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WINEP’s Most-Viewed Videos of 2012: Will Patrick Clawson Make it to No.1?

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
December 28, 2012

The Washington Institute is currently tweeting their top ten most-viewed videos of 2012. One wonders if the viral video of its research director Patrick Clawson suggesting that “it would be best if somebody else” attacked the United States in order to start a war with Iran will make their list.

When The Passionate Attachment broke that story on September 25, there were only about 100 views for “How to Build US-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout.” As of this writing, there are 11,457 views for the YouTube video of that one-and-a-half hour policy forum luncheon. An edited version of Clawson’s remarks (posted by a blogger who plagiarized the TPA report) has had over 83,000 views.

Needless to say, we are delighted to have helped bring so much attention to the pro-Israel think tank’s ceaseless efforts to get the US into another devastating war in the Middle East.

Update: Peter Lavelle, the host of Russia Today’s excellent Crosstalk program, just posted this comment on my Facebook page:

It is interesting that the Washington Institute sent my CrossTalk producers a message that we are not to request appearance for our program from them any longer. The Washington Institute, it would appear, is not interested in open and honest debate……

Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

December 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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