Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, September 17, 2008

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and reporter for IPS News, discusses the probable MEK-NCRI/Israeli origins of the supposed “Smoking Laptop“; origin of all contemporary “outstanding questions” related to Iran’s nuclear program, some reasons why the accusations based around it do not stand up to scrutiny, and the National Intelligence Council’s warning to the White House against the ratcheting up of the war inside Pakistan.

MP3 here. (35:19)

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.

6 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. This person, Shaukat Qadir, who is an ex-Brig.Gen. in the Pakistani Army, asserts that SOCOM is “under” CIA, which is surely wrong:
    http://www.thenational.ae/article/20080916/OPINION/312946295/1080

  2. That guy makes for an excellent interview. I will be doing some more research into the suicides at home versus deaths abroad.

  3. I think I remember something about the N. Koreans from the acticle Mr. S Hersh of New Yorker. He thougth the NK people were just construction workers. And it is not entirely impossible given the dire economic situation of the country. Maybe someone created the ‘transfer of nuclear techniques’ story out of that. But may I remind you that the nuclear detonation experiment that the NK people did some time ago was technically a failure. the bomb did not show the power it was supposed to. So if I were a Iranian official in charge of buying (let’s just assume that for the argument’s sake) nuclear bomb technology, NK would not be by place of choice.

  4. these neo-cons are complete lunatics they want to take on 80 million more muslims

  5. “circumstantial evidence” linking the Israeli Mossad to the “smoking” laptop.

    WE HAVE YET TO WITNESS ANYONE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THOSE NIGER DOCUMENTS

  6. “circumstantial evidence” Israeli Mossad source of the “smoking” laptop.

    WE HAVE YET TO WITNESS ANYONE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE NIGER DOCUMENTS

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