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Iranian Group With Ties To Trump Officals Rally For Regime Change In DC

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Supporters of the controversial group of Iranian exiles, Mujahedeen-e-Khalq(MEK) rallied in Washington DC on Friday calling for regime change in Tehran. The MEK have close ties with President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton and the president’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. The MEK was once designated as a terrorist group, having been taken off the list in 2012.

Several U.S. politicians spoke at the event, dubbed the “Free Iran rally”. Former democratic congressman Robert Torricelli, who served in the House and Senate for New Jersey, spoke at the event and clamored for regime change, “The reality is the mullahs will never change, they will develop nuclear weapons, they will spread terror. We need regime change and we need it now!”

Two representatives from the State of California also spoke, democrat Brad Sherman and republican Tom McClintock, both showing their support for the MEK and regime change. Retired four-star general Jack Keane sounded especially hawkish when it was his turn at the podium, almost bragging about the effects U.S. sanctions have had on Iran’s economy, “there are food shortages and power outages, and there is growing civil unrest. And the Iranian people are correctly blaming Iran, not the United States.”

Former New Mexico government and ambassador to the UN, Bill Richardson spoke highly of the MEK, “It’s a strong organization, with a lot of confidence and commitment and leadership abilities. The top leader, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, is a great leader.”

Senators Bob Menendez and John Cornyn sent written messages to be read at the rally, both supporting the MEK and calling for regime change.

Journalist Max Blumenthal attended the rally on Friday in hopes of talking to the rally attendees, all wearing matching yellow vests with the slogan “Free Iran.” But in a video Blumenthal posted on twitter it appeared that somebody was stopping him from asking questions, he tweeted, “This guy was part of the team tasked with preventing me from interviewing any of the Iranian emigres bussed in to cheer for regime change.

Throughout the 1970s, the MEK acted as a violent opposition force against the U.S. installed Shah. They killed scores of the Shah’s police, and helped pave the way for the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return to Iran. Khomeini quickly deemed the MEK a threat to his plan to turn Iran into an Islamic Republic. After the revolution, Khomeini’s forces clashed with the group, the MEK successfully killed 70 senior leaders of the Islamic Republic in a bombing.

Khomeini then began a violent crackdown on the MEK and any sympathizers. The remaining MEK members fled to Iraq. In 1986 Saddam Hussein offered the group weapons and cash to carry out terrorist attacks inside of Iran. The MEK lived in the military base at camp Ashraf that Hussein provided for them.

Since the MEK were on Hussein’s side in the bloody eight-yearwar between Iran and Iraq that killed millions, they lost any support they may have had left inside the Islamic Republic. Under their leader Massoud Rajavi, the group became cult-like. A report commissioned by the U.S. government inside of camp Ashraf said, “many of the typical characteristics of a cult, such as authoritarian control, confiscation of assets, sexual control (including mandatory divorce and celibacy), emotional isolation, forced labour, sleep deprivation, physical abuse and limited exit options.”

After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Rajavi disappeared, his whereabouts is still unknown although many assume he is dead. His wife, Maryam Rajavi, assumed the role as the new leader of the group. After a lavish lobbying campaign, the MEK was removed from the U.S. terror list by the Obama administration in 2012.

The MEK are now based in Albania. Giuliani, Bolton and the late John McCain have all traveled to Albania to show support for the group.

At the 2018 “Free Iran” conference in Paris put on by the MEK, Giuliani said “The mullahs must go. The ayatollah must go. And they must be replaced by a democratic government which Madam Rajavi represents.”

Giuliani also brought up protests that were happening in Iran at the time, “These protests are not happening by accident,” he said. “They’re being coordinated by many of our people in Albania.”

There is a long list of U.S. officials and politicians from both parties who have been paid handsomely to speak at MEK events, including Giuliani, John McCain, Newt Gingrich and former Democratic party chairs Edward Rendell and Howard Dean – along with multiple former heads of the FBI and CIA. 

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi sent a video message expressing her support for the MEK to the “Free Iran” rally in Paris last year. John Bolton has reportedly received $180,000 from speaking at multiple MEK events. In 2017, he was paid $40,000 for his speech at the Free Iran rally in Paris.

This rally displays the amount of support the MEK has from Washington, despite having a history of violence and strange cult-like behavior. The MEK seem to be the group that Washington has chosen to be the new regime in Tehran, whether the Iranian people like it or not.

Originally appeared on antiwar.com, republished with permission.

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Rochester PD Seeks Help IDing Thugs Who Attacked Elderly Couple Trying to Protect Their Home

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

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Rochester Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a gang of rioters who violently attacked an elderly couple that was trying to protect their home from the looters.

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

“Do you know any of these men? Yesterday, May 30, these men violently attacked a store owner & her husband who were trying to protect their business from being looted. Please look at the video & still images. If you know any of them, please call Crime Stoppers @ 423-9300,” the Patrol Section Investigations for the Rochester Police Department said in a tweet.

They also released still images of the men they are attempting to identify.

In the shocking video footage of the incident, the woman pleads with the men who are terrorizing her to stop as they are smashing the Rochester Fire Equipment Company and the jewelry store next door. The criminals were attempting to loot the jewelry store.

The couple lives in an apartment above the shops.

The men continue menacing her and it seems like they may leave, then one of them turns and begins attacking her.

Her husband then runs over with a golf club and starts swinging, and is also brutally attacked, as he yelled for them to get away from his wife.

A man named Joe Painter was coming home from grocery shopping when he saw the incident happening and began filming.

