A Nuke Too Far?

When you’re shilling for a war in Iran as regularly as the Washington Times does, you’re constantly making up allegations centering around what anonymous officials totally bet is the case. That and hiring artists to make caricatures of an Ayatollah made of nukes.

The downside to doing this for so long is that your stories have to be bigger and scarier every time, and after years upon years of “Iran totally almost has nukes” being the slogan, they had to up the ante.

So now, with former CIA spy “Reza Kahlili” taking the byline and a convoluted story that would make Tom Clancy blush filling in the details, the Washington Times is now reporting, as though it is absolute fact, that Iran “already has nuclear weapons.”

Putting aside the nonsensical story for a minute, neither Kahlili nor the Times appears to understand that if Iran not only has nuclear weapons but, as they claim, has had them for many years, the whole narrative they’ve been pushing about such a weapon being an imminent threat in the hands of Iran is proven false by them never using these supposed Soviet surplus nukes.

  • El Tonno

    More "Jumping the Shark" from the regular clown outfit and Moon vehicle called "the Washington Times".

    And "Western intelligence has known it for years", too.

    Amazingly, their knowledge wasn't enough to give the Cheney/Bush combo enough ammunition to start the attack on Iran, which they were just itching to do.

  • JohnDowser

    So much fantasy has not been broadcasted on a major news outlet since, I dunno, Orson Well's "War of the Worlds" on October 30 1938, CBS radio. Not counting Fox of course.

    Of course, that was radio drama and apart from some people fleeing their homes, no real damage was done. Although surely no one will run out of their house here, one can wonder how many readers and journalists will flee out of their mind by even considering in the slightest this attempt to invoke some kind of Cuba missile crisis atmosphere on us.

    Is this opinion piece a sign of desperation from a war conspiracy or a sign of major news outlets becoming the equivalent of Speaker's Corner, Hide Park, London? Final sign of intellectual bankruptcy in both cases.

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