Friday, January 11, 2008

NOW SHOWING: "THE SON OF TONKIN"

Thomas Riggins

Here is all we need to know about the latest fabricated "incident" from the Persian Gulf. If you remember the Tonkin Bay "incident" you may want to sing a few lines of when will they ever learn.

The New York Times reported yesterday that the film we all saw on TV of the Iranian speed boats "confronting" the US Navy and threatening to "blow you up" was fake. That is the Navy and the Pentagon admitted "that the video and audio were recorded separately and then combined." That means all the major media broadcast a fake film.

The Times says of the audio that "the recording carries no ambient noise -- the sounds of a motor, the sea or wind -- that would be expected if the broadcast had been made from one of the five small boats that sped around the three-ship American convoy," With all their billions the Pentagon can't even make a good fake propaganda film. Pitiful.

1 comment:

normanmarkowitz said...

Tom, they will never learn until the working class dispenses with the capitalist class, and even then it will taken them a long time to come to terms with that.

Seriously, the Gulf of Tonkin is sinister analogy because there are many people in the U.S. today, and not only on the left, who fear that Bush will launch a war against Iran in an effort to save the right Republicans by whipping up a political war hysteria. That would have disastrous consequences for the American and Iranian peoples and the people of the world, but no one is putting it past this administration