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Father Roy writes:   The article pasted below deserves a careful study.  What if the report is true?  Do you think it’s true?  Some folks are still asking where the faulty intelligence information about Iraq’s WMD program originated.  Richard Walker is the pen name of a former New York news producer.   Peace, Roy

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source: americanfreepress.net…

Mossad Ploy to Frame Iran Almost Works

By Richard Walker

For the past decade, Israel has successfully manipulated media coverage of the Iran nuclear issue but its latest attempt to use the Associated Press (AP) to feed the world bogus information hit a brick wall.

AP was recently ridiculed by leading scientists for recklessly publishing a ridiculous diagram supposedly hacked from computers running Iran’s nuclear industry. It purported to show Iranian scientists had been running a test to calculate the energy that would be released by an atomic bomb. A prominent scientist who examined the diagram said it was hardly worthy of a graduate engineering student. He likened it to basic diagrams found on the Internet explaining the workings of common software.

It was not the first time documents of this kind have found their way to the media. Similar ones were produced in 2000. Each time they were discreetly fed to journalists by “unnamed diplomats,” which most intelligent observers knew to be the Mossad. In some instances intelligence sources from Israel’s allies, particularly Britain and the United States, were involved.

The latest attempt to use fake intelligence to shape international opinion in favor of an Israeli strike against Iran followed a familiar pattern. Information was fed to AP journalist George Jahn, no stranger to the dissemination of questionable intelligence about Iran.

In March 2012, Jahn broke a story that the Iranians were deliberately cleaning up the Parchin site near Tehran of any traces of nuclear weapons testing. According to Jahn’s sources, which he said were unnamed diplomats from a country tracking Iran’s nuclear program, satellite images confirmed the movement of trucks and the dumping of a considerable amount of soil.

Most experts agreed the satellite images came from the Mossad. AP, however, failed to emphasize Parchin was a well-known conventional weapons facility. Scientists who examined the satellite images agreed they failed to prove Parchin was a nuclear facility. It was suspected the Mossad leaked the story to cover all its options, because the spy agency had obtained classified intelligence that International Atomic Energy Agency experts planned to inspect the site.

In May 2012, Jahn and AP were back in the headlines. This time Jahn claimed there was intelligence confirming Iran had an underground chamber to test a nuclear trigger. He produced a drawing that his unnamed sources told him had been made by someone who had knowledge of the Iranian nuclear facility.

Professor Muhammad Sahimi, an expert in chemical engineering at the University of Southern California, was the first to blast the story and especially the drawing. He said the drawings looked like “standard cylindrical tanks [that] were used to store gas/oil or other types of fuel in rural areas such as Parchin.”

AP is not alone in enabling Israel to use bogus intelligence to shape international opinion, however. Most of the U.S. mainstream media has blindly published fake intelligence from Israeli sources for decades.

Richard Walker is the pen name of a former N.Y. news producer.

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The following article appeared on the Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA) website on September 1st. ABNA is an Iranian site and one could be forgiven for assuming that the article may be less than objective in portraying Ban Ki Moon’s pro-Iranian stance. Even so, if the quotes attributed to him are correct it is certainly clear that the UN chief does not buy into the narrative of the US and NATO with regards to either Syria or Iran.

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Ban Ki-moon censures West’s threats against Iran’s nuclear energy program

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Iran’s kudos in the global arena and lashed out at the West’s threats against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Iran’s kudos in the global arena and lashed out at the West’s threats against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program
At a press conference on the final day of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday, Ban touched upon Iran’s nuclear issue and in a reference to the threats by Israel, the US and its Western allies against Tehran, he said, “I have condemned the threats by any member state to destroy or delegitimize another.”

“I have reminded the leaders … throughout the world to lower the volume and stop the provocation that can lead the area down a slippery slope of conflict,” he added.

“It is time for more reason and responsibility. I urge you all to resolve differences through peaceful means,” the UN chief pointed out.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the UN secretary general praised Iran’s cultural and historical grandeur and the country’s remarkable contributions to the humanity, saying, “Iran has enriched and nourished the human civilization for centuries. As a founding member of the United Nations, Iran has also greatly contributed to creative initiatives such as the ‘Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone’ and ‘dialogue among civilizations’.”

He also lauded Iran’s continued efforts to assist the Afghan nation during the US-led war in country as well as “hosting and protecting millions of Afghan refugees.”

The UN secretary-general alluded to Iran’s rotational presidency of the NAM, adding, “This is a very important opportunity for Iran to not only raise its political profile in the international community, but also demonstrate their leadership to exercise a moderate and constructive role in the regional and international issues.”

Ban described his visit to Iran and participation in the NAM summit as “very useful and very constructive.”

The UN chief pointed to his constructive talks with the Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas in Tehran and expressed “frustration” over the standoff in negotiations between Palestine and Israel.

Referring to the ensuing crisis in Syria, Ban called on all the opponent parties to stop violence and urged the international community to facilitate diplomatic efforts and lend support to the efforts by UN-Arab League’s new peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, in an attempt to bring peace to Syria.

All the parties must stop violence. All those players who may be providing arms to both sides — the government and the opposition — must stop. Any militarization of the situation will only prolong this tragic situation and will press the Syrian people into further misery,” the UN chief pointed out.