On 1st September, I received the news feed on Facebook from 'Iranian Freedom Messenger' reporting on the gruesome horrific masds murder at Camp Ashraf in Iraq where 52 residents of were brutally murdered. Graphic images of their brains blown out of their head in what appeared to be a pre-meditated murder. Many of the victims had their hands tied behind their head and shot at close range from behing and infront. The Shia fascist government of Iraq first announced that Iraqi security forces were involved in a shootout between the residents of the camp and then later seemed to deny their involvement when pictures of the orchestrated killings emerged. Well someone shot them. Either member of the elite revolutionary guard on an assignment to wipe out the camp as they do periodically or Iraqis at the best of the one armed-bandit Kahemeni. Same difference.
I received my Iranian.com newsletters and nothing is reported. I apologise to the Editor of this website if this is not the case-but nothing caught my eye on the front page. Yes, there is news of a new Palestinian documentary and how we should all watch it. Yes there is news of the Syrian mass murder. But the killing of 52 middle aged pire patal in cold blood is scarecly worth reporting- if at all. Yes, we care about Palestinians and consider their cause for the liberation of their homeland noble and forgive those who are terrorists. Yes, we condemn the death of an Iranian nuclear scientist who was a dyed in the wool Hezbollahi and supporter of a mass murdering regime. Oh, no-we're not saying we like the mullahs but gunning down the poor scientist in cahoots with the Islamic Republic is wrong! Whatever Iranians may think of Rajavi and her Islamo-Communist cult there was no justification for the murder of mostly unarmed civilians who posed no threat to the Islamic Republic.
But we can't bring ourselves to say it! We won't condemn it. We won't condone it either. Brush it under the carpet and go watch a Palestinain documentary instead.
Today, I had the pleasure of telephoning NIAC and asking for their opinion. A young lady picks up the phone. The following is a summary of my coversation with her:
Me: Hello is this NIAC, the National Iranian American Council?
NIAC Representative: Yes it is
Me: What is the policy position in relation to the latest Camp Ashraf Massacre and the killing of 52 people mostly at blank range
NIAC Representative: You need to speak to the President
I'm put on hold. I wait and the NIAC Representative comes back
NIAC Representative: You can write to our President. Do you want his email address?
Me: I have his email address. Is there nobody else but Mr Parsi who can give an opinion on policy issues?
NIAC Representatice: There are but they are not in at the moment
Me: Why can't you tell me? After all NIAC claims to represent people from 'all walks of life' and you have a human rights page on your website and I thought the killing of 52 people was worth publishing a statement about
NIAC Representative: You need to write to the President. We are not a news agency and we only report on issues which are of concern to our constituents
Me: I though the MEK was an issue of concern for your 'constituents'. You publicy denounced the US State Department when they de-listed the MEK as a terrorist group so it shows your constituency is interested. Maybe it was a 'good thing' You report on chemical weapons being used in Syria.....
NIAC Representative: You need to write to the President
Me: Well, what is your opinion. What do you think of 52 people murdered. Your organsiation denounces the Neocons and Bush's tactics on the 'War on Terror' do you think it is right for the Islamic Republic (or its proxy in Iraq) to shoot supporters of Rajavi at the back of their head just because they are terrorists? Maybe they got their just deserts....Either we condemn or condone. Which one?