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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

USA has gone fascist - I'm living proof!

No, no, no, I'm not trading in my truth jihad for Homeland Security jackboots!

It's the witch-hunt that drove me out of the academy, and robbed me of a projected $2 million in lifetime earnings, that's proof America has followed Nazi Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Franco's Spain, and Pinochet's Chile down the path to fascism.

That is what Naomi Wolf says in her New York Times bestseller The End of America, anyway.

Wolf writes that one of the ten steps to fascism is: TARGET KEY INDIVIDUALS.

She considers me one of those key individuals. I'm flattered. She even compares me to the famous literary scholar and diarist Victor Klemperer, one of the "key individuals" targeted by the Nazis and witch-hunted out of his university job.

Wolfe describes the witch-hunt against Ward Churchill at the University of Colorado, then continues:

"In 2006, Kevin Barrett, a lecturer on Islam at the University of Wisconsin - another state school - was at the center of a similar firestorm. Barrett 'has disputed official findings on the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks,' though a university review established that he had not discussed his personal views in the classroom.

"But conservative talk radio attacked Barrett, and Wisconsin Republicans in the legislature asked for action: 'Republican Representative Stephen Nass announced: "Barrett has to go."'  Representative Nass used the strategy that had worked in Colorado. Sixty-one Wisconsin state legislators - sixty of them Republicans - condemned Barrett's 'academically dishonest views' and asked that he be fired. The resolution was sent to university officials. The University of Wisconsin is a state institution like Churchill's university (and Klemperer's own Dresden Technical University, where he had been chair of Romance Languages and a Montesquieu scholar, before he was fired). Provost Patrick V. Farrell, whose own budget and salary are determined by the state legislature, tried to resist the pressure: 'I want to avoid as much as we can creating some kind of political test for instructors or faculty,' he said."

Please note that not one of the many thousands of teachers in the University of Wisconsin system is able to refute my "academically dishonest views" - even when offered $1,000 for a ninety-minute refutation! It is those who cannot defend their views using logic and evidence - including Rep. Nass, who has repeatedly declined challenges to debate me on 9/11 - who are "academically dishonest."

Wolfe goes on to discuss Stanley Fish's New York Times op-ed slamming me for something I had never done: Pushing my own ideas on my students.

"In times of pressure, citizens can soon tell 'which way the wind is blowing.' Individuals realign themselves and their views. Shortly after (the Barrett U.W.-Madison) furor, Stanley Fish, now a professor of law at Florida International University, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times that argued that professors who introduce partisan ideas in their lectures deserve to be fired. Academic freedom, he wrote, does not include the right to express such views in the classroom. (Martin Heidegger wrote an essay in 1933, 'The Self-Assertion of the German University." Supporting Nazi views of the purpose of the academy, Heidegger argued that 'academic freedom' was a passé notion that  should be expelled from the German university.)"

Wolfe sums it up:

"Whether driven by Mussolini or by Goebbels, by Pinochet or by China's Politburo, it's always the same tactic: The state leans on university administrators, who lean on professors and students."

Unfortunately, just like the other wonderful Naomi, author of The Shock Doctrine, Ms. Wolfe is too timid to come right out and say what she, and her publisher at Chelsea Green, obviously know:

American fascism is built on the 9/11 Reichstag Fire, and will not end until that false flag atrocity is publicly and definitively exposed.

Monday, January 28, 2013

DHS plans cyber-9/11; My interview with Stephen Lendman

DHS announces: “Cyber-9/11 coming soon!”

full story: http://truthjihad.com/news/?p=376 

Stephen Lendman interviews me on the Progressive Radio News Hour

Listen or download at: http://prn.fm/2013/01/26/progressive-radio-news-hour-kevin-barrett-012613/#axzz2JHQo5TYn

A listener writes:


Absolutely super interview with Stephen Lendman.

I really liked your discussion regarding the use of torture to move beyond contrived confessions to actually "reset/reformat" the minds of victims so that they believe their abusers. It deserves further attention, if it were not such a horrific subject.

I also liked your explanation of the Obama administration's need to terrify whistle-blowers in order to keep the lid on the world's greatest criminal conspiracy.

