“I do not attend the SD or the CIA briefings but very regularly talk to the Syrian people, my Syrian colleagues, and read the public statements of the Syrian opposition groups. These are the very people who are suffering on a daily basis in the streets of Syria and they know well who is killing their sons, daughters, mothers, babies, wives, and husbands.
The Iranian regime would like to hold on to Syria because that is its main hub for transferring arms and bombs and missiles to its proxy terrorist groups in Lebanon. Their brutal leader just made a statement last week that Syria is their red line. That statement by itself says a volume.”
“Everyone knows that the Iranian regime is the number one state sponsor of international terrorism and is the one orchestrating, financing, and supporting the massacres in Syria.
What is really scary about Chuck Hagel's nomination is his has very soft position against the terrorist Iranian regime and his connections with the lobbyists of that backward regime.”
SirRealDeal on Jan 31, 2013 at 16:15:49
“To make this claim is to ignore the history of Assad's family in how they have ruled Syria. His father committed massacres when he was in power. His son is following suit and doesn't need Iranian help in slaughtering his own citizens.”
Muskie Muskrat on Jan 31, 2013 at 16:00:27
“Could you provide some documentation to prove your false claim that "everyone knows" about the Iranian regime orchestrating events in Syria?
How did everyone come to know this?
Is this what they told you in your daily State Department and CIA briefings? If so, you probably shouldn't be posting it on here.”
Sue Hartman on Jan 31, 2013 at 15:58:28
“Iran's human rights record in terms of women and Gays should be enough for us to consider them a hostile nation. We need to stop pandering to any nation who consider homosexuality and divorce crimes, while finding torture and spousal abuse leading to homicide as legal.”
“What an appropriate title for a well written article. What is taking place in Iraq is not because of the 2,000-3,000 so-called "Daesh" terrorists but because the overwhelming Sunni population and many of the modern and progressive Shia are fed up with Maliki's repressive policies and its close alliance with the terrorist Ghods revolutionary guards and the Iranian regime. Period. Terrorists like Daesh will obviously take advantages of the situation but it is really the Iraqi people and in particular the underrepresented Sunni Iraqis who are leading this new development in Iraq.”
“Indeed the most plausible, the most effective, and the least costly solution for a free and democratic Iran is to support the Iranian people and their just resistance which is truly and most transparently represented by the National Council of Resistance of Iran led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.”
“It is a total shame for a parliamentary delegation to visit a country with the highest number of executions per capita (according to the AI) and where its leaders openly promote international terrorism and where its backward supreme leader and one of its past presidents are wanted in Europe for murder. And yes, its the country where its regime publicly pronounces Syria as one of its states and is openly engaged in mass killing of the Syrian people only to maintain a bloody dictatorship there.
Shame on you MEPs: by traveling to my country, you are giving legitimacy to a regime that routinely arrests, tortures, rapes, and murders my countrymen for the simplest dissent.”
“Thanks to former Rep Kennedy. He is, like over thousands of parliamentarians, human rights activities, and distinguished personalities, joining protests against the terrorist Iranian regime, at every possible opportunity. He is the voice of humanitarian and peace. The Iranian dissidents in Iraq MUST be provided with protection as they are protected persons under the 4th Geneva Convention. Both the US and the UN promised them protection. The Iranian dissidents' only "guilt" has been that of fighting the most active state sponsor of international terrorism, i.e., the backward Iranian regime that has had the worst state human rights record of the past three decades, extensively arresting, torturing, raping, and summarily executing every voice for change in Iran. Over 100,000 have been executed since this barbaric regime took over Iran, and over 400 Iranian dissidents have been killed by its terror machine outside Iran.”
“The US has the moral and legal and diplomatic obligation to help the Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq. After all, it was the US that promised them protection and guaranteed their safety. The US must maintain and stand behind its reputation and promises.”
“The MEK was removed from the FTO list simply because the US courts found absolutely no justification for it. Sec. Clinton actually delayed the court ordering. She should still be praised for doing the right thing instead of being bullied by the proponents and lobbyists and apologists of the terrorist Iranian regime. The MEK was placed on the FTO list, not because it had done any terror but to appease the Iranian regime. That was a bankrupted appeasement policy. It failed. The MEK won. The justice was served.
