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The CIA and Hollywood episode 7 Argo

Pearse and Tom round off season 1 looking at the 2012 Oscar winning historical drama Argo, which is based on a real life exfiltration operation during the Iranian revolution.  We discuss the CIA’s almost too-obvious involvement in the film, the background of how the story was declassified and turned into a movie including the shadowy figures of producer David Klawans and writer Chris Terrio.  We stick the boot into Ben Affleck and his film, not just for its ‘Reel Bad Arabs’ racism but also its outrageous and possibly intentional historical inaccuracy.  We analyse the weirdest Oscars ceremony ever, where Argo producers Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov won the Best Picture award, before wrapping up by reflecting back on season 1 of this series and briefly looking forward to season 2.

Download The CIA and Hollywood ep. 7

Show Notes:

Argo (full film)

Argo Declassified

The CIA and Hollywood connection – Argo making of

Argo: Inside story

A Classic Case of Deception

How the CIA used a fake sci-fi flick to rescue Americans from Tehran

Jimmy Carter on Argo film

Ben Affleck changes postscript for Ken Taylor

Ben Affleck’s new film ‘Argo’ upsets British diplomats who helped Americans in Iran

New Zealand’s role in Iran crisis tainted in Affleck’s new film

Argo commentary and Q&A with Tony and Jonna Mendez

Ben Affleck Oscar speech

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 13 “Iran, 9/11, and the death of Ariel Sharon with Ryan Dawson”

For today’s podcast we had the great pleasure of speaking with Ryan Dawson of Anti-Neocons Report.  We had a wide ranging discussion about Iran, the death of Ariel Sharon, 9/11, JFK,  and much more.

Download PPR episode 13

Show notes:

ancreport.com

War by Deception

Decades of Deception

A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties

Music:

Suicide – “Rocket USA”

Suicide – “Ghost Rider”

Netanyahu and Zionists are really missing Ahmadinejad

The newly elected President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addressed the UN general assembly today.  In his speech he laid out his vision for Iran and it’s tenuous relationship with the United States.  While his speech talked about peace, negotiations, an ending to the brutal sanctions imposed on his country and his further insistence (backed up by numerous reports) that Iran is not and never was attempting to develop nuclear weapons, Netanyahu and his cadre of psychotic Zionist warmongers were non too pleased.  Netanyhu proclaimed to all that would hear him that Rouhani is nothing but a liar.  His “charm offensive” is all a rouse to ingratiate himself with the political establishment in the West, while continuing to build nuclear bombs; of course so he and the other “mad mullahs” can destroy the world and procreate with virgins in the after life.  If this all sounds familiar its because its the same load of shit that Netanyahu always says.  You see it really doesn’t matter whom the Iranian people elect for president.  If it’s not a subservient dog that licks the boots of US and Israeli leaders then it must mean that he is hell bent on bringing about a second Holocaust.

Netanyahu in fact loved Ahmadinejad.  With Ahmadinejad he had a lose cannon who often angered the globalists.  Ahmadinejad was the perfect tool for the Israelis to use to prove to the world that Iran was full of nut jobs whose sole purpose in life was to kill Israelis.  Rouhani on the other hand is smart, diplomatic, and yes charming.  Rouhani represents not just a new moderate leader in Iran, but a completely new policy with in the Islamic Republic.  The “mad mullahs” are not mad enough to have their nation and people obliterated by the US and Israeli war machine.  Hence why they backed Rouhani.  Netanyhu who is actually hell bent on a messianic crusade to rid the world of all the Muslims who are not slaves to the Israeli war machine has lost his best friend.  He no longer has his punching bag.  So what does he do?  He simply states that Rouhani is a fraud. A fraud that must feel the destructive force of the US/Israeli war machine.  The “all options on the table” approach that the Unites States has taken can roughly be translated to: still keeping the option of using a nuclear weapon on Iran .  As with the fake peace negations Israel conducts with the fake Palestinian government, the issue over Iran is not about curbing nuclear weapons, it is about destroying independent nations that challenge Israel and their imperial objectives in the Middle East.

Please keep in mind that the only nation in the Middle East that actually has nuclear weapons is Israel.  While Netanyhu and the other racist Zionist war criminals were foaming at the mouth over Iran, 51 nations at the UN voted to protect Israel from having to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty.  A treaty I may add that Iran is a signatory to.  The actor who is really working in bad faith and conspiring to commit brutal war are the psychopaths that rule Israel.  Rather than give peace a chance, and perhaps work toward a some what stable relationship, Netanayhu and a host of other psychopaths prefers to obliterate the nation and people of Iran.

