https://irannewsdaily.com-By: Hamid Reza Naghashian
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, all governments in the country and even its leadership have repeatedly said that they cannot trust the U.S. and have considered this arrogant country as their enemy number one and they have had their own reasons to think so and history has shown us that the Iranians have been always right in not trusting the U.S. governments, and on the whole the U.S. because they always tell lies even to their own nation.
Now that the talks between Iran and P4+1 are underway in Vienna and the U.S. wants to return to the JCPOA, Tehran has set conditions for verifying the removal of sanctions because it does not trust the U.S., as the Americans have several times violated what they have said and signed and Washington has proved it cannot be trusted.
Historically, the U.S. governments once in a while have told lies to their nation from the Vietnam War to Afghanistan and they have tried to deceive the Americans no matter it is a Democratic or Republican government.
On Friday a prominent CNN news anchor blasted the Biden administration’s recent suggestion that journalists who don’t trust their claims are siding with terrorists or foreign powers, pointing out that the U.S. government has a long history of “lying to the American people.”
The on-air criticism of the administration by Jake Tapper was prompted by two separate incidents in the past week in which White House and State Department spokespersons clearly implied that journalists challenging the validity of their official statements were siding with Washington’s enemies.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was challenged by a reporter to offer evidence proving her claim that Daesh (ISIS) leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi had detonated himself with a suicide device during a raid by the occupying US special forces in Syria.
“As our troops approached to capture the terrorist, in a final act of desperate cowardice, with no regard to the lives of his own family or others in the building, he chose to blow himself up,” US President Joe Biden also claimed.
Psaki then suggested that the reporter, NPR’s White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, was implying that the US military was “not providing accurate information,” while “ISIS is providing accurate information.”
Psaki to reporter asking about those “skeptical” about civilians killed in raid: “Skeptical of the U.S. military’s assessment when they went and took out… the leader of ISIS, that they are not providing accurate information, and ISIS is providing accurate information?”
Sources on the ground in Syria’s northwestern border town of Atmeh — where the nighttime U.S. raid took place — told media outlets that at least 12 civilians were killed in the raid. UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, also confirmed that six children were killed in the immediate area.
The exchange between Psaki and Rascoe onboard the presidential plane coincided with a similar argument over the reliability of information provided by the US government at the State Department, where Spokesman Ned Price claimed on Thursday that Russia was preparing to stage a ‘false flag’ attack as a pretext to invade Ukraine.
When asked by veteran Associated Press reporter Matt Lee for evidence to support the official claim, Price did not offer any evidence and in a lengthy argument went on to accuse the journalist of doubting “the credibility of the U.S. government” and finding “solace in the information the Russians are putting out” instead.
“What the Biden administration is doing here is saying to journalists, whose jobs are to be skeptical… ‘Oh, so you side with our enemies?’,” said the CNN anchor during his news show — ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’ — on Thursday, pushing back against this line from the government.
“There’s a long history in this country that long predates the existence of everybody at this table…of the U.S. Government lying to the American people,” Tapper then underlined. “Lying for the right reasons maybe, or because they had the wrong information or they’re backing their guys, but it is our job to challenge.”
American newspaper the Washington Post in an article has also claimed the U.S. governments have been telling lies from the Vietnam War era to the withdrawal from Afghanistan by interviews with some former Pentagon officials.
The paper wrote, “Lies are an integral part of the U.S. national security operations. They seek credibility for government policy. They mislead adversaries, cover up mistakes and failures. Above all, they are intended to secure public support for policy and defeat opposition at home. Political scientist John Mearsheimer has noted that governments don’t often lie to their allies and adversaries, “but instead seem more inclined to lie to their own people.”
It added, “In particular, secrecy and deception convey power. As philosopher Sissela Bok says, “Deception can be coercive. When it succeeds, it can give power to the deceiver.”
So we realize even American media and officials do not trust their governments and accuse the governments of telling lie to their own nation and it is right that other nations lose their trust to the U.S. and turn their back to this government and even chant anti-U.S. slogans.
Unfortunately some people in the countries and even in Iran follow the U.S. policies and governments blindly and they are more Catholic than the Pope. But the truth is that the U.S. government is a liar and the world should not trust it no matter it is a Democratic or Republican because each one tells lie in different style to deceive Americans and other nations.
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