WHO BENEFITS FROM THE IRANIAN ASSASSINATION OF PUTIN?
The story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald is an interesting piece of propaganda from the 'West'. The report states that Russian “special services have been warned of a plot to assassinate President Vladimir Putin when he visits Iran on Tuesday”. While the report doesn’t say who has warned the ‘Russian special services’ of this pending ‘assassination’, one could be forgiven for seeming to be cynical after taking a fairly easily assessed guess at who it was simply by asking who would have most to gain by issuing such a warning.
Whoever the ‘assassins’ are, one may rest assured that it simply will not happen. Why will it not happen? Because there never was a plan to assassinate Putin; just putting it about that there is, or was, a plan is all that was intended. The damage is done. The intention, of course, is to wedge Iran and Russia.
Of all of the reports only the far-right Zionist mouthpiece, DEBKAfile, which has connections to Israeli intelligence, can come up with reasons why anyone would want to assassinate Putin. As usual, DEBKAfile have all the answers. They report that:
“…intelligence sources report that the assassination plot, hatched by three gangs which joined hands ad hoc, was betrayed to the Russians by a Chechen who was detained before he managed to slip into Iran and join the conspirators. The three groups are: Chechen separatists, whose revolt is almost completely crushed in Russia; an al Qaeda-Taliban group bidding to settle scores with Putin for his denial of Muslim rights in Kosovo; and an ultra-extremist wing of the clerical regime, which accuses Russia of selling out Iranian interests as an American vassal.”
One need not use too much of ones imagination to hazard a guess as to where this information came from especially considering that none of the other reports on this story in the mainstream media were game enough to cite DEBKAfile or its accusations.
From a propaganda point of view DEBKAfile actually do themselves a disservice. The mainstream media reports do not attempt to explain who is behind the ‘assassination attempt’ only saying that it will be in Iran and by “a number of groups of suicide bombers” leaving the reader to assume that it is Iranian suicide bomber groups and, of course, taking that to its logical conclusion in the minds of those that don’t know any better and have succumbed to just about anything that is told to them in the MSM, one should assume that it is some of the more radical elements within the Iranian government that are behind the plot with official denial that any such thing is likely to happen to top off the story. As always with DEBKAfile, they let themselves down as a propaganda unit for Mossad by going over the top with their stories and providing far too much information; so much so that it simply becomes totally unbelievable.
The reality is that the only people to benefit from putting out this story are the Israelis. The Iranians certainly would not be benefiting from Putin’s death; indeed, they would be losing one of their strongest allies.
THE ISRAELI BOMBING OF SYRIA STORY TAKES A NEW TWIST.
The story of the Israeli bombing raid on Syria early last month has taken a new tack. Now we are being told that the building that was attacked was still under construction and that it was intended to be part of a Syrian ‘nuclear reactor’. The story about the Israeli special forces penetrating the plant to steal the ‘nuclear material’ has disappeared; given this new story, such an adventure would now seem superfluous given that there would not have been any ‘nuclear material’ there yet.
The story has also provided neoconservative propagandists some grist for their particular mill. Notorious neocon warhawk, Joshua Muravchik, who has already advocated bombing Iran, has waded into the ideological fray over Syria’s so-called nuclear ambitions. He finds the potential of a ‘nuclear armed’ Syria about as dangerous as a ‘nuclear armed’ Iran, in fact even more so due to Syria’s far closer proximity to Israel.
But, again, when one casts aside all the propaganda and rhetoric about Syria and its so-called nuclear ambitions, we end up with absolutely nothing. Nowhere is there any evidence presented to even suggest that Syria has any kind of nuclear program or ambitions. All we have is the say-so of the US and Israel and its mouthpieces – and we are expected to believe this stuff?