaders, Maryam Rajavi and her husband Massoud Rajavi, killed by the Americans. The Mojahedin tell Wood how they deal with spies from their internet rooms and how they use secret apps to deal with terrorist activity around the world.

To show that they are not a cult of jihadists and terrorists, the Mojahedin show Wood some music videos that MEK made. They convey the idea that you are not in a terrorist camp where women are separated from men and live alone and ageing under the Manzas sun and live isolated in the camp in the hope of waging war against Iran one day, but as if you are in an Iranian bubble. The video ends with a jihadist who seems to be a member of the Roma community, who falls into an Iranian stupor while above his head sits the lion holding a sword – the emblem of MEK.

L. Todd Wood’s visit is one of the MEK’s recent desperate moves to fix its image in Albania and the world. In recent weeks, the MEK High Command has visited many newspapers and media in Albania where, under the leadership of Commander Zhila, journalists and various owners are “respected” by MEK in order to remain silent and not talk about them anymore. The campaign of intimidation visits by the high terrorist command is silencing many Albanian media who are no longer talking or reporting about the MEK’s lies which the international media are reporting. Commander Zhila controls MEK’s money and money pisses upward, as the Albanian people say.

Had MEK been a baker’s organization living in a residential complex where Iranians eat rice, fix their teeth and listen to music, Somayeh Mohammadi’s father and all Albanians would flood into Manzas and meet with Somayeh and the hundreds of other terrorists who are not allowed to meet their families. They would meet with the MEK’s ordinary members and ask why they are not free and why they live inside this idiotic military camp where Maryam Rajavi feeds them like rabbits with bread and rice, sterilizes them so as not to have sex and keeps them like mice to be thrown to death and jihad one day? But MEK does not allow any such thing.

në:

http://gazetaimpakt.com/mek-u-sjell-ne-shqiperi-bombardierin-amerikan-l-todd-wood-per-te-treguar-qe-nuk-eshte-organizate-xhihadiste-por-eshte-organizate-bukepjekesish/

MEK-u sjell në Shqipëri bombardierin amerikan L. Todd Wood për të treguar që nuk është organizatë xhihadiste, por është organizatë bukëpjekësish

Nga
 Gazeta Impakt –

September 21, 2018
Gazeta Impakt

Organizata xhihadiste e MEK-ut e cila në kohët e fundit po përballet me një seri akuzash kombëtare dhe ndërkombëtare mbi mënyrat totalitare që ajo mban të izoluar anëtarët e saj, së fundmi po shpenzon shumë para për të treguar që nuk është një organizatë xhihadiste, por është një organizatë bukëpjekësish.

Së fundmi MEK-u ka vënë në lëvizje komandantin e saj suprem në Amerikë, Ali Safavi i cili është kryelobisti i MEK-ut pranë administratës Trump për të treguar që MEK-u është një organizatë njerëzore dhe jo xhihadiste. Komandant Ali Safavi i cili ka drejtuar operacionet ushtarake të Sadam Huseinit kundër kurdëve në Irak ku janë vrarë me mijëra kurdë, së fundmi solli në Shqipëri kambistin dhe ish-bombarduesin amerikan L. Todd Wood. Amerikani Wood i cili mban portalin neokon dhe luftënxitës anti-rus Tsarizm dhe shkruan në portalin fundamentalist kristjan Washingtontimes.com, portal i themeluar nga mesia i rremë korean apo themeluesi i fesë Mooniste, Sun Myung Moon, u fut në kampin xhihadist të Manzës për të inspektuar “demokratët” që administrata Trump ka strehuar në Shqipëri.

Si njeri i besuar nga MEK-u, L. Todd Woodi në një video që ka prodhuar në internet, e quan kampin e Manzës një kompleks rezidencial – sikur është fjala bier Kodra e Diellit apo pallatet e malajzianëve në Tiranë. Përndryshe nga gazetarët e tjerë të cilët janë rrahur, dëbuar, trajtuar si agjentë të Iranit dhe sulmuar nga policia e armatosur private Argon, L. Tood Woodi të jep përshtypjen sikur kampi xhihadist i Manzës është një resort me pesë yje ku flejnë disa engjëj dhe jo shejtanër të xhihadit. Të jepet ideja sikur kampi është i hapur dhe aty mund të hyjë kushdo.

