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Proof: Israeli Effort to Destabilize Iran Via Twitter

 
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Proof: Israeli Effort to Destabilize Iran Via Twitter
Right-wing Israeli interests are engaged in an all out Twitter attack with hopes of delegitimizing the Iranian election and causing political instability within Iran.

Anyone using Twitter over the past few days knows that the topic of the Iranian election has been the most popular. Thousands of tweets and retweets alleging that the election was a fraud, calling for protests in Iran, and even urging followers hack various Iranian news websites (which they did successfully). The Twitter popularity caught the eye of various blogs such as Mashable and TechCrunch and even made its way to mainstream news media sites.

Were these legitimate Iranian people or the works of a propaganda machine? I became curious and decided to investigate the origins of the information. In doing so, I narrowed it down to a handful of people who have accounted for 30,000 Iran related tweets in the past few days. Each of them had some striking similarities -

1. They each created their twitter accounts on Saturday June 13th.
2. Each had extremely high number of Tweets since creating their profiles.
3. “IranElection” was each of their most popular keyword
4. With some very small exceptions, each were posting in ENGLISH.
5. Half of them had the exact same profile photo
6. Each had thousands of followers, with only a few friends. Most of their friends were EACH OTHER.

Why were these tweets in English? Why were all of these profiles OBSESSED with Iran? It became obvious that this was the work of a team of people with an interest in destabilizing Iran. The profiles are phonies and were created with the sole intention of destabilizing Iran and effecting public opinion as to the legitimacy of Iran’s election.

I narrowed the spammers down to three of the most persistent - @StopAhmadi @IranRiggedElect @Change_For_Iran

I decided to do a google search for 2 of the 3 - @StopAhmadi and @IranRiggedElect. The first page to come up was JPost (Jerusalem Post) which is a right wing newspaper pro-Israeli newspaper.

JPost actually ran a story about 3 people “who joined the social network mere hours ago have already amassed thousands of followers.” Why would a news organization post a story about 3 people who JUST JOINED TWITTER hours earlier? Is that newsworthy? Jpost was the first (and only to my knowledge) major news source that mentioned these 3 spammers.

The fact that JPost promoted these three Twitterers who went on the be the source of the IranElection Twitter bombardment is, unfortunately, evidence that this was an Israeli propaganda campaign against Iran. I must admit that I had my suspiscions. After all, Que Bono? (latin for “Who Benefits). There’s no question that Israel perceives Iran as an enemy, more so than any other nation. Destabilizing the country would benefit them.
Meet The Spammers

IranRiggedElect
3146 followers. 31 friends.
340 tweets in past 4 days. none before that.
Top 5 words - iranelection, cnnfail, mousavi, tehran,
All tweets in English
Time: Bulk between 12pm and 2pm eastern standard time
Most retweets: @StopAhmadi @IranElection09 @change_for_iran

Change_for_Iran
14,000 followers. 0 friends
117 tweets in 2 days. none before that.
All tweets in English
Time: Bulk between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm eastern.
Top 5 words: iranelection, people, police, right, students
No retweets

IranElection09
800 followers. 9 friends.
196 tweets in 3 days. none before that.
185 in English. 11 in Farsi (Arabic appearing letters. Not sure if it’s Farsi)
Time: bulk between 2:00pm and 6:00pm eastern. Also 1:00am.
Top 5 words: iranelection, rt, mousavi, tehran, march
Most retweets: @IranRiggedElect @StopAhmadi

StopAhmadi
6199 followers. 53 friends.
1107 tweets in past 3 days. None before then.
top 5 words: iranelection, ppl, news, rt, iran.
All tweets in English
Time: bulk between 9:00am and 5:00pm eastern
Most retweets: @mohamadreza @mahdi

mohamadreza
1433 followers. 142 friends
(protected account. cant see data)

The following all have the same photo in their profile and are followed by the profiles previously mentioned.

whereismyvote_normal

[link to twitter.com]
[link to twitter.com]
[link to twitter.com] (14,000 followers)
[link to twitter.com]
[link to twitter.com]
[link to twitter.com] (800 followers. 9 friends.)

