Friday, January 11, 2008

Iranian "Gulf of Tonkin" incident?

Is the Iranian "provocation" an attempt to justify war with Iran? Glenn Greenwald explores the incident here:

It seems increasingly clear that the U.S. military's initial claims about its interaction with those five Iranian speed boats in the Strait of Hormuz was exaggerated in significant ways, approaching Jessica Lynch/Pat Tillman/Iraq-is-going-great territory. It's impossible to resolve all of the conflicting details of each side's self-serving version, but the most inflammatory facts which the Navy originally asserted, and which the American news media uncritically regurgitated, are quite dubious, if not demonstrably false.

Read the rest of Glenn Greenwald's article

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