After my recent posts on MEK, someone contacted me refuting the statement that the State Department sent me denying asking for help with MEK.
This source, who is in a position to know, said, "Every week or two for the last three months, I have been on the calls with Ambassador Dan Fried, who was appointed by the State Department to deal with MEK, asking for our help in moving members of the MEK from the camp in Ashraf to Camp Liberty."
Ambassador Fried's official mandate within the State Department is to relocate Guantanamo Bay prisoners.
He also reminded me that the United States Government in 2003 promised the members of MEK that they would be protected if they disarmed. Each member of the group was given a piece of paper with that promise written on it.
My source said, "The United States should keep their promise to 3400 unarmed civilians."
The FBI in 2004 declared that the MEK was terrorism free. My source assumes that it is why Louis Freeh, a former director of the FBI, is working on behalf of the MEK.
The Iraqis have attacked members of the MEK twice. In 2009, President Maliki’s soldiers killed 11 people. 36 more people were slaughtered in cold blood in 2011.
He discounts the NBC report linking MEK to the recent assassinations of Iranian scientists.
"The Iranians are always waging a propaganda campaign against the MEK and Israelis? There are plenty of people on their payroll. What could be better than linking them together?" he asked.
He suspects the Treasury Department subpoenaed Rendell now because of a looming State Department court deadline. For more than two years, the MEK has been suing in federal court to be removed from the terror watch list. The State Department has repeatedly delayed providing their explanation for keeping the MEK on the terror watch list or offered any evidence that they are still terrorists. The judge, fed up with the slow pace of their answers, insisted on a March 26 deadline.
Human rights advocate Alan Dershowitz has filed an amicus brief on behalf of 21 individuals who want to help the MEK. He has told me that the situation at the camp is a humanitarian disaster.
"While the State Department may eventually lose in court, they are winning the public relations battle by opening the investigation into Rendell and others that have helped MEK," my source said.
My source believes that the pending court case will mandate that the State Department remove the MEK from the terror watch list in the United States.
"It required court cases to force the British and French governments and the European Union to remove MEK from their terror watch lists. The same thing will happen here," he said.
If the MEK is soon removed from the terror watch list, all of the the recent media hullabaloo will have been naught. Rendell and the other politicians helping MEK will have been wrongly smeared.