Gareth Porter

[audio:http://wiredispatch.com/scott/07_11_20_porter.mp3]

Gareth Porter discusses the Israeli attack on Syria and how its purpose was to intimidate Iran and frame North Korea, John Bolton’s blustering, the failure of the U.S.’s abduction of Iranians in Iraq policy to provide any evidence of their involvement in the killing of Americans there, and Iran’s recent offer to move their uranium enrichment to Switzerland.

MP3 here. (13:38)

Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy who has been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

Dr. Porter was both a Vietnam specialist and an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War and was Co-Director of Indochina Resource Center in Washington. Dr. Porter taught international studies at City College of New York and American University. He was the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at American University.