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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:15 PM

Iranian news site pins Newtown shooting on ‘Israeli death squad’

The horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school last week was a “revenge killing in the United States sponsored by Israel” in response to international support for the Palestinians at the United Nations last month, an American journalist told Iranian Press TV on Tuesday.

Michael Harris, the financial editor at Veterans Today, a website littered with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conspiracy theories, charged in an internationally broadcast interview on the Iranian station that “Israel has been operating death squads.” Harris, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arizona, used the interview as a soapbox for an anti-Semitic rant against Israel and American Jews.

His statements were then featured as the headline of the video published on YouTube and on the news site’s homepage.

He claimed that Israeli revenge squads have been killing Americans since the January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that critically injured Jewish congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others and killed six. Harris also charged that Israel was behind the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting earlier this year in which 12 people were killed and 58 others were injured.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-news-site-pins-newtown-shooting-on-israeli-death-squad/

Crazy, and more than a little disturbing.

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Reply Iranian news site pins Newtown shooting on ‘Israeli death squad’ (Original post)
oberliner Dec 2012 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #1
leftofcool Dec 2012 #2
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #4
azurnoir Dec 2012 #5
oberliner Dec 2012 #19
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #21
zellie Dec 2012 #3
Behind the Aegis Dec 2012 #6
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #7
Behind the Aegis Dec 2012 #8
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #9
Behind the Aegis Dec 2012 #11
oberliner Dec 2012 #20
holdencaufield Dec 2012 #16
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #17
holdencaufield Dec 2012 #18
iej9595sregs Dec 2012 #22
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #13
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #12
Behind the Aegis Dec 2012 #14
listerineseptic59_a Dec 2012 #23
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #10
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #15
oberliner Jan 2013 #24
LeftishBrit Jan 2013 #25
oberliner Jan 2013 #26
LeftishBrit Jan 2013 #27

Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:21 PM

1. To which the teabaggers can reply:

"Shit, and I thought I was crazy!"

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:24 PM

2. Makes you wonder in Glen Beck is Iranian. Conspiracy theories are about the same.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:36 AM

4. Except it's not Press TV making the claim; it's an American Republican, Mike Harris

Press TV just provides the forum.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:40 AM

5. Thaks for pointing that out n/t

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

19. Except you are wrong

This is the headline:

Mossad death squads slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/20/279183/israeli-death-squad-massacred-us-children/

That is Press TV's headline on Press TV's website.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:14 PM

21. No, actually I'm not

Mike Harris of Veterans Today has exposed the pattern relating what happened there to earlier assaults: “This is exactly what Israel did in Norway; the political party that voted sanctions against Israel was retaliated against by a ‘lone gunman’ who killed 77 children. This is what Israel always does, they go after the children.


As I said, Press TV is providing forum for the nuttiness (looks like they have some unattributed Alex Jones in that article too), but the claim is being made by Mike Harris, of "Veterans Today."

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:53 PM

3. Right....really spreading the love.

 

nt

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:44 AM

6. A site often used here as a source, as is the subject as an author.

And the comments of "Matt Williams," , though I have seen them in plenty of places.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:57 AM

7. Oh, all sorts of sources are used here, BtA

Most of the worse ones get their share of derogation and smirks.

And you gotta love Avi Israel and his Mossad Squirrels. That's gold.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:02 AM

8. The Mossad Squirrels, etc. I almost peed my pants because I was laughing so hard!

I am pretty bad because I visualize things, and it was cracking me up!***

I know all types of sources are used, but the next time that asshole is used here, especially in regards to Israel, I am linking back to this thread.

*** For those that dont know what we are discussing (from one of the commenters)....

The Israeli Spy Vulture has been rescued from terrorist genocide camps in Sudan. Just hours a go Mossad dispatched its highly skilled rescue team of squirrels to release the captive Vulture. The elite team of Mossad Squirrels were dropped into Sudanese territory where they fought their way through to the Spy Vulture. After securing the Spy Vulture the Mossad Squirrels made their way clandestinely to the coast where American SEAL Team 5,682, a group of elite trained California Sea Lions picked them up on their back. The American California Sea Lions ferried the Mossad Squirrels and the Israeli Spy Vulture safely back to Israel. Netanyahu is expected to personally welcome home the Mossad Squirrels and award them with acorns. The Spy Vulture will undergo medical treatment before being allowed to return to civillian life. The American California Sea Lions of SEAL Team 5,682, expecting no reward for their endeavors have returned to base to begin training on their next mission. More at 11.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:03 AM

9. I don't think I've ever seen Michael Harris used as a source here.

Or... anywhere, really. Ever. Except for this one thing. Maybe if I followed the Republican gubernatorial campaigns of New Mexico more closely?

