For three years, thousands of members of a militant group dedicated to overthrowing Iran's theocracy have lived in a sprawling compound north of Baghdad under the protection of the U.S. military.Information, I would note, that has been all wrong - made up to help the US along the path to war with Iran so that the MeK's messianic leader can make his attempt at being Iran's new religious-nut-in-charge. Leading the US intelligence community around by the nose is something the MeK are proud of, boasting:
"All the important things that are talked about are things revealed by us," said Mohammad Mohaddessin chairman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the MEK's political arm, referring to information about Iran's nuclear ambitions and, more recently, the roadside bombs the United States says Iran has made available to insurgents in Iraq.So waht kind of aorganistation is the Bush administration pinning its trust on when it comes to intelligence that could eventually lead to war?
The Iraqi government announced this week that roughly 100 members would face prosecution for human rights violations, a move MEK officials contend comes at the request of the Iranian government.Nice. No wonder the administration is keeping to a strict "no comment" policy about its support for these folks. It is probably even worse than that, as Larisa Alexandrova has previously reported at Raw Story that the Bush administration may be using the MeK as a proxy force for attacks on Iran already. She reprises some of her work in a post at the HuffPo today:
"As previously reported by Raw Story, a terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) is being used on the ground in Iran by the Pentegon, bypassing US intelligence channels. The report was subsequently covered by the Asia Times (Article).and concludes by saying that the use of US soldiers acting as "servants to terrorists and former Saddam police contractors" is "outrageous". I have to agree.