Iran’s media wages truth jihad


“The first casualty of war is truth.” -Aeschylus


by Kevin Barrett


“The best jihad is a word of truth flung in the face of a tyrant.” -The Prophet Muhammad, peace upon him.

A long line of military strategists, from Aeschylus in the west to Sun Tzu in the east, have concluded that all warfare is inevitably based on deception. More recently, contemporary thinkers such as Gwynne Dyer, whose book on war is one of the best introductions to the topic, have focused on the role of self-deception. Nobody who actually understands what war really is, Dwyer suggests, will ever willingly fight in one.

The central role of the lie in warfare was taken to a new level by the orches-traitors of the 9/11 inside job. But they wouldn’t have succeeded without the self-deception of the masses in general, and the soldiers in particular. Polls showing that the vast majority of US soldiers in Iraq believed they were fighting to take revenge for 9/11 provide evidence of this extreme, psychotic  self-deception. After watching the three skyscrapers in New York being blown to smithereens by powerful explosives, the American people literally took leave of their senses, and have been living in a world of delusion ever since.

If a bunch of psychotics are trying to kill you based on a shared delusion, the best defense may be to disillusion them – in other words, to help them see the truth. Since all forms of tyranny and oppression are ultimately based on lies, “the best (defensive) jihad is a word of truth flung in the face of a tyrant.”

The chief strategic purpose of 9/11 was to trick the US into destroying Israel’s enemies in the Middle East. And Israel’s biggest enemy – because it tells the truth about Zionism – is Iran.  That’s why Iraq and Afghanistan were invaded: to surround Iran. The final act of the 9/11 wars was always supposed to be a US war on Iran for Israel.

The Iranians, who are said to have invented chess, have quite sensibly responded by creating international media channels that report the truth about these matters.

Here is my latest Press TV essay on the Iranian media’s truth jihad:

West fears Iranian media

And here is my latest appearance as a guest on Press TV, airing some unpleasant truths about Saudi Arabia and its relationship to the US and Israel.

Saudi monarchy betraying the Muslim world: Kevin Barrett







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Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.