Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Obama’s men in Tehran

Tehran has been shouting from the rooftop all along that the Great Satan (read America) cannot be trusted because it is Janus-faced. Hersh now concurs.

In a brilliant piece of investigative reporting, he puts together the details of the top secret training camps in the Nevada desert for the terrorists belonging to the dreaded Mujahideen-e-Khalq, known worldwide in the pantheon of terrorists as MKO. (Ironically, the Nevada site used to be the location for nuclear testing!)

What is absolutely fascinating is the high pragmatism of the American mind. MKO subscribes to an ideology that is a curious amalgam of Marxism and Islamism, both of which should be anathema to the US in terms of its professed high values. But then, in real life politics comes first. And the most cynical part of all this is that the MKO also happens to be listed by the US state department as a 'terrorist' organization. So, what is 'terrorism' for state secretary Hillary Clinton becomes a key instrument of US policy for CIA boss David Petraeus. Read More