Author Archives: Ray McGovern

The Broader Stakes Of Syrian Crisis

Photo by Debra Ellis

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…more »

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Bringing The Battlefield Home: Are Americans In Line For Gitmo?

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay in 2002

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…more »

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Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

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…more »

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US Used 9/11 Attacks to Launch Wars

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

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…more »

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Obama Blows a Judas Kiss to the Poor

Empty Houses and Homeless, Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis

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…more »

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Neocons Fume Over US Boat to Gaza

To Gaza with Love

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…more »

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A July Fourth Shame on the Founders

Ray McGovern demonstrating in Athens

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…more »

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