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.