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Sorry, Dr. Pipes. I'm still a sceptic

Reader comment on item: Unleash the Iranian Opposition[, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq]

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jul 18, 2007 at 18:36

I may be wrong, but don't the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq boast to their own people that they were the first fighters into the "Nest of Spies" back in 1978-79? If so, they should not get a single penny of American aid and, preferably, any MEK members in the USA should have their political asylum or lawful permanent resident status revoked and then they should be deported. Further, the immigration officials who granted them asylum ought to be fired. As for those MEK who are already citizens, they should be subjected to as strict an FBI surveillance as the Communists.

Even Nazi Germany and imperial Japan showed the accepted courtesies to our diplomats as they were expelled following the declation of war. Islamicist Iran, including its MEK losers, however, engaged in behavior that puts them beyonf the pale of civilization. They, not we, have declared that there can be no possible dialogue or non-hostile communication between us.

I do not call for war with Iran. I say we let them stew in their own juices until the Iranian people are sick enough of the mullahs to overthrow them on their own. Then we can talk again.

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