Monday, July 07, 2008

The double standards of the 'War on Terror'

Neo-conservatism is, as I've said before on many occasions, the most fraudulent ideology in history. Everything about is phoney-not least the 'war on terror' that neocon propagandists remind us of every time they put pen to paper or are handed a microphone.

The double standards in the 'war on terror' are glaring. In this excellent piece for the First Post, Matthew Carr writes of western support for terrorists in Iran:

The Resistance Council is generally considered a front for the Mujahideen e-Khalq (MEK), an enigmatic Marxist-Islamist group based in Iraq. As well as bombings and assassinations of Iranian state officials, the MEK is accused of killing Americans, and aiding Saddam's 1991 repression of the Kurds and Shia. In the build-up to the Iraq war these activities were cited by the Bush administration as evidence of Saddam Hussein's supposed sponsorship of 'international terrorism'.

Yes, you've guessed it, the MEK and the Iranian Resistance Council, are now the 'good guys' as the hawks in Washington look for all the help they can get in their campaign to topple the current Iranian government.

Western backing for terrorists in Iran shouldn't surprise us. In the late 1990s, the west backed the KLA (Kosovan Liberation Army) in their campaign of terror against both Serbian and Albanian civilians in Kosovo. The aims back then were the same as they are in Iran today- to help destabilise a government which didn't do exactly what the empire builders in Washington wanted it to do. And that, for our neo-con terrorist-supporting 'democrats', really is the ultimate crime.


Anonymous said...

thats not all..are u familiar with the Rwanda tragedy? You may like o know the US had ahand in the assassination of president Habyarimana in 1994 which led to the later atrocities:


Anonymous said...

yes, neil, the War on Terror is a fraud...Its a pity is sucked in so many people, and caused so much harm, aided by the complaint media.