Në filmin e bërë nën mbikqyrjen e komandantit Ali Safavi xhihadistët pleq iranianë tregohen si bukëpjekës, pilafbërës, që luajnë me kompjutera, luajnë muzikë, rregullojnë dhëmbët dhe janë totalisht paqësorë. Në video shihet edhe komandanti i frikshëm Behzad Saffari i cili drejtoi bandat e muxhahedinëve në Tiranë disa javë më parë të rrahin shtetasin kanadez Mostafa Mohammady. Në video tregohet edhe vajza e Mostafait, Sommayeh e cila i tregon bombarduesit amerikan L. Todd Wood dokumentet që MEK-u ka vjedhur e sajuar kundër babait të saj dhe ideja të jepet sikur Sommayeh është e lirë të takohet me këdo dhe kudo.

Për të dhënë ndjenjën e normalitet, xhihadistët iranianë kanë ftuar në kampin e tyre për të ngrënë disa fshatarë nga Manza, të cilët hanë ëmbëlsira, pinë fanta dhe në sfond shohin e dëgjojnë këngë e vallë popullore. Katundarët e Manzës që hanë ëmbëlsira qyl janë të ndarë në tavolina veç e veç ku gratë ulen me plakat xhihadiste, ndërsa burrat ulen me burrat xhihadistë. Bombardieri L. Todd Wood duket i lumtur ndërsa provon ushqimet dhe sheh kusitë ushtarake më të cilat xhihadistët e zinj të MEK-ut gatuajnë. L. Todd Woodi duket i lumtur kur sëbashku me komandantin e frikshëm Behzad Saffari ha simite muxhahedinësh.

Megjithatë, videoja e L. Todd Woodi tregon një nga shumë dhoma ku xhihadistët iranianë prodhojnë përditë fake news dhe trolls për të përhapur lajme të rreme kundër Iranit. Në sallën e sulmit internetik xhihadist qëndrojnë fotot e diktatorëve suprem të MEK-ut, Marjam Rajavit dhe burrit të saj të vrarë nga amerikanët Massoud Rajavi. Muxhahedinët i tregojnë Woodit sesi ata merren me spiunazh nga sallat e tyre të internetit dhe sesi përdorin app-e sekrete për tu marrë me aktivitet xhihadist nëpër botë.

Që të tregojnë se nuk janë një kult xhihadistësh dhe terroristësh, muxhahedinët i tregojnë Woodit disa video muzikore që MEK-sat bëjnë. Ideja të jepet sikur nuk je në një kamp xhihadi ku femrat ndahen nga meshkujt dhe jetojnë të izoluar e piqen nën diellin e Manzës dhe rrojnë të izoluar në kamp me shpresën për të bërë xhihad kundër Iranit një ditë, por sikur je në një disko kullerash iranianë. Videoja mbyllet me një xhihadist që duket sikur të jetë anëtar i komunitetit rom, i cili i bie një sazeje iraniane ndërsa mbi kokën e tij qëndron luani me shpatën e xhihadit – emblema e MEK-ut.

Vizita e L. Todd Woodit është një nga lëvizjet e fundit që MEK-u po bën nga dëshpërimi për të rregulluar imazhin e tij në Shqipëri dhe në botë. Në javët e fundit komanda e lartë e MEK-ut po viziton shumë gazeta dhe media në Shqipëri ku nën udhëheqjen e komandantes Zhilla, gazetarë dhe pronarë të ndryshëm “po respektohen” nga MEK-u në mënyrë që të heshtin dhe të mos flasin më për ata. Fushata e frikshme e vizitave nga komanda e lartë xhihadiste, po hesht shumë media shqiptare të cilat nuk flasin dhe nuk po raportojnë më për zullumet e MEK-ut të cilat mediat ndërkombëtare po i tregojnë. Komandante Zhilla kontrollon paratë e MEK-ut dhe paraja hedh shurrën përpjetë, thotë populli shqiptar.

