Scott Horton Interviews Nima Shirazi
Nima Shirazi, creator of WideAsleepinAmerica.com, discusses his catalog of the numerous failed predictions – primarily by the US and Israel – of Iran’s imminent creation of a nuclear weapon; how the latest Israeli estimate of a 2015 Iran nuke is explained, not by a longtime mistaken assumption about Iran’s nuclear intentions, but by the effectiveness of sanctions, espionage and assassination; the vastly overstated Iranian “breakout” capability that could also be ascribed to well over 100 other countries; Israel’s genuine concerns of an emboldened Hezbollah and a “brain drain” of educated Israelis migrating to the US and Europe; and how Iran’s leaders are portrayed by Western media as irrational “mad mullahs” that want to destroy the world and can’t be reasoned with.
MP3 here. (18:38)
Nima Shirazi is the creator of the Wide Asleep in America website. It is described as “dedicated to confronting the rampant and widespread falsehoods (usually about Iran, Israel, Palestine, and US policy thereof) found and repeated in the media and/or presented by politicians and pundits, and to exposing this propaganda for what it is: hegemonic efforts to manufacture consent and delegitimize the independence, sovereignty, and self-determination of nations, governments, and peoples who oppose imperialism, colonialism, oppression, and hypocrisy on a world stage, all while stifling and criminalizing dissent and resistance to such actions here in the United States.”