We have been following the news and analysis heralding a military attack on Iran over its nuclear programme, and more recently, we have noted the media coverage --- following an Obama Administration "red line" against a strike --- hitting back at any launch of conflict.
Now an episode which brings both sides of the political and propaganda struggle together.
On Wednesday, journalist Mark Perry posted the dramatic revelation, "Israel's Secret Staging Ground":
Four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers say that the United States has concluded that Israel has recently been granted access to airbases on Iran's northern border. To do what, exactly, is not clear. "The Israelis have bought an airfield," a senior administration official told me in early February, "and the airfield is called Azerbaijan."
It was immediately clear, however, that the news had not been fed to Perry to encourage the Israelis. Rather...