Lesson One: There is a separate justice system in the US for Muslim Americans.
Lesson Two: The US government is not opposed to terrorism; it favors it.
Lesson Three: “Terrorism” remains the most meaningless, and thus the most manipulated, term in political discourse.
Lesson Four: Legalized influence-peddling within both parties is what drives DC.
Lesson Five: there is aggression between the US and Iran, but it’s generally not from Iran.
…a large group of prominent former US government officials from both political parties has spent the last several years receiving substantial sums of cash to give speeches to the MEK, and have then become vocal, relentless advocates for the group, specifically for removing them from the terrorist list. Last year, the Christian Science Monitor thoroughly described “these former high-ranking US officials – who represent the full political spectrum – [who] have been paid tens of thousands of dollars to speak in support of the MEK.” They include Democrats Howard Dean, Ed Rendell, Wesley Clark, Bill Richardson, and Lee Hamilton, and Republicans Rudy Giuliani, Fran Townsend, Tom Ridge, Michael Mukasey, and Andrew Card. Other prominent voices outside government, such as Alan Dershowitz and Elie Wiesel, have been enlisted to the cause and are steadfast MEK advocates.
Money has also been paid to journalists such as The Washington Post’s Carl Bernstein and the Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page [...]
Several commenters have raised questions about the motives of Dershowitz and Wiesel in supporting MEK. While motives can never be known with certainty – one can attempt only to make inferences based on conduct and circumstances – it was the JTA, the self-described “global news service of the Jewish people”, which reported their involvement, and they suggested the motive was not any receipt of money but rather MEK’s alignment with Israel…