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Thursday, January 15, 2009 (30 comments)     

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What's Hayden Hidin'? Outgoing CIA Director Michael Hayden is going around town telling folks he has warned President-elect Barack Obama "personally and forcefully" that if Obama authorizes an investigation into controversial activities like water boarding, "no one in Langley will ever take a risk again."

Monday, June 25, 2012 (4 comments)     

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Asylum for Julian Assange -- Former Awardee for Integrity Decisions to speak out inside or outside one's chain of command -- let alone to be seen as a whistle-blower or leaker of information -- is fraught with ethical and legal questions and can never be undertaken lightly. But there are times when it must be considered. Official channels for whistle-blower protections have long proved illusory.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 (24 comments)     

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Petraeus Cons Obama on Afghan War The contempt felt by Gen. Petraeus,towards Obama comes through clearly in Bob Woodward's new book. Obama... lacks the courage of his convictions. Teaching law or speed-reading a teleprompter does not a president make. 800 years ago, Thomas Aquinas observed that courage is the precondition of all virtue. ie., you can be smart and well intentioned as all get-out; but you cannot be a real leader if you have no guts.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 (24 comments)     

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Obama Stands Up to Israel, Tamps Down Iran War Threats For months, Israeli hardliners and their neocon allies in the United States have been beating the war drums over Iran. But apparent resistance to war from President Obama has brought a softening of rhetoric in Israel

Saturday, March 6, 2010 (12 comments)     

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Mullen Wary of Israeli Attack on Iran Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came home with sweaty palms from his mid-February visit to Israel. He has been worrying aloud that Israel will mousetrap the U.S. into war with Iran. This is of particular concern because Mullen has had considerable experience in putting the brakes on such Israeli plans in the past. This time, he appears convinced that the Israeli leaders did not take his warnings...

Both snookered by the CIA? Tuesday, May 19, 2009 (32 comments)     

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Note to Nancy Pelosi: Colin Powell Got Snookered at CIA, too We're in a tough situation, Ray McGovern says he's never seen in his 40+ years of government service, The president of the United States and Leon Panetta are afraid of the CIA. Now, thanks to Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's chief of staff, we know a lot more about how Powell allowed himself to be snookered into helping Bush sell the war-- and bad information acquired by torturing al-libi, who lied to evade further torture.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 (24 comments)     

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Obama: Profile in Courage, or Cave-In? The choice, in my view, is between courage and cowardice cloaked as politics of the possible. Let me guess what you're thinking—“But that's asking too much of the young President; “cowardice” is too strong a word; Obama cannot possibly face down the entire military establishment.” John Kennedy did. So the question is whether Barack Obama is “no Jack Kennedy,” or whether he will summon the courage to stand up to

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 (14 comments)     

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Obama and Insubordination: Is He Truman or Mr. Milquetoast? McChrystal, however inadvertently, has given the President the unexpected opportunity to change course and leave behind the fool's errand called Afghanistan. But the general has also thrown down the gauntlet.

Friday, August 14, 2009 (15 comments)     

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Pundits Trying to Help Cheney Avoid Jail The stenographers of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) are missing the most obvious explanation for former Vice President Dick Cheney's widely reported "disappointment"- with former President George W. Bush on the issue of pardons - self-interest.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 (27 comments)     

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Good Riddance Petraeus Much of Official Washington is in mourning after David Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair and resigned as head of the CIA. Top pundits were as smitten by the former four-star general as his mistress was, and are out there beating the integrity drums for Petraeus, non-stop.

Monday, October 3, 2011 (1 comments)     

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Israel's Window to Bomb Iran Israeli leaders continue to pound the drum about taking out Iran's nuclear program -- and some hardliners may want to strike soon, fearing the window of opportunity will close if President Barack Obama wins reelection and is less susceptible to political pressures.

Saturday, October 22, 2011 (5 comments)     

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Falling For New Neocon Propaganda One not-so-funny fact about Washington is that nearly all the news media stars who fell for neoconservative falsehoods about Iraq are still around to fall for new ones on Iran, even some like Richard Cohen who briefly regretted his earlier gullibility.

Friday, December 30, 2011 (9 comments)     

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Urging Obama to Stop Rush to Iran War A torrent of war propaganda against Iran is flooding the American political scene as U.S. neocons and Israeli hardliners see an opening for another war in the Middle East, a momentum that ex-CIA analysts Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray urge President Obama to stop.

Monday, November 22, 2010 (4 comments)     

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U.S. Intelligence Thwarted Attack on Iran A draft NIE update on Iran's nuclear program, completed earlier this year, is dead in its tracks, apparently because anti-Iran hawks inside the Obama administration are afraid it will leak. It is said to repeat pretty much the same conclusions as the NIE from 2007. That, in 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program."

Saturday, June 18, 2011 (14 comments)     

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Gaza: Cradle of Killing -- Americans Too As we embark on "The Audacity of Hope" and its humanitarian mission to Gaza, we can expect no help from the likes of Petraeus, senior NSC officials or, for that matter, President Barack Obama, who last year maintained a studied silence when Israeli forces killed nine passengers and wounded fifty in stopping a similar international flotilla.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 (11 comments)     

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Are Americans in Line for Gitmo? Though the 9/11 attacks occurred more than a decade ago, Congress continues to exploit them to pass evermore draconian laws on "terrorism," with the Senate now empowering the military to arrest people on U.S. soil and hold them without trial, a serious threat to American liberties.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 (17 comments)     

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Obama Plays Hamlet; Shredders Hum The New York Times has finally put a story together on the key role played by two faux psychologists in helping the Bush administration devise ways to torture people. We should, I suppose, be thankful for small favors. Apparently, a NY Times expos requires a 21-month gestation period. The substance of the Wednesday's lead story on torture had already appeared in an article in the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair.

Friday, November 25, 2011 (15 comments)     

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Ask the Candidates Real Questions -- Like These During recent presidential debates, moderators have asked mostly predictable questions and--except for some notable gaffes---have elicited mostly talking-point answers. It's time for citizens to put politicians on the spot with some more pointed questions.

Friday, November 20, 2009 (15 comments)     

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McChrystal to Obama: Fogh You; McChrystal Testing the Limits It's hard to know if the Obama-led ongoing consultation on Afghanistan is for real, or just a charade. I seem to be in the minority comprised of those who tend to give the President the benefit of the doubt. This decision is a BIG one. What is abundantly clear is the extreme pressure he is under, mostly from the senior military, some of whom (Petraeus) have political ambitions of their own.

Monday, December 13, 2010 (10 comments)     

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What's Behind the War on WikiLeaks The corporate-and-government-dominated media appears apprehensive over the challenge that WikiLeaks presents. Perhaps deep down they know, as Dickens put it, "There is nothing so strong " as the simple truth."

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 (15 comments)     

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Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA? A document from Harry Truman's library sheds light on tensions between the White House and CIA, writes Ray McGovern.

Monday, November 16, 2009 (17 comments)     

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Shining Light on Roots of Terrorism Media commentary on the upcoming 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has raised concern that state secrets may be divulged, including details about how the Bush administration used torture to extract evidence about al-Qaeda.

