MEK Threatens Antiwar Radio Guest for Calling Them Terrorists

Shawn’s ego is writing checks that his body cannot cash.”

So say the Mujahedeen e-Khalq terrorists in the comment section below my recent interview of Huffington Post writer Shawn Amoei. They’re angry with him for having the temerity to say that they are the enemies of Iranian reformers and friends of the Israelis and Americans who want war with Iran. And that they are terrorists.

At least they only threatened to sue me. Not that I would mind making the case in court for what commie-murderer-cultist former puppets of the Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Donald Rumsfeld, disgraced neocons and the Israeli Mossad they are — or what a pathetic pile of lies their K-Street front, the NCRI, is constantly pushing about Iran’s nuclear program — not at all.

But fair warning. I’ll counter-sue for court costs. And will win. And will have fun humiliating you.

Herr Hillary, of course, is planning to de-list the MEK from the State Department’s list of officially designated terrorist organizations.

Speaking of which, here’s a nice little summary of the MEK’s crimes by the U.S. State Department:

“The group’s worldwide campaign against the Iranian government uses propaganda and terrorism to achieve its objectives and has been supported by reprehensible regimes, including that of Saddam Hussein. During the 1970s, the MEK assassinated several U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians working on defense projects in Tehran and supported the violent takeover in 1979 of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Despite U.S. efforts, MEK members have never been brought to justice for the group’s role in these illegal acts.

“In 1981, MEK leadership attempted to overthrow the newly installed Islamic regime; Iranian security forces subsequently initiated a crackdown on the group. The MEK instigated a bombing campaign, including an attack against the head office of the Islamic Republic Party and the Prime Minister’s office, which killed some 70 high-ranking Iranian officials, including Chief Justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, President Mohammad-Ali Rajaei, and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar. These attacks resulted in a popular uprising against the MEK and an expanded Iranian government crackdown which forced MEK leaders to flee to France. For five years, the MEK continued to wage its terrorist campaign from its Paris headquarters. Expelled by France in 1986, MEK leaders turned to Saddam Hussein’s regime for basing, financial support, and training. Near the end of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, Baghdad armed the MEK with heavy military equipment and deployed thousands of MEK fighters in suicidal, mass wave attacks against Iranian forces.

“The MEK’s relationship with the former Iraqi regime continued through the 1990s. In 1991, the group reportedly assisted in the Iraqi Republican Guard’s bloody crackdown on Iraqi Shia and Kurds who rose up against Saddam Hussein’s regime; press reports cite MEK leader Maryam Rajavi encouraging MEK members to ‘take the Kurds under your tanks.'”

And I don’t know what they’re saying here, but the MEK’s former cult leader (it’s now run by his widow, the cult leader runner-up) looks like he had a much warmer thing going with Saddam Hussein, that great ally of the Iranian people, than even Rumsfeld had back in their mutual good old days:

  • hamid

    Scott, the Supreme Leader of Iran and Ahmadinejad and his Ministry of Intelligence are really happy with you now. I know you don't work for them and you are doing them this service for free. But please, go cash the check! It's there. Believe me, they have billions in cash. You can bash the MEK with the mullahs' lies all you want, but remember, over 120,000 Iranians have died for supporting them and millions in 2009 shouted their slogans and they are the Iranian dream for freedom, democracy and decency that you very well lack.

    • MARYAM

      Another MEK member/terrorist who killed his own people, and regularly sold his own people to the highest bidders, and the enemy of the Iranian people. And after all these crimes, you kissed the bloody hands of the Rajavis! You are a killer! You are a murderer! You support killers & murderers! You are BY NO MEANS "the Iranian dream for freedom, democracy ", but rather you are the scum of the earth and ALL IRANIANS HATE YOU, DESPISE YOU, AND CONSIDER YOU as SERIAL KILLERS WHICH ARE LOOSE that need to be taken into custody and put to sleep with lethal injection! You slime! Go to Iran, and the people will rip you apart with their bare hands! YOU WILL NOT GET DELISTED, REST ASSURED, AND YOUR TERRORIST CELL, CAMP ASHRAF WILL BE CLOSED!

