Monday, January 24, 2011

Is It a Conflict of Interest? Rudy G. and the Mujaheddin-e Khalq

Rudy Giuliani and other prominent neoconservatives made news recently with their decision to travel to France and promote the Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK), calling for the State Department to remove MEK from its list of terrorist organizations. MEK was placed on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations due to its attacks against Americans in Iran during the reign of the Shah and the support it received from and provided to Saddam Hussein during his stint as dictator of Iraq.

In July 1981, Rudy was forced to write a memorandum to then Attorney General William French Smith taking himself off a case that saw the DOJ charge four individuals for the murder of an Iranian exile leader. He was forced to rescue himself because his former employer had represented the Iranian government while he was working for them.

Rudy Giuliani Employer Defends Iranians                                                            

Apparently, prior employment with a law firm which represented the Iranian government was excuse enough to beg off the work for which the American government paid him. Thirty years later, this connection is not cause enough for him to refrain from actively campaign for a group that seeks to destroy his former employer's former clients.

Most odd.

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