Scott interviews Gareth Porter about his recent article for the American Conservative about why Iran’s possible role in the recent Saudi oil field attacks is beside the point. Porter thinks it’s pretty likely that Iran was behind the attacks, probably as a demonstration of their ability to seriously disrupt the global economy with very little cost or effort. But this should not in any way dissuade the Trump administration from trying to establish peace between the U.S. and Iran, and if anything, probably stresses the importance of doing so.
Discussed on the show:
- “Why Evidence of Iran’s Role in Attack Doesn’t Matter” (The American Conservative)
- “Truncating the Antecedents: Addendum on 9/11 and the Present Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq | Robert Higgs” (Independent Institute)
- “6/30/19 Elijah Magnier on the Danger of War with Iran” (The Libertarian Institute)
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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