Where to Look?
Since recently I am a customer of the Asia Times Online. There is an interesting article in the current issue: A Falkland War in the Persian Gulf, by Kaveh Afrassiabi, starting with “Rejoice! Rejoice” words of the Iron Lady. In a war over semantic paragraph you’ll learn for instance that the term “Kidnapped sailors” is used on CNN but not on CNN international. This article sums up some of the holes of the story, notably Craig Murray, former British ambassador’s criticism of “Blair government’s lies in “doctoring” the “faked maps“.
Update: The Fanonite has a series of posts about the sailors:
Iran Roundup: “Iran’s official news agency defied British calls to stop publishing images of the captives”, the Guardian reports …” moving on after the semantic dispute!
The Persian Gambit
Call That Humiliation? or here at the Guardian
Iran Update: Down the Memory Lane, April 4th
Another recommendable read is Attack on Iran is the next step in divide an conquer of Middle East, by Daan de Wit, Atlantic Free Press.
This article develops around Seymour Hersh‘s important expose: Redirection. It also includes some recent developments as well as some of the background with an emphasis on what appropriate questions are not being posed.
Brzezinski is quoted: ‘I am perplexed by the fact that major strategic decisions seem to be made within a very narrow circle of individuals – just a few, probably a handful, perhaps not more than the fingers on my hand. And these are the individuals, all of whom but one, who made the original decision to go to war [with Iraq], and used the original justifications to go to war.’
… reference is made to NYT reporter Suskind quoting a White house aide: … ”We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”’
Vanity Fair sums up this idea in From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq.