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DF claims Tehran "put Gaza Strip Islamists and/or Palestinian proxies together with a Sinai al Qaeda cell for a coordinated attack on Egyptian and Israeli military targets to avenge the presence of al Qaeda" in Syria.
The accusation is ludicrous on its face. Iran has no ties to Al Qaeda. Both sides are enemies, not allies. Washington uses Al Qaeda to advance its imperium. Tehran strongly opposes it. So do other nations seeking peace.
Nonetheless, accusations persist about Iranian/Al Qaeda ties. Bush administration officials repeated them. So do members of Obama's administration, congressional neocons, and Israeli extremists. Evidence isn't presented because none exists.
Big Lies repeated enough gain traction. Truths are suppressed or ignored. Churchill once said "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth (gets) its pants on." Today it circulates instantly.
Goebbels said "(i)f you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."
"(T)ruth is the mortal enemy of the lie," he added, "and thus by extension, (it's) the greatest enemy of the State."
Manufactured reality and fake enemies go hand in hand. Washington and Israel get away with murder.
On August 5, ahead of the 67th anniversary of the dawn of the nuclear age, Francis Boyle called Hiroshima and Nagasaki criminal nuclear deterrence.
Humanity flirts with "self-extinction as a species" along with other forms of intelligent life, he warned. Atom-bombing Japan twice lawlessly "constituted crimes against humanity and war crimes...."