 

99% of Americans are idiots

Yes that’s right only 1% of Americans are actually intelligent.  According to a recently released Gallup poll a whopping 99% of Americans believe that Iran’s civilian nuclear program is in fact a threat “to the vital interests of the United States.”  It doesn’t seem to matter that the 16 alphabet soup intelligence agencies all believe that Iran is NOT building a nuclear weapon, Joe Schmo is still convinced that those evil Ayatollahs are intent on wiping us all out.  Even I was startled by such a large number of Americans convinced that Iran was building a nuke.  Is it really possible that only 3,153,709 out of 315,370,999 Americans are not complete morons?

Iran shoots at US drone

The cold war between America and Iran has just gotten a whole lot hotter. CNN has reported that Iran shot at an unarmed US drone. According to CNN, which never quotes Iranian officials and instead relies entirely on unnamed US officials, the drone was in international waters near Kuwait on a routine mission when it was fired upon. But as John Glasser points out

The claim that the drone was in international airspace cannot be confirmed, but it is dubious considering the difficulty Iran would have of firing on a small drone far from its own territory.

The claim that the unarmed Predator drone was engaged in “routine maritime surveillance” is also very dubious. First of all, just because it was “routine” has no bearing on whether its activity could justly be seen as hostile.

And if it was routine, and the Pentagon has nothing to hide, then the surveillance mission should not have been classified, as it was.

Thankfully there are still media organizations like Antiwar.com and the Christian Science Monitor who are questioning CNN’s reporting on this incident. For a great take on how CNN is merely acting as a PR firm for the White House read Glenn Greenwalds piece from yesterday.

All of this comes on the heels of Patrick Clawson’s disturbing comments on how the US could provoke a war with Iran. Clawson is the head of the Israeli funded pro-Israel think tank the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Clinton bows down before Iranian cult

Here is some advice to any terrorists trying to get off the State Department terror list; work for the United States and Israel. The MEK will be taken off the list at the behest of Secretary Clinton as early as today. The evidence that the MEK is being used by Israel to assassinate Iranian scientists is very well documented at this point. And the intense lobbying by American officials on behalf of the terrorist cult is widespread in Washington DC.

The delisting should prove to Iran and its population that America has every intention of fomenting regime change, and no intention of negotiating a peaceful settlement over the nuclear issue. Like all other US policies towards Iran, the delisting should also help to consolidate the Iranian elites power over the population. Liberal Tehran Iranians don’t like the MEK. They will not side with an Israeli/American backed terror group against their own government. The brutal sanctions have not resulted in Iranians rising up against the regime. Why would a terror group that fought on the side of Saddam Hussein be welcomed by the Iranian public? Iran’s population will see this as yet another attempt by the United States to try and dominate them.

Here is a decent look at the group that Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Howard Dean, Frans Townsend and all the other plastic people in DC are so eager to embrace.

Iran still isn’t building a bomb

Once again the United States admits that Iran is not building a nuclear bomb. This time around it was in response to the erroneous claims that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has been making to the media in the Jewish state. Barak recently said that the American position on Iran was finally moving closer Israel’s. This was after Haaretz reported that there was a new NIE stating that Iran was in fact constructing a nuclear bomb. The Haaretz report is as false as Barak’s comments. No where in the Haaretz report is new intelligence cited. The same old lies about a supposed “clean up” at the Parchin military facility are cited as evidence by Haaretz, despite it having been debunked already. Haaretz also relies on anonymous Western and Israeli diplomats as sources for this new revelation. The other “reliable” source used by Haaretz comes from the violent Iranian terrorist cult group the MEK. I won’t even take the time here to break down how the MEK has absolutely no credibility.

So let’s be clear so we don’t have to go through with this for the two hundredth time. Iran is NOT building a nuclear weapon. They ceased construction in 2003 and have not begun again. This was the revelation that was made in the 2007 NIE, and it is still true today. As the L.A. Times pointed out five days ago, there is no nuclear program in Iran. It does not exist. For some further clarification on how ridiculous these claims are, here is former US Navy intelligence analyst John Schindler writing on his blog about these false claims:

A couple rules of the road. NIEs are very special things, exceptionally LIMDIS (limited distribution); when I was a full-time spook I didn’t read them – that was way above my pay-grade. That’s for the White House and related bigwigs. And they are always NOFORN: not for foreigners.

So, a few possibilities. Barak and his government are playing one huge head-fake with Obama, whom they openly dislike, even though he just dumped more money on Israel. Or, they have seen it – how, exactly, this former counterspy wonders – and are diming out DC in a very tough game of hardball.

Regardless, the rules of the spy game are clear and have been since Moses was a boy. When intelligence services share information, as they do every day, you don’t pass it to third parties without clearance. Ever. And if you do, eventually you will get burned and nobody will want to play marbles with you.

