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4 Dec, 2019 10:03

Iraq Protests: Is the US trying to bring back Saddam’s Ba’ath Party? (E821)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran and Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran Mohammad Rastad. He discusses Iran’s proposals for peace in the Strait of Hormuz, why foreign navies have no need to be in the Persian Gulf, the US’ failures to isolate Iran, why US sanctions are not as effective as previously thought, the Iranian Navy’s security abilities, Britain seizing an Iranian tanker earlier this year and more!

Next, we speak to Sami Ramadani, a member of the steering committee of the Stop the War Coalition. He discusses the recent unrest and protests in Iraq which have seen over 400 killed. He alleges a conspiracy of the US forming an alliance with Saddam Hussein’s former Ba’ath Party to bring them back to power to counter Iran and also discusses Trump’s ambitions on Middle Eastern oil, the US’ role in destroying Iraq’s infrastructure and public services, why the US was angered by the Iraqi government’s actions and more!

Finally, we speak to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin on the stories missed by the mainstream media. She discusses post-coup Bolivia being praised by the US for restoring relations with Israel, the disturbing image of a malnourished boy in a Yemeni hospital, Saudi Arabia assuming the presidency of the G20 despite gross human rights abuses and more!


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