Sikur MEK-u të ishte një organizatë bukëpjekësish e cila jeton në një kompleks rezidencial ku xhihadistët iranianë hanë pilaf, rregullojnë dhëmbët dhe dëgjojnë muzikë, babai i Sommayeh Mohammadyt dhe të gjithë shqiptarët do të vërshonin drejt Manzës dhe do takonin Sommayehn dhe qindra xhihadistë të cilët nuk lejohen të takojnë familjet e tyre. Ata do takonin anëtarët e thjeshtë të MEK-ut dhe do i pyesnin pse nuk janë të lirë dhe pse jetojnë brenda këtij kampi idiot ushtarak ku Marjam Rajavi i ushqen si lepuj me bukë dhe me pilaf, i sterilizon që të mos bëjnë seks dhe i mban si kavie për ti hedhur në vdekje dhe xhihad një ditë? Por MEK-u nuk e lejon një gjë të këtillë.

Më poshtë është videoja e L. Todd Woodit dhe bukëpjekësve e pilafbërësve xhihadistë iranianë:

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Saudi Arabia Secretly Sent Truckloads of Gold and Rolex Watches to the Iranian MEK (aka Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult …)

By Ty Joplin

Saudi_Arabia_Mojahedin_Khalq_Maryam_Rajavi_Cult_MEK_MKO_NCRI_Terrorism_FinanceSaudi’s late king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (AFP/FILE)

It is widely rumored that Saudi Arabia has been a loyal supporter of the Mujahideen al-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian opposition group which began as a collective of radical students and is now more accurately described as a cult.

There has been no concrete account of Saudi’s support for the MEK, until now. In an interview with Al Bawaba, a former top-ranking member of the MEK has provided details of specific transfers of valuables good from Saudi Arabia to the MEK, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

The details are difficult to verify, but nonetheless represent the first comprehensive account of  the MEK’s partnership with Saudi Arabia.

According to the former MEK member who personally oversaw the transfers, Saudi officials operating within the security apparatus of Turki bin Faisal al Saud, the head of Saudi intelligence at the time, and the late king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, gave the MEK three tons of solid gold, at least four suitcases of custom Rolex watches and fabric covering the Kaaba, the most holy site in Islam. The transfers were worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Saudi’s Gold Transfers to the MEK

Late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in 2014 (AFP/FILE)

Massoud Khodabandeh, who used to head security for MEK’s top leaders and was one of its most-senior members, described to Al Bawaba a network of smuggling and black market sales that Saudi used to fund the MEK covertly.

Gold and other valuable commodities were be shipped from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad. Then, they would be sold in black markets in Amman, Jordan via Saudi-linked businessmen; the money would go to offshore accounts linked to the MEK, funding their operations.

In 1989, a year before Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait, Khodabandeh and the MEK’s leader at the time, Massoud Rajavi, went to Saudi with an escort by Iraq’s secret police. “Rajavi was to perform pilgrimage as well as other things. At the time for our return to Iraq, we were presented with two suitcases each, presents from King Abdullah, then crown prince. They included gold, [and] Rolex watches,” Khodabandeh said. These watches were custom-made and had the king’s head designed into them.

The MEK, having disavowed personal possessions, removed the king’s head from the watches and sold them to black market businessmen in Amman, Jordan.

They were also presented with a piece of a priceless kiswa, a large drape that is adorned over the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Kiswas are embroidered with gold and are manufactured at a cost of around $5 million, but the religious and symbolic importance of the fabric makes them much more valuable.

“I was also assigned to bring gold in special lorries,” Khodabandeh said.

Aided by two Iraqi and two Saudi representatives, Khodabandeh smuggled three trucks filled with gold bars from Saudi Arabia to Baghdad. He estimated that each truck held about a ton of gold, making the shipment’s contemporary worth almost $200 million.

“After a few days I arranged for it to go to Amman to be sold,” added Khodabandeh. “We knew a few businessmen who could do this for us and move the money to offshore accounts.”

That top Saudi officials, including the late king Abdullah who was crown prince at the time, was funding a Shia militant group complicates the narrative that Saudi was exclusively exporting a hyper-conservative brand of Sunni Islam, called Wahhabism, around the world to combat Shi’ism. In looking to destabilize the Iranian regime, Saudi appeared more than willing to funnel millions of dollars worth of goods to the Shia MEK.

