It calls Iran "the world's leading sponsor of terror and is racing toward a nuclear weapons capability."
"Through its proxy armies of Hizballah in Southern Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip and insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iranian regime is supporting terrorists carrying out daily attacks on American troops and Israeli civilians."
Accusations like these and others come straight from its propaganda 101 handbook. Waging war depends first on selling it. Enlisting public support is key. Mind manipulation engineers consent.
Enemies are invented. Truth is suppressed. Fear is stoked. National security issues are raised. Patriotism and democratic values are stressed.
Dovish voices are silenced. Hawks are featured prominently. All wars are based on lies. Truth promotes peace.
Campaigns now call for attacking Syria and Iran. Conquest alone matters. Catastrophic consequences aren't considered. Most people haven't a clue what's at stake.
Media scoundrels build momentum for war. An August 2 Washington Post editorial headlined "The lessons of failure in Syria," saying:
Assad "was never serious about peace...." He remains "determined to crush the opposition...." Russian President Vladimir Putin backs him. Diplomacy failed.
Assad "matched his father's record of despotism: He is willing to slaughter an unlimited number of his own people in order to cling to power."