Global Research: Trump Advisors Giuliani and Bolton Support MEK, the Iran Terrorist Organization
Trump Advisors Giuliani and Bolton Support MEK, the Iran Terrorist Organization
By Kurt Nimmo
Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, tweeted on Saturday that “MEK is a viable alternative to the rule of the mullahs in Iran.”
Rudy, of course, didn’t bother to point out that NCRI is a front organization for MEK, short for Mojahedin-e Khalq, the terrorist organization that wants, with the help of the neocons, to rule Iran.
Tom Ridge, Louis Freeh and Bob Torricelli agree that “NCRI (National Council of Resistance in Iran) is a very capable alternative to the Regime of Iran. They stand for freedom”. pic.twitter.com/xaqzMkdDUS
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 13, 2019
According to research conducted by Ivan Kesić, a freelance writer, MEK is a terrorist organization on par with the Islamic State.
Kesić writes that
“based on the facts and figures, due to the terrorist attacks committed by the Mujahedin-e Khalq more than 16,000 people have been killed in Iran alone, not counting their atrocities against Iranian and Iraqi civilians during the Iran-Iraq war and the 1991 uprisings in Iraq. Their tactics included bomb attacks, targeted assassinations, aircraft hijackings, and so on. Only from 26 August 1981 to December 1982, the MEK conducted 336 terrorist attacks against targets in Iran.”
Americans were not immune from violence, according to Kesić:
Mujahedin-e Khalq has also conducted attacks against numerous Western targets, both in Europe, North America and elsewhere. In the early 1970s, MEK members killed several US soldiers and civilians working on defense projects in Tehran. Such victims included US Army Lt. Col. Lewis L. Hawkins who was assassinated in June 1973, US Army officers Col. Paul Shaffer and Lt. Col. Jack Turner killed in May 1975, an Iranian employee at the US Embassy in Tehran two months later, and US civilian contractors Robert R. Krongrad, William C. Cottrell Jr. and Donald G. Smith assassinated by four gunmen in August 1976. Furthermore, in May 1972 US Air Force General Harold L. Price was seriously wounded in attempted assassination. Several hours later, the MEK had a plan to assassinate US President Richard Nixon and they blasted a bomb at mausoleum where Nixon was scheduled to attend a ceremony just 45 minutes after the explosion. In November 1970, a failed attempt was made to kidnap the US Ambassador to Iran, Douglas MacArthur II. MEK gunmen ambushed MacArthur’s limousine while he and his wife were en route their house. Shots were fired at the vehicle and a hatchet was hurled through the rear window, however, MacArthur remained unharmed. During the same period, MEK operatives also committed bombing of facilities of Pan-Am Airlines, Pan-American Oil, Shell Oil, and of gates of British Embassy.
Even Wikipedia, the establishment’s online encyclopedia of spin and historical omission, admits NCRI is a front for MEK.
The organization has appearance of a broad-based coalition; however many analysts consider NCRI and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) to be synonymous, taking the former to be an umbrella organization or alias for the latter, and recognize NCRI as an only “nominally independent” political wing or front for MEK. Both organizations are considered to be led by Massoud Rajavi and his wife Maryam Rajavi.
Not surprisingly, one of the most ardent Zionists to ever sit in Congress, Joe Lieberman, supports NCRI-cum-MEK and likely feeds at same MEK trough as Giuliani.
None other than establishment propaganda paragon Politico reported the former New York mayor’s affection for MEK cash.
According to a financial disclosure reported on by The New York Times, Giuliani has been speechifying at hyperspeed for years, collecting $11.4 million for 124 appearances in just one year—and that was before signing up for the MeK gravy train around 2011. Perhaps he just didn’t have time to consider the character of his paymaster.
Former Senator Joe Lieberman, the Conscience of the Senate, tells the Free Iran 2019 Conference that even as a Democrat he admires @realDonaldTrump heroism in standing up to the regime of terror in Iran. pic.twitter.com/BA7P4vxPEj
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 13, 2019
The euphonious sounding “2019 Free Iran conference” will be held this weekend at the MEK compound in Albania. The terrorist organization has produced a video announcing the arrival of the wined-and-dined, many undoubtedly on the payroll.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) July 13, 2019
The NCRI née MEK proudly announced the following participants:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former United States Senator Joe Lieberman, Foreign French Foreign Ministers Michèle Alliot-Marie and Bernard Kouchner, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, former US Senator Robert Torricelli and hundreds of other international lawmakers, official and dignitaries attend the Iranian opposition’s 2019 Free Iran conference in ‘Ashraf 3’, the headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK or PMOI) in Albania. Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi is the event’s keynote speaker.
The chief neocon warmonger and Trump national security adviser, John Bolton, was not included on the above list.
“There have been quite a few former officials, politicians, and retired military officers that have been cheerleading for the MEK over the last few years, but Bolton is one of their oldest and most consistent American supporters,” writes Daniel Larison.
Bolton, like Giuliani, is slimy with MEK blood money.
MEK expert @joanne_stocker estimates that @AmbJohnBolton has been paid upwards of $180K by the group to speak at its events. Now he’s in a position to advocate for it from inside the White House. @RichardEngel #OnAssignment pic.twitter.com/kxoi2FQ5dn
— On Assignment with Richard Engel (@OARichardEngel) May 27, 2018