Gareth Porter returns to KPFK radio to discuss Trump’s recent announcement that the United States will extend and escalate the war in Afghanistan. Porter explains that the permanent war state in the United States grinds on and claims another victory with Trump’s decision, which overturns his strong rhetoric in opposition to the Afghan war in the past. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist … Continue reading 8/20/17 Gareth Porter on Trump’s decision to escalate in Afghanistan
Gareth Porter returns to the show to discuss his latest articles for the American Conservative, “How America Armed Terrorists in Syria” and “How CIA and Allies Trapped Obama in the Syrian Arms Debacle.” Scott and Gareth discuss how U.S. national security policy since Obama took office has been largely been, either directly or indirectly, in support of al-Qaeda and that unlike George W. Bush, who empowered … Continue reading 7/27/17 Gareth Porter on Barack Obama’s policy of arming jihadists in Syria
Gareth Porter, an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses why the entire war on terror since 2001 has been a “bait-and-switch” operation wherein the US pretends to fight terrorism while sacrificing the safety of Americans to back the interests of regional allies like Saudi Arabia. Check out my Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/scotthortonshow
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian writing on US national security policy, discusses two new revelations that contradict the Trump administration’s certainty that a Syrian airstrike using sarin gas deliberately targeted civilians in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4th. First, a former US official claims that the Russians informed their US counterparts of plans to strike a warehouse in Khan Sheikhoun 24 hours in advance, and advised that toxic … Continue reading 04/14/17 – Gareth Porter on the new evidence against the Trump administration’s Syrian gas attack assertions – The Scott Horton Show
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist, discusses how the US media and intelligence community are attempting to portray Trump as a Russian stooge, in an effort to keep the pressure on Russia, the New Cold War brewing, and the money flowing to the military/industrial complex. Porter dissects the 25-page assessment from the CIA, FBI and NSA claiming Russia tried to help Trump win the election; as well … Continue reading 02/28/17 – Gareth Porter on the coordinated campaign to destabilize Trump’s administration and weaken his resolve to improve Russia ties – The Scott Horton Show
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses why Trump’s anti-Iran talk is not much different than that of the last several administrations’ before his, going back to Bill Clinton’s presidency; and why actual US policy on Iran is controlled less by the president than the interests of the permanent national security state, which is hostile to … Continue reading 02/24/17 – Gareth Porter on why Trump’s Iran policy will be much like Obama’s, despite all his tough talk – The Scott Horton Show
Gareth Porter, an independent journalist and historian, discusses the coalition of pro-intervention US think tanks trying to sell the Trump administration on a more muscular anti-Assad policy in Syria – a policy that has been repackaged from the previous version designed last summer for their preferred choice for president, Hillary Clinton.
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian, discusses the evidence that shows CENTCOM commander Gen. Jeffrey Harrigan deliberately targeted a Syrian army position on September 17th, killing scores of Syrian troops, ending talk of a “Joint Integration Center” for US-Russian cooperation in fighting Islamic State forces, and casting doubt on whether Obama or the Pentagon is in charge of foreign policy.
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and winner of the 2012 Gellhorn Prize for journalism, discusses President Obama’s decision to help arm the Syrian opposition to appease Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar; then-CIA Director David Petraeus’s role in smuggling guns out of Benghazi to Turkey; and the failure of Obama’s advisors to anticipate direct Iranian and Russian support for the embattled Assad regime.
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian writing on US national security policy, discusses why Donald Trump’s pick for national security advisor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael J. Flynn, is responsible for killing innocent Afghan civilians with drone strikes and night raids based on faulty intelligence. Flynn also knew the JSOC kill/capture program was counterproductive at winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan but continued it anyway as a … Continue reading 11/30/16 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show
Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses the similarities between the Russian/Syrian bombing of Aleppo, the 2003 US bombing of Iraq, and Israel’s 2014 bombing of Gaza; and Obama’s apparent change in Syria policy as he targets Jabhat al-Nusra – a formidable opponent of Assad.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and historian, discusses the US-Russia agreement on a ceasefire in Syria; the Pentagon’s bureaucratic opposition to friendly Russia relations; and why there aren’t any moderate “good guys” in Syria for the US to support – never mind the interventionists claiming otherwise.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses the Obama administration’s support for Syrian regime change even though they knew it would become a disastrous sectarian war; and the gaggle of ideologues, defense contractors and military officials intent on starting new wars and escalating old ones for fun and profit.