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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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1are you serious? [118 words]emAug 5, 2011 06:13188045
the enemy of our enemy... [83 words]Evan MarkJul 27, 2011 16:30187754
1You need some eyes on the Iranian ground, Daniel [368 words]KevinJul 27, 2011 11:51187741
Tough Or Diplomatic [115 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Mark D.Jul 25, 2011 19:51187701
2something is missing here ! [88 words]AliJul 23, 2011 19:06187650
question for DP [7 words]
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Libya and Iran [129 words]Mark D.Jul 23, 2011 23:20187618
1not comparable [146 words]Derar MarkJul 25, 2011 09:53187618
MEK [44 words]Lujack SkylarkJul 21, 2011 13:13187605
On increMental [67 words]Jay1Jul 20, 2011 21:25187585
1Just let Iran stew in its own juices, and don't de-list the MeK [549 words]Kepha HorJul 19, 2011 23:53187572
MEK is hated [12 words]aloJul 19, 2011 22:30187570
Topple the Mullah Regime [60 words]NuritGJul 19, 2011 17:07187563
6Acts of war went unpunished in 79 [55 words]Abu NudnikJul 19, 2011 17:01187562
carter was an antisemitic weakling [24 words]rick oneilJul 23, 2011 18:19187562
1Determining the True Power of the Iranian Islamic Revolution [380 words]M. ToveyJul 19, 2011 16:44187561
1Empower Iranians ... ? [54 words]FereydounJul 19, 2011 15:10187559
Fereydoun, is that really true? [171 words]Kepha HorJul 20, 2011 00:01187559
Principal of valeyat-a- [98 words]Steve BorkowskiJul 19, 2011 11:30187555
Did you forget that Obama is President? [345 words]john w mcginleyJul 19, 2011 10:13187551
1MeK vs. Iranians [234 words]Yek IraniJul 19, 2011 09:30187550
butting heads [223 words]Joe Six-PackJul 21, 2011 11:13187550
Innocent Americans ? [17 words]AliJul 23, 2011 19:36187550
Not innocent [133 words]Joe Six-PackJul 25, 2011 08:38187550
America Does Not Bear the Burden for Islamic Culpability [177 words]M. ToveyJul 25, 2011 16:38187550
Informative article [20 words]Mitra SamaniJul 19, 2011 03:58187543

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