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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The Saker interviewed by the free Slovak radio station?s show ?Casus Belli? Thu Mar 22, 2018 13:34 | The Saker
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offsite link Syrian War Report ? March 21, 2018: Three Chemical Weapons Attacks Are Prevented Thu Mar 22, 2018 01:11 | Scott
Three attempts by militants to use chemical weapons in Syria were prevented last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on March 20. ?Despite attempts by militants to disrupt peace

offsite link Official Statement of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the ?Skripal Case? Wed Mar 21, 2018 23:46 | The Saker
AIDE-MEMOIRE to clarify the state of affairs as regards the so-called ?Skripal case? 1. On 12 March 2018, Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May, addressing the House of Commons,

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offsite link Russian MFA summons all ambassadors to a meeting on Skripal case (MUST WATCH!!!) Wed Mar 21, 2018 23:09 | The Saker
  Briefing by Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov, Moscow, March 21, 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends, Good afternoon. We are

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Human Rights in Ireland

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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The Empire Files: ‘This Ship is Sinking’ Says Former Bush Official

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Sunday August 28, 2016 22:59author by 1 of Indymedia Report this post to the editors

For those still naive about nature of the US state and it's foreign policy and the sinister and corrupting role of corporate power then this interview of U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson who served at the very top of the US war machine should leave them under no further illusions after listening to him.

Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy.

Hear a rare insider's view of what interests are behind U.S. wars, the manipulation of intelligence, the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed.

This video was posted on the Saker blog and he writes:

U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.) is the perfect example of what I call the “Old Anglo Guard”, i.e. the product of the pre-Neocon US Anglo imperialist culture. He completely fails to see how “his people” gave birth, so to speak, to the Neocon takeover of the USA. Still, he clearly hurts at the sight of his country, which he also sees as an Empire, going on its last leg. That pain makes him reveal a lot of things which he would never have said in any other circumstances. An interesting interview indeed.

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