Gareth Porter


Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses John Bolton’s “8 day” countdown to a possible Israeli strike on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor, clarifications on the previous day’s interview, more fanciful claims from warmongers that Iranians will be grateful for a regime-changing bombing campaign and whether the Obama administration has the nerve to “just say no” to Israel.

MP3 here. (20:56)

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

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  1. But as the recent sanctions give the US a right to inspect Iranian ships come September, war will come anyway-as Castro pointed out. And he´s probably right, too, that the Iranian response will be to sink the entire US fleet in the Persian Gulf and then the Americans will go mad and use nuclear weapons, Fidel Castro warned. The mystery is: Why have Russia and China allowed this passage in the resolution? It´s a clear invitation to disaster.

  2. Castro is asking the US to refrain from inspection because it leads directly to war. How on earth has the War Party managed to get this text accepted at the SC ?

  3. It could be a cynical plot by Russia and China to give the US the rope to hang themselves. At any rate, they won´t have any more justification for the anti-retaliation weapons on ships in the Black Sea in Bulgaria and in Romania and Poland by 2015.

  4. I guess no Russian or Chinese warships will do inspections of Iranian ships. But the stupid, suicidal Americans !

  5. Part 1 of 5

    When NIE was published in 2007 stating Iran has halted its nuclear weapon program in 2003 many thought, at least for some months, the Israelis and their neocon supporters will shut up and hide their heads for the spreading of big Geobellsian lies on the Iranian bomb.

    Not so, the warmongers continued their aggressive propaganda as if there was no NIE or whenever possible they dismissed it as an obvious false report contradicting Israel’s own intelligence and the allegations of those in the West who firmly believed Iran is hell-bound to build the bomb. (Such as Sarcozy, Koutchner, Milliband, Merkel and many Israeli-firsters in the US).

    Obama also, from the start, ignored US’s own NIE and stuck to the Israeli / neocon gross lie.

  6. Part 3

    The publication of NIE was a complex historical milestone. Among many of its important feature the one which astounds many is “how come a very small group of extremely wealthy crackpots are so easily getting away with big lies or heinous crimes?”.

    Is it true they are the once who through deceptive ways and non-stop spread of lies succeeded to sent American troops to Iraq? Or there were other covert elements behind the scenes? .

    Iraq invasion is the most critical historical event of this century. Many strongly believe neocons are responsible for instigating that war. A war that cost 4500 American (and a million Iraqi) lives, cost tens of thousands of other American casualties (and 2 or 3 million Iraqi digressions or painful drastic sufferings), cost about a trillion US funds….and above all heavily damaged the moral standing of US in the world and reduced US from an “indisputable superpower” to “a vulnerable superpower in continous decline”.

  7. Part 4

    Now the remorseless ultra-aggressive entities who were instrumental in the start of the Iraq war are pushing for another more deadly war, this time with Iran. They are so arrogant as if the Iraq war never happened… if there were no nightmarish pains……or in their recent bid as if there was no NIE

    As if they have done nothing wrong and .they have said no lies……or deceived nobody.

    The editor of WaPo who fervently pushed for war with Iraq has said something like “..if I knew what I know now, I wouldn’t have said the things I said…”. Is that the closest we get for a an apology?

    Someone should prove the these characters apartheid regimes are against the tides of history and they can’t last forever and Nazi style spread of big lies eventually is going to get exposed….as their grand lie of “Iranian June 2009 election fraud” is now fully debunked..

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