The New York Times is downplaying the Trump administration’s efforts to provoke conflict with Iran — and when it does report on the danger it relies on the Israel lobby for spin.
Trump drops the F-bomb on Iran on the Rush Limbaugh show. “If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before.” And the media ignore his latest threat to go to war.
Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, is already running for president in 2024. To that end, he is trying to provoke Iran into a conflict in the days and weeks to come.
A desperate Donald Trump might attack Iran to restore his popularity. Would the mainstream U.S. media let him get away with it?
One of the disgusting features of the U.S. effort to provoke conflict with Iran is the widespread use of the euphemism “take him out” instead of “kill” or “assassinate” to characterize the death of General Qasem Soleimani.
The New York Times continues to ignore Israel’s role in the Iran crisis, and gives David Petraeus a platform to call Iranian generals “personification of evil.”