Click below for the JPost Article

[link to www.chartingstocks.net]
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Nice work!!!! We need more people like you, who take the time and investigate these claims.



As for the spammers, they are probably known to us.

I would say one is GAIA the other JADR and the third probably Grizzled Old Goat.

They've not been as present as usual these past few days, so I assume they spent their shill time on Twitter.
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06/16/2009 09:45 AM
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Who wants to bet this wont be pinned?
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Who wants to bet this wont be pinned?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703921

JADR does.
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Who wants to bet this wont be pinned?
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I do.

So, the least we can do for this good investigation is to give it 5 stars, and give it a

bump

from time to time.
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Very good post! Thanks for all your efforts!

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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection, but this what GLP is all about regardless who it angers.

Edit to add and for the detractors of this theory, please focus your time on the data instead of personal attacks and me.

Last Edited by Elijah on 06/16/2009 10:20 AM
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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection, but this what GLP is all about regardless who it angers.

Edit to add and for the detractors of this theory, please focus your time on the data instead of personal attacks and me.
 Quoting: Elijah


Interesting.... I was wrong about being pinned.

Nice work Elijah.... At least one mod knows that truth doesn't have only one side of the story.
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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection, but this what GLP is all about regardless who it angers.

Edit to add and for the detractors of this theory, please focus your time on the data instead of personal attacks and me.


Interesting.... I was wrong about being pinned.

Nice work Elijah.... At least one mod knows that truth doesn't have only one side of the story.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703921


I think you'll have a hard time explaining the pics away and how it is that only three people can create so much dissent that isn't real.

Still it was a good job of trying to find a connection.

Last Edited by Elijah on 06/16/2009 10:24 AM
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Pinned ?

In that case; my apologies to the mods...
Luctor et Emergo.
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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection, but this what GLP is all about regardless who it angers.

Edit to add and for the detractors of this theory, please focus your time on the data instead of personal attacks and me.
 Quoting: Elijah



hf
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[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

the election is not necessarily invalid.
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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection, but this what GLP is all about regardless who it angers.

Edit to add and for the detractors of this theory, please focus your time on the data instead of personal attacks and me.


Interesting.... I was wrong about being pinned.

Nice work Elijah.... At least one mod knows that truth doesn't have only one side of the story.


I think you'll have a hard time explaining the pics away and how it is that only three people can create so much dissent that isn't real.

Still it was a good job of trying to find a connection.
 Quoting: Elijah


Well, I know how such people operate.

In 1953, the CIA managed to overthrow the Iranian president with 5 operatives and a couple of thousand paid protesters.

And the US sponsored dictatorship lasted 20+ years.

So explain how they managed that!

I know and I think you know it too, that the tactics they use are beyond ingenious.
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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection
 Quoting: Elijah


Gee, even a basic understanding of geopolitics should point you in the right direction. All you have to do is connect the dots.

You can start here:

[link to www.uruknet.info]

[link to www.newyorker.com]

[link to www.wsws.org]

[link to www.indybay.org]

[link to www.opednews.com]

[link to atheonews.blogspot.com]

[link to www.gwu.edu]
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Would anyone who has a firm grasp of the knowledge of all that is Jewish be surprised? I think not.


q
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bsflag

I have seen twitter in huffington post this days and there was a lot of acurate reports going on twitter and the MSM hasn´t reported it. Killings, army movements(Right now they are commenting the army has appeared in Tehran to crush the demonstrators) shootings, situation on other iranian towns like isfahan, shiraz or tabriz...

It´s true that maybe 3 or 4 of characters were agents, but the most of the people posting there NOT
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Would anyone who has a firm grasp of the knowledge of all that is Jewish be surprised? I think not.


q
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 679335

"All that is Jewish"?

