Propaganda and the Iran-Nuke Deal

Consortium News has the article Propaganda and the Iran-Nuke Deal.

For years, the anti-Iranian propaganda in the U.S. media has been unrelenting, at times aided by the idiocy of certain Iranian officials. That one-sided presentation and the ignorance that it has engendered are now adding to the public confusion about the Iran nuclear deal, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes.

I post this for my own records when anybody questions my assertion about falling for propaganda against Iran. I don’t care so much how many others don’t even realize the lies they have been told and are currently still believing. If they don’t read this, there is nothing I can do about it.

Here is an interesting excerpt from the article.

The tactic also has repeatedly surfaced with what became the “24-day” issue on inspections. The provision in the agreement that was seized upon in that case has nothing whatever to do with inspection of Iran’s declared nuclear facilities, which will be subject to continuous monitoring. Even with undeclared, non-nuclear facilities the required advance notice is 24 hours, not 24 days.

As one who is quite aware of the propaganda campaign in this country to go to another war with Iran (the 1954 one wasn’t officially called a war), even I was caught up in the above propaganda a tad. I figured that the the meme had to be a misrepresentation, but I never suspected that the propagandists could make such a blatant lie as to claim 24 “days” instead of 24 “hours”.

I have subsequently read the statement touted in this article.

A gold standard for such education and explanation was set by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat who last week accompanied his announcement of support for the agreement with a remarkably thorough 5,200-word statement giving the reasons for his decision. The statement is one of the most insightful analyses of the relevant issues to come out of Congress or anywhere else, and it is very useful reading for any citizen looking for guidance and education on the subject. Not every member of Congress can be expected to be as thorough and diligent as Nadler has been, but he has shown what can be done along this line.

See my subsequent post on this Congressman Jerrold Nadler Statement on the P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It is amazing that a guy who says:

For years, the anti-Iranian propaganda in the U.S. media has been unrelenting

thinks this is a gold-standard of insightful analysis as opposed to some thoughtful analysis in a pit of mendacity and hysteria. This and my falling for 24 “days” that was really 24 “hours” shows how pernicious this propaganda is, even to the wary.

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