Monday, May 5, 2008

Framing Hezbollah and Iran: Hezbollah Trains Iraqis in Iran, Officials Say

N.Y. Times

It looks like nothing has changed at the N.Y. Times. This article by Michael R. Gordon is so reminiscent of his writings, with Judith Miller, spreading Pentagon lies and preparing for the invasion of Iraq.

Yes, this is the same shill for war described here by Amy Goodman:

"....Actually, any evidence would help-there was no such IAEA report. But at the time, few mainstream American journalists questioned the leaders' outright lies. Instead, the following day, "evidence" popped up in the Sunday New York Times under the twin byline of Michael Gordon and Judith Miller. "More than a decade after Saddam Hussein agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction," they stated with authority, "Iraq has stepped up its quest for nuclear weapons and has embarked on a worldwide hunt for materials to make an atomic bomb, Bush administration officials said today."

In a revealing example of how the story amplified administration spin, the authors included the phrase soon to be repeated by President Bush and all his top officials: "The first sign of a 'smoking gun,' argue, may be a mushroom cloud

Fast forward, and here is what Gordon, the shill for the new war, is saying now:

"BAGHDAD — Militants from the Lebanese group Hezbollah have been training Iraqi militia fighters at a camp near Tehran, according to American interrogation reports that the United States has supplied to the Iraqi government.

An American official said the account of Hezbollah’s role was provided by four Shiite militia members who were captured in Iraq late last year and questioned separately.
The United States has long charged that the Iranians were training Iraqi militia fighters in Iran, which Iran has consistently denied, and there have been previous reports about Hezbollah operatives in Iraq. ......."

To me this article, paving the way for a new war, is a clear evidence that the attacks on Hizbullah and Iran are near.

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