This came in, via Facebook from Pepe Escobar
THE IRAN-JAPAN NEXUS
This is VERY IMPORTANT. Read and draw your own conclusions.
It was written by Nader Talebzadeh - one of Iran's foremost intellectuals. I treasure his friendship. Extremely knowledgeable, serious - and incorruptible. I've been on his TV show in Iran a few times - and we have discussed very serious geopolitical issues, face to face, no holds barred.
I tried to link directly to the published piece - edited by Kevin Barrett. Facebook blocked it. Here is the most relevant part of the column. Read it carefully - and pay attention to the facts.
"It is an interesting anecdote that I haven’t seen anyone notice. On September 23, 1987 the New York Times announced how an Iranian ship was caught red handed laying mines in the western waters of the Persian Gulf. It was attacked, three Iranian sailors were killed and over twenty captured. Iran denied wrongdoing since it was in war with Saddam and asked what Americans were doing there in the first place? But the juicy dramatic point was: why was the American attack helicopter, which according to the US Navy had been tracking the Iranian boat for quite a long time, attacking at exactly the same time as Ayatollah Khamenei was about to make a speech at the UN general assembly? This was at the peak of the war with Saddam that the US fully supported. The Iranian president was going to speak on why the Americans were so adamant in supporting such a cannibal.
The speech at the UN was completely overshadowed. Ayatollah Khamenei was not heard. The story of Iran’s grand crime of protecting its waters against foreign invasion totally eclipsed the UN speech. “Caught Red Handed” was the headline of every media in the US. The synchronization of the attack and the speech is the point here.
This scenario repeated itself again two days ago when the Japanese President came to visit the Iranian Leader. As the talks were going on two Iranian oil carrying ships were mysteriously attacked and the world media focused on just that. None of the details of the meeting were elaborated upon. A cover up had camouflaged the real story which was the Leader’s response to Trump.
Similar episodes of censorship against him have repeatedly occurred in other instances which I will skip for now. But the point is clear."
This is the article
New Horizon chair Nader Talebzadeh discusses neocon war on Iran…and America
22 February, 2019
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