Ray McGovern

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(Whistleblower, Activist)
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ExposedUS/Deep state
Member ofNational Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Raymond McGovern is a former CIA veteran who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff etc.

Ray McGovern is a former CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990 and Robert Gates' branch chief in the early 1970s. McGovern now serves on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).[1]


On 26 August 2021, the day of the 2021 Kabul Airport attacks, Ray McGovern tweeted:

Do today's bombings at Kabul airport have signs of a false flag attack?

If prior intelligence was so accurate, why was attack not nipped in bud?

Key question as always: CUI BONO – who profits from killing Americans at this point?

Biden better ask it, before he gets sucked back in.[2]

Russian hacking

"The NSA holds the key to Russian hacking allegations"

"The NSA holds the key to Russian hacking allegations," says ex-CIA analyst Raymond McGovern:[3]

“The heavies in the Washington Establishment (including Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and CIA chief John Brennan) have strong incentive to keep Trump out. They have pulled out all the stops, using the corporate media to “show” that Hillary Clinton would have won absent a heavy Russian thumb on the scale. The media have seldom been more effective implementing President George W. Bush’s dictum to “catapult the propaganda.” Amidst all this, Ray and his VIPS colleagues have done everything they could to expose what is going on.”


About 9/11, Ray McGovern stated "I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke."

In 2011 he said that even though the 9/11 attacks occurred more than a decade prior, the US Congress was continuing to exploit them to pass "evermore Draconian laws", rolling back civil liberties and he noted that the US senate had signed off on the military's policy of indefinite detention without trial.[4]

Solidarity with Assange

Unkempt like "my friend Julian Assange"

On 12 August 2021, Ray McGovern joined the Massachusetts Peace Action discussion on Julian Assange, the CIA, the military-industrial-complex, the assassination of John F Kennedy, and Russiagate.[5]


Documents by Ray McGovern

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Ex-Intelligence Officers, Others See Plusses in WikiLeaks Disclosuresstatement7 December 2010WikileaksA statement of support for Wikileaks. "The big question is not whether Americans can 'handle the truth.' We believe they can..."
Document:Propaganda, Intelligence and MH-17article17 August 2015Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Propaganda is the life-blood of life-destroying wars, and the U.S. government has reached new heights (or depths) in this art of perception management. A case in point is the media manipulation around last year’s Malaysia Airlines shoot-down over Ukraine, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Document:US Intel officials say Syria NOT responsible for chemical attackmemo6 September 2013Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
Document:Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many?article1 March 2014Victoria Nuland
US/Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945
Ukraine Riots 2013-14
A veteran CIA analyst's take on the US-NATO regime change push in the Ukraine


A Quote by Ray McGovern

Jack Teixeira“The provenance of the leaks is problematical. I see everyone focusing in on this Airman First Class for God's sake. In my view, there is no way that he could have had access to some of those internal CIA documents, much less EXDIS, NODIS cables <a href="#cite_note-3">[3]</a> from the State Department. That all comes to, it's kind of a pyramid, under the Joint Chiefs of Staff and under the Director of National Intelligence. It's someone in my view at that level, that has either authorized, or slipped out, or actually made this kind of leak. This is not unprecedented, exactly, exactly the same thing came when there was real fear of a widened war up to and including the border with China during Vietnam.”24 April 2023


Events Participated in

Annual Conferences on Israel's Influence2014Washington DC
The National Press Club
Annual conferences on the Israeli influence on American politics
International Festival of Whistleblowing Dissent and Accountability8 May 20218 May 2021InternetWhistleblowing event held in 2021.
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