By Nina Hamedani, Press TV
The United States of America has consistently and historically championed itself as a preeminent nation in the world. However, since recent international and domestic events left the US in a more precarious position, they are desperately making friends with unlikely groups.
Post 9/11 US Befriending the MEK or MKO
President George W. Bush, his administration, and the mass media have carried the banner of an age-old mantra post-September 11, 2001: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Along with this mantra, the aforementioned have also propagated a polarizing theory with public statements declaring, “You're either with us, or against us.” However, political situations are not always so black and white - but neither are friends and enemies.
The relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the US has remained strained since the 1953 British and US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) orchestrated coup d'état of Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq, who had aims of nationalizing Iran's oil. Along with the following 1979 Islamic Revolution and ensuing 444-day student takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran and the US continued to grow apart and remain isolated from one another.