Iran Hawks in Washington

PETER KOENING—All countries in Washington’s crosshairs have their Fifth columns. They exist in Venezuela and Iran, and in Russia and China and many otehr nations. They control the local media, publish false economic information – unemployment, inflation – and seek tightening investment links with the west. In Iran and Russia, the Fifth Columnists, or Atlantists, are helping manipulate currency exchange rates, devaluations of their country’s – Iran’s – money; they are exaggerating the impact of sanctions at home to create fear and hostility against the government – in brief, they are weaponizing public opinion against their own government. They are collaborators with Iran’s enemies.

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Russia blames Israel for the shooting down of her EW aircraft (UPDATED 2x)

THE SAKER—asically, 4 Israeli aircraft were sent on a bombing mission against targets near the Russian facilities in Khmeimim and Tartus (which, by itself, is both stupid and irresponsible). The Israelis *deliberately* did not warn the Russians until less than a minute before the attack took place, thus the Russians did not have the time to tell the crew of the Il-20 electronic warfare aircraft, which was on approach for a landing, to take evasive action. When the Syrian S-200 fired their missiles to intercept the incoming missiles, the Israelis F-16 used the Il-20, which has a much bigger radar cross section, to hide themselves resulting in the loss of 15 lives and one aircraft.

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