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Fear is the asset of tyrants

By Nemat Firouzi, Camp Liberty

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I’ll never forget the day I was released from prison. The inmates had lined up in the political prisoners row (where I had served) to bid me farewell. This was where prisoners of conscience and opposition members were being incarcerated. As we said our partings, each of them whispered a wish in my ear. One particular sentence that etched itself into my mind belonged to schoolteacher Mohammad Hassan Namkian. He said, “Fear is the asset of tyrants, and its response is courage. Muster as much of it as you can to continue your struggle.”

He had chosen to fight illiteracy and ignorance, and he would travel long stretches to teach to the children of clandestine and forgotten villages. But he had also chosen to help in the struggle to establish freedom and justice and to rid the society of fear, and had become an active member of the Teachers Association. Continue reading Fear is the asset of tyrants

Iraqi agents of Hadi al-Ameri and Faleh al-Fayad steal Camp Ashraf properties

Agents of Iraq’s National Security organ headed by Faleh al-Fayad and the Badr Organization of Hadi al-Ameri looted and stole property from Camp Ashraf belonging to the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty

Iraqi agents used 50 flatbed trucks to carry out the stolen goods that include vehicles and loot from 10 large warehouses in recent weeks.

On September 5, 2013 a joint plan between UNAMI and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq for the evacuation of Camp Ashraf when the last group of residents left Ashraf based on this plan stipulates that the Government of Iraq “shall safeguard and guarantee all Ashraf property”.

In July, Nouri al-Maliki handed over Camp Ashraf to the Commander of the terrorists Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri to use the camp for assembling the terrorist militias affiliated with the Iranian regime.

Since then agents affiliated with the office Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayad, the Badr Organization and the Iraqi Intelligence officially responsible for safeguarding the properties began looting and stealing the belongings of Iranian dissidents that had remained in the camp based on a plan by the office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Continue reading Iraqi agents of Hadi al-Ameri and Faleh al-Fayad steal Camp Ashraf properties

DEAL WITH IRAN KEEPS GETTING WORSE

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Washington Examiner editorial

When dealing with the Soviets and their nuclear aggression, President Ronald Reagan famously cited an old Russian proverb: “Trust, but verify.”

In his current dealings with Iran and its nuclear ambitions, President Obama seems to be forgetting about that second part. He’s asking Americans to trust a negotiating adversary who keeps trying to remind the world that it remains the same bad actor it was during the 1979 hostage crisis.

Nearly a year into the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, it becomes more and more apparent that the American people are watching a bad deal unfold as it gets hatched in their name. Several new and alarming hints have emerged in just the last few days that should make everyone suspicious.

One of them was the incredible and extremely provocative decision by Iranian officials to tweet out — as negotiations proceeded — a nine-point plan for annihilating Israel and making all of its Jews “return to their home countries.” In the world of international relations, this sort of plan is typically referred to as “ethnic cleansing.” Continue reading DEAL WITH IRAN KEEPS GETTING WORSE

I used to be a fundamentalist

By Vahed Saif, Camp Liberty

23 years ago in Iran I was a die-hard supporter of Ayatollah Khomeini, who depicted himself as the representative of God on Earth and said, “If you die for me you will go to Heaven.” Born in a poor, religious family I had no reason not to believe him. Low culture and poor economic status was one of the main elements that helped his recruiting, and at times it provided basic means that these individuals never had access to. The fundamentalists even described our poverty and hunger as a guarantee of our emancipation in life after death!

I was only 19 and the 1991 Persian Gulf War had just ended when I was enlisted in the Revolutionary Guards and we entered Iraq in a small group to promote Khomeini’s version of Islam. The mission that I was briefed on was to first deliver blows to Khomeini’s dissidents, meaning members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, and thus pursue our ultimate strategy being the occupation of Iraq. Continue reading I used to be a fundamentalist

Ex-Tehran University chancellor: Iranian regime is godfather of groups such as Islamic State

mahammad-malekiThe first Tehran University chancellor after the downfall of the monarchy in Iran and a former political prisoner has spoken about the tortures he witnessed while incarcerated in various prisons in Iran and described the Iranian regime as the godfather of groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).

Dr. Mohammad Maleki, 80, who is barred from leaving the country, likened the Islamic State to the ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’ i.e. the Iranian regime.

In an article entitled “The regime of Velayat-e faqih, the godfather of Islamic fundamentalism” he explains the horrible torture that he witnessed in the 1980s while incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison in northern Tehran and Ghezel Hesar Prison in the city of Karaj.

He said he recounts some of his memories “to make people know better the roots of current fundamentalists such as Islamic State (ISIS).” Continue reading Ex-Tehran University chancellor: Iranian regime is godfather of groups such as Islamic State

Washington Must Not Ignore Iran’s Threat against Camp Liberty

Published by Breitbart News

The Iranian regime has been conspicuously furthering its agendas in Iraq while a U.S.-led coalition is fast busy countering the mounting threat of the Islamic State, an extremist group that has occupied large swaths of Iraq and Syria in past months.

Included among Tehran’s strategic goals in Iraq are the empowerment of its proxy Shiite militia forces and the further suppression of Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty. Unless Washington takes the correct measures and counters Iran’s advances, further disasters will occur.

In Iraq, Iran-backed militia groups have gained considerable strength by taking advantage of the Iraqi army’s collapse in facing the Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL), and they are now controlling security throughout much of Iraq, including Baghdad, the country’s capital. Continue reading Washington Must Not Ignore Iran’s Threat against Camp Liberty

Maryam Rajavi condemns wave of acid attacks against Iranian women

New wave of splashing acid on young Iranain women’s faces in Esfahan on pretext of mal-veiling

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance  expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes and said: The mullahs’ regime that is fearful of mounting popular discontent, especially that of women and the youth, is attempting to prevent the explosion of their wrath through these brutalities and intimidation.

In recent days, organized gangs affiliated with the mullahs’ regime have been splashing acid on the faces of a large number of young women in Esfahan under the pretext of “mal-veiling”. The victims of this heinous act amount to eight, six of whom have been hospitalized in Esfahan’s Feiz Hospital.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes by clerical regime’s elements and called on all human rights bodies and women’s rights defenders to condemn these atrocities. She said: International community’s silence in the face of these brutalities under the pretext of nuclear talks is tantamount to encouraging the mullahs’ regime to continue these atrocities in Iran. Continue reading Maryam Rajavi condemns wave of acid attacks against Iranian women