Western Media: Iran, China, and Pakistan! Oh My!

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Ah, good ol’ Iran making ambiguous threats which are then used by the corporate media to hype up an irrational fear and support for a possible preemptive strike. The media’s Iran fearmongering was on a bit of a hiatus as they utilized their propaganda machine to focus on Libya, Syria, and Pakistan. However, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Aerospace Force gave the Western media plenty of murky possible threats to run with.

Replace lions, tigers and bears with Iran, China and Pakistan, then imagine Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow as the English, British and Israeli arms of the Western propaganda machine. I think they’d be better off just dubbing over that as their brand of fearmongering is even less effective. (The YouTube video cannot be embedded but can be seen here.)

The above linked Fox News piece is headlined, “Guard Chief: Iran Can Build Longer-Range Missiles,” while the article goes on to say they’re not doing it because they can already attack Israeli and American bases in the Persian Gulf. These remarks just happen to be delivered during massive Iranian war games stretching over 10 days, codenamed “Great Prophet 6.”

Iran has been flaunting their new underground missile silos which are designed to avoid satellite detection, among other intimidating weaponry during this extended exercise. This is very likely a reaction to the United States’ attempted missile defense shield program which would encircle the entire region. This plan was vocally opposed by Russia and the other nations that would have hundreds of ballistic missiles pointed directly at them.

The Western media has been putting pressure on the few nations that haven’t fully surrendered to globalist interests from every angle. This is especially apparent with the coverage of the latest Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting and the general rhetoric surrounding these nations.

During this meeting, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for an alliance against the Westsomething that the Western media ate up. Of course they sidelined the discussions of ending terrorism, bringing peace to the war-torn Middle East, and Ahmadinejad’s willingness to participate in six-party nuclear negotiations.

This isn’t the only fuel for the propaganda fire, the resurgence of the Agent.btz virus that coincidentally got major media coverage at the exact same time as the SCO meeting coverage, has been blamed on Russia and/or China. It is very clear that the growing rift between the Anglo-American machine and the rest of the world is growing at a rapid pace. China and America’s silent tug-of-war over Pakistan serves to further exemplify these issues.

If one wants to get an idea of what future targets will be and what is in store for us, one need look no further than the Western corporate media. Take the recent claim that Iran was involved in the attacks of September 11th, 2001 for example. There is also the heavy coverage of China and Pakistan moving closer together as the United States gets cut out of the relationship. One must also consider the fact that China pledged to immediately provide 50 JF-17 fighter jets to Pakistan in late May of this year.

Then there was the highly professional and coordinated siege on the military base in Karachi, Pakistan which resulted in the destruction of military equipment donated by the United States. This attack was quickly attributed to al Qaeda, but there are some unanswered questions about how exactly they pulled off such a sophisticated operation and how some of the attackers were able to escape. Apparently the Pakistanis found it a bit suspicious as well, as a former naval commando and his brother were detained in relation to the attack.

All of this seems to be pointing toward a possible conflict between the Western powers and the SCO nations, China and Iran especially. I find it hard to ignore the incessant fearmongering surrounding Iran, as when issues are hyped like this in the corporate controlled media, it usually means it is for a reason.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor is quoted by Fox News as saying, “This new Iranian bragging demonstrates once again the aggressive policies of the ayatollahs’ regime […] Not that we had any doubts prior to this statement. But this renewed threat makes it obvious why Iran is the No. 1 threat to this whole region and beyond.” It is interesting that Israel considers Iran the biggest threat to the region, while Israel has the largest nuclear stockpile of any nation in the region and recently said they were preparing for “extreme violence” in their second flotilla confrontation.

Similarly, there has been some hype surrounding the safety (or lack thereof) of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. The Pakistani government rejects these fears as “misplaced and unfounded” while the United States and the massive propaganda apparatus that supports the globalist interests driving America currently continues to use it as a way to put pressure on Pakistan.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies wrote in their 2009 report entitled, Study on a Possible Israeli Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Development Facilities,

“The purpose of [Israel’s] nuclear ambiguity policy was based on the belief that it had introduced an effective ―deterrence through uncertainty. Arab states were never sure that Israel would use a nuclear weapon in retaliation to it‘s (sic) survival in the event of a major war, or if any of the Arab states try to acquire a nuclear capability.”

Clearly the biggest threat to the region and one of the biggest causes of instability is the eternal insistence of the state of Israel to threaten and posture up to the nations that encircle it.

I refuse to selective cherry-pick what I give credence to in order to build a coherent picture that serves whatever purposes I might desire. This is exactly what is required to believe the picture that is being presented to us by the corporate special interest media. We are supposed to abandon logic and reason, ignore reports when they don’t align with the rest of the picture and most of all only believe what we are told to.

Furthermore, we are to only treat other countries as bullies or threats, when we conduct provocative military exercises at strategic times, it doesn’t count. We can only trust NATO and the other Western powers to tell us what reality is. All of this is the case because if you stop for a moment and look at all of the information and the massive money sink that is the military-industrial complex, you probably will stop believing a word that these people say.

By spreading articles like these around and making it clear to those in power that the “unwashed masses” aren’t quite as imbecilic as they would like, we can effectively hinder their geopolitical maneuvers. When everyone is aware of the gigantic propaganda machine that is the Western corporate media and the purpose it serves in creating justifications for war, along with the NGOs beholden to these same interests, they will have a much more difficult time selling unnecessary, unfounded, and illegal wars.

Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis database End The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. If you have questions, comments, or corrections feel free to contact him at admin@EndtheLie.com
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