Thursday, February 9, 2012

Once Again, the Obama Administration Throws Israel Under the Bus

You would think that if an ally tries to sabotage an enemy for the good of just about everyone, that you wouldn't besmirch an ally for doing so.  Apparently the Obama administration didn't get that memo, outing Israel for using the Iranian dissident group, the MEK, to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists.  Check out the opening of this story from NBC:

Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel's secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran's leaders.

The group, the People's Mujahedin of Iran, has long been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, accused of killing American servicemen and contractors in the 1970s and supporting the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran before breaking with the Iranian mullahs in 1980.

It just boggles the mind.  Why confirm the suspicions of the Iranian government?  Why back up a story in a major media outlet that does nothing but hurt an ally by saying that it supports terrorists?  This story would lose quite a bit of its edge if it was just pure journalistic or academic conjecture.

Also, how can you really blame Israel for doing any of this?  They are in an existential struggle with Iran.  It's not about oil or a strip of land, it's about their very lives.  Just as the US allied itself with the murderous Soviets to fight the even more murderous Nazis and Japanese, Israel is allying itself with a dissident group which gives them human resources on the ground in Iran, allowing them to conduct attacks just about anywhere.  Sure, if the MEK ever took power in Iran, it wouldn't be good, but at this point Iran is a much bigger threat to the world than the MEK.

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