From the Washington Free Beacon:
Obama Admin’s Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories
Personal posts promote anti-Semitic authors, websites
I know nothing about the Washington Free Beacon, but the article content rings true. Is that because it conforms to my belief, or because it is true, or both?
Try this extract:
“A State Department official closely involved in the Obama administration’s Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Alan Eyre, the State Department’s Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on their hands, and linked deal criticism to a vast “neoconservative worldview.”
Eyre described the one article, penned by the anti-Israel conspiracy theorist Stephen Walt, as having an “interesting thesis.”
Insiders who spoke to the Free Beacon about Eyre’s private postings pointed to a pattern of partisanship and called it a sign that key officials at the State Department are biased against the state of Israel. Such criticism has dogged the team Obama since the early days of the administration.“
What do you think? Surprised? I’m not. It appears to explain a lot.
Incidentally, I had to laugh when I read:
“Such criticism has dogged the team Obama since the early days of the administration.”
To my mind, there’s one good reason for the enduring criticism: because it is true!
Read the whole thing here and judge for yourself.