The Dreams and Dilemmas of Iraqi Kurdistan

The Dreams and Dilemmas of Iraqi Kurdistan

Once strong and unified states on the vanguard of Arab nationalism, Iraq and Syria are on the verge of partition, fragmentation, and dismemberment. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and at least 60,000 Syrians who have lost their lives, other victims...

Supporting MEK a Lose-Lose Proposition for Israel

At the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog, Trita Parsi questioned the wisdom of Israel organizing MEK’s (Mujahedin-e Khalq) murderous attacks on Iranian scientists. First, any attempt by Israel to hold the higher moral ground and point fingers at the regime in...

U.S. Government Finally Catching up With MEK Boosters Like Ed Rendell

Cross-posted from IPS Special Project Right Web’s the Militarist Monitor. In a controversial 6-3 ruling on Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the executive’s right under the USA PATRIOT Act to prosecute individuals...
An Alternative to War with Iran

An Alternative to War with Iran

Relations between Iran and the West, fraught with tension and conflict for decades, have in the past few months reached a fever pitch. There is talk of war on a daily basis from both sides. Hundreds of millions, if not billions, have been spent both to fuel the...
My Day With a Real Thrill Kill Cult: the MEK

My Day With a Real Thrill Kill Cult: the MEK

During a recent rally in front of the White House, hundreds of members and supporters of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) advocated for the MEK’s removal from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations. The MEK (which also goes by other names, such...

Iran Hawks Find New Supporters Against the NIE

Many of us remember the Iraqi exile groups whose tall tales the Administration used to justify the invasion of their country in 2003. Fewer people are aware that similar groups from other Middle Eastern countries frequent the halls of Congress and editorial board...