Jimmy Carter’s Legacy
The Albuquerque Tribune is the only place you’ll find this AP story, with an unusually forthright and accurate headline: Iran uses Israel as hostage.
Pakistan’s former army chief says Iranian officials came to him for advice on heading off an attack on their nuclear facilities. He in effect advised them to take a hostage - Israel.
Retired Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg said he suggested their government “make it clear that if anything happens to Iran, if anyone attacks it - it doesn’t matter who it is or how it is attacked - that Iran’s answer will be to hit Israel; the only target will be Israel.”
Mohammad Ebrahim Dehghani, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, was quoted last week as saying that if “America does make any mischief, the first place we target will be Israel.”
The headline has now been sanitized everywhere else, reduced through liberal application of PC filters to: Iran Sought Advice in Pakistan on Attack.