Monday, July 26, 2010 (6 comments)     

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Afghan War Leaks Expose Costly, Deceitful March of Folly The brutality and fecklessness of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan have been laid bare in an indisputable way just days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on whether to throw $33.5 billion more into the Afghan quagmire, when that money is badly needed at home. On Sunday, the Web site Wikileaks posted 75,000 reports written mostly by U.S. forces in Afghanistan during a six-year period from January 2004

Thursday, May 14, 2009 (11 comments)     

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Rumsfeld Redux: 'Ugly' Questions for Gen. Myers Ex-CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, reminiscent of his CNN broadcast grilling of Donald Rumsfeld in Atlanta in 2006, questions former Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers about his role in stopping an in-depth legal review on torture. McGovern once again shows the "Fawning Corporate Media" how it's done. He describes Myers' actions as, "a combination of dullness, cowardice and careerism."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 (13 comments)     

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Military Tribunal May Keep 9/11 Motives Hidden The Obama administration's decision to use a military tribunal rather than a federal criminal court to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others means the real motives behind the 9/11 attacks may remain obscure.

Monday, January 3, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Obama Should Read WikiLeaks on Afghanistan "Perhaps President Barack Obama should give himself a waiver on the ban prohibiting U.S. government employees from downloading classified cables released by WikiLeaks, so he can get a better grasp on the futility of his Afghan War strategy," says former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 (14 comments)     

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Cheney Sweats Out the Summer His situation has grown pathetic. Aside from the man himself, it has fallen almost solely to faithful daughter Liz to defend her dad and to start a political backfire to keep him out of prison. She is to be admired for her faithfulness. In the process, though, she has unwittingly given much away.

Sunday, July 18, 2010 (5 comments)     

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Iranian Scientist Would Not Play Curveball Useful insights often must be seen through a glass darkly. But some can be pulled through the smoke and mirrors shrouding the wanderings of Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, who is now back home in Iran after 14 months in the U.S. as guest of the CIA.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 (2 comments)     

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Neocons Fume Over US Boat to Gaza At the behest of Tel Aviv and Washington, Greek authorities stopped a small flotilla from sailing to Gaza in a challenge to Israel's four-year blockade of the narrow strip of land and its 1.6 million people. Now, apologists for Israel's right-wing Likud government are heaping scorn on the passengers.

Saturday, July 2, 2011 (13 comments)     

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A July Fourth Shame on the Founders A group of American humanitarians and activists are still trying to make their way to Gaza in protest of the harsh Israeli embargo on the 1.6 million Palestinians confined there. However, an attempt to set sail from Athens on Friday was stopped by the Greek Coast Guard, apparently at the behest of Washington and Tel Aviv.

President Harry S. Truman. Sunday, December 22, 2013 (17 comments)     

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Truman's True Warning on the CIA National security secrecy and a benighted sense of "what's good for the country" can be a dangerous mix for democracy, empowering self-interested or misguided officials to supplant the people's will, as President Truman warned and ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 (7 comments)     

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Israel's "Bomb Iran" Timetable As the clock ticks down to the U.S. elections in November, another clock is ticking in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, whether Israeli forces should exploit the American political timetable to pressure President Obama to support an attack on Iran's nuclear sites.

Wikileaks Logo - Illustration Friday, January 20, 2017 (22 comments)     

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Did Obama Slip & Tell the Truth? Oops. Did President Barack Obama acknowledge that the extraordinary propaganda campaign to blame Russia for helping President-elect Donald Trump become president has more holes in it than a sieve?

Saturday, April 23, 2011 (12 comments)     

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Surprise, Surprise! Iraq War Was About Oil One can understand, without condoning it, that many Americans have become comfortable with the notion we are somehow exceptional, and thus entitled to more than our proportionate share of the world's natural resources. The FCM are a very huge help in persuading Americans that it is okay to ignore the suffering and devastation inflicted abroad; we have to protect our "way of life" from those who are just plain "jealous."

Obama and Putin Thursday, January 5, 2017 (73 comments)     

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Emails were leaked, not hacked Because NSA can trace exactly where and how any "hacked" emails from the Democratic National Committee or other servers were routed through the network, it is puzzling why NSA cannot produce hard evidence implicating the Russian government and WikiLeaks. Unless we are dealing with a leak from an insider, not a hack, as other reporting suggests.

photo by cheryl biren-wright Saturday, August 1, 2009 (10 comments)     

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“Christians” Wink at Torture Anyone harboring doubts that the institutional Church is riding shotgun for the system, even regarding heinous sin like torture, should be chastened by the results of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.

Monday, November 8, 2010 (16 comments)     

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Bush Boasts About Waterboarding George W. Bush is now peddling his book. In it, he brags that he gave the CIA authorization to waterboard Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Waterboarding has always been considered torture, so we now have a former president whose book includes self-incrimination under international and U.S. law. (And, alas, a current President too scared to do anything about it.)

World leaders will spend the next two days in a lavish sanctuary nestled in the Ba Saturday, June 6, 2015 (11 comments)     

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Will Allies Fold Again on Ukraine? Europeans have a giant economic stake in what happens at the "G1-plus-six" summit in Bavaria. Trouble is, European press coverage of Ukraine is almost as poor as the thin gruel served up in U.S. media. Would you believe President Putin's account of what went down in Kiev since early 2014 is far more factually based? Well, you ought to believe that, because it is.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor the four victims of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on th Saturday, April 30, 2016 (16 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton's Damning Emails Before the Democrats lock in their choice for President, they might want to know if Hillary Clinton broke the law with her unsecure emails and may be indicted, a question that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern addresses.

President Barack Obama discusses Ukraine during a meeting with members of his National Security Staff in the Oval Office Saturday, March 1, 2014 (35 comments)     

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Ukraine: One "Regime Change" Too Many? Russia’s parliament has approved President Putin’s request for the use of force inside neighboring Ukraine, as the latest neocon-approved “regime change” spins out of control and threatens to inflict grave damage on international relations, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

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Evidence-free Intelligence Accusations? The U.S. media circus orchestra, conducted by maestro John Brennan, made a herculean effort to divert attention from the content of the emails, by confecting a successful story line that diverted attention to "the Russians," blaming them for "hacking" highly embarrassing (albeit authentic) emails depicting the screwing of Sanders.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (14 comments)     

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The Push of Conscience and Secretary Clinton At each such turning point, Secretary Clinton predictably sides with the hard-line Israeli position and shows remarkably little sympathy for the Palestinians or any other group that finds itself in Israel's way.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 (11 comments)     

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Counterterrorism In Shambles; Why? there is no getting around the necessity to address the root causes of terrorism or, in the vernacular, "why they hate us." If we don't go beyond self-exculpatory sloganeering in attempting to answer that key question, any "counter terrorism apparatus" is doomed to failure. Honest appraisals can tread on delicate territory, but any intelligence agency worth its salt must be willing/able to address it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 (6 comments)     

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Petraeus' CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot The public record shows that former Gen. Petraeus has long been eager to please the neoconservatives in Washington and their friends in Israel by creating "intelligence" to portray Iran and other target countries in the worst light. There has been close to zero real evidence coming from the main source of information -- the Justice Department, which has long since forfeited much claim to credibility.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Did Tenet Hide Key Info on 9/11? Former White House director for counterterrorism Richard Clarke has accused former CIA Director George Tenet of denying him and others access to intelligence that could have thwarted the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11.

Friday, August 15, 2008 (3 comments)     

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Out Damn Blot: A Letter to Colin Powell Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, in an open letter to Colin Powell, offers an opportunity to wipe the "blot" off his record.

Monday, January 11, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Answering Helen Thomas on Why They Want to Harm Us Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke through the terrorism boilerplate by asking why, Ray McGovern says.

