Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, August 17, 2010

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the overlooked messages that undermine the premise of Jeffrey Goldberg’s Iran fear-mongering article, the recent history of Israel pretending Iran is an “existential threat” as revealed in Trita Parsi’s Treacherous Alliance and Israel’s (real) intense fear of friendly relations between the U.S. and Iran.

MP3 here. (20:57)

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

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  2. You forget Fidel Castro´s warning that US warships can demand inspection of Iranian merchant ships come September according to the recent sanctions resolution. Castro foresees that Iran will sink the US fleet in The Persian Gulf in response and United Bluff will go mad – ya son locos, pero todavia más locos.
    There´s one good thing, though. They won´t have any more justification for the anti-retaliation weapons in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland by 2015. And why did they put the MX warhead on Minuteman-3 if it wasn´t to minimize nuclear winter effects ?

  3. Although Netanyahu and other Israelis don't necessarly believe the line that they've developed towards Iran, unfortunately rhetoric has it's own consequences because it's directed toward a particular audience who are expected to buy it. And what happens when a true believer gets in a position of power and still buys the lies without being disavowed of them is that they can create major problems and disasters.

  4. Part 1 of 2

    I still think Israelis sea Iran as a threat because:

    1- Iran’s anti-Zionist propaganda is working effectively in the Arab streets. The ordinary Arabs, hurt by humiliations, subversiveness of their own governments and aggressive policies of Israel, US and EU are getting charged with ever-increasingly anger……if this continues the ‘bomb’ one day could explode in a big way similar to 1979 in Iran. That could bring about end of the hegemony of Israel / US at least in the Middle East.

    2- Iran’s relatively rapid advances in scientific and technological fields.
    First see in the February issue of the NewScientist this article here:: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18546-iran-

    In the area of scientific contributions in 2009 (publication of scientific peer reviewed articles in quality scientific magazines) Iran is # 1 in the world outperforming all including China. That sounds unbelievable but definitely it is a fact.

  5. Paul Alexander: "What happens when a true believer gets into power and still buys the lies without being disavowed of them…………." Yes, and what of the idea of being swepted-up into one's own bulls*** ? This business of bluffing a position can be costly as in poker or any other game of life and war. It can get out of control and go against it's original intent. Remember, Murphy's Law: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong". Personally, I think this thing has morphed into the reality of the day, not what was planned in 2006. The threat of a real war is on us, as Bibi is now boxed-in and caught in a "bluff" as Iran has called that bluff. Do you see Bibi eating his crow-pie after all his heated bombastic threats ?

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  7. Of course Porter is right that Israel doesn't fear Iran. That's IRRELEVANT. That has never been what this was about.

  8. Great point!

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