posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:44 AM
On a general note...
People are taking a hideous black/white attitude about all this.
Either the US or Iran is evil. We must have our good and bad guys.
How about recognising the faults on both sides? Iran isn't a democracy. Neither is the US, in any real sense.
Yes, there are people in Iran who want more freedom: but getting into bed with the US ain't gonna get them anywhere, as those who are conversant with
history know all too well.
I don't see a great deal of Iranian propaganda. I do see a LOT of anti-Iranian propaganda, enough to make me certain that the UK media is being used
to demonise Iran.
Anyone who remembers the desperate (and utterly failed) efforts to show how UK troops were mistreated by the Iranians when our lads and girls were
mucking about in their territory, understands the workings of propaganda. The media tried so, so hard to come up with any instances of
mistreatment... there'd be a headline that would suggest torture, and then you'd read the story and you'd find out that someone had been
blindfolded for a while. Hype in the headline, no substance in the story.
And, yes, the BBC has become a pitiful sock-puppet for the UK and US administrations. Anyone who's seen their 9/11 coverage will understand that.
In 1988, the BBC did a special documentary for the 25th anniversary of the JFK hit. It was superb. If that documentary got made today, it would
be pouring scorn on people who think that there was US government involvement in the hit. Back then, they were really hot on every aspect of the
case, and gave a loooong list of people who'd died in mysterious circumstances before they could testify either before the Warren Commission or
These days they'd try and debunk it like good little sock puppets.