Dick_Cheney.jpg: Dick Cheney Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (6 comments)     

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Cheney's Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply All the American public gets is boilerplate about how al-Qaeda evildoers are perverting a religion and exploiting impressionable young men. There is almost no discussion about why so many people in the Muslim world object to U.S. policies so strongly that they are inclined to resist violently and even resort to suicide attacks.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 (8 comments)     

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Obama on the Backs of the Poor The outcome of the debt-ceiling battle has left many disillusioned Democrats and progressives now certain that it's foolhardy to expect Obama to behave any differently, even though he continues to promise a vigorous debate on the proper role of government in American society but then never delivers.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (4 comments)     

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Break the CIA in Two Ray McGovern writes, "After the CIA-led fiasco at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, President John Kennedy was quoted as saying he wanted to "splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds." I can understand his anger, but a thousand is probably too many."

Ray McGovern, a US Army veteran and former CIA analyst Saturday, March 8, 2014 (16 comments)     

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Is Israel Really a U.S. Ally? Ray McGovern and other speakers gathered to discuss the United States relationship with Israel. How special is that relationship? This summit is very revealing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (4 comments)     

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How to Read Gates's Shift on the Wars Gates has announced he will retire in the coming months. By abandoning his post on the bridge of the sinking pro-war ship now, Gates will let the next secretary of defense take the blame when the U.S. does not "prevail" in Afghanistan. Gates can point to his echoing of MacArthur's warning.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 (4 comments)     

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What Obama Won't Say Tonight Instead of simply caving in to complaints from Cheney about my "dithering"-" and giving Petraeus and McChrystal nearly all the troops they asked for -" I should have applied the full resources of the U.S. intelligence community to get a handle on the real prospects for Afghanistan.

Friday, June 25, 2010 (11 comments)     

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Obama Misses the Afghan Exit Ramp Has it occurred to President Barack Obama that Gen. Stanley McChrystal might actually have wanted to be fired -- and thus rescued from the current March of Folly in Afghanistan, a mess much of his own making? McChrystal leaves behind a long trail of broken promises and unfulfilled expectations.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 (14 comments)     

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Did Tenet Hide Key Info on 9/11? Former White House director for counterterrorism Richard Clarke has accused former CIA Director George Tenet of denying him and others access to intelligence that could have thwarted the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (22 comments)     

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Iran a Threat? I Mean, Really? Netanyahu may not be impressed -" or deterred -" by anything short of a public pronouncement from Obama that the U.S. will not support Israel if it provokes war with Iran. The more Obama avoids such blunt language, the more Netanyahu is likely to view Obama as a weakling who can be played politically.

Monday, August 8, 2011 (15 comments)     

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They Died in Vain; Deal With It Troops returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan know better. It must be particularly hard for them to hear the lies about "progress," and then be ridiculed and marginalized for having PTSD.

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The Syrian-Sarin "False Flag" Lesson Amid Official Washington's desire to censor non-official news on the Internet, it's worth remembering how the lack of mainstream skepticism almost led the U.S. into a war on Syria, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

An Israeli who joined a public campaign in 2012 to discourage an Israeli war against Iran. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (12 comments)     

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Russia Impinges on Israeli "Right" to Bomb Iran American neocons are in a lather over Russia's decision to go ahead with the sale of anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. The apparent outrage is that Iran thinks it has a right to protect its citizens from Israel's right to launch airstrikes into Iran's territory, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 (6 comments)     

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Help for Obama Speech Wednesday Evening The President, I believe, can use all the input he can get. My draft includes suggestions about how to save billions for healthcare reform by putting a timely end to wasteful spending on the feckless foreign adventures launched by his predecessor. Here is my unsolicited draft. I no longer have access to the White House. If you do, please pass this along.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 (10 comments)     

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To Joe Biden: Time for Confession Dear Senator Biden, I don't have to remind you of the importance of this Thursday's debate from a political perspective. But as you prepare, I invite you to spare a few minutes to look at the opportunity from a moral and religious perspective.

Veteran-led resistance at White House - photo Monday, December 20, 2010 (6 comments)     

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Witness at the White House Fence 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.

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern Saturday, November 8, 2014 (38 comments)     

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The Mystery of Ray McGovern's Arrest On Oct. 30, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern was arrested for trying to attend a public speech by retired Gen. David Petraeus. McGovern had hoped to ask Petraeus a critical question during Q-and-A but was instead trundled off to jail, another sign of a growing hostility toward dissent, McGovern says.

Monday, August 29, 2011 (4 comments)     

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The Rise of Another CIA Yes Man The gross manipulation of CIA analysis under George W. Bush pushed a new generation of "yes men" into the agency's top ranks. Now one of those aspiring bureaucrats will be Gen. David Petraeus's right-hand man

Saturday, October 18, 2008 (6 comments)     

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Attack on Iran Off the Table? On Sept. 23, the neo-conservative chiefs of the Washington Post's editorial page mourned, in a tone much like what one hears on the death of a close friend, that "a military strike by the United States or Israel [on Iran is not] likely in the coming months." One could almost hear a wistful sigh, as they complained that efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program has "slipped down Washington's list of priorities."

Monday, June 1, 2009 (3 comments)     

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Navy Vet Honored, Foiled Israeli Attack What's the difference between murder and massacre? The answer is Terry Halbardier, whose bravery and ingenuity as a 23-year-old Navy seaman spelled the difference between the murder of 34 of the USS Liberty crew and the intended massacre of all 294.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 (6 comments)     

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Dallas: Into the Belly of the Beast Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern reports on his attempt to bring some accountability to George W. Bush's new home front.

Friday, July 24, 2009 (5 comments)     

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Recalling the Downing Street Minutes The minutes observed quite bluntly that "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (5 comments)     

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A Betrayal of the Founders Though voicing "serious reservations" about encroachments on civil liberties in a military authorization bill, President Obama signed the law anyway to avoid a nasty veto fight with Congress. But courage, not timidity, is what's needed at such moments.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (3 comments)     

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US/Israel Challenged on Iran There is every reason to believe that Israel will search deep into its toolbox for a way to sabotage the agreement, but it isn't clear that the usual diplomatic tools will work at this stage, and even Israel might deem the covert action ones too risky. There remains the possibility that Israel will go for broke and launch a preemptive military strike at Iran's nuclear facilities.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 (7 comments)     

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Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award Though former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has been indicted for leaking secrets about the U.S. government's intrusive surveillance tactics, he was honored by a group of former U.S. intelligence officials as a courageous whistleblower during a Moscow ceremony

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, a leading neocon and proponent of the Iraq War. Monday, April 13, 2015 (10 comments)     

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Neocon "Chaos Promotion" in the Mideast After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, America's neocons thought no country could stand up to the high-tech U.S. military, and they realized the Soviet Union was no longer around to limit U.S. actions. So, the "regime change" strategy was born -- and many have died, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 (12 comments)     

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Brutality and Hillary Clinton -- A Year Later Hillary's nonchalance and neocon advisers, plus the President's public assurance that the U.S. will work "in lockstep" with Israel, are the kinds of things that make it increasingly likely that there will be open hostilities with Iran before the U.S. elections in November.

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Installing a Torture Fan at CIA The CIA's torturers can breathe a sigh of relief after President-elect Trump tapped a defender of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to become CIA director, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Secretary of State John Kerry denounces Russia’s RT network as a “propaganda bullhorn” during remarks on April 24, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (8 comments)     

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Kerry's Propaganda War on Russia's RT Secretary of State Kerry, who has bumbled through a string of propaganda fiascos on Ukraine, decries Russia's RT network as a "propaganda bullhorn" that Americans should ignore -- just trust what the U.S. government tells you, an idea that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern rejects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 (4 comments)     

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America's Stay-at-Home Ex-President Bush and his high command could decide whether "humane" treatment would be granted or not. If they saw a "military necessity" for, say, waterboarding somebody 183 times, then they could so order. There is no way to square this circle. Bush's memorandum violated international law, creating the giant loophole through which Rumsfeld and Tenet drove the Mack truck of torture.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 (7 comments)     

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Julian Assange's Artful Dodge Faced with extradition from London to Sweden to face sex-abuse allegations, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy and asked for asylum, what ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern considers an artful dodge to avoid possible U.S. persecution.

