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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

NYT war on Iran rages, ongoing for the past 40 years — because of Iranian sovereign independence, wanting it eliminated, the nation retuned to US client state status, its resources looted, its people exploited, their freedom eliminated under foreign control.

Like other establishment media, the Times is a press agent for US imperial and domestic policies against peace, equity, justice, the rule of law, and public welfare at home and abroad — state-approved propaganda its specialty, truth-telling on vital issues absent from its reports.

In its latest edition, the Times falsely accused Iran of “cover(ing) up the downing of” Ukraine airliner 752 in early January, failing to lay blame where it belongs.

The tragic error came days after the Trump regime’s assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani, killing him, Iraqi PMU head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and others with them at the same time — a war crime the Times failed to denounce, praising what happened instead.

Departing from Tehran’s International Airport, the Ukraine airliner flew westward on a path toward an IRGC military site, making it appear to be hostile.

The incident came at a time of heightened tensions because of US early January aggression in Iraq and Iran’s retaliation days later against two Pentagon bases in the country, causing significant damage and injuring dozens of US troops.

According to Sergey Lavrov, “(t)here were at least six (US) F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area” when the Ukraine airliner downing occurred, a human error, not a crime, adding:

“There is information that the Iranians were expecting another attack from the United States after the strike but did not know what form it might take” — the IRGC on high alert because of the threat.

Former CIA military intelligence office Philip Giraldi explained that “(t)he Iranian missile operator reportedly experienced considerable ‘jamming’ and the (airliner’s) transponder (was) switched off and stopped transmitting several minutes before the missiles were launched.” 

“There were also problems with the communication network of the air defense command, which may have been related.”

“(E)lectronic jamming…from an unknown source,” likely the Pentagon, CIA, and/or Israel bears full responsibility for what happened.

Electronic jamming caused the tragic error, Iran’s missile operator unable to identify the Ukraine airliner as civilian.

The Trump regime, NYT, and other establishment media falsely blamed Iran for what happened. 

The latest Times propaganda piece rubbed salt in an open wound, serving US imperial interests, promoting war on the country instead arguing against it.

Operating as an imperial tool, the Times is hostile toward all nations independent of US control, wanting them transformed into vassal states — by brute force if other methods fail.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.