“That top Saudi officials, including the late king Abdullah who was crown prince at the time, was funding a Shia militant group complicates the narrative”

Khodabandeh noted that some of the money received from its dealings with Saudi was for military vehicles.

Through the Saudi-linked businessmen in Amman, “we bought large fleets of Toyota semi-military vehicles and many other logistical needs.”

Other Sources of MEK Funding: Saddam and the U.S.

MEK leader Maryam Rajavi speaking to a crowd of supporters (AFP/FILE)

During much of the 1980s and 1990s, the MEK was sheltered and supported by Saddam Hussein, who co-opted the group and used it as a paramilitary force for his own geopolitical agenda, which included a war against Kurds and Iran. Under the orders of Saddam, the MEK killed thousands of Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war, cementing their reputations as traitors to the Iranian people.

Khodabandeh told Al Bawaba that, in addition to receiving regular payment from Saddam, the MEK was funneled money from Iraqi oil that was exported to the U.K.

The MEK also garnered a significant amount of money from fraud and money laundering activities around the world.

A massive FBI investigation into the group’s finances in 2004 revealed a complex web of front organizations disguised as charities that were MEK revenue generators. Fraud and laundering schemes were found all over Europe and the U.S.,

From Washington D.C., to Tampa, Dallas, Los Angeles and even London, Stockholm and Paris, the MEK operated “cells” that took part in fraud schemes and fake charities.

“From Washington D.C., to Tampa, Dallas, Los Angeles and even London, Stockholm and Paris, the MEK operated “cells” that took part in fraud schemes and fake charities.”

One such fake charity was called the Committee for Human Rights. MEK members posed as representatives of the so-called Committee for Human Rights, seeking donations for the medical treatment of starving Iranian refugee children. The donations received were then laundred via Turkey back to the main base in Iraq, where they were used “to fund MEK’s terrorist operation” according to the report.

To smuggle in MEK members to the United States, which listed the group as a foreign terrorist organization at the time, the organization forged identity and immigration documents.

An MEK gathering in Paris, France (AFP/FILE)

In 2012, it was delisted as a terror group and recruited by the U.S. for use in destabilizing the Iranian regime. The U.S. paid $20 million to the U.N. refugee agency to transfer thousands of MEK members from Iraq to Tirana, Albania. The U.S. also gave Albania funds to build a military-style facility for the MEK, in which it is currently holed up.

The U.S. also “allocated a budget of 10 million dollars for the purpose of a ‘de-radicalization’ program to dismantle MEK as an organisation and sort out the members,” according to Khodabandeh. But the Trump administration halted the program.

The contemporary MEK is almost unrecognizable from its founding principles.

What began as a radical, anti-Shah student movement in Tehran, the MEK morphed into an anti-Ayatollah guerrilla group when it was forced from the Iranian political scene, then it became a pro-Saddam militia operating in Iraq killing Iranians and Kurds. Now, it is an asset by the U.S. President Donald Trump, whose advisors think it can be wielded against the current Iranian regime.

“There is a viable opposition to the rule of the Ayatollahs,” Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton proudly announced to a conference hall full of MEK members bussed in to the annual gathering from their compound. “And that opposition is centered in this room today.”

The group’s shifting alliances closely align with its sources of funding, making the group a kind of quasi-mercenary force, although the group has not engaged in combat in years.

“The group’s shifting alliances closely align with its sources of funding, making the group a kind of quasi-mercenary force, although the group has not engaged in combat in years.”

Turki bin Faisal al Saud, who was directing Saudi’s intelligence at the time Khodabandeh was assigned to smuggle Saudi goods into Iraq for the MEK’s benefit, has since become an outspoken advocate for the MEK.

“Your efforts to confront this regime are legitimate, and your struggle to rescue all sectors of the Iranian society… from the oppression of the Velayat-e Faqih rule, as was said by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, is legitimate and an imperative,” bin Faisal told thousands of MEK members at an annual conference for the group in Paris in 2017.

“Therefore, advance with God’s blessings.”

