It was on Thursday of last week that UK Courts heard the British government’s appeal against MKO case and ordered Her Majesty’s Foreign Office to declassify Mojahedin as a terror group. And do so swiftly and without further ado!
To me this was a huge international news break. Calling Mojahedin a terrorist group was the hallmark of Europe’s appeasement policy toward Iran. Now that MKO is no longer a terror organization, a new alternative has been added to West’s tool box in dealing with Iran. This is also a huge victory for Iranians. Never before an opposition had third world had political group dared challenge the supremacy of the great old colonial lion.
It was only Dr. Mosadegh who had once before won an epic international victory over the colonial greed of UK. Iran was awarded her sacred right of ownership of her natural resources. And now Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance won another epic international victory over the same old colonial powers, and over the same old issue, national independence. What goes on in Iran must be done for and be shaped by the Iranians.
In 2001, Jack Straw the Foreign Secretary, exploiting the pro 9/11geopolitical fallouts, enlisted MKO as a terrorist organization. Soon US and EU followed and this became a hallmarks of the European Solution to the burgeoning Iranian problem. Europeans, using their support among the reformists and other insider elements, were trying to calm and pacify the mullahs toward democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights. Chief among EU members, UK, with her many extended long arms in Iranian affairs, lead the way.
The Constructive Dialogue was the mother of all strategies used by Europeans diplomats to deal with a religioufascist regime that reigned Tehran. Of course and as usual, Brits had to blame it on two things; not having an accountable alternative and fighting the growing influence of Russia & China. All this while the mullahs were running the most barbaric rule on the earth.
Women were stoned to death, hundreds of minors executed, Islamic rules and ethics forced life out of the population, tens of thousands were tortured, over 5,000 political prisoners were massacred in less than a month in summer of 1987 and hence began the one history’s most vicious rules. In the war for freedom, more blood was spilled in Iran from 1979-1989 than after the first 10 years of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Mao’s victory in China in 1948, and the French revolution combined. But yet, the Europeans, treating all this as internal matters, decided to chat with the Iranians, sell them all kind of arms, help them suffocate their opposition (1,000 French paratroopers attacking Mojahedin HQ in France), while selling oil from Iran for the international market and retarding hundreds of billions. Post war Iran was a god given Christmas in desert for them.
Thus Shapour Bakhtiar, Dr. Rajavi, Mr. Broumand, Dr. Ghasemloo and tens of others were brutally attacked in 167 assassinations. The Jewish Community Center in Argentine, the barracks of American Military in Beirut and later in Khobar were blown up. Iran trained and armed terrorists in Lebanon and Palestine. As all of this was going on, Mr. Straw saw fit to tie the hands of Iranian opposition and rid the Mullahs of their only serious opposition group. Not only they did not see fit to fight the new fascists, but as in 1930’s they decided to appease it in order to calm it down.
It would be an interesting summer to watch in Iran. Things are all coming to a boil.
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