Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council used to have no sympathy for Iran’s Green Movement until he figured out that pretend sympathy could be used to hurt Iran’s opposition organization MEK.
The expression “crocodile tears”, denoting an insincere display of grief, comes from an ancient anecdote that crocodiles weep in order to lure their prey, or that they cry for the victims they are eating. In Washington circles these days Trita Parsi, the president of NIAC, sheds tears for Iran’s Green Movement, a movement that for the past three years, he has relentlessly tried to argue for its failure and demise.
These days Trita Parsi is concerned that removing the Mujahedin-e-Khalgh (MEK) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) from the State Department’s terrorist list will create competition for the Green Movement, and will therefore weaken it. Parsi’s argument is now embodied in numerous articles, videos, op-eds, petitions, letters, phone campaigns, tweets, and Facebook messages, by Trita Parsi and his associates inside and outside NIAC. In one of their latest signed by NIAC’s handy … >>>