Khodabandeh said that bin Faisal replaced Saddam as the main backer of the group. “I would say that after the fall of Saddam, the MEK which was then being run by Massoud under the patronage of Saddam, changed to the organisation run by Maryam under the patronage of Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud.”

“It changed from a terrorist military organisation to an intelligence-based propaganda machine.”

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MEK leader Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)

By Ty Joplin

A little ways outside the center of Tirana, Albania lies a military-style base surrounded by high walls and tight security.

What makes the compound one of the most unique in the world, is that its walls may be keeping its inhabitants in, rather than keeping any intruders out. Inside are thousands of members of the Mujahideen al-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian organization that was deemed a terror group by much of the world, only to be quietly re-marketed as a peaceful, democratic organization.

Now, it is considered a vital strategic partner by U.S. President Donald Trump and his foreign policy team who hope that the MEK will one day storm Tehran, overthrow the Ayatollah’s regime and take the reigns of power.

“There is a viable opposition to the rule of the Ayatollahs,” Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton proudly announced to a conference hall full of MEK members bussed in to the annual gathering from their compound. “And that opposition is centered in this room today.”

But who are the MEK? No one seems to know.

That question is nearly impossible to answer, not least because the MEK has shifted its own identity so many times that former members cannot recognize the group as a coherent body anymore. Tightly controlled by its leader, Maryam Rajavi, many who have studied the group call it a cult. Iranians call them hypocrites for becoming a pro-Saddam militia that killed thousands of Iranians in the 1980s. Trump’s White House call them the last viable hope of a Free Iran.

“it is considered a vital strategic partner by U.S. President Donald Trump and his foreign policy team who hope that the MEK will one day storm Tehran, overthrow the Ayatollah’s regime and take the reigns of power.”

To understand the MEK, Al Bawaba spoke with Massoud Khodabandeh, who was one of the groups most senior leaders for decades, before he escaped and renounced what it had become.

From Students to Guerrilla Fighters

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Maryam and Massoud Rajavi of the MEK (AFP/FILE)

“I had joined MEK with idealistic aims and revolutionary ideas,” Khodabandeh told Al Bawaba in an interview. “I was a teenager then.”

Formed in 1965 by a group of students from Tehran University, the MEK was organized against the rule of the Shah, whose government was installed by the U.K. and U.S. to ensure Iranian oil flowed to the West. Its left-leaning members initially mixed a Marxist understanding of history with Islam, but were targeted by the Shah’s secret intelligence, the SAVAK.

Many of its members were jailed and executed, and the group underwent a series of internal rifts. Eventually, Massoud Rajavi rose to lead the group, and the MEK allied itself with the revolutionary cleric, Ayatollah Khomeini, who was quickly positioning himself as the top contender for the Shah’s job as ruler of Iran.

Khomeini,a far-right Islamist, graciously accepted the help of the MEK, but had no plans to share power with them. When he did seize power in the 1979 Revolution, he disavowed the MEK and its leadership, driving them out of the political scene. They quickly transformed into guerrilla fighters battling the Ayatollah regime inside Iran.

In June 1981, the MEK killed 70 high-ranking members of the Ayatollah’s Islamic Republican Party. The bombing also reportedly injured Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is now the current ruler of Iran, permanently affecting his right arm.

Then two months later, they bombed the offices of Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, who was Prime Minister, and Mohammad-Ali Rajai, who was the president at the time, killing both.

Khomeini then set his sights on expelling the MEK from Iran; most of the members fled to Iraq while its leadership went to Paris.

In Iraq, Saddam Hussein immediately found a use for the MEK, and took them under his wing. He allowed them to build a new base for themselves called Camp Ashraf just north of Baghdad in 1986, and began funding the group. Saddam was fighting a brutal war with Iran at the time, and deployed the MEK as a militia against Iran’s army and its Revolutionary Guards.

Under the command of Saddam and Massoud Rajavi, the MEK killed thousands of Iranians and then was used to violently suppress Iraqi Kurds, something Khodabandeh thought utterly contrary to the original ideals of the group, which he thought to be emancipatory. 

“I had joined MEK with idealistic aims and revolutionary ideas,” Khodabandeh told Al Bawaba in an interview. “I was a teenager then.” 

