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Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes by Gareth Porter

Marching Against Drones

Image by World Can’t Wait via Flickr

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
October 25, 2013

The Washington Post on Thursday reported what it presented as new evidence of a secret agreement under which Pakistani officials have long been privately supporting the U.S. drone war in the country even as they publicly criticised it.

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American Exceptionalism: Monopoly on Democracy?

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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Dandelion Salad

Featuring Chris Hedges and Gareth Porter.

RT on Oct 14, 2013

What is American exceptionalism? Where does the US’s world monopoly on democracy come from? How does the US give itself license to do as it pleases? “Exceptionalism” is a film by RT correspondent Anissa Naouai. Continue reading

Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased U.S. Intel by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
October 11, 2013

In an effort to provoke any possible opposition in U.S. political circles to a nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to exploiting an old claim that Iran is building intercontinental ballistic missiles that could hit the United States.

The Netanyahu claim takes advantage of the extreme position that has been taken on the issue by Pentagon and Air Force intelligence organisations but goes even further.

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Chris Hedges and Rania Masri on Obama’s Syria Address + Gareth Porter: White House Culled Points in Released Intelligence Report on Syria

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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TheRealNews on Sep 11, 2013

Pt 1: Scholar Rania Masri and writer Chris Hedges respond to President Obama’s Major Syria Address Continue reading

Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria “cherry-picked” by proponents of proposed strike

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

Image by The Eyes Of New York via Flickr

with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Sept. 10, 2013

Some in US Intel. Community Reject Obama Admin Case for Syria Attack

TheRealNews on Sep 9, 2013

Pt 1: Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria “cherry-picked” by proponents of proposed strike  Continue reading

Obama’s Case for Syria Didn’t Reflect Intel Consensus by Gareth Porter

NO  U.S.  BOMBING  OF  SYRIA   /  Hands Off Syria  /   NO  WAR    -    Protest march  from Times Square  to  Union Square,  Manhattan  NYC   -   09/07/2013

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
Revised September 9, 2013

Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.

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Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria by David Swanson + Gareth Porter: US intelligence has no hard proof Assad used chemical weapons

Syria

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
August 29, 2013

Evidence of “weapons of mass destruction” is “no slam dunk,” U.S. officials are saying this time around, reversing the claim made about Iraq by then-CIA director George Tenet.

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In Rush to Strike Syria, U.S. Tried to Derail U.N. Probe by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
August 27, 2013

Menschenkette: Obama die rote Karte zeigen No War on Syria and Iran

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After initially insisting that Syria give United Nations investigators unimpeded access to the site of an alleged nerve gas attack, the administration of President Barack Obama reversed its position on Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to get the U.N. to call off its investigation.The administration’s reversal, which came within hours of the deal reached between Syria and the U.N., was reported by the Wall Street Journal Monday and effectively confirmed by a State Department spokesperson later that day.

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Ex-Envoy’s Account Clarifies Iran’s 2003 Nuclear Decision by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
July 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jul 30 2013 (IPS) – Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons programme that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by U.S. intelligence in 2007.

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No Evidence for Charge Iran Linked to JFK Terror Plot by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
July 11, 2013

New York JFK Airport

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WASHINGTON, Jul 11 2013 (IPS) – Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was prevented by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner from testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee investigating alleged Iranian terrorist networks in the Americas here this week, claimed in a recent report that Tehran was involved in a 2007 plot to blow up fuel tanks at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

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Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with Iran, interviewed by Gareth Porter

Don't Attack Iran

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 14, 2013

TheRealNews Jun 13, 2013

Gareth Porter interviews veteran US officials about why US policy towards Iran needs to change.

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SOF Troops Still in Wardak as Joint U.S.-Afghan Probe Continues by Gareth Porter and Shah Noori

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Mar. 10 2013

WASHINGTON/KABUL, Mar 10 2013 (IPS) – Two weeks after Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded the withdrawal of all U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) from Wardak province by this date, the issue remains suspended in negotiations between U.S. and Afghan governments.

U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel planned to discuss the matter with Karzai Sunday, but the meeting was postponed after a security incident in Kabul.

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Gareth Porter: Afghan war, dead weight around Obama’s neck + Raz Mohammad: Drones Kill the People of Afghanistan

with Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 12, 2013

Stop the Wars!

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PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 12, 2013

A political analyst tells Press TV that US President Barack Obama really does not want to keep American troops in Afghanistan any longer and this war is a dead weight around his neck. The comments came after US President Barack Obama said that Afghanistan must grant US forces legal immunity if Kabul wants American troops to stay in the country beyond 2014.

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Iranian Bomb Graph Appears Adapted from One on Internet by Gareth Porter

peace in persia

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by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Dec. 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 2012 (IPS) – The suspect graph of a nuclear explosion reportedly provided to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as evidence of Iranian computer modeling of nuclear weapons yields appears to have been adapted from a very similar graph in a scholarly journal article published in January 2009 and available on the internet.

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Gareth Porter: The Petraeus Myth

Stop the Wars!

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with Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Dec. 11, 2012

TheRealNews·Dec 11, 2012

Gareth Porter: America needed a war hero but his “achievements” riddled by half-truths and pure propaganda.
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