Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, May 22, 2008

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Dr. Gareth Porter discusses his article: “Where are those Iranian weapons in Iraq?” and how the U.S. war party has had to de-emphasize their assertions that EFP’s in Iraq are coming from Iran, he exposes as total lies the U.S. claims of Iran arming the Shi’ite militias in Iraq, how the White House continues to divulge preposterous propaganda reports, the role of the compliant media in continuing these false allegations, how the Sunni resistance in Iraq is patiently waiting for the opportune moment to re-emerge, and how Iran would not try to destabilize the Maliki government since he is their servant.

MP3 here. (25:31)

YouTube here.

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.

11 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. I just thought I should copy this email I sent to RealNews’ Paul Jay here, in the hope that it would reach Gareth Porter, whom I do not know how to cc to directly.

    From: “Rowan Berkeley”
    To: “Paul Jay”
    Subject: error of fact by Paul Jay in Gareth Porter interview
    Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 17:04:02 +0100

    Paul,

    If you check this ADL list of the more notorious attendees at the Tehran Holocaust Conference, you will find all the people you doubtless had in mind, but none of them are in fact “members of the American Nazi Party.” This may sound trivial, but it isn’t, because the emotive force of the reference clearly contributed to Gareth’s nervousness :
    http://tinyurl.com/6bzvsq

    best,
    Rowan
    London

  2. The Paul Jay video interview with Gareth to which I refer has been appearing on YouTube in ten-minute segments over the last few days, and so far there are three segments there, which I have gathered together for convenience on my own blog. It seems there is at least one more segment to come.

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  4. [...] for its accusations of Iranian involvement in Iraq, but that the allegations have been based on lies. But, the mainstream media has a job to do and is not interested! Another case of astonishing [...]

  5. postcript, May 30 – I can see now why this reference to “American Nazis” unnerved Gareth Porter ; it obviously reminded him of the equally unmerited pasting he got from the US imperialist bigot Steven Solarz in 1977 – see Gareth’s wikipedia entry (don’t bother with Solarz’ entry, there is nothing on it, the man is obviously a god to US imperialism).

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  8. I do not understand the point with the previous couple of commenters, looks kind of redundant.

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