President George W. Bush in a flight suit after landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln to give his "Mission Accomplished" sp Friday, January 9, 2015 (10 comments)     

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Will France Repeat US Mistakes after 9/11? As three suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre die in a shootout with French police, the cycle of violence that has engulfed the Mideast again reaches into the West, but the challenge is to learn from U.S. mistakes after 9/11 and address root causes, not react with another round of mindless violence, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Monday, May 23, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton's Emails A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton's alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion.

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine, on the South Lawn of the White House, July 29, Monday, August 17, 2015 (12 comments)     

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Propaganda, Intelligence and MH-17 Propaganda is the life-blood of life-destroying wars, and the U.S. government has reached new heights (or depths) in this art of perception management. A case in point is the media manipulation around last year's Malaysia Airlines shoot-down over Ukraine, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 (5 comments)     

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Closing In on the Torturers Ray McGovern asks: Do you think the wardens will let George Tenet wear his Presidential Medal of Freedom over the orange coverall?

Monday, June 6, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Gen. Keane Keen on Attacking Iran The possibility of an attack on Iran seems to be on the front burner again, thanks to neoconservatives like Keane. In Washington in the not-too-distant past, we used to call such aficionados of pre-emptive war "the crazies"; many have since become the capital's opinion leaders.

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The Real Blame for Deaths in Libya Rep. Darrell Issa and the Republicans are making political hay from last month's killings in Libya of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the real blame traces back to Official Washington's endless interventions in the Middle East.

Friday, February 26, 2010     

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Iran Captures a 'Good' Terrorist The Iranian government is celebrating the capture of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of a violent group called Jundullah (Arabic for Soldiers of God), which Tehran says is a terrorist organization supported by the United States, Great Britain and Israel.

President Barack Obama meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on the sidelines of the G20 Summit at Regnum Carya Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (7 comments)     

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The US-Russia Proxy War in Syria The risk of Syria becoming a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia became real last week when Turkey and Syrian jihadists used U.S.-supplied weaponry to shoot down a Russian warplane and rescue helicopter, killing two Russians, a danger that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explores.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (right) talks with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, with John Saturday, March 14, 2015 (19 comments)     

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Guiding Obama into Global Make-Believe The Orwellian concept of "information warfare" holds that propaganda can break down enemies and decide geopolitical outcomes, a strategy that has taken hold of the U.S. government's approach to international crises, especially the Ukraine showdown, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

Sunday, August 30, 2009 (2 comments)     

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Media Ape Goebbels in Defending CIA Abuses It seems coverage of the Bush administration's “war on terror” has been put back on track by the editors of the Washington Post and their “sources,” who appear determined to highlight the supposed successes of waterboarding and other forms of torture. In the last few days the Post has markedly increased its effort to “catapult the propaganda” (to borrow a phrase from former President George W. Bush).

Replace Insecure http://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nationalsecurityagency.png Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (14 comments)     

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NSA Insiders Reveal What Went Wrong In a memo to President Obama, former National Security Agency insiders explain how NSA leaders botched intelligence collection and analysis before 9/11, covered up the mistakes, and violated the constitutional rights of the American people, all while wasting billions of dollars and misleading the public.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (6 comments)     

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Can WikiLeaks Help Save Lives? Unless one is to believe, contrary to all indications, that Petraeus is not all that bright, one has to assume he knows that the Afghanistan expedition is a folly beyond repair.

Saturday, November 8, 2008 (9 comments)     

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Try These on Your CIA Briefer, Mr. President-Elect Aware that I helped prepare the President's Daily Brief for Presidents Nixon and Ford and conducted one-on-one PDB briefings of Reagan's most senior advisers, [Mike Cadell of Radio Free Kansas] suggested that I focus on what I would tell President-Elect Barack Obama if I were Mike Morell, CIA's Director of Intelligence...It seemed more useful to prepare questions of the kind President-Elect Obama might wish to ask Morell.

Friday, April 6, 2012 (4 comments)     

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Render to Caesar, Extraordinarily On Good Friday, Christians observe the brutal torture and crucifixion of Jesus at the hands of Roman occupiers, but many modern Christians don't mind when it's "their" side doing the extraordinary renditions of alleged subversives to be tortured and sometimes killed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (5 comments)     

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The Humiliation of Bradley Manning Many in Official Washington find nothing wrong with humiliating Manning with forced nudity and breaking down his psychiatric health through prolonged isolation. After all, they say, his release of classified information might have put the lives of some U.S. allies at risk (although there is no known evidence to support that concern).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (49 comments)     

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Memorandum for: The President, Subject: WAR WITH IRAN We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month, that Israeli leaders expect you to give unstinting support, include committing US troops and weapons. This can be stopped, but only if you move quickly to pre-empt an Israeli attack by publicly condemning such a move before it happens.

Saturday, May 22, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Dirty Linen Gets Intel Chief Fired Former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, weighs in on the firing of U.S. Intel Chief, Dennis Blair. "An incompetent manager? Seems so. But Blair also demonstrated a strain of integrity. And that can often be the kiss of death in Official Washington," writes McGovern.

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell. Saturday, August 20, 2016 (30 comments)     

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A Lawless Plan to Target Russians in Syria Official Washington's disdain for international law -- when its doing the lawbreaking -- was underscored by ex-CIA acting director Morell reiterating plans for murdering Russians and Iranians in Syria, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (6 comments)     

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The Moral Challenge of "Kill Lists" Although Obama vowed to "align the fight against Al Qaeda with American values," he has now ordered the obedient Brennan to prepare a top secret "nominations" list of people whom the President may decide to order killed, without charge or trial, including American citizens.

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney receive an Oval Office briefing from CIA Director George Tenet. Friday, May 15, 2015 (7 comments)     

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The Phony "Bad Intel" Defense on Iraq Jeb Bush's stumbling start to his presidential bid has refocused attention on Official Washington's favorite excuse for the illegal, aggressive and disastrous war in Iraq -- that it was just a case of "bad intelligence." But that isn't what the real history shows, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern recalls.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 (2 comments)     

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From Prison to Award for Iraq War Whistleblower On Jan. 26 in Copenhagen, I had the privilege to present to former Danish intelligence officer, Frank Grevil, the annual Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. Our purpose was not only to honor Sam's memory; it was also to show future generations of intelligence officers that it is possible-actually, it is morally required-to expose the lies that facilitate war.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 (2 comments)     

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CIA Torturers Running Scared For the CIA supervisors and operatives who were responsible for torture, the chickens are coming home to roost. That is, if President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder mean it when they say no one is above the law — and if they have the courage to stand up to brazen intimidation ~ Ray McGovern

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Monday, June 6, 2016 (8 comments)     

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Will Hillary Clinton Get Favored Treatment? Hillary Clinton's private emails jeopardized the safety of undercover CIA officers, suggesting criminal charges, but the Obama administration might make an exception for the Democratic frontrunner, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Friday, August 27, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Obama Boxed In by Generals on Afghanistan The next two years are far more likely to witness a Donnybrook between the Pentagon and White House, as the security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate and Petraeus -- now commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, with his vaunted reputation riding on success -- inevitably demands more troops.

