The Jewish Chronicle has recently provided enough evidence which incontrovertibly show that the Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrisadeh, was assassinated by none other than the Israeli Mossad. Stephen Farrell of Reuters, citing the Jewish Chronicle, states:
“The Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran in November was killed by a one-ton gun smuggled into Iran in pieces by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad…a team of more than 20 agents, including Israeli and Iranian nationals, carried out the ambush on scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh after eight months of surveillance.”
Don’t confused “Iranian nationals” with decent Iranians here. The paper never told us that these so-called Iranian nationals are known as MEK, a terrorist group which has been working for Israel and the United States in the interest of taking down people they do not like in Iran. George W. Bush himself trained members of MEK in Nevada. Members of MEK are violent terrorist groups who were also trained by the Israeli Mossad to kill Iranian scientists. One U.S. official declared, “We did train them here, and washed them through the Energy Department because the D.O.E. owns all this land in southern Nevada.”
According to the U.S. State Department, the MEK is a terrorist organization that “was originally founded by leftist university students as an Islamist-Marxist group in 1965. It later staged attacks against the Islamic Republic from within Iraq, under Saddam Hussein.” Roberto Toscano, former Italian ambassador to Tehran from 2003 to 2008 and now a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, declared that the group’s interest “is a weird combination of Marxism and Islamic fundamentalism.” The group was eventually removed from the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization in 2009, but enough outrage seemed to have kept the group under the radar.
By the spring of 2012, however, U.S. officials were debating as to whether they wanted to continue to classify the MEK as a terrorist group; the removal of the MEK as a terrorist group was advocated by people like retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, and of course by the Neocons.
This was done exclusively for ideological purposes, for the MEK was responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran in the 1970s. The same terrorist group wounded Air Force General Harold L. Price and attempted to kidnap U.S. ambassador Douglas MacArthur II. By September 2012, the United States removed the terrorist label from MEK, although it remains a violent terrorist organization.
The MEK also played a vital role during the Iraq-Iran war from 1980 to 1988, a war that took the lives of thousands of Iranians. Saddam used the MEK during that time as well and even after the Gulf War in 1991.
Yet the same Neoconservatives who were pushing the war against Saddam said nothing about the U.S. removing the MEK as a terrorist group! In fact, some Neocons intended to support the terrorist group and used it as pawn in the region.
Lee Smith of the Neoconservative Weekly Standard argued that by keeping the MEK on a terrorist list, U.S. officials actually serve Iran! Even after the Iraq-Iran war, the MEK set up bombs in Iran which took the life of Ali Shirazi, Iran’s deputy commander. U.S. officials know very well that the MEK has been involved in frightening terrorist acts since its inception.
Thirty-three heavy-weight U.S. officials and Neocons—including former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Bush White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, former Bush Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge, former Obama National Security Adviser General James Jones, former CIA directors Porter Goss and James R. Woolsey, and Howard Dean—have all given friendly talks to the terrorist organization since 2010, and some collected a large amount of money for doing so.
One of Mitt Romney’s senior foreign-policy advisors, Mitchell Reiss, has given talks at the MEK conference. At one point, he told the organization, “We have stood with you yesterday, we are standing with you today, and we will stand with you tomorrow.”
By 2012, Iranian officials had arrested at least fifteen Mossad-linked spies and terrorists. The MEK was involved in “savage reprisals against those who rose up against the Iraqi tyrant in 1991.” Members of the group have been involved in “bombings, kidnappings and assassinations in Iraq…The MEK has proven itself during the First Gulf War and afterward as a ruthless, immoral terrorist group which could be hired to kill.”
Since the MEK had committed terrorist acts against Iran on numerous occasions, Iran wanted the Americans to treat the group as a terrorist organization when they went to Iraq. Iran was so eager to cooperate with the U.S. on this particular issue that “in return for the destruction of the Mujahideen e-Khalq…they would collaborate with the United States against Al Qaeda.”
So, what did the United States do? “Instead, U.S. soldiers disarmed members of the MEK but did not arrest them.” Are we then to believe that the so-called war on terror is a serious enterprise?
-  “Iranian nuclear scientist killed by one-ton automated gun in Israeli hit: Jewish Chronicle,” Reuters.com, February 11, 2021.
-  Seymour M. Hersh, “Our Men in Iran?,” New Yorker, April 5, 2012; “US trained Iranian ‘terrorist’ group – report,” Russia Today, April 11, 2012; Max Fisher, “Blowback: In Aiding Iranian Terrorists, the U.S. Repeats a Dangerous Mistake,” Atlantic, April 6, 2012; Michael B Kelley, “US Special Forces Trained Foreign Terrorists In Nevada To Fight Iran,” Business Insider, April 9, 2012.
-  Paul R. Pillar, “More Posturing on Iran,” National Interest, September 23, 2012.
-  “Mossad training terrorists to kill Iran’s nuclear scientists, US officials claim…but is Israel’s real target Obama?,” Daily Mail, February 10, 2012; “Report: U.S., Israel Helped Trained Iranian Dissidents,” Haaretz, April, 7, 2012.
-  Hersh, “Our Men in Iran?,” New Yorker, April 5, 2012.
-  Ibid.
-  Ibid; “Report: U.S., Israel Helped Train Iranian Dissidents,” Haaretz, April 7, 2012.
-  “Report: U.S., Israel Helped Train Iranian Dissidents,” Haaretz, April 7, 2012.
-  Philip Giraldi, “The MEK’s Useful Idiots,” Antiwar.com, March 8, 2012.
-  Christina Wilkie, “Mujahideen-e Khalq: Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization,” Huffington Post, August 8, 2011.
-  Ibid.
-  Justin Raimondo, “Hillary’s Terrorists,” Antiwar.com, May 16, 2012.
-  Scott Shane, “Iranian Dissidents Convince U.S. to Drop Terror Label,” NY Times, September 21, 2012.
-  Paul R. Pillar, “More Posturing on Iran,” National Interest, September 23, 2012; see also “Mossad training terrorists to kill Iran’s nuclear scientists, U.S. officials claim…but is Israel’s real target Obama?,” Daily Mail, February 10, 2012.
-  Raimondo, “Hillary’s Terrorists,” Antiwar.com.
-  Ibid.
-  Lee Smith, “The MEK Muddle,” Weekly Standard, May 16, 2012.
-  Barbara Slavin, “Iranian Terrorist Group Courts Friends in High Places,” Antiwar. com, March 2, 2011.
-  “Israel Teams with Terror Group to Kill Iran’s Nuclear Scientists, U.S. Officials Tell NBC News,” NBC News, February 9, 2012.
-  Wilkie, “Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization,” Huffington Post, August 8, 2011; Philip Giraldi, “The MEK’s Useful Idiots,” Antiwar.com, March 8, 2012.
-  Suzanne Maloney, “How to Contain a Nuclear Iran,” American Prospect, March 5, 2012.
-  “Iran Has Foiled Israeli Terrorist Plots,” Tehran Times, April 17, 2012.
-  Matthew Partridge, “Britain and America Should Beware Supporting the Mujahidden-e-Khalq,” Guardian, January 9, 2011.
-  Anne Singleton and Massoud Khodabandeh, The Life of Camp Ashraf: Mojahedeene-Khalq—Victims of Many Masters (Iran-Interlink, 2011), 129-130.
-  George Friedman, America’s Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies (New York: Doubleday, 2004), 246.
-  David E. Sanger, The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenge to American Power (New York: Crown Publishing, 2009), 39-50.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.