Scott Horton Interviews Muhammad Sahimi
Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Chemical Engineering and political columnist on Iran issues, discusses how the MEK’s removal from the State Department’s terrorist group list will grease the wheels for war with Iran; the likely funding sources for the MEK’s many expenses, including lobbyists, lawyers, publications and television broadcasts; why Howard Dean and John Bolton should be arrested and charged with material support for terrorism; why the MEK’s “cult” moniker is not hyperbole; a Libyan-style war in Iran, where an MEK provocation and Iranian government counterattack could lead to US/NATO intervention; the MEK’s proclivity for channeling false information about Iran’s nuclear program to serve Western/Israeli interests; and why Iran’s Green Movement is not the preferred conduit for regime change.
Sahimi’s articles on the subject:
MP3 here. (41:34)
Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of chemical engineering & materials science and the National Iranian Oil Company chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California, has published extensively on Iran’s political development and its nuclear program. He is the lead political columnist for the web site PBS/Frontline/Tehran Bureau, blogs at The Huffington Post, and contributes regularly to antiwar.com and National Public Radio on issues related to Iran.