Speaking to the UN Security Council, Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, calls out the OPCW’s Syria cover-up scandal.
Years after renouncing his role in helping to make the phony case for the Iraq war, Lawrence Wilkerson returns to the United Nations Security Council to challenge a new pro-war deception: the OPCW’s Syria cover-up.
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired Army Colonel who served as Chief of Staff to Secretary State Colin Powell. In 2003, Wilkerson helped prepare Powell’s infamous speech to the United Nations making the phony case for invading Iraq. Wilkerson has since renounced those Iraq war fabrications.
“This OPCW business really needs to get settled,” Wilkerson says. “Here we have an egregious situation that from everything I can see, really calls on people of concern to straighten it out.”
Wilkerson is among the signatories of a Statement of Concern about the OPCW scandal, joined by notable global voices including five former OPCW officials.
Video: Lawrence Wilkerson. Retired Army Colonel who served as Chief of Staff to Secretary State Colin Powell. Speaking at an Arria-Formula Meeting of the United Nations Security Council, April 16 2021.