Sunday, 16 June 2019

An important article from Iran

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.

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"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

Historic Iran-Japan meeting eclipsed by orchestrated provocation

This isn't the first time Iran's Supreme Leader has been censored by an "incident" in the Gulf
Since 1979 Iran has been led by men of high intellectual and spiritual caliber...men whose word actually means something. Can the same be said of the US?
14 June, 2019
What is the purpose of recent attacks on oil tankers and installations around the Persian Gulf? The obvious answer: They are false flags by the Axis of Aggression (Israel-Saudis-Pompeo/Bolton) designed to ramp up tension in service to neocon war plans against Iran. But sometimes provocations also serve another purpose: stealing the headlines and changing the conversation. Below is an intriguing analysis by one of Iran’s most influential intellectuals, Nader Talebzadeh.
SINCE 1979 IRAN HAS BEEN LED BY MEN OF HIGH INTELLECTUAL AND SPIRITUAL CALIBER…MEN WHOSE WORD ACTUALLY MEANS SOMETHING. CAN THE SAME BE SAID OF THE US?
Details of a Meeting: Censorship in History
By Nader Talebzadeh
The meeting between the Leader of the Islamic Republic and the prime minister of Japan on June 13, 2019 was doubly significant. First it broke the traditional censorship on what the Leader has been saying for over three decades. The prime minister obviously was carrying a message from the US president and it had to be heard by the Leader. Here the voice and the answer were much different than what the Iranian president or foreign minister would say and much more dynamic. It would also come as a wakeup call to the US president who would normally remain uninformed about the undercurrents of almost everything, domestic or foreign related. Second, the message itself, that President Trump could not be trusted, period.
The written letter was not received but an oral presentation was submitted by the prime minister. The message was briefly put. Why should the Iranians trust a man who had defied an already clear agreement that was laboriously reached after five years? The sequence was carefully recorded and edited, yet most world journalists did not see it. This was due to the long standing tradition of censoring whatever he says, going back to thirty two years ago when he was President and appeared at the UN General Assembly.
(September 23, 1987, Page 00001, The New York Times Archives)
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.
Columbia University-trained filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh is Iran’s pre-eminent television talk show host. He isn’t really comparable with anything or anyone on American television. But you might say that his work is serious and sophisticated like Bill Moyers, yet reaches a bigger audience (proportional to the population) than Johnny Carson in his heyday. The fact that Nader’s show is watched by many millions speaks well of Iran’s level of education and culture. 
I have gotten to know Nader during my four trips to Iran, including the one last week for the Palestine Conference, and have appeared on his show many times. (Unlike Bill Moyers, Nader is unafraid of such controversial issues as 9/11 truth, false flags, political assassinations, and other matters pertaining to the Deep State.) Nader has lived extensively both in the US and Iran, and understands both societies, and their overlapping histories, well. If any US president were to ever decide to atone for past crimes and heal the American-Iranian relationship, the first person to consult would be Nader Talebzadeh.    Kevin BarrettVeterans Today Editor
Other material

New Horizon chair Nader Talebzadeh discusses neocon war on Iran…and America



22 February, 2019

Listen HERE


Guest: Nader Talebzadeh, Iran’s biggest TV talk show host, chair of New Horizon NGO.

Neocon-Zionist Mnuchin’s Treasury Department recently sanctioned Iranian NGO New Horizon, vaguely alleging that its conferences—which bring together independent thinkers from around the world—are fronts for Iranian spying. The sole basis for this absurd claim is the Justice Department’s indictment of Monica Witt, a former Air Force officer who allegedly defected to Iran and spilled secrets to Iranian intelligence. There’s only one problem: Monica Witt has absolutely no connection to the New Horizon NGO! As New Horizon Chair Nader Talebzadeh explains in this interview, Witt showed up uninvited at the February 2013 Hollywoodism Conference. The organizers did not even know who she was. She apparently presented herself as one of the many Americans who reside in Iran, and was allowed to join the conference as a courtesy. The organizers barely remember her and never saw her again.

