Gareth Porter


Gareth Porter, investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, discusses President Obama’s speech and the AIPAC convention’s creepy atmosphere; how Benjamin Netanyahu’s leverage on Obama increases as the presidential election nears; why the AIPAC-championed sanctions on Iran’s oil exports could be part of a plan to increase gas prices and influence the 2012 election; and why Israel risks being blanketed with rockets and missiles from neighboring countries if it initiates war with Iran.

MP3 here. (20:18)

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. The paperback edition of his latest book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, was published in 2006.

5 thoughts on “Gareth Porter”

  1. The British PM claims that Iran is developing intercontinental ballistic missiles – without any evidence, of course. The idea that missiles in Poland can defend against Iran´s non-existent missiles is laughable. Of course, the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland are part of the US first-strike strategy. Anybody (but not in the Pentagon !) can figure out that this leads to Launch On Warning and Accidental Nuclear War. Fully operational by 2020. Der Spiegel 49/2011.

  2. Ruler of the Universe

    Three years after we nuke-vaporized 220,000 civilians in Japan, a war crime as the war had already been win, our cutthroat, traitorous and deceitful Empire created Israel to be a terrorist state, all in quest of imperial power over the oil-rich nations of the Middle-East and North Africa.

    Comes now the ultimate conclusion of such acts of terrorism, and an absolute realization that corruption never pays, for in the end corruption always costs more then it pays. For had we never invented the A-bomb, scrapped completely our military and paid the going price for the oil we need, we would have achieved the one-world government and economy we so desire, and with integrity established our nation as the permanent and benevolence ruler of the Universe.

  3. I´m afeaid you are wrong. If so, wouldn´t the US Army have killed 6,000 unarmed civilians in Panama City in December 1989. Why did the FBI kill Gaitan ? It was revealed when the archives were opened. It cost 10 years of civil war and ½ mio killed. You seem to imply that if that had been the case the US wouldn´t have killed the most progressive leader in Colombia, etc., etc. ?

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