The following piece has been written by somebody I know well. He does not want his real name to be used because that would jeopardize the sensitive nature of his current work in counter terrorism in Europe – Massoud Khodabandeh.
As a former member of the Mojahedin Khalq terrorist organization (MEK), I followed the news of terrorist attacks on Tehran with shame, guilt and anger.


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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) Pinned comment
Interesting analysis, however it doesn't mention anything about how government officials have been giving Sunni extremists groups a free hand in Iranian Kurdestan for years now.
One of the attackers was even jailed and freed only two weeks before the attack.
Could it be a total accident that he wasn't checked on, was let go free, despite all his background?
This whole thing could have been another inside job.
Don't forget Cinema Rex, either, if you know what I mean.
Here are two articles discussing the history of Sunni extremists groups in Iranian Kurdestan and how they were given a free hand to do as they pleased.

داعش در کردستان، ماری که جمهوری اسلامی در آستین پرورد

داعش چگونه در کردستان ایران ظهور و نفوذ کرد؟ طبق برنامه و موافقت خود رژیم!
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Massoud.khodabandeh Massoud.khodabandeh (@Massoud.khodabandeh) replied to MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) Pinned comment
I seriously can't disagree with this theory, yet again we can't ignore the fact that the new USG is openly supporting any means to destabilise the region (Including Terrorism). As for the Iranian security, I have seen them over the years making much bigger mistakes. They are good at social manipulation but not so good at intelligence and/or security.
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) replied to Massoud.khodabandeh (@Massoud.khodabandeh) Pinned comment
You're correct on both accounts, MEK and the damages it could do should not be underestimated, and mullahs security forces are a lot more incompetent and dysfunctional than it meets the eyes; they're "good" in assassinating their opponents and not much else!
As far as these two terrorist attacks in Tehran are concerned, whether or not it was an inside job the regime is getting the most out of it; using it as an excuse to establish a semi-martial law atmosphere in many Iranian cities, using it as a justification to launch missiles and attack targets outside of Iran and riding a wave of nationalist sentiments.
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Massoud.khodabandeh Massoud.khodabandeh (@Massoud.khodabandeh) Pinned comment
Patrick Henningsen: After events in Tehran, the US-backed regime change terrorist proxy, the MEK (Mojahedin-e Khalq) was named by senior Iranian politician Mr. Hamid-Reza Taraghi, as a partner in the terrorist attacks. This theory gains a bit more credence following a statement from former member of the MEK, Massoud Khodabandeh, who has stated that ISIS drew on MEK ‘expertise’ for the terror attacks on Tehran. Certainly, the MEK have been active in carrying out operations inside of Iran for decades now, while ISIS has not. Massouds analysis of the attacks is stunning, and raises two essential points
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iraj iraj (@iraj) replied to Massoud.khodabandeh (@Massoud.khodabandeh) Pinned comment
Those who have been watching MEK's actions in Iran and elsewhere all saw the similarties. And why not? The link between the Saudis, MEK and ISIS is there for all to see.
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) replied to Massoud.khodabandeh (@Massoud.khodabandeh) Pinned comment
During the reign of shah we also had this trend of the central government supporting and giving a free hand to all types of conservative religious forces as a buffer against nationalist and leftists forces; that's how we ended up with Hojatieh Society, Hosanieh Ershad,...
Under the rule of mullahs we have this same dynamic playing out in Iranian Kurdestan, where the regime gave a free hand to all types of reactionary Sunni elements as a buffer against Kurdish nationalist and leftist forces.
It's interesting how regime lobbyists ignore this fact and only point out to MEK miserable history.
It's even more interesting how regime lobbyists actually have at least one major commonalities with MEK, attempts to establish relation with Saudis Intelligence officials.
See below and how a criminal Saudi intelligence official, responsible for creation of Taliban praised as an 'honorable man!"
From 2:40 to 3:30

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