New Horizon invites authors, journalists, activists, and notable independent thinkers from around the world to its conferences, which are held about once a year, usually in Tehran. Last May’s conference “Al Quds: Eternal Capital of Palestine,” held in Mashhad, gave rise to an important 9/11 truth initiative. Is Mnuchin sanctioning New Horizon to punish it for supporting 9/11 truth? Or is he lashing out at Nader Talebzadeh for his media work that helped stop Iran from acceding to FATF  — a Zionist international banking tool that designates Iran’s own armed forces as “terrorists”?


Another False Flag to Start a War with Iran?


1) Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman
2) Two Oil Tankers Attacked in the Middle East, Stoking Fears of Conflict https://time.com/5606379/oil-tanker-attack/
3) MIDDLE EAST Iran calls tanker explosions ‘suspicious’ as global concern grows https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/iran-calls-tanker-explosions-suspicious-global-concern-grows-190613150655075.html
4) Iran says it rescued 44 sailors after 2 tankers were ‘reportedly attacked’ in Gulf of Oman https://www.rt.com/news/461745-oil-tanker-torpedo-uae/
War on Free Speech and Democracy
5) Hundreds of thousands attend protest in Hong Kong over extradition bill https://www.vox.com/world/2019/6/9/18658650/hong-kong-protest-march-china-extradition-bill-2019
6) Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he will ‘push back’ against Britain’s Corbyn and anti-Semitism https://www.jta.org/2019/06/10/united-states/pompeo-tells-jewish-leaders-he-will-push-back-against-britains-corbyn-and-anti-semitism
8) Pompeo declares war (again). This time on Her Majesty’s Opposition https://www.rt.com/op-ed/461608-pompeo-war-uk-corbyn/
9) Drug case against Russian journalist Golunov dropped, he will be freed from house arrest https://www.rt.com/russia/461600-drug-case-against-russian-journalist-dropped/
10) NYT devotes top of front page to propagandizing for YouTube censorship https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/08/technology/youtube-radical.html
11) Florida’s Governor just signed a bill that will censor criticism of Israel throughout the state’s public schools https://mondoweiss.net/2019/06/floridas-criticism-throughout/
12) Lula Framed? — Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence https://theintercept.com/2019/06/09/brazil-lula-operation-car-wash-sergio-moro/
War on Palestine
14) US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times https://www.mintpressnews.com/friedman-west-bank/259159/
War on Syria
16) Russia vs Israel: The War That Could Become a Nuclear Disaster https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-vs-israel-war-could-become-nuclear-disaster-61892
Israel First
17) How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel https://www.mintpressnews.com/
War on the Poor
18) Los Angeles homeless population hits 36,000 in dramatic rise https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/04/los-angeles-homeless-population-city-county
Anniversaries
19) New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans https://www.globalresearch.ca/new-evidence-proves-israel-attacked-uss-liberty-with-orders-to-kill-294-americans/5413807
20) 52nd Anniversary of Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2019/06/08/52nd-anniversary-of-israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52nd+Anniversary+of+Israel+s+Attack+on+the+USS+Liberty&utm_campaign=52nd+Anniversary+of+Israel+s+Attack+on+the+USS+Liberty
Odds and Ends
22) Martin’s long-awaited “Assassination of Forrestal”: Definitive work on first SecDef’s 1949 murder https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/martins-long-awaited-assassination-of-forrestal-definitive-work-on-first-secdefs-1949-murder/
23) Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Claims George Soros Is ‘Remaking’ America https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/fox-news-tucker-carlson-claims-george-soros-is-remaking-america-1.7362111
24) Ilhan Omar to join new black-Jewish congressional caucus https://nypost.com/2019/06/07/ilhan-omar-to-join-new-black-jewish-congressional-caucus/
27) Duty to Warn: A Historical and Psychological Evaluation of a Wannabe Dictator who was also a Sociopath, Narcissist, Egomaniac, Xenophobe and Demagogue https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/2019/06/07/psychological-evaluation-trump/

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