Thursday, November 08, 2007

IDF Approved Script

If the US or Israel launches a preemptive war against Iran, NPR will have blood on its hands. This morning, four minutes and twenty-two seconds into the little five minute news "summary" that runs at the top of the hour Paul Brown read this:

"Israel's Defense Minister says Israel must consider possible military action to stop Iran's nuclear program. He spoke after Iranian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran has 3000 operational centrifuges for enriching nuclear fuel. Ahmadinejad has called for the elimination of Israel."

This is pure Neocon/Israel Defense Forces rubbish, and NPR knows it. Masbrow has commented on this phony "elimination of Israel" mistranslation. Juan Cole, way back in May of 2006 (!) noted that "gullible and frankly lazy and very possibly highly biased reporters" for the major news outlets were doggedly spreading the mistranslation. It's maddening to have to keep pointing out this utter IDF/Neocon propaganda - but the lie has a virulent life of its own and the cost of ignoring it is very high.

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