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Thatcher: Al Jazeera interview with Anthony Barnett

A video interview with Anthony Barnett for Al Jazeera. The cult of the leader, North Sea Oil, the sale of weapons to Saddam Hussein and more.

ourKingdom editors
11 April 2013

Anthony writes: After listening to the BBC's mid-day coverage and as I started setting down my own immediate reaction in a piece for this website which unlike many was not written beforehand, Al Jazeera asked me to come down to their London studio. I was interviewed from Doha, and if I am frowning it is partly because the camera was 20 meters away in a large empty studio. It is striking that they asked me about her sale of arms to Saddam Hussein, which strangely has gone unmentioned in the mainstream UK media.

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