Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, March 07, 2008

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the MEK/NCRI origins of the “smoking laptop” the slim case made by its “evidence” even if taken at face value, Centcom commander Admiral Fallon’s conflict with the White House over statements he made in opposition to war with Iran, the shift toward the Sunni “insurgency” (aka: “Sons of Iraq,” “Concerned Local Citizens”) and the pitfalls of America’s divide and rule strategy.

MP3 here. (37:30)

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.

3 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. File seems incomplete – it cuts off about 21 min.

  2. According to Dr. Bob Bowman, who was chief of US Air Force Missile Defense, missile defense is the missing link to a First Strike. Dr. Bob Bowman thinks missiles in Poland will be very useful to shoot down surviving Russian missiles after a First Strike. Therefore the Russians will implement Launch On Warning. The terrible consequences of a mistake will be caused by the stupid Pentagon. “Bloody fools in the Pentagon”, as Brigadier Harbottle said. Dr. Bob Bowman also agrees that the Pentagon (McCain?) will get disarming first-strike capability by 2011/12. The former Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge-www.plrc.org-agrees on US First-Strike Capability and the dangers, not least because of Russian Launch On Warning. The madness has gone too far. Bob Aldridge resigned for that reason. The PentagonĀ“s drive for Nuclear Primacy and First-Strike Capability is suicidal.

  3. FD, It’s all there. Try clearing your temp files.

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