FAST FIVE: Corporate Media Setting Up Iran As New "Threat" That Must Be Confronted
Later, the piece says: Some senior American officials said the plans, even at a very preliminary stage, show how dangerous the threat from Iran has become.
So that's both sides; Iran is a dangerous threat or it needs to be prevented from “new aggressions,” though the piece doesn't name any previous ones.
Indeed, the Times quotes and leaves unremarked the claim from a National Security Council spokesperson that “the president has been clear, the United States does not seek military conflict with Iran-.
At the very end of the article, Davison reports, the Times throws in that National Security Advisor John Bolton has been pushing for war on Iran since the George W.
Bush administration, and has already asked the Pentagon to plan for a military strike at least once, before these new supposed “troubling” moves from the country.