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09/03/12 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show

IPS News journalist Gareth Porter discusses his article “IAEA Report Shows Iran Reduced Its Breakout Capacity;” the typical misleading news headlines on Iran’s uranium enrichment program; how sanctions – designed to kill and injure civilians – are both immoral and ineffective at producing regime change; and the Obama administration’s stubborn refusal to change its outdated negotiating position on Iran.

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08/20/12 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show

IPS News journalist Gareth Porter discusses the US government’s coverup of civilians killed by drone strikes in Pakistan; the drone war’s false billing as a precise and effective tactic against terrorism; why the Obama administration won’t admit the Afghan war has spread to Pakistan; the Bush administration’s comparative restraint in Afghanistan; and David Petraeus’s tenure at the CIA.

 

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08/16/12 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show

Journalist Gareth Porter discusses why Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are bluffing when they threaten a unilateral attack on Iran; how the Bush administration’s hawkish Iran policy advanced – rather than hindered – Iran’s nuclear program; why Netanyahu doesn’t have enough leverage to get President Obama to start a war; and why high-level US policymakers are almost always “bad people with terrible ideas.”

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07/24/12 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show

Gareth Porter discusses Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempt to pin the Burgas bombing on Hezbollah (to get them on the EU’s terrorist group list); why al Qaeda is more likely to conduct suicide bombings against Jewish targets abroad than Hezbollah; and how Syria’s dissolution could put a chemical weapons stockpile in the hands of dangerous people.

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