Rolling Coverage: Press TV’s detained anchor has appeared in court twice for testimony
by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor, …and Press TV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: Press TV is pushing this story hard to build international attention if the Justice Department does bring a foreign registration case against it.
If so there will be a strong smell of the Bolton and Bibi crowd twisting Trump’s arm to crank this up now to keep Iran as a boogie man threat in the public eye.
If that happens it will give us the best shot in years to get the spotlight back onto the rampant Israeli espionage here, why our own security orgs have been waived off doing any more than “monitoring” and “blocking” their efforts, but with the unsaid but clear understanding that no prosecution of Israel will take place.
Why? That is simple. On the macro scale Israel has the US in a blackmail situation over the things it has done in conjunction with Israel and would prefer to not let US citizens know.
On a micro level Israel could start targeting a whole list of US personalities, in and out of government, through well placed media leaks, or data dumps via a Wikileaks clone with a deluge of scandals.
Frankly, such a house cleaning is sorely needed, and no matter what the cost in embarrassment and shame to the US government, that would be way less than the damage to the rest of us if it is allowed to continue like it has.
With Israel basically allowed to run operations here maybe this Hashemi case has lit the fuse to blow that all up, and might be known historically some day as “Hashemi’s revenge … Jim W. Dean ]
– First aired … January 20, 2019 –
This story is getting more international coverage, despite US media seeming to know little or nothing about it, giving the appearance that it has been waived off. Imagine that.
Somebody, or somebodies out there are now wondering if they are the target, and why, including a lot of people who have not really done anything improper, as claims can be made against you purely from “associations”.