    • Har Irani

      Two wrongs do NOT make a right; MEK is just as bad as IRI. Why can't people just get that?

  • montoya

    Wow, if MEK terrorists are the only hope for the people of Iran, that really is the pits.

  • anne

    henchman scott, with all your lies and denounciations you are only showing your real true dirty face and character. but your blacklabeling will not help you and not the fundamental dictatorship of the mullahs, because this democratic, human and freedom loving resistance is known in the right way by the iranian population inside and outside iran and also by the international community. but please continue, because it is very helpful that you introduce yourself – like so many other henchmen of this barbaric regime – and so in the near future after the overthrow of the dictatorship you already have given the best testomony about yourself and so it will be easy for the people of iran to judge about you. go to hell like khomeini – anne

    • Mary

      Your name in Persian suits you, MEK murdering member! The barbarians are the Rajavis, and you who support these murdering couple! You go to hell ANNNN khakbarsar adamkosh kasif!

  • Josh

    hamid & "anne",

    In your worldview those that are against the MEK cultists are automatically for the current Iranian government?

    Can't one be against both sets of people while being for life and liberty and against terrorism and murdering of Americans?

    Why is everything so black and white in your world? You show just the sort of extremism and hatred that characterizes the writings on the MEK I've read, including apparently the report by the State Department quoted by Scott Horton. Do Scott and the State department now work for Iranian government too?

    Do you truly expect Americans to take you seriously or support your rationalizations for mass murder? Pretty sick stuff.

    Josh

    • hamid

      Josh, no not automatically, just very naturally. The Iranian regime which NIAC and the lot want to whitewash has killed 246 US servicemen in one blow in Beirut and hundreds in Iraq and Afghanistan and Khobar if you care about it. Calling the MEK names that the Iranian regime and its lobby deserve won't help. The report of the State Department that you refer to was written up by NIAC members doing a second job over at the Iran desk for your information. Yes, NIAC works for the Iranian regime and you are doing them a service albeit out of your naivette. Mass murder dear Josh is the Iranian regime's game. You forget to be rational in your absurd rush to defend the murderous regime and its lobbies here.

    • Maryam

      Very well said! But these people don't know any better, they are used to taking, and if you don't give they WILL RESORT TO EXTREME VIOLENCE! They are trained for that the terrorist scum!

  • Anti-mullahs

    Last I checked suing was a democratic right in the US. And I have hard time to believe that Mr. Shawn Amoei's claim will win in the court since the MEK promote the same ideas that are stipulated in the US Declaration of Independence. I suggest that Mr. Amoei reads this honorable piece of document.

    In regard to Iran issue I wish to say this to the Antiwar.com

    The Iranian regime’s character has forced the Antwar movement to choose between shame and war. Antiwar has chosen shame and will get war.

    To feeding a dragon like the Iranian Mullahs will get you at war eventually whether you like it or not.

  • Leila

    I really feel so sorry for anti war becoming part of this. You may have good intentions, because you have very litte background. The MEK are opposed to any foreign intervention on Iran, they have said it time and again. So they should be your natural allies if you were purely Antiwar and nothing but antiwar. Your reaction to the right-wing politicians have put you in the Mullahs' camp. The proplem is if the MEK looses this battle, and the Mullahs' get the bomb, they won't make an exception for you just because you are doing them this service now. They have even killed their own intellinge officer when they were done with the job!

    • Maryam

      Leila, " The MEK are opposed to any foreign intervention on Iran" And that is why they have regularly sold their own people to the enemy! That is why they detonate bombs in busy areas of Iran to ensure plenty of civilian deaths! That is why they have sold themselves to the Israelis! That is why they sold themselves to Saddam! You people are either dillusional or HAVE NO CAPACITY FOR SHAME! You are what you are, and your crimes are the fundamental fibers of your scummy beings!

