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Iran Blames Israel for Newtown Shooting

And implicates President Obama in a cover up

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Art Used in the PressTV Article(Screenshot)

According to PressTV, Iran’s state-run English language media outlet, Israeli death squads were responsible for last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that took the lives of 20 children and a number of adults. You’re not misreading that.

The article fashions the wild ravings of Michael Harris, a former gubernatorial candidate from Arizona and present day neo-Nazi ally, into the narrative, invoking Lee Harvey Oswald and other points of conspiratorial fascination.

Harris, citing the flood of inconsistencies in the “cover story,” pointed out the following, “The facts are now becoming obvious. This is another case where Israel has chosen violence and terrorism where their bullying in Washington has failed. Israel believes the US “threw them under the bus,” particularly after the recent Gaza war, allowing Israel to be humiliated in the United Nations. Their response was to stage a terror attack, targeting America in the most hideous and brutal way possible, in fact, an Israeli “signature attack,” one that butchers children, one reminiscent of the attacks that killed so many children in Gaza?”

Over at the Washington Post, Max Fisher has more on this deeply disturbing story:

The outlandish theory is not very clear, but it appears to argue that the attack would have been retribution for Obama’s diplomacy during Israel’s recent clashes with Gaza and for his potential selection of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary, a move opposed by some pro-Israel groups. The story’s evidence largely relies on an interview with an Arizona one-time gubernatorial candidate named Mike Harris who publicly associates with neo-Nazi groups, a series of fatuous questions (i.e., implying that the school was filled with Israeli troops, “Why were so many children told to close their eyes while leaving the building?”), and, I am not making this up, anonymous e-mail forwards.

Israeli squads tied to Newtown carnage [PressTV]
Iran’s state-run news network blames ‘Israeli death squads’ for Sandy Hook shooting [WaPo]

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oaklandj says:

Not sure this kind of mishigas deserves a comment…

As Goebbels said (or as is attributed to him): “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Kaka DeVaka says:

If I lived in Iran and I heard someone in authority come up with something like this I’d be seriously concerned. It’s like finding out the pilot of the flight your on thinks he doesn’t need a plane to fly. Yikes!

Has Robert Mackey weighed in on this yet? I’m sure we might expect him to be evenhanded with respect to the Iranian reporting.

So, does this mean that Israel is even more sinister than gay marriage, a black president and not having prayer in public schools?

Natan79 says:

Welcome to Iran. It’s been like that since 1979.

These are mad men- they exist in Iran, the USA and all over the world. It is very frightening to know there will be people believing this garbage!

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