Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, April 02, 2009

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service News Agency, discusses Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s persecution of Sunni Awakening Councils, the U.S. military’s cooperation with Iraq’s government in quelling a Sunni “Sons of Iraq” uprising and how a new outbreak of sectarian violence could give the U.S. occupation a new lease on life.

MP3 here. (20:05)

Gareth Porter’s articles appear on the Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and on

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