  • Not Fooled

    These MEK terrorists seem rather adept really fast at media manipulation and propaganda… where oh where would they learn something like that this fast? Certainly does seem they are being propped up and supported by a certain 'democracy' in the region.

  • Scott Horton

    Haha. I guess I should update the above to "commie-murderer-cultist *biggest crybabies in the world* former puppets of the Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Donald Rumsfeld, disgraced neocons and the Israeli Mossad."

    Pathetic.

    • hamid

      Scott, your BS won't help you get out this. Fact remains that you are ignorant and we have just to be sorry for you when one day this regime falls and you learn how duped you were. Your foolish defense of the mullahs' paid agents and lobbies is foolish.

  • skulz fontaine

    Rubbed a raw nerve there Scott. Damn fine job too. MEK can suck it! Suck it twice!!! Yeah I said it and meant it too. "Lies and denounciations…" blah blah blah.
    Cry baby MEKky mouse, can't run out of the fire house. Oh yes and Scott? Please go wash your face. I mean, really…
    I did not know that the MEKocons read Antiwar.com, nope. I did not know they could even read. HAH!

    • Maryam

      Scummy Serial Killer "Skulz" fake name. Go kill yourselves, and hord up all the blogs of Huffington, by Arriana the terrorist Supporter. Do not Infest this site ashghal Mojahedeh Kasif Adamkosh Ghatel, Khod Foroush!

      • skulz fontaine

        Hi Maryam:How's every little thing? I'd be happy to “kill myself” BUT, you first. Sorry, I don't do the Huff'n' Puff thingy. Oh no. The Huff 'n' Puff is mostly a servile and whorish manner if icky. “Do not infest this site…” You mean Antiwar.com? Hmmm, I've never heard that from Eric. You see, were I to hear that from Eric well, then it'd have some meaning. Ummm and dear child, what is “ashghal Mojahedeh Kasif Adamkosh Ghatel, Khod Foroush!” I mean, sounds serious enough. For somebody somewhere I could suppose. Just seems like a string of meaningless gibberish and well, so? By the by DearHeart, why oh why would you wish death on anyone? I wouldn't wish death on you. Nope.Okay and so, the tirade proves exactly what? Peace love and long live the Shah. Oh wait, the Shah's dead isn't he. Darn… Oh yes and, Skulz is my online moniker. Has been for a very long time. You see, I came upon the Skulz schtick right after I'd read some interesting articles about the Savak. “Serial killer…” that's funny. Thank you.

  • montoya

    None of the MEK rants above address what Mr Shawn Amoei actually said in his radio interview. Why doesn't the MEK defend itself on the facts and ideas put forth in that radio interview, instead of attacking the messenger? I agree, attacking the messenger is typical neo-conservative MO…. just look at Fox News. If the MEK is innocent until proven guilty, let's hear their defense of what was said, instead of useless rhetoric vs our host.

  • montoya

    This is not about "freedom for Iranina people" or brave freedom fighters, from either the mullah's point of view or the MEK's. Just like Iraq, these attacks on Iran, from both sides, are all about the oil and who controls/profits from it.

  • montoya

    Leila your full of crap. How's that for an ad hominem attack?

  • unVet

    Scott,

    Your description of this group can only go so far. It is quite fortuitous that some of them have come to your assistance to demonstrated with their comments that you have been correct about them all along. Their childish posting are very characteristic of something coming from a cult environment.

  • Guest

    Scott, don't be disheartened by the Shah loyalists in US, yearning for the repressive gestapo police state Shah created…Shah found natural allies in US and Israel, his savak took torture lessons from Mossad and it is now little wonder that MEK is taking queues/support from the same entities, i.e. US/Israel and CIA/Mossad…

  • skulz fontaine

    Hey Scott? MEK…MEK… isn't that the Pahlavistas? All lathered up 4 de Shah 'o' Iran-ah-lama? Hmmm, well go figure. One could conclude that life under a repressive and tyrannical monarchy wasn't worth the costs the first time.

