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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

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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
Remembering the Last Candid NYT Report on Israel -- Seven Years Ago On September 6, 2013, with President Obama under considerable pressure to launch an open attack on Syria (in ostensible "response" to what turned out to be a false-flag chemical attack), an honest report from Jerusalem slipped by the NYT censors and crept onto the front page.
New York Times, From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 22, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: Catapulting Russian-Meddling Propaganda The New York Times is leading the full-court press to improve on what it regards as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's weak-kneed effort to blame the Russians for giving us Donald Trump.
President George H. W. Bush examines papers with Sec. Dick Cheney and Gen. Brent Scowcroft in the Oval Office, April 19, 1989., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: What Scowcroft Failed to Do Brent Scowcroft badly served his friend George H. W. Bush on Iraq by not doing all he could to stop Bush's son from committing a war of aggression, writes Ray McGovern, who used to brief H.W.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai toast, Feb. 25, 1972., From InText
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous "Peking" Policy A rant by Mike Pompeo regarding what the U.S. should do with China led to a fruitful exchange between an old China, and an old Soviet hand, writes Ray McGovern.
Tenet on left with Powell and UN ambassador John Negroponte at Security Council, Feb. 5, 2003., From InText
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: Powell & Iraq -- The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates A NYT Magazine piece on Colin Powell and the case to invade Iraq highlights an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to "justify" preemptive war on Iraq where there was nothing to preempt.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with McFaul meeting Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, on May 7, 2013., From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 5, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: Mutiny on the Bounties Has there been another mutiny in Trump's White House, as Obama's former ambassador to Russia piles on the nonsense about Trump being in Putin's pocket?
David Sanger., From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: New York Times Deploys Heavy Gun to Back "Intel" on Russian Bounties After examining his record, New York Times readers should be skeptical of anything David Sanger writes, including his latest artful works of deception.
U.S. Army helicopter pilots fly near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, April 5, 2017., From InText
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: Russiagate's Last Gasp One can read this most recent flurry of Russia, Russia, Russia paid the Taliban to kill GIs as an attempt to pre-empt the findings into Russiagate's origins.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 27, 2020
UN Reporting on Torture of Assange Banned from Corporate Media Nils Melzer, UN Rapporteur on Torture, belatedly learned that Julian Assange was being tortured. Meltzer came to realize that he had been misled by the "news" about Assange in the Establishment media, so he did his own investigation.
Putin invokes military pride on Navy Day, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2020
Putin Tries to Set Record Straight Like almost all Americans, I cannot begin to know, in any adequate sense, what it is actually like to be part of a society with a history of being repeatedly invaded and/or occupied whether from East or West.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: How an Internet "Persona" Helped Birth Russiagate Guccifer 2.0 turns four years old today and the great diversion he took part in becomes clearer by the day, writes Ray McGovern.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump during G20 Summit in Osaka, June 28, 2019., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: US-Russia Ties, from Heyday to MayDay Whatever hopes Russia's leader may have had for a more workable relationship with the U.S. have been "trumpled," so to speak.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr, 2019., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: Turn Out the Lights, Russia-gate is Over The possibility that Trump will not chicken out this time, and rather will challenge the Security State looms large since he felt personally under attack.
Comey briefs Obama, June 2016 (Flickr), From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 11, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: New House Documents Sow Further Doubt That Russia Hacked the DNC For two and a half years the House Intelligence Committee knew CrowdStrike didn't have the goods on Russia. Now the public knows too.
From left to right: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill on the portico of the Soviet Embassy during the Tehran Conference. (Wikimedia Commons) ., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 9, 2020
RAY McGOVERN: Once We Were Allies; Then Came MICIMATT As the 75th anniversary of World War II's end is marked on Friday, few Americans know the Soviet Union's major role in that victory, making them vulnerable to today's anti-Russian messaging.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 26, 2020
Former UK Ambassador Craig Murray Indicted This indictment is the basis on which they are attempting to put me in prison -- in fact the indictment specifies up to two years in jail and an unlimited fine as the punishment sought from the court. I think the public interest, and my own interest, in it being public is very substantial.
King John of England accepts Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2020
What if Ignored Covid-19 Warnings Had Been Leaked to WikiLeaks? Julian Assange was arrested one year ago on Saturday and sent to Belmarsh Prison where he still languishes, a symbol of the Empire's oppression.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony, Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. The ceremony commemorated the sacrifices and accomplishments of U.S. and Iraqi service members., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 16, 2020
Ray McGovern to Joe Biden: Time for Confession This piece, written by Ray McGovern for Consortium News 12 years ago, is unfortunately as relevant now regarding Joe Biden as it was then
James Lewis: Offered no proof lives were endangered., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Queen's Counsel Charges vs Assange "Significantly Overwrought" The CIA and Pentagon are saying, in effect, "Trust Us." What could possibly go wrong? - aside from a publisher of accurate information spending the rest of his life in prison.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 24, 2020
Ukraine Pay-to-Play: If the Facts Come Out, it Could Finish Biden The Establishment media is in a frenzy about what they hope will be the downfall of Trump, but if the facts come out, it could be the downfall of Joe Biden instead, writes Ray McGovern.

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