US to blame Iran for Afghanistan failure
Press TV – July 5, 2010
US and British intelligence services are working on a fake video clip aimed at diverting blame for failures in Afghanistan to Iran, an informed US military source says.
A source at the US base in Bagram, told Press TV on condition of anonymity that the US and British spies have employed renowned American film editors to produce the video.
The video consists of footage doctored in a way to show that Iran is providing weapons and military equipment to "anti-government forces" in the war-torn country.
The montage sequence will rely on false satellite imagery and radar images allegedly taken by spy drones.
This is while pressure is mounting on the US over its failure in Afghanistan, amid rising causalities among foreign troops in the country.
June was the bloodiest month for the US-led troops in Afghanistan since the beginning of invasion of the country in 2001, with a record 102 fatalities.
While the mounting civilian death toll continues to anger Kabul, it is widely believed that Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and other chief masterminds of the militancy are hiding in neighboring Pakistan.
In a controversial move, the Obama administration sacked the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal in June, for mocking his "clueless" civilian bosses.
Last updated 08/07/2010