Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Does anybody like Amir Taheri?

Via an Iranian blogger called Kamangir comes a nice round up to Amir Taheri news. It seems as though nobody likes Taheri.

Underlying Taheri's lackadaisical approach to the truth is the knowledge that his boss, Eleana Benador, isn't interested in the truth either:

But Benador, who said her client was "traveling in the Middle East," was impatient with dissections of his work. Terming accuracy with regard to Iran "a luxury," she said, "My major concern is the large picture. Is Taheri writing one or two details that are not accurate? This is a guy who is putting his life at stake." She noted that "the Iranian government has killed its opponents." Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "says he wants to destroy Israel. He says the Holocaust never happened.... As much as being accurate is important, in the end it's important to side with what's right. What's wrong is siding with the terrorists."

Whilst lies may give sustenance to those trying to make a public case for military intervention against Iran, they're easily and quickly debunked. The truth about what happens within the Islamic Republic is shocking enough without having to resort to fabrications.

1 comment:

  1. Here's another way to look at it:

    Insiders within the parliament speaking about requiring minorities within Iran to have some kind of religious identification with them at all times.

    Taheri takes it another (ridiculous) level and claims the yllow-badge.

    On Khomeini's quote...in Iran, there are people who will quote many things that he's said, most of it from interviews back in the 70's during the early parts fo the revolution, and from radio broadcasts (the legitimacy of all this is still questionable) but they feel Khomeini has reiterated the idea that he never cared for Iran nor was Nationalistic.

    I heard it myself, and quoting this could be wrong but it also might be word of mouth or something he said in a private audience...Is that still evidence? It could be, but it's still not enough and Taheri seems naive about it...just another writer. Like me and you...
    But that is scary to note since the people he's connected to are not "just another writer".

    I found your blog through Kamangir.


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