Pro-Ayatollah Disinformation and Manipulation Campaign by Washington Think Tankers




 
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Pro-Ayatollah Disinformation and Manipulation Campaign by Washington Think Tankers
 
August 3rd, 2007  
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Pro-Ayatollah Disinformation and Manipulation Campaign by Washington Think Tankers
Pro-Ayatollah Disinformation and Manipulation Campaign by Washington Think Tankers


August 02, 2007
Global Politician
Hassan Daoleslam

The policy of United States on Iran over the past decade has been amalgamated with confusion and shortsightedness. This is not accidental. A key factor in shaping this policy has been a disinformation campaign by the pro-Iranian circles.

A leading champion of this propaganda crusade is the Council for Foreign Relations (CFR) and Dr. Ray Takeyh. Dr. Takeyh is a senior fellow at CFR and has testified frequently at various congressional committees and has appeared in numerous media venues. Takeyh until early 2000s was an ardent opponent of engagement with Iran but surprisingly became a strong advocate of rapprochement policy. As a leading figure of the pro-Iranian regime circles in the US, Dr. Takeyh has systematically and with no accountability distorted the reality of the Iranian political situation. He has selectively changed the facts and fabricated new ones. Along with acquaintances and peers such as his wife Susan Maloney (who until a short while ago held the important position of Iran policy planner staff in the State Department[1, 2]) and Richard Haas the president of the CFR, has influenced the United States policy on Iran.

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