US officials' support for MEK should be held up for derision

An American journalist and PhD holder in history said shilling for Mujahedin-e Khalq terror group by many prominent American former officials and politicians is one of the more disgraceful displays of the last decade, and as long as it continues it should be held up for derision.

"The de-listing fight may be over, but that hasn’t stopped the Mujahedin-e Khalq‘s American cheerleaders from uncritically repeating its propaganda," wrote Daniel Larison in an article published on American Conservative.

Referring to Hugh Shelton's last week piece on News Week, Larison wrote, "Shelton is opposed to diplomacy with the Iranian government," adding that he "promotes the cause of the MEK".

"As it has sought to rehabilitate itself in the West, the MEK has claimed all sorts of spurious, self-serving things about what it represents."

He added that despite being a bizarre authoritarian cult with Marxist and quasi-Islamist views, MEK now pretends to be exactly what Westerners want an Iranian exile group to be.

The American journalist went on to say that it doesn’t really matter to the MEK’s American fans that the terrorist group is lying about its political views, adding that they are obviously not worried about reciting those lies for Western audiences.

"Indeed, it has so completely hoodwinked them that they think it should be rewarded with American support."

Finally, Larison wrote that the shilling for MEK terror group by many prominent American former officials and politicians is one of the more disgraceful displays of the last decade, and as long as it continues it should be held up for derision.


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