The Real News: 2 interviews of Ray on Haspel nomination

Gina Haspel Supervised Nazi-Era Interrogation Techniques (Pt. 1/2)
https://therealnews.com/stories/ray-mcgovern-gina-haspel-supervised-nazi-era-interrogation-techniques-pt-1-2  (13 min.)

At confirmation hearing, CIA nominee Gina Haspel evaded questions about her role in “enhanced interrogation” (torture) techniques — most of which are found in the Gestapo “Handbuch.”


Senate Intelligence Committee is “Overlook,” not “Oversight,” Committee. (Pt. 2/2)
https://therealnews.com/stories/ray-mcgovern-senate-intelligence-committee-is-an-overlook-cmte-not-oversight-cmte-pt-2-2  (13 min.)

Chairman Richard Burr is helping Gina Haspel cover up her involvement in the CIA’s torture program.

Will A Torturer Become CIA Director

By Ray McGovern
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/05/07/will-a-torturer-become-cia-director/

In a new wrinkle, Ray was asked by America, the Jesuit weekly, to do a short article on Gina Haspel before Wednesday’s hearing on her nomination to head the CIA.  First, Ray sets out to disabuse America readers of the notion that “torture works.”  He then delves into the moral implications and hits so close to home that the editors end up withholding an
imprimatur to protect one of their own.  Actually, the whole thing is really sad — you might even say scandalous.

Ray on why the U.S. is in Syria

Ray interviewed on why the U.S. is in Syria; the lion’s share of the answer can be found in one lone article that slipped by the censors at the NYT ( See:  https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/world/middleeast/israel-backs-limited-strike-against-syria.html?pagewanted=all)

http://onthegroundshow.org/2018/04/on-the-ground-show-for-april-20-2018-the-f-word-ray-mcgovern-on-the-military-industrial-complex-syria-and-russiagate-headlines-on-gaza-wells-fargo-china-and-more/

April 20, 2018 (minutes 25:10 to 56:30, with one-minute break at 40:40)

Esther Iverem of WPFW’s “On the Ground” show asked Ray to address a bunch of other issues as well:

— “I Like Ike”: or, at least how Eisenhower warned about the MIC, which has now morphed into the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Deep State-Media Complex.  Ray gives some examples; says we know where war profiteers live; asks why we don’t walk across Rock Creek to the western side and, nonviolently, hold them accountable.

— The still virulent HWHW (Hillary Would Have Won) virus largely responsible for Russia-gate, which is demonstrably — in Bronx parlance — “a crock.”  And how the emerging  constellation of forces in Washington seems likely to bring on a Constitutional crisis the likes of which not seen since Watergate.

— How the so-called “Russian hack” of the DNC has been forensically proven a fraud by Ray’s technical VIPS colleagues, including two former Technical Directors of the National Security Agency (NSA). The so-called “Russian hack” was actually an inside-DNC job — a download onto a thumb drive, easily explained by applying a basic principle of physics called “fluid dynamics.”

Probable Western Responsibility for Skripal Poisoning

Who Poisoned the Skripals, and Why?  Was it the Usual Suspects in Her Majesty’s Service?

By former UK Ambassador Craig Murray, April 28, 2018
https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/04/probable-western-responsibility-for-skripal-poisoning/Finally, some new information and informed speculation from two British patriots with integrity, conscience, first-hand experience of government crimes/coverup, and — not least — the courage to speak out.  The two are Ambassador Craig Murray and former Defense Ministry official Clive Ponting.Readers may find this shocking but, Her Majesty’s security services are run by thugs, assassins-on-call, and obedient “dodgy dossier” compilers for counterpart services in Washington.  Prime Minister Theresa May knows this far better than most, having served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016.  This is not to say that she was necessarily clued in on all the details of the latest skullduggery.  It IS to say that if she does not know chapter and verse it is because the thugs know, or assume, that she would prefer to have the Get-Out-of-Jail card that comes of having “plausible denial.”

Ambassador Murray quit Her Majesty’s Foreign Service at the height of his early career because it condoned torture by Uzbek thugs doing the bidding of CIA thugs. The British Establishment did all it could to award Murray pariah status — with steadily diminishing success.  In contrast, Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) presented Amb. Murray in 2005 with its annual Sam Adams Award. ( See:
http://samadamsaward.ch/craig-murray/ )

It is particularly good to see Clive Ponting back in the public eye.  For those unaware of Ponting’s own courageous whistleblowing, it had to do with the torpedoing and sinking of the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano by a UK submarine on May 2, 1982 during the Falklands War.

In July 1984 Clive Ponting, at the time a senior civil servant at the Ministry of Defense, sent two classified documents to a Labour MP, showing that the General Belgrano was well outside the “exclusion zone” declared by the British, when then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ordered the attack anyway.  Of those aboard, 323 were killed.

Ponting admitted revealing the information and was charged with a criminal offense under the Official Secrets Act. He argued that his leak was in the public interest, but fully expected to end up in prison.  The jury acquitted him.  Ponting has since authored several books on British and world history.

Full disclosure: Craig Murray is not only an unrelenting pursuer of the truth, he is a close friend of Ray.