A photograph showing the whipping scars on the back of an African-American slave. Sunday, April 17, 2016 (2 comments)     

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The Shame of the Jesuits A spotlight has fallen on a shameful chapter in the history of Georgetown University's Jesuits, the 1838 sale of 272 African-Americans into Deep South slavery, but moral lapses didn't end there, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (7 comments)     

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The Broader Stakes of Syrian Crisis Though some intelligence analysts still doubt that the Syrian government launched a chemical attack, the political momentum for a U.S. retaliatory strike may be unstoppable. But the broader framework of the crisis involves the Israeli-Iranian dispute and the future of regional peace.

President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomes President Barack Obama to the G20 Summit at Konstantinovsky Palace in Saint Sunday, April 20, 2014 (13 comments)     

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Ukraine; Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance-- Again The trust between President Obama and President Putin helped avert a U.S. war on Syria and got Iran to agree to limit its nuclear program, but the neocon-driven crisis in Ukraine has dashed hopes of building on that success for a more peaceful world, Obama needs to tell the neocons within his own administration -- as well as John Kerry -- to cease and desist with their inflammatory rhetoric and their demands for confrontation

President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Dec. 19, 2 Saturday, December 20, 2014 (26 comments)     

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Torture's Time for Accountability America's reputation for cognitive dissonance is being tested by the Senate report documenting the U.S. government's torture of detainees and the fact that nothing is happening to those responsible. Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the nation must choose between crossing the Delaware or the Rubicon.

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The Nasty Blowback from America's Wars There are historical warnings to countries that inflict violence abroad, that the imperial impulse will blow back on the domestic society with suppression of public debate and repression of common citizens, that the war will come home -- as is happening in the United States, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (19 comments)     

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Should We Fall Again for "Trust Me"? Forgetting lessons from the Tonkin Gulf to the Iraq War, the U.S. news media has mostly elbowed past doubts about whether the Syrian government launched the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack and now is focused on the political drama of congressional approval for war, a big mistake.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Pvt. Manning and Imperative of Truth The prosecution of Pvt. Bradley Manning for inconvenient truth-telling is more proof of how hypocritical Official Washington is, especially when Manning's case is compared to how Bush administration officials walked despite clear evidence that they sanctioned torture and other war crimes.

Amid the crisis over Syria, President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomed President Barack Obama to the G20 Summit at Kons Sunday, June 7, 2015 (3 comments)     

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Obama's "G-1-plus-6" As much as President Obama needs President Putin's help on Syria, Iran and other global hotspots, he has fallen in line behind U.S. hardliners in seeking to ratchet up the confrontation over Ukraine and now is trying to bring the Europeans along at the G-7, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (10 comments)     

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Obama Caves to Israel Lobby On Tuesday morning Director of National Intelligence, Admiral Dennis Blair, employed the indicative mood in describing the high value that Chas Freeman, his appointee to head the National Intelligence Council (NIC), will bring to the job-"his long experience and inventive mind," for example. By five o'clock in the afternoon, Freeman announced that he had asked that his selection "not proceed."

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the p Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (10 comments)     

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Premature US Victory-Dancing on Ukraine The post-coup election of a pro-Western politician as president of Ukraine --- and the escalating slaughter of lightly armed anti-coup rebels in the east -- have created a celebratory mood in Official Washington, but the victory dance may be premature, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney receive an Oval Office briefing from CIA Director George Tenet. Friday, October 10, 2014 (17 comments)     

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A Murder Mystery at Guantanamo Bay America's plunge into the "dark side" last decade created a hidden history of shocking brutality, including torture and homicides, that the U.S. government would prefer to keep secret, even though many of the perpetrators are out of office, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (29 comments)     

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Edward Snowden's Brave Integrity President Obama says he welcomes the debate on post-9/11 surveillance of Americans and the world, but that debate was only made meaningful by the disclosures of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was then indicted and sought asylum in Russia, where he just met with some ex-U.S. intelligence officials, including Ray McGovern.

Friday, April 16, 2010 (9 comments)     

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Lie to Congress; Get Fourth Star What has happened to the Army's senior officer corps is lamentable in the extreme. Taguba is right. And, with McChrystal and other star-studded generals being card-carrying members of what Taguba calls "the Mafia," the implications are far-reaching indeed.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 (11 comments)     

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Spirits of Justice Going to Gaza And so, all aboard "The Audacity of Hope." And what grand company I find myself in: Justice friends, old -- like Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Ken Mayers, Robert Naiman and Kathy Kelly -- and new -- like Alice Walker, Paki Wieland, Gale Courey Toensing, and dozens of others.

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The Lasting Pain from Vietnam Silence Many reflections on America's final days in Vietnam miss the point, pondering whether the war could have been won or lamenting the fate of U.S. collaborators left behind. The bigger questions are why did the U.S. go to war and why wasn't the bloodletting stopped sooner, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern reflects.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaking in Moscow on Oct. 9, 2013. Thursday, October 23, 2014 (4 comments)     

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Citizenfour's Escape to Freedom in Russia An international community of resistance has formed against pervasive spying by the U.S. National Security Agency with key enclaves in Moscow (with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden) and in London (with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange), way stations visited by ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 (2 comments)     

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Pvt Manning: Is Army Aping Mafia? How better to demonstrate to other soldiers the punishment that one should expect -- being locked away in a tiny cell with minimal human contact for a half century or more -- should s/he be tempted to follow Manning's example. How better to divert attention from the damning substance of the WikiLeaks documents, and to focus attention instead on the supposed sins of releasing classified material.

A portion of the Berlin Wall as photographed in 1975, toward the east. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (5 comments)     

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The Berlin Wall and Missed Opportunities The U.S. State Department's obsession with "information warfare" as a strategic weapon has made U.S. credibility one more casualty of the Ukraine crisis, along with any remaining trust in the mainstream U.S. media. It was not always thus, laments ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 (8 comments)     

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US/Israel: Iran NOT Building Nukes Recent comments by U.S and Israeli military leaders indicate that the intelligence services of the two countries agree that Iran has not decided to build a nuclear bomb, a crack in the Western narrative that the U.S. press corps won't accept.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sunday, November 16, 2014 (9 comments)     

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How Many Islamic State Fighters Are There? As the United States slides back into war in the Middle East, the specter of Vietnam hovers over the endeavor with some observers wondering if wishful thinking will again replace hardheaded analysis about the risks and the costs, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, addresses the general debate of the General As Friday, September 30, 2016 (12 comments)     

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Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War The propaganda war on Russia is spinning out of control with a biased investigation blaming Moscow for the MH-17 tragedy and angry exchanges over Syria, raising the risks of nuclear war, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

After the bombing, the Amiriyah Bunker was turned into a memorial to the victims. However, after the U.S. invasion and o Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Recalling the Slaughter of Innocents From the Archive: The quarter-century anniversary of an early U.S. war crime in Iraq passed largely unnoticed this week, the bombing of a civilian air-raid shelter in Baghdad during President George H.W. Bush's Persian Gulf War, an atrocity that killed more than 400 women and children, as Ray McGovern recalled in 2011.

President Barack Obama uncomfortably accepting the Nobel Peace Prize from Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland in Oslo, Friday, May 8, 2015 (8 comments)     

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Obama's Petulant WWII Snub of Russia Russia will celebrate the Allied victory over Nazism on Saturday without U.S. President Obama and other Western leaders present, as they demean the extraordinary sacrifice of the Russian people in winning World War II -- a gesture intended to humiliate President Putin, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Friday, May 20, 2011 (8 comments)     

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Obama, Tell Netanyahu -- Don't Mess With Flotilla to Gaza McGovern to Obama: "Before meeting with Netanyahu, have a look at what Isaiah says about "proclaiming liberty to captives and release to prisoners" and how Jesus of Nazareth repeats that, word for word, eight centuries later. Please give that some serious thought, and be prepared to put justice above politics."

