Fox News Pushes For Strike on Iran

News Commentary – March 26, 2012

The warmongers at Fox have obviously been working overtime.
Fox News recently reported that Iran had warned: “There Are Secret Weapons Yet Unknown to the West”. And there beneath the heading were the words: “next attack will be much more devastating than the attacks in India and Bangkok”.
That’s what it read although by the time you read this Fox News may have changed the wording as it’s all too obvious.
Nonetheless, that very quote was picked up by other websites (123, 4) and if true constitutes an admission by Iran of involvement in the recent terror attacks in Bangkok and India.
Fox claims the quote comes from an article that appeared on Saturday March 24 on Fars News and attributes the words to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni. Yet a search for that quote or anything remotely like it on the day in question reveals nothing of the kind.
The only quote near that date that appeared on both Fox and Fars News from Iran’s Supreme Leader reads: “We do not possess a nuclear weapon and we will not build one, but we will defend ourselves against any aggression, whether by the US or the Zionist regime, with the same level (of force)”(Source).  
There was absolutely no mention in Khameni’s speech quoted by Fars of attacks in either India or Baghdad. Iran’s Supreme Leader is merely warning potential aggressors that they will meet stiff resistance.
If Iran’s Supreme Leader did in fact say the “next attack will be much more devastating than the attacks in India and Bangkok”, it clearly indicates involvement in recent terror attacks in Asia. Yet a search of Fars News reveals nothing even remotely similar.
Likewise a search of another Iranian English News website, Press TV, around the same period only reveals quotes from the same speech by the Supreme Leader in which he warned that any aggression against Iran would be met by the same level of force in response.
Again, there is no mention of the terror attacks in India and Bangkok.
The only version of the article quoting the Supreme Leader was in Farsi and how many Americans are fluent in Iran’s native tongue?
For Americans, notoriously ignorant of the ways of the wider world, Farsi must seem utterly incomprehensible. Yet even a search with a translating program reveals no mention of either India or Bangkok in the article.
So where did this quote actually come from?
We can only assume it originates from article’s writer, Reza Kahlili, who Fox claims is a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard turned CIA spy and author of the aptly titled A Time to Betray.
Coming from such a background would make this Fox News writer well versed in the art deception and deceit. So it’s worth asking: is he employing these very qualities as a reporter for Fox News, particularly in his use of quotes?
If so he would be addressing a uniquely captive audience: the American public, who after years of conditioning by the corporate media are renowned the world over for their parochialism, their naiveté and their sheer gullibility.

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