Gareth Porter returns to the show to discuss his latest article for The American Conservative “Trump Trashes Iran Deal to Satisfy Netanyahu.” Porter discusses Trump’s goal to convince Congress to pass new sanctions against Iran and explains why, even if the United States breaks the deal, Iran may have incentives to remain in the deal. Porter and Scott then take a trip back down memory … Continue reading 10/27/17 Gareth Porter deconstructs Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal
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 … Continue reading 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 latest story for Alternet, “Have We Been Deceived Over Syrian Sarin Attack?” Porter takes a deep dive into the evidence of the supposed Khan Sheikoun sarin attack and explains why we have good reason to doubt the narrative and evidence presented by the Trump administration, what’s still in dispute, and raises questions that still need answering. … Continue reading 9/20/17 Gareth Porter reviews the evidence of the supposed Syrian sarin attack of 2016
Gareth Porter joins Scott on Antiwar Radio on KPFK to discuss his latest article for Antiwar.com, “Can the US and North Korea Move From Threats to Negotiations?” Porter details how America’s history of foreign intervention has been North Korea’s primary motivation for seeking nuclear deterrence and why, as a result, there is no military option in North Korea. And the question we all want answered: … Continue reading 9/10/17 Gareth Porter on the possibility of a diplomatic solution in North Korea
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.