Media Disinformation and the Houthis

Global Research, September 23, 2019

There is another twist in the Iran vs. Saudi Arabia narrative, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Dion Nissenbaum

@DionNissenbaum

Exclusive at @WSJ: Are Houthi fighters in Yemen breaking ranks with Iran? After claiming to have carried out strike on Saudi that US officials say was launched from Iran, Houthis tell diplomats another strike may be coming. And not from them. https://www.wsj.com/articles/yemeni-rebels-warn-iran-plans-another-strike-soon-11569105344 

Yemeni Rebels Warn Iran Plans Another Strike Soon

Yemeni Rebels Warn Iran Plans Another Strike Soon

Houthi militants in Yemen have warned foreign diplomats that Iran is preparing a follow-up strike to the missile and drone attack that crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil industry a week ago, people familiar…

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The Houthis were never particularly close to the mullahs in Iran, a fact admitted by none other than Foreign Policy, an establishment magazine and website once owned by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (sic), and later the crown jewel of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird, The Washington Post. The website is run by Democrat “humanitarian interventionists,” so a differing with the neocons is to be expected.

Until now, and apart from Tehran’s strong pro-Houthi rhetoric, very little hard evidence has turned up of Iranian support to the Houthis. There has been evidence of some small arms shipments and, likely, military advice from Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guard officers, who may have helped the Houthis in firing missiles into Saudi territory and targeting Saudi vessels in the Red Sea. Meanwhile, U.S. and British military and intelligence support to the Saudi-led coalition exceeds by many factors any amount of support the Houthis have received from Tehran.

The War Street Journal story seems to have an attribution issue. However, that’s not a problem for the neocons. They’re accustomed to telling lies and inventing fabrications prior to attacking their enemies, which are Israel’s enemies. The WSJ did its part, along with WaPo and NYT, to demonize Saddam Hussein, provide cover for the invasion of his country, and have him hanged. Ditto Muammar Gaddafi sodomized with a bayonet.

Sana Saeed

@SanaSaeed

confused why ‘Iranian-backed Houthis’ are itching for a US strike against Iran.

source is only identified as “people familiar with the matter” and “these people”. Not actually Houthis, whose spokesman said they hadn’t delivered any such warning. https://apple.news/A01zREjC0RvCUhZ8P_GObnw 

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On Sunday, Mike Pompeo—Trump’s intrepid anti-Iran fanatic, “malignant manatee,” and secretary of state—took to Fox News to talk about the report.

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John Roberts asks Mike Pompeo about reports that Houthis warn Iran is preparing a follow-up strike.

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Jake Morphonios@morphonios

says the oil attack was an act of war by . He added that even if the carried out the attack, Iran is still guilty because they supplied the weapons. By that logic, the USA is guilty of GENOCIDE against for supplying the weapons to the Saudis.

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Au contraire, Mr. Manatee—the “whole world” knows the “bad actor” is the United States in league with Israel and Saudi Arabia.

But then these guys just can’t help it, they’re serial liars and deceivers.

Arash Karami

@thekarami

So many problems in this article. Houthis took credit for 1st attack, why would they now claim Iran is planning *follow up* attack? Either Houthis lied the 1st time or are lying now or these US sources who are not attributed in anyway just made this up for a gullible US press.

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I would argue the corporate media is not gullible—it is complicit in war crimes.

Meanwhile, Pompeo—who admitted earlier this year he is a liar, cheater, and thief—is working closely with the medieval Wahhabi kingdoms and Princeling Mohammed Bone Saw to figure out a way to get a war going even as Trump stands on the brakes, fearing an election loss.

Finally, the war propaganda is becoming seriously bizarre. Here we have “Stop Extremism,” a group that is active on Twitter and Facebook, basically claiming the Houthis are responsible for the evolving humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Heartbreaking stories of more than 3 million starving to death as a result of the civil war by -backed Houthis militias.

More than 8 million children are on the edge of the abyss due to hunger and disease.

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Kurt Nimmo writes on his blog, Another Day in the Empire, where this article was originally published. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

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