The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend,
Even When He Is Also My Enemy
We've been down this road before. The CIA is apparently funding terrorism in Iran. This would not be news, of course. The CIA funded the Taliban in Afghanistan in the 1980's as well as giving a tiny group the assistance it needed to grow large. That second group was Al-Qaeda (CIA & Al-Qaeda link).
Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) is officially considered a terrorist organization. But, it is a terrorist organization that is beloved by Republicans such as Tom Tancredo. Their link to the CIA is through a shadowy Pakistani group called Jundullah. Jundullah, in turn, is linked to Al-Qaeda. Their former leader was Al-Qaeda bigwig Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, it is now led by CIA partner Abd el Malik Regi, known in Pakistan as "The New Bin Laden."
So, if we connect the dots (and erase all the little squiggly bits), it comes down to this - the United States is funding an Al-Qaeda offshoot to commit acts of terrorism. It is a little hard to keep track of America's philosophy, so here is an easy primer.
- America opposes all terrorism,
- Except when we approve of the terrorism because we hate the target.
- America is at war with Al-Qaeda,
- Except when we are allied with them.
- America targets terrorist funding,
- Except when we provide the funds.