Gareth Porter

Processing Distortion: “Delving Deep into the Latest on Iran & Disruptive Israeli Threats”

Peter B. Collins Presents Gareth Porter Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returns to discuss recent developments regarding Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. We talk about Obama’s bluff on Syria that led to Russia’s intervention, just before Iran displayed its new posture at the UN General Assembly. He offers insight into the last-minute wrinkles added by French [...]

Processing Distortion: “Cruise Missile Liberals with Weapons of Mass Distortion”

Peter B. Collins Presents Gareth Porter Dr. Gareth Porter carefully breaks down the unclassified summary of the Obama administration’s “evidence” that the Syrian military is responsible for the reported chemical weapons attack on August 21 in the Damascus suburb of Adra. We start with the shifting US positions on UN weapons inspectors, and the lack [...]

Podcast Show #94: Murders by Drones & the Horrendous Creation of Judiciary-State Secrets Privilege

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Gareth Porter & Kevin Gosztola Peter B. Collins presents Journalist Gareth Porter and analyst Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake. Porter offers two credible sources that contradict the White House assertions that civilian deaths from drone strikes are few to zero. Like Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness”, this claim is based on the arbitrary [...]