Gareth Porter


Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the Iraqi government’s more aggressive stance on the Mujahedin-e Khalq, how the Bush administration’s wishful thinking and ignorance guaranteed a disastrous Iraq policy, the de-emphasis of the MEK’s Islamic Marxism in U.S. Congress lobbying efforts and the political scheming behind the Iraq/U.S. Status of Forces Agreement.

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

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  1. Within two years you yankees will be run out of Iraq. A pity though all who are responsible for the destruction of the worlds oldest civilization the murder of 1.2 million and 4 million made refugees, and wanton murder,rape, genocide of people that posed no threat to the US which is now regarded as the cesspool of the world with Britain a close second………….God bless america perish the thought.

    1. Abramcosabraham, Iraq is occupied because it poses a threat to the dreams of millions of 'americans' waiting to be raptured. These defenders of "all that is good" see no problem with using force to "fullfill the book." The "occupiers by force," believe God is on their side because their intentions are "good," and so, whatever they do is forgiven. In truth, it is not forgiven. God abandoned America when america started using force to do good instead of using Reason to do good. James

      1. God is not on America's side because it has become a consumption based pornified nation that destroys the cradle of its civilization . . . the traditional family. Judgment from above weighs most heavily on how nations and individuals support and value this institution. America is directly and indirectly using force to make traditional cultures embrace its high tech seductive sterilizing culture in the name of rights and equality. The so called good intentions are just propaganda to merge vice and virtue . . . heaven and hell. 9/11 is a foreshadow of what America is in the middle of experiencing.

    2. Once the Rapturites give up hope of being Raptured away from their problems, then the sh*t will hit the fan. They will want to blame scapegoats. Anyone but themselves, but probably gays, non-Christians, immigrants and colored people will feel their wrath. What form it would take, I fear to speculate, but probably violent to some degree.

      1. Lester, I know of plenty of Christians who believe this whole mess should never have happened and have no axe to grind. You have to be careful in painting with too broad of a brush.

  2. I have little hope for America. Americans are asleep and bankrupt; in debt over their heads and printing money out of thin air which it will spend on destruction rather than construction. This corrupt system must collapse on its own rotten foundations. The poor become more numerous while the middle class becomes ever smaller and the ultra rich gather more gold.

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