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MeK vs. Iranians

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Submitted by Yek Irani (United States), Jul 19, 2011 at 09:30

The main error in your argument is equating the MeK with the Iranian people.

MeK's history speaks for itself. Your argument fails because of the fact that most Iranians (I mean close to 100%) consider MeK leaders and members as "traitors". Many have written on why that is the case, so I won't waste my time.

The other fallacy in arguments like yours is believing that the MeK is a democratic organization. If you speak to former members (top and low ranks), they will tell you otherwise. In fact, they believe in oppression. They have tortured and killed many of their members who wanted to leave. And more than half of their "members" in Camp Ashraf consider themselves prisoners.

And your argument against Iran being labeled as "the most active state sponsor of terrorism" because of the embassy and the marine barracks, assuming that is true and Iran was behind it, what should that say about the US? Is the US a state sponsor of terrorism also? Need I list the terrorist and murderers that were sponsored and trained by the US?

I will offer a different solution: lift the sanctions on Iran, make good with the people of Iran, help them with the economy. That will be good for both US and Iran. Once that happens, democracy will slowly flourish in Iran.

The more we butt heads with Iran, the nastier it gets.

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