Gareth Porter


Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the dominant (and false) narrative of MSM coverage of WikiLeaks‘ Cablegate; why a US war with Iran is not justified simply because some Arab rulers (in complete opposition to their citizens) say they are threatened by Iran’s nuclear program; how the New York Times dutifully and predictably spins the news to promote the US government’s agenda; why King Abdullah’s line on “cutting off the head” of the Iranian snake is probably nothing more than sycophantic bluster; the deep concerns of other Gulf state leaders on military action against Iran; and why US-Iran talks are certainly doomed (if they weren’t already) in this environment.

MP3 here. (17:34)

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

2 thoughts on “Gareth Porter”

  1. Let's not minimize the bloodthirsty warmongering of the US-allied Saudi regime. Probably King Abdullah meant it… it's in his strategic interests to see Iran and the Shiite world taken down a notch at least, if not wiped off the map entirely. The US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel… surely they're going to come up with something to do with all the weapons they are amassing in the region.

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