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Here's the Video of Newt Gingrich Bowing to the Leader of an Iranian Terrorist Group
The Atlantic ^ | July 2, 2012 | Max Fisher

Posted on 07/07/2012 8:28:17 PM PDT by James Thomas

The former speaker of the house traveled to Paris last week to speak to an Iranian exile group led by Maryam Rajavi, who also heads an officially designated terrorist group called MEK.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; gingrich; iran; iranmek; maryamrajavi; maxfisher; mek; newt; newtgingrich
I was a big Newt supporter and, as a conservative posting on a conservative website, I appreciate that we are not statist ostriches who stick our heads in the sand. We can handle the truth. I had never heard of MEK before today, so I cannot confidently express an opinion about it. I do know that Mr. Fisher does not disclose that the EU removed MEK from its terrorist list. I can also say that I watched the entire video and Newt does an excellent job, including a condensed version of how Washington and his troops saved this experiment.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 8:28:29 PM PDT by James Thomas
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why on earth would these people want to shake the hand of some unknown American politician


2 posted on 07/07/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: James Thomas

why on earth would these people want to shake the hand of some unknown American politician


3 posted on 07/07/2012 8:33:24 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: James Thomas

Im not surprised,Newts been selling himself to the highest bidder more than a party girl in a navy town.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 8:36:14 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: James Thomas

Are these the people he was building the moon base for?


5 posted on 07/07/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: James Thomas

The Vatican was listed as a haven for money laundering....by the US government...

Everyone is an enemy. Kinda like being a hammer looking for nails.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: James Thomas

In other news:

Jesus can’t swim.

Yesterday Jesus was seen walking on water, a clear demonstration he can’t swim...


7 posted on 07/07/2012 8:44:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Vendome; James Thomas; Jim Robinson

According to Homeland Security Secretary Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano and Attorney General Eric “Black Panther” Holder everyone here, as well as most other conservatives, tea partiers, etc. are terrorists.


8 posted on 07/07/2012 8:49:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: James Thomas

Monsters of the Left: The Mujahedin al-Khalq
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=55AC243B-8787-4B75-8BAB-F57E07A990DC

An Iranian Cult and Its American Friends
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2763461/posts

Lobbying for Terrorists
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2735182/posts

What’s Behind the Campaign to Delist the Mujahedin al-Khalq Organization?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2683882/posts

MEK Is Not Part of the Iranian Opposition!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2664078/posts

Washington’s dangerous (and deluded) support for the MEK
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2682690/posts

The Cult of Rajavi
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/13/magazine/13MUJAHADEEN.html


9 posted on 07/07/2012 8:50:59 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: James Thomas
Here's their flag


10 posted on 07/07/2012 8:55:48 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: James Thomas

Good for Newt.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 9:07:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: James Thomas

1. Shaking Hands does not equal bowing
2. All of the Muslim terrorists I know frown on women shaking hands with non relatives.
3. If Obama had been president in 1961, he likely would have labeled refugees from Cuba as terrorists, and send them to Gitmo until Castro decided where to put them.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 9:19:06 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The MEK story is very, very complicated.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People’s_Mujahedin_of_Iran


13 posted on 07/07/2012 10:26:57 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist; All
Well Obama claims "When it comes to the Saudi King, I wasn't BOWING" and here's the pic that proves he was telling the truth.
14 posted on 07/07/2012 10:42:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nickcarraway

If Obama wins in 12 you will wish you were on Newt’s moon base...


15 posted on 07/07/2012 11:11:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Maybe President Obama will offer Gingrich a new cabinet post dealing with the moon.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 11:32:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: yldstrk

People in Afghanistan wanted to shake the hand of Charlie Wilson.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 12:04:38 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: yldstrk

“why on earth would these people want to shake the hand of some unknown American politician”

Because it’s a cult and they were told to


18 posted on 07/08/2012 3:28:35 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Dr. Sivana

He definitely bowed at 1:02 in the video.


