Ray McGovern

Barack Obama: No Jack Kennedy

Exclusive: 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. Democratic … Continue reading Barack Obama: No Jack Kennedy

Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’

Exclusive: U.S. policymakers have long behaved like spoiled, destructive children treating Iraq as if it were some meaningless plaything. The game has been about who “wins” or “loses” in Washington, not who lives or dies in Iraq, a moral failure that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern addresses. When I saw the Washington Post’s banner headline, “U.S. … Continue reading Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’

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, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Amid the increased likelihood that President Barack Obama … Continue reading The Broader Stakes Of Syrian Crisis

NSA Leaker Snowden Requests Political Asylum In Russia

Snowden Makes Asylum Bid Vyacheslav Nikonov, member of the Russian Parliament states, "I think he really satisfies the requirement for political asylum...He was prosecuted for political reasons rather than on legal grounds." Former CIA Analyst, Ray McGovern, speaks out about the reason the U.S. is in pursuit of Snowden. Ray McGovern works with Tell the … Continue reading NSA Leaker Snowden Requests Political Asylum In Russia

US Used 9/11 Attacks to Launch Wars

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