Media Advisory: Iran, Nukes and the Failure of Skepticism

16 November 2011 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Iraq all over again?

Much of the corporate media coverage of a new UN report on Iran strongly asserts that Iran is close to building nuclear weapons. But the International Atomic Energy Agency report does not actually arrive at that conclusion, and many critics contend that the speculations that are in the report are misguided.

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WMD deja-vu: Iran replaces Iraq — RT

16 November 2011 — WMD deja-vu: Iran replaces Iraq — RT

America’s whipping up hysteria over the Iranian nuclear program, with the same figures that used to accuse Iraq of possessing chemical and nuclear weapons now repeating themselves with frenetic conviction.

­Iran has long been a hot topic in the West and anti-Iranian sentiments are at a high right now, so – with a little help of some dubious ‘expert’ analysis – it could follow in Iraq’s footsteps.

Many remember Senator John McCain giggling ‘Bomb Iran… bomb, bomb, bomb…’

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The IAEA Report on Iran is based on Fake Intelligence. IAEA "Soviet Nuclear Scientist" Never Worked on Weapons BY Gareth Porter

11 November 2011 — Global ResearchIPS – 2011-11-09

The report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published by a Washington think tank Tuesday repeated the sensational claim previously reported by news media all over the world that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist had helped Iran construct a detonation system that could be used for a nuclear weapon.

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