Ray McGovern


Ray McGovern, member of Veterans For Peace and former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses his part in the latest (unsuccessful) Gaza Aid flotilla on “The Audacity of Hope;” how Hillary Clinton essentially gave a green light for an Israeli attack against unarmed American activists; why Greek cooperation with Israel and the US in halting the flotilla may be the price paid for an economic bailout; George Washington’s wisdom on the dangers of entangling foreign alliances; a White House official hoping for American blood and the cold corpses of activists; and why Americans are finally getting wise to Israel’s brutality and lawlessness.

MP3 here. (29:55)

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.

9 thoughts on “Ray McGovern”

  1. Ray you should not have allowed the main stream media on your boat, specially if they were so eager to be on your boat.

  2. Very interesting, but, as so often, no mention of the US Protestant Right and their role in all this. There are 10s of thousands of Fundamentalists in the US, most of them Dispensationalists, and quite a lot of them want the Palestinians to disappear because they don't fit in with Dispensationalism. More than a few US fundamentalists identify the Palestinians with the OT Philistines (falsely) and think that all the OT curses against Philistines and Canaanites apply to the Palestinians.

    1. Your right that it does not get mentioned enough but i think that Ray providing a christian example is much more of a slap in the face to the Dispensationalists than trying to attack them head on. Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. You wont convert these people with intellectual argument. Most of these types dont even listen to sermons that take longer then five minutes, so i doubt the effectiveness of bible study with the dumbed down masses. However to provide an example of love, peace, and charity is a position that no christian can honestly attack.

      1. But if you want to understand the situation, you need to include them in your analysis. History is about understanding.

  3. Hi Ray…
    glad the "chosen people in Israel" didn't murder you and the others, as they did in 1967 with the USS Liberty crew….. with of course, impunity as always eh…

  4. I agree with the analysis and viewpoint presented here. Too bad I can't stand McGovern, that smug CIA pensioner. Where was all this outspoken principle and dissent when he was thirty? Or was the CIA all blueberries and milk until he retired? (Ya right, LOL!)

  5. When future historians are puzzling over the ruins of the United States, they'll be wondering why the U.S. Government–to its detriment–sold out to Israel, that criminal Zionist entity.

    What the hell can one say about Hillary Clinton that hasn't already been said? The Pantsuited One is bought-and-paid-for, owned by every big interest. She's in Israel's hip pocket. She doesn't care if Israel murders her fellow Americans. She's vile, V-I-L-E.

    Why is Israel afraid of an unarmed flotilla bringing supplies and letters (!) to the Palestinians, anyway? Israel's socialist economy is kept afloat by massive American aid, weapons, diplomatic support, blah blah blah.

  6. That the White House would have welcomed images of the cold corpses of US activists being screened world wide should surprise no one. The ongoing FBI raids on peace activists in the US have after all targeted those who have worked for international solidarity, notably with people in Columbia. Images of dead Americans would have served as a powerful deterrent to those who believe they have a responsibility to interfere with the foreign policy of their country.
    This outcome would have been far more favourable than what actually transpired. People can clearly see what is going on and many more are now aware of the plight of the Palestinians.
    This heroic enterprise therefore was not in vain.

  7. Can I simply say what a relief to find somebody who actually knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know methods to convey a problem to gentle and make it important. More people must learn this and understand this side of the story. I cant consider youre no more well-liked because you positively have the gift.

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