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by Stephen Lendman
Propaganda works because when repeated enough most people believe it. 
The disturbing irony of the latest State Department annual report on terrorism finds the world’s leading state sponsor, America, accusing Iran, threatening no one, without just cause. The same false accusation repeats annually.
The Islamic Republic hasn’t attacked another country throughout its history. It threatens none now. No evidence links it to terrorism.
The State Department’s report was falsified rubbish, more proof of US hostility toward Iranian sovereign independence, wanting pro-Western tyranny replacing it, an Israeli rival eliminated, the nation’s huge oil and gas reserves looted, its people exploited – at the same time diminishing Russia’s regional influence.
Iran fosters mutual cooperation among all nations, wants conflicts resolved diplomatically, urges a nuclear-free Middle East. America wages endless wars of aggression – targeting countries threatening no others mercilessly.
State Department acting counterterrorism coordinator Justin Siberell turned truth on its head, claiming “Iran remains the leading sponsor of terrorism globally…(providing) a range of support, including financial, training and equipment to (terrorist) groups around the world.”
Fact: No evidence supports the State Department’s falsified claims.
Fact: Virtually all significant terrorist groups worldwide are US created and supported, including ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria) and their affiliates.
Fact: America is the greatest threat to world peace, responsible for violent, destabilizing, chaotic conditions on every continent.
Fact: Its imperial madness risks WW III, the possibility of nuclear war on Russia and/or China considerably heightened if Hillary Clinton succeeds Obama.
Last year’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal did virtually nothing to normalize US/Iranian relations. Neocons infesting Washington and the power of Israel over US foreign policy prevent it.
Regime change is longstanding imperial policy – by color revolution or war. The latest State Department report on terrorism shows US policy toward Iran remains hostile – virtually unchanged since its 1979 revolution, likely worsening next year no matter who succeeds Obama.
Fomenting unrest serves US interests. Fostering even-handed relations with all nations defeats them. 
America’s drive for global hegemony needs enemies. None exist so they’re invented – sovereign independent nations like Iran threatening no one targeted.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.