THE EXCAVATOR 
July 6, 2011
In an interview with Paul Jay, founder of The Real News Network, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, said that the American empire is rotting at the core and that the two political parties offer no real change.
He makes many more great and truthful statements in his interview with Jay. Watch the incredible and historic interview:
Part 1: Lawrence Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way 
Part 2: War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way 
Part 3: Wilkerson on the Decline of Empire 
Part 4: Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil 
Part 5: Cheney, 9/11 and The New American Century 
Part 6: 9/11 and the War in Iraq 
Part 7: Guilty as Charged 
Part 8: A Security and Finance State that Dominates the American People 
Col. Wilkerson is a rare man of conscience who speaks with gravitas and frankness. The fact that Powell selected him to be his chief of staff is proof that Powell is not all bad. He has good in him.
Can Powell be forgiven for knowingly lying to the world at the United Nations about the nature of Saddam’s weapons system? Maybe. It depends on what he knew about 9/11. If he had inside knowledge that 9/11 was an inside job then, no, he can’t be forgiven.
Some men are beyond redemption. Who can’t be forgiven are Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliott Abrams and the whole crazy gang  that engineered the September 11 attacks from inside Washington. Those men are evil to the core and should have been ran out of town in the 1980s after doing enough damage to
America. Instead, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and that band of thieves were left alone around the wheels of power to conspire against the U.S. constitution and the American people. They seized the dark heart of the American empire and made it even darker and more heartless.
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Col. Wilkerson is not the only military official who thinks Cheney and Rumsfeld were bad for America. General Hugh Shelton, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001, said  that Rumsfeld is basically a lying son of a bitch. General Wesley Clark is also very vocal in his criticism  of Rumsfeld, Cheney, and the neocons. Gen. Clark knew about the neocon’s agenda for the Middle East early on and informed the Democracy Now audience about it in March of 2007. His comments were too little too late because the damage was already done by then, but better late than never. At least Gen. Clark has spoken out in public about the truth behind America’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the entire Middle East.
It is great to see men of high rank like Col. Wilkerson, Gen. Clark, Gen. Shelton, and Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik tell the ugly truths about power and politics in public. It is a tragedy of history that evil men like Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz are more ambitious and active than good men in the political arena. These are men who have never sacrificed for America, and don’t give a damn about the safety, and well-being of the American people.
Look at this classic picture  of Rumsfeld, Cheney, and President Ford in the White House. I bet Ford is looking at Cheney and saying to himself, “This guy is crazy.”
Cheney and Rumsfeld got ahead in the mega-powerful American empire because evil people know better than anyone else how to manipulate others and that is what power is all about at the end of the day.
But never forget that Cheney and Rumsfeld are just the products of an evil and crazy system. They are not the problem, they are the symptom. They are the thickest valves on the dark heart of the American empire that is soaked with the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including Americans who were murdered on 9/11.
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, Abrams, Pipes, Perle, Wolfowitz, and the other freaks are scum who were able to rise because the political system in Washington has enabled scum to rise for a very long time. Corrupt and diabolical men like J. Edgar Hoover, Allen Dulles, James Angleton, George H. W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are all of the same crazy breed. All they know is how to lie and how to cheat the public to protect the evil interests of a rotten financial and military establishment that is based on the exploitation of the people of America.
There will be hell to pay once the American people discover that their future and their country has been stolen from them by thieves and traitors who use false flag terrorism like the 9/11 attacks as part of a much larger propaganda war. This is a war for the Western public mind which is being covertly conducted against America and other Western countries.
The U.S. National Security State has secretly consolidated its power over the years through acts of false flag terrorism, political assassinations, deceit, and cold-blooded murder. It will either be overthrown and replaced with America’s original constitutional republic, or it will continue its process of metamorphosis into a Transnational Security State which will serve as the main pillar in a new global authoritarian government.