Articles by Ray McGovern

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Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine
Ray McGovern, John Mearsheimer | Salon, Committee for the Republic – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2022

3 Mar 2022 – To a hammer, everything looks like a nail. To an empire, everything looks like a crisis to justify a multi-trillion-dollar military-industrial-security complex as dictatress of the world. The crisis du jour for the American empire is Russia‘s aggression against Ukraine.

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A Pandemic of ‘Russian Hacking’
Ray McGovern and Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

19 Dec 2020 – The hyperbolic, evidence-free media reports on the “fresh outbreak” of the Russian-hacking disease seems an obvious attempt by intelligence to handcuff President-elect Joe Biden into a strong anti-Russian posture. Neither the actor, nor the motive, nor the damage done is known for certain in this latest scare story.

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Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous ‘Peking’ Policy
Ray McGovern | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

28 Jul 2020 – Quick. Somebody tell Mike Pompeo. The secretary of state is not supposed to play the role of court jester — the laughing stock to the world. There was no sign that any of those listening to his “major China policy statement” last Thursday at the Nixon Library turned to their neighbor and said, “He’s kidding, right? Richard Nixon meant well but failed miserably to change China’s behavior? And now Pompeo is going to put them in their place?”

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Pretexts for an Attack on Iran
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 27 May 2019

15 May 2019 – Ray McGovern probes the step-up in U.S. belligerence towards a country posing the same non-existent strategic threat as Iraq.

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Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity
Ray McGovern- Consortium News, 4 Sep 2017

1 Sep 2017 – An organization led by former U.S. intelligence officials has selected legendary journalist Seymour Hersh to be the recipient of an annual award for integrity and truth-telling, named for the late CIA analyst Sam Adams.

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Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 17 Jul 2017

The U.S. government uses drones to eliminate risk to its soldiers and thus domestic opposition to war, but that heightens the moral imperative to challenge the remote-controlled killings, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

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Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 21 Jul 2014

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.

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The Risk of a Ukraine Bloodbath
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 7 Jul 2014

Pressured by neocons and the mainstream U.S. media, the Obama administration is charting a dangerous course by seeking a military solution to Ukraine’s political crisis and possibly provoking Moscow to intervene to protect ethnic Russians.

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Washington Post Seeks US-Patrolled ‘Safe Zone’ in Syria
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 26 May 2014

Neocons never blush at their own hypocrisies, demanding Russia respect international law and do nothing to protect eastern Ukrainians, while demanding President Obama ignore international law and create a terrorist/rebel “safe zone” in Syria, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

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Open Letter to Intelligence Employees after Snowden
Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Katharine Gun, Peter Kofod, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack, Coleen Rowley – The Guardian, 16 Dec 2013

By Former Whistleblowers – Blowing the whistle on powerful factions is not a fun thing to do, but it is the last avenue for truth, balanced debate and democracy. There IS strength in numbers. Courage is contagious.

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Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 14 Oct 2013

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, reports ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern who was there.

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The Moral Imperative of Activism
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 19 Aug 2013

Today’s crises – endless war, environmental catastrophe, desperate poverty and more – can seem so daunting that they paralyze action rather than inspire activism. But the imperative to do something in the face of injustice defines one’s moral place in the universe.

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Neocons Fume over US Boat to Gaza
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 18 Jul 2011

My co-passengers and I of the U.S. Boat to Gaza have now gone from “High-Seas Hippies,” according to the right-wing Washington Times, to participants in a flotilla full of “fools, knaves, hypocrites, bigots, and supporters of terrorism,” says Alan Dershowitz in his usual measured prose.

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ANSWERING HELEN THOMAS ON WHY
Ray McGovern - Consortiumnews, 10 Jan 2010

Thank God for Helen Thomas, the only person to show any courage at the White House press briefing after President Barack Obama gave a flaccid account of the intelligence screw-up that almost downed an airliner on Christmas Day.After Obama briefly addressed L’Affaire Abdulmutallab and wrote “must do better” on the report cards of the national […]

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