Disinformation is the trick of spreading plausible, but basically false or twisted stories, in order to confuse or misdirect an enemy or target audience.
The Soviet Union/Russia is the world leader in this black art.
The best way to identify disinformation is to track the original source of the report and look at who stands to gain by it.
Right now Moscow and her Islamic allies are trying to drive a deep wedge between the American public and Israel. The objective is to isolate Israel to the point that when an attack comes, no one will intervene on Israel’s behalf.
The “dirty conniving war-mongering Israelis” will have gotten what they deserved.
That even the JPost was probably sucked in, should be major cause for concern.
Israel will probably attack Iran in September, a former CIA officer who spent 21 years in the Middle East, including in Lebanon and Syria, has told a Los Angeles radio show.
While Robert Baer didn’t reveal the sources behind his prediction, he referred to former Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s warnings of an Israeli attack on Iran as “no bluff.”
Baer told the KPFK Radio on Tuesday recent comments made by Dagan that an Israeli attack on Iran could lead to a regional war, “tell us with near certainty that [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu is planning an attack, and in as much as I can guess when it’s going to be, it’s probably going to be in September, before a [UN General Assembly] vote on the Palestinian state.” Netanyahu is “also hoping to draw the United States into the conflict – and in fact, there’s a warning order inside the Pentagon to prepare for conflict with Iran,” Baer said.
The retired senior CIA officer predicted that Israel would attack the Natanz nuclear facility, as well as “a couple of others to degrade their capabilities.” “The Iranians will strike back where they can, and that will be in Basra and in Baghdad,” where the US has a reduced troop presence, Baer said. “We’ve started to look at Iran’s targets in Iraq and across the border,” he said. Baer, however, said a regional war was unlikely. “What we’re facing here is an escalation, not a planned all-out war,” he said.
There was no response from the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
This is probably an example of disinformation.
It is a plausible (unsourced ) story that puts Israel in a no-win situation. If Israel denies, it just adds credibility. If Israel ignores it, “well what have they got to hide?”
Look a the source, people. Look at who has to what to gain.
Don’t believe a damn thing you read, hear or view (including on this blog) until you carry out those two steps.