“After years, especially after seeing the situation in Iraq and the role of MEK in Saddam’s army, it was obvious that not only had that aim gone out of the window, but the force was now a force for suppression.”

As one of its senior members who helped create international branches in Europe and lead its security, Khodabandeh thought he could convince the rest of the leadership to stick to its founding principles.

“I tried for years to somehow influence the direction with no success whatsoever,” he said.

By the late 1980s, the group was universally reviled in Iran for its role in the Iran-Iraq war, and was firmly part of Saddam’s network of militias he controlled. Its goal of revolution in Tehran seemed distant and abstract compared to the funds and arms it was getting for killing Iranians and Kurds.

“By the late 1980s, the group was universally reviled in Iran for its role in the Iran-Iraq war, and was firmly part of Saddam’s network of militias he controlled”

Because of its loyalty to Saddam, and its assassination of six American citizens, including three members of the military, the U.S. designated the MEK a Foreign Terror Organization (FTO) in 1997, and much of the world followed suit shortly thereafter.

How the MEK Got Off the Terror List

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(AFP/FILE)

For most organizations, to be deemed a terrorist group spells doom for its ability to network and function internationally. They are either treated as pariahs, or actively targeted by states to be eliminated.

The MEK stands as one of only groups who successfully lobbied itself off the list, paying out millions of dollars in a tri-pronged campaign that included donating to influential U.S. politicians, saturating U.S. magazines with pro-MEK advertisements and convincing the U.S. military and political establishment that it was an asset rather than a security threat.

Its removal from the terror list began in 2003, when the U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq, ousting Saddam Hussein and battling against his militias. The MEK was perceived as just another pro-Saddam militant organization, and were targeted as such by the U.S.

But then something strange happened.

After a brief period of conflict, the MEK called for a ceasefire and began discussions with U.S. officials about its status. According to a RAND report, the MEK’s negotiators convinced their U.S. counterparts that they had actually offered to help fight on the U.S.’ behalf before the invasion and that its members were U.S.-educated.

Both were false. They also told the U.S. officials that they hadn’t killed any U.S. forces, even though the MEK had killed at least one member of the special forces. With limited knowledge of the group, the U.S. officials were convinced and accepted the MEK’s terms of the ceasefire, which included the group keeping its weapons.

The MEK then quickly built trust with the U.S., and was treated less like a terror organization and more like a oppressed minority. For their part, the MEK quickly ditched its friendship with Saddam and replaced him with the U.S., who was busy fighting an insurgency and struggling to establish a new government in Iraq.

Despite being listed still as a terror group, then-Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld moved to grant the MEK the status of ‘“protected persons” under the Fourth Geneva Convention in June 2004, effectively placing it under the protective custody of the U.S. The U.N., International Red Cross and Rumsfeld’s own department disagreed with the decision, but it was final. Rather than prisoners of war to be prosecuted, the MEK had been granted special privileges.

The U.S. also provided the MEK with its own office space in a forward operating base near Camp Ashraf; a move that further signalled the U.S.’ comfort with the MEK. They also openly prosthelytized to U.S. troops and formal requests to stop them were denied.

The MEK then set about the task of convincing U.S. policy makers that they could be a valuable asset in the ongoing geopolitical struggle against Iran, who was considered one of the key players in the so-called ‘Axis of Evil.’

A Remarkable Lobbying Effort

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Rudy Giuliani with MEK leader Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)

In Washington D.C., the MEK went about becoming a permanent fixture in the social and political spheres. According to Trita Parsi, the founder and current president of the National Iranian American Council, the MEK gained the favor of many policy makers.

“Even when the MEK was on the terrorist list, the group operated freely in Washington. Its office was in the National Press Club building, its Norooz receptions on Capitol Hill were well attended by lawmakers and Hill staff alike, and plenty of congressmen and women from both parties spoke up regularly in the MEK’s favor. In the early 2000s, in a move that defied both logic and irony, Fox News even hired a senior MEK lobbyist as an on-air terrorism commentator,” Parsi writes.

