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U.S. Senator: Manipulating Terrorist Groups Backfires on the West
by Sondoss Al Asaad
Richard Hayden Black is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate. The U.S. Senator has frequently criticized the unfair economic blockade imposed on the Syrian people, believing that if Syria would lose the war, there would be serious repercussions on humanity in general.
Sen. Black stresses that there are no “moderate” fighters in Syria and that the policies enacted by successive American administrations vis-à-vis the West Asia have fostered mistrust among regional people and shattered their belief in all American strategies.
The US senator, in an interview by Costantino Ceoldo to Pravda, Richard Black expresses that John Bolton, Trump’s National Security Advisor, and Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, would like to trigger a war with Iran. However, he adds, Trump knows the Americans are tired of wars in the Middle East, so no dramatic war is expected before the 2020 elections, as going to war with Iran would be disastrous for America.
Answering if there a risk that MEK would find fertile ground to grow in Iran like ISIS in Syria, the senator confirms that this possibility is a distinct for Iran is a cohesive, unified nation. He goes further to say that ”nevertheless, the West has decided to employ MEK-led terrorists to overthrow the duly-elected government of Iran.”
Sen. Black points out that ‘Ashraf-3’ base has just opened in Albania, which aims at coordinating terrorist training, logistics and military action against Iran, adding that the facility has parks, shopping centers, conference centers, and a luxury hotel, and will be home to 3,000 MEK terrorists.
The US senator states that the US removed the MEK from the list of terrorist organizations in 2012 in order to bring about a violent regime change in Iran, after designating it as terrorist, in 1997.
Sen. Black further clarifies that employing terror organizations like MEK or al Qaeda has not produced good results for Western countries. ”Every time the West and its Gulf State allies use terrorists to overthrow governments, the results are disastrous. By recruiting and supplying affiliates of al Qaeda in Libya and Syria, we flooded Europe with a tidal wave of culturally-incompatible refugees,” he warns.
Besides, the senator notes that terrorism has gravely damaged countries like Germany, whose people were startled when foreign immigrants assaulted and raped German women with wild abandon soon after their arrival. Sen. Black concludes, ”The resulting crime and social disorder shocked Germans and Scandinavians, who may be permanently afflicted by these unpleasant social conditions.”
6) Some investigations made by Iranians point to a MEK responsibility in the recent oil tankers attacks. Is Washington still trusting this organization?
A) The MEK is not independent of Washington. The Ashraf-3 base opening was attended by many senior-level U.S. officials. National Security Advisor John Bolton told the MEK at its 2017 conference in Albania, “Before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran”. He was wrong. But John Bolton still intends to overthrow Iran. I am not convinced that Iran was behind the tanker attacks. The attacks seemed staged and implausible. In one case, the State Department insisted the Kokuka Courageous was damaged by Iranian magnetic mines. But tanker crew said that flying ordnance pierced the ship’s hull. The holes pierced the ship above the waterline. That means the magnetic mines had to jump up from the water and cling to the ship’s side. It seems that a covert intelligence action was the more likely source of the damage.