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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:33 PM

The Iranian Press TV is blaming "Israeli death squads" for the Sandy Hook shootings

This is a pretty widely read source (Press TV) out of Iran with an English edition. I find it incredibly disturbing that they would put out an article like this. If anyone has ever thought of PressTV as a legitimate source for news, please reconsider.

Here is a link to the article. Read at your own peril:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/18/278706/israeli-squads-tied-to-newtown-carnage/

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Reply The Iranian Press TV is blaming "Israeli death squads" for the Sandy Hook shootings (Original post)
oberliner Dec 2012 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #1
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #3
ananda Dec 2012 #4
still_one Dec 2012 #2
sufrommich Dec 2012 #5
SidDithers Dec 2012 #6
Nevernose Dec 2012 #7
cali Dec 2012 #8
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #9
oberliner Dec 2012 #12
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #10
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #11
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #14
oberliner Dec 2012 #15
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #17
SidDithers Dec 2012 #19
oberliner Dec 2012 #16
LiberalArkie Dec 2012 #13
Separation Dec 2012 #18

Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. A ridiculous conspiracy theory.

I do wonder, though, why Adam Lanza was so determined to destroy the hard disk on his computer. There is clearly information on there he didn't want known.

Edited to make it absolutely clear that I don't buy into this Press TV lunacy.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:40 PM

3. Not the right thread for that comment you ought to delete

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

4. He was definitely communicating with someone and..

.. visiting sites that he didn't want people to know about.

I really don't think he was conspiring with Israelis to
commit terrorism over here, though.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. I do not even know what press tv is, however, comments like this from from a screwed up regime

should not surprise anyone

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

5. Stay classy, Iran. nt

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

6. Will this finally put to rest the notion that presstv is a legitimate news source?...

I doubt it. But I'll bookmark this thread for the next time someone uses it here.

Sid

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:42 PM

7. A former Facebook friend said it was an ATF hit squad

A former Facebook friend said it was an ATF hit squad, sent by Obama to steal our guns. Remember the nutter theory about how he was just waiting for the second term?

This lady is so nice and normal in person, a schoolteacher, and so incredibly batshit crazy on Facebook.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

8. OK, that's the most insane conspiracy theory ever.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

9. It actually looks like it was some kind of chain letter they reposted as an article. Check...

....out the phrase "Is it a coincidence that Nancy Lanza’s brother is Kingston Police" in Google.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:52 PM

12. Sad that they would run it as some kind of legitimate-seeming article

Maybe someone will write to them and get them to pull the story.

Probably too late in a sense, though, since the "meme" will already be out there.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:48 PM

10. I'm trying to see if Mike Harris actually said this stuff

All I can find about the guy is that he was an "also-ran" in the 2006 primary

Republican though, so that inherently carries all sorts of crazy with it.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:50 PM

11. See my post above yours. It's like a chain letter or something.

I'm not sure what the right word for it is but if you search on (at least) the phrase I did, it appears the whole "article" pops up in a bunch of different places way before it was at the RT site.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:00 PM

14. Gordon Duff, the writer, claims at the end to have spoken to Harris

So Duff (of 'Veterans Today', another source that is as bad as Press TV) is claiming this directly, without just 'hearing it from someone else'. I can't work out what the "internationally televised news broadcast" is meant to be, though. Press TV itself?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:23 PM

15. There's an interview with him on the Press TV site

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:45 PM

17. Wow - even worse that the excerpts

Looking at Harris's bio on Veterans Today, he doesn't talk about any link to the Republican party. He is, however, a supporter of David Duke ("Mr. Duke is best known for the human rights work he has done around the world ... Today he is held as a political prisoner of Soviet/Communist Jews who have infiltrated the German government" ). No surprise there.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:54 PM

19. Oh. Gordon Duff...

should have known. He's a rabid anti-Semite, holocaust denier, conspiracy theorist. I'm not going to link to his site, but here's the caption on one of the pictures of the Auschwitz Holocaust Museum.

Here, the phony Auschwitz gas chamber is nothing more than the former morgue for the SS hospital behind it and was later converted into a bomb shelter. The smokestack, not even connected to the building, was added after the war as a prop for photos taken from the other side.


That's pretty indicative of his "work".

The fact that presstv host this fucking asshat is another reason that they should never, ever be used as a serious source.

Sid

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:24 PM

16. No it's not

There's a new interview with Mike Harris on Press TV.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:27 PM

13. I guess it is more realistic than some of the crap I have heard.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:49 PM

18. That's just about as crazy

As the crap coming out of the fundies here in the states.

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