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The US: The bully who cried wolf

Hamid Dabashi

Al jazeera

Wed Jun 26 2019

Israel-hating, Iran-supporting, anti-Semitic, Columbia professor Hamid Dabashi attempts to raise doubts about United States claims that Iran attacked the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous in the Persian Gulf on June 13, 2019. President Trump, he asserts, is a "habitual liar [who] cannot be believed even when telling the truth."

"[O]ne cannot help but wonder: Did Iran attack the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous with limpet mines - as the United States claims it did on June 13? Does the video the US army produced indeed prove the accusation?

The US, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom say it does, Iran says it does not, and others have expressed doubts. So, who is telling the truth? Iran or the US and its allies? And why does it matter? [. . .]

The US: The bully who cried wolf