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Tell Meet The Press: Challenge False Information on Iran - Just Foreign Policy

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Meet the Press allowed Netanyahu to give a completely false picture of the Iran nuclear issue, without challenging his scaremongering through reference to known facts.

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Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:08 pm
Dang, Carrie, you ARE FAST..-I am preparing this story right now, glad I checked first :) naturally I have already signed, thanks for posting, saves me time ;-)

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:10 pm
But I will nevertheless compose a chain message to my friends with this link.

Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:33 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

JL A. (287)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 2:32 pm

Beth S. (330)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 10:26 am
It's not a lie, unless you want to really believe it is.

"Iran: We Lie to International Inspectors on Our Nuke Program

The West has long suspected Iran of misleading it over its nuclear program – and now a top Iranian official has admitted as much

Western countries have long suspected Iran of misleading international inspectors over the extent of its nuclear program – and now a top Iranian official has admitted as much. In an interview with the London-based Arabic Al-Hayat daily, Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency, said that Tehran had on occasion “misled” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors on a number of issues.

“At times we submitted false information (to inspectors) in order to defend the nuclear facilities and our achievements, “Abbasi told the paper.” “We had no choice but to mislead the IAEA and other spies.”

Abbasi also described the practical tactics of how Iran misleads the West. “Sometimes we pretend to have a weakness we really do not have,” to throw inspectors off the track; if Iran is not capable of certain more basic things, the thinking is that they could not be capable of more advanced activities. “And sometimes we pretend to have a strength that we do not have. Afterwards, the effect of these tactics is evident when we have discussions with the IAEA,” Abbasi said.

Abassi, who is also a vice-president of Iran, said that the regime felt it had no choice but to act deviously. “It is unacceptable that the IAEA would consider us as a guilty party that has to prove its innocence. There are certain parties that accuse us of all sorts of things, and the IAEA tries to prove these accusations. It is similar to what happened to Saddam Hussein of Iraq.” Hussein was accused of amassing weapons of mass destruction by the U.S., but to date no such weapons have been found.

Abbasi added that Iran is being targeted by spy and security agencies around the world. “For seven years we have been observing British Mi6 agents spying on us, and gathering information on individuals who were eventually killed by Zionist agents.” Abbasi was referring to Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in automobile accidents or other incidents. Iran has accused Israel and Britain of being behind the killings, charges both countries deny.

Abbasi, who was speaking during a meeting of the IAEA, said that he did not believe the U.S. or Israel would attack Iran. However, he said that he expected international pressure to remain high, or even grow, with the IAEA bouncing the Iranian nuclear issue back to the UN Security Council for further action."

Gillian M. (218)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:04 pm
There have been many announcements that the inspectors of the IAEA have been blocked from examining installations for many weeks. Should the inspectors be allowed in later on, it has been obvious that materials and equipment has been removed. In other words, the inspectors have been there for a few years and are no further along because they have been blocked and stonewalled.

Patricia Martin (19)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:17 pm
SO say Iranian sources. Foxes guarding the hen house.

David R. (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:52 pm

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:40 pm
This is the result of being human, and cannot always be bi-partisan. Enter the fact, that certain networks have particular points of view.

Are any of us shocked that 'any' country would mislead the world , including their own people?
Hello.......Many of us live in American, and if you labor under the delusion that this has not happened here, you are quite naive.

For any of those who want to fight another war, be my guest. You should personally, enlist and make certain all your children do the same. I, however, will not follow in your footsteps.

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:42 pm
Carrie, I am sure you can do better than this.

Vicky P. (476)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:01 pm
Noted and signed

Robert O. (12)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:20 pm
Thanks Carrie!


patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:38 pm
You can fool some people some of the time - and Carrie - you are sure being fooled. Iran will say anything to keep its nuclear programme secret and ongoing. You may have thought this was yesterday's NIGHTMARE - BUT IT IS THE SAME NIGHTMARE - JUST A DIFFERENT DAY. Investigate, investigate, investigate. I am not noting nor signing this load of crappy nonsense. Have a great day.

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:22 pm
Noted and signed.

. (7)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:12 pm
Signed and noted.

Evelyn W. (15)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:45 pm
I have homework to do.... I am not sure whos propaganda is correct

Beth S. (330)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:44 am
The Iranian government consistently use lies and false propaganda to stay in power. Here's another example, but you might want to visit the site to see how the Iranian government doctored the photo in question.

"Did Cristiano Ronaldo really support Islam? + photo
Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A photo of the superstar soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo was recently published, which later turned out to be photoshopped. Iranian media, through this photo, tried to illustrate that Ronaldo is a supporter of Islam.