The Iranian regime's terror machine must be stopped. It has been operating non-stop the past 30 years and has taken well over 100,000 lives. Each and every effort in exposing that terror machine will help.”
“Abdi' is a member of NIAC and as such represents the best interests of the Iranian regime. His and NIAC's statements and positions have nothing to do with the Iranian-Americans or the Iranians interests but the Iranian regime. He probably never read the above article, but find it a good cover to push his agenda.”
“There is a well documented and research documentary by the Washington Times (also featured on http://iraniansforum.com) showing that NIAC (Trita Parsi's group) is nothing but a lobbying group for the Iranian regime and as such all their effort is to maintain and protect the interests of the Iranian regime. Just search for Trita Parsi, NIAC, lobbying, Iranian regime.
“President Obama, Sec. Clinton: You are both lawyers and are expected to better understand and better appreciate the rule of law, especially when the human rights are at stake. Please recall the earlier attacks on Camp Ashraf by the lackeys of the Iranian regime in Iraq. More than 40 residents of the camp were murdered in cold blood and some 1000 were injured. The Iraqi's justification: the State Department's (illegal and lawful) designation of the MEK as a terrorist group.”
“The US continues a shameful policy of appeasing the Iranian regime and let it not only repress the Iranian people but also financially and logistically and militarily participate in the wholesale massacre of the Syrian people.
Stop the Iranian regime. Supports its only democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (http://www.ncr-iran.org) and its pivotal force, the MEK.”
“Well and enough said. The evil Iranian regime represents darkness, murder, torture and rape. It is no representative of the Iranian people. Leave Iran to the Iranians and their democratic resistance movement. Stop appeasing the terrorist Iranian regime. Do not play with the lives of Iranian and their future. There is no hope of "moderation" within the very anti-human Iranian regime. And there is no honor in dealing with it.
Support the Iranian people. Support their resistance embodied in the National Council of Resistance of Iran (http://www.ncr-iran.org) and its pivotal force, the MEK.”
“It is well-known in Iran and the Iranian community abroad that the ayatollahs are behind the assassinations that take place in Iran. Any time a professor, human rights activists, scientists, etc, dissents from the official ayatollahs lines,they are assassinated. It has happened hundreds of times during the past 30 years.
The ayatollahs' propaganda machine (aided by its lobby in the US, and most notably NIAC) will then blame these terrors on the MEK which represents the largest and most organized political opposition to the terror machine in Iran. Their objective: get rid of dissent views in Iran, blame the MEK, spread the lie, hope that some news media pick it up, then make a case against the MEK and feed it to the US State Department.
Note that the propaganda machine of the terrorist Iranian regime has even blamed the MEK for the assassination attempt of the Saudi ambassador to the US and the recent bombing in Thailand.”
“The US State Department must respect the due process and remove the MEK from its FTO list. That would be a moral, legal, and good policy decision.
The "label" terrorist never fit the MEK which represents the largest and most organized opposition to the terrorist Iranian regime - a regime that has killed (and continues to kill) hundreds of American servicemen and has continuously undermined the US interests in the middle east.
Appeasing the terrorist Iranian regime by keeping its largest opposition on the FTO list will not result in any reforms in Iran. The past 15 years has PROVEN that this bankrupted policy has made the Iranian regime more brutal and savage, not reformed.
It is time for the State Department to respect the wishes of the Iranian people: delist the MEK and let is help the Iranian people transition into democracy.”
“While Maliki is the real crook and criminal (look what he has done to the non-Shia members of his coalition government), President Obama is most responsible.
Political issues (e.g., the rogue Iranian regime, middle east stability, etc) aside, for God's sake, he was awarded the Noble Peace prize. And he has been informed about the dire situation of Camp Ashraf residents (thru hundreds if not thousands of calls from the former US administration officials, members of the US Congress, officials and parliamentarians from allied governments, etc. He can't ever deny he did not know and thus he must take responsibility to ensure Iranian dissidents (who exposed the Iranian regime's nuclear threat) are not once again massacred by the Iraqi forces (on behest of the Iranian regime).”
“The US must meet its obligation. It promised protection and security to Camp Ashraf residents. The Iraqi government has shown that it serves the interests of the Iranian regime, not the Iraqi people. As such it cannot be trusted. Only the US and the UN can provide and must provide protection for Camp Ashraf refugees.”