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To Heck with the MEK

Reader comment on item: Will Washington Betray Anti-Regime Iranians?

Submitted by Peter J. Herz (United States), Jul 20, 2008 at 18:00

I've said it before, but I'll say it again: the MEK can go to jahanum, and the faster the better.

The Khalqis boast in their own circles that their "revolutionary fighters" were the first into the "nest of spies" back in the days of the Iranian hostage crisis. By this action, they clearly declared that they feel their only relationship with the USA is one of unalloyed hostility.

In biblical times, King David, ancestor of the M'shiach, trashed Ammon for an insult to his envoys. In World War II, the USA saw to it that Japanese and German envoys were safely returned home after Pearl Harbor. If the Iranian revolutionaries had decided it wanted to leave the doors open to future dialogue with the USA, they would have simply expelled the US diplomatic mission rather than take it hostage.

I am not for a war with Iran--although if they want nuclear confrontation they should be informed through proper channels that their fifty largest cities and most important military installations are targets for a return strike should they pull any dirty bomb shenanigans anywhere. Let them live with MAD.

As for anti-regime Iranians, I'll believe they've got something going when I see ferment going on in Iran--not on the Washington Mall. But most indicators seems to say that the average Iranian is satisfied with the rule of the mullahs (one reason why I have no qualms about a nuclear retaliatory second strike against Iran). And, if the MEK are the chief anti-regime group, I can only see Iran going from bad to worse along the order of Stalin replacing Lenin. Those little stinkers hate us not a pinch less than the mad mullahs; so every patriotic American who ever encounters MEK petitioners or demonstrators on the Washington Mall, on campus, or elsewhere should call loudly for their arrest and deportation--or at least tell them that they've got a lot of chutzpah to so abuse American good will.

This is one point where Dr. Pipes and I will disagree.


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