“Painter, who says he is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, says it was one of the worst things he’s ever witnessed. He said he stopped recording abruptly because some of the people who attacked the woman in the video started running toward him,” WHAM reported.

Riots have completely overtaken most major cities for the last few days following the death of a black man in custody of Minneapolis Police officers. Democrat leaders have been reluctant to seem unsympathetic to the cause, so they have allowed looting, rioting, kidnapping, arson, and even murder to continue for days.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of small businesses have been destroyed in the mayhem.

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You Love To See It: Rich Writer Cheers Rioters Burning Poor Areas, Calls Them ‘Animals’ When They Get To His

This is the best “life comes at you fast” of all time.

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A rich NBA writer was gleefully cheering as Minneapolis rioters burned down poor neighborhoods, but quickly changed his tune when they got to his area.

Chris Martin Palmer, a well known sportswriter, was tweeting things like “burn that sh-t down. Burn it all down,” when the rioters burned down an affordable housing project that was under construction.

Just days later, the riots began to creep closer to his home in a Los Angeles gated community, at which time the rioters became “animals.”

“They just attacked our sister community down the street. It’s a gated community and they tried to climb the gates. They had to beat them back. Then destroyed a Starbucks and now are in front of my building. Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood. Go back to where you live,” Palmer wrote, referring to the lower income areas they previously destroyed.

“Tear up your own shit. Don’t come to where we live at and tear our neighborhood up. We care about our community. If you don’t care about yours I don’t give a shit,” he added.

As he got called out on Twitter, he pretended that he only supported “peaceful” protesters all along, and wasn’t cheering for the arson.

“Make no mistake about it those who were looting were not protestors. They were criminals who just blended in. Hell bent on stealing and property destruction. When the legit protestors left midday everything went off the rails,” he wrote.

When someone tweeted at him saying “you can’t be with the chaos one minute then when it’s at your front door you switch it up,” to which the hypocrite replied “you better damn well believe I can.”

He was ratioed, of course.

Hilariously, Palmer also attended the riots and bragged about being tear gassed, in someone else’s neighborhood, of course.

The people who “don’t care” about their communities are people like this elderly disabled woman who now has no where to shop. She tearfully told a reporter that “George is in a better place than we are,” and said that she wanted to “go where George did,” as she watched the rioters destroy her neighborhood.

Funny how Palmer believes the destruction is all fun and games until it threatened him, even though he can actually afford to lose — unlike the woman above.

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Dallas Riot Mob Victim Charles Shoultz: I Was ‘Trying to Protect a Bar I Love’

The rioters continued to beat and rob him after he became unresponsive in a viral video that shocked the nation.

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The victim of a heinous gang of rioters who brutally mangled his body while stoning him and beating him with a skateboard is speaking out.

The rioters continued to beat and rob him after he became unresponsive in a viral video that shocked the nation.

It turns out that his name is Charles Shoultz, a Catholic writer from Dallas.

He tweeted about the incident on Sunday morning.

“So, hey, funny story. The guy in this video getting his ass kicked? That’s me,” Shoultz tweeted. “I had a bit of an adventure this evening trying to protect a bar I love, one that ended with me in the hospital. But I am quite alive, if a bit worse for wear.”

He added, “and now, if you’ll excuse me, I am dead tired. I was tired before all these people whipped my ass. I’m going to bed. I will explain significantly more when I wake up.”

When asked why he didn’t bring a gun instead of a sword, he wrote “well, I don’t have a gun in my apartment.”

He added, “and I didn’t expect them to rush me more than a dozen at once, or start throwing rocks at me first. I did not think adequately about all this, in hindsight.”

Shoultz said that he has all his teeth, at least.

In new videos of the incident, the mob can be seen throwing rocks at him as he walked down the street. He is then seen charging at one of the rioters before they mob and brutalize him.

The horrifying brutal gang beating was captured on camera by Blaze TV journalist Elijah Schaffer.

“It appears he attempted to defend a shop with a large sword Looters ran at him, then he charged rioters. They then beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with medium sized rocks. I called an Ambulance and it’s on the way,” Schaffer tweeted at the time.

Schaffer added that, “some people were concerned, others laughed at him — and many more continued to loot high end stores around him while he bled out [from] the assault.”

Prior to the attack, Shoultz had tweeted about his barbershop being destroyed and his concern for a book shop in Deep Ellum that he hoped had not been damaged.

Welp, my barbershop in Dallas got destroyed last night,” he tweeted. “Any Catholic Twitter Dallasites know of other good barbershops throughout the city?”

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Dallas Morning News reporter Cassandra Jaramillo tweeted early Sunday morning that “DPD source tells me man who was seen getting attacked in a graphic viral video by a group of protesters is in bad shape, but hanging on. His body was literally twisted from getting stomped on and kicked. Happened near House of Blues. Working to get more info #DallasProtests”

“Dallas Police spokesman tells me the victim of the attack is in stable condition and was transported to a hospital. Police say at this time they can not confirm he was defending a business being looted. His identity has not been released at this time”

“More from DPD: the victim was carrying a machete to allegedly ‘protect his neighborhood from protesters.’ The victim confronted protesters while holding the machete and was subsequently assaulted by the protesters. He remains in stable condition,” Jaramillo added.

It is unknown if any arrests have been made, as police and the government have lost control of the city.

Rioting has been ongoing for days in cities across the United States after the death of a black man who was in Minneapolis Police custody. The rioters claim that they are “protesting” for justice. It remains unclear how looting local businesses, terrorizing neighborhoods, committing murders and kidnapping people will provide that.

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