Posts tagged : "anti-Iranian propaganda"

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Freedom of speech has become a propaganda slogan

Freedom of speech has become a propaganda slogan

  Kourosh Ziabari - Andre Vltchek (visit his website here) is a prominent progressive, anti-war novelist, writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in Soviet Union but consequently became a naturalized U.S. citizen. As a novelist and playwright, he wrote books such as " Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad" and "Ghosts of Valparaiso" which were translated into several languages. His articles have appeared on such news websites and papers as Counterpunch, Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, China Daily, Irish Times and Japan Focus. He has also been interviewed by Chinese, South African, Turkish, French and Russian newspapers. Vltchek believes that Iran's nuclear program...

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U.S. now overtly supports MKO’s terrorist operations

U.S. now overtly supports MKO’s terrorist operations

  Kourosh Ziabari - In a flagrant show of hostility toward the Iranian nation and a clear exercise of double standards in dealing with international terrorism, the U.S. Department of State has just removed the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. MKO which was established on September 5, 1965 is a terrorist cult which assisted Saddam Hussein in the 1980s war with Iran and killed more than 40,000 innocent Iranian civilians. It's also responsible for the assassination of several high-ranking Iranian officials in the first years of Islamic Revolution and also 5 Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010. The U.S. government claimed that MKO has not been involved in any terrorist...

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Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit

Kourosh Ziabari - The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it's in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run mainstream media at the Tehran summit can be explained. During the one-week meetings of the experts, foreign ministers and heads of state and government of the NAM member states, several high-ranking delegations from 120 countries in the five continents traveled to Tehran to take part in what is seen to be the most important diplomatic gathering of the world after the UN General Assembly. This gigantic international gathering which was unprecedented in Iran's political history took...

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Canada-Iran tensions: Why Israel is so happy

Canada-Iran tensions: Why Israel is so happy

Kourosh Ziabari - In a frantic and unexpectedly hysterical decision made on September 7 (2012), the Canadian government suspended all its diplomatic ties with Iran, closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered the Iranian diplomats to leave the Canadian soil in 5 days. The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird made an unbelievably offensive statement, calling Iran "the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today." He cited reasons such as the 2011 attack of Iranian students on the British embassy in Tehran, Iran's support for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its alleged failure in making confidence with regards to its nuclear program as the basis for breaking off the diplomatic relations with...

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The war on Iran is already underway

The war on Iran is already underway

Kourosh Ziabari - Economic sanctions, psychological warfare, media propaganda, threats and assassinations; what other sort of evidence one may need to believe that the United States, Israel and their European allies have already started their much liked war against Iran and that this unjustifiable war is taking its toll on the innocent, ordinary Iranian citizens? They say that they have a problem with Iran's nuclear program; that Iran's nuclear activities aren't transparent; that they fear Iran may one day develop nuclear weapons; that Iran may some day drop atomic bombs on Israel and that Iran poses a threat to global peace and security. But this is not really the case. Perhaps the American journalist and radio host, Mark Glenn, has...

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Average American knows very little about daily life in Iran

Average American knows very little about daily life in Iran

Kourosh Ziabari - American journalist and photographer Nile Bowie believes that the reality of Iran is absolutely different from what the Western mainstream media portray of it. "I would stress that Iran is an extremely safe country to travel through, and anyone who visits will certainly leave with more accurate perceptions than what Western media attempts to depict," he said in an interview with Tehran Times. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nile Bowie writes for the Canadian Center for Research on Globalization. Last week, Bowie and a group of American tourists traveled to Iran to visit the country's different cities, historical villages and cultural sites. He took numerous pictures of Iran and provided us with some of them for...

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CIA is the foremost criminal organization in the world

CIA is the foremost criminal organization in the world

Kourosh Ziabari - American journalist and political commentator Sherwood Ross believes that CIA is the world's foremost criminal organization and that the anti-Iranian sanctions of the United States and its European allies are contrary to the principles of human rights. "Iran is one of the world's most peaceful nations. It has not made war on a neighbor in modern times. Its crime is oil. The U.S. overthrow of the elected government of Iran in 1953 came about at the behest of the UK, whose British Petroleum antecedent was driven from the country for cheating the Iranians out of their fair share of the proceeds from the sale of oil," he says. Sherwood Ross is an award-winning journalist who formerly worked for the City News Bureau of...

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Independent nations must move toward New World Order

Independent nations must move toward New World Order

  Kourosh Ziabari - Prof. Jean Bricmont is a renowned Belgian public intellectual, theoretical physicist, philosopher of science and a professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. A progressive author, he has cooperated with the leading American thinker Noam Chomsky on a variety of anti-war causes. In 2007, he wrote an article in French discussing the possibility of a US invasion of Iran. One of his famous books is "Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science" which he has co-written with Alan Sokal. In this book, they talk about a number of issues, including the allegedly incompetent and pretentious usage of scientific concepts by a small group of influential philosophers and...

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Delisting MKO: U.S. officially taking up arms against Iran

Delisting MKO: U.S. officially taking up arms against Iran

Kourosh Ziabari - In an act of unequivocal and explicit hostility toward Iran, the United States took the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) off its list of foreign terrorist organizations on Friday, September 28, showing its unconditional support to the sworn enemies of the Iranian nation straight from the shoulder. The U.S. government announced the decision a few days after the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted a file of classified information about the terrorist cult to the Congress. The decision was made under the pretext that MKO has not carried out any terrorist operation over the past 10 years. This controversial announcement which bespeaks of the United States' undeniable animosity with the Iranian people...

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Four myths about Iran which need to be debunked

Four myths about Iran which need to be debunked

Kourosh Ziabari - It’s not my words, but I’ve learnt it from tens of foreign tourists, journalists and academicians who have traveled to Iran in the recent years, that Iran is the most misrepresented and misunderstood country in the world. In a concerted and mischievous attempt, the world’s mainstream media have started to pull out all the stops in order to portray Iran a dangerous, abnormal, weird and horrible country which is seeking to develop nuclear weapons in order to annihilate Israel. Iranians are brazenly depicted as fanatics, terrorists and uncivilized people and the whole Iran is shown as an out-of-the-way desert in which no trace of civilization, urban life and modernity can be found. Demonizing and isolating Iran...

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Sanctions are some kind of warfare used by the U.S. and allies

Sanctions are some kind of warfare used by the U.S. and allies

Kourosh Ziabari - American political author says that the United States and its allies impose sanctions against independent nations in order to destabilize those countries, create political chaos there and install puppet regimes which are subservient and obedient to them. “Sanctions are indeed a form of warfare used by the United States and its European satellites. The very purpose is to make the population suffer, so that the people will turn against their own leaders, throw them out, and accept leaders more acceptable to Washington. That has been the purpose of sanctions against Cuba for decades. It was the purpose of sanctions against Serbia and against Iraq,” said Diana Johnstone in an interview with Tehran Times earlier...

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