United States Ambassador Lawrence E. Butler wanted the 3,400 residents of Camp Ashraf to move to another location in Iraq away from the Iranian border. The residents of the Camp, as long as they are in Iraq, want to stay where they are. What difference does it make where in Iraq the residents of the Camp live?
The Americans claim they are pushing relocation to save the residents of the Camp from slaughter at the hands of the Iraqi army. The Iraqi army has already attacked the Camp twice, once in July 2009 killing 11 and wounding hundreds, and a second time in April 2011 killing 36 and again wounding hundreds. The army has set up loudspeakers around the Camp, in the hundreds, on poles, blaring in Farsi threats of death 24/7.