Is Media Fueling the Fire of War with Iran?
I wrote a piece a few days ago for Radio Zamaneh's website regardingthis issue. During the last few weeks, I have tracked many TV NewsPieces which have all been focused on Iran. The content is shocking:the rhetoric of media in the United States is getting harsh, with atendency toward justification of a possible war with Iran. It isevident that they are portraying Iran as a big "boogy man" in theMiddle East.
The US officials claim that they have evidence which proves Iranianshave been involved in an insurgency in Iraq. You can see that MSNBC isshowing Iranian soldiers with their weapons, behind the title. But arethey even in Iraq? No! These are pieces from Iran's recent militaryexercises. Clearly this is painting a different picture in people'smind, i.e. that Iranians are carrying weapons to insurgents in Iraq. Isit true? Perhaps, but there is no evidence of this...Bob Gates,Secretary of Defense, claimed that Iranian top leaders have authorizedsending weapons to Iraq. But is there any evidence of this? Definitelynot...so, what does it mean?Bob Gates, Secretary of Defense claimed that Iranian top leaders authorized sending the weapons? Did they have any evidence? Definitely not...But, what did it mean? "
Media has been fed mis-information about Iran's involvement in Iraq and despite their insistence on the "credibility of facts", the imageswhich has been drawn about Iran are mixed with biases and inaccurate
By looking these pictures you can see the consequences of misguidedpropagada. How can former Iranian presidents who are well-known forharboring good relationship with the International Community beattached to Quds forces? There are many similar news pieces which carryone message for ordinary people: Stop Iran, a state which kills ourtroops! But, who is really killing the US troops? What is the impact of2008 election on being tough toward Iran?