Saturday, July 21, 2018

Who is Mohammad?

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,, 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?

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