Gareth Porter is an award-winning independent journalist and historian.

This is the tenth part in a series of interviews on Porter’s new book Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. This installment is about the “fake war crisis” brought on by Israel’s apparent preparations for an attack on Iran in recent years; the US-Israel good cop, bad cop ruse; punching holes in Israel’s propaganda with the statements of their own government officials; and deciphering the real US policy on Iran.