Iran Bashing with False Accusations
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
US-dominated NATO and Israel manufacture fake news to demonize Iran — a nonbelligerent nation threatening no one.
Time and again, Iran is accused of things it had nothing to do with.
Its US/Western/Israeli accusers are flagrant abusers of international law, operating by their own rules exclusively.
Iran operates by higher standards but it doesn’t matter.
It’s falsely accused of seeking nukes it abhors, banned, and wants eliminated everywhere.
Along with Pentagon WMDs in the Middle East, Israel is the region’s only nuclear armed and dangerous nation.
Iran is also falsely accused of fostering regional terrorism against US forces and its imperial partners, cyberattacks, links to ISIS, al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups, targeted assassinations, attacking vessels at sea — even involvement in 9/11.
The 9/11 Commission (whitewash) Report falsely linked Iran to the US state-sponsored mother of all false flags to that time.
All of the above accusations and others apply to the US, NATO, Israel, and their imperial partners — not Iran.
Yet Islamic Republic bashing never quits. New phony accusations surface repeatedly.
AMN News exposed the Netanyahu regime’s Big Lie claim about Iranian responsibility for an Israeli cargo vessel explosion near the Strait of Oman days earlier.
Evidence showed that the blast occurred inside the vessel, not from an Iranian missile attack or mine.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to the phony accusation, saying:
“The (Israeli) regime is the root cause of all insecurities and instabilities, and these projections are fully goal-oriented. The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman are our immediate area of security and we will not allow them to intimidate others by these statements.”
“The prime minister of the Zionist regime is suffering from a mental illness.”
“This regime knows that in our security sphere, our response has been precise and strong.”
Iran “strong(ly) reject(ed)” Netanyahu’s phony accusation.
On Monday, Haaretz featured the latest fake news accusation against Iran.
It was from a propaganda report with no credibility planted in the Hindustan Times — perhaps by the CIA and/or Israel’s Mossad.
Yet Haaretz supported what demanded debunking, falsely claiming that an “explosive device was planted near the Israeli embassy (in India) by a local Indian Shia cell on Iran’s behalf (sic),” adding:
Dubious unnamed “sources…reached the conclusion that a local Shia module planted the device at the behest of Iran’s Quds Force” — citing no evidence because there is none.
The alleged device “exploded near the Israeli embassy (yet caused) no casualties.”
An anonymous anti-Iran source claimed the following, citing no corroborating evidence:
The alleged “bomb was not of high intensity, with no human targets in mind…”
It “was perhaps because the Iranians did not want to run afoul of a friendly nation like India.”
“But the message was clear and the threat is real (sic).”
The above reads like a grade B Hollywood flop, fake news about Iran like many times before, inventing things to maintain a drumbeat of endless bashing.
Haaretz also claimed that “a letter from the scene, addressed to Israel’s ambassador to India Ron Malka…call(ed) him a devil from a terrorist nation.”
“It swore vengeance over the killing of (Iranian Quds Force commander) Qassem Soleimani” in January 2020 — by the Pentagon on orders from Trump.
You can’t make this stuff up. There’s no end to Iran bashing with fake news.
Phony accusations are supported by hostile to Iran US, Western, and Israeli media.
Biden regime hardliners are as implacably hostile to Iran as their predecessors.
US war on the Islamic Republic by other means continues with no prospect of turning a page for more normalized relations.
Both right wings of the US war party are at war by hot and/or other means on all nations free from their control.
That’s how the scourge of US imperialism operates — an unprecedented menace to everyone everywhere.
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