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First They Came For Max

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Well, not really first. They had already come for Chelsea Manning; for Julian Assange; for John Kiriakou; for Jeffrey Sterling -- the list is longer still. Last Friday they came SWAT-Like for the founder and editor of thegrayzone.com, journalist Max Blumenthal, whom they arrested, cuffed, jailed, and shackled, and prevented immediate access to a lawyer. Corporate media played Tar Baby -- "didn't say nothin" about Max.

Meanwhile, former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin, WMD slam-dunker extraordinaire and devoted fan of Iraqi bio-weapons fabricator "Curveball," told a captive audience, "Thank God for the Deep State."

On RT, Ray joined Garland Nixon and Dan Kovalik for a no-holds-barred discussion of what happened to Max and why. (Nov. 1, 2019; 37 minutes -- including a commercial break from 12:15 to 14:45.)

It's also on Podcast.

Obama shied away from holding McLaughlin and his boss George Tenet accountable for fraudulent intelligence before Iraq, while Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence Carl Ford said the two of them "should be shot."

As for the former partners-in-crime and direct descendants of Tenet/McLaughlin, Brennan et al, Obama chickened out there too. He could not even find the courage to rein them in from illegal activities to help Hillary, which are about to be revealed, in all their squalor, by Justice Department investigations unless Trump, too, chickens out.

Note: Ray's unkempt beard is meant as a sign of solidarity with good and admired friend, Julian. See here.

 

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Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He was an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst for 27 years, and is now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). His (more...)
 
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The Empire Strikes Back

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Sometimes I wonder when 'they' will come for us OEN commenters who call Bullsh*t.


Our country is floating around where the toilet water goes.



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They never came for W Bush - he remains 'above the law' and 'above the reach of justice' under our laws and treaties, compliments of Pelosi and Obama.

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Psychopaths surrounded and supported by more psychopaths, who are empowered by more psychopaths render honest, decent people defenseless. Plus enraged, fearful, tired and often broke.

Remember that song 'Proud to be an American'? Lee Greenwood, I think. Kinda makes ya' laugh, huh?

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Not only did they not come for bush, but now he is being glorified for making his ugly paintings of the same maimed and shattered soldiers that he sent into his own personal war based on nothing but his own bloodlust.

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Say it ain't true...

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Yes, W Bush called for 'revenge' after 9/11, i.e., "bloodlust", not a real 'investigation' (e.g., had to be someone with access to all three Towers who knew how to do it - "Explosives Used on 9/11 Say Commissioners") - 'the people who knocked these buildings down will hear from all of us soon', he said (#VERDICT - "they acted with deceit and with falsehood") shortly after 9/11. "Patriot Act" - #ImpulsiveBill.

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Perhaps soon, enough americans will realize as their heads are pulled out of the sand, that we are under a massive attack. It is by the dark mind of an empire whose gangsterish behavior permeates our lives, informing the worst behavior politically, economically and socially at deep levels. The empire is very organized and its attacks against us are in our face, unapologetic, unrelenting and feel like they are coming from everywhere. Hell, some of us are trying to pull our own family members heads out of the sand, as though we have time for that instead of getting ready to counter the empire.

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Problem is we need our families and we need them to understand the dark forces upon us. Our only hope is in large numbers, and it's damn hard to try to rustle up resistance all by yourself.

Nobody I know wants to see, let alone change or act. My family is not huge, but if we pooled money, talent and skills, we could at least try to protect the youngsters.

Once 5G is implemented all hope is gone. Yes, the empire is organized and has been for centuries. Plans are in place while humanity watches football.

Where did Jim Jones hide that Kool-Aid?

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The odd thing is that the powers that should not be probably are relieved that there is starting to be some US pushbacki aside from Switzerland and a few others. But the FDA passed on recommending that the FCC review its threshold for 2G and 3G and passed entirely on a review of radiation for 10 year old 4G! Perhaps the lull in 5G roll out in the US will slow down deploymeht until we get honest science and regulators back in the driver's seat.

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The elite has created all the information you have received through your lives. You think exactly the way elite taught you to think, you say exactly what the elite taught you to say, you do exactly the elite taught you to do. You do not have a chance to change anything.


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Well, then, it's too late or hopeless or both. Got a rope?

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Why would I need a rope if you cannot change anything? :-) Besides, I will make this world a wonderful place to live. The only problem is the time people need to understand what I am talking about.

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