Ray McGovern Et Al: Trump Should Withdraw Haspel Nomination

Trump Should Withdraw Haspel Nomination, Intel Vets Say Two dozen former U.S. intelligence officers urge President Trump to rescind Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA, citing torture that she oversaw while supervising a black site prison, as well as her role in destroying evidence.  Dissenting comment by Robert Steele below the fold.

Ray McGovern: Iran Is Not The Threat — Lies About Iran’s Sponsorship of Terrorism versus Zionist Terrorism Against Iran

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND  We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran in very alarmist terms. The average American, without the benefit of history, could easily be …

Ray McGovern: Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity …

Ray McGovern: Clinton Lied to Congress — Is Indictment Certain?

A Need to Clear Up Clinton Questions As the Democrats glumly line up for Hillary Clinton’s belated coronation, the risk remains of potential criminal charges over her Libyan testimony or her careless emails, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern describes. From what is already known about the activities of the U.S. “mission” and “annex” in Benghazi …

Ray McGovern: Is Hillary Clinton Vulnerable to Blackmail Because of Her Unprotected Private Email System?

Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails So, if there is something incriminating – or at least politically damaging – in Clinton’s emails, it’s a safe bet that at least the NSA and maybe the FBI, as well, knows. And that could make life difficult for a Clinton-45 presidency. Inside the Beltway, we don’t say the word “blackmail,” …

Ray McGovern: Presidential Candidates Wrong on Torture

US Intel Vets Warn Against Torture Exclusive: Experienced intelligence professionals reaffirm that torture – while popular with “tough” politicians – doesn’t work in getting accurate and actionable information, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. To those living “outside the Beltway” it may seem counterintuitive that those of us whose analysis has been correct on key issues …

Ray McGovern: Obama An Empty Shell — Allowing Neocons, Wall Street, and Arms Merchants to Thrive on Proxy War with Russia

The US-Russia Proxy War in Syria It does not appear as though Obama has the same degree of control over foreign and defense policy that Putin enjoys in Moscow   . . .   Perhaps the greatest danger from Obama’s acquiescence to the neocons’ new Cold War with Russia is that the neocon hopes for “regime change …

Ray McGovern: INDICTMENT of Bush Senior, Others for Failing to Stop War Rooted in Lies Led by Dick Cheney

Bush-41 Finally Speaks on Iraq War Despite the propaganda and more tangible signs of incipient war in Iraq, my former intelligence analyst colleagues and I – with considerable professional experience watching other countries prepare for aggression against others – were finding it difficult to believe that the United States of America would be doing precisely …

Ray McGovern: Russia, Syria, & US-Israel UPDATE

The Hope Behind Putin’s Syria Help The risk here, however, is that the American neocons and liberal interventionists remain drunk on their dreams of a permanent U.S. global hegemony that doesn’t broach any rivalry from Russia, China or any other potential challenger to America’s “full-spectrum dominance.” If these war hawks don’t sober up – and …