Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, July 11, 2009

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(This interview was recorded on June 29, 2009)

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses his 5-part series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) examining the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, the near certainty al-Qaeda and not Iran was responsible for the bombing, the existence of an Iran-backed Saudi Arabia Hezbollah, former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s overly cozy relationship with Saudi Prince Bandar and Bill Clinton’s disastrous foreign policy that helped instigate 9-11.

MP3 here. (49:24)

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. His articles appear on the Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and on

4 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. [...] Gareth Porter interviewed on A little off-topic. Historian Gareth Porter demonstrates to his satisfaction, at least, that the Clinton administration ignored evidence pointing to Ossam bin Laden as the real culprit in the Khobar Towars bombing in order to deflect blame from the Saudis and pin it on the current enemy, the Islamic Republic of Iran. [...]

  2. I'm feeling hoarse today from hollering about Israel and 9/11 so much. I'll just note that Khobar sure seems to fit that country's war-by-deception, divide-and-conquer m.o. For the record, I personally am no lefty, and would sooner die than make excuses for the modern day Caligula known as Bill Clinton.

  3. [...] Who did it? Same people who carried out the Saudi National Guard bombing and the car bombs of 2002 – Al Qaeda. Interestingly, bin Laden even confessed to these attacks in videotaped statements. These were dismissed, with officials stating that bin Laden often took credit for attacks he had not done. I don’t believe that that is true. [...]


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