Inverting Reality: Photos of Anti-Government 'Protests' in Iran (Used By Western Media) Turn Out To Be Images from "Pro-Government Marches"

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Once again it looks like another regime change agenda of the US Empire is being foisted on another country through nefarious means with western media outlets, corrupt politicians and misleading cheerleading pundits all attempting to steer the public in the same direction towards the overthrow of the Iranian government.

Over the last 4 days, a number of western media outlets have published front page stories depicting large scale protests across Iran, however, these stories are now all suspect of being untrue due to the fact that many of the images being used in these stories actually come from pro-government support rallies and marches. Once again, western media outlets have been caught inverting the truth and attempting to shape false perceptions regarding real events in the Middle East.

On January 3, 2018 Canada based CTV presented the following material from the Associated Press headlined "Anti-Government Protests in Iran" with numerous images of people marching in Iran. However, the large majority of the images with the largest crowds shown by CTV were actually from Pro-Iranian government marches that took place that very same day. These images were mixed in with a few deceptively titled anti-government protest images. This deliberate obfuscation of events shows that once again the waters are being muddied and another regime change agenda implemented by the US Empire is underway.

Note the headline of the CTV material and then note the captions to the right of each image.

Link here to article:

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Now note how the truth is told in some images but not others, while the headline stays the same at all times above all of the images.

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Now some more misleading......

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Now a little bit of truth.....

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Then a little more truth, note image is shown as just a few individuals who are holding anti-Israel placards rather than the large crowds of tens of thousands that were attending the pro-government/anti-Israel marches.

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Now the small bands of anti-Iranian government protesters are thrown into the mix. Note also how the Associated Press provides itself plausible deniability from responsibility and accountability by stating these images were NOT provided by an AP employee.

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Then at the conclusion of the media comes one more shot of Iranian clerics and other pro-government supporters under the false headline.

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Now lets look at recent videos showing the size of the pro-Iranian government support rallies that the western media intentionally neglected to report on. Propaganda by omission is a common practice of corrupt western media outlets in the new era of fake news. Here we have 3 examples of large rallies in various cities.

Massive Iranian Pro-Goverment Marches Ignored By Western Media - (Posted for Posterity)

Screenshot from linked video:

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Pro-Iranian Government March Shows Massive Numbers - Western Media Ignores Reality

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Western Media Ignores Story of Massive Pro-Government Rallies Held in Iran

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In the images below we can see how the AP cropped the image from the pro-government march and depicted it as from anti-government protests.

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Link to AP story where above image was featured -

Note again that a pro government image is portrayed as an anti-government image -

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Link to story where the image was featured -

The Times of Israel gets in on the act -

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Link to story where the pro government march image was used and portrayed as exactly the opposite -

When researching this material online I came across a Facebook post showing Press TV's live helicopter fly overs of the marches that confirm the information I have posted above. However, when I tried to share it the link was immediately "marked as spam" by Facebook. Thus, I had to notify the friend I was trying to share it with that the comment was being "marked as spam". The friend was then able to finally share it and left a note that Facebook was marking it as spam, thereby previously making it invisible to others.

Here's a pic of link marked as spam, and his comment denoting such:

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Here's the official Press TV link (marked as spam) with the pro government videos confirming all of the information presented above:

Here are a couple of screen caps from the video showing the sizes of the pro-government marches

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This post is put together to help prevent another horrific war and an exacerbation of conflicts that could lead to full out global warfare occurring. We live in dangerous times and citizens deserve the truth from our own elected leaders, media outlets and governments. The truth should not be manipulated, portrayed inaccurately or censored in any way, shape or form by media outlets that citizens are depending on. The information presented above leaves little doubt that the Associated Press has intentionally put out a massive fake news story when it comes to the current events happening in Iran.

For the truth about what is happening in Iran, I highly recommend the following post from the Moon Of Alabama website:

Link to Moon of Alabama post (dated Jan. 2, 2018) revealing the truth about current events in Iran and how the western media is portraying them.

Press TV also has more here on how the 'protests' which were actually riots were depicted by western media. This video shows the scale of violence being orchestrated by anti-government protesters.

Also please see my recent post on cheerleaders and sheepherders pushing for the overthrow of the Iranian government:

Pointing Out the Two-Sided Hypocrisy of Sheep Herders, Cheerleaders and Corrupt Politicians Pushing For War With Iran - (As Revealed by Their Own Tweets)


I had seen the MoA post earlier, but I was not aware of the AP doctoring, and switching photos from the larger pro-government rallies with smaller economic protests.

