Scott Horton, host of AntiWar Radio, interviews Gareth Porter on the ‘smoking laptop’ used to falsely show Iran pursuing nuclear weapons program.
3 Jun 09 | AntiWar Radio
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the new developments in the “smoking laptop” story and the strongest evidence yet that Israeli intelligence, using the MEK as a front, created the laptop forgery to frame Iran for pursuing nuclear weapons. (10:12):
by Gareth Porter
4 Jun 09 | AntiWar.com
A report on Iran’s nuclear program issued by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month generated news stories publicizing an incendiary charge that U.S. intelligence is underestimating Iran’s progress in designing a “nuclear warhead” before the halt in nuclear weapons-related research in 2003.
That false and misleading charge from an intelligence official of a foreign country, who was not identified but was clearly Israeli, reinforces two of Israel’s key propaganda themes on Iran – that the 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran is wrong, and that Tehran is poised to build nuclear weapons as soon as possible.
But it also provides new evidence that Israeli intelligence was the source of the collection of intelligence documents which have been used to accuse Iran of hiding nuclear weapons research….