Your pointy white hat is showing.
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It´s true that maybe 3 or 4 of characters were agents, but the most of the people posting there NOT
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703956



bsflag
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I'd like to see some links to some more of OP's claims that establish the Israeli connection, but this what GLP is all about regardless who it angers.

 Quoting: Elijah

+1

Interesting stuff in any case.
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Nice work!!!! We need more people like you, who take the time and investigate these claims.



As for the spammers, they are probably known to us.

I would say one is GAIA the other JADR and the third probably Grizzled Old Goat.

They've not been as present as usual these past few days, so I assume they spent their shill time on Twitter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703921

good point
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Nice work!!!! We need more people like you, who take the time and investigate these claims.



As for the spammers, they are probably known to us.

I would say one is GAIA the other JADR and the third probably Grizzled Old Goat.

They've not been as present as usual these past few days, so I assume they spent their shill time on Twitter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703921


Well, if this is true - it means that Israel is a better friend to the people of Iran than you idiots are!

VIVA MOUSAVI!


1ranc0
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Would anyone who has a firm grasp of the knowledge of all that is Jewish be surprised? I think not.


q

"All that is Jewish"?

Your pointy white hat is showing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703950


I think it's actually a gayish little black suit!

jun10r
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Right-wing Israeli interests are engaged in an all out Twitter attack with hopes of delegitimizing the Iranian election and causing political instability within Iran.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 441568



Propaganda is a weapon.


This is why the US journalists were arrested in North Korea...
they were there to make propaganda for the west to destabilize NK.


The pen is mightier than the sword.



" North Korea says 2 convicted US journalists have admitted they crossed the border to shoot a video for a "smear campaign against Pyongyang."

about 2 hours ago from BNO Headquarters

[link to twitter.com]






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Absolutely priceless!

BUMP!
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Nice work!!!! We need more people like you, who take the time and investigate these claims.



As for the spammers, they are probably known to us.

I would say one is GAIA the other JADR and the third probably Grizzled Old Goat.

They've not been as present as usual these past few days, so I assume they spent their shill time on Twitter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703921


You have to invoke megaphone for some folks to show up.

Just start a new thread about anything to with Israel or Jewish folks. It can even be kind and warm about them, but I guarantee it will set off megaphones keywords spider.
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Nice work!!!! We need more people like you, who take the time and investigate these claims.



As for the spammers, they are probably known to us.

I would say one is GAIA the other JADR and the third probably Grizzled Old Goat.

They've not been as present as usual these past few days, so I assume they spent their shill time on Twitter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703921



Yes, it is odd that Grizzled goat has mysteriously stopped posting his usual onslaught of muslim propagndas, now that Iran has re-elected it prior president.

Goat is someone I would never trust about anything. I dont know what his mission was, but something did not make sense with him and his posting habits.
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The Plot To Destabilize Iran

Mir-Hossein Mousavi is alleged to be a friend of Manuchehr Ghorbanifar (Iranian arms merchant, alleged MOSSAD double agent, and key figure in the Iran/Contra Affair)

We are not fans of the Ayatollahs in Iran.

We believe that they were put into power by the CIA and MI6.

WAS KHOMEINI AN AGENT OF THE US AND UK GOVERNMENTS?

Now, it looks as if the CIA and its friends are trying to toppple Ahmadinejad.

Or, at least, force Iran to negotiate.

Iran: Some Dots You May Want To Connect

In what ways has Iran upset the CIA?

In the past, Ahmadijedad has dared to criticise Israel.

Iran is becoming more friendly with China, Russia and India.

GANGING UP ON THE USA, IN YEKATERINBURG

According to Xymphora (Iran election wrap):

“Mousavi, a politician who had been out of power for twenty years, entered the race at almost the last moment. The poll showed he didn’t even come close to Ahmadinejad amongst his own ethnic group.

“Ahmadinejad is considered to be personally completely non-corrupt, while a major supporter of Mousavei, Hashemi Rafsanjani, is infamous in Iran for his corruption.

