Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, December 02, 2010

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Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses how WikiLeaks badly underestimated the mainstream media’s ability to filter out material damaging to government, the Russian debunking of the US theory that Iran got advanced ballistic missiles from N. Korea, the New York Times’ leading role in spreading anti-Iran propaganda and how omissions within the Pentagon’s Afghanistan progress report indicate the insurgency’s growing strength.

MP3 here. (18:02)

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. For 40 years or more the Pentagon has been aiming to achieve a disarming first strike capability. For that reason chief Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-resigned. It´s suicidal because the Russian response can only be Launch On Warning. See his books First Strike! The Pentagon´s Strategy For Nuclear War and Nuclear Empire (especially chapter 9). Bob Aldridge commented on the mssiles to be deployed on ships in the Black Sea in Bulgaria and on land in Romania and Poland by 2015: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike."

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  4. I am pretty dissappointed in you guys for not talkin more on the fact that wikileaks can exist when a torrent site can be shut down anytime the government wants it to. And Porters comment seem naive "give the docs to us not fox news" as if that isnt exactly what a real whistleblower does. Do you honestly think that if Assange was genuine that he wouldnt be on Max Keiser, Alex Jones, real news, and your show everyday.

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