Just great stuff. composed, articulate, measured.

I hope your next stop is the Gary Null Show, which is also on prn.fm. Gary gives his guest anywhere from five to twenty minutes of airtime. If he is into the guest and the subject matter, then the full twenty minutes is possible. If he feels that his audience is getting snookered, he will cut the guest off and move on to other topics. The upside is that the guest is exposed to a huge audience in terms of live listeners and post-broadcast downloaders.

Your analysis of torture, whistle-blowers, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, and censorship in academia would clearly be a hit.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Obama: Netanyahu is a “liar” and a “coward”

A coward, a liar, and a top 9/11 suspect.
The President of the United States is on the record calling Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a “liar” and a “coward.”

Nothing like this has ever happened before...

(read full article)

Monday, January 21, 2013

I LOVE Big Brother - so don't bother torturing me!


"The concept of the 'living will' could also be applied to the issue of torture. Just as you might wake up some day as a human vegetable - who knows, bad things do happen to good people - you might likewise wake up some day strapped to a gurney in a cage in Guantanamo with spark plug wires hooked to your testicles. If that happened, wouldn't it be great if you could say: 'Don't bother torturing me, I've already signed a document giving you everything you could possibly need!'"

Full story: http://truthjihad.com/news/?p=363

Sunday, January 20, 2013

There are no straight people in Iran

Henry Makow explains how the New World Order works to destroy the family and
the human spirit by promoting sexual obsession and perversion, turning people into soulless, atomized consumers and producers in the marketplace they control.

I'm looking forward to my first trip to Iran.

One reason: It's a country whose President , top military leaders, and media support the 9/11 truth movement - and have the guts to say so in public.

Another great thing about Iran: It makes the best movies, on the most modest budgets, of any country on earth. If you haven't discovered Iranian movies yet, you're in for a treat. I'm looking forward to attending the Fajr Film Festival - a far more important and honorable event, in terms of film artistry and integrity, than Cannes and the Oscars combined.

Politically, Iran may be resisting the New World Order and its attempt to create a global dictatorship, more energetically and effectively than any other nation.

And one more cool thing about Iran: There are no straight people there.


You might think I'm confusing Iran with the Castro District of San Francisco.

Wrong. Let me explain.

Here in the USA, the New World Order media loves to mock President Ahmadinejad for saying that there are no gay people in Iran. But if you asked him, I'm sure he would tell you that there are no straight people either.

What the Iranian President meant is that in Iran, there is no such conceptual opposition as "gay versus straight." These are just not relevant categories. People in Iran do not pin their whole identities on adolescent cravings for this or that type of fornication.

Most don't, anyway. I'm sure there are a few idiots in Tehran, brainwashed by Western media and pornography, who identify themselves with their crotches.

As you may suspect by now, I agree with President Ahmadinejad. Basing your whole identity on a physical desire or craving is insane. Calling yourself a "homosexual" or a "heterosexual" is like calling yourself a "chocolate-ice-cream-ual" or a "heroin-drugual" or a "vodka-drinkual." How pathetic!

Note that if you were a heroin-drugual, you would crave a type of pleasure that is forbidden here in the USA. Being a product of a profoundly decadent culture, you might start a "heroin-druguals' rights movement" and claim that it is your inalienable right to use heroin, which you view as central to your identity.

Good luck with that.

If you were a vodka-drinkual living in a Muslim country, you would face the same problem: The pleasure you crave is forbidden under the traditional laws of your country.

The same would be true if you are a "homosexual" in a Muslim society - or in a traditional Christian or Jewish or Buddhist society. (In case you Buddhists haven't heard, the Dalai Llama has condemned homosexual acts, indeed all sexual acts other than normal intercourse, as spiritually degrading.)

If we gave in to every food craving, we would all balloon to 500 pounds and then explode like this guy.

If we gave in to every sex craving, we'd never get anything done, then die of some horrible STD.

If we gave in to every drug craving, we'd all be addicts.

The reality is, we have to ignore, repress, sublimate, or otherwise avoid yielding to 99% of our base, worldly cravings. That's life. Get used to it.

