Check out Iran’s latest attempt at anti-American propaganda. In the video, a group of men generate a giant tidal wave with
bad singing “battle cries” and Iranian flags.
Iran seems fixated on the US Navy after its recent attempt to intercept the USS Nitze in the international waters near the Strait of Hormuz in August and the detainment of US sailors in January 2016. According to Middle East Media Research Center (MEMRI), this two minute clip is only a portion of a seven minute long propaganda video which took two years to make.
A propaganda film titled “Steadfastness 2” was produced by the Organization of Islamic Information, an office under the supervision of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. According to the pro-Khamenei website Javan, the production of the seven-minute film took two years. It shows the Iranian response to a U.S. attack in the Persian Gulf, with young men brandishing the Iranian flag and and vanquishing the American aircraft carriers with their battle cries. The film drew the ire of a pro-government website, asriran.com, which stated that the storyline was “weak” and that the video-clip was like “a ridiculous Bollywood movie,” which, moreover, “ignores Iran’s military capabilities.” The propaganda film appeared on the Javan website on August 21 and was posted on the Asriran website, along with the criticism, on August 24.