Putin Shooting to be Russia's Greatest Czar, Former Top Powell Aide Says
Lawrence Wilkerson also excoriates US arms makers for 'obscene profits' from Ukraine war.
Lawrence Wilkerson, as many SpyTalk followers surely know, was a longtime close aide to Colin Powell, the former Army general, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State in the George W. Bush administration.
Wilkerson became a harsh critic of US foreign policy after it turned out he and Powell had been duped by the CIA and White House into believing that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. He’s expressed great regret over his own participation in that tragedy and gone on to excoriate what he sees as the oversized roles of big oil, Israel and military weapons contractors in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. The latter, he says on this week’s edition of the SpyTalk podcast, is rubbing its hands with joy over soaring profits from increased weapons sales to Ukraine and Eastern Europe. They are, he says, America’s own “oligarchs.”
Some listeners will do doubt find his views provocative, even disturbing, but it’s our policy to offer a wide…