Ray McGovern, former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses why the corrupted Fourth Estate (traditional mainstream US media) needs to be supplanted by the Fifth Estate (WikiLeaks) to preserve our liberty; the State Department’s successful interference with Spanish and German courts seeking to indict US officials; how the general tenor of Cablegate documents suggests an empire falling apart; the oft-forgotten lesson of history that nothing good comes from an Afghanistan invasion; how a comparison of articles written (jointly and individually) by David E. Sanger and William J. Broad of the New York Times shows the former to be the warmongering hack; and George Bush’s apology to Israel and Saudi Arabia following the 2007 Iran NIE.
MP3 here. (19:58)
Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the John F. Kennedy administration to that of George H. W. Bush. His articles appear on Consortium News and Antiwar.com.