The PMOI is listed by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization
because in the 1970's they killed Lt. Col. Louis Lee Hawkins, Col. Paul Shaffer
and Lt. Col. Jack Turner. All of whom were US personnel stationed in Iran.They also killed William Cottrell, Donald Smith, and Robert Krongard (US
contractors working in Iran in the 1976).They failled in previous
attempts to kill U.S. Ambassador to Iran Douglas MacArthur II (1971), Brig.
Gen. Harold Price (left wounded 1972).They also participated in the
US embassy takeover after the revolution.
Well written article. The Iranian opposition PMOI are not terrorist. They should
be removed from the list. PMOI won a legal battle in Europe and they were
removed from the European list.Iranians view PMOI as the main opposition
to the Iranian regime and not a terrorist. PMOI can play a significant role in
bringing dempovrcay in Iran the stability for middle east.
When president Bush declared a crusade war against Islam it changed the
political balance and changed the internal politics and economy of the United
States for all time. Things will never go back to being the way they were. It is
a new era and the Amerian people will have to adapt to a lesser world influence
and presense. The United States will come to resemble an advanced third nation
country with a 5% + - elite rich class, almost no middle class, and a 90 +% poor
class. It will be a much different social and economic culture than what we know
@1:24You should be careful before you open your mouth. The Middle
East is a region; Asia is a continent. The Middle East is part of Asia.
RE: Nuke Master"USA out of Asian politics! Of course this nation
reserves the right to protect itself, good and hard, should an Asian nation
allow its terrorists to ever strike at us again."This article has
nothing to do with Asia since both Iraq and Iran are Middle Eastern countries.
But our own government consider the group a terrorist organisation.Is there such
thing as good terroist and bad terrorist?
It would be a disaster for any Iranian dissident to be forced to go back to
Iran, but it would be a crime for US to let it happen. It is obvious that we
should stand on the side of Iranian dissident not Iranian regime. Unless we
think that Iranian regime is our friend! I do not thinks that is what any
American think on this anniversary of Sept. 11.
I thought, this is incredibly complicated, and it makes me glad I don't have to
make the call.Then I remembered simple axiom: do what is right, let
the consequence follow.We can't tie ourselves in knots trying to
foresee nuanced outcomes from present decisions. The US promised protection to
this group, and the group cooperated. We should honor our word. Let Iran and
Iraq choose their own reaction.
The Peoples Mujahedeen in years after the removal of the show, were the only
hope for Iranians against the fanatical regime.My father came to
this country because things got so bad there..I think it is horrible
if we don't help those people who have stood for the very same things this
country is built upon. They have provided us with good information, and we
promised them protection. If we don't live up to our promises, our outlook to
everyday Iranians who hate the regime, will still view the Americans as
liars.I think its imperative we show the world we are thankful for
the help we have received from them.
It may be too late to help the dissidents that helped the US. They should've
been escorted elsewhere before it came to this. Sticky situation. Do nothing,
and their favors are repaid with a death sentence where they stand. Do anything,
and someone gets upset. Free them, and who's to say they won't terrorize
again.There's a good chance this plays out at a local level, without
USA out of Asian politics! Of course this nation reserves the right to protect
itself, good and hard, should an Asian nation allow its terrorists to ever
strike at us again.