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A Bush in Obama's Clothing? UPDATE: Qom Site Clean

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At the last meeting of the antidemocratic Group of 20 (G20) in Pittsburgh on September 25th, 2009, US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy - the leaders of three of the four countries conspiring to attack Iran - announced to the world that they had exposed a "secret Iranian nuclear installation", an enrichment site called Fordo in the city of Qom that proved the country was engaged in deceptive and nefarious activities. They falsely claimed that Iran had violated its obligations under the NNPT, and demanded that Iran respect the law "or face the consequences".

Obama accuses Iran of building secret nuclear plant

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSUM00011520090925

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The media that dutifully parroted the same sort of lies about Iraq from Bush and his few "allies" repeated these hysterical claims without question, failing to ascertain or mention that the week previous, Iran had informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, about the site at Qom, and not only that, had made it a part of its new agreement with the IAEA, which allows for full inspections and permanent monitoring of the entire atomic energy program. Both actions exceeded the country's legal obligations.

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This episode proved that these politicians - like their predecessors - are willing to deceive the public in order to push us closer to war, and that the same media that not long ago apologized for the "mistakes" it made in the run-up to the Iraq war would once again act as a willing conduit for the lies emanating from the Extremists who've created the illusion of this crisis for the sole purpose of starting another senseless war of aggression.

Although these revelations did finally come out, the media did nothing to address its earlier failing, instead simply adjusting its wording in future reports - that remained just ambiguous enough to continue the deception - and acted as if the episode simply had never taken place.

When the IAEA's report on Qom was finally released to the IAEA Board, the Associated Press, and those media outlets that either regurgitate its stories reacted with hysterical headlines like these:

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"Iran's nuclear secrecy concerns UN watchdog"

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/11/16/iran-nuclear.html

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