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State Dept. Remains Two-Faced on MEK Terrorist Designation

msa Wrote: May 23, 2012 4:48 AM
shame on you Hernlem, MEK has won every court battle in Europe and UK, and reason of invasion of US to Iraq is something else. US should not make list a political tool, it should be a Judicial decision.
Hernlem Wrote: May 23, 2012 11:01 AM
Political executions and torture serve only to drive opponents to extremes.
Hernlem Wrote: May 23, 2012 10:55 AM
I agree that the designation should not be a political tool. I think that in trying to get countries to change their ways, one cannot fight them with the same methods that we oppose (i.e. terrorism). It should not simply be a decision to take sides.

The U.S. courts have recognized that the FTO list involves questions of national security which they consider outside their jurisdiction. The MEK have engaged in attacks on U.S. soil as well as Iranian soil. It seems that Tom Tancredo accurately perceives that the MEK has the will to resume attacks in Iran if given the opportunity. If the U.S. facilitates this eventuality it sets a dangerous precedent.
Naseem Wrote: May 23, 2012 9:06 AM
Hernlem is a known proponent of the terrorist Iranian regime and as such he supports the regime's terror machine, its executioners, rapists torturers, etc and by extension, he would oppose any one or any opposition group that is against that terror regime.

When there’s no good answer, people sometimes – actually often – try to obfuscate with false information. That surely was the case at the recent U.S. Court of Appeals hearing involving the terrorist designation of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). I was present during the hearing and was stunned with how the Government handled this case.

This case has been dragging on for almost two years, as the State Department continues to block efforts by the PMOI to have the wrongful listing removed. Similar efforts in the UK and EU were successful years ago, but the U.S. –...