I am not exactly sure what is more outrageous in this Washington Post article... I for one will have to say that for me, US troops - fighting the war on terror - being forced to act as servants to terrorists and former Saddam police contractors, kind of tops the list:
"BAGHDAD -- For three years, thousands of members of a militant group dedicated to overthrowing Iran's theocracy have lived in a sprawling compound north of Baghdad under the protection of the U.S. military.
American soldiers chauffeur top leaders of the group, known as the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, or MEK, to and from their compound, where they have hosted dozens of visitors in an energetic campaign to persuade the State Department to stop designating the group as a terrorist organization."
Let me just say a few things right here. The MEK have a DC lobby office while being on the State Department's terrorism list. Normally, that would be a red flag and especially so in a post-911 world. But some terrorists are better liked than others in our fabricated reality.
I have heard from them and they are not pleased that I call them a terrorist organization by the way. They encouraged me to learn more about them. I did and I continue to be of a rather old-fashioned opinion that when you commit acts of terror, that is what you are, a terrorist.
Here is an article I did on this fine group of individuals who are being driven around like royalty by our soldiers while they do double time fighting the supposed war on terror:
"The Pentagon is bypassing official US intelligence channels and turning to a dangerous and unruly cast of characters in order to create strife in Iran in preparation for any possible attack, former and current intelligence officials say.
One of the operational assets being used by the Defense Department is a right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which is being "run" in two southern regional areas of Iran. They are Baluchistan, a Sunni stronghold, and Khuzestan, a Shia region where a series of recent attacks has left many dead and hundreds injured in the last three months.
One former counterintelligence official, who wished to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the information, describes the Pentagon as pushing MEK shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The drive to use the insurgent group was said to have been advanced by the Pentagon under the influence of the Vice President's office and opposed by the State Department, National Security Council and then-National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice."
So to make this more clear, no sooner do we land in Iraq, we are already protecting Saddam's domestic police force - a capacity in which the MEK served - as well as a terrorist group on our State Department's watch list. Why are we protecting them? Because they will be our new proxy-Contra like army of terrorists attacking Iran as part of the war on terror, err, the war OF terror.
Now, from another article I did on MEK later (which is the one that got their attention via DC offices):
"As previously reported by Raw Story, a terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) is being used on the ground in Iran by the Pentegon, bypassing US intelligence channels. The report was subsequently covered by the Asia Times (Article).
Military and intelligence sources now say no Presidential finding exists on MEK ops. Without a presidential finding, the operation circumvents the oversight of the House and Senate Intelligence committees.
Congressional aides for the relevant oversight committees would not confirm or deny allegations that no Presidential finding had been done. One Democratic aide, however, wishing to remain anonymous for this article, did say that any use of the MEK would be illegal.
In addition, sources say that a March attack that killed 22 Iranian officials in the province of Sistan va Baluchistan was carried out by the MEK.
According to a report by Iran Focus filed Mar. 23, the twenty-two people killed in the ambush included high ranking officials, including the governor of Zahedan."
This is who our combat exhausted soldiers are driving around and to whom we have advanced bucket loads of cash so they can live in the lap of luxury.
Can you stand this much "support the troops" and "patriotism?"