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Demonising Iran conveniently hides uncomfortable truths for the West


THE MAINSTREAM media narrative of events unfolding in Iran has been set out for us as clear as a fairytale: an evil dictatorship has rigged elections and now violently suppresses its country's democrats, hysterically blaming foreign saboteurs the while. But the Twitter generation is on the right side of history (in Obama's words), and could bring Iran back within the regional circle of moderation. If only Iran becomes moderate, a whole set of regional conflicts will be solved.

I don't mean to minimise the importance of the Iranian protests or the brutality of their suppression, but I take issue with the West's selective blindness when it gazes at the Middle East. The "Iran narrative" contains a dangerous set of simplicities which bode ill for Obama's promised engagement, and which will be recognised beyond

Added: Jun-28-2009 Occurred On: Jun-28-2009
By: dan_man_
Iraq, Iran, News, Middle East
Tags: Iran, hypocricy, Obama, media, western media, zionist, zionism, torture, doublespeak, propaganda, twitter, MSM, mainstream media, BBC, ABC, Fox, MSNBC, coup, coup detat, CIA
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