  • Rob

    I like how the propagandists are explaining how "complicated" this issue is, so as to smoke-and-mirror up the conversation, reminiscent of hasbaristas…

    A lawsuit – Hmm… Look at it this way Scott, you're getting off relatively easy here. The helpers of the leaders of the free world have no case against you, they're just barking to scare people a little.

    Good thing for you you're not an Iranian nuclear scientist !

  • survivor

    I say NOT ONE DAMN DIME! of our tax money or material support from our nation should go to this filthy terrorist, marxist group called MEK. If this piano legged sec of state Hillary wants to do both have her stand out in front of the white house with a suite case opened asking for donations to the MEK, and/or she can provide her own money to this terrorist group. I am sick and tired of our political class entangling ourselves with the squabbles of other countries. MEK, if you want to cause trouble in Iran, do so at your own risk. We have lost a trillion in treasure and over 5,000 killed in Iraq over another fraudulent group like MEK called the INC and look where that got us. BASTA!

  • Richard Bijster

    Oh, the psy-ops are a raging here.

  • Avi of Mondoweiss

    Of course hamid's real name is John Bolton, aka one of Israel's whores in the US.

  • Mark

    The MEK apologists, above, Hamid, Anne, and Leila while quite possibly the same person, represent the latest Marxist-Lenninist propaganda of the MEK mindset.

  • Ben

    Great article Scott. If Hillary de-lists the MEK she just made enemies of 70+ million people who otherwise for some idiotic reason even after all that we have done to their neighbors, like the U.S. De-listing the MEk from the terrorist group will be the fastest way to make more enemies for the U.S.

  • Curious

    Mr Horton, how do you know these aren't kids trolling you?

    • Scott Horton

      Because children aren't such babies.

  • mark

    Interesting this came out on the same day in Asia Times (6/8) http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MH06Ak05

  • Hi Scott,
    I’m just a simple American trying to extract America from places where we really don’t belong. Ideally, we shouldn’t need to care about MEK from LOL. But it seems, to this outsider that it is conceivable (if unlikely) that this outfit MAY have changed its methods. I am thinking of how some in America wet their pants when they hear ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ even though they seem to have stopped using violence for some time now.

    I’m torn because some folks I respect have nothing nice to say about MEK (yourself and Daniel Larison specifically), yet I also want to make sure I can sort the propaganda from the truth. Is there any truth to their statements about the person you interviewed? Is it possible that the negative Iranian statements about MEK are overblown? Finally, is it possible that the current leadership has a different mindset than the Marxist/Commie one which is attributed to it’s previous leadership?
    To reiterate, I have no dog in this fight other than a search for peace and truth. Thanks for all that I have learned from your shows over the years.

    Peace be with you.

  • Iranian

    As an Iranian I can tell all of the regular readers of AntiWar, as well as those MEK cockroaches that are commenting here, that every single Iranian on this planet hates these simple-minded, traitor, terrorist cowards.

    To describe these cockroaches as a cult id n insult to cults.

    The humiliated MEK have been leeching off one master after another, and on their knees with hands stretched out for handouts.

    Every single Iranian will happily bury these cockroach bunch in their backyard.

    To have the audacity to take the moral high grounds here by these rats is because of their simple-minded view of the world and their beggar mentality.

  • Shahab

    For those who are interested in the truth http://bit.ly/n4R5hc

  • liveload

    @MEK or whater you call yourselves now:
    So the MEK and everyone else got shafted by Khomeini via the October Suprise. He took the money and guns, turned on everyone else and consolidated power in the hands of the mullahs. Iranians know this. They know you got the raw deal. So did a lot of people who spilled their blood for that revolution. It's what you did thereafter that sets you apart from the Iranian people. You'll never achieve power through legitimate means in Iran. The real confusing thing for me is how you people have managed to get played by everyone including your own intellectually bereft leadership, treated like expendable dirt, insulted, used and discarded yet still come back asking for more from the same people. The Imperial Establishment will use you to get what they want, if your the most expedient means by which to achieve that, and then they'll throw you under the bus so fast it'll make your head spin. You'll just get used, abused, and sent to do other's dirty work for them and discarded like used toilet paper. At some point you have to ask yourselves what kind of idiot would subject themselves to this kind of life? Pack it up. Go live life and stop participating in the taking of it.

