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, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Amid the increased likelihood that President Barack Obama … Continue reading The Broader Stakes Of Syrian Crisis
Exclusive: 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, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Ambiguous but alarming … Continue reading Bringing The Battlefield Home: Are Americans In Line For Gitmo?
There are mounting signs that the right-wing Israeli government may think the timing is right for an attack on Iran, with growing alarms inside Israel about alleged Iranian progress on building a nuclear bomb – and with President Barack Obama fearing loss of key Jewish political support in 2012 if he doesn’t go along. On … Continue reading Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran
The United States used 9/11 attacks as an excuse to launch long drawn-out wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Ray McGovern said during an interview with Press TV that the US used the wars it launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks, to gain control of vast oil and gas resources in the Middle East and … Continue reading US Used 9/11 Attacks to Launch Wars
The unconscionable result of the manufactured crisis over the debt ceiling shows that the political Right knows how to play hardball, and that President Obama and his hapless party know how to get rolled. There are other options; and we, the people, need to press them home. The Obama-brokered deal on debt and spending was … Continue reading Obama Blows a Judas Kiss to the Poor
Exclusive: 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, as Ray McGovern notes. My co-passengers … Continue reading Neocons Fume Over US Boat to Gaza
Yes, that was I standing before the U.S. Embassy in Athens on the eve of the July Fourth weekend holding the American flag in the distress mode — upside down. Indignities experienced by me and my co-guests on The Audacity of Hope, the American boat to Gaza, over the past 10 days in Athens leave … Continue reading A July Fourth Shame on the Founders