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Gareth Porter

Arlington, Va
Independent Investigative Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  us relations with pakistan, iran nuclear, war in afghanistan, u.s. policy toward syria, us-iran diplomacy, us national security policy, us intelligence
Doesn't Cover: issues, security, other, than, national

Investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (2014).

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Biography

Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who writes on national security issues. He has contributed regularly to Inter Press Service since early 2005 on US policy toward and relations with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan and Syria. He received the Gellhorn Pri...

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@GarethPorter — 10,175 followers, 4,202 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

The @GeorgeMonbiot role as "Witchfinder General" of the left regarding matters Syrian assessed by @Jonathan_K_Cook in light of my revelations of a false Israeli-US narrative about a Syrian nuclear reactor. https://t.co/6EH7zGu42d

Nov 21, 2017

@jeff_kaye @lornasingh You are raising an important question, here. Of course the operative words are "many Americans". No doubt that is true. But is the missing piece here the absence of protest from the majority?

Nov 21, 2017

@semironic I'm afraid you are uncomfortably close to the truth of the matter, especially if we consider the entity in question to be the U.S. political system, with all its built-in value distortions.

Nov 21, 2017

International Committee of the Red Cross now predicts thousands of Yemenis will die every day if the Saudi siege is not lifted soon. What does it take to get the United States to stop abetting mass murder? https://t.co/Z6QJpqcsmd

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Bureau Chief in Saigon for Dispatch News Service in 1971

How is social media changing news?

By offering opportunities for journalist for other than corporate media to cover and interpret stories.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because I realized that connecting the dots and revealing stories that were not obvious or actually hidden is what I do best.