I had gathered mostly from MoA that paid agents provocateur had infiltrated the protests about economic hardship and hijacked them to spout antigovernment propaganda.

It is because crap like this is so often done that I feel the era of public marches and the like is in the past. I reckon people can better effect change via other means, now that the internet is available.

Anonymous hacking and defacing sites can actually reach more people than graffiti on gummint buildings, sometimes, for example.

Thanks for graphically showing how AP is lying to fool folks into thinking that organic Iranian protests were happening, other than to complain about inflation.

Yep, judging from what I am seeing on some of the Facebook pages of Sayed Mousavi and Professor Tim Anderson the majority of the anti-government "real" protests are quite small in number overall. The anti-government protest crowd in Tehran looked to be around 500 people and the one in Abhar was estimated at between 500 to 1000. Approximately 30 other cities were pulling between 50 to 300 protesters. Considering that Tehran has a metropolitan population of approximately 15 million people, that number is quite miniscule, to say the least.

Adversely, attendees at the pro government marches were estimated in the hundreds of thousands.

I was not aware of the image doctoring. I also will be doing a post about the Iran situation later this week. The more sources of info I can find the better.

I'll be following you going forward. Moon of Alabama is a hidden gem.

Thanks @Chieppa1 Moon of Alabama has become a great resource for the past few years and their writers posting about Syria have proved to be spot on time and time again.

They get mentioned on The Scott Horton Show pretty often, my favorite foreign policy source.

As I said and you can see in your own pictures : fake rallies, they are getting paid by the regime, among them are students and employees which the regime forced them to join these rallies, You are a liar too, you either getting paid by the regime or you have no idea what you're talking about

I recommend you read up on my other material hadif. I have no so called political dog in this fight. My goal is simply to help prevent war and expose the crimes of the global elite. I provide posts on what I see happening geopolitically using various news articles posted online and available to me along with social media, first person video and extensive contacts within the war zones and various countries. My perceptions are based upon over two decades of researching the Grand Chessboard and geopolitical maneuvering. My Clarity of Signal geopolitical information website is linked below and you can judge for yourself how I attain information and present it, and exactly why. Exposing the truth about the Iranian marches and western media reporting regarding such is only one aspect of my research. If you would like to negate my presented evidence then please feel free to add whatever information you like to this Steemit post's comments to bolster your points of the debate.

I appreciate your effort to spread the news but please be sure your are doing the right thing and you send the voice of Iranian people to the world cause we have no media in here. plus if I inform my Iranian friends on steemit about your posts you will see thousands of comments here and they will tell you that you are mistaking.
here is one of the truths I mentioned in my older comment :
they force students to join their fake pro-government rallies, here is a video I posted :

first he says the date : 1396/10/13 Shamsi Calendar
then he says govenrment forced students to join the rallies, nobody's here by his own will, they took us all here with force
I translated it for you and I'm risking my life by posting this video I have thousands of videos and documents which proves you are wrong.
look at your own pictures, for example this one :

what you see in this picture ? all clerics or Mollas getting paid by the regime, they are not representing the people of Iran.
look at their head scarves, do you even check these pictures before posting them ?

The photo you show above is from the screen cap from the full video I placed above at the Facebook link. People can judge for themselves the size of the crowd via that live PressTV helicopter feed. It is not my role to judge marchers based upon their ethnic and religious proclivities. My purpose for this post is to demonstrate clearly that western media sources misrepresented the facts once again. It is also not my role to judge based upon emotions. For this post, I simply focused on what the media reported and what actually took place according to the information I could ascertain. Final note - I don't doubt that some people hate their government in Iran, same as in many other countries.

You don't know the situation in here I'm 30 years old educated I have a master degree but no job, I was working before 8 am to 12 pm my salary was 270 dollar per month, So I quite my job, they take our money and send it to Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen let's say it's ok they helping other people, but what about their corruption for example an oil rig was missing in broad daylight in Ahmadi Nejad's presidenial term:

What about this one :
President Rouhani himself released documents which shows 45.5 million dollars of our budget goes straight to some Mollas pockets :

This is a golden Maserati in streets of Tehran :

and this is a school in Sistan/Baloochestan Province south east of Iran :

Here is a woman fighting for her freedom her right to choose what to wear :

There is no news of her they probably sent her to jail or worse.

They took our freedom, our money, there is corruption everywhere in the system and when we raise our voice they say those are USA and Israel Spies. It's a long story I don't want to risk my life anymore, but you know nothing what's going on in here.