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Just let Iran stew in its own juices, and don't de-list the MeK

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Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Jul 19, 2011 at 23:53

What's this ... about delisting the MeK? They were the first invaders of our Embassy in Tehran back in 1979. If they've moderated their anti-Americanism, it's only a cynical ploy to pull the wool over the eyes of a nation they see as being made up half of devils and the other half sheep. When the mullah-ocracy arrests and shoots an MeK, I'm about as moved as when a chicken-stealing hawk swoops down on a poisonous snake and eats it.

Ever since Hanun ben David disgraced the envoys of David of Israel in the early 10th century BC, disgracing envoys has meant that the culprit sees no other possible stance towards the other state besides war. As a group whose ideology is a mix of Marx and political Islam, the MeK cannot but hate the USA and its people for what they are; and any carping about America's making it impossible for southern Azerbaijan and Kordestan to join the fraternal embrace of Soviet Peoples back in 1946 or mistrusting Mossadegh for being a lion with the British and a crippled mouse towards Soviet oil concessions (and, BTW, out-and-out looting in Iran) is only window dressing. Hence, if the US government had any sense of dignity, every MeK who was ever allowed into the USA ought to be rounded up, stripped of citizenship after due process of law, interred, and deported to whatever country might take him.

Maybe the Iranian street is no longer angry at America's saving it from being the Soviet-run Afghanistan of the 1950's and '60's (which is exactly where the policies of their hero Mossadegh would've led). if so, I'll believe it when some Iranian government makes the first move in normalizing relations, and I will cheer and applaud if such a thing ever happens. But otherwise, the Iranian people have made it very clear on many occasions that they consider being martyred in conflict with "the Great Shaitan" to be their highest possible glory. Should the MeK take over in Tehran, any gratitude for the asylum their members received in the USA after 1980 would evaporate in a matter of nano-seconds. Hence, until Iran makes the first move towards normalization, it is incumbent on any US administration to state that it takes Iran' at her word when she professes a love of martyrdom, and should Iran make war on the USA or any of its allies, it will indulge such a love of martyrdom to the utmost, including the use of nuclear weapons. Further, the US government should make it clear that if any WMD is smuggled into and used inside the USA, Iran will be seen as responsible, and, if the Iranian government does not want its 30 most populous cities and most strategic sites go up in clouds of nuclear smoke, it had better do a very, very good job of policing Hezbollah, Hamas, and its other proxies.

Again, it is a disgrace that even a single member of the MeK was ever let into the USA.

And as for the Maryam Rajavi talking with Mayor Guiliani, wasn't she the "Mary" we saw so much of during the 444 days of the hostage crisis back in 1979? If so, why wasn't that filthy critter arrested for kidnapping? C'mon, Rudy! You're losing your touch!

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