Stop Fundamentalism - In a conference held in Paris on Camp Ashraf December 10, Alan Dershowitz, renowned civil liberties lawyer and a distinguished defender of individual rights, warned President Obama about the consequences of inaction and silence against the looming humanitarian tragedy in Ashraf before meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
“What the United States can do is so simple and so obvious. We have the power to prevent this from happening. We have the power to prevent the camp from closing. We have the power to make the Iraqi government act responsibly,” said Dershowitz.
Stop Fundamentalism – Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on both sides of the isle unanimously approved an amendment to a bill that called to protect the 3400 residents of the Iranian dissident Camp Ashraf which is located northeast of Baghdad today, reported AP. The Bill is designed to impose yet harder sanctions on Iran.
"If history is any guide, it will see another massacre," said Judge Ted Poe, R-Texas, refereeing to two tragic previous incidents at the camp in which almost 50 residents died when Iraqi military units opened fire on the unarmed population of the camp.
Baghdad says it intends to close the camp by the end of 2011 despite international calls that the date is not realistic as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is trying to process individual applications of the camp residents to be able to resettle them in third countries.
President Obama, the lives of 3400 Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf, members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), rests in your hands. They were wrongly designated as a terrorist organization during past administrations while they are truly a democratic resistance movement. The Iranian regime and the government of Iraq that we helped to power now consider United State’s terrorist designation of the MEK as a license to kill. Keeping MEK on the list is literally a green light for those governments to massacre all 3400 unarmed residents of Ashraf.
Stop Fundamentalism – Hundreds of Iranian-Americans gathered yesterday in Front of the White House in Washington to call on President Obama and Secretary Clinton to remove the Iranian main opposition movement, Mujahedin-e Khaql or MEK, from the US Foreign Terrorist Organizations’ list and also to help protect residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
Former Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom ridge, former Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell, and also daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nontombi Tutu, spoke at the rally, on October 22.
Demonstrator were wearing yellow hats and waving yellow banners calling for protection of residents of Camp Ashraf where Iraqi government has set a deadline of end of the year to close the camp. Iranian dissident fear the deadline would mean another assault on the camp and massacre may be looming. Earlier this year, in April, 36 residents died after Iraqi forces raided the camp with live ammunition and armored vehicles.
Stop Fundamentalism - It seems film making business in Hollywood is in deep trouble nowadays and the movie capital of the world is losing its producers and staff to odd countries such as Iran. And it seems those who are being exported out of the city are quite desperate and do anything and say anything to get a job.
Sean Stone, actor and filmmaker and the son of Oscar-winning Oliver Stone is accompanied by Mellissa Carter, a film and television producer, in Tehran, Iran to make a documentary movie.
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