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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

Here Physicians Don’t Make the Decision for Patients

By Ghassem Bahrami, Camp Liberty

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Various pains don’t let me have a decent night’s sleep. Last night I had another nightmare. It has been nearly a year now that I have endured such conditions in Camp Liberty. It was five years ago when that horrific event happened and it comes back to haunt me again and again. I was the driver of a minibus and I took around my refugee friends across Camp Ashraf in Iraq, the 25-year home of 3,000 Iranian refugees opposing the mullahs’ regime. July 28, 2009 was a hot summer day in Iraq and from the very beginning I felt fire was pouring down from the sky. However, the beauty of the tree-lined roads in Camp Ashraf had overshadowed everything. I was preparing the vehicle for the residents when I heard the bad news: Maliki government forces had attacked Ashraf!!? I was taking a number of passengers when I saw a number of passengers streak by with their sirens running. With the utmost unbelief and curiosity after I took the passengers to their destination I thought it would be better to go to entrance gate. Continue reading Here Physicians Don’t Make the Decision for Patients

Six more hanged in Iran as regime execution rate soars

Six more prisoners were hanged in Iran on November 13 as the execution rate soars under so-called ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani.

Two men named as Vahid Shahbakhsh and Mahmoud Shahbakhsh were hanged in the main prison in the city of Zahedan, south-eastern Iran.

Vahid, in his 30s, had been sentenced to three years in prison plus execution and was held in section 4 of the prison.

Mahmoud, 26, had been sentenced to death was being held in section 1 of the prison.

Both men were classified as ‘security’ prisoners, a term the Iranian regime uses for the inmates that are not being held as criminals. There is no information available on any legal process the men may have gone through. Continue reading Six more hanged in Iran as regime execution rate soars

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

A glimmer of light

By Assadollah Nabavi

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I look through the tiny opening of my dark cell and find myself more fortunate than the guard who is standing beyond the light, since I am looking at the light and he the darkness. “Ahmad Mattar”

That day, as I was looking out to the lit ward corridor through the opening of my darkly shadowed cell in Semnan Central Prison, I was feeling the same as the poet when all of a sudden my glance stopped at something. They were pulling a man on the ground toward me.

A man leaving behind a trace of blood on the damp floor.

I tried to see his face through the narrow opening, but it was fully covered with a thick eye fold and two guards were pulling him forward with their brawny hands. The cell door next to me was opened and I suppose they must have pushed him into the cell while blood was dripping from his legs. Continue reading A glimmer of light

AS DISSENTING VOICES GROW IN IRAN, REGIME SUPPORTER COMPARES ACTIVISTS TO ISIS

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Ironically, at the same time that Iranian protesters are invoking comparisons to Islamic State militants in their demonstrations against the series of acid attacks that have severely injured women apparently deemed to be improperly attired, one prominent supporter of the clerical regime has drawn the same comparison between the Islamic State and pro-democracy activists.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty quotes Saeed Ghasemi, a pro-regime activist and Iran-Iraq War veteran, as saying that the 2009 mass demonstrations against the disputed reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were “the same thing as IS culture.”

Ghasemi went on to assert that a culture associated with Islamic militants is causing young Iranians to “distance themselves from [Iranian] principles,” which have their foundation in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The young people whom Ghasemi refers to are generally regarded by analysts as being highly educated and pro-Western, and the 2009 protest was recognizably a pro-democratic movement.

Other comments by supporters of the Iranian regime indicate that ironic comparisons between IS and pro-Western, pro-democracy activism are completely intentional. Radio Free Europe points out that in August, conservative cleric Alireza Panahian specifically equated the threat of Westernization to the threat posed by the Islamic State. Continue reading AS DISSENTING VOICES GROW IN IRAN, REGIME SUPPORTER COMPARES ACTIVISTS TO ISIS