Pentagon’s phony Iran “evidence”: New rationale for U.S. intervention?

Pentagon’s phony Iran “evidence”: New rationale for U.S. intervention?

By Gareth Porter June 5, 2019 Efforts to blame Iran for acts of sabotage went nowhere — but this feels way too much like 2003 all over again Last week a senior Pentagon official accused Iran of having sabotaged four oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on May 12 and of firing a rocket […]

Manufacturing Crisis: The untold story of the Iran nuclear scare

Manufacturing Crisis: The untold story of the Iran nuclear scare

By Gareth Porter Video from March 16, 2014 Investigate reporter, historian and TFF Associate, Gareth Porter, in one of the world’s leading experts on how and why the nuclear issue between Iran and the US/West came about. His book, Manufacturing Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, is a classic and must-read for […]

America’s Permanent-War Complex

America’s Permanent-War Complex

Eisenhower’s worst nightmare has come true, as defense mega-contractors climb into the cockpit to ensure we stay overextended   By Gareth Porter November 20, 2018 What President Dwight D. Eisenhower dubbed the “military-industrial complex” has been constantly evolving over the decades, adjusting to shifts in the economic and political system as well as international events. […]

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

  By Gareth Porter TFF Associate October 25, 2018 The idea promoted by the NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter.   In their long recapitulation of the case that […]

TFF PressInfo # 461: There Hardly Ever Was an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!

TFF PressInfo # 461: There Hardly Ever Was an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!

A review of the evidence points to Israeli and MEK disinformation, not an open-and-shut case. By Gareth Porter May 25, 2018   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at UN in 2012. (You Tube)   Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which has set the stage for another […]

Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

  By Gareth Porter* May 3, 2018 The still-unscheduled Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit offers the opportunity for a denuclearization deal that would avoid a possible nuclear war, but that potential deal remains vulnerable to a hostile corporate media sector and political elites in the United States. At the center of this hostility is national […]

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran

  By Gareth Porter Published on Apr 3, 2014     National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club. Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who specializes in U.S. national security policy. […]

The Untold Story of John Bolton’s Campaign for War With Iran

The Untold Story of John Bolton’s Campaign for War With Iran

  By Gareth Porter, TFF Associate March 30, 2018 Via theamericanconservative.com In my reporting on U.S.-Israeli policy, I have tracked numerous episodes in which the United States and/or Israel made moves that seemed to indicate preparations for war against Iran. Each time – in 2007, in 2008, and again in 2011 – those moves, presented in corporate […]

50 Years of Coverup of the My Lay Massacre And Therefore Nothing Learnt

50 Years of Coverup of the My Lay Massacre And Therefore Nothing Learnt

    We bring you here three contributions by TFF Associates to commemorate the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam 50 years ago     # 1 – Michel Chossudovsky   By Dr. Gary G. Kohls and Prof Michel Chossudovsky   Global Research Editor’s Note This article was first published on March 15, 2008, to commemorate […]

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

March 3, 2018 The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter. Originally published by ConsortiumNews here By Gareth Porter Jeffrey Sterling, the case […]