Ray covered a lot of territory during July 17 interview on the Helsinki summit & Russia-gate bu Netfa Freeman of WPFW’s “Voices With Vision.”
(28 minutes total, starting at 21:45 with break between min. 29:20 and 35:00)
Five things needed before trusting the dominant “Russian interference” narrative
By Caitlin Johnstone, July 14, 2018
“Did the U.S. “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election?” No, says Amb. Jack Matlock, drawing on his unique personal experience — with Russia AND the U.S. Intelligence. No duck hunter, Matlock nonetheless shoots le gran canard of “Russian interference” quite dead.
June 29, 2018
On the technical side, Amb. Matlock includes the following; please note the last sentence:
Among the assertions are that a persona calling itself “Guccifer 2.0” is an instrument of the GRU, and that it hacked the emails on the Democratic National Committee’s computer and conveyed them to Wikileaks. What the report does not explain is that it is easy for a hacker or foreign intelligence service to leave a false trail. In fact, a program developed by CIA with NSA assistance to do just that has been leaked and published.
Trimming military exercises in Europe would get support
By Ray McGovern, Washington Post, June 29, 2018
Kudos to former U.S. ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow for proposing tangible steps to “reduce the risk of direct conflict” with Russia, while cautioning in his June 25 op-ed that “There is no grand bargain with Putin.” First among Mr. Vershbow’s suggested measures for agreement at a summit was trimming the size of military exercises in Europe. ( See:
The writer is former chief of the Soviet foreign policy branch of the CIA.