U.S. propaganda machine on “nuclear” Iran heating up
According to analysts and media reports, American military assets are in place for a joint U.S./Israeli attack on Tehran.
This attack, the Bush administration and its neo-con string pullers believe, will trigger a coup by “freedom-loving moderates” inside the country, thus freeing the population from the grips of the clerics. The belief is that the grateful moderates will then align themselves with Uncle Sam, “embrace democracy” and reserve their oil for the exclusive use of the United States.
One of the main hurdles is how to convince the American people that this attack is justified, something which the PR machine has already begun to do.
Right wing radio, television, and even the main stream media are now referring to the "Iran Nuclear Crisis’ every chance they get. While a new book penned by Jerome Corsi has come out claiming that Tehran has already acquired a nuclear weapon of mass destruction and is planning on detonating its 150 kilotons in downtown Manhattan.
Already the propaganda is being spewed forth with references to Neville Chamberlain at Munich and appeasing Adolph Hitler while supporting the boys at the front. Tehran is being characterised as a nuclear loose cannon in the vein of Saddam Hussein, ready to lash out with nuclear Armageddon on a helpless Israel and American liberators and its allies in the now-democratic Iraq.
Anyone who opposes this model will be condemned as a traitor and coward with no stomach to defend his country while appeasing the tyrants by chewing on French fries (as opposed to Freedom Fries).
No reason is ever discussed or revealed as to why Iran would launch an attack on the U.S. or Israel, other than some vague reference to the fact that they “hate freedom and democracy”.
No one ever mentions that the Israelis are a major nuclear power and threat in their own right. The fact that Tehran is allegedly pursuing its nuclear program to counter the Israelis and responding to an American occupation army just across its border is not seen as a reason to arm.