David Swanson and Margaret Kimberley: Powell, Obama, Alex Saab and Assange

Close-up of a poster on a pole with a message "Free Julian Assange"

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 18, 2021
October 20, 2021

Margaret Kimberley is a co-founder and Executive Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report, a recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism, a board member of Consortium News, and a recipient of a 2021 Women and Media Award from the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press.

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Even in Death There is No Flag Large Enough to Cover the Shame of Killing Innocent People, by Kenn Orphan + Colin Powell’s Own Staff Had Warned Him Against His War Lies, by David Swanson

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people" by Howard Zinn

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 18, 2021

Colin Powell just died from Covid-19. So we should expect a tsunami of mourning from politicians, the mainstream media and even some liberals who seem to enjoy sanitizing the murderous lives of the ruling class. Those of us on the left who refuse to play the games of polite society when it comes to war crimes will be chastised. And he will take his place among the “great generals” of the American Empire. All warmongering societies do this, so it should come as no surprise. But no amount of eulogies can erase the truth.

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Iran War Path Resumed, With Another ‘Colin Powell Moment’? by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
May 15, 2012

You know when Western powers are getting trigger happy towards Iran again because the mainstream media propaganda machine starts cranking out lurid scare stories.

The latest wheeze is based on “computer-generated drawings” allegedly depicting a nuclear explosion blast chamber that Iran has allegedly been using to test mini nukes. The drawings were provided “exclusively” to the Associated Press news agency by an unnamed official from “a country tracking Iran’s nuclear program, who said it proves [sic] the structure exists”.

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Lawrence Wilkerson: War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way

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End of the Empire (2)

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Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way

Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from “cold warrior” to harsh critic of US foreign policy

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Inside Junior’s War Room by Philip A. Farruggio (2003)

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published on Counterpunch on January 28, 2003
28 April, 2010

Deep deep deep inside the bowels of the White House is this private, very private chamber. Some say its the place where REAL PRESIDENT Cheney stays, and operates the REAL government. Today, on this cold, bitter cold Sunday, Super Sunday, the top elite from the cabinet are conducting a very important meeting–the prospect of war with Iraq, or rather the need to have a war with Iraq. Let’s be a “fly on the wall” and listen in.

Powell–“Mr. President…”

Junior–“Ah yes Colin…”

Cheney (over Junior’s voice)–“Yes General Powell…. please Junior..”

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Out Damn Blot – A Letter to Colin Powell By Ray McGovern

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By Ray McGovern
08/16/08 “ICH”
Consortium News

Dear Colin,

You have said you regret the “blot” on your record caused by your parroting spurious intelligence at the U.N. to justify war on Iraq. On the chance you may not have noticed, I write to point out that you now have a unique opportunity to do some rehab on your reputation.

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