Barak and the other warmongers in Israel simply can’t wait to bomb Iran. Netanyahu and Barak are both savvy enough politically to understand that the American public by and large is gullible enough to so take that they say as fact. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times government officials or the mainstream media tells the American people that Iran isn’t building a bomb; they just don’t buy it. Netanyahu and Barak use this fact to brainwash Americans into blindly marching into war with Israel’s enemies. Israel’s enemies are not always our enemies. It’s time for Israel to fight their own battles. If that means attacking and oppressing Muslims through out the Middle East then fine, but we can not be dragged into this. The Muslim and Arab world already hates us enough. Can you really fathom what would happen if we worked with or allowed Israel to attack Iran? Can you imagine how fast Iran would build a bomb if they were attacked? All of the liberal western orientated Iranians that Americans love so much would side with the Ayatollah. A regional as well as global conflict involving other super powers could result in world war three. Once again the United States is driving down the road headed towards another 9/11.

Bulgaria was the target

It was almost comical how fast Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned Iran for the recent bombing in Burgas. Two days ago Netanyahu made the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows, telling anyone who would listen that Iran is engaged in a global terror campaign against the Jewish state. Of course when pressed for facts on this outrageous charge Netanyahu was at a lose for words. He simply repeated the claim that it was Iran and Hezbollah who were responsible. On Face the Nation Netanyahu made the erroneous claim that Iran had assassinated diplomats. This is patently false, it simply never happened. Perhaps Netanyhau is referring to the trumped up charges against a two time loser Manssor Arabsiar. People will remember Arabsiar as the bankrupt used car salesman who the great and powerful terrorist state Iran employed a year ago for an assassination plot. He was to hire the narco trafficking super group Los Zetas to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States with a bomb in a crowded D.C. restaurant. If this sounds like bad spy fiction that is because it is fiction. Netanyahu comes from the political school of thought that believes by simply stating something as fact over and over again enough people will start to believe it to be true.
Israel’s insane desire for war with Iran has led the government there to blame any terrorist threat or attack on the Islamic Republic. After 9/11 Israel tried in vain to convince America that Iran was behind the attack that killed 3,000 Americans. Israel will exploit any terrorist threat or attack if it provides justification for attacking Iran. Of course this detracts from the possibly real threats faced by Sunni extremist groups. The Burgas bombing is an excellent example of this detraction. While it may surprise many, Bulgaria’s foreign policy has been moving it into a position that puts it in direct conflict with Al Qaeda and similar Sunni extremist groups. In 2010 extremist group Asbat al Ansar, who’s links to Al Qaeda have landed it on the U.S. terror list, proclaimed that Bulgaria was a target due to its involvement in both the Iraq and Afghan wars. So the Burgas bombing raises the question, what if the Bulgarian state was the real target? If this proves to be true than the real culprit of the bombing is still at large. Netanyahu will let the real perpetrators walk free so he can bomb Iran back to the stone age. If it is Al Qaeda or one of their franchise groups, they may very well be planning another attack on a western target.

With talk of war with Iran becoming so common place, now is the time for clarity. While many may be salivating over the thought of taking down the Islamic Republic this is not something that should be taken lightly. Before we jump into another war with a Muslim nation we should know the facts. Netanyahu is not the purveyor of truth.

Israel’s chickens come home to roost in Bulgaria

A bus carrying several Israeli tourists was blown up in Bulgaria today. Israel was quick to blame Iran for the bombing, with PM Netanyahu saying “Iran is responsible for the terror attack in Bulgaria, we will have a strong response against Iranian terror.” The attack comes on the heels of the arrest of a Lebanese man accused of ties with Hezbollah, and of planning an attack against Israelis. What are we to make of this?
Iran may very well be behind this bombing. The narrative developing though misses out on a very important fact; Israel has been doing the same thing. Israel’s policy of assassinating civilian Iranian scientists is no doubt the reason for this recent bombing. Israel is not some poor defenseless country being targeted by Iran. On the contrary, this is a direct result of their very public assassination policy of CIVILIAN scientists in Iran. I emphasis civilian only to make the point that both the scientists and tourists are innocent pawns being used in a high stakes game of international chess. Don’t get sucked into the western media narrative that this bombing is some heinous act of violence. The bombing demonstrates Netanyahu and Barak’s lack of thought in regards to their own war against Iran. This is an aspect that is also lost on the United States. Does the West really think that Iran will just sit idly by while their own people people are blown up in the streets of Tehran? The bombing today illustrates that Iran is just as capable of hitting back after they are hit. Netanyahu does not care about his own people. If he did than he would not callously order the murder of scientists in Iran. This is a classic example of “blowback.” Now these innocent Israeli civilians will be exploited by Israel as a pretext for more overt warfare against Iran. They will be become martyrs for Israel; their deaths being used to justify more deaths. It may be a bit cynical, but this is exactly what Netanyahu has been waiting for. The hawkish warmonger has been itching for a reason to escalate the war against Iran. A war one might add, that was started when the US began sanctions, and Israel started killing civilian scientists.

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