Decoupling False ‘Russiagate’ Assumptions from New Russia Demonizing themes Connected to the Ukraine with Ray McGovern:
CIA veteran Ray McGovern returns to Bringing Light Into Darkness. In the Sixties Ray served as an infantry/intelligence officer and then became a CIA analyst for the next 27 years, which included a focus on US-Russian foreign policy. He is on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Savior in inner-city Washington. His background reflects a moral authority of sorts on US-Russian foreign policy that is worthy of close scrutiny, particularly in a time in which we are so routinely mislead and confused from the truth on such issues.
The Mueller Report culminated a 22-month investigation that cost some $32m and claimed to have established that the Russian government conducted “a sweeping and systematic” interference campaign in order to elect Trump in 2016. Yet as Aaron Mate details in his 7/23/2019 article in the Nation wrote, the contents of his report did not support that allegation. So why did the majority of the public come to believe it?
McGovern details the main false pillar of deceit and the depth of dishonesty that created this false image through simply allegations (and indictments) that went wholly unproven. In other words through smoke and mirrors, this false certainty was created that obfuscated the truth for so many of the US public. In fact, as Mate points out among other things in his stinging critique of the Mueller report, the Mueller investigation resulted in zero indictments for anyone on the Trump campaign for collusion with Russia, or even for anything related to the 2016 election.
The main ‘false pillar’ McGovern details was the false premise that Crowdstrike, had proof that Russia had hacked the DNC, yet instead, under oath the Crowdstrike technical director admitted he had no such proof, an admission that has been kept from the US public by Adam Schiff and the mainstream media for the past five years. Arguably, this was the singular most important false indictment to foment the hate for Russia that our foreign policy leaders and our MSM have nurtured within the US public and reveals who we should really not trust. We also discuss the Minsk Agreement and how Merkel’s recent admission (along with Porochenko’s) reveals what a dishonest diplomatic broker the US and the West continue to be internationally.
Ray further describes the false presentation of the ‘on the ground realities’ in the Russia-US-NATO-Ukraine conflict and how he believes it will unfold in the coming months. Believe what you want but we all need to keep an open mind to dissenting information that challenges our point of view and consider the insightful reflections of Ray McGovern, one who worked for the US public the last six decades on both sides of US foreign policy analysis, three decades within our government and three decades critically analyzing it from his humanist perspective.