“Mousavi is also good pals with Manucher Ghorbanifar!

“Remember the meeting in Rome with Ledeen in which they cooked up the trickery which led to the disastrous American attack on Iraq?

“Remember the Niger documents?

“The connections to corruption and to the neocons make Mousavi’s recent actions quite understandable.

“He never thought he was going to win.

“He was in the election from the get go as part of a neocon/Zionist plot to destabilize Iran and make the election ‘illegitimate’, thus making it easier for the Jews to claim that the United States ‘had no negotiating partner’.”

The Plot To Destabilize Iran Iran New York City - photo by John Catolinatto

People Power only works when supported by the elite?

1. lets look at the UKRAINE.



The Orange Revolution looks like a CIA operation to replace a set of pro-Russian oligarchs with a set of pro-American oligarchs.

Ian Traynor, in The Guardian 26 November 2004 (US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev Special reports …), described the Ukraine’s Orange Revolution as ‘an American creation, a sophisticated and brilliantly conceived exercise in western branding and mass marketing…

‘The Democratic party’s National Democratic Institute, the Republican party’s International Republican Institute, the US state department and USAid are the main agencies involved in these grassroots campaigns as well as the Freedom House NGO and billionaire George Soros’s open society institute. ‘

After the Orange Revolution, Mr Yushchenko personal popularity rating soon slumped to 20% as people realised they had been conned. ( Yushchenko scorned as Ukraine turns its back on the orange … )

What happened in Serbia was also planned, apparently, by the USA. (US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev Special reports …)

2. Now let us look at revolts in Eastern Europe, including Hungary and Romania.

In 1956 there was revolt in Hungary against the communist regime. There was no serious support for the rebels from the CIA and its friends and the revolt was crushed.

The 1989 revolt in Romania was successful.

An article apparently written by former Securitate officers (‘Was This Your Revolution? This is How It Was!’ Democratia, No. 36, 24-30 Sept. 1990) describes how the CIA and KGB organised the fall of Ceausescu.

Reportedly, key figures in the revolt were working for the CIA and KGB, including Militaru (allegedly a KGB-CIA double agent) and the former Securitate officer and adviser to Ceausescu, Dumitru Mazilu (allegedly a CIA agent), and Silviu Brucan (allegedly both a CIA and KGB agent).

Reportedly, just before the revolt, there were ‘massive arrivals of so-called Hungarian tourists in Timisoara and Soviet tourists in Cluj’.

3. What about the Philippines?

By the mid 1980s, the CIA had decided that Marcos was no longer the person to run the Philippines. The CIA wanted someone more ‘popular’. So a People Power movement was used to replace Marcos with Aquino.

4. Indonesia provides the best example of CIA-organised People Power.

At some point in the 1990s Suharto was seen by some Americans as having become too powerful and too independent minded.

Suharto was giving too many business contracts to his family and Chinese-Indonesian cronies, rather than to American companies like Ford.

Some people in the Pentagon considered the possibility of having a general such as Prabowo or Wiranto or Yuhhoyono take over.

In order to topple Suharto there would need to be riots.

In Indonesia, in the years 1997- 1998, there were riots in various parts of Indonesia. Some riots looked spontaneous and some looked as if they had been planned. ( [link to www.insideindonesia.org]

[link to www.prisonplanet.com]
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Nice work!!!! We need more people like you, who take the time and investigate these claims.



As for the spammers, they are probably known to us.

I would say one is GAIA the other JADR and the third probably Grizzled Old Goat.

They've not been as present as usual these past few days, so I assume they spent their shill time on Twitter.



Yes, it is odd that Grizzled goat has mysteriously stopped posting his usual onslaught of muslim propagndas, now that Iran has re-elected it prior president.

Goat is someone I would never trust about anything. I dont know what his mission was, but something did not make sense with him and his posting habits.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 703970


So, who the f**k are you, and why should anybody care what you think?

:&ardo:





GLP