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern Friday, February 21, 2014 (9 comments)     

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Standing Up to War and Hillary Clinton From the Archive: Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern has filed suit over an incident three years ago when he was roughly arrested for standing, back turned to Secretary of State Clinton as she gave a speech on the right to dissent. McGovern also was placed on a special watch list. He described his arrest in 2011.

Monday, September 8, 2008 (4 comments)     

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Trickle-Down Preemption: Baghdad on the Mississippi Ten days ago, as the nation focused attention on the hurricane nearing the Mississippi delta, another storm was brewing far upstream in St. Paul, Minnesota - a storm far more dangerous, it turned out, but one by and large overlooked by the Fawning Corporate Media(FCM).

Thursday, May 5, 2011 (4 comments)     

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What Has Bin Laden's Killing Wrought? While there is the possibility that the United States might finally begin to wind down a near-decade-long war in Afghanistan, there is the countervailing prospect of the United States consolidating an official policy of assassination and violence as the way to impose Washington's will on the Muslim world.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Bird-Dogging Torturers in NYC As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 nears, many ex-Bush administration officials who approved torture in the "war on terror" and botched the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are back in the spotlight taking bows from appreciative audiences in tightly controlled settings.

Torture Legacy Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (14 comments)     

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Anatomy of Bush's Torture 'Paradigm' The prose of the recently leaked report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on torture seems colorless. It is at the same time obscene - almost pornographic.

The CIA seal in the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Saturday, September 17, 2016 (7 comments)     

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US Media Ignores CIA Cover-up on Torture A group of U.S. intelligence veterans chastises the mainstream U.S. media for virtually ignoring a British newspaper's account of the gripping inside story on how the CIA tried to block the U.S. Senate's torture investigation.

Arlington National Cemetery Sunday, May 24, 2015 (14 comments)     

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How to Honor Memorial Day Of all the world's holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war's horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or lust for more wars. But many pols and pundits can't resist the opportunity, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern describes.

American and Soviet troops symbolically shake hands across the Elbe River on April 25, 1945, in the final days of World Monday, April 20, 2015 (9 comments)     

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The West Snubs Russia over V-E Day Last year's U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine -- followed by violence and tensions -- has soured plans for the May 9 commemoration in Moscow of World War II's V-E Day, the Allied defeat of Nazi Germany, a war which cost the Russian people nearly 27 million dead, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern describes.

President George W. Bush receiving applause during his 2003 State of the Union Address in which he laid out a fraudulent Saturday, May 30, 2015 (4 comments)     

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Resurgence of the "Surge" Myth Official Washington loves the story -- the Iraq War was failing until President George W. Bush bravely ordered a "surge" in 2007 that won the war, but President Obama squandered the victory, requiring a new "surge" now. Except the narrative is dangerous make-believe, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Friday, September 28, 2012 (7 comments)     

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Netanyahu Backs Off on Iran While Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was belligerent in tone at the UN, he signaled a retreat on substance, postponing his threatened attack on Iran's nuclear sites. That suggests he is reading the U.S. polls and thinks he may have to deal with President Obama in a second term. Clearly, Netanyahu's bullying of recent weeks has backfired. It apparently has now run its course.

Thursday, May 6, 2010 (2 comments)     

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Loose Lips on Iran Can Sink America Recently I have been looking on in disbelief as some of the same Democrats (and media personalities) who helped grease the skids for the unnecessary, unprovoked attack on Iraq, are doing a reprise -- changing the script from Iraq to Iran.

Monday, December 3, 2012 (11 comments)     

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Why to Say No to Susan Rice Like other myopic policymakers and spokespersons, Rice ignores the misery in Gaza and the West Bank because to do otherwise would cast her outside Official Washington's perceived wisdom, which holds that no smart politician or pundit confronts Israel too directly or too frequently.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 (2 comments)     

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Applying the Six-Day War to Iran America's neocons continue to beat the drums for war with Iran, brushing aside warnings even from Israeli intelligence veterans. Another part of the propaganda is to merge a future war against Iran with the heroic memories of the Six-Day War nearly 45 years ago.

President Barack Obama addresses the General Assembly's seventy-first session on Sept. 20, 2016 Monday, October 3, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Obama Warned to Defuse Tensions with Russia A group of ex-U.S. intelligence officials is warning President Obama to defuse growing tensions with Russia over Syria by reining in the demonization of President Putin and asserting White House civilian control over the Pentagon.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (3 comments)     

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Is Israel fixing The intelligence to justify An attack On Iran? So far the "evidence" against Iran consists primarily of trust-me assertions by Mr. Netanyahu. The likelihood of hostilities with Iran before the presidential election in November is increasing. Beware of "fixed" intelligence.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 (4 comments)     

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Will Obama Buy Torture-Lite? You've got to hand it to them. Torture aficionados at the White House and CIA have conned key congressional leaders into insisting not only that torture-lite would be a swell idea, but advocating also that the overseers of torture be kept on.

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Die-Hard Dems on "Russia's Meddling" On Thursday I witnessed some imaginative bear hunting by PTSD-afflicted, Hillary-Should-Have-Won (HSHW) Democrats at the "progressive" Clinton/Podesta Center for American Progress Fund.

President Barack Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (14 comments)     

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Merkel Urged to Temper NATO's Belligerence Before things get still worse, seasoned NATO leaders need to demonstrate a clear preference for statesmanship and give-and-take diplomacy over saber-rattling. Otherwise, some kind of military clash with Russia is likely, with the ever-present danger of escalation to a nuclear exchange.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 (12 comments)     

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Clarifying Snowden's "Freedom" A common angle from the mainstream U.S. media is that NSA leaker Edward Snowden will regret his asylum in Russia (rather than life in prison in the U.S.). A quote from ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern was used in support of that theme, but he has asked the New York Times to clarify it.

President Barack Obama meets with his national security advisors in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2014. Saturday, August 23, 2014 (17 comments)     

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Russia's Humanitarian "Invasion" Official Washington's war-hysteria machine is running at full speed again after Russia unilaterally dispatched a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to the blockaded Ukrainian city of Luhansk, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Amid the crisis over Syria, President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomed President Barack Obama to the G20 Summit at Kons Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (5 comments)     

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Seeing Syrian Crisis Through Russian Eyes While there is a glimmer of hope that international negotiations may finally find a way to resolve the Syrian war, there is also growing pressure on President Obama to escalate U.S. military involvement even if that risks a wider war with Russia, a danger that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern assesses.

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney receive an Oval Office briefing from CIA Director George Tenet. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (2 comments)     

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How an Iran War Was Averted A decade ago, the Bush administration was eager to bomb Iran but U.S. intelligence analysts challenged the casus belli by finding that Iran was not building a nuclear bomb, recalls ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Thursday, June 12, 2014 (3 comments)     

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How NSA Can Secretly Aid Criminal Cases Though the NSA says its mass surveillance of Americans targets only "terrorists," the spying may turn up evidence of other illegal acts that can get passed on to law enforcement which hides the secret source through a ruse called "parallel construction," writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 (4 comments)     

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Torture at 'Justice': Better Not to Ask All that is required is a mind-trick to convince ourselves that Jesus did not really mean to say what he said, that he did not really mean to do what he did in exposing the evils of empire. Sadly, help is at hand. It is easy to find a pastor preaching a domesticated Jesus -- an ahistorical Jesus far more interested in "piety" than justice.

