Michael Rubin’s MEK-bashing benefits Iran’s oppressive regime
Safavi highlights Rubin’s shady past, including two trips to Iran in the 1990s and ties to an Iraqi double agent, Ahmed Chalabi, and debunks his ridiculous portrayal of the MEK as a cult. Rubin’s “superfluous demand that MEK members must prove to him that they have disagreements with its leadership are not only childish tantrums but mirror the demands of regime interrogators and torturers in the “death commissions”. “In the context of American history, that’s like calling Continental Army officers atop Brooklyn Heights ‘cult’ members unless they can show that they wrote letters of protest to George Washington during the 1776 New York campaign!” Safavi wrote.
The Iranian uprising is in its fifth month, and a revolution is brewing. Meanwhile, Michael Rubin is batting for the collapsing theocracy by smearing its main opponent, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). A rambling Rubin is still ruminating on the regime’s decades-old derogatory epithets for the MEK, prompting concerns about a serious meltdown. He is visibly enraged over Safavi’s January 10 response to his gossip columns, which the Washington Examiner has refused to publish in blatant disregard for impartial and balanced journalism.
After two decades of doubling down on the regime’s propaganda, Rubin is now confronted with stark realities:
The MEK’s growing influence in the recent uprisings has been publicly warned by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Desperately, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have explicitly threatened to launch missiles into Europe in order to destroy Ashraf-3, the MEK’s Albanian headquarters.
The intelligence ministry brags that it detained another “network” within Iran that provided financial support to the MEK, shortly after announcing the arrest of “several teams” of young people who provided “logistical support” to the organization.
MEK members are adamant that the Iranian people deserve a democratic, secular, and progressive government; that free and fair election will achieve that goal; that Iran should not be a hotbed of terrorism or a nuclear threat; and that the death penalty should be abolished. Rubin must explain how all of this demonstrates a cult rather than a vessel for national honor and pride.
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