The Young Turks – Informed Comment https://www.juancole.com Thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion Tue, 11 Jun 2019 05:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.6 Fake Newsman: Anti-Iran Forbes “Writer” is a People’s Jihadi Front (TYT Video) https://www.juancole.com/2019/06/newsman-forbes-peoples.html Tue, 11 Jun 2019 05:00:06 +0000 https://www.juancole.com/?p=184624 “Heshmat Alavi” who has published anti-Iran screeds in Forbes, the Daily Caller and other substandard rightwing venues, does not, according to The Intercept, actually exist.

The name is a front propaganda efforts of the People’s Jihadis (Mojahedin-e Khalq or MEK). The MEK has committed numerous acts of terrorism in Iran and then collaborated with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. It was listed as a terrorist organization the the US until a few years ago and it is mysterious why it was ever taken off the list. My own suspicion is that bribes were taken or influence peddling was practiced.

NBC news once reported that the People’s Jihadis has links to the Israeli intelligence organization, Mossad. Others have alleged Saudi money and support. Rudi Giuliani, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who now make US foreign policy, have taken large bribes from this terrorist organization.

The idea of blacklisting the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization (nonsensical because it is a national guard, not a non-state actor) was first recently floated by the non-person “Heshmat Alavi” in the non-news-source “Daily Caller.” Then Trump followed through. Putin’s hold on the Trump administration is feeble as a kitten’s compared to that of People’s Jihadi cult leader Maryam Rajavi in Albania.

The Young Turks interview the Intercept Washington Bureau Chief on the story:

The Young Turks: “Anti-Iran Forbes “Writer” UNMASKED”

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After Death Threats, Rep. Rashida Tlaib Pleads with FBI to take Far Right White Terrorism Seriously (TYT Video) https://www.juancole.com/2019/06/threats-nationalism-seriously.html Fri, 07 Jun 2019 04:42:15 +0000 https://www.juancole.com/?p=184525

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib gets emotional while questioning FBI officials about domestic terrorism: “How is that not enough to fall under domestic terrorism if they’re targeting solely based on my faith, and others, and saying that a good Muslim is a dead one?”. . . Rashida Tlaib revealed what the opposite of white privilege truly is. Ana Kasparian, Maytha Alhassen, and Nando Vila, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.”

The Young Turks: “Rashida Tlaib’s Emotional Plea To FBI”

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GOP Rep’s Tweet seen as Racist toward Muslim-American Congresswoman (Young Turks) https://www.juancole.com/2019/02/twitter-american-congresswoman.html Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:22:54 +0000 https://www.juancole.com/?p=181956 Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian | The Young Turks | –

The Young Turks: “Republican’s Tweet seeen as Racist On Twitter”

Lee Zeldin let his bigotry show on Twitter.

A Republican congressman was angered when Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a Muslim and a Somali-American, was chosen to be on a committee with oversight on U.S.foreign policy, and he became hysterical again when she criticized him for his prejudiced statements. “Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) took a shot at the Minnesota Democrat, based on her religious background, when announcing his own selection as the ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.”

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