Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mujahideen-e Khalq”

Will Bolton Replace McMaster?

Nothing could be more bankrupt than a discredited Iraq war booster calling for regime change in yet another country while hitching himself to a group of disgraced exiles, but that is what Bolton is offering.

Posted January 29th, 2018

The Saudi Embrace of the MEK

Riyadh is either directly supporting the group or wants everyone to think that they are.

Posted July 3rd, 2017

Bolton Would Be a Horrible Choice for National Security Advisor

Appointing him would mean endorsing some of the very worst that the GOP has to offer on foreign policy.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Bolton and the Iran Obsession

The most worrisome part of Bolton’s record is his avowed support for regime change in Iran and his fondness for the MEK.

Posted December 13th, 2016

The MEK and Its American Fans

Flacking for the MEK demonstrates contempt for and hostility to the people of Iran.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

Giuliani Might Be Even Worse Than Bolton

Giuliani shares the same flaws but has absolutely no relevant experience.

Posted November 17th, 2016

Gaffney, Lopez, and the MEK

It is further proof of Trump’s poor judgment that so many people that have been flacking for a foreign totalitarian cult are being seriously considered to serve in his administration.

Posted November 16th, 2016

What Will a Trump Foreign Policy Look Like?

A Trump foreign policy will probably be highly unilateralist, preoccupied with terrorism and Iran, and fixated mostly on the Middle East.

Posted November 9th, 2016

Explaining My 2016 Vote

It is usually not very hard to find reasons not to vote for the major party candidates, but the 2016 election has made it much easier than normal.

Posted November 7th, 2016

The Saudis and the MEK

Nothing could more effectively show that support for the MEK is driven by hatred of Iran and its people than Saudi Arabia’s endorsement of their cause.

Posted July 12th, 2016

Gingrich and the MEK

Support for the MEK coveys nothing but contempt and hatred for the people of Iran.

Posted July 9th, 2016

Trump’s VP Choices

Gingrich’s MEK boosterism should be disqualifying all by itself.

Posted July 1st, 2016

Should Realists Support Trump?

There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Beware of Exiles and Their Promises

Both countries end up being ill-served by the ambitions of exiles and the delusions of hawks.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The MEK and the Deal with Iran

Shelton is recycling the propaganda of a fanatical exile group.

Posted August 13th, 2015

The Backlash Against the MEK’s Fans in Congress

Inviting Maryam Rajavi to testify before Congress is just a way for hawks to flaunt their hostility to Iran.

Posted April 28th, 2015

Bolton’s Iran Fanaticism

Bolton’s MEK boosterism reminds us how fanatical and unmoored from reality Bolton’s ideas on Iran policy truly are.

Posted April 22nd, 2015