US/Israeli Fake News About Iran
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Iran's sovereign independence is a thorn in the side of US/Israeli ruling regimes.
So all sorts of fake news accusations are invented to create the myth of an Iranian threat that doesn't exist.
Long ago debunked threats keep resurfacing like a bad aftertaste.
They resemble a poorly written script for a Grade D Hollywood flop — featuring Big Lies.
Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism (sic).
The dubious distinction applies hands down to the USA — with help from NATO, Israel and their imperial partners in high crimes.
Iran is greatest longterm Middle East threat to the US and Israel (sic).
They are their own worst enemies. Their belligerence and contempt for the rule of law contribute greatly to their decline. History's dustbin awaits them eventually.
In stark contrast, Iran is the region's leading proponent of peace, stability, and mutual cooperation among nations — threatening none.
Ruling authorities in Washington, other Western capitals, and Tel Aviv don't ever explain that the Islamic Republic never attacked another country — what they do aggressively time and again.
Nor do their press agent media explain what's important for everyone to know — state-approved propaganda featured instead.
Iran breached its NPT obligations in pursuit of developing nuclear weapons (sic).
Iran is lying to the world community about its nuclear program (sic).
The above Big Lie and countless others about Iran never quit. More on the myth about Tehran's pursuit of nukes that doesn't exist below.
In stark contrast, the US and Israel are nuclear outlaws and worse.
Their ruling regimes use chemical, biological, radiological, and other banned weapons in all their preemptive wars on invented enemies.
Iran seeks control over other regional nations (sic).
Unlike longstanding US/Israel plans to redraw the Middle East map to advance their hegemonic aims, not a shred of evidence suggests similar aims by the Islamic Republic because it doesn't exist.
False claims about Iranian "aggression" apply to the US, NATO and Israel, not the Islamic Republic.
Virtually everything the US and Israel falsely claim about Iran applies to their ruling regimes — threatening everyone everywhere.
Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's fatwa banned development of nuclear weapons, calling them incompatible with Islam.
Ayatollah Khomeini issued his own fatwa against developing chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
Time and again, IAEA monitors and annual US intelligence assessments affirm that no Iranian nuclear weapons program exists.
Its legitimate nuclear program has no military component. No evidence suggests otherwise because none exists.
On December 2, a NYT anti-Iran propaganda piece falsely claimed that if its authorities enrich uranium to a 20% purity level — its legal NPT right — Tehran will be able "convert its entire stockpile to bomb-grade levels within six months," adding:
"Uranium enriched to 20 percent purity is a quick hop to bomb-grade uranium (sic)."
Uranium enriched to at least 90% purity is required for nukes.
No Iranian "bomb-grade levels" exist or evidence of an intention to go in this direction.
All nations with nuclear programs likely enrich at least some uranium to 20% purity levels with no media-promoted mass hysteria claim that it reflects an intention to develop and produce nukes.
Only peace-promoting, nonthreatening Iran is mistreated this way — because it's free from US imperial control, and Israeli regimes want the country neutralized.
On Thursday, US president-SELECT Joe Biden pushed the Big Lie threat of an Iranian nuclear weapons program.
In remarks showing his longstanding hostility toward the Islamic Republic, he said the following:
"(W)e can't allow Iran to get nuclear weapons (sic)" — what it doesn't have, want and banned.
Trump's JCPOA pullout "increased (Iran's) ability…to have nuclear material (sic)."
"They're moving closer to the ability to be able to have enough material for a nuclear weapon (sic)."
Like Trump, Biden is a serial liar. His above remarks are worlds apart from reality.
In inaugurated on January 20, his regime will be hostile to world peace, equity, justice, the rule of law, and virtually everything else just societies hold dear.
On December 4, a fake news Yedioth Ahronoth Israeli broadsheet report falsely claimed a tape exists that shows Israeli-assassinated Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's aim to develop and produce "five "(nuclear) warheads (sic)."
Like all other phony claims by Israeli sources and their press agent media about Iranian pursuit of nukes, no evidence supported the allegation.
The broadsheet claimed that Israeli intelligence secretly recruited an Iranian official close to Fakhrizadeh, who recorded him talking about developing nukes.
Once again, no evidence in the report suggested it because there is none.
Like virtually all other hostile US and Israeli claims about Iran, this one has the distinct stench of fake news.
Yedioth Ahronoth said the alleged recording was made in 2008 when Ehud Olmert was Israeli prime minister — 12 years ago.
The broadsheet claimed that Mossad got hold of the mystery tape.
If the accusation was credible, why was nothing reported until now?
Most likely, no such tape exists, or if it does, Mossad or the Olmert regime produced it to manufacture fake news about Iran.
The claim otherwise follows countless other US and Israeli fake news claims about Iran.
The same strategy is used against all their adversaries — demonizing them with misinformation, disinformation, and mass deception.
Establishment media in both countries are part of the deception, truth-telling banned in their reports.
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