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Dec. 21, 2012

Quotes 'intelligence analyst' saying attack was simple revenge.

A report published by Iran’s Press TV alleges that the horrific attack at the Connecticut school should not be attributed to a “lone gunman” but instead should be blamed on the rightful instigator: Jerusalem.

The report written by Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today, quoted Michael Harris, a “former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona,” saying that the “rage” of Israel against Barack Obama and America was the reason the attack was carried out.

“The facts are now becoming obvious,” the report quoted Harris saying. “This is another case where Israel has chosen violence and terrorism where their bullying in Washington has failed. Israel believes the U.S. ‘threw them under the bus,’ particularly after the recent Gaza war, allowing Israel to be humiliated in the United Nations.

“Their response was to stage a terror attack, targeting American in the most hideous and brutal way possible, in fact, an Israeli ‘signature attack,’ one that butchers children, one reminiscent of the attacks that killed so many children in Gaza?” the report said.

Duff’s report noted that, “Washington is terrified of Israel, their powerful lobby and its relationship with organized crime. Now, a key former senator, Chuck Hagel, who has helped expose this fact, is likely to be nominated as the secretary of defense, despite vocal protests from Israel.”

The Press TV report continued, “Today, Israeli news gave further credence to Harris’ analysis when they issued the following statements regarding the probable nomination of Hagel.”

The report quoted Matt Brooks, the executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, saying, “Chuck Hagel’s statements and actions regarding Israel have raised serious concerns for many Americans who care about Israel. The Jewish community and every American who supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship have cause for alarm if the president taps Hagel for such an important post.”

According to the Press TV report, Harris explained in an interview why he charges Israel with responsibility for the 20 children and six adults murdered at Sandy Hook, and not the gunman.

“This is exactly what Israel did in Norway; the political party that voted sanctions against Israel was retaliated against by a ‘lone gunman’ who killed 77 children,” the report quoted Harris saying.

“This is what Israel always does, they go after the children. It is what they do in Gaza every day. It is what was done in Norway. It is what happened at Sandy Hook. Nobody buys the ‘lone gunman’ story anymore, not with the Gabby Giffords’ shooting, not with the Aurora ‘Batman’ shooting,’ certainly not with Breveik, (sic) and certainly not in Connecticut.”

According to Press TV, “As days have passed, key issues involving the Sandy Hook terror attack have been cited as ‘debunking’ the ‘lone gunman’ cover story: From a viral email that is growing every hour with more reasons to doubt the official story: According to the official story, Adam Lanza was found with his older brother’s ID, and it was not stolen. However, older brother Ryan – whom officials say is very cooperative – claims not to have even seen his brother since 2010. Where would Adam get this ID? And why does such use not qualify as a theft.”

Press TV’s report also speculates about other issues.

“The medical examiner asserts that all wounds were caused by a rifle or other long weapon, and police/FBI say that the school was littered with 223 (rifle) casings. However, Adam Lanza was found dead at the school with only handguns – a rifle was found in the trunk of his car. Then he could not have possibly been firing the rifle, and could not have committed the murders. Who did then?”

Duff’s reporting continued, “What happened to the woodsman in a black jacket and camo pants who was arrested and handcuffed outside the school? He actually shouted to parents, ‘It wasn’t me.’ Who was he and what was he doing there?

“What happened to the dark van or SUV that the police surrounded in the parking lot or the maroon sedan with a blown-out back window they were on the lookout for?”

Press TV reported, “A child asserts that he/she heard someone say, ‘Put your hands up,’ followed by the reply, ‘Don’t shoot.’ This indicates that the police took a suspect into custody inside the school. But if that was Adam Lanza, how did he kill himself after that point?”

Duff wrote, “Is Harris right? Would Israel order the deaths of 20 tiny children to make a political point? Have they done this before? Is Harris right about that too?”

Duff reported he asked Harris specifically about those points, and got this answer: “You murder children as part of ‘business as usual,’ you shouldn’t be surprised that children are murdered, people look to you.”

Jonah Goldberg at National Review was not left without words: “Wow, even for a crappy propaganda outfit, this is outrageous.”

And at Robert Spencer’s JihadWatch, he wrote, “No one surpasses the Iranians in their fanatical Jew-hatred. Quranic anti-semitism leads them to see the Zionists behind everything; the Quran brands the Jews as the worst enemies of the Muslims … and portrays them as wickedly trying to turn the Muslims away from their faith and thwart them at every turn.”

An Israel-based columnist who writes under the name Israel Matzav also shared his perspective on the Press TV report.

“What’s the difference between the U.S. Left and Iran? One’s a group of anti-Semitic raving lunatics and the other is an Islamic Republic.”