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Thread by @HeshmatAlavi: "1) Let’s talk about Caleb T. Maupin (@calebmaupin), another regime apologist/lobbyist, who introduces himself as a “journalist.” 2) Wh […]" #Iran #Yemen #FakeNews #IranDeal

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Let’s talk about Caleb T. Maupin (@calebmaupin), another #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist, who introduces himself as a “journalist.”
2)
Why am I discussing Maupin?
#Iran’s state-run “Youth Journalists Club,” affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) ran this story today:
“Young American bravely confronts members of the terrorist grouplet monafeqin outside the UN”
yjc.ir/fa/news/667998…
3)
At a first glance, one may think wow! A brave American reporter coincidentally runs into a demonstration of “terrorists” in the middle of New York!

To be completely fair, here’s the video he posted of his encounter.
4)
Now, many questions come to mind.

If Maupin is a “journalist” or a “reporter,” why does he get so angry?

I’ll discuss his allegations later on.
5)
I simply Googled him & found some interesting links between Maupin & the mullahs’ regime.

#Iran’s state-run Nasim Online website:

“American reporter: I would like to shout ‘Death to America’ with the Iranian people”
nasimonline.ir/Content/Detail…
6)
#Iran’s state-run Fars news agency, affiliated to the IRGC.

Maupin, described as a “young American activist & independent film producer,” praises a letter written by @Khamenei_ir:

“Writing this letter shows his trust in western youth”
farsnews.com/news/139311090…
7)
BTW, notice the banner behind him written:

“DOWN WITH CAPITALISM!”
8)
#Iran’s state-run Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the IRGC Quds Force (designated as a terrorist organization by the US State Dept).

“Calib Maupin: The letter of Iran’s leaders makes new of what we have heard about Islam”
tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1394/0…
9)
#Iran’s state-run Fars news agency, affiliated to the IRGC:

“American writer: Zionism is the main element behind racism in the U.S.”
farsnews.com/news/139408160…
10)
#Iran’s state-run Mashregh news website reports Maupin, an “anti-war activist, was the only American on the ship, ‘Shahed,’” carrying “humanitarian aid” from Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas for #Yemen.
mashreghnews.ir/news/421415/%D…
11)
#Iran spends hundreds of millions - if not billions - fueling the Houthis' destruction campaign in #Yemen.
reuters.com/article/us-yem…
12)
Maupin also enjoys retweeting Russia Today, a known source of biased reports & #FakeNews.

Here are four examples.
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Now, regarding the allegations raised by Maupin:

The #Iran opposition PMOI/MEK was delisted from the US State Dept’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations in 2012.

Here’s why they were blacklisted in the first place:
articles.latimes.com/1997/oct/09/ne…>
14)
He accuses the PMOI/MEK of working with & being funded by Saddam.

This is a lie spread by #Iran’s demonizing propaganda machine & never proven with facts.

If the MEK had such relations with Saddam, the U.S. would NEVER delist them & they would have vanish after 2003.
15)
Maupin then accuses the MEK of killing Americans.

This is also a lie debunked by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield (@LBJunior).
…-republicans-foreignaffairs.house.gov/112/blo120711.…
16)
Maupin accuses the MEK of working with Israel on killing scientists in #Iran.

Again, this allegation, brewed by Tehran’s demonizing propaganda machine, has never been backed by facts.
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For me, Caleb Maupin is just a pawn of #Iran’s regime.

This shows how desperate Tehran is in the face of a simple demonstration & resorting to such individuals who claim to be “journalists,” while only disrespecting this profession.
calebmaupin.com/blog/52-the-is…
18)
Here’s Maupin defending #Iran’s regime, the #IranDeal & their ballistic missiles, criticizing Israel, criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump, legitimizing Iran’s support for terrorism across the Middle East, defending Hezbollah…
Watch to the end.
19)
“Iran is part of this global opposition to U.S. power that it has developed…”

For me, this video is the nail in the coffin about Maupin being an #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist.
20)
That’s my opinion.

As always, the conclusion is yours to make.

Thanks for reading.

I welcome any & all constructive feedback.

Best!
21)
ADDENDUM:
Thanks to @86Ehsan for this digging:

Maupin has also appeared in Russia Today & Press TV.

Press TV is known as #Iran's English-language network of fake news & propaganda.

Maupin was also awarded by the IRGC-affiliated Fars news agency.
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ADDENDUM:

Instead of defending himself in the face of my thread...

I rest my case.
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