Ray McGovern discusses his article “How Iran Might See the Threats;” Israel’s gambit of pushing an Iran attack before the US presidential election; why the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran was such a big deal; and the Israeli government’s conclusion that the West Bank is not really occupied territory.
Former CIA senior analyst Ray McGovern discusses his article
Ray McGovern, member of Veterans For Peace and former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses Russian Gen. Nikolai Makarov
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
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Robert Higgs will be on to discuss economics.
Bio: Robert Higgs an American economic historian, economist of the Austrian School, and a libertarian anarchist. His writings in economics and economic history have most often focused on the causes, means, and effects of government growth. He is a Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, and is the editor of Independent Review. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises.
Ray McGovern will be on to talk about General Keane’s push for attacking Iran. See his latest here.
Bio: Ray McGovern is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).
Kelley Vlahos will be on to discuss the Center for a New American Security annual conference. Read her latest piece here.
Bio: Kelley Vlahos has spent over a decade as a political reporter in Washington DC. Currently, she is a contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine and its daily weblog, @TAC. She is also a Washington correspondent for the DC-based homeland security magazine, Homeland Security Today, a long-time political writer for FOXNews.com, a regular columnist for Antiwar.com and a contributor to CriminalJustice.Change.org. Her web site is http://kelleyvlahos.com/
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Ray McGovern, former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses the likely CIA involvement in the 2009 Jundallah suicide bombing that killed several Revolutionary Guards officers and disrupted promising negotiations on an Iranian LEU fuel-swap deal; how the (predictable) Iranian backtracking after the terrorist attack gave the US a pretext to end talks and push for further sanctions; why we should expect whistleblowers to leak contradictory information if the 2010 Iran NIE reverses the previous estimate and provides justification for a war with Iran; how US diplomacy and talk of giving sanctions “time to work” and are just pretenses that lead to the endgame (desired by Israel) of regime change; why Israel – for the benefit of all parties – must negotiate a settlement for a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders; the connection between the 2004 Blackwater massacre in Fallujah and Israel’s assassination of Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin; and why nobody believes Obama, if given a sudden ultimatum from Netanyahu, will have the fortitude to forbid an Israeli airstrike on Iran.
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.
Ray McGovern, former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses the supplanting of the traditional press (Fourth Estate) by borderless internet journalism (the “Fifth Estate”), the New York Times‘ “attaboy” reward from the White House for its deference to government authority, the media’s new discovery that other countries sometimes have different priorities than the U.S., the plethora of information in the Afghan War Diary that will aid Iran war boosters and why the Taliban seem to be waging a very successful insurgency.