Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter discusses his recent story in The Nation: “Bush’s Iran/ Argentina Terror Frame-Up“: How the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina has always been blamed on Iran via Hezbollah by the U.S. and Israel despite conflicting evidence and how the Bush administration is rehashing this incident to implicate Iran as the most dangerous terrorist threat in the world. Porter also discusses his article: “How The Pentagon Planted A False Story” about the War Party’s manipulation of the story of the Iranian speedboats’ and U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf.
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.