Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mujahideen-e Khalq”

‘Restoring Democracy’ Is the New Code for Regime Change

The rhetoric of democracy “restoration” is no better than Bush-era claptrap about democracy promotion.

Posted November 10th, 2018

Bolton’s Favorite Deranged Cult

The Western politicians and officials that lend legitimacy to this group have discredited themselves on all matters relating to Iran.

Posted November 9th, 2018

The Fanaticism of the MEK’s Cheerleaders

Anyone who is cheerleading for the MEK is advertising both his ignorance of Iran and his hostility to the Iranian people.

Posted October 29th, 2018

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record

McCain specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.

Posted August 27th, 2018

The Despicable Hawkish Embrace of the MEK

This not only whitewashes a despicable organization that has the blood of Americans and Iranians on its hands, but it is an insult to genuine Iranian political reformers and dissidents.

Posted July 1st, 2018

Bolton’s Iran Regime Collapse Fantasy

If Bolton gets his way, the people of Iran will suffer the most.

Posted July 1st, 2018

The Trump Administration’s MEK Fan Club

The fact that some of the president’s top advisers and allies back the MEK just confirms that this administration has nothing but contempt for the Iranian people.

Posted June 28th, 2018

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