The USA, the first nation on earth dedicated to the "pursuit of happiness," has degenerated into a society based on the pursuit of decadence. Me me me. More more more.

The whole West is following us over the cliff.

I'm glad there are a few places left on earth where there are no homosexuals, no heterosexuals, no adult children of sex addicted parents...

Just grown-ups seeking inner peace and trying to walk in the path of God.

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PS I know I'll be seeing comments like "but I've heard they execute people for committing sodomy in Iran! That's barbaric!" Maybe so. But trying to normalize sodomy, and pervert a society's traditional values by imposing on it an idiotic and destructive conceptual scheme like "gay-straight" - while promoting sexual behaviors that sicken the body and degrade the spirit - is even more barbaric.

A century ago, the West considered the Muslim countries barbaric because they were supposedly so tolerant of homosexuality, and merciful in refraining from punishing it. Today, all we hear is propaganda about puritanical and repressive the Muslims are. In fact, the Islamic world is for the most part moderate and balanced, while the West swings wildly from one extreme to another.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Who is Allen Ruff and why does he oppose Chuck Hagel?

Alleged "pro-Palestinian peacenik" and enemy of 9/11 truth Allen Ruff wants to defeat Chuck Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense. Why?

I got to know Allen Ruff - a big, dark, hulking, bearded, scowling bully who looks a bit like the old Zionist media caricatures of the late Ayatollah Khomeni, only about 100 pounds heavier - at pro-Palestine demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin during the 1990s. 

Ruff took an instant dislike to me - if "dislike" isn't too weak a word. At first I couldn't figure out why. Gradually, it became apparent that Ruff was the leader of a gang of left-wing Jews who were trying to set themselves up as the local pro-Palestine movement - and police the thoughts, words, and deeds of Palestinians, Muslim students and other goyim.

As an articulate American Muslim who shares the near-unanimous position of the people of the Middle East - that "Israel" is a criminal enterprise, not a legitimate state - I must have rubbed Ruff the wrong way. He obviously didn't like me challenging his attempts to police the opinions of the foreign students and pro-Palestine activists. In particular, he was incensed at my suggestion that Palestinians make common cause with Americans rebelling against Israel's influence in the USA. Any reference to the "Israeli lobby," much less the "Jewish lobby," made Ruff explode in volcanic vituperation.

Any and all talk about how Israel dominates US policy, Ruff insisted, was anti-Semitic slander. He claimed that US policy was set by wealthy WASP imperialists, and certainly not by the poor, powerless pro-Israel Jews!

In 2004, Ruff's hatred for me exploded into near-psychosis when I began leading 9/11 truth teach-ins at the UW-Madison campus. Just hearing me assert that 9/11 was an inside job made him wax apoplectic - even more so than Kenneth Katzman!
Allen Ruff didn't like Mike Delaney's "Israel did 9/11" T-Shirt - so he assaulted him.

When I organized David Ray Griffin's 2005 "9/11 and American Empire" talk at UW-Madison, which was broadcast nationwide on C-SPAN, Ruff suffered a public meltdown. As I was standing at the podium about to introduce Griffin, Ruff approached me, his face twitching in homicidal rage, growling: "We're keeping a file on you! That's right, we're keeping a file on you!"

Immediately after the Griffin event -  a stunning success attended by almost 500 people - Ruff launched an internet hate campaign attempting to smear me and 9/11 truth as "anti-Semitic." He even falsely claimed that I had accused him of being a Mossad agent! This struck me as a very odd false accusation, coming from someone who had just threatened me that "We're keeping a file on you!" Was he protesting too much? (For the record, I doubt he's a paid Mossad agent; but he sure acts like an unpaid sayanim or "volunteer Mossad helper.")

When James Petras began doing his magnificent work outing the power of the Zionist lobby, and pointing out that the 9/11 wars were purely for Israel not oil, Ruff predictably tried to shoot Petras down.

Why would a self-styled radical leftist like Ruff try to take over a local pro-Palestine movement, steer it away from challenging or even naming the Zionist lobby, and fanatically oppose anyone who questions 9/11?

