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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
Monday, July 22, 2019 A Non-Hack That Raised Hillary's Hackles
On the third anniversary of the release by WikiLeaks of the DNC emails, Ray McGovern looks back at how the DNC diverted the damaging contents into a trumped up conspiracy blaming Russia with no evidence at all.
(14 comments) Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Sic Transit Gloria Mueller
Democrats, stenographers who pass for journalists and the "Mueller team" will need all the time they can to come up with imaginative responses to two recent bombshell revelations, says Ray McGovern.
(5 comments) Thursday, July 4, 2019 North Korea, Bolton, Pompeo, and the Rapture
The CrossTalk discussion on DMZ diplomacy and possible next steps addressed the main substantive points, as well as the obstacles like the already too-long tenure of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.
(7 comments) Monday, July 1, 2019 Hope for a Breakthrough in Korea
Trump will have to remind his national security adviser, John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that he is the president and that he intends to take a firmer grip on reins regarding Korean policy. Given their maladroit performance on both Iran and Venezuela, it would, at first blush, seem easy to jettison the two super-hawks.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 DOJ Bloodhounds on the Scent of John Brennan
With Justice Department investigators' noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story, says Ray McGovern.
(2 comments) Monday, June 10, 2019 A USS Liberty's Hero's Passing
On the 52nd anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty, Ray McGovern focuses on Terry Halbardier, who sent the SOS that saved the ship from Israeli destruction.
(12 comments) Thursday, May 16, 2019 Pretexts for an Attack on Iran
Ray McGovern probes the step-up in U.S. belligerence towards a country posing the same non-existent strategic threat as Iraq.
(8 comments) Thursday, May 9, 2019 Fascism in Plain Sight in the Nation's Capital
We are at the point Edward Snowden described as "turnkey tyranny." Last night the key was turned a bit more, but at least until now it has been an almost imperceptibly gradual process, like the proverbial frog in the pan, as the water starts to boil. And, of course, this has happened before.
(5 comments) Thursday, April 18, 2019 DNC-Gate: Patrick Lawrence Saw Through It From the Start.
Patrick Lawrence was onto it from the start. He commented that he had "fire in the belly" on the morning of July 25 and wrote what follows pretty much "in one long, furious exhale" within 12 hours of when the media started really pushing the "the Russians-did-it" narrative.
(7 comments) Friday, April 12, 2019 Requiem for the Fourth Estate
Today we honor WikiLeaks, and one of its leaders, Julian Assange, for their ingenuity in creating a new highway by which important documentary evidence can make its way, quickly and confidentially, through the ether and into our in-boxes. Long live the Fifth Estate!
Monday, April 8, 2019 Mexican Daily Front-pages VIPS Warning on Venezuela
The group Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS, by its initials in English) warns in its current memorandum to the government of US President Donald Trump that his attempt to intervene in Venezuela could end up provoking a war between the US and Russia.
(2 comments) Monday, March 25, 2019 Initial reaction by NYT to Mueller report
If today's Senate failed to convict Trump as seems almost certain so what? The impeachment of Trump might well hinder him from committing still more crimes like attacking Iran or risking a military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia, as he is being urged to do by "the crazies" he adopted, Bolton and Pompeo.
(13 comments) Thursday, January 10, 2019 Don't Major In Political Science
The twin travels around the Middle East of Secretary of State Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton would be high comedy, were killing and destruction some kind of game. They are on tour to 'splain to U.S. vassal states what their boss really meant about withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria.
(17 comments) Thursday, January 10, 2019 Don't Be Afraid, Nancy; IMPEACH
If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trashes the Constitution by not allowing Jerold Nadler, D, NY, chair of the Judiciary Committee, to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, the Constitution will become, in effect, what George W. Bush called it in 2005 "just a go*damned piece of paper."