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  March 24, 2007 at 00:01:47

Detente or Appeasement?

by Jubin Afshar

Jubin Afshar, is Director of the Near East Project at Near East Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

Everyone should look at the content of the author's Web site.  The author's solution for Iran is the totalitarian takeover of Iran by the MEK (Rajavi Cult or Pol Pot of Iran).  The MEK has murdered American military officers and Rockwell International employees.  The MEK has committed terrorist acts, even in New York City.  The State Departments of Presidents Bill Clinton and of George W. Bush have placed the MEK on terrorist lists for good reasons.At the end of the Iran-Iraq War, Massoud Rajavi waved to 2,000 MEK fighters from the safety of Iraq while they invaded Iran.  Rajavi told them they would not need to fire a single shot because one million Iranians would march with them to Tehran.In 1991, the MEK committed terrible atrocities against unarmed Kurdish civilians--including running over them with tanks or with armored personnel carriers.In April 2003, the American and coalition forces attacked the MEK at Camp Ashraf, Iraq.  Does the author dare to reveal where Massoud Rajavi is today?  Is the American military holding Massoud Rajavi as a prisoner at a camp in Iraq or protecting him until the American military invades Iran?This is the same group of crazies who burned themselves in front of television cameras in June 2003. While the American government has closed the office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Washington, DC, the American government has not closed the operations of other supporters of America's terrorist enemies.Many of the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) have been strong supporters of the Rajavi Cult.  See, for example, the Web site of the Iran Policy Committee.  While the Iran Policy Committee does disclose that one of its employees is a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the IPC does not disclose its funding sources.With the help of the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites), this totalitarian terrorist organization has been able to dupe many in the Democratic and Republican parties.  Can the Rajavi Cult dupe progressives?Professor Paul Sheldon Foote

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