Gareth Porter


Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the Obama administration’s inability to negotiate an Afghan peace deal, differing opinions on whether the troop surge will ultimately help or hurt U.S. diplomatic leverage with the Taliban, the possibility a constitutional rewrite will bring back Sharia law and snuff out Afghanistan’s fledgling “democracy”, the high likelihood of renewed civil war even with a U.S.-brokered peace deal and the slightly improved Afghan justice system that allows defense lawyers but rejects acquittals.

MP3 here. (37:50)

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

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  1. Scott:
    I just saw a 3 part report on, where they interviewed Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and author of "Drugs, Oil and War" among other books as welll as being an English professor at UC Berkley. The interview touches on CIA-Drug connections,SAIS and Blackwater- Privatizing of war, and many other good topics that I'm sure you'd get into. I suggest you contact him for an interview. I had not heard about GAtes being a board member for SAIS and being Sec. of Defense at the same time (conflict of interest?).

  2. The missiles to be deployed in Romania and Poland by 2015 are part of a first strike force – – to shoot down surviving Russian missiles which are launched in retaliation. According to Uni of Colorado 100 warheads Hiroshima-size are enough for Nuclear Winter.

  3. But it´s only for blackmail, of course. And it´s the highest form of insanity to pursue the capability for blackmail as 100 warheads Hiroshima-size are enough for Nuclear Winter according to Uni of Colorado. Is Obama mad ? He says Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. And the CIA says there´s no evidence for that claim. It doesn´t make sense.

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