Israeli Embassy publishes fake LinkedIn profile of Rouhani as a con artist who seeks nukes and supports terrorism

In a sophomoric move that surely could alienate some supporters, the Israeli Embassy to the United States has created a fake “LinkedIn” profile of the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, mocking his assertion that Iran does not seek nuclear weapons. In the fake profile, Rouhani calls himself a “nuclear proliferation expert.”

“I’m a career politician, expert public relations professional, leading international salesman, and longtime advocate of nuclear proliferation,” the fake profile reads.

“Rouhani” also says that in an unending p.r. campaign, he has rebranded Iran as a peaceful nation, pretending to negotiate as it acquires nuclear weapons.

“All the while, I have ensured our regime maintain its role as the worldwide leading sponsor of worldwide terror activities.”

LinkedIn is of course a networking site for professionals.

Does this kind of stuff work? The Embassy takes credit for the hamhanded parody here. Thanks to Avi Mayer on twitter. I see that Emily Hauser is on it here, and also calls it an embarrassment to supporters of Israel. “This kind of amateur hour performance is an embarrassment, pure and simple—and it does little but strengthen the impression shared by many across the globe (including many Jews both inside and out of Israel) that the fear-mongering has always been more about distracting the world from the occupation of Palestinian lands than it has been about Iran.”

 

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  1. American says:

    Ah yes, ramping up for Iran….

    Dear Friend of Israel:

    In just 6 days [ link to action.aipac.org ] , AIPAC’s
    resources to engage Congress on issues vital to Israel’s security will be locked
    in place for all of 2014.

    I am writing because we have not yet heard from you, and your support is greatly
    needed by September 30th…before our fiscal year ends.

    As I’m sure you know, Israel and America are now facing serious threats
    throughout the Middle East:

    * In July, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue Tehran’s illicit
    nuclear program while reaffirming support for Syrian President Assad and
    Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, praising their determination to confront
    common enemies, especially the “Zionist regime.”

  2. Light says:

    link to nytimes.com

    Mr. Ross drew a distinction between a handshake and photo opportunity, and a working meeting. But he said, “We will still need to manage expectations and Israeli fears that we will end up in a rope-a-dope dialogue while the Iranian nuclear program creates facts on the ground.”

    Rope-a-dope dialogue? He could be talking about the endless Israeli/Palestinian peace negotiations.

    • Woody Tanaka says:

      Ross’s statement is interesting is his only concern appears to be the israelis, yet he is supposedly an American. We need to do what is right for the USA, and to hell with the israelis and their “fears.” Our concern for that alien state (borne of people of questionable motivations, like George Bush, the other neocons and the likes of Dennis Ross) has harmed the US too much to continue down that path.

    • Citizen says:

      @ Light
      I immediately thought of the same thing, the endless Israeli rope-a-dope peace dialogue while the Israeli settlement program creates facts on the ground. That’s reality, not freudian projection.

  3. And the world is supposed to take seriously a jumped-up little country that screams hysterically at every imagined slight they suffer. The world is supposed to go to war on the word of a country which indulges in childish pranks and stunts a student would be embarrassed by? And then boasts about it? Shows cartoons to the UN? Dresses up as the KKK, fakes videos of protesters, and the IDF? Their bungling amateurism and lack of awareness of their own absurdity is hardly encouraging as they try to lead others up the hill, then vanish as soon as they have done so, hoping the wars will commence. The sooner the world laughs at their preposterous sense of self-entitlement and their colossal sense of self-importance the better. And then takes them to the international court.

  4. Woody Tanaka says:

    LMAO. How lame. It just demonstrates further that even the israelis know that there is no threat here and that all their war mongering is all one big lie.

  5. seafoid says:

    Desperately shoddy. Israeli khaalis.

  6. MLE says:

    Because the Israeli politicians are honest and straight talking?

