AP sources: Obama administration to strike Iranian opposition group from US terrorism list

The Obama administration will remove an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein from the U.S. terrorism list, officials said Friday, describing a move that will infuriate Tehran and end years of high-profile campaigning from the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will notify Congress of her intent later ... (more) Full Story
Ann

Szczecin, Poland

#1 Sep 21, 2012
and now take them to usa.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Huntington, MA

#3 Sep 21, 2012
Ah yes, the same mek that has a shop just outside Iran full of hard liquor being brought into the country that MAY be funded by this country. Sound familiar? It should, cus the exact same method was used against The Indians to destroy and manipulate them as a culture as well.

Now we are trying to poison the Middle East with homosexual perversions, alcohol, and drugs, and make no mistake, just because we removed mek from our terror list does NOT mean they are NOT terrorists. Beacause they are.

When the going gets tough at home, start a war with another country.

The United Sins of America and our special relationship with Israel is ruining the world even further. It all started to go wrong here with the 1892 Banker's Manifesto followed by one of the greatest abuses to our constitution by polititians. The opening of a foreign owned private bank called the federal reserve to control our currency and manipulate our economy to this very moment.
Goodbye Rome.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#6 Sep 22, 2012
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Ah yes, the same mek that has a shop just outside Iran full of hard liquor being brought into the country that MAY be funded by this country. Sound familiar? It should, cus the exact same method was used against The Indians to destroy and manipulate them as a culture as well.
Now we are trying to poison the Middle East with homosexual perversions, alcohol, and drugs, and make no mistake, just because we removed mek from our terror list does NOT mean they are NOT terrorists. Beacause they are.
When the going gets tough at home, start a war with another country.
The United Sins of America and our special relationship with Israel is ruining the world even further. It all started to go wrong here with the 1892 Banker's Manifesto followed by one of the greatest abuses to our constitution by polititians. The opening of a foreign owned private bank called the federal reserve to control our currency and manipulate our economy to this very moment.
Goodbye Rome.
Just because the United States isn't perfect doesn't preclude the fact that it's the greatest, most prosperous, and upliftimg nation in the world. If you want to live in a shithole someplace else, you are free to go. Happy trails. If you want perfection, good luck. nothings perfect.
ocxz

Reunion

#7 Sep 22, 2012
These MEK guys are killers of the worst kind.
The Usa government is crazy to support these murderers.
Professor Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Sep 22, 2012
DENG wrote:
AP sources: Obama administration to strike Iranian opposition group from US terrorism list
Full story: The Washington Post
IRAN ALREADY KNOWS THIS AS THIS TERROR GROUP HAS BEEN TAKING MONEY AND ARMS FROM THE WASHINGTON D C MAFIA FOR YEARS AND MAKING TERROR RAIDS INTO IRAN
Hey El Sicko!! What's the world going to do, not just Israel and Jews you clowns hate so much if Iran gives a nuke to terrorists scumbags dummy! And when those terrorists get a nuke from Iran and set it off in your hiding place in NINJING as DUNG THE CHINESE CLOWN will be flying up in burst of flames screaming "LONG LIVE PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINNERJACKET!! Iran is the only country since Nazi germany that actually threatened to wipe out another country (Israel) FURHTERMORE, Stop trying to portray Iran to look like a peace loving nation DUMMY!! Do some thinking for a change clown!! Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been one of the world’s most active sponsors of terrorism. Tehran has armed, trained, financed, inspired, organized, and otherwise supported dozens of violent groups over the years. Iran has backed not only groups in its Persian Gulf neighborhood, but also terrorists and radicals in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Bosnia, the Philippines, and elsewhere. This support remains strong even today as Iran is tied to an array of radical groups in Iraq. Iran has publically Threatened Preemptive Strikes Against Israel and United States!! To sit there and not think for one minute that Iran would not pass on nuclear technology to terrorists, you'd have to be brain dead!!
No one can guarantee this will not happen, not even you! So do we gamble like we did Hitler and Nazi Party and presume they want to live in peace or do we wait and hope we all don't wake up someday to find terrorists using nukes supplied to them by Iran! Many countries including Pakistan and Israel have had nukes for decades and have never threatened publically the destruction of another country. The Six Day War started with threats and movement of troops to all the borders surrounding Israel!! Should Israel have waited for her destruction. NO! And neither should any other country!!
Professor Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Sep 22, 2012
ocxz wrote:
These MEK guys are killers of the worst kind.
The Usa government is crazy to support these murderers.
Oh, stop the silly childish ignorant nonsensical rants you filthy Arab scumbag! You've been told this a million times but STILL COME BACK WITH YOUR FILTHY IGNORANT LIES AND PROPAGANDA!! We give billions to other foreign countries!! 3 billion a year to just to Pakistan alone!! Now, do some flippin' research and get back to us scumbag clown and tell us how much we give to Arab Muslim countries! Who took foreign aid money from us and other countries and banked it in numerous accounts as his people suffered! Why it was your hero Arafat!! At least Israel does not use foreign aid and train terrorists, harbor terrorist or build mosques to incite hatred!
Some reasons US needs Israel as its staunch ally:
A. It’s the only democracy in the Arab sewer region known as the Middle East
B. It shares boots on the ground Intel with the US Intelligence
C. 60% of Israel's Jews have originated from Arab countries look Arab, and speak fluent Arabic its spies can penetrate where no US spy can
D. Israel took out Saddam's nuclear reactor saving thousands of US GI lives during Desert Storm.
E. When the US needed Intel on a new Russian made radar, Israeli commandos raided Shadwan Island, killing the Egyptian garrison and airlifted the whole radar station to US Intelligence.
F. Recently the Mayor of Los Angeles accompanied LAPD officers to Israel where they were trained by Israel anti-terrorism experts to better protect US citizens
G. Recently Israel formed an military alliance with Canada, Cyprus, and several major African nations, and soon will form an alliance with Vietnam.

