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Bug #38567 closed:unresolved

A Whiff of Evidence

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This bug appeared in a news report published by NPR on Aug 27, 2013 by Mara Liasson. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Other

In her August 27, 2013 report on NPR’s All Things Considered, correspondent Mara Liasson describes impending US military action in Syria as a “proxy war” with Iran, who she says “is developing its own weapons of mass destruction.” 

While you could interpret a potential US military strike on Syria as a proxy war with Iran, the actual existence of Iranian nuclear or chemical weapons programs shouldn’t be open to interpretation. It either has them or it doesn’t. Liasson offers nothing to refute the latest IAEA findings that point to the absence of any program on the brink of building nuclear weapons nor does she give us even a whiff of evidence that Iran is producing chemical warfare agents. 

Unverified claims of weapons of mass destruction should sound vaguely familiar to most Americans. It’s the drum beat that led us marching into the war in Iraq, where we never found any WMD but instead much more than we ever bargained for. Hopefully NPR will change its tune and base the reporting of this story on solid facts we can stand by rather than the sinking sands of speculation.

 

Response

JT Cassidy has contacted NPR

Bug History

Aug 29, 2013 12:56 am Open JT Cassidy
Aug 30, 2013 4:57 am Open: Under Discussion JT Cassidy
Oct 31, 2013 9:01 am Closed: Unresolved admin

Discussion Leave a comment

 

Furthermore see: Considering Everything (@ http://www.opednews.com/articles/Considering-Everything-by-J-T-Cassidy-Media-News_Us-syria-Invasion_WMDs-130831-550.html)

Aug 31, 2013 7:36 pm