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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:51 AM

Coleen Rowley: The Fuzzy Line of Terrorism

from Consortium News:

The Fuzzy Line of Terrorism
September 27, 2012

The Obama administration’s plan to remove a group of violent Iranian émigrés from the U.S. terror list suggests a readiness to pursue the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend strategy that put the United States on the side of Osama bin Laden and Islamic extremists in Afghanistan in the 1980s, says ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley.

By Coleen Rowley

And what kind of mind-boggling corruption — of the worst kind – influence-peddling by a “foreign power” (as defined by the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to include foreign terrorist groups) — lies hidden behind the curtain?

Could some members of the MEK “foreign terrorist organization,” their murderous history magically erased, be sent to a nice suburb somewhere to live as your next door neighbor as happens with the organized crime “witness protection program?”

Or will the soon-to-be-legalized “terrorism” of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (or mojahedin-e khalq, usually referred to as MEK) find more utilitarian function in the mode of how U.S. neoconservative officials plotted with and used convicted con artist Ahmad Chalabi and his Iraqi expatriate group to gin up the false “intelligence” that served to launch the unjustified and counter-productive war on Iraq? Even worse, might this new MEK operation end up resembling the sequel to “Charlie Wilson’s War”?

Since we cannot seem to learn from history and therefore seem doomed to repeat our mistakes, all of the above could be true. In any event, the old movie script will require few changes. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://consortiumnews.com/2012/09/27/the-fuzzy-line-of-terrorism/

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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:08 AM

1. Like the MEK was never penetrated, and we should always trust the terrorists who kill our enemies

for us? Right? Just ask these nice, wholesome freedom fighters, most of whom fought alongside US Special Forces in Bosnia and Kosovo against the Russians and Serbs, our mutual enemies:

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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:31 AM

2. du rec. Nt

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