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Gen. Jim Jones calls on the U.N. to help Iranian refugees being persecuted by Iraqi government

Erin Burnett talks to Former National Security Adviser Retired General Jim Jones about the  Iranian refugee problem in Iraq.


Filed under: International • Iran • OutFront Extra
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  1. Alex

    Thanks Erin,
    Excellent work. The story of Iranian dissidents in Iraq is filled with broken promises from Iranian rulers' puppet Maliki and his administration. Mayer Giuliani called it a concentration camp, ironically called camp Liberty, where there is no freedom of movement and visitation right. Over 3,000 freedom-loving residents living in half square kilometer in a camp that supposed to be a "temporary transitional location" just for weeks until the residents are resettled to third countries, The residents have been there for over 15 month. It is quite a shame to allow such an atrocity takes place under the watchful eyes of the UN and the US. The US should not allow Maliki to further damage our face and our commitment in protection of these "protected persons"
    Iranian government is the key element of distruction in the Middle East, the US must stand with Iranian people to get rid of these fundamentalists in power and that is how we fix the issue of extremism and rogue groups in the Middle East.
    Keep up the great work Erin

    June 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Reply
    • US Marine

      Alex,

      With all due respect. You can think that you have an understanding of a situation because you read about it in a book or watched a story regarding the issues on the nightly news. The truth is you know nothing of the happening at Camp Liberty, The city of Ashraf, or the camp. I was deployed to Camp Ashraf in 06-07 and served seven months providing security for these "protected persons". I can honestly tell you that not everything is it seems. These people were living much better than the citizens outside of their city walls. The had electricity, running water, gasoline, and fresh vegetables and other foods. The same cannot be said for half the people living in Iraq. Did you know that the Peoples Militia of Iran (PMOI) operated a tank battalion? Had a very large military compound with heavy weapons to include anti air and surface to air? I can also recount several instances where information was leaked from this group and placed my Marines in harms way. Several close calls with IED's came from the leaking of this information. What was done about it? Nothing because it would have been a political nightmare. I could also talk about the killing of Kurdish people in Northern Iraq. Chemical weapons and foreign fighters were used by Sadaam in his attempt to kill the Kurds. Would you like to take a guess on who he sent to do his dirty work. Thats correct, the PMOI. So before you talk about how the U.S. has done these people wrong and how we need to do more please do further research into the truth. The same goes for you Erin and the biased media.

      November 8, 2013 at 3:10 am | Reply

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