Today, the nomination of Chuck Hagel, the Senator "not from Israel, but from the US," suggests that Netanyahu's failed attempts to bully Obama may have created a backlash that will end US enslavement to Israel...and possibly even lead to massive cuts in military spending, thereby ending the 9/11 wars against Israel's enemies.

So predictably, Allan Ruff wrote a piece for The Progressive trying to convince "pwogwessives" (half-informed middlebrow leftists with good intentions) that they should oppose Hagel's nomination - a nomination that, more than anything any US president has done since JFK, signals a turn toward peace.

9/11 truth was the only quick way to end the 9/11 wars. Ruff fanatically opposed it, thereby lending his support to those wars.

Chuck Hagel's nomination signals a slow but inexorable end to the 9/11 wars. Ruff opposes Hagel, instead making common cause with the PNAC neocons, who are dedicated to keeping those wars going (not only to destroy Israel's enemies, but to keep a lid on 9/11).

Peace - for the US as well as the Middle East - will require breaking the back of the Israel lobby. Ruff is working overtime not only to protect the Israel lobby, which is led by the 9/11 perp neocons, but to reinforce the taboo against even admitting it exists.

Why is self-styled "peacenik" Allen Ruff working so hard to offer clandestine support to wars that have killed millions and displaced more than ten million people?

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's hard to write satire these days

How can you write satire, when "mainstream consensus reality" is already a dark parody of itself?

Marx's remark that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, applies in spades to the Project for a New American Century (PNAC).  PNAC's "new Pearl Harbor" on 9/11 was tragic. Today, its "more wars for Israel" cheerleading is farcical.  For details, see my new article:

9/11 PNAC perps still whining for US to fight Israel’s wars

So there's just no way that a satirist can keep up with the absurdity of reality. But somebody's got to try:

President Morsi should apologize – to apes, pigs, and vampires


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Is Obama killing “kill list” critics?

Aaron Swartz, a prominent info-warrior and critic of Obama's "kill list," was found dead in New York Friday.

As with so many freemasonic assassinations, including that of "DC Madam" Deborah Jean Palfrey, Swartz was hanged. Naturally the police are calling it suicide.

Swartz's death raises the obvious question: Can you criticize Obama's barbarian, unconstitutional "kill list" without ending up on it yourself?

My earlier article  "Disable the purveyors": Is US secretly liquidating dissidents? suggested that the US government "kill list" may include domestic dissidents as well as foreign opponents of US policy.

But hey, I'm a reasonable, moderate guy. I'm not necessarily against all "kill lists." In fact, I would love to see someone compile a list of everyone involved in the "kill list" program, from the top of the command chain down to the lowliest drone operator, and... (remainder of sentence deleted for reasons of National Security).

But the problem with Obama's kill list is that it is targeting good people (like Aaron Swartz) not bad people (like names deleted for reasons of National Security) . The bad people are the ones running the kill list. They are the ones who should be (remainder of sentence deleted for reasons of National Security).

So let me hereby state that I am not only an inveterate opponent of Obama's kill list, I am so angry about it that I would support putting an end to it by any means, including (remainder of sentence deleted for reasons of National Security). So shoot me.

Please note that I'm a practicing Muslim, so suicide is out of the question.

Anyone who participates or co-operates in any way with Obama's "kill list" is a traitor to the Constitution of the United States, which states that no-one may be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. Therefore, anyone who participates or co-operates in any way with Obama's "kill list" ought to be (remainder of sentence deleted for reasons of National Security).

Maybe if we just put all kill lists on a kill list, and killed them all off, we could finally have a world where good people could just mind their own business in peace.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Conspiracy Theories: A Modest Proposal

by Sass Cuntstein, Information Czar and Cuntstitutional Scholar Extraordinaire

In my previous article “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures,” I argued that conspiracy theories – especially the ones that are true – pose a growing threat to Western civilization in general, and to people like me in particular. I pointed out that since 9/11, a veritable tsunami of conspiracy theories has been racing toward the American shore, threatening to wash away everything we have accomplished. Clearly, something must be done...


