Although this is an old interview conducted several years ago, its insights and perspectives remain highly relevant to the current wars, offering a valuable historical perspective that sheds light on the ongoing geopolitical dynamics.
In a revealing account, General Wesley Clark in an interview with Amy Goodman (March 02, 2007), recounts a pivotal moment post-9/11. When he discovered plans for military intervention in Iraq. During his meeting with high-ranking officials. He learned that the decision to go to war had been made without clear justification or intelligence linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda.
A year later, he was shown a classified memo detailing a broader strategy. That was attacking seven countries in five years, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. The conversation sheds light on the lack of specific reasons for military actions. Thus, raising concerns about a predetermined agenda that unfolded in the volatile aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr., a retired U.S. Army general, boasts a storied military career that spans over three decades. Graduating as the valedictorian of the West Point class of 1966, he furthered his education at the University of Oxford through a Rhodes Scholarship, earning a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Clark also holds a master's degree in military science.
During his 34-year military service, he received numerous accolades, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000.
Post-military, Clark has immersed himself in various roles. He leads the political action committee "WesPAC," supporting Democratic Party candidates, and oversees his consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark and Associates. Additionally, he serves as the chairman and CEO of Enverra. A licensed boutique investment bank, collaborating with over 100 private and public companies.
Between July 2012 and November 2015, Clark served as an honorary special advisor to Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, focusing on economic and security matters. Currently, he contributes as a member of Meridiam's Supervisory Board.
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