Gareth Porter explains the latest propaganda being used to drive a possible war with Iran. President Trump appears to have bought into the story that Iran wants to develop, and possibly use, nuclear weapons, but at least his ignorance, says Porter, is better than the outright malice of other hawks who might know that Iran is no real threat to the U.S. but want war anyway.
Discussed on the show:
- “Do Iranian ‘Threats’ Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge?” (The American Conservative)
- Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- “Is Bolton’s War With Iran Becoming A Reality?” (The National Interest)
- Operation Desert Fox
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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