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Iran: This Is What Propaganda Looks Like

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  • It's important to remember, amidst all this hoopla, that it is U.S. military officials and the president who have regularly threatened that "no options" are "off the table" in dealing with Iran. That is code for using nuclear weapons--and Barack Obama's latest repetition of that apocalyptic threat got a standing ovation from Congress.
  • Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars

Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell

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Alarmist corporate media coverage of the "threat" from Iran is everywhere, thanks to a Senate appearance yesterday (Jan 31) by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

But Clapper said very little in his remarks that would justify the propagandistic coverage we're seeing.  His main point was that Iran could launch attacks if it felt threatened. It is hard to see how this is particularly surprising. Clapper pointed to the alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington D.C. as evidence that Iran seems more eager to assert itself, perhaps even inside the United States. But there were many people who raised serious questions about that rather implausible scenario (which involved hiring a Mexican drug gang to carry out the assassination).

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Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars, Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell
Israel's position might be that an nuclear-armed Iran could make it harder to have future wars.