10/6/17 Gareth Porter on Congress’s potential role in ending the war in Yemen

Gareth Porter returns to the show to discuss his article for The American Conservative Magazine, “When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?” Porter explains why, despite there being zero national security interest at stake, the U.S. is involved in the aerial war in Yemen. He and Scott then discuss the clearly misleading fatality figures which they suspect are being vastly underreported by the U.N. Porter then gets to the crux of his article: how members of Congress are attempting to use the War Powers act to end U.S. involvement in Yemen. Scott delves into the history of the War Powers Act and explains why it’s been utterly misinterpreted. Finally, Porter touches on the Saudi blockade which, with help from the U.S. Navy, is stopping needed supplies from arriving to help the desperate Yemenis.

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.

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2 thoughts on “10/6/17 Gareth Porter on Congress’s potential role in ending the war in Yemen”

  1. John Ellis

    How can with a clear conscience the most powerful Empire ever, do such a genocide so mindless, corrupt and perverse? Why, it is as if the purpose of planet earth was never to accomplish anything that resembled good, but to reach the ultimate conclusion of all things satanic, to enlighten all the heavenly realms of what truly is satanic. And if that be true, than Scott Horton is a saint whether he likes it or not.

  2. george josiban

    Another “interview” with Gareth Porter during which Scott Horton never shut the hell up. Horton doesn’t interview his “guests”. He calls them up in order to have someone on the other end of the phone who will listen to him talk incessantly because he (Horton) is never sure whether anyone plays his podcasts.

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