Ever notice how corporate journalists sometimes feature in their reports the views of a member of the public who appears to be, at one and the same time, both a village idiot and an apologist for imperial military intervention?
Meet Guardian journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan's 'Mohammed':
"A combination of factors ranging from economic grievances and a lack of social and political freedoms to international pressure and sanctions has put [Iran] under unprecedented pressure. Many Iranians would now agree with Mohammad [?] that the country faces a pivotal moment. 'People are desperate to find a way out,' he says. 'If it's war, so it be, but quick; if it's reaching an agreement, so it be, but quick; if it's regime change, so it be, but quick'." ('Desperate to find a way out': Iran edges towards precipice, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, theguardian.com, 20/7/18)
I mean, surely only a complete dill could possibly imagine war or regime change as "quick."
Then there's this bizarre assertion from 'Mohammad':
"All the 'down to America', 'down to Israel' chants put us in this agony."
I mean, hello? doesn't it occur to him that launching an economic war (aka sanctions) on Iran is just a tad over-the-top for protests against USraeli bullying in the region.
Who the fuck is 'Mohammad'? Sacha Baron Cohen?