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Posted on 04/10/2012 8:11:52 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
[SNIP] Meanwhile, the New Yorker reported over the weekend that the US trained members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq. According to previous reports, Israel has been cooperating with the group, which allegedly carried out hits on Iranian nuclear scientists.
Sources quoted by the New Yorker said members of the organization, also known as the MEK, or the Peoples Mujahedin of Iran, were taught how to intercept telephone conversations and text messages inside Iran, which were then translated and shared with American intelligence officials.
Other sources confirmed a previous report in March by NBC News, which claimed that Israels Mossad intelligence agency was also involved in financing and training MEK units, with the purpose of targeting Iranian nuclear enrichment sites and power plants.
There are growing calls within the US Congress to remove MEK from the State Department's list of terror organizations.
Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported that the US military trained members of an Iranian group in Nevada beginning in 2005, adding that American intelligence continues to be transferred to the MEK for use in operations that include the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists.
According to Hersh, the training was conducted at a site located some 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. He said the site was once used for nuclear testing and now includes a counterintelligence training facility and a private airport capable of handling Boeing 737 aircraft.
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I seem to remember MEK as being an underground communist organization during the Shah’s reign. Now we’re arming/training them? How the times do change.
Hmm, training known terrorists by bringing them to the US to train seems like a mighty risky strategy — especially now that it is no longer SECRET
Just wondering, just in who’s interest are the New Yorker working for? seems to me it is not us
Yet another leak by the Obummer admin. Bookmarked.
Look who is president.
a) Obaama isn't interested on taking on Iran
b) The Press is beginning to turn on Teh One.
For whatever good it will do or has done...big deal.
“Read between the Tea Leaves: if the New Yorker is spilling the beans on covert ops against Iran, either
a) Obaama isn’t interested on taking on Iran
b) The Press is beginning to turn on The One.”
There’s another possible explanation - Israel got really mad when Obama’s admin leaked (recently) that the IAF was going to use bases in Azerbaijan to hit Iran. This article reads like a tit-for-tat Israeli lead of info damaging to the US.
The deeper story could be that the Israelis leaked old stuff - dated to 2005-6, not too damaging to Obama but just damaging enough that it will make him wonder what else the Israelis have and clam up.
Your picture and his words should be pasted all over during the election. Most people have no idea and won’t if the message isn’t let out.