Gareth Porter


Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the disputed U.S. claims that Iran is using “special groups” to destabilize Iraq, the 2007 kidnapping of a British group that threatened to expose (by financial tracking) Iraqi governmental embezzlement, the Obama administration’s revival of accusations that Iran is aiding the Taliban and the domestic political calculus behind seemingly illogical Israeli hostility toward Iran.

MP3 here. (35:16)

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

5 thoughts on “Gareth Porter”

  1. The only reason I can think of that the U.S. keeps threatening Iran is that Iran wanted to start its own oil bourse denominated in other currencies besides the U.S. dollar.

    Not sure if Iran ever created the exchange, but everytime the criminals in the U.S. government (and their masters in the Israeli government) start threatening some country in the Middle East it usually coincides with that country wanting to sell its oil for something other than U.S. dollars.

    I really do think it is that simple.

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