A retired U.S. Army Colonel, who was the national-security adviser to the Reagan administration and assistant to Secretary-of-State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations, has broken silence to warn the American people why their ship-of-state is sinking.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the primary goal of US foreign policy is to create wars to justify profits for the military-industrial complex. This process has reached the point where it actually diminishes US power and has lead the nation to the brink of economic and political collapse. The process is driven by a small group of power elites who are the ruling plutocracy. He says that the war over resources in the Middle East is a global power struggle with China and Russia for oil and water. He is not sure that the ship can be saved.
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.