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Human chain demonstration at Ramstein

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Peace activists form a human chain during a protest in front of the entrance of the U.S. Air Force Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, on June 11, 2016.
Peace activists form a human chain during a protest in front of the entrance of the U.S. Air Force Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, on June 11, 2016.
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Ray led off the June 11 speeches at the start of the human chain that walked to Ramstein for the demonstration.

The rubric was: STOPP RAMSTEIN -- Menschenkette 2016 -- STOP RAMSTEIN -- HUMAN-CHAIN 2016).

The role played by Ramstein is critical. Without the U.S. Satellite Relay Station there, those "piloting" computers in Las Vegas and elsewhere would be unable to push a button and drone-kill people in Middle East and Africa in less than three seconds.

The highly respected German on-line newspaper Telepolis did an extensive interview with Ray this week. Among the issues addressed: "Whistleblowing -- What Ray Wishes He Had Done;" "The Not-So-Occult Art of Blaming the Russians (Whatever the Evidence);" and "Clinton or Trump."

The interview was posted in German on June 11; in English on June 12:



One of main issues addressed:

"The key is to lie first:" What does the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines MH17 on July 14, 2014 have in common with the downing of Korean Airlines KAL-007 by the Soviets on Sept. 1, 1983? Answer: A made-in-heaven (so to speak) opportunity to use highly suspect "evidence" (re MH17), and deliberately falsified evidence (re KAL-007), to blacken the Russians.

In the latter case, Secretary John Kerry's immediate accusations that Russia and/or "pro-Russian separatists" downed MH17 have worked like a charm. It took little over a week for the Europeans to impose sanctions on Russia (which remain in effect). And Western propaganda blaming the Russians for killing the 298 people aboard MH17 helped greatly to reinforce five months of charges that Russian had "invaded" Ukraine (with hardly a mention of the Western coup in Kiev on Feb. 22, 2014).

Cui bono? The answer to that is easy. Profiting from this kind of escalating tension are those whom Pope Francis correctly called "the blood-drenched arms traders."

Ike was right.

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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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