U.S. Trained Iranian Terrorists in Nevada?
Question: What is the difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist?
Answer: Whether Washington is funding him this month.
Have you ever heard of the Mujahedin-e Khalq? Probably not. The U.S. State Department lists it as #29 on its official list of terrorist organizations.
The U.S. government has funded the MEK. It has trained its members on our soil.
The best investigative journalist in the United States is Seymour Hersh. This is widely acknowledged. His stories are carefully researched. When he publishes something, the targets find it easier to stonewall than to try to prove he was wrong. Better to dig in and say nothing than to give his report more publicity.
He has reported that the Joint Special Operations Command trained MEK members at its National Security Site in Nevada beginning in 2005. This is where counter-intelligence training goes on in the USA.
Hersh reports that the M.E.K. was originally a Marxist-Islamist student organization.
In a separate interview, a retired four-star general, who has advised the Bush and Obama Administrations on national-security issues, said that he had been privately briefed in 2005 about the training of Iranians associated with the M.E.K. in Nevada by an American involved in the program. They got “the standard training,” he said, “in commo, crypto [cryptography], small-unit tactics, and weaponry—that went on for six months,” the retired general said. “They were kept in little pods.” He also was told, he said, that the men doing the training were from JSOC, which, by 2005, had become a major instrument in the Bush Administration’s global war on terror. “The JSOC trainers were not front-line guys who had been in the field, but second- and third-tier guys—trainers and the like—and they started going off the reservation. ‘If we’re going to teach you tactics, let me show you some really sexy stuff…’ ”
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