USS Liberty (AGTR-5) receives assistance from units of the Sixth Fleet, after she was attacked and seriously damaged by Sunday, August 17, 2014 (11 comments)     

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A USS Liberty Hero's Passing Silver Star winner Terry Halbardier, the hero who got off the SOS that saved the USS Liberty from Israeli destruction in 1967, died last week in California, prompting ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern to recall the murderous attack and the cowardly cover-up that followed.

Gen. David Petraeus in a photo with his biographer/mistress Paula Broadwell. Thursday, March 5, 2015 (4 comments)     

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Gen. Petraeus: Too Big to Jail While lesser Americans face years in jail for leaking secrets -- even to inform fellow citizens of government abuses -- retired Gen. David Petraeus gets a misdemeanor wrist-slap for exposing covert officers and lying about it, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who was jailed just for trying to ask Petraeus a question.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 (18 comments)     

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Lemmingly, We Roll Along When soldiers die, the politicians who sent them to their deaths typically use euphemisms and circumlocutions -- like "lost," "fallen," or "ultimate sacrifice." On one level, the avoidance of blunt language can be seen as a sign of respect, but on another, it is just one more evasion of responsibility for the snuffing out of young lives.

Monday, July 8, 2013 (5 comments)     

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Obama Needs To Take Charge On NSA Spying Scandal With most Americans thinking of themselves as non-terrorists, and opposing eavesdropping on them, Obama could draw on a reservoir of support. Clapper, after all, has already apologized for lying under oath, and it is an open secret that Alexander, too, has lied to Congress. It's in Obama's best interests to demonstrate that even Alexander cannot escape accountability for unconstitutional steps to "keep us safe."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 (9 comments)     

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Is Texas Harboring Torture Decider? Seldom does a crime scene have so clear a smoking gun. A two-page presidential memorandum of Feb. 7, 2002, leaves no room for uncertainty regarding the "decider" on torture. His broad-stroke signature made torture official policy. This should come as no surprise. You see, the Feb. 7, 2002, memorandum has been posted on the Web since June 22, 2004, when then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales mistakenly released it...

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The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate Amid the frenzy over the Trump team's talks with Russians, are we missing a darker story, how the Deep State's surveillance powers control the nation's leaders, ask U.S. intelligence veterans Ray McGovern and Bill Binney.

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the p Saturday, January 3, 2015 (16 comments)     

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Rebuilding the Obama-Putin Trust Heading into the last quarter of his presidency, Barack Obama must decide whether he will let the neocons keep pulling his strings or finally break loose and pursue a realistic foreign policy seeking practical solutions to world problems, including the crisis with Russia over Ukraine, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Monday, March 28, 2011 (2 comments)     

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Obama Muddling Thru Afghan War, But Not Clearly wo years after President Obama sank his feet deeper into the Big Muddy of Afghanistan, it's still not clear what the open-ended conflict is all about or who is really in charge. Clearly, adult supervision is lacking. It may be time to put out vacancy notices to solicit some help from grown-ups.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 (2 comments)     

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'Giant' Holbrooke Failed on Afghan War There will be many more dead and wounded in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the time you read this. Sadly, Holbrooke is one of the Establishment "giants" responsible. The esteemed Holbrooke, who died from a ruptured aorta at the age of 69, has already garnered much praise and attention. Do those to be killed and wounded today in "Af-Pak" -- many much closer to the beginning of their lives -- also merit some mention?

Gen. David Petraeus in a photo with his biographer/mistress Paula Broadwell. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (4 comments)     

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A Pointed Letter to Gen. Petraeus As retired Gen. and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus was about to speak in New York City last Oct. 30, someone decided to spare the "great man" from impertinent questions, so ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern was barred, arrested and brought to trial, prompting McGovern to ask some questions now in an open letter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (2 comments)     

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Divining the Truth about Iran Like before the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. news media is flooding Americans with alarmist accounts about Iran's alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons. Even when U.S. officials suggest nuance and caution, the media ignores the signals

USS Liberty (AGTR-5) receives assistance from units of the Sixth Fleet, after she was attacked and seriously damaged by Saturday, July 4, 2015 (5 comments)     

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Still Waiting for USS Liberty's Truth During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli warplanes and warships tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 of the spy ship's crew. Afterwards, U.S. and Israeli officials excused the attack as an unfortunate mistake and covered up evidence of willful murder, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

Edward Snowden Friday, December 23, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Eunuchs vs Snowden House Intelligence Committee eunuchs defame Edward Snowden, in large part because he exposed their own complicity in what former NSA directors (predecessors of the malleable Dick-Cheney tool, Michael Hayden) publicly called "clear violations of the law."

Saturday, December 28, 2013 (2 comments)     

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Gen. Michael "No Probable Cause" Hayden Ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden, who once declared that "probable cause" is not part of the Fourth Amendment, is sure to hurl more stones at NSA leaker Edward Snowden, especially after a New York judge endorsed the NSA's "metadata" as legal, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

John Brennan - Director of the CYA Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (11 comments)     

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Brennan Increasingly Desperate It is possible to regard this latest outrage as a kind of prophylactic: If Trump goes after Brennan, the former CIA chief can try to make it appear to be retaliation for "the goods Brennan has on Trump -- but (of course) cannot reveal in detail because of the sensitivity of 'sources and methods.'"

A Malaysia Airways’ Boeing 777 like the one that crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Friday, July 18, 2014 (15 comments)     

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Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down As usual, the mainstream U.S. media is rushing to judgment over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but the history of U.S. government's deceptions might be reason to pause and let a careful investigation uncover the facts, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Ray McGovern Saturday, June 18, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Talk in front of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany Ray gave a talk in front of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, at the start of the ceremony concluding an anti-drone demonstration by 5,000 on June 10. The demonstrators had formed an 11.5-kilometer human chain linking them together as they marched from Kindsbach to Ramstein.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh (no Monday, July 21, 2014 (4 comments)     

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Kerry's Unenviable Record for Veracity Still arguing for war on Syria, Kerry was asked at the end of a Sept. 9 press conference in London whether there was anything at all that Assad could do to prevent a U.S. attack. Kerry answered (quite dismissively -- particularly in view of subsequent events) that Assad could give up all his chemical weapons, but "He isn't about to do that; it can't be done."

Thursday, January 8, 2009 (8 comments)     

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Obama Picks a Conscience for the CIA At long last. Change we can believe in. In choosing Leon Panetta to take charge of the CIA, President-elect Barak Obama has shown he is determined to put an abrupt end to the lawlessness and deceit with which the administration of George W. Bush has corrupted intelligence operations and analysis.

Thursday, June 28, 2012     

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How Iran Might See the Threats Hard-headed realism and outside-the-box thinking might be needed to avert another catastrophe in the Middle East, this time an Israeli attack on Iran and the unpredictable consequences. In that light, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern imagines a bleak report that an Iranian intelligence officer might report back to Tehran.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, March 21, 20 Friday, August 12, 2016 (7 comments)     

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Mike Morell's Kill-Russians Advice Washington's foreign policy hot shots are flexing their rhetorical, warmongering muscles to impress Hillary Clinton, including ex-CIA acting director Morell who calls for killing Russians and Iranians, notes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law? Secretary of State Clinton was harsh on subordinates who were careless with classified information, but those rules apparently weren't for her, a troubling double standard, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

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Clashing Face-to-Face on Torture It's rare on TV when you see two former senior U.S. officials clashing angrily over something as significant as torture. Usually decorum prevails. But ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern wasn't going to let the ex-House intelligence oversight chief get away with a bland defense of torture, as McGovern recounts.

