Thursday, September 15, 2005

"Iran Policy Committee’s" latest report

I’m losing count of all these think tanks and committees, but the role of IPC is “to stress the potential” for an alternative to the military vs. engagement options available to US policy makers. “To keep open diplomatic and military options, while providing a central role for the Iranian opposition to facilitate regime change,” according to their website.

Unfortunately for us, HERE, in their 90-page white paper released on the 13th, they argue in defense of MKO/MEK cult as the third alternative!

Congratulations to the “leaders” of the opposition! (Incidentally, how did it go in New York? The word here is that some Iranians don’t like somebody called Ahmadinejad, or at best, their new president.)

Fortunately, there is an alternative to this potential disaster. It’s an Iranian alternative. If you would like to help, and are serious, contact Anjomane Padeshahi.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an important report! It answers your question about the cult accusation. The MEK are, by definition, not a cult.


Dr. L.J. West, a foremost specialist on cults and who was Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles stated that,

A cult is a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea or thing and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion… 36

In addition, West stresses that cults isolate themselves from the mainstream. In contrast to his definition, the MEK and the umbrella coalition of which it is a part consistently, actively, and ceaselessly reach out to the media, the public, and to democratic leadership among all the liberal democracies, but especially in Europe and in the United States. Its members write, travel, speak, and interact widely in an effort to bring the cause of freedom in Iran to public attention.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea sure it's not a cult

regards from the
eastern bunny

p.s. a very interesting report:

10:17 AM  

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