Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, October 07, 2009

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the first diplomatic engagement between the U.S. and Iran in a generation, plans to outsource the higher enrichment of Iran’s uranium to Russia, the constant assault on the 2007 Iran NIE by NYT columnists Broad and Sanger and anti-Iran propaganda based on a 1987 A.Q. Kahn brochure and “smoking laptop” documents.

MP3 here. (27:26)

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com. The paperback edition of his latest book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, was published in 2006.

4 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. Once again-on September 16th-the 16 US Intelligence Agencies stated that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons. But the President knows better than his own Intelligence Agencies. So, is President Obama mad, crazy, bonkers, insane, nuts – or what´s going on ?

  2. In the Sibel Edmunds recent article in the American Conservative and other interviews, she indicates that the Turks (and indirecty the Israelis) supposedly have reporters at the New York Times, who will receive articles written for them by a foreign entity. The reporter then submits the article (unedited) to the NYT as their own.
    When Gareth and Scott criticize NYT reporters for being overly biased about Iranian nuclear secrets, it seems that these reporters are part of that system.

  3. I feel there are two other reasons why Israel wants to bomb Iran. Firstly Israel believes itself to be the Middle East’s one and only superpower and as a consequence any and all ineffective or effective resistance to this situation must be punished. Secondly and possibly more importantly is regional economic and military competition. If we look back over Israel’s offensive history we see that any country in the region that seems to be rising out of economic depression is attacked and its infrastructure is destroyed. Of course Arab countries with pliant dictators such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan are no problem for Israel but Lebanon, Iraq and Iran on the other hand have maintained their staunch resistance to Israeli tyranny and so must be regressed militarily or economically or both.

  4. Just heard today the U.S. Government bombed the moon…sponsored by the Federal Reserve and unsound money.

    If Iran develops the capability to produce nuclear weapons, it will turn out the U.S. Government helped or the information and resources are available on the international market.

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