Why Is Iran Holding Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian?…

For people who might not have followed the story as it unfolded there’s an easier explanation for why Iran is holding Jason Rezaian.   The underpinning is Iran knowing the U.S. State Department and CNN collaborate to use media as a tool to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives.

In December 2014 CNN ran and episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown filmed in Iran. It seemed innocuous at the time, yet as with all things Turner Broadcasting, it also seemed to be another set up for a larger political agenda item.


Was something, something important to the administration, coming on the horizon which would benefit from some pro-Iranian sentiment blasted into the U.S. psyche. Something which might be known as a 2015 ‘Iranian Nuclear Deal’, perhaps.

Was it just happenstance that Bourdain interviewed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi -also a journalist- who was arrested less than two weeks after the segment was filmed.


EARLIER Jason Rezaian charged by Iran with:

A Washington Post reporter is being charged by Iran’s Revolutionary Court with crimes that include “collaborating with hostile governments” and “propaganda against the establishment.” (link)

Does Iran know something about the State Sponsoring of, and manipulation of, media for the benefit of regime intentions?

Of course they do.

But before getting into why Iran may have viewed Jason Rezaian as a threat, it first becomes necessary to for U.S. audiences to see CNN the same way Iran does, as state run TV.

Bill Weir 4

April 2015, CNN ran a segment on a new show called The Wonder List with Bill Weir. The focus of the enviro-messaging was the fragility of the Florida Everglades.

Bill Weir […] our first season of “The Wonder List.” To be honest, as a veteran of a few ho-hum airboat rides, I came with really low expectations.

But this place, more than any other this season, surprised me with sublime beauty, great stories and a sense of real urgency as good people try to right the wrongs of the past. (link)

A week later and violà, well, what do you know – another coincidence:

TODAY […] President Barack Obama on Wednesday plans to visit the Everglades — the South Florida wetlands that form part of the state’s large tourism sector -— to promote his policies combating climate change, a major piece of his second-term agenda. (link)

These would seem like disconnected coincidences if we didn’t know that CNN and the White House work in concert with each other both ideologically and specifically with a collaborative goal to work policy objectives through the media.

Most conservatives immediately respond with thoughts of CNN’s Candy Crowley supporting Obama during the CNN hosted 2012 presidential debate. Or you might reference CNN’s Fareed Zakaria who is also a key Obama foreign policy advisor.

2011 – CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said on Thursday that he has been having regular discussions with President Obama about national security and foreign policy. (link)

However, what is less known or referenced is the CNN story by Nick Robertson which never ran; the story of the Cairo Protest on September 11th 2012.

[…] CNN never aired the Nick Robertson report in Egypt because it completely contradicted President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s assertions. In short, the Robertson report, if aired, would have proved Obama and Clinton were lying.

The Nick Robertson CNN report was filmed on 9/11/12, yes the exact morning of the Cairo embassy protest, and, by coincidence, it would have aired at the exact moment Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama began attributing the Egyptian embassy protest, and ultimately the Benghazi attack to a “U-Tube Video”. (link)

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And then there’s Amber Lyon. Amber Lyon is an award-winning journalist who worked for CNN. She says she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories adverse to the Obama administration (like the Nick Robertson report), and construct stories in specific manners while working for the left-wing network. Further claiming CNN is paid by foreign and domestic government agencies for specific content.

Since Ms. Amber Lyon made that bold proclamation in 2012 we’ve watched closely. As mentioned above, and with numerous specific examples, everything she has claimed turns out to be 100% accurate.

So is it really that surprising for Iran to see this image and not consider the Iranian national contained within it as a potential subversive.


Whether Jason Rezaian was actually trying to assist the State Department through CNNi with their common objectives toward Iran in 2014 is an unknown variable.

However, why Iran would think he was is brutally obvious.

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16 Responses to Why Is Iran Holding Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian?…

  1. flawesttexas says:

    Great research…explains why Obama (and his GOPe Corker-Cardin supporters) aren’t pushing for release of Iranian-held journalists.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. SharonKinDC says:

    Wow! Loads of digging. Not sure about Reslan, but the WH-CNN coordination seems undeniable with the other cases you cited, Sundance.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. kafir says:

    Just imprisoned? He’s lucky he wasn’t chucked off a tall building

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jett Black says:

      Something will be traded for him–something extremely valuable. The Christian religious prisoners (e.g., Mr. Abedini) being held and tortured for years, however, will not be part of any deals by this admin, b/c….?

      Liked by 3 people

      • peachteachr says:

        My thought as well, Jett. What of the other long detained prisoner in Iran, Pastor Saeed Abedini? Did John Kerry even ask for their release? Why doesn’t the anchor, Fareed Zakaria, known plagiarist, @ CNN bring his name up. We gave Iran the whole store. Could we haven’t insisted on their release up front?
        Finally, I laughed to myself when the Anthony Bourdain ad for his foodie trip to Iran. How nice. Great coincidence to happen when we feel like Obama just handed out butts to Iran.

        Liked by 1 person

      • hebejg says:

        maybe a few dozen centrifuges-for-hostages swap?


    • Ellie says:

      They’re holding him for some kind of insurance. He’s worth more alive than dead.


  4. Josie says:

    Bourdain recently aired a show from Cuba. Same thing. So obvious when watching it. I watched the Iran show when it aired and thought Oh boy…this could be trouble. It was.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. stringy theory says:

    Once SOS John Kerry (did you know he served in Vietnam?) hears about this, he will tell the Iranian mullahs game up–give us back our hostages, or else. As to Bourdain, anyone who watches this dipschitzer is seriously ill.


    • smiley says:

      sure he will.
      he’s as powerless as the Rowhani gov’t, up against the completely lawless Khamenei mafia.
      this shows the level of lawlessness.
      but hey…its just the kind of place you’d want to make a nuclear “deal” with, right ?


  6. sharon sapp says:

    Meanwhile, O can’t empty GITMO fast enough.


  7. Made in USA says:

    Why are we even talking about this Liberal piece of crap? Jason Rezaian is a publicity seeking clown (as evidenced by his appearance on CNN) and failed blogger who fancied himself not only a “reporter” and “diplomat”, he admitted he had written Hussein Obama multiple times offering his services as a “mediator” with Iran only to be rebuked. Let him rot in a cell in Tehran at least he won’t be procreating and producing more ideologically inferior Democrat voters. Let us NEVER mention his name again, EVER!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. tappin52 says:

    Anthony Bourdain is a self-important pompous ass who does not hide his disdain for anyone not up to his standard. I can not abide him.


  9. Ellie says:

    Gee, the Iranians are more knowledgeable as to the media/government complex than most Americans. Pretty sad.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. tz says:

    If I drove into Canada with my Radar Detector and Side-arm, I would likely end up in jail, but there would be no protests, angst, or complaints about how Canada is a horrible rights-destroying country. I could also mention Mexico…


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