The anti-Israel whiners should do some soul searching to try and see what their problem is. Whatever the reason for their personal phobia, psychosis or political reasons they may have it is of no consequence or importance. Israel is very important to the US and it is in our national interest to keep it strong as our ally.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#10 Sep 22, 2012
May 22, 2007 G W Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com . The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions.
The sources say the CIA developed the covert plan over the last year and received approval from White House officials and other officials in the intelligence community. Officials say the covert plan is designed to pressure Iran to stop its nuclear enrichment program and end aid to insurgents in Iraq.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#11 Sep 22, 2012
cont/2

Everybody in the region knows that there is a proxy war already afoot with the United States supporting anti-Iranian elements in the region as well as opposition groups within Iran," said Vali Nasr, adjunct senior fellow for Mideast studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. "And this covert action is now being escalated by the new U.S. directive.
Also briefed on the CIA proposal, according to intelligence sources, were National Security Advisor Steve Hadley and Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams. "The entire plan was blessed by Abrams, in particular," said one intelligence source familiar with the plan. "And Hadley had to put his chop on it." Abrams’ last involvement with attempting to destabilize a foreign government led to criminal charges.
He pleaded guilty in October 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress about the Reagan administration’s ill-fated efforts to destabilize the Nicaraguan Sandinista government in Central America, known as the Iran-Contra affair. Abrams was later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush in December 1992.
As earlier reported on the Blotter on ABCNews.com , the United States has supported and encouraged an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, that has conducted deadly raids inside Iran from bases on the rugged Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan "tri-border region.
Late 2007, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#12 Sep 22, 2012
These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.
The Administration may have been willing to rely on dissident organizations in Iran even when there was reason to believe that the groups had operated against American interests in the past. The use of Baluchi elements, for example, is problematic, Robert Baer, a former C.I.A. clandestine officer who worked for nearly two decades in South Asia and the Middle East, said.“The Baluchis are Sunni fundamentalists who hate the regime in Tehran, but you can also describe them as Al Qaeda.
One of the most active and violent anti-regime groups in Iran today is the Jundallah, also known as the Iranian People’s Resistance Movement, which describes itself as a resistance force fighting for the rights of Sunnis in Iran.“This is a vicious Salafi organization whose followers attended the same madrassas as the Taliban and Pakistani extremists,” Nasr said.“They are suspected of having links to Al Qaeda and they are also thought to be tied to the drug culture.” The Jundallah took responsibility for the bombing of a busload of Revolutionary Guard soldiers in February, 2007. At least eleven Guard members were killed. According to Baer and to press reports, the Jundallah is among the groups in Iran that are benefitting from U.S. support.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#13 Sep 22, 2012
The C.I.A. and Special Operations communities also have long-standing ties to two other dissident groups in Iran: the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, known in the West as the M.E.K., and a Kurdish separatist group, the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan, or PJAK.
The M.E.K. has been on the State Department’s terrorist list for more than a decade, yet in recent years the group has received arms and intelligence, directly or indirectly, from the United States. Some of the newly authorized covert funds, the Pentagon consultant told me, may well end up in M.E.K. coffers.“The new task force will work with the M.E.K. The Administration is desperate for results.” He added,“The M.E.K. has no C.P.A. auditing the books, and its leaders are thought to have been lining their pockets for years. If people only knew what the M.E.K. is getting, and how much is going to its bank accounts—and yet it is almost useless for the purposes the Administration intends.”
Edward G. Rendell, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania and an outspoken supporter of the M.E.K
