Scott Ritter appeared on C-Span on Aug. 1, 2002, seven months before the Iraq invasion, to argue Iraq was no threat to the U.S. and that the Bush administration needed to prove it before taking the country to war.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Chris Hedges — The Lords of Chaos
The politicians and shills in the media who orchestrated 20 years of military debacles in the Middle East, and who seek a world dominated by U.S. power, must be held accountable for their crimes.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Scott Ritter — Disarmament, the Fundamental Lie
Regime change, not disarmament, was always the driving factor behind U.S. policy towards Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Joe Lauria — Covering the ‘Vial Display’
Despite Colin Powell’s presentation and the U.S. media’s embrace of it, every other nation on the Security Council, with the exception of Britain and Spain, was highly skeptical of the U.S. argument for war, including allies Germany and France.
WATCH: Time to End the War Now
CN Editor Joe Lauria speaks to Regis Tremblay about the need for compromise to end the war but why it will likely continue indefinitely, especially in light of the pipeline attack.
Is Nuclear Winter Coming?
Six scientists, including Carl Sagan, who proved nuclear war would produce “nuclear winter” were at first dismissed by the establishment. On Saturday they will receive an award as the world is the closest to nuclear war since 1962.
UK Spook Set to Repeat Syria Role in Ukraine
Shadowy U.K. intel figure Hamish de Bretton-Gordon was at the forefront of chemical weapons deceptions in Syria. Now in Ukraine, he’s up to his old tricks again, writes Kit Klarenberg at The Gray Zone.
WATCH: UN Security Council on Ukraine’s Bio Labs
Russia made new allegations at the U.N. Security Council on Friday that Ukraine was working on biological weapons, which led to further clashes with the U.S. and its allies on the council.
WATCH: UN Security Council on Ukraine’s Bio Research
The U.N. Security Council met Friday to debate allegations that Ukraine possesses biological weapons. Watch it here.
On a Knife’s Edge in Ukraine
The settlement of the Ukraine war or its escalation to a NATO-Russia conflict with all that entails comes down to how far Ukraine will go to get the Western alliance involved in its war, writes Joe Lauria.