Iran Bashing Propaganda, Biden Like Trump
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On all things Iran, Israeli media invent nonexistent threats like their US/Western counterparts.
A fake news Jerusalem Post (JP) report falsely claimed the following:
“An Iranian-backed war against Israel involving Hezbollah…could be in the air (sic).”
No evidence whatever suggests it. Instead of reporting fake news, JP should have debunked it.
Phony accusations about an Iranian nuclear threat appear with disturbing regularity.
JP falsely accused Iran of “threatening the US in Iraq with rocket attacks,” adding:
“It is hammering Saudi Arabia with almost daily with ballistic missile and drone attacks (sic).”
“It attacked an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman (sic).”
All of the above and other phony accusations reflect longstanding US/Israeli propaganda war on Iran.
A Times of Israel report falsely accused Iran of JCPOA breaches by enriching uranium “a technical step away from weapons-grade levels (sic).”
TofI and other Israeli media maintain nuclear ambiguity about Israel’s arsenal — a real threat while inventing anti-Iran fake ones.
Days earlier, Haaretz quoted Israeli military chief Aviv Kochavi’s Big Lie, falsely accusing Iran of “spreading terrorism and…acting against civilian targets” — instead of debunking it.
On Monday, interventionist Blinken’s spokesman Price falsely called Iran’s legitimate nuclear program “a challenge (sic).”
Once again he suggested a (nonexistent) Iranian nuke threat — falsely accusing its ruling authorities of walking “away from the nuclear deal (sic).”
Iran fully complies with JCPOA provisions. The US and E 3 partners flagrantly breached theirs, showing no intention of fulfilling their obligations.
Maintaining Trump-imposed maximum pressure, the Biden regime has done nothing to go another way, nothing to comply with international law, no good faith outreach to Iran — no intention to normalize relations.
Like many times before, Price lied claiming otherwise. The same goes for his boss and Biden.
On Monday, Russia’s representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov slammed the US, saying:
“It’s time to put an end to the meaningless policy of maximum pressure on Iran and ensure the normal functioning of the nuclear deal, the most important component of nuclear non-proliferation.”
Longstanding US war on Iran by other means continues with no end of it in prospect by Biden regime hardliners.
Under both right wings of its war party, the US is an unparalleled threat to everyone everywhere.
Iran understands the risks to its security because of US belligerence.
So does China. Deputy PLA commander General Xu Qilian called for increased military spending because of the threat to China’s security posed by the US.
“We must make breakthroughs in combat methods and ability, and lay a sound foundation for military modernization,” he added.
“In the face of the Thucydides Trap and border problems, the military must speed up increasing its capacity.”
US political scientist Graham Allison coined the term.
It refers to a nation like the US launching war on a rival state it fears may threaten its hegemonic aims.
Allison referred to what he called a Thucydides dynamic, risking US war on China, adding:
“(I)t’s clear that that if China realize(s) (its) dream, Beijing will displace the US from positions of leadership it has become accustomed to during the ‘American century.’ ”
“China (was) the only big economy that (was) bigger at the end of 2020 than it was at the beginning.”
“Everybody else shr(ank). So unless China can find a way to constrain (US) natural impulses, this will turn out badly.”
Hardliners in charge of Biden’s geopolitical agenda are militantly hostile toward China, Russia and other countries free from US control.
The risk of escalated wars and new ones on invented enemies is extremely high.
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