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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 website is raymcgovern.com

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 30, 2022
Biden Reneged - Now Russian Army Will Talk - Antiwar.com Original A year ago today (on Dec. 30, 2021) U.S. President Joe Biden, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, assured him that - Ray McGovern for Antiwar.com Original
Veteran-led resistance at White House - photo, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 14, 2022
Time to Act if the making of peace today means prison, that's where we need to be. It is time to accept our responsibility to do ALL we can to stop the violence of wars waged in our name. Now it's our turn to ponder those questions.
USA-CHINA/, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2022
Biden Has a Date With Xi - Putin's 'Main Squeeze' Biden might be able to appreciate that China and Russia are each fully aware that if one of them goes down, the other is next in the sights of a US military desperate to get back on the winning track after so many misadventures over the last 77 years.
P20210616AS-0561, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2022
Biden Has an 'Off-Ramp' on Ukraine It should be no secret to Biden that there is, as Gottemoeller suggests in so many words - an off-ramp for both - a ramp with time-tested guardrails called "inspections." Trust but verify.
President Kennedy meets with General Taylor and Secretary McNamara, 02 October 1963, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 10, 2022
Relentless: JFK on Cuba - Putin on Ukraine Biden did well to cite the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 and compare it to the 2022 crisis in Ukraine. The analogy is apt. Whether the President understands the important implications is not so clear.
Russian sniper in Ukraine, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 22, 2022
Brainwashed for War With Russia Most Americans are just as taken in by the media as they were 20 years ago when they were told there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They simply took it on faith nor did the guilty media express remorse or a modicum of embarrassment.
Vladimir Putin - Caricature, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 19, 2022
Putin - Terrorists Near Russian Nuclear Power Plants It is a war led by the United States against Russia which now features daily rocket attacks on more and more border towns on the Russian side.
Ukraine Under Attack: Documenting the Russian Invasion - May 2022, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 16, 2022
'Dear Friends' Xi and Putin - Project Unity The "core interest" mutual support was given prominence in the official Chinese readout of the Putin-Xi conversation. "President XI emphasized that China will work with Russia to extend strong mutual support on issues concerning each other's core interests.
USS Bataan and other U.S. Navy warships participate in a simulated straight transit during an exercise., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2022
Will China Mess With US Warships Headed For Taiwan Strait? Would the Chinese expect Russia to have their back so to speak if they moved to interdict or harass US warships in the Strait? I believe they would expect that.
HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEM, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2022
Ukraine-US-Russia - Dangers of Tit-for-Tat The West in impotent rage or in a desire to aggravate the situation as much as possible pumps Ukraine with more and more long range weapons.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Blinken Leading the Blind Into the Mideast Desert The Israelis are given carte blanche - that they think they can get away with murder - should be no secret whoever happens to be president in Washington.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 8, 2022
Russia Ukraine - A Taste of the Truth Putin looks east for less threatening friends - allies even. The world has again become bipolar but now it's the lily-white West against pretty much the rest of the world.
NATO Summit Protest, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 30, 2022
NATO Scribes vs. Russian Artillery and Rockets Since there is zero evidence Moscow plans to attack a NATO country I would guess that Russian leaders have mixed reactions to the announcement that NATO's rapid response force will increase from 40,000 to 300,000 troops.
Kaliningrad, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Lithuanians Stick New Finger in Eye of Russian Bear The Lithuanians announced they were banning the rail transit of goods through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad - the ban went into effect on June 18.
#russiagate, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Lies About Russia Still Matter - a Lot It should go without saying that five years of the Russia-Gate plot and publicity have proven consequential - A large majority of Americans have been brainwashed to hate Russians.
DC Guantanamo Protest Jan 2015-8, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 29, 2022
On Memorial Day - Thoughts on Action & Inaction 12 & 20 Years Ago It is time to accept our responsibility to do ALL we can to stop the violence of wars waged in our name. Now it's our turn to ponder those questions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 28, 2022
Scott Ritter & Ray on Ukraine, Russia, China Bottom line: Scott predicts that the U.S. will be at war with China within six months to a year - and will lose. This could be avoided if the U.S. takes the military aspect out of the equation in confronting China and does the sensible thing in limiting the competition to the economic sphere.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 16, 2022
Ray McGovern: The Real Possibility of Nuclear War Over Ukraine - Antiwar.com Blog The Veterans for Peace Nuclear Abolition Working Group was honored to present an important talk by Ray McGovern, who discussed the origins of the war in Ukraine and how it could too easily escalate into a nuclear war.
Santa Putin, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2022
US Counting On Putin To Signal Before Using Nukes Putin will probably first signal "beyond what he has done thus far" before using nukes. Right!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2022
Germany: Bad News Far Outweighs the Good - Ray McGovern The good news from Germany is very limited and parochial; the bad news downright alarming. Alarm rises from increasing evidence that - how to say this - Germany has "kicked its World War II syndrome once and for all",

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