Justin Raimondo over at Antiwar.com on pseudo-intellectual, genocide-denier and cluster bomb supporter Oliver Kamm today. This comes after Phil Giraldi and Gareth Porter exposed the Times hoax of a document purporting to prove Iran's work on a nuclear trigger, and George Maschke, a legal translator in The Hague and Doctor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA, confirmed the fake.
(By the way at the Times original article note how Murdoch media support each other. We have Murdoch's Times journalist being interviewed on Murdoch's Sky News journalist.)
I say hoax because the Times described the document they posted as "Iran's nuclear trigger: document in full". They also have a link to a translation of the document: Iran's secret nuclear trigger document: full translation.
So here we have the word 'full' twice. Once to refer to the Farsi document, and the other to refer to the translation.
Yet according to Kamm its "your mistake in assuming that the document that you read online was the document in its original form. It was in fact a retyped version of the relevant parts of that original document. The original document contained a lot of classified information. The Times did not publish the original document, because of the danger that it would alert the Iranian authorities to the source of the leak. The full version of the document is in the hands of the IAEA."
Nowhere do the Times forewarn that this is the case, that the document they posted online is a fake.
The propaganda is steadily being piled on Iran. Gone are the bungled efforts of the Bush administration. Now we have 'smart power' in the White House - far more accomplished at building cases for war just look at Kosovo.
"We must use what has been called smart power — the full range of tools at our disposal — diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural — picking the right tool, or combination of tools, for each situation. With smart power, diplomacy will be the vanguard of foreign policy." Hillary Clinton, Senate Confirmation Hearing for the position of Secretary of State 13 January 2009.
Its not very smart using the Times and Kamm though. A definite own goal.