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This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured

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UPDATED: Thursday, June 13, 2019 23:51
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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:35 PM

REAVERFAN


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/this-is-how-war-with-iran-is-manufac
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Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was a top campaign priority for President Trump, one he accomplished in 2018. In a May 8 speech from the White House, he said the agreement was “a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.” He also claimed in a tweet the agreement increased Iran’s military budget, which CNN called misleading. When reporters from The Washington Post asked the source of the claim, the White House provided a Forbes article by an Iranian writer named Heshmat Alavi.

Alavi is described in his Forbes contributor biography as “an Iranian activist with a passion for equal rights.” His byline also appears in The Hill, The Daily Caller and The Federalist. The problem, however, is not only that President Trump may be using a misleading claim to support his decision to withdraw from an international nonproliferation agreement, but that the person who wrote about the claim may not exist, according to new reporting from The Intercept.

“Alavi’s persona,” Murtaza Hussain writes in The Intercept, “is a propaganda operation run by the Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq, which is known by the initials MEK.”

Hassan Heyrani, a high-ranking defector from the MEK and one of Hussain’s sources, told The Intercept that Alavi’s persona is a group effort “run by a team of people from the political wing of the MEK,” who are based in Albania. According to Heyrani, the group writes under a pseudonym partly because MEK abhors individuality. As Heyrani told The Intercept, “… the leader is the first man in the organization, and everything should be under their shadow.”

MEK, Hussain explains, is “deeply unpopular” in Iran, and is now looking to English-speaking audiences in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. These are all places, Hussain writes, “whose foreign policies are crucial nodes in the MEK’s central goal of overthrowing the Iranian regime.”

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:37 PM

REAVERFAN


AN IRANIAN ACTIVIST WROTE DOZENS OF ARTICLES FOR RIGHT-WING OUTLETS. BUT IS HE A REAL PERSON?

https://theintercept.com/2019/06/09/heshmat-alavi-fake-iran-mek/

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:39 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Or, more accurately, it's nearly 40 years late in the making.

They lose, we win. How ya like them apples ?

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:49 PM

REAVERFAN



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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:49 PM

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:49 PM

REAVERFAN


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Or, more accurately, it's nearly 40 years late in the making.

They lose, we win. How ya like them apples ?

It's been more than 40 years.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:52 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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... which CNN called misleading.



And CNN would know all about misleading, since misleading is CNN's stock-in-trade.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:16 PM

REAVERFAN


'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence: "Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war."
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/13/deja-vu-iraq-war-lies-mik
e-pompeo-blames-iran-tanker-attack-without-single-shred

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:17 PM

REAVERFAN


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by REAVERFAN:
... which CNN called misleading.



And CNN would know all about misleading, since misleading is CNN's stock-in-trade.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

The know-nothing proves it again.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:51 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Your program got corrupted. It left off 'Russia'.




And if democrats don't do anything different, how are they any better?
tic tac

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