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 could already be seen as an act of war. Trump’s willingness to stand up to Bolton and call off a recent strike at practically the last minute may have been the only thing that stopped a war from starting already.
Discussed on the show:
“No war with Iran, for now — but Mike Pompeo and John Bolton still really, really want one” (Salon.com)
Iran Air Flight 655
Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.
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