Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On Iran, Trump Follows Iraq War Neocons — Aaron Maté interviews Lt. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Wilkerson sees war approaching.

On Iran, Trump Follows Iraq War Neocons
Aaron Maté interviews Lt. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

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1 comment:

Matt Franko said...

Trump re Iraq: "wrong country..."