Monday, April 09, 2012

Pentagon Trained M.E.K. Terrorists

Like I keep saying, this is not as clear cut as some people would like you to believe -
The Pentagon trained members of the dissident Iranian terrorist group M.E.K. in Nevada starting in 2005, after which they returned to Iran and may have engaged in covert activities, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh reports in the April 6th issue of “The New Yorker” magazine. The group receiving the training incredibly had been listed in 1997 as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, and remains on that list today, Hersh said. Hersh’s article, “Our Men in Iran?” says the training was conducted by the Joint Special Operations Command(JSOC)---a charge JSOC denies. “U.S. Special Operations Forces were neither aware of nor involved in the training of M.E.K. members,” a JSOC spokesperson said.

The Iranian operatives were trained in communications, cryptography, weaponry, and small-unit tactics over a six-month period, a retired four-star general familiar with the details told Hersh. The general said the training was done by JSOC.
The Real Effect
To the critics out there, I'm sure a whole lot of 'retired four-star generals' just make up spurious claims to pass the time in their retirement because they love being sued into oblivion.

This is a tactic that corporations love to engage in. Train an individual, set him loose and then when he is caught later, claim that he acted 'without managerial knowledge or oversight'. Fire the employee, claim that you cannot be held liable for the actions of an individual and poof, get out of jail free card.

To the uninitiated out there, the government routinely trains foreign parties and then uses these 'assets' to carry out various acts against our very own 'disposable' troops. Osama bin Laden was at one point at least a CIA asset going by the name Tim Osman, who was trained by the CIA to fight against the Soviet Union presence in Afghanistan. Of course, no good asset can go to waste so OBL was re purposed for use in the 'War on Terror'.

This is why foreign 'aid' of this variety is such an odious idea. It is commonly used to create the very situation that we have to 'intervene' against at a later date. Perhaps the maker of the Kony 2012 video should look this up?

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