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October 8, 2006 7:04 PM   Subscribe

People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) a.k.a. Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) Apparently they now work for us and are inside Iran. Could lead to similar results as the Gulf of Tonkin.
posted by andywolf (12 comments total)

 
Sorry, I somehow lost the part that mentions getting the majority of funding from Saddam's regime.
posted by andywolf at 7:08 PM on October 8, 2006


The terrorist enemy of my terrorist enemy is my friend. Logic and consistency are just not our long suits, apparently.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 7:25 PM on October 8, 2006


After hiring Osama bin Laden, this latest HR decision can't possibly go wrong.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:34 PM on October 8, 2006


Don't confuse "us" with G.W.B.
posted by delmoi at 7:59 PM on October 8, 2006


Yeah, but do they have elephants?
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 8:13 PM on October 8, 2006


We funded Saddam back in the day, too. Of course we'd take over MEK. We probably asked Saddam to form them. See also, Pakistan.

Iran is the new Red Menace. Never mind that women in Iran can do more and have more rights than women in Saudi Arabia.
posted by QIbHom at 9:20 PM on October 8, 2006


MEK are a fairly progressive group. Their political wing is lead by a woman. They're secular and Liberal in their view. They gave up their arms peacefully when the US invaded Iraq. Comparisons to bin Laden and his buddies are kind of stupid. They really have nothing in common.

That said, I am under the impression they they are not popular in the country, since they fought with the Iraqis against the Iranian regime during the Iran-Iraq war.

And saying that Iran treats women better then Saudi Arabia is hardly an accomplishment.
posted by chunking express at 12:49 AM on October 9, 2006


Iran is the new Red Menace. Never mind that women in Iran can do more and have more rights than women in Saudi Arabia.

Actually, Iraq had the most gender equality of almost any Arab or middle eastern state.
posted by delmoi at 1:07 AM on October 9, 2006


Blowback is (gonna be) a bitch.
posted by black8 at 1:29 AM on October 9, 2006


Hrm, where have I heard of this before?
posted by ninjew at 8:00 AM on October 9, 2006


They really have nothing in common.
except being deemed terrorists by both the u.s. and e.u., they've tried to have the designation overturned 4 times and failed everytime.
posted by andywolf at 7:02 PM on October 9, 2006


Are they ideologically similar at all? No. But keep calling every disident group a terrorist orginization: it's worked well enough so far.
posted by chunking express at 7:58 AM on October 10, 2006


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