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scapegoating Iran

Israel needs a scapegoat. Saudi Arabia needs a scapegoat. Iran fits the bill. 

Read my new Press TV op-ed "Scapegoating Iran"


Monday, January 7, 2013

CIA officer John Kiriakou imprisoned to protect 9/11 cover-up

Former CIA Case Officer John Kiriakou is being railroaded to protect a National Security Secret: Who really did 9/11 and why

by  Kevin Barrett

Former CIA Case Officer John C. Kiriakou is facing 30 months in the federal pen. According to the New York Times, Kiriakou’s crime was passing the identity of an undercover CIA officer to a journalist. 

But a quick peek behind the scenes reveals the real reason Kiriakou is being crucified: He revealed information about CIA officials involved in torturing innocent 9/11 patsy Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) into endorsing a pre-scripted false confession. 


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Daniel Pipes gets an earful of truth

Daniel Pipes, America's #1 islamophobe, tells Obama: "Bomb Iran for Israel or I'll send my friend Andrew Adler after you!"

Unregistered Israeli agent Daniel Pipes, founder of the snitch-on-your-professor website Campus Watch, is the number one enemy of academic freedom in America.

He was a major player in the witch-hunt that forced me out of the University of Wisconsin system in 2006, for the crime of researching and discussing the taboo issue of what really happened on 9/11.
So when I found myself on a panel with Pipes discussing why Israel and its global assets are trying so hard to shut down Press TV, I couldn't resist unloading on him.

US, Zionists waging genocidal war against Muslims: Kevin Barrett  (watch the Press TV video)

The United States and the Israel regime have pushed a genocidal war on Islam, targeting Muslims throughout the world, a prominent political analyst tells Press TV.

This comes as US President Barack Obama has signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a cause for concern by those who believe the 2013 NDAA impacts Middle Easterners and Muslims in particular.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, from Wisconsin, to further discuss the issue. Barrett is joined by Joe Iosbaker, Stop FBI Repression, from Chicago, and Daniel Pipes, founder and director of the Middle East Forum, from Philadelphia. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Do you agree with our guest [Mr. Daniel Pipes]?

Barrett: If the government were going to shut down all the media outlets that are inciting criminality against people like me, I guess they would pretty much have to shut down the entire mainstream media, which has been on an Islamophobic crusade ever since the pro-Israel coup d'état on September 11th, 2001.

Now, the real situation here, the real reason that Iranian media is being banned or being sanctioned under the NDAA is that Iranian media is telling the truth about a lot of these issues. By far the most important and the most sensitive is the truth about 9/11.

I was told by people at Al-Jazeera who were planning on doing a story about the 9/11 Truth Movement, that they were basically told they couldn’t do it at Al-Jazeera. It is taboo at Al-Jazeera. It is taboo everywhere else in the mainstream media.

Yet, here on Press TV, we can actually talk about the fact that the majority of the world doesn’t believe the official story of 9/11. 89 percent of Germans, 97 percent of Pakistanis say that al-Qaeda had nothing to do with 9/11.

A growing majority in the Islamic world, especially, says that 9/11 was basically a pro-Zionist coup d'état by the friends of Daniel Pipes. We have overwhelming evidence that this is true now. A book by Christopher Bollyn, “Solving 9/11”, is a good first place to start.

I think (the repression of Press TV) is because Press TV has been telling the truth about 9/11 or at least allowing voices to tell the truth about 9/11.
That’s the single most important issue that has led to these attempts to shut down Press TV throughout the West by the Zionist linked power structure that totally dominates US foreign policy, that donates more than half of the money to American political candidates, that owns every single mainstream media outlet in the US and that controls about 33 percent of global organized crime.
That’s a pretty formidable criminal organization they’ve got based over there in Israel. And if you go up against it as Iranian media has, you’re going to pay the consequences. I salute Press TV in its courage in doing so.

Press TV: Do you have a reaction to [previous guest speaker] Daniel Pipes?

