Instant War, Just Add Lies
Nothing like some half-baked lies to start an unjust war.
According to the Fox and Haraatz, each of whom appears to have gotten its news from unnamed Iranian officials who spoke to the Sunday Times of London . . .
Iran has formed battalions of suicide bombers to strike at British and American targets if the nation’s nuclear sites are attacked. According to Iranian officials, 40,000 trained suicide bombers are ready for action.But, the story resembles one from a year old report by MEMRI published in WorldNet Daily and Jihad Watch, another published in November 2005, and another circulated earlier this year.
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In a tape recording heard by The Sunday Times, Abbasi warned the would-be martyrs to “pay close attention to wily England” and vowed that “Britain’s demise is on our agenda.”
At a recruiting station in Tehran recently, volunteers for the force had to show their birth certificates, give proof of their address and tick a box stating whether they would prefer to attack American targets in Iraq or Israeli targets.
Meanwhile, no mention of 40,000 is made in today's report by Reuters. . .
A hardline Iranian group said on Sunday 200 people had signed up in the past few days to carry out "martyrdom missions" against U.S. and British interests if Iran was attacked.If you're going to manufacture news, at least make it plausible.