Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPSNews, discusses the recent rumors of war against Iran, why he thinks violent military confrontation unlikely in the short to medium term, continuing opposition from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the central role of the American Israel Lobby in pushing for a war certain to be detrimental to the United States and the American/Israeli pathology toward aggressive war against helpless opponents.
MP3 here. (18:33)
Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com