Edit: If you meant Veterans Today, it's been used as a source for some anti-Romney stories on DU... And pretty much every time, someone else points out what Veternas Today is. Still doesn't seem to be "cause for alarm" there

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:17 AM

11. It isn't "cause for alarm." I don't think I made any comment resembling that level of concern.

Harris has been used a few of times, mainly on DU2, but he has popped up a few times on DU3, as well. Most are from that bigot, Gordon Duff, creator of the site.

ETA: I just saw LB's comment. My use of "often" was incorrect, so I can see why you made the comment you did. It wasn't correct.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:38 PM

20. The source is Iran's Press TV - it has been used on this site

Not only did that source choose to interview Michael Harris, they also published this article with this headline:

"Mossad death squads slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook"

You can still see that as a direct headline on the Press TV website.

The have several other articles with the same theme from different contributors.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:29 PM

16. Ixnay on the Irrellsquay ...

 

... Mossad has been secretly teaching Krav Maga to squirrels for some time now -- so no talking about it in front of the oyimgay.


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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:39 PM

17. I call bullshit

That the Brazilian Roedor Brigada de Operações Especiais. As you can clearly see, they're practicing capoeira, not krav maga.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:05 PM

18. Capoeira -- the "Edele" of martial arts

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:18 AM

13. Yep. The Mossad Squirrels are just one step down from the Martian plesiosaurs!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:17 AM

12. I don't think 'often', but on checking, I've commented on them before

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:21 AM

14. Yes, "often" wasn't the correct word.

It was used multiple times at DU2, not as common at DU3, but I have seen more than few times it has been used.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:13 AM

10. Actually PressTV gave the nutters a platform, but it was VeteransToday that originated this

They are lunatics, and not of a nice sort. E.g. a truly vile article by Gilad Atzmon, attacking HopeNotHate (a British anti-racist organization which I support) and the Holocaust Education Trust. Another article calling David Cameron and William Hague Israeli agents. And an alternative theory proposed about the Newtown massacre is that the American government perpetrated it themselves in order to be able to reduce civilians' access to firearms.

They do quote someone's theory that is too nutty even for them: that President Obama regularly visits Mars for gay trysts, and was once nearly eaten by a carnivorous Martian plesiosaur.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:29 AM

15. Yeah, that's OBVIOUSLY nutty!



Those teeth are obviously for an icthyophage, and would be poorly-suited for handling a strong Kenyan man in his prime, even if he's juiced up on E and 40 straight hours of clubbing. I don't care if it's Mars or not, a Plesiosaur would simply lose that fight.

Now, a pliosaur, well, I might find that one believable!



That's one illegitimate-president-eating motherfucker, right there. Look at it, about to just gulp down those placodus like they're nothing.

...Seriously? Was that a "thing"? Holy shit, that sounds like it fell out of Time Cube...

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:33 AM

24. Zionist regime practising Nazi-style occupation policies: Madsen

Another "interesting" author who Press TV decided to "give a platform" to:

Excerpt:

Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis were fond of saying, "Heute Deutschland, morgen die Welt!" (“Today Germany, tomorrow the world!”), when describing the Nazi Party’s goals for global domination.

Many of Israel’s dominant political parties espouse the same goals for Zionism, which many observers believe take a page from the Nazi playbook when it comes to expansion not only in the occupied territories of Palestine but beyond to the Golan Heights of Syria, southern Lebanon, Sinai, eastern Libya, northern Iraq, and even further afield.

And check out this paragraph:

And any country where Jews once lived or played a role is seen as a potential area of expansion for some Zionists who dream of a one-world Zionist state.

And finally:

It is only a matter of time before Israel stakes a claim to Afghanistan as more oil and rare earth mineral reserves are discovered and as Western military forces retreat from the country. After all, some Jewish scholars claim the Pathans of Afghanistan and northwest Pakistan represent another “lost tribe of Israel.” Conveniently for Israel, many Pathans are also members of the Taliban.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/12/29/280759/israel-pursues-nazistyle-occupation/

This is what Press TV is all about.


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Response to oberliner (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:40 AM

25. PressTV is basically controlled by the Iranian government..

so I generally expect them to spout, and host, right-wing antisemitic lunacy.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:38 AM

26. Someone should tell George Galloway

He has had a regular show on PressTV.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:34 AM

27. No use telling Galloway anything; he's a complete prat

The fact that someone like that could get elected to anything is a sad indictment of the failings of our three main parties.

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