Anyone in government, media and think tank circles who routinely and angrily accuse others of being “terrorists” or “supporters of terrorism” without recognizing that the U.S. and its closest allies are plainly and routinely guilty of that is just a rank propagandist. That the U.S., in the midst of its vaunted War on Terror, directly trained a group on its own Terrorist list — while its closest ally and Washington’s venerated former officials continue to provide ample support to that group even as it escalates its violent acts – is about as conclusive a demonstration of that fact as one could have conjured.
In reaction to the revelation (in Seymour Hersh’s Our Men in Iran?) that U.S. Special Forces trained and utilized the Iranian group (cult) Mujahideen-e-Khalq or MEK – a group designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State dept.
Ah. If only this sort of shit were new. Al Qaeda was trained and funded by the CIA during the Cold War. They make the own enemies, both through the actions of foreign policy which builds exploitation and anger, and literally through the various groups they’ve funded throughout the decades in their Machiavellian plans. Half the time I doubt the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.