I was just surfing through Google News and I stumbled across this shocker:

A group of unidentified insurgents have brutally killed ten Iraqi Shia women in a district in northern Baghdad after kidnapping them.

The women were on their way to Baghdad Monday when they were kidnapped by militants in the Habhab district of northern Baghdad.

Reports out of Habhab say the headless and scorched corpses of the women and their driver were found in the area.

And then, this:

According to informed sources, terrorist operations in violence-stricken Iraq are organized by the US and British intelligence services and perpetrated by the remaining members of the Baath party affiliated with Iraq’s former dictator, Saddam Hussein.

That’s some really heavy-handed propaganda there. Time to check the “About” page:

PRESS TV is the first international Iran-based news network to broadcast in English on a round-the-clock schedule.

Our Tehran-based headquarters is staffed by media professionals from around the world. PRESS TV has an extensive network of bureaus located in the world’s most strategic places.

Suddenly it all makes sense. Surfing back to the home page I find even more Iranian propaganda. Digging a little deeper I discover that some of it is generated by the American left, specifically the folks at CounterPunch.

None of this is surprising really – except for the laughably bad execution. Is this the Iranian cooperation the Bush administration is chasing after?



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