Iran's UN ambassador: Attack on US base is the start of removing the US from the Middle East! (E830)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Iran's UN Ambassador Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh about the assassination of IRGC General Qassem Soleimani and Hashd al-Shaabi's (PMF) Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, as well as Iran's retaliation strike on Ain Al-Asad airbase in Iraq. He calls Soleimani and Al-Muhandis the key anti-ISIS fighters and points out the irony of the US assassinating two of the most effective generals in fighting ISIS. He also discusses the illegality of the US' strike, how Iran's retaliation is the start of the process of removing the US from the region, and more!
Next, Going Underground's Deputy Editor Charlie Cooke speaks to the director of 'Seberg,' Benedict Andrews. The film details the period of actress Jean Seberg's life, when the US government spied on and intruded on her privacy due to her support for African-American civil rights groups and figures. He details the COINTELPRO spy program and how surveillance has evolved since the era of Jean Seberg, to surveillance in the era of the smartphone.