If Iran is gobbling up countries while under sanctions, how many countries will it devour when sanctions are lifted? pic.twitter.com/5AZNRLQmTW
— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) March 31, 2015
However, some journalists felt that the point being made is ridiculous:
Can EmbIsrael actually think this way? MT @IsraelinUSA: Iran gobbling up countries while under sanctions pic.twitter.com/CeZB9c7qQ6
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) March 31, 2015
@JamesFallows @IsraelinUSA Deranged
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 31, 2015
@chrislhayes @JamesFallows @IsraelinUSA Yes, but entirely in keeping with years & years of rhetoric.
— Emily L. Hauser (@emilylhauser) March 31, 2015
The embassy responded to Fallows:
@JamesFallows not sure what your ? Is implying, but those are all real headlines of Iran sponsored terror activity in last 5 years.
— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) April 1, 2015
That last tweet answers why the Argentina bombing from 1982 is not included - this is a list of aggressive Iranian actions in only the past five years.
All of the sources for the headlines in the graphic are given.
None of the journalists have yet explained exactly what is inaccurate about the original tweet. They just know, deep in their hearts, that it is wrong. Somehow.
That is apparently a skill set that is a prerequisite for being a member of a profession that pompously pretends to value facts.