The U.S. likes to play dumb when it comes to Iran – dumb seems to be integral to the Obama Doctrine. This policy of lying to the American people is evident in our feigned ignorance when it comes to the obvious – Iran is building a bomb. Our government is going along with the obviously false narrative that Iran is enriching uranium solely for peaceful purposes and it is dishonest.
On April 8th, The Washington Post reported that a senior U.S. official involved in high-level discussions about Iran policy said we – “will have early warning of any move by Iran to assemble a nuclear bomb…there is confidence that we would see activity indicating that a decision had been made….Across the board, our access has been significantly improved.”
What does that mean? Some anonymous person involved in important discussions? That is supposed to be evidence of something? It is a preposterous lie in any case.
Remember how President Obama handled the downed drone? The White House was slow in admitting the drone was downed or even in Iran.
We continued to play dumb when we asserted that the Iranians would never be able to extract information from it. That was after our government said the drone was too severely damaged to be useful which was right before the Iranians showed photos and videos of an intact drone.
Instead of destroying it from the air immediately, Obama said, “We have asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond.” [Daily Mail] The U.S. was widely ridiculed at the time and unsurprisingly, Iran engaged in the laughter.
That drone sat there for some time before Ahmadinejad responded to the White House by saying that he had the spy plane and he had people who could analyze it.
You won’t be surprised to know that the Iranians are now claiming that they broke the software encryption and are reverse engineering the drone. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the dreaded Revolutionary Guard, said they are in the final stages of decoding the information.
General Hajizadeh said –
“The Americans should be aware to what extent we have infiltrated the plane,” Fars news agency quoted Hajizadeh as saying. “Our experts have full understanding of its components and program.”
Of course they could be lying but China and Russia have expressed interest in their information. Senator Joe Lieberman doubts that they are capable but I don’t know what he bases that on.
The loss of the drone is accidental but our government lying is not. The drone is one more example of a failed Iranian policy.
Read here: Reuters