    • ali

      The name has been PMOI since day 1 (since 1965). MEK has been used by US officials. Read about them here: http://delistmek.com/

  • Martha Tompkins Wood

    Wow, thank you big boyz for taking on President Hillary Clinton. I marvel at your bravery. President Clinton calls all the shots, yes. She runs everything.
    Or at least that's the case when you're too chicken s–t to call out the actual President of the United States. But sexism is so much fun and attacking her "piano legs" is so helpful, right? Sends a real message of "Welcome to Antiwar.com, now shut up you bitches because we men are going to talk."
    You might try curbing your crap because you turn off more potential allies than you'll ever know with your sexist garbage.

    • Scott Horton

      Seriously? Antiwar.com cuts Obama slack all day? And because he's a male?

      I can't believe you believe that.

  • @Shahab:
    Giuliani, Bolton, Rendell, Woolsey, Dean? I’m not getting a warm and fuzzy from that group of characters, nor would I say that peace is their first priority.

    @Ms. Wood:
    Believe me: there is no love for Obomba on these pages. But there is little doubt that the Sec State has been abysmal in her tenure. Exhibit One: encouraging Obama to help attack Libya.

    Peace be with you.

  • liveload

    for Scott Horton,

    Regarding the October Surprise Incident: FOIA requests are their undoing. Gates wasn't anywhere he was "supposed" to be that day. No photos, no sign-ins, no interviews. He was attending a monumental meeting in New Jersey with an Iranian and an Israeli. They set in motion a chain of events that stole a revolution, 86'ed a sitting President, and financed both sides of a bloody, grinding, and pointless war. Iran-Contra was what the original deal had morphed into once the Bolen Amendment became an obstacle. People look at the ayatollah and think of him as the enemy of the United States when in reality he was quite the opposite: An enemy of Iranian freedom, and a tool of US foreign policy. Rhetorical fear works pretty well when the object of that fear is a turban wearing muslim. LInks below to research done uncovering their deception.

    This: http://blogs.alternet.org/penucquem/2011/06/30/th

    This: http://www.alternet.org/story/151342/how_robert_g

    and this: http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/062410.html

  • ali

    Anti-MEK material are supplied and paid by Iran. Be careful of your sources concerning MEK.
    Iranian government is paying for anti-MEK article for the past ten years. Here is one example

    Sources: http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/07/05/

    Thompson, who is often called on by media outlets to offer up analysis, says he was offered $80,000 by a man tied to Iran’s mission in Canada.

    “They wanted me to publish a piece on the Mujahedin-e khalq," he said. "Iran is trying to get other countries to label it as a terrorist cult.” Thompson says he turned down the offer.

    Above report is just one sample. Iran hired over 1200 individuals living in USA in 2002 to manipulate US policy in Middle East. These individuals have formed over 200 entities to influence US policies. They work for the devil in Tehran.

    • liveload

      Why would Iran have to try to get you guys listed as a terrorist cult … when you already are listed as a terrorist cult? FFS, at least try!! You guys are coming across like Hasbara Troll's retarded kid brother.

  • Horton the Hypocrite

    You piece of shit Scott, you deleted all comments that you did not like….I have made and kept copies of all posting and will expose your ass you moron and coward CASMII stooge!

    • Scott Horton

      Oh please. I've deleted nothing. I thought all you MEK commie terrorists' comments sucked, so how come there's still so many there?

      MEK: The biggest bunch of little bitty boo hoo crybabies I've ever encountered. It's pretty hard to terrorize people when they're laughing at you. You might try to work on your priorities a little bit.