At a time when anti-terror rhetoric was reaching fever levels, and the U.S. was passing highly controversial laws that put the U.S. in a kind of secure, lockdown mode, with warrantless wiretapping, systematic searches, surveillance programs and clandestine torture sites becoming the norm, the MEK was in good standing with the U.S., as terrorist groups go. Although some in the Department of State wanted them shipped back to Iran, and recognized that many of their members were responsible for war crimes, officials in the Department of Defense sheltered them and began using them as a tool against Iran.

The MEK also wanted to win over the hearts and minds of everyday Americans, who likely had not heard of the small, nascent group but may have been concerned about peace and democracy, which the MEK now claimed were their guiding principles.

The group spent hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2005-2012 taking out ads in major newspapers, including The New York Times and the Washington Post. Their ads were designed to look more like petitions or news stories, and they blended into everyday reading.

“35,000 Iranians Rally in Brussels,” one advertisement headline read, seeking to show that the group had popular support. “250 Parliamentarians, 50 Jurists Condemn . . . Conspiracies against Iranian Mojahedin in Iraq, Call for Removal of Terror Tag from PMOI,” read another.

One full-page ad in The New York Times called for the group to be returned to Camp Ashraf after many had been forcibly transferred to the less-secure Camp Liberty.

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(MEK’s ad in The New York Times)

To be sure, the group was under attack by Iraqi forces during the mid-2000s; tens of them died and hundreds were wounded in a series of strikes against Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty.

The MEK paid for a vast array of U.S. bipartisan support. Among its public allies, even when it was a terror group, was R. James Woolsey and Porter J. Goss, both former CIA heads, former president George W. Bush’s homeland security chief Tom Ridge, Obama’s first national security advisor, James Jones, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, popular Vermont Democrat Howard Dean. Its other allies included Democrat Congressman John Lewis, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, former Representative Patrick Kennedy and retired General Wesley Clark among others.

The ad campaigns and tireless lobbying efforts worked.

In Sept 2012, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the group was coming off the terror list. A Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher praised the decision, saying  “The lives of hundreds of the M.E.K. misplaced persons could well be saved as result.” He also insisted that the group seeks “a secular, peaceful, and democratic government,” in Iran.

The MEK had convinced enough powerful people that they were a genuinely potent opposition force that could offset the power of the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran.

The de-listing also open the way for them to expand their lobbying efforts in the U.S., which they have done. Rudy Giuliani regularly attends their annual gatherings, getting paid tens of thousands of dollars to do so, as does current National Security Advisor John Bolton, who was reportedly paid at least $180,000by the group in 2017. Other politicians donated to include Barack Obama and John McCain.

With U.S. help, the MEK were lifted out of Iraq and into a new base in Tirana, Albania where they reside now.

Now that the average age of the MEK’s members is around 55 or 60, “it is fair to say the members have nowhere to go but to stay,” and watch the organization slowly fade away, Khodabandeh said.

“The only alternative for them is suicide. Especially the ones who have joined following an idea.”

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    Radicalised Mojahedin Khalq from Iraq to AlbaniaAnne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Huffington post (and Top Topic), October 09 2016:… For the local citizens, mystery surrounds their arrival and their lifestyle. Should these secretive and covert neighbours be treated with suspicion or kindness? At a local level, the first thing neighbouring families need to be aware of is that among all MEK members, sexual relations have been banned for over 25 years. This means there are no marriages or children or young people in the organisation. More troubling … 

    Massoud & Anne Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, July 14 2016:… Whether Rajavi is already dead or now killable is not known – only he can answer this – but he and his whole organisation are certainly now, body and soul, in the capable hands of the Saudi Prince. If he is still alive, Rajavi’s only role is to act as go-between to instruct his wife what she must do on behalf of the Saudis. If he is dead

    Maryam RajaviMassoud Khodabandeh, Huffington Post, July 08 2016:… Clearly this message is not aimed at Iranians. The clamour for regime change in Iran does not emanate from inside the country in spite of its many social, civic and political problems. Who then is Maryam Rajavi’s constituency? Fro

    Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), takes part in a rally in Villepinte, near ParisMassoud Khodabandeh, Toptopic, July 03 2016:… So, back to the recent advertising campaign. Any publicity campaign will be successful if it is newsworthy. Maryam, however, simply churns out the same scenario ad infinitum. Starting with describing a terrible situation in Iran – based on news items that can be gleaned from any serious report