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Iranian Unrest: Cover-Up Of Mass Killings Or Infowar Conspiracy?

Media pushes forth the weaponized narrative putting the blame on Iranian authorities

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Andrew Korybko, American political analyst…

The Mainstream Media is pushing forth the weaponized narrative that the Iranian government is carrying out a cover-up of mass killings that supposedly occurred during its recent unrest, though this is nothing more than an infowar conspiracy designed to make the majority of the non-violent citizens that participated in the large-scale protests suspicious of the state as well as further discredit the country’s international reputation.

Amnesty International scandalously cited unpublished and vaguely described “credible reports” to claim that over 200 people were killed during Iran’s recent unrest, adding that “the real figure is likely to be higher”. This accusation is part and parcel of the renewed Hybrid War on Iran that’s seeking to capitalize on the failed Color Revolution attempt from last month when tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest the government’s decision to decrease fuel subsidies in order to fund a cash payment plan to the country’s most needy families. It should be said that the majority of the people who participated in these large-scale protests didn’t engage in acts of violence, but their presence at these events inadvertently served as cover for a select cadre of professional provocateurs and foreign intelligence agents to carry out attacks against law enforcement officers and public property by exploiting those people as human shields behind which to hide.

As the author wrote at the time, “Iran’s Protests Are Grassroots, Not Foreign-Driven, And That’s The Real Problem”, while also later warning in an exclusive interview with Iran’s “Young Journalists Club” that Iran is being victimized by a US Hybrid War. These two analyses might initially seem mutually exclusive but they aren’t. Legitimate grievances served too spontaneously bring a critical mass of protesters into the streets, during which time the vast majority of the participants were unwittingly turned into human shields by Hybrid War “sleeper cells” that were waiting for an opportunistic moment to carry out anti-state terrorist activities such as the ones that were previously described. The Iranian authorities ultimately prevailed in restoring law and order, though it’s presumed that some of the most radical provocateurs might have been injured or even killed throughout the course of these security operations, which could naturally occur in any country facing similar unrest.

The US and its regional allies who support the forces responsible for the recent violence desperately wanted to film, selectively edit, and then propagate decontextualized footage of those individuals clashing with the state so that they could then present this as so-called “evidence” that Iran is “killing unarmed protesters”, hoping that this infowar conspiracy would make the majority of the non-violent citizens that participated in the protests suspicious of the state as well as further discredit the country’s international reputation. That plan failed, so now the back-up one is to still make this claim regardless of any fabricated “evidence” and strongly hint that the reason that there isn’t any is because Iran cut off the internet during its “crackdown”. While criticized by some at the time, it was actually a very wise move for the state to do so in order to offset the exact same scenario that was just described, though it unwittingly fed into the US’ back-up infowar narrative.

Even so, that doesn’t mean that it was the wrong thing to do since the benefits of preventing further provocations during that very sensitive time far outweigh the “costs” of having Iran’s adversaries conspiratorially claim without any fabricated “evidence” that the security forces “killed hundreds of innocent protesters”. In terms of the bigger picture, it’s much better to decisively nip the Color Revolution unrest in the bud and deal with unsubstantiated claims from self-interested international forces than to be too afraid of being criticized for cutting off the internet and then having to face the consequences of those same actors fabricating “evidence” to back up their preplanned provocative claims that “hundreds of innocent protesters were killed”. Considering all of this, there isn’t any credence to the West’s accusations that Iran is carrying out a cover-up of mass killings during its recent unrest as these claims are nothing more than an infowar conspiracy.

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Infobrics Shills
Infobrics Shills
December 5, 2019

So every government that screws over the people like how this gov jacked up fuel prices should shut off the internet, in order to protect themselves against a “color” revolution? If the US did that, you’d be on them like hawks. You people support the Yellow Vests in France and the Catalonian separatists, but you viciously condemn protesters in Hong Kong, in Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador and other places. The protests were LEGITIMATE. The gov F*CKED UP BIG TIME. Narratives from Infowars are NOT mainstream narratives. Infobrics is just another tribalist outlet writing biased s*it for its zombie audience.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Infobrics Shills
December 6, 2019

Idiot!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Joe
December 6, 2019

I agree.

Infobrics Shills
Infobrics Shills
December 5, 2019

This is the same outlet that paints Brazil’s Lula as a “patriotic socialist” when in fact he’s a proven crook. This is the same outlet that paints Bolsonaro as an IMF stooge, when in fact he isn’t. But suddenly Bolsonaro is evil because he wants to cut down trees, which is exactly what the other BRIC countries are doing.

Lionel Johnson
Lionel Johnson
December 5, 2019

Women in Iran are stoned to death if found guilty of adultery.
Converts from Islam to some other religion are killed in Iran for the crime of apostasy.
And you people insist that violent state repression of protesters is somehow ridiculously implausible?

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Lionel Johnson
December 6, 2019

The Has.bara shills are out in force: how about the IDF murdering one legged men, people in wheelchairs, children playing football on the beach and pregnant women?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Joe
December 6, 2019

Andrew Korybko is a western shill himself. No wonder he draws hordes of western shills behind him in his wake. Like a shoal of sharks!

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
Reply to  Lionel Johnson
December 6, 2019

I used to believe bad things about Iran and then I discovered that the people telling me these things were notorious liars. The anti-Iran MEK terrorist group was once very active here in Oxford, and they fooled me. I gave them quite a lot of money before I found out. The MEK is actually a vicious mind control cult. I have no doubt that their propaganda has influenced your opinions on Iran. The MEK have a lot of money and very powerful backers, including John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani and probably, Donald Trump. The situation is extremely dangerous and could… Read more »

Lionel Johnson
Lionel Johnson
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
December 6, 2019

MEK is a terrorist group, an Islamist terrorist group. But Iran is a theocracy, it practices brutal Sharia law, and women ARE stoned to death for adultery and converts are killed, that’s what Sharia law prescribes. You’re a fool for giving money to groups backing MEK and you’re twice the fool for believing that Sharia law isn’t carried out in Iran. All you c*unts see is Western oppression and trampling of human rights, but when non-Western countries do it, you cheer it on. Hypocrite c*unts the lot of you.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
Reply to  Lionel Johnson
December 7, 2019

I agree with you that stoning to death for adultery is barbaric. It seems many Iranians think so too, because it’s very rare nowadays, according to Wikipedia.

The MEK presented themselves to Oxford residents as a peaceful opposition group horribly persecuted for their beliefs, when in fact they were terrorists who are thought to have killed 17,000 Iranians.

They still send me their literature, which is useful because I can compare what they say with what investigators say. The two are very different, and I find it disturbing that a lawyer such as Giuliani should be so gullible.

Joe
Joe
December 6, 2019

Could the author of this please, please tell us something we don’t already know?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Joe
December 6, 2019

No thank you. We have had quite enough, even more than enough!

Olivia Kroth
December 6, 2019

Why tell us what the mainstream media are trying to push? This is self-evident, they are trying to push lies. Not really worth reading, this article.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 6, 2019

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