OPINION


01-18-2020 

Stephen Lendman
NYT Hypocrisy: Bashing Nonbelligerent Iran, Supporting US Aggression  
 

NYT Hypocrisy: Bashing Nonbelligerent Iran, Supporting US Aggression

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)

The Times never met a US war of aggression, or one planned, against an invented enemy it didn't wholeheartedly endorse and cheerlead. 

Nor did it ever stand up for the sovereign rights of nonbelligerent states on the US target list for regime change, vilifying them instead, providing press agent services for US imperial interests.

Throughout its near-41 year history, the Times demonized the nonbelligerent Islamic Republic of Iran, a nation championing peace and stability, threatening no one.

The self-styled newspaper of record supported the Pentagon's cold-blooded murder of Iranian anti-terrorism freedom fighter General Qassem Soleimani.

Falsely calling him a "master of Iran's intrigue (sic)," a figure behind "a Shiite axis of power in the Mideast (sic)," the Times added:

"He changed the shape of (US aggression in Syria the Times falsely calls) 'civil war' and tightened Iran's grip on Iraq (sic)." 

He "was seen as a clandestine force behind an Iranian campaign of international terrorism (sic)."

He was "the main architect (of) Iran('s) death and disruption in the Middle East (sic)."

All of the above are bald-faced Big Lies, typical Times rubbish, reading like a State Department or Pentagon press release.

There's more. The Times called Iranian governance "the dictatorship of the mullahs (sic)" — falsely demonizing the nation and Islam, praising the Pentagon for "scor(ing) a blow against the ayatollahs (sic)."

At the same time, the self-styled newspaper of record criticized Trump's foreign policy, saying:

"Assassination is illegal in international law and taboo American foreign policy (sic)" — ignoring its own praise for killing Soleimani, saying nothing about Washington's long history of eliminating adversaries, including Obama's kill list.

Appointing himself judge, jury and executioner, his regime targeted foreign nationals and US citizens for elimination by drones, special forces death squads, or other means.

Officials around him said killing came easy to Obama. So was waging war on Islam, Trump following the same agenda.

Counterterrorism is cover for eliminating US enemies, collateral deaths considered a small price to pay, the rule of law for others to observe, not the master of the universe, operating by its own rules.

Murder, Inc. defines what the Obama regime called its disposition matrix, Trump operating the same way.

State terror on a global scale defines it, the Times asking: "(I)is the Trump (regime) prepared to go to war with Iran?"

Though highly unlikely, it's possible because of US rage to dominate other countries, their resources and populations.

If the US attacks Iran aggressively, the Times will be front and center cheerleading what supporters of world peace and stability will strongly denounce.

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