Unimaginable treason, shamelessly defended.
by Tony Cartalucci
First seen on DeadLineLive: March 20, 2012 – In an astounding interview uploaded on August 29, 2011 by Think Progress.org, former US Representative Patrick Kennedy is asked about his appearance at a rally on behalf of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), a US State Department-listed foreign terror organization (#29). He shamelessly declares that not only was he paid a sum of 25,000 USD to appear at the rally, but that he also believes in MEK’s “cause.”
Kennedy would further astound us by claiming Iranians are “exporting” rocket propelled grenades and IED’s (improvised explosive devices) to “kill Americans.” He states, “you could never pay me enough to be on the side of any group that is killing Americans,” apparently oblivious to the fact that MEK is listed as a terrorist organization specifically because it has indeed killed Americans.
He would then go on to implicate several other co-lobbyists working with him, claiming that he stands with “a whole array of military leadership” in his support of MEK.
Kennedy’s support of MEK – being a designated terrorist organization – is in direct violation of USC § 2339A & 2339B – providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations. It is a crime under US law that carries with it a penalty up to and including life imprisonment.
MEK is a listed terror organization for a reason….
US State Department-listed foreign terror organization, Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK), has carried out decades of brutal terrorist attacks, assassinations, and espionage against the Iranian government and its people, as well as targeting Americans including the attempted kidnapping of US Ambassador Douglas MacArthur II, the attempted assassination of USAF BrigadierGeneral Harold Price, the successful assassination of Lieutenant Colonel Louis Lee Hawkins, the double assassinations of Colonel Paul Shaffer and Lieutenant Colonel Jack Turner, and the successful ambush and killing of American Rockwell International employees William Cottrell, Donald Smith, and Robert Krongard.
Image: A screenshot from theUS State Department’s websiteshowing MEK listed as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (29. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)). Paradoxically the US State Department along with the UN and Neo-Conservative lobbyists have been the sole factor in harboring, training, arming, and keeping in existence this terrorist organization. (click on image to enlarge)
Admissions to the deaths of the Rockwell International employees can be found within a report written by former US State Department and Department of Defense official Lincoln Bloomfield Jr. on behalf of the lobbying firm Akin Gump in an attempt to dismiss concerns over MEK’s violent past and how it connects to its current campaign of armed terror – a testament to the depths of depravity from which Washington and London lobbyists operate.
To this day MEK terrorists have been carrying out attacks inside of Iran killing political opponents, attacking civilian targets, as well as carrying out the US-Israeli program of targeting and assassinating Iranian scientists. MEK terrorists are also suspected of handling patsies in recent false flag operations carried out in India, Georgia, and Thailand, which have been ham-handedly blamed on the Iranian government.
MEK is described by Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh as a “cult-like organization” with “totalitarian tendencies.” While Takeyh fails to expand on what he meant by “cult-like” and “totalitarian,” an interview with US State Department-run Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty reported that a MEK escapee claimed the terrorist organization bans marriage, using radios, the Internet, and holds many members against their will with the threat of death if ever they are caught attempting to escape.
By every conceivable measure, MEK are terrorists who most definitely have American blood on their hands. Kennedy’s defense preys upon what he must believe to be an infinitely ignorant, intellectually sloven audience and makes a mockery out of the 6,000+ Americans who’ve died in the fraudulent “War on Terror.” In a nation which claims to derive its global moral superiority from the “rule of law,” allowing Kennedy and those lobbying with him on behalf of MEK to continue flagrantly violating the law with impunity only further erodes America’s terminally deteriorating legitimacy both at home and abroad.
To understand “Why?” the US is backing a listed terrorist organization, please read: “Israel & US: Partners in International Crime: US think-tank admits Iran is not a threat to either US or Israeli security, devises narrative to sell unnecessary war to public.“