By Pierre Gilly
Nget annat land framställs som ett större scorching mot fred och demokrati än Iran. I rapporteringen om landet handlar det nästan alltid om kärnvapen, diktatur eller fundamentalism. males är Iran verkligen ett så stort sizzling, eller finns det ideologiska och ekonomiska motiv bakom mediebilden?
Bombdiplomati är en bok om konsten att skapa en fiende. Frilansjournalisten Pierre Gilly har intervjuat historiker, islamologer och medieforskare som målar upp en skrämmande bild av världen efter 2001.
Med hjälp av psykologisk krigföring och tjänstvilliga medier har united states lyckats konstruera en hotbild där Iran framstår som urtypen för en skurkstat. Om kriget mot terrorismen är en politisk slogan är Iran dess affischnamn.
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In January 1946, the War Office informed him that the rank of general had been approved for him retroactive to October 30, 1945. An announcement to this effect would appear on January 29, 1946, in the London Gazette, the official newspaper of record in the United Kingdom. Cunningham thus gained the recognition—formal, at this stage—for which he had longed since The Only Chance for Palestine Is Partition 29 the fiasco in the Western Desert five years earlier. At the end of September 1946, the War Office duly informed him that, effective October 30, he would conclude his active service and be transferred to the reserves until May 1, 1949, unless he was otherwise informed.