  7. What to expect, Israel once again show they use false-flags.

  8. irmep says:

    Well, sovereign immunity will probably protect Israel’s embassy from a defamation suit, unlike the case of Emerson recently discussed here.

    link to mondoweiss.net

    Wonder how long it would take Shurat HaDin to file a U.S. suit against a similarly humorous fake twitter account, say of Netanyahu offering to sell surplus nuclear triggers smuggled from the U.S.

    link to israellawcenter.org

    That’d be a laugh riot.

    link to original.antiwar.com

  9. RE: “Israeli Embassy publishes fake LinkedIn profile of Rouhani as a con artist who seeks nukes and supports terrorism”

    MY COMMENMT: Über-zealous Zionists frequently “act out” in the most childish of ways! ! !

    FROM WIKIPEDIA [Acting out]:

    [EXCERPTS] Acting out is a psychological term from the parlance of defense mechanisms and self-control, meaning to perform an action in contrast to bearing and managing the impulse to perform it. The acting done is usually anti-social and may take the form of acting on the impulses of an addiction (e.g. drinking, drug taking or shoplifting) or in a means designed (often unconsciously or semi-consciously) to garner attention (e.g. throwing a tantrum* or behaving promiscuously).
    In general usage, the action performed is destructive to self or others and may inhibit the development of more constructive responses to the feelings. The term is used in this way in sexual addiction treatment, psychotherapy, criminology and parenting.
    Acting out painful feelings may be contrasted with expressing them in ways more helpful to the sufferer, e.g. by talking out, expressive therapy, psychodrama or mindful awareness of the feelings. Developing the ability to express one’s conflicts safely and constructively is an important part of impulse control, personal development and self-care.

    • In analysis
    Freud considered that patients in analysis tended to act out their conflicts in preference to remembering them – repetition compulsion.[1] The analytic task was then to help “the patient who does not remember anything of what he has forgotten and repressed, but acts it out”[2] to replace present activity by past memory.
    Otto Fenichel added that acting out in an analytic setting potentially offered valuable insights to the therapist; but was nonetheless a psychological resistance in as much as it deals only with the present at the expense of concealing the underlying influence of the past.[3] Lacan also spoke of “the corrective value of acting out”,[4] though others qualified this with the proviso that such acting out must be limited in the extent of its destructive/self-destructiveness.[5] . . .

    SOURCE – link to en.wikipedia.org

    * Video: Pro-Israel Activist Knocks Camera Out of Hands of Alison Weir (VIDEO, 02:37) – link to youtube.com

  10. hophmi says:

    Most people will not care, but those who do will either hate it or think it’s clever.

    Those who hate it will have to address the question of why they care so much about a guy with limited powers who is the public face of a theocratic dictatorship.

    Honestly, it never ceases to amaze me how people here could pillory Israel for being a theocratic state because it’s the “Jewish state”, and have little to nothing to say about Iran, an actual theocracy, and even quote its state media.

    • Fredman says:

      My tax dollars aren’t going to Iran. Iran doesn’t control my legislators’ votes via the most powerful lobby in DC. And unlike Israel, Iran doesn’t claim to be a democracy.

      The worst nightmare of Zionists is coming true: Iran is starting to look “normal” next to nutty Israel.

    • Ellen says:

      fake accounts, attempts to deceive, lying is clever?

      How far does that get anyone, anything?

      It completely undermines and discredits the perpetrator of deception and lies. Makes ‘em look like a fool to be ignored. Everything but “clever.”

    • Citizen says:

      @ hophmi
      My tax dollars don’t go to support Iran (at $8.5M per day, plus interest), nor does my country’s UN SC veto; and nobody in my country sells support of Iran on the premise “we have the same values.” And Iran has not started a war in centuries, while that’s a custom of Israel. Nor is my country enmeshed with Iran through a series of MOUs and legislation. On the contrary, my country has not had diplomatic relations with Iran since 1979, let alone a well-worn hot line between the two states.
      And my country engages in draconian economic sanctions against the Iranian people, even though Iran is not illegally grabbing more land and settling it.

    • You are such a crybaby, go to Jpost.