- US outsourcing Iran special ops, intel to terror group
"The Pentagon is bypassing official US intelligence channels and
turning to a dangerous and unruly cast of characters in order to
create strife in Iran in preparation for any possible attack, former
and current intelligence officials say. One of the operational assets
being used by the Defense Department is a right-wing terrorist
organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which is being 'run'
in two southern regional areas of Iran. They are Baluchistan, a Sunni
stronghold, and Khuzestan, a Shia region where a series of recent
attacks has left many dead and hundreds injured in the last three
months. ... Although the specifics of what the MEK is being used for
remain unclear, a UN official close to the Security Council explained
that the newly renamed MEK soldiers are being run instead of military
advance teams, committing acts of violence in hopes of staging an
insurgency of the Iranian Sunni population. 'We are already at war,'
the UN official told RAW STORY." (04/13/06)