Oh, what a headline it was yesterday:
Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News
Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders.
U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Obama administration is aware of the assassination campaign but has no direct involvement.
Two senior U.S. officials confirmed for NBC News the MEK’s role in the assassinations, with one senior official saying, “All your inclinations are correct.” A third official would not confirm or deny the relationship, saying only, “It hasn’t been clearly confirmed yet.” All the officials denied any U.S. involvement in the assassinations.
So NBC's sources were multiple senior officials. No doubt then that this information was a planned release to a left-leaning media outlet with the president's blessing. NBC does their master's bidding well here, smearing the Israelis at every turn while going through a litany of the MEK's past abuses, even stooping so low as to question whether or not Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad actually ever called for Israel to be wiped from the Earth. (Video here, with Mahmoud sating they will be "wiped off the map". NBC, apparently, went with the Arabists distortions and lies instead)
Gary Fine in the Minneapolis Star Tribune points out the double-standard:
If the Obama administration can publicly pride itself for assassinating Bin Laden as a non- US state sponsored terrorist action, then how can the US administration rightfully encourage the media to infer that Israel’s unconfirmed antiterrorist actions in assisting the elimination of Iran’s nuclear scientists,(thus reducing Iran’s nuclear bomb capacity) borders on state sponsored terrorism?
With full knowledge of the repercussions, why did the Obama Administration purposely out Israel to a negative media attack?
Whatever the reason is, it has nothing to do with America's national security, our America's best interest. That is such a Republican way to look at the world, after all. Just ask the Canadians...