Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, November 03, 2010

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the Frago 242 “ignore Iraqi torture” order in the context of vigorous US support for Shi’ite militias battling the exploding Sunni insurgency, the influence of David Wurmser‘s “Coping With Crumbling States” on original US plans to replace Iraq’s centralized nation state with a federation and how Mideast policy can best be described as a somewhat equal mix of stupidity and attempts to advance Israel’s interests.

MP3 here. (19:35)

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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