Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, August 21, 2009

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses how Afghan election violence is a portent of things to come, Hamid Karzai’s lead in the “vote for me or I’ll burn down your house” category, Afghan warlords preparing to stuff ballot boxes and how U.S. claims that Iran is supplying arms to Iraq ignore the vibrant Middle East black market.

MP3 here. (27:37)

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

10 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. Gareth Porter's most recent article on antiwar.com "Karzai and Warlords Mount Massive Vote Fraud Scheme" is a true gem, the best. Well sourced, informative, gives numbers, names names. You know, real journalism. The perfect antidote to all the propaganda that's been popping up lately in an effort to puff up the puppet show.

    Well done, sir.

  2. I see the "Iranian weapons are flooding Iraq!" meme still refuses to die. You think they'd give up after the last foul-up where the big showing of captured Iranian arms was called off at the last minute when someone noticed that all the arms on display where from everywhere but Iran.

    As the saying goes, tell a lie long enough…

  3. At the end of the interview, he mentions an interview Greg Palast. Where can I find it?

  4. Love the title USSA. That was my first book, "Welcome to the USSA" from 2005 predicting an economic collapse and comparing it to the USSR.

    Karzai was a former Unocal employee and his very first piece of legislation he put through the day after he was installed was a contract to allow Unacol to get the pipeline for the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan project.

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  6. IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO SHORT OF TAKING UP ARMS? ELECTIONS DON'T WORK–WE TRADE A CLINTON FOR A BUSH, THEN BUSH FOR OBAMA WHATEVER. AND THE SHOW GOES ON. MORE WARS, MORE FISCAL DISASTERS, AD NAUSEAM.I FEEL LIKE WE'RE IN A NIGHTMARE AND CAN'T WAKE UP.

  7. It´s worse than a nightmare. The Pentagon aims to achieve a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability, including ASW, of course. When it gets really close-the capability-the Russians will only have one defense: Launch On Warning. When the put the anti-missile missiles in Poland. A terrible mistake because of Launch On Warning forced on them by the bloody fools in the Pentagon. Nuclear Winter. We have one chance: Study Bob Aldridge-http://www.plrc.org-and understand that US Nuclear Primacy is suicidal – and please, try to make politicians and everybody understand the facts, i.e. Trident-2 D5 and Minuteman-3 linked to NAVSTAR obtain a CEP of 30-40 metres and that´s enough to destroy any hard target. And that´s not necessary for defense ! Are we going to commit suicide because of the bloody fools in Pentagon´s office for First-Strike Plans ? Bob Aldridge resigned because a First-Strike Capability is suicidal.

  8. http://scotthortonshow.com

  9. Afghan elections = US elections… What else is new? The veneer is wearing thin and the state is preparing to impose more restictive laws over all who oppose them and
    their policies. It is the way of all empires. The ancient Romans tried to escape their government and that led to the "dark Ages" which has led to US… the empire never went away, it has just evolved.

  10. Drugs, oil, narco warlords, bent politicians with corporatist ties? Tell me this isn't the elections in the good ole USS of A.

    …. Damn!

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