Omid Memarian

Friday, January 18, 2008

Filipino Monkey' behind threats?

The US media coverage of Iranian speedboat incident in the Persian Gulf early January has been shocking. It was not the first time that mainstream media was following a manipulated path to magnify fabricated story. But, it seemed that after so many similar cases they learn appropriate lessons not to do so again. All what CNN was showing the entire last two weeks has been fake. It is not clear why this doesn't get the same coverage like the initial alleged incident got:

he threatening radio transmission heard at the end of a video showing harassing maneuvers by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz may have come from a locally famous heckler known among ship drivers as the “Filipino Monkey.”

Since the Jan. 6 incident was announced to the public a day later, the U.S. Navy has said it’s unclear where the voice came from. In the videotape released by the Pentagon on Jan. 8, the screen goes black at the very end and the voice can be heard, distancing it from the scenes on the water.

“We don’t know for sure where they came from,” said Cmdr. Lydia Robertson, spokeswoman for 5th Fleet in Bahrain. “It could have been a shore station.” (Read the rest of the story here.)
Also Read this story by:
How the Pentagon planted a false story
By Gareth Porter


At 10:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media sucks!

At 10:23 PM , Anonymous Papa26 said...

Gareth's piece was amazing...Good journalism! Nobody believed from the beginning. Cheater!


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