Mr. Rendell, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said he had given seven or eight speeches since July calling for the M.E.K. to be taken off the terrorist list and estimated that he had been paid a total of $150,000 or $160,000. Mr. Rendell said he had been told that his fees came from Iranian-American supporters of the M.E.K., not from the group itself.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has urged the group to move more than 3,000 supporters from Camp Ashraf, where they have lived for many years, to a site near Baghdad’s international airport, as a first step toward leaving Iraq. She said last month that the group’s cooperation in the move would be a factor in the State Department’s forthcoming decision on its request to have the terrorist label dropped.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#14 Sep 22, 2012
Among former officials who have spoken for the M.E.K. at conferences are two former C.I.A. directors, R. James Woolsey and Porter J. Goss; a former F.B.I. director, Louis J. Freeh; a former attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey; President George W. Bush’s first homeland security secretary, Tom Ridge; President Obama’s first national security adviser, Gen. James L. Jones; as well as prominent Republicans, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, and Democrats like Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont.
The Kurdish party, PJAK, which has also been reported to be covertly supported by the United States, has been operating against Iran from bases in northern Iraq for at least three years.(Iran, like Iraq and Turkey, has a Kurdish minority, and PJAK and other groups have sought self-rule in territory that is now part of each of those countries.) In recent weeks, according to Sam Gardiner, the military strategist, there has been a marked increase in the number of PJAK armed engagements with Iranians and terrorist attacks on Iranian targets. In early June, the news agency Fars reported that a dozen PJAK members and four Iranian border guards were killed in a clash near the Iraq border; a similar attack in May killed three Revolutionary Guards and nine PJAK fighters. PJAK has also subjected Turkey, a member of NATO, to repeated terrorist attacks, and reports of American support for the group have been a source of friction between the two governments.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#15 Sep 22, 2012
May 22, 2007 G W Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com . The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions.
The sources say the CIA developed the covert plan over the last year and received approval from White House officials and other officials in the intelligence community. Officials say the covert plan is designed to pressure Iran to stop its nuclear enrichment program and end aid to insurgents in Iraq.
Everybody in the region knows that there is a proxy war already afoot with the United States supporting anti-Iranian elements in the region as well as opposition groups within Iran," said Vali Nasr, adjunct senior fellow for Mideast studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. "And this covert action is now being escalated by the new U.S. directive.
Also briefed on the CIA proposal, according to intelligence sources, were National Security Advisor Steve Hadley and Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams. "The entire plan was blessed by Abrams, in particular," said one intelligence source familiar with the plan. "And Hadley had to put his chop on it." Abrams’ last involvement with attempting to destabilize a foreign government led to criminal charges.
He pleaded guilty in October 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress about the Reagan administration’s ill-fated efforts to destabilize the Nicaraguan Sandinista government in Central America, known as the Iran-Contra affair. Abrams was later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush in December 1992.
As earlier reported on the Blotter on ABCNews.com , the United States has supported and encouraged an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, that has conducted deadly raids inside Iran from bases on the rugged Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan "tri-border region.
Late 2007, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.
ocxz

Saint-denis, Reunion

#16 Sep 22, 2012
These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.
The Administration may have been willing to rely on dissident organizations in Iran even when there was reason to believe that the groups had operated against American interests in the past. The use of Baluchi elements, for example, is problematic, Robert Baer, a former C.I.A. clandestine officer who worked for nearly two decades in South Asia and the Middle East, said.“The Baluchis are Sunni fundamentalists who hate the regime in Tehran, but you can also describe them as Al Qaeda.
One of the most active and violent anti-regime groups in Iran today is the Jundallah, also known as the Iranian People’s Resistance Movement, which describes itself as a resistance force fighting for the rights of Sunnis in Iran.“This is a vicious Salafi organization whose followers attended the same madrassas as the Taliban and Pakistani extremists,” Nasr told me.“They are suspected of having links to Al Qaeda and they are also thought to be tied to the drug culture.” The Jundallah took responsibility for the bombing of a busload of Revolutionary Guard soldiers in February, 2007. At least eleven Guard members were killed. According to Baer and to press reports, the Jundallah is among the groups in Iran that are benefitting from U.S. support.
abc

