Geneive Abdo, a fellow at the “progressive” Century Foundation – and thus, a commentator for the BBC, NPR, CNN, and PBS — has accused Israel of bombing its own diplomats to incite war with Iran.
ELEANOR HALL: Iran’s leadership says it’s sheer lies that it’s behind the attacks and that the Israelis have planted the bombs themselves to discredit Iran?
GENEIVE ABDO: Well I think that’s entirely possible. I mean, if you consider what the Israelis did for many years in Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East, that theory is not so farfetched.
ELEANOR HALL: Although there is an argument that the attacks were similar in style to the bomb attacks on the Iranians scientists and that, therefore, that was a message of retaliation to Israel?
GENEIVE ABDO: Well, you know, there are many theories. I mean theory one is that the Iranians did it in retaliation for attacks on their own nuclear scientists. Theory two is that the Israelis have carried out this attack as a pretext to attack Iran. I mean the Israelis are seriously considering now launching a war against Iran. So that also has to be taken as a possible motivation for these assassinations.
These are not the mutterings of a conspiracy-loving, tin-foil-hat wearing basement dweller that can be easily dismissed; Geneive Abdo is a well-placed, mainstream journalist. There’s a reason many don’t trust the media anymore, and it’s because of the deranged views of people like Geneive Abdo.