FROM WEIRD TO WEIRDER – AT 9:13 A.M. ET: If you want to see printed proof of how far gone the Iranian regime is, just consider its take on the killing of Osama bin Laden, as reflected in the party-line press:
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has killed the Al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, in a bid to prevent any possible leakage of intelligence and information about the US-Al-Qaeda joint terrorist operations, a senior Iranian legislator underscored on Monday.
"The West was fully satisfied with bin Laden's performance during the past years and today… it was obliged to kill him to prevent possible leakage of the priceless intelligence that he had," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Javad Jahangirzadeh told FNA on Monday.
So bin Laden was a secret ally of the United States. As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that."
He mentioned that the West seeks to rebuild its damaged face in the international community, and reiterated that Bin Laden's survival could endanger the interests of the western countries and disclose their past and future clandestine operations.
Jahangirzadeh warned the world countries that the West has hatched a new plot to find new pretexts for invading and occupying the Muslim countries.
COMMENT: This is the kind of stuff that's fed to the Iranian people. And stuff like it is fed to many residents of the "Arab street" throughout the Mideast. This twisting of minds creates profound problems for us, but receives virtually no attention from the American media, which seems to have little interest in how public opinion is actually formed, especially in dictatorships.
May 3, 2011