ITNT – On the FARS News website there’s a report published that claims that 80 US soldiers have died in Iran’s attack on the Ein Al-Assad airbase, where the US still has illegal military presence in Iraq (FARS website: “US Army Sustains Heavy Casualties in Iran Missile Attacks”).
However, as we pointed out yesterday, the Twitter account of FARS News does not mention anything about “80” casualties. FARS News on Twitter has pinned their report about 4 US casualties to the top of their Twitter timeline. It is the same tweet that The Guardian is still using to spread fake news.
This is very concerning because it would mean that, if Iran lost control over the FARS website, any foreign state actor can publish any propaganda at will.
For years there have been rumors that the FARS website was stolen from Iran by Israeli operatives. This latest development may prove that that is, in fact, the case.
Especially when we look at other articles that are published on the FARS website. Including this one, for instance (using Google translator): “Iraqi envoy: The US section of Ain al-Assad’s base has been completely destroyed: […] Al-Abboudi told Al-Miyadin news channel that the Iranian missile response completely destroyed the US section of Ein al-Assad’s base, the largest US base in Iraq.”
It is not the first case where US-Israeli agents take control over a website, to then use it against the people they are allegedly trying to “liberate”.
As we pointed out on December 29, 2019, the US government has been indoctrinating the Arabic-speaking audiences through the Al-Mashareq website:
“At least since 2016, based on the first archived Al-Mashareq webpage (translated) available through Archive.org, the US government may have been using Al-Mashareq to indoctrinate Arab-speaking audiences about “ISIS”.”
Because too many indications now exist that a very nasty information war is being waged against Iran, since Soleimani’s assassination, we have decided to push through with a report that we wrote earlier today but haven’t published yet because of several uncertainties.
We believe that there are now enough facts available in the public domain that warrant the publication of that report: “US-Iran War: Israeli Government’s Dirty Fingers Clearly Visible in False Reports that Claim 80 US Soldiers Died in Iraq”
For all we know, based on all the findings, the FARS Twitter account may be the only channel through which the Iranian government can actually reach audiences in the west.