The US hates Terrorism except when it loves Terrorism
In a new article for the New Yorker, Seymour Hersh, the superstar journalist who broke COINTELPRO, My Lai, and Abu Ghraib, reports that the US government provided operational training in tactics and strategy for an officially-designated terrorist organization, the Iranian dissident group Mujahideen-e-Khal (MEK), beginning in 2005.
The MEK has made public contributions to several prominent figures in American national politics on both sides of the aisle, including Rudy Giuliani and Howard Dean. Author and lawyer Glenn Greenwald, who has been covering the surprisingly-overt support for the MEK in his column, notes that providing such assistance to a terrorist group is a federal crime in the United States, punishable by life in prison.
It’s worth noting that under the NDAA act recently signed into law by President Obama, Giuliani and Dean may now be legally detained indefinitely by the US military, with no right to due process, until such time as “hostilities end,” whatever that may mean in this case.