Seymour Hersh drops a bombshell in the New Yorker
The MEK (Mujahideen-e-Khalq) is a group that has been around since before the fall of Shah in ’79 and was listed as a foreign terrorist organization in 1997. The details of the history of this group can be read elsewhere, but basically they are opposed to the current Iranian government and have become a very cult-like group with most of their members in camps in Iraq.
From Hersh’s piece:
The M.E.K.’s ties with Western intelligence deepened after the fall of the Iraqi regime in 2003, and JSOC began operating inside Iran in an effort to substantiate the Bush Administration’s fears that Iran was building the bomb at one or more secret underground locations. Funds were covertly passed to a number of dissident organizations, for intelligence collection and, ultimately, for anti-regime terrorist activities. Directly, or indirectly, the M.E.K. ended up with resources like arms and intelligence. Some American-supported covert operations continue in Iran today, according to past and present intelligence officials and military consultants.
An attorney for MEK spoke with Hersh:
Allan Gerson, a Washington attorney for the M.E.K., notes that the M.E.K. has publicly and repeatedly renounced terror. Gerson said he would not comment on the alleged training in Nevada. But such training, if true, he said, would be “especially incongruent with the State Department’s decision to continue to maintain the M.E.K. on the terrorist list. How can the U.S. train those on State’s foreign terrorist list, when others face criminal penalties for providing a nickel to the same organization?”