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney receive an Oval Office briefing from CIA Director George Tenet. Thursday, January 15, 2015 (6 comments)     

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"Justice" Hidden Behind a Screen Behind a physical (and perhaps metaphorical) screen, the U.S. government is putting on its case to pin ten felony charges on ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for allegedly leaking secrets to a U.S. journalist about a risky and convoluted covert op against Iran, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern reports.

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Punishing Another Whistleblower Just weeks after ex-CIA Director David Petraeus got a no-jail-time wrist-slap for divulging secrets to his biographer/lover, ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling got 42 months in prison for allegedly alerting a U.S. journalist to a dubious covert op, a double standard of justice, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

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Barack Obama: No Jack Kennedy A half century ago -- at the peak of the Cold War -- President Kennedy appealed to humankind's better nature in a daring overture to Soviet leaders, a gamble that brought bans on nuclear testing and a safer world, a bravery that President Obama can't seem to muster, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Iranian women attending a speech by Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (4 comments)     

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Why Iran Distrusts the US in Nuke Talks The mainstream U.S. media portrays the Iran nuclear talks as "our good guys" imposing some sanity on "their bad guys." But the real history of the West's dealings on Iran's nuclear program shows bad faith by the U.S. government

Tuesday, February 7, 2012     

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Obama's Super-Bowl Fumble on Iran In a televised interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama had the chance to send a clear signal to Israel not to launch a preemptive war against Iran but instead offered ambiguous remarks that Israeli hard-liners might read as a partial green light.

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Harassing the Whistleblowers Food and Drug Administration officials reacted to suspected whistleblowing by some of its scientists, about excessive radiation from medical imaging devices, by spying on several. But the larger issue is the need to alert the public to unnecessary risks.

President Barack Obama concludes a National Security Council meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, April 19, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Obama's Legacy But Clinton's Judgment President Obama calls on blacks to vote for Hillary Clinton to protect the first black president's legacy, but there are questions about Clinton's judgment and Obama's legacy that deserve answers, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Martin Luther King Jr. meeting with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House in 1966. Saturday, July 9, 2016 (14 comments)     

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The Warfare Comes Home The recent killings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas recall the racial violence of the 1960s which also occurred against a backdrop of U.S. warfare, a parallel that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes.

Monday, September 17, 2012 (3 comments)     

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Why the Mideast Exploded, Really The new conventional wisdom, in the wake of angry protests roiling the Middle East, is that Muslims are either way too sensitive or irrational. How else to explain the fury over an offensive anti-Islam video? But the video was just the spark that ignited a long-smoldering fire.

photo by Shahram Sharif Thursday, March 5, 2009 (57 comments)     

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Iran in the Crosshairs President Barack Obama's first major international crisis may be provoked by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's determination to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, say Gareth Porter and Ray McGovern.

Amid the crisis over Syria, President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomed President Barack Obama to the G20 Summit at Kons Sunday, October 4, 2015 (6 comments)     

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The Hope Behind Putin's Syria Help President Obama insists on looking the gift horse of Russian military help for Syria's embattled government in the mouth. Rather than welcome assistance in blocking a Sunni extremist victory, Obama bends to the neocons and liberal hawks, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

Saturday, March 28, 2009 (2 comments)     

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Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President Former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, responds to President Obama's decision for a military escalation in Afghanistan, a path that parallels Vietnam.

Friday, June 19, 2009 (6 comments)     

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Ray McGovern: Why single-payer health insurance is close to his heart Ray McGovern shares an intimate experience that has moved him to "promote single-payer health insurance as the only real way to get everyone covered."

Friday, November 21, 2014 (5 comments)     

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CIA's Torturous Maneuvers on Torture The CIA is fighting congressional demands to release a report on its covert program for torturing "war on terror" suspects, even as the spy agency contemplates a reorganization that could give the covert-action side more ways to bend the truth, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 (2 comments)     

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Petraeus: Can He Tell It Straight? the kind of intelligence analysis that, at times, could challenge the military, why is he giving the CIA job to a general with a huge incentive to gild the lily regarding the "progress" made under his command?

Monday, April 6, 2009 (12 comments)     

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Holder and Powell Ain't Misbehavin' I used to take a certain pride by association with prominent Bronxites who have "made it." Cancel that for Attorney General Eric Holder and former secretary of state Colin Powell. Why would they want to whitewash torture, given what blacks have suffered at the hands of torturers in this country and abroad?

Monday, September 9, 2013 (11 comments)     

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Time to Reveal US Intel on Syria Countering growing opposition to plans for bombing Syria, the White House dispatched Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to the Sunday talk shows. But the choice underscored the Obama administration's credibility problems and raised new doubts about the case for war.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 (7 comments)     

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How War on Syria Lost Its Way What looked like another U.S. march to war in the Mideast has turned in the direction of a peaceful settlement that carries hope of not only getting Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons but achieving a cease-fire and negotiations to end the civil war. But some parties want to resume the drive toward a U.S. attack.

Monday, February 14, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Mourning Iraqi Wives, Children on Valentine's Day As we celebrate this year's Valentine's Day and other holidays that stress love and peace, let's keep in mind that more painful anniversaries must also be marked; they must be witnessed to; attention must be paid to the plight of "small" people still further diminished by the euphemism "collateral damage."

Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, addresses a high-level meeting of the Security Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (14 comments)     

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Russia Reads US Bluster as Sign of War As U.S. politicians and pundits have fun talking tough about Russia and demonizing President Putin, they are missing signs that Moscow isn't amused and is preparing for actual conflict, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 (3 comments)     

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Sorting Out the Facts about Iran Neocons, including the Washington Post's editors, keep playing games with the facts regarding Iran's nuclear program. The plan apparently is to guide the United States into a military confrontation whether President Obama and the American people want one or not.

Friday, February 6, 2009 (2 comments)     

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Leon Panetta Makes Nice "I am a creature of Congress," said Leon Panetta with a broad smile, which was returned by equally wide smiles from members of the Senate intelligence committee meeting yesterday to consider his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.I really wish he hadn't said that. For that sobriquet fits the worst of the worst, so to speak, of former CIA directors-the tarnished Medal of Freedom awardee, George Tenet.

National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld li Sunday, May 17, 2015 (5 comments)     

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William And Mary Honors War Criminal Condoleezza Rice has crossed the threshold into esteemed celebrity -- a welcomed speaker at this year's College of William and Mary commencement -- despite her record as the liar who sold the illegal war in Iraq and choreographed torture at CIA "black sites," writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 (8 comments)     

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Not Explaining the Why of Terrorism President Obama signed a U.S.-Afghan strategic agreement on May 1, committing U.S. combat forces to withdraw by the end of 2014 while leaving behind U.S. counter-terrorism teams for another decade. But Obama and his aides still duck a full debate over the causes of terrorism.

Friday, August 21, 2009 (5 comments)     

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Unwritten Death Contract Awarded to Blackwater Hats off to Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times for ferreting out what it was that sent CIA Director Leon Panetta scurrying over to Congress in late June.

Thursday, September 30, 2010     

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Obama-Men: Innocents Abroad; Politicos at Home Before reading through Woodward's book, the excerpts already published had left doubts in my mind that the Obama White House could be host to such an amateurish decision-process-without-real-process. I had seen a lot of White House fecklessness in my 30 years in intelligence analysis, but it was, frankly, hard to believe that it could be so bad this time.

Monday, September 28, 2009 (5 comments)     

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Intelligence Veterans Urge President to Authorize Wider CIA Probe A dozen U.S. intelligence veterans urge President Obama to reject a call from seven ex-CIA directors to stop a torture probe.