Scott talks to Ray McGovern about the heroic Julian Assange, who is still languishing in solitary confinement during his extradition trial to the U.S. on charges that he coordinated with Chelsea Manning to steal classified documents from the U.S. government. McGovern reminds us of how many important truths have been exposed to the American people thanks to WikiLeaks, and wonders what calamities could have been avoided had WikiLeaks been around sooner, such as 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. In both cases—much like in the current coronavirus crisis—there were officials who tried to warn presidential administrations of the coming danger, but were ultimately ignored. WikiLeaks may have been a last resort, as it was for Chelsea Manning.
Discussed on the show:
- “What if Ignored Covid-19 Warnings Had Been Leaked to WikiLeaks?” (Antiwar.com)
- “Collateral Murder” (WikiLeaks)
- “Iraq War Logs” (WikiLeaks)
- “Afghan War Diary” (WikiLeaks)
- “State Department Cables” (WikiLeaks)
- “The Guantanamo Files” (WikiLeaks)
Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.
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