Gotta say it. Iran, and no "spokesperson" there, is threatening war with America.
Once again the American media is latching onto every bite-sized clipped quote, a few words is the maximum, translated from a Persian - known for its's flowery ways - and converting it into warmongering bite sized consumption by warmongerors everywhere.
War propaganda is still propaganda, and of the worst kind, and if anyone doubts America and American media is not fully capable of massive and coordinated war this someone has not been paying attention, or perhaps has forgetten about Iraq. War propaganda always relied heavily on amnesia and cartoonish pre-conditioned notions of "the enemy".
In example, the impoverished Houthis "bombed" an oil tanker??...with what, Houthi slingshots and rubber dinghies? And why would anyone do that?
All you need to know is, Remember The Dixie Chicks! Remember hard!
"Do not believe all you see and read" is actually good advice, as someone infamously recently repeated and bellowed out, if not taken to extremes.
"For those who dont recall the controversy: In March 2003, the Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines, along with sisters Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire were one of the most successful acts in country music history. While on tour in London promoting their hit album Home, Maines started bantering with the audience at Shepherds Bush Empire. It was the eve of the Iraq War.
Just so you know, were on the good side with yall, Maines said to the crowd. We do not want
this war, this violence, and were ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.
The Guardian published her comments, and when the quotes made their way back home to the United States, they caused a firestorm. Country radio stations were deluged with phone calls from fans to stop playing their music. Some protesters destroyed their CDs. Their tour sponsor dropped out. They got death threats.
The trio, who released one more Grammy-winning album (with the pointed song Not Ready to Make Nice) before going their separate ways, was effectively blacklisted by the country music industry.
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and should be hysterical by this point.