Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, May 06, 2012

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Gareth Porter, investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, discusses his article “US-Afghan Pact Won’t End War or Night Raids;” President Obama’s stealthy press conference/campaign event in Afghanistan, where he pretended that the war is coming to an end; why an Iraq-model transition to self-governance won’t work in Afghanistan; the Afghan Army’s high turnover rate and general lack of purpose; why the decade-long continuing US occupation can best be described as “Operation: enduring hatred;” the “budget Armageddon” soon coming to the Pentagon, no matter who wins the 2012 election; and why the “Iran is an existential threat to Israel” line isn’t working anymore.

MP3 here. (34:35)

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.

6 Responses to “Gareth Porter”

  1. Whatever became of Scott Ritter? Couldn´t he answer some of those technical questions? I personally have not heard his name mentioned for a very long time, in any of the media – why?

    So the US and Israel have departed from their blatant lies on the status of Iran´s nuclear program, but through those lies they managed to get the sanctions passed in the UN. Perhaps that was their true goal, in which case it was mission accomplished. There was also the distraction factor to take into consideration – a lot of filthy legislation slipped into law by the slimy establishment during the period of constant threats against Iran. I believe we´ve been had.

  2. When we become the hunted — Will it be irreversible?

    Since the beginning of the Western world, since the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, to the Christian Crusades, to Empire USA, the upper half or our white exceptional society has used state terror to keep the uneducated lower half in fearful submission. So, our exceptional white Special Forces, their night raids are the cutting edge of terror technology to see just how far the West can go before a world in rebellion decides its about time the hunters become the hunted.

  3. In other words she wasn't actually 15. In that case no actual 'crime' was committed.

  4. same liez will continue in votePutin M$r-Paljor-NAT-yemen-sudan-lebyia-Sham-Irak-SaudiSabahZayed HamirTVcorpz dictatorz show-WB cookBook IPO.

  5. Shocking! Sex crimes are being used against Assange (WikiLeaks) as well. I use to wonder when they would get Scott Ritter off the scene, who is definitely one of my heroes, along with Assange.

    Thanks for the feedback guys.

  6. The strategy has changed from MAD to First Strike Capability, that´s the reason GPS was made for Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 to hit Russian missile silos accurately. And the missiles in the three countries to take out what´s left. Of course, this means Launch On Warning and Accidental Nuclear War. For that reason General Harbottle stated in a radio program when I interviewed him: "They are bloody fools in the Pentagon!"

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