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Distinguished Inter Press Service reporter Gareth Porter appeared and spoke 3-26-2014 at the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS). The subject came from his new book, "Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare." While the title summarizes it well, this book provides chapter and verse in enormous detail, which he discussed on this occasion at MIT.
We provide his talk (33 minutes); the ensuing Q&A session is also here, with lower audio quality (54 minutes).
It's fascinating to learn the details by which our "leaders," teamed with Israel's, tried to perpetrate a fraud in order to trigger a war against Iran, one of the agenda items on the neocons' hit list ever since the 90s (along with Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine). More important now, however, is the fact that the effort continues as we speak.
As Porter explains in detail, it's really true that Iran does NOT have a nuclear bomb program. All U.S. intelligence agency officials on the ground now acknowledge this. All claims to the contrary have come from untrustworthy sources including, remarkably, "Curveball" from the Iraq WMD fraud. Despite this knowledge, policy officials, Israel's toadies in Congress, and Kerry and Obama continue to assert that Iran DOES have a nuclear bomb program, and that it must confess to it and dismantle it or face even more sanctions including possibly drones, bombs, etc.
The principle of "guilty until proven innocent" - as bad as that is - has been stretched to "guilty despite official acknowledgment of proof of innocence beyond any doubt," or as Porter concludes, "guilty therefore let's go"!
Porter was introduced by MIT CIS Director John Tirman (not on this recording). One of the subtle ironies of the event is its venue at CIS, a longtime CIA collaborator staffed by professors and scholars who bob and weave with policy issues, rarely ever questioning the so-called facts asserted by our governments' "leaders." If you listen to the Q&A, you will even hear a professor who insists the Iranians are guilty!
Porter and MIT's CIS.
Recorded by Stan Robinson for WZBC's Truth and Justice Radio. Truth and Justice Radio is an award-winning weekly feature aired 6-10am Sundays on WZBC (Newton, MA) and streamed and briefly archived at wzbc.org. For more info, view our primitive website, truthandjusticeradio.org.