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7 Dec, 2020 12:13

Roger Waters: Powers that be are hoping Julian Assange DIES in prison (E957)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Dr. Arash Aziz, author of 'Shadow Commander: Soleimani, The US and Iran's Global Ambitions'. He discusses the assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and why heavy Iranian retaliation is not likely with Joe Biden coming to power in the United States, plus the EU’s lack of foreign policy independence from the US under Donald Trump with regards to Iran, and the life of Qassem Soleimani – from his early years in Kerman to his rise through the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, his role in forging alliances with Shia groups allied to the Iranian revolution such as Hezbollah, his role in Iraq, and why the United States ultimately targeted him for assassination. Also discussed is the role of the IRGC in Iranian politics, society, and the economy, and much more!

Finally, we speak to former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters. He discusses the election of Joe Biden and his lack of optimism, recent suspensions in the Labour Party – including that of Jeremy Corbyn – over anti-Semitism allegations, the persecution and trial of Julian Assange, why policy towards Israel is unlikely to change under Joe Biden despite violations of international law, why he believes Joe Biden is the ultimate ‘Yes Man’, why he thinks Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer should resign, and much more!

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