United States

#17 Sep 22, 2012
AP sources: Obama administration to strike Iran...
Professor Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Sep 22, 2012
ocxz wrote:
May 22, 2007 G W Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a campaign of propaganda House officials and other officials in the intelligence community. Officials say the covert plan is designed to pressure Iran to stop its nuclear enrichment program and end aid to insurgents in Iraq.
Hey El Sicko!! What's the world going to do, not just Israel and Jews you clowns hate so much if Iran gives a nuke to terrorists scumbags dummy! And when those terrorists get a nuke from Iran and set it off in your DISEASED hiding place in REUNION SOUTH AFRICA as the OCZX HAMASARAT will be flying up in burst of flames screaming "LONG LIVE PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINNERJACKET!! Iran is the only country since Nazi germany that actually threatened to wipe out another country (Israel) FURHTERMORE, Stop trying to portray Iran to look like a peace loving nation DUMMY!! Do some thinking for a change clown!! Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been one of the world’s most active sponsors of terrorism. Tehran has armed, trained, financed, inspired, organized, and otherwise supported dozens of violent groups over the years. Iran has backed not only groups in its Persian Gulf neighborhood, but also terrorists and radicals in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Bosnia, the Philippines, and elsewhere. This support remains strong even today as Iran is tied to an array of radical groups in Iraq. Iran has publically Threatened Preemptive Strikes Against Israel and United States!! To sit there and not think for one minute that Iran would not pass on nuclear technology to terrorists, you'd have to be brain dead!!
No one can guarantee this will not happen, not even you! So do we gamble like we did Hitler and Nazi Party and presume they want to live in peace or do we wait and hope we all don't wake up someday to find terrorists using nukes supplied to them by Iran! Many countries including Pakistan and Israel have had nukes for decades and have never threatened publically the destruction of another country. The Six Day War started with threats and movement of troops to all the borders surrounding Israel!! Should Israel have waited for her destruction. NO! And neither should any other country!!
BMW

Santee, CA

#20 Sep 22, 2012
Hahahaha.....By supporting Osama and his terrorist group against the Soviets, didn't we do the same thing in Afghaniastan? They ended up murdering 3000 Americans on their own soil, and 7000 more in Iraq and Afghanistan. We also assisted the same terrorists to get rid of Ghadafi, only to turn around and murder the US ambassador and three other Americans. One heck of foreign policy!!!
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#21 Sep 23, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Just because the United States isn't perfect doesn't preclude the fact that it's the greatest, most prosperous, and upliftimg nation in the world. If you want to live in a shithole someplace else, you are free to go. Happy trails. If you want perfection, good luck. nothings perfect.
We don't even try to be perfect anymore. We have been nothing but excesssive in every aspect of life yet think it has no impact on anyone else throughout to world. 4% of the world consuming 30% of the worlds resources is a recipe for disaster.

Iran MAY have a nuke? Sound familiar? Think Iraq, and even IF Iran had a nuke they would be absolutely foolish. We call Ahmadinejad a nu the n what the hell do you call us dismantling Iraq? A boo boo?

Don't think for one second that the half assed semi porn laced gay movie released on 9/11 wasn't done so on purpose because it was and it was designed to get the reaction that it did costing an ambassador and 3 others their lives. It was designed to draw attention away from people figuring out the queer agenda and the destruction of our society throgh QE3 and the federal reserve. The grandest ponzi scheme of all time. Only they could print trillions to pay for their own mistakes, have the govt BORROW the money and the TAXPAYERS foot the bill.

The bottom line is Muslims don't want to be filthy pigs like over half this country has become. Why do you think we are obese, cancer riddled with heart disease, hiv/aids, diabetes and a host of other problems. Why do you think so many people are on antidepressants or addicted to pain killers, not to mention alcohol and drugs? It is because they cannot cope or comprehend how out of control our society has become.
Thank God now we have gay marriage and parenting to save our youth and the world.
Imperfect?
You better believe it.
Goodbye Rome!
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#22 Sep 23, 2012
The bottom line is this country is way too excessive and ignorant not to understand the impacts of our vice and behavior on other human beings here and abroad. Regretfully people are not educated enough to understand the federal reserves role in all of this, the excessive irresponsible American Holocaust.

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