Having read the recents reports on the bogus nature of the recent IAEA “intelligence” leaked to the Associated Press and subsequently reported in exclusive and “big story” nature regarding Irans nuclear program, it is becoming quite apparent that the source of the now ridiculed piece of “intelligence”, the now infamous nuclear graph is not being scrutinised.
Diplomatic Editor Julian Borgers recent report in the Guardian titled- “Israel suspected over Iran nuclear programme inquiry leaks” is a fine example, and this coming from our supposed left-wing press, the header insinuates there may be some information as to exactly how or why Israel is leaking such information, but, as with the vast majority of western media it does nothing of the sort and uses the report as another outlet to misinform and subvert the major issues at hand. Instead of enlightening the reader as to what Israel would be doing with a part of a confidential IAEA report we are fed the usual “unamed western diplomat” quotes and falsehoods, from the report…
There is widespread belief among western governments, Russia, China and most independent experts that evidence is substantial for an Iranian nuclear weapons programme until 2003. There is far less consensus on what activities, if any, have been carried out since. The IAEA inquiry has so far not found a “smoking gun”.
Of course anyone with a basic understanding of the IAEA and Iran will know this is a completely false statement, in both the 2007 and 2011 IAEA reports there was no sufficient evidence found to suggest Iran are developing nuclear weapons, why Borger decides to include consensus from before 2003 is anybodys guess, and is most likely used as another irrelevant bit of propaganda8, again skewing the facts and evidence to support the western narrative. Both the CIA and Mossad have both come to the same conclusion-that Iran is not attempting to develop nuclear weapons.
Yet Borger (and the majority of the western press) decides to concentrate his article on what the IAEA havent found, as opposed to the international intelligence communities’ consensus (minus Congress and Knesset hawks) that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons. Let alone addressing the issue the headline suggests. This tells a story of its own, but some important questions arise from the aftermath of the bogus graph, mainly, the negligence from western media in scrutinising and questioning the motives of its source.
1.) Why do Israel have access to IAEA report files? The report being confidential and Israel not being a part of the IAEA or NPT should make any discerning reporter ask this question.
2.) Why is western media so quick to use unverified pieces of intelligence from what are obviously biased sources with an agenda? Especially considering the west’s track record with trumpeting false intelligence that leads us into illegal war’s. Are’nt huge media corporations such as AP supposed to be objective?
3.) Why does our supposed left-wing press spout the same inflammatory falsehoods as Fox News et al with regard to Irans nuclear program?
4.) Why, after opening up their reactors to inspection and co-operating with the IAEA is Iran still under such scrutiny? Particularly from western media. When Israel’s nuclear program-now a foregone conclusion is not even up for debate.
5.) Why does Israel have the right to dictate to neighboring states when it continues to hide its own nuclear weapons and refuses to sign the NPT or join the Arab nations in the (MENWFZ)? Not to mention its continued oppression and occupation of the people of Palestine, multiple invasions in the region and continuing aggressive threats to several neighbouring states.
6.) Why do western people consider Iran as hostile? It hasnt invaded another state for over 200 years, lets not get into invasion comparisons. The west and its allies dont come close.
The answer to the last question can mainly be found in the article i refer to, but Borger and many other media outlets have failed to address any of the other pertinent questions. The continual mis-information on Iran’s nuclear program and IAEA reports is becoming more and more apparent to those of us that scrutinise our press. In the corporate MSM it has been so for quite some time, but i feel a distinct ratcheting up of the rhetoric and corresponding “news” here in the UK and a complete lack of attempt at objectivity even within our left-wing newspapers. Continual mainstream support for Israel in the recent Gaza crisis-regardless of evidence and civilian suffering. Lack of any criticism for its nuclear program-completely hidden from the world and the IAEA, censorship of dissidence and protest at Israels actions is all proof of the lobbying and inter-governmental power they hold not only in the US but within UK establishment, its media lackeys be they left or right are only happy to oblige in its continuing parrotting of “unnamed diplomatic sources”, unverified leaked intelligence a.k.a. propaganda and demonisation of Iran.