Barrett: Yeah, talking about forced confessions and show trials in Iran is pretty funny because right here in the USA we’ve had a long series of forced confessions and show trials specifically around 9/11.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man who was blamed as the mastermind of 9/11, was brainwashed into reciting the words of his torturers after a massive amount of torture.
The only evidence offered in the 9/11 Commission Report for its claim that 19 Arabs somehow pulled off this amazing attack, taking down three skyscrapers with two planes, is the alleged confessions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. If you look in the 9/11 Commission Report, every single footnote leads you to the alleged confessions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed under severe and unrelenting torture. He is only the most notorious of the thousands of Muslims around the world and here in the US who have been arrested, tortured and subjected to show trials.
This has been happening all over the world. More than 100 thousand Muslims have gone through the US sex torture gulag since 9/11.

I think it’s pretty hypocritical of someone like Daniel Pipes, who represents the hardline Zionist faction that’s staged the 9/11 massacre of Americans, to accuse Iran of show trials and forced confessions, when it’s his very people who have destroyed the Constitution of the United States and forced the United States to become a dictatorship of show trials and forced confessions.
[In response to Mr. Daniel Pipes’ question regarding Muslims immigrating to the US] The United States is a wonderful place. It’s a wonderful place if you’re a Muslim who wants to keep his mouth shut.

Press TV: Kevin Barrett, go ahead [in response to Daniel Pipes questions regarding Muslims immigrating to the US].

Barrett: Because they can make a better living here. The kind of Muslims who are happy coming to the United States tend to be people who are, I’m sorry to say, who for the most part are not courageous enough to speak the truth. 80 percent of Muslims know that 9/11 was a hardline Zionist inside job. 65 percent of American Muslims know it according to scientific polling and yet most of them are cowards who are keeping their mouth shut.

They just want to get by. They just want to raise their families. They just want to make a living. If that’s all you want to do in life, if you don’t want to stand up for what’s right and stand up for God the way the first Muslims did, the United States is a wonderful place. It’s a paradise for people who are not serious about doing what’s right, whether they’re Muslim or non-Muslim.

[In response to Mr. Daniel Pipes’ question regarding the US as a place of torture] Because the Muslims who want to come here are not going to speak the truth. They’re going to keep their mouths shut. They’re terrified of people like you.

The Muslims who want to stand up for what’s right are not likely to come to America. The Muslims who want to stand up for what’s right are getting themselves into trouble and they’re the ones who are being tortured.

Press TV: Kevin Barrett, go ahead [in response to previous guest speaker, Mr. Pipes].

Barrett: The whole point of having an outlet like Press TV is to allow people to speak the truth in the face of this nonstop avalanche of propaganda lies put out by people like Daniel Pipes, the master Islamophobic propagandist of our time. Let’s hand him his due here.

I don’t think Daniel Pipes knows very many ordinary Muslims. I happen to know a whole lot of them. I hung out with absolutely ordinary Muslims when I was in Morocco and I hang out with ordinary Muslims here in the USA.

All of them know 9/11 was an inside job. All of them know there’s a war on Islam. All of them know that the US has tortured 100 thousand Muslims in the torture gulag since 9/11 and they are just afraid to say it. They are afraid to say it.

They know they can get by; they can have a nice job. They can survive. All of my Muslim friends here in the US virtually are just keeping their mouths shut.

Thank God there are a few brave men like MD Rabbi Alam, the high-level democratic politician from Missouri who is standing up for the truth.

Most Muslims are just like anybody else. They just want to get by. They just want to have a decent life for their families, and they know darn well that they are facing a genocidal war on Islam launched by these neo-con lunatics, the friends of Daniel Pipes.

I salute Press TV for allowing people to occasionally come on and tell the truth about this.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Will the War on Islam end in 2013?


Public opinion polls show that the vast majority of the world's Muslims know that the “War on Terror” is a barely-disguised War on Islam.

And it isn't just Muslims who understand this. So do all serious Western strategic thinkers.

One of the few who is willing to say it openly is James Schall, Professor of Government at Georgetown University and Hoover Institute strategist: “I always thought it was a mistake not to say what Iraq really was, that is, a war against an expanding Islam.”

But today - eleven and one-half years after the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center launched the War on Islam - that war is bogged down in the mother of all quagmires...

(Read the complete article at Press TV)