Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mujahideen-e Khalq”

Bolton’s Push for Regime Change in Iran

It was just a matter of time before he started trying to make this official policy.

Posted May 14th, 2018

Giuliani’s MEK Pandering and Trump’s Iran Obsession

Giuliani’s remarks should remind us how dangerous it is if this cult and its allies have influence over U.S. policy towards Iran.

Posted May 5th, 2018

Don’t Fall for Netanyahu’s Propaganda

Netanyahu has every incentive to lie about the nuclear deal right now to make sure that Trump reneges on it.

Posted April 30th, 2018

Bolton and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The Saudi government’s obvious desire to bog the U.S. down in more conflicts should cause Americans to rethink the entire relationship with Riyadh.

Posted March 27th, 2018

Why Bolton’s MEK Connection Matters

Now that he is going to be the next National Security Advisor, his horrible judgment and sketchy ties to awful groups should receive extensive scrutiny.

Posted March 25th, 2018

John Bolton, Cheerleader for the MEK

It is a measure of how terrible his judgment is and how fanatical his desire for regime change in Iran is that he has become a reliable booster of a group that most Iranians despise.

Posted March 23rd, 2018

Bolton Will Be Trump’s New National Security Advisor

Everything that was reckless and destructive in Trump’s foreign policy is now much likelier to become even worse.

Posted March 22nd, 2018

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