MENA Mashup: Eternal War, Libya, Iran and Syria

By: Saturday June 1, 2013 8:00 pm

The US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism released it’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2012

Money Talks: The MEK Episode as the Fundamental Display of Washington Lobbying Power

By: Monday September 24, 2012 6:00 am

If you want to understand how things get done in Washington, perhaps the best lesson of the year comes from the State Department’s decision late Friday to remove the Iranian exile group Mujahideen-e-Khalq from the official list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The MEK never really lessened the activities that got it listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in the first place; in fact, they have intensified inside Iran. No, their path to de-listing came simply from buying off practically every prominent figure in Washington and rallying DC opinion to their side. It didn’t hurt also that the object of their terrorist activities happens to be a foreign country we don’t like.

Rendell and Ridge: From “Militant” Labelers to Terrorist Enablers

By: Monday April 23, 2012 6:30 pm

A new chapter has been added to the shale gas industry’s eco-terrorism, counterinsurgency and psychological operations saga.

In March, NBC News investigative reporter Michael Isikoff revealed that many prominent U.S. public officials are on the payroll of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a group labeled by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization. These U.S. officials are lobbying hard to remove the MEK from the list.

Washington’s Favorite Terrorists – Mujahedin-e Khalq

By: Friday July 8, 2011 6:30 am

Not all terrorist groups are alike Mujahedin-e Khalq, the Iranian terror group is in Washington lobbying to be taken off the terrorism list. It is not that they have changed their ways, they just have deep pockets and sympathetic Republicans to help them.

More New York Republicans Providing Material Support to Terrorists

By: Monday January 3, 2011 7:00 am

It’s really time for either some consistency in the way the government pursues its war on terror violent extremism, or an admission that the war on terror has disintegrated into a war on those who oppose U.S. empire. The government is still investigating a bunch of peace activists for material support. And yet four prominent Republicans can offer the same kind of material support as the peace activists — but this time in service of war or U.S. hegemony or oil — with no similar consequences?

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