Media Propaganda Machine Pushing for US War on Iran?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Whenever Washington goes to war or plans one, naked aggression every time launched based on Big Lies and deception, US media genuflect supportively, acting as Pentagon press agents — backing what demands denunciation.
Are Iran and Venezuela next on the Trump regime's target list? What's madness and flagrantly illegal if launched against either country is possible.
Bipartisan lunatics run the Washington asylum. Never in world history has one nation threatened humanity's survival like the US.
Endless wars of aggression rage, all sovereign independent nations the US doesn't control on its target list for regime change — invented enemies because real ones don't exist.
The risk of US aggression against the Islamic Republic is greater than any time before. Instead of countering hostile Trump regime rhetoric, establishment media pile on their own.
NYT propaganda falsely accused Iran of spreading disinformation and fake news about the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia through unnamed (nonexistent) proxies — a bald-faced Big Lie.
Iranian media shame their US and other Western counterparts, reporting real news, information and analysis, journalism the way it's supposed to be — polar opposite rubbish put out by the Times and other US media, a collective lying machine on major issues, especially geopolitical ones.
I contribute often to Press TV and other Iranian media, expressing views as freely as in my articles, truth-telling remarks prohibited by US and other Western media, state-approved propaganda their specialty — why I and other independent voices like me aren't welcomed as contributors.
The Times shamefully accused Iran of having a latent nuclear weapons program it might revive. No such program exists. No evidence suggests otherwise.
US media fail to explain that unilaterally imposed sanctions by Washington against other countries are flagrantly illegal.
The Times falsely accused Iran of intending "to reduce (its) compliance with (the) nuclear deal," failing to explain that its announced actions fully comply with its provisions.
The same goes for Russia and China. The Trump regime illegally pulled out. Britain, France and Germany breached its JCPOA obligations, none of this explained by the Times. It lied claiming the Trump regime pulled out of the deal "in hopes of getting a better" one.
Withdrawal, unacceptable demands, sanctions war, belligerent threats, and intense hostility toward Iran are all about wanting the country returned to US client state status, its vast oil and gas resources looted, its people exploited, resisters brutalized like under Reza Shah Pahlavi, with full US support and encouragement.
The neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post turned truth on its head, falsely accusing Iran of a "vast online disinformation campaign."
It lied suggesting Iranian responsibility for reported sabotage to Saudi and UAE oil tankers. The incidents had all the earmarks of a false flag, Iran wrongfully blamed for what it had nothing to do with.
The Wall Street Journal cited an unnamed Trump regime official, making the same false accusation. It lied saying "US intelligence showed that Iran made plans to target US forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East…"
No such plans exist. No credible evidence suggests otherwise. The Journal failed to debunk the Big Lie, helping to heighten tensions when reducing them is vital.
It lied accusing Tehran of intending "to breach parts of the nuclear agreement." Its announced intensions fully comply with its provisions.
Russia's Sergey Lavrov praised Iranian JCPOA compliance, saying:
"(T)he Islamic Republic of Iran remains committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but expects the same from (EU signatories), who also have to implement their part of the agreement," adding:
Tehran's announced intention to suspend some of its commitments under the deal fully complies with its provisions.
Russia, China, and Iran alone fully observe the JCPOA. Straightaway after implementation in January 2016, Obama breached some of its provisions.
Trump pulled out and EU signatories failed to fulfill their required commitments.
Can the JCPOA be saved? It's only likely if Britain, France, and Germany normalize political, economic, financial, and trade relations with Iran, splitting from the Trump regime on this issue.
Otherwise, the agreement is likely doomed.
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