Press TV interviews VT Editor Kevin Barrett
Apparently anonymous US government sources are saying that Iran has been plotting to kill the US ambassador to South Africa — a certain Lana Marks — as retaliation for the dastardly assassination of General Soleimani, who was lured to Baghdad under a fake US-Saudi peace offer and then ambushed.
Obviously, Iran would retaliate for the murder of General Soleimani. And indeed it already has. It has essentially decimated an entire US military base in Iraq, and by the grace of God apparently nobody was killed but many dozens of US soldiers suffered traumatic brain injuries. And that was the immediate act of retaliation.
Now this notion that Iran would be going after Lana Marks—that would certainly be an anticlimax after the complete destruction of a US military base. Lana Marks is an airhead blonde handbag designer, and she apparently got her position because she has lots of money. She sells handbags for $40,000 apiece. And she became a member of Mar-a-Lago. So Trump, in his ineffable wisdom, sent her over as the ambassador to South Africa.
The idea that Iran would consider killing somebody like this airhead blonde, as some kind of tit for tat for the murder of General Soleimani, who was really the greatest military hero in Iranian history, and the most popular political figure, and indeed the most popular a public figure in Iran — lined up to be a future president of Iran — this is ludicrous.
It’s like saying that the Iranians were targeting, you know, one of her handbags. They were going to shoot a bullet through one of her $40,000 handbags. And this would somehow equate to the worth of General Soleimani. This is completely ridiculous.
But it follows a pattern that we’ve seen before. The Zionist element in US intelligence apparently works with Israel to put out these ridiculous stories of crazy Iranian plots. We’ve seen other stories like this where supposedly some drug gang from Mexico was involved with some Iranian who may or may not have had any ties to the Iranian establishment to supposedly target the Saudi ambassador to the United States. And that whole story has been widely mocked and derided as the facts came out and showed that it was a well — they didn’t say it — but it’s a Zionist concoction — you’re not allowed to say that in the mainstream media here in the United States — a propaganda ploy.
And that’s obviously what this is. And probably the Zionists are hoping that by inventing this crazy story, that Iran is targeting Trump’s personal friend and who knows what else, from Mar-a-Lago, this handbag designer and blonde bimbo, that somehow this is going to anger President Trump. And maybe it will nudge him further towards the Israeli plan to try to stir up trouble between the United States and Iran.
So that’s probably where this crazy story comes from. Most of the crazy stories involving Iran come out of the Israeli intelligence nexus, especially the people close to Netanyahu, ranging from the stories about the Israeli nuclear program supposedly doing all of these extreme things and then it turns out it’s all just a Mossad story—warehouses in Iran that are supposedly full of nuclear components.
It turns out that’s all just another Mossad tall tale. But this is the silliest Mossad tall tale of all. And so, you don’t know whether to laugh or cry that anybody believes this, but I’m not sure anyone does. The only serious journalistic outlet publishing this is Politico. And if you Google it, everything that comes up is just Zionist rags, the New York Post, Times of Israel and these other low grade kinds of tabloid type papers that are known to be owned by the friends of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.