19 posted on 07/08/2012 4:38:55 AM PDT by GnL
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To: James Thomas

As far as him being hypocritical (as the article states) with his past criticism of Obama’s bowing tendencies, there is a difference when it comes to the proper protocol of a president versus that of an individual. The former is representative of an entire nation, and as such needs to take special care not to be seen as placing himself (his nation) in a position of subservience, even if only for a moment, even if only as a seemingly meaningless gesture.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 5:04:47 AM PDT by Humbug
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To: James Thomas

Not a big Newt fan, but I don’t see the big deal here. He couldn’t shake her hand (customs), so he bowed. And is she really a “terrorist” because she used to be part of the Ayatollah’s posse? Today, her group OPPOSES the Mullahs who are the enemy. The enemy of my enemy....etc. Duh. Also, this is in The Atlantic, home of that double-gated douchebag Andrew Sullivan. ‘Nuff said.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 5:12:16 AM PDT by montag813
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To: GnL

He is at this time a private citizen and is free to bow to whoever the hell he wants to because he is not an office holder or an official representative of the United States.

The problem I have with this whole thing is his agreeing to hold court with a Communist organization. When I was in Iran, 72-74, we were dealing with their acts of terrorism as well. An Army Lt. Colonel was assassinated by a motorcycle riding terrorist as he was going from his house to his car. This was just three doors down from my residence at the time. His family was waving goodbye through the window when it happened and they killed the driver as well.

We caught them (driver and shooter) without a shot being fired as they were trying to get away. They missed a curve on a narrow street just off Saltanatabad Avenue and were splattered against the wall they hit. They were not wearing helmets if you know what I mean.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 5:18:13 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: James Thomas

LOL! The Ahmadinejad government and the mad mullahs of Iran define the MEK as “terrorists”

Now what does that tell you?

(the West has been supporting the MEK (very limited) for years as a way to stick it to the Iranian govt that was killing our soldiers in Iraq with IED’s amng other bad things ...too bad so sad)


23 posted on 07/08/2012 5:21:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: James Thomas
who also heads an officially designated terrorist group called MEK.

You might want to understand who "officially" designated this a terrorist group before you throw Newt under the ass kissing terrorist bus...

24 posted on 07/08/2012 5:33:12 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: montag813

The real issue seems to be that they are designated a terrorist organization by the Washington government because they presently wage irregular warfare against the regime in Iran. From the article:

“Maryam Rajavi, the woman who so warmly received Newt Gingrich’s bow, is the president-elect of the NCRI. But she’s better known as the “principal leader” of Mujahadeen-e-Khalq or MEK, which is officially designated by the United States as a terrorist group. (The MEK, designated a terrorist group by the European Union until 2009, is also the largest group within the NCRI.) The MEK participated in the 1979 Iranian revolution, but later turned against the theocratic government, which it has opposed in part with terrorist attacks against Iranian officials, embassies, and civilians.”

If they were doing the same thing for the other side I suppose they would be “Freedom Fighters”, such as those we assisted in Egypt and Libya.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 5:40:59 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: GnL

LOL! Heres a better one- Maine Senator Susan Collins curtseys to Qadaffi less than 3 years ago (August 2009) watch at :30 into the video

She is such an idiot, Qadaffi obviously ignoring her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNfztA1i0ts&feature=relmfu

In 2009 Juan McQueeg with his buddy mazel tov Joe Lieberman was over in Libya fawning on Qadaffi to try to get him to buy US arms.

Now he is in Libya claiming the elections are a great success.

Do we have video of the Damascus Diva, BurqaGirl Nancy Pelosi bowing to Assad on her unauthorized visit to Syria in 2007? Probably not


26 posted on 07/08/2012 5:42:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: James Thomas

Memo to Mittwits:

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin are not running for president in 2012, so you can stop demonizing them now. Why not turn some of the vitriol you have for conservatives on socialists Obama and the Democrats?


27 posted on 07/08/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: Popman

I did not throw Newt under the bus. As I wrote, the EU has removed MEK from its terrorist list. I also wrote that Newt gave an excellent speech. My point was to inform FReepers who are interested in Newt. Judging by the other comments, there are definitely differing viewpoints among FReepers.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 10:46:56 AM PDT by James Thomas
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Max Fisher, writing in 'The Atlantic', shills for the Obama reelection campaign with this: The former speaker of the house traveled to Paris last week to speak to an Iranian exile group led by Maryam Rajavi, who also heads an officially designated terrorist group called MEK.

29 posted on 07/08/2012 2:39:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Josh Painter

Amen.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 8:55:40 PM PDT by conservative98
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