According to Mohabat News, the Iranian government media dependent Young Journalists Club recently quoted (although the report was removed from their website later) Lebanese daily, Al-Diyar as reporting, "while many people all across the world are protesting against the screening of the American movie that insulted the prophet of Islam, social media users say the Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, also protested against the movie. Facebook users shared a photo of Cristiano Ronaldo, the player of Real Madrid F.C. showing him holding a picture frame with Arabic writing on it that reads, 'There is no God but Allah'."

The report continued, "by doing this, the Portuguese superstar, who is a Catholic, wanted to show his objection to the distribution of this movie that insulted Mohammad, the prophet of Islam".

But what is the real story?

The reality is that, the photo was photoshopped! The photo was taken of him while receiving a picture frame of himself that his team-mates gave him as a gift.

This time again, the Islamic Republic media tried to provoke Iranian youth's feelings by distributing this made-up photo of a superstar soccer player to achieve their own religious purposes."

Patricia Martin (19)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:51 am
Let's be honest about Iran, because Iran isn't honest with us:

"For the past 30 years, Iranian women have been harassed, detained, fined, and threatened by the morality police, security forces, and zealots over their appearance. Women have fought back in different ways, including by pushing the boundaries of acceptable dress and criticizing the rules, which apply only to women.

Officially, the hijab is promoted as “protection” for women against evil in society. For many women, however, the hijab feels like a burden, an insult, a limitation of their freedom and an attempt to keep them under control.

Young girls often cite the mandatory hijab as one of the main reasons they want to leave Iran and move to another country. Women being mistreated by the police because of their hijabs have become a common scene on the streets of the Iranian capital and other cities, especially during the hot summer months when the hijab crackdown intensifies.

There have also been cases of women clashing with the morality police, including a number of cases that have been documented by citizen journalists and posted on YouTube."

More on the story:

Patricia Martin (19)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:58 am
More on Iran's exceptional paranoia and delusional thinking....

"Canada has “extremist government,” Iran says
September 10, 2012

Iran on Monday said Canada had a "neo-conservative extremist government" as it kept up a furious response to Ottawa's decision last week to cut diplomatic ties.

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi used that description in an interview with the Iranian parliament's website ( in which he also said the Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was "boundlessly defending international Zionism."

Canada last Friday made the surprise announcement that it had shut its Tehran embassy and was ordering the Iranian embassy in Ottawa closed by the middle of this week.

It said it took the step because it views Iran "as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today," citing Tehran's support of the Syrian regime, defiance over Iran's disputed nuclear program, anti-Israeli rhetoric, human rights violations, and alleged state sponsorship of terrorism.

It also highlighted the insecurity of its diplomats feel in Tehran after the British embassy was overrun by protesters during a state-organized demonstration in November last year, resulting in its closure.

Salehi said that Iran viewed Canada's decision as "irrational and unjustified."

He said Iran's nuclear program "is not a new issue" and added that, when it came to Syria, Western countries "help extremist groups massacre Syrians."

He also rounded on Canada for mentioning Iran's human rights record, saying that, "by cutting ties it is putting limitations on 400,000 Iranians residing in Canada—is this in line with observing human rights?"

Iran has threatened to take "adequate" retaliation over Canada's decision.

That began with Iran's parliament confirming in a statement that its speaker, Ali Larijani, had cancelled an October trip to Canada's city of Quebec to attend an inter-parliamentary conference.


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Joy Wong (88)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:04 am
Noted and signed.

Dave C. (237)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:09 am

I am not a pro-Iranian individual, but I am tired of the lying liars who want us to live in fear and not be able to move forward for a better world........lets stop being controlled by fear and the MID that profits from war.....time to work for peace and peaceful solutions....

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:38 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Ioannes J. (1)
Friday September 21, 2012, 8:10 am
Some people are the world lies. Some of American government lies like GOP too with cover up. Not just Iran.

Question always come to this. Why can Iran and some middle east countries (Syria) have Nuclear energy? Israel have nuclear. Is that some country can overpower, controlled or bullied other country with nuclear power in middle east. Some West country permit Allied to have nuclear and prohibit other country with nuclear power.

Is that balance of power or bullied / control other through suppression with resources and land?


Carrie B. (312)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:11 am
I always know when I have found an exceptional item to post because the right wing trolls come out to attack. Thanks guys and gals.

Rin S. (10)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:36 pm
Further proof that the media is unreliable

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 5:39 pm
Signed, sent & noted. Much thanks, Carrie!

Alexander Werner (53)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:02 pm
Even hard-core Canadian Liberals agree that severing ties with Iran is the right response for their lies, militancy, intervention to other Muslim countries and genocide intentions against Israel.

The question raised is, what were we doing there so far?

I boycott Iranian products for quite a while by now. Even Teheran mullahs, no matter how crazy there are, understand the language of money. Less money they get - more understanding they become.
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