7/18/20 Gareth Porter on the Prospects of War with Iran

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the idea of a war with Iran. Certain hawkish figures in the U.S. government have been slowly and steadily pushing for such a war for a long time, and have gained even more prominence during the Trump presidency, as he has shown...

2/17/20 Gareth Porter on the History of the Iran Crisis

Gareth Porter comes on the show to promote his new book, The CIA Insider’s Guide to the Iran Crisis: From CIA Coup to the Brink of War, cowritten with John Kiriakou. Porter and Scott recap the entire modern history of U.S. relations with Iran, focusing on the...

6/22/19 Gareth Porter on the Fake Crisis of War with Iran

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the growing threat of war with Iran. John Bolton and Mike Pompeo seem to be doing their utmost to ensure President Trump has no choice but to declare war on them, not to mention the fact that America’s draconian economic sanctions...

5/24/19 Gareth Porter on the Iran ‘Threat’

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...

5/14/19 Gareth Porter on the Supposed Iranian Threat

Gareth Porter explains the overblown claims of Iran’s threat to the United States, which are constantly being used as a pretext for war by American and Israeli neocons. Discussed on the show: “John Bolton’s Nefarious Plot for War With Iran” (Truthdig) “Did Iran Kill...

3/19/19 Gareth Porter on War with Iran

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about war with Iran. Porter is still convinced most people realize that such a war would be so costly in lives and dollars that it’s not even worth considering, but worries about National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State...

2/15/19 Gareth Porter on the FBI Putsch Against Trump

Gareth Porter gives an update on the “Russiagate” investigation, which he has long maintained is nothing more than a thinly-veiled ploy to remove President Trump from office. Recent reports on the investigation have only confirmed Porter’s suspicions...