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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New York Times Editorial, "Iran’s Secret Trial of a Journalist": Khamenei Should Intervene?

In an editorial entitled "Iran’s Secret Trial of a Journalist," The New York Times protests the secret trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. The Times would have us know:

"It is not entirely surprising that judicial authorities in Iran are prosecuting the well-respected American-born journalist out of sight. Putting him on trial publicly would expose the case for the sham that it is.

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The best hope for a resolution might be the personal intervention of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Surely he recognizes that the case against Mr. Rezaian and his wife has been a travesty from the start. He should step in to end the unjust prosecution and release Mr. Rezaian so that he can get back to work reporting on a pivotal moment for a complex country."

A "complex" country? A country which hangs homosexuals, stones to death women accused of adultery, brutally persecutes Baha'is, Christians, Kurds and Sunnis, and executes poets for "waging war on God" is "complex"?

Was Hitler's Germany also "complex"?

And call upon Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, who routinely calls for the annihilation of Israel, to intervene in the Rezaian case? A trial of this kind would not be undertaken in Iran without Khamenei's approval.

Who in blazes wrote this editorial, which brings new meaning to the word "naivete."

1 comment:

  1. WH talking points are fed directly to the NYT, etc.

    No surprise they are spinning Iran and the messianic Khamenei into being the Rational 'actors' Obama keeps talking about.

    No one ever supplies the magic wand, just spin into creating the illusion of a global Potemkin village singing Hatikvah in Dari whilst Obama flies to his Chicago presidential library on a magic carpet.

    fwiw, Iran IS a complex country in that it is a remnant of the Persian empire, but the Persians are today the ethnic minority if you count all the other minorities as Persian colonial conquests . I assume the NYT thinks Iran is complex because the NYT is so ignorant of history as written by dead white men.