War on terror ‘an excuse for US wars’

An American political activist and co-director of the International Action Center says the US supports for the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and NCRI) terrorist group shows that the war on terror is an excuse for US wars around the world.

Speaking to Press TV’s correspondent in New York, Sara Flounders said US supports for MKO “shows a complete fraud of the US war on terror.”

Scott Shane’s New York Times wrote an article headlined “For Obscure Iranian Exile Group, Broad Support in U.S.” in November 26, 2011 about former US officials lobbying effort to delist MKO terrorist organization from the US list of terrorist groups. “What makes it astonishing is the object of their attention: a fringe Iranian opposition group, long an ally of Saddam Hussein, that is designated as a terrorist organization under United States law and described by State Department officials as a repressive cult despised by most Iranians and Iraqis.” “The American advocates have been well paid, hired through their speaking agencies and collecting fees of $10,000 to $50,000 for speeches on behalf of the Iranian group.”

Flounders added that MKO has committed “horrendous crimes against the people of Iran and the people of Iraq,” referring to MKO’s targeted bombings, assassinations, explosions and attacks on Iranian and Iraqi civilians.

Pointing to the representing the MKO by some US officials, including former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani, she said, “it really shows that this whole war on terror is just an excuse for US wars around the world.”