Gareth Porter


This interview is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of June 10th.

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses his article “Slain Writer’s Book Says US-NATO War Served al-Qaeda Strategy” about murdered Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad’s last work; evidence that al-Qaeda in Pakistan is more powerful than previously thought; why scaling back the US empire won’t come until economic collapse demands it; and a formula for winning the Global War on Terror: get the military out of Muslim countries.

MP3 here. (26:35)

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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  1. As much as IU enjoy Dr Porter's comments I really wish he would acknowledge the role "al qaeda" plays for and on behalf of US intelligence and has done ever since its inception in the days of the Russian occupation of Afghanistan and continues to this day in Libya. It is all well documented as I am sure he is aware, but for some reason refuses to articulate.

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