Ex-CIA officer: US completely hypocritical regarding terrorism

A former CIA officer believes the United States is “completely hypocritical” in its view of what constitutes terrorism and what does not.

“MEK has many friends in Washington, most of whom have been bought and paid for, and it also enjoys broad political support because it has been portrayed as a group that is actively fighting against the Iranian regime,” said Philip Giraldi during an interview with Habilian Association.

The contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine touched upon the Israeli supports for the Mujahedin-e Khalq group, and said, Israel has been supporting terrorism carried out by MEK inside Iran.

He went on to denounce US threats to use force against Iran as “violations of the widely accepted just war doctrine,” saying they “might even be considered war crimes as Iran has not threatened the United States and has no nuclear weapons program.”

“The UN has not taken any action against the US for a number of reasons, but most prominent would be the facts that the UN is located in New York and that most of its funding comes from Washington,” Giraldi added.

When asked about the United States drone attacks on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, and also its violation of Iran’s airspace, he said “the use of drones in all those circumstances is illegal under international law because it is a deliberate violation of a country's airspace using military aircraft launched by the US.”

“When they kill someone using an armed drone, I believe it amounts to a war crime and the senior US government officials who approve the activity should be held accountable,” he added.