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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ray McGovern shows the arrogance of the "anti-imperialists" knows no bounds!

All though I've known Ray McGovern a long time, we parted ways a number of years ago over my support for the people's liberation struggles in Libya and Syria and his support for the "anti-imperialist" regimes of Mummar Gaddafi and Bashar al Assad. Still he never showed much interest in what was happening in Syria. For instance, he never addressed the Assad regime's many months of bombardment of East Ghouta with conventional weapons until in the early morning of 21 August 2013, Assad turned to sarin in a desperate attempt to kill the revolution in East Ghouta and reconquer it for the regime by murdering over 1400 civilians, including about 400 children with an internationally banned chemical weapon. Then Ray McGovern and his VIPs jumped to the defense of Assad, claiming that Assad was being set up and the opposition had gassed its own people. After he posted that notion to his blog, I responded at Linux Beach with My dare to Ray McGovern & VIPS on Syria CW attack, 7 September 2013, in which I challenged him to name the "the senior opposition military commanders" he claimed his secret intel sources told him had planned the attack. I didn't hear a word in response. When I followed that up four days later with Secret Intel Source of Ray McGovern & VIPS Revealed! in which I proved that this secret intel source was none other than Yossef Bodansky, an Assad family insider, again there was no reply and no denial. Today we have new reports of the Russians bombing in East Ghouta. Or are those people just making stuff up again?

More recently, we were both at the Veterans for Peace National Convention in San Diego, CA this August where he was a featured speaker and I had bought a table to support the Syrian cause and a 8ft x 6ft banner that called Ray McGovern out by name. He walked pass my table many times without ever stopping to argue or even say hello.



Now, that I have launched a fund raising drive for a couple of Syrian refugees, Basel & Luna made it from Syria to Germany safely but they still need your help, I have finally provoked a response from Ray McGovern. This is what he wrote:
Friends --

Re:
[ Luna, who is a journalist and photographer and had been working with the Violations Documentation Center to ]... document Assad's chemical massacres in East Ghouta in 2013, was being charged with  "leaking fake photos of chemical massacre to foreign parties." Although I didn't know it at the time, she was the author of an important report in the sarin attack that Basel translated, and I published under the title Witness to CW Attack: When Paradise turned to Hell. F

You may wish to become fully informed re how the false charges re "Assad's chemical massacres in East Ghouta in 2013 brought the U.S. to the very brink of overt attack, a la shock and awe on Baghdad.  I'm sure these are remarkable people.  The charitable explanation, I suppose, would be that they were, as so many still today, misinformed and mistaken. For what it is worth, in my view Justice and Peace activists need to ensure that they are fully informed on things manufactured by those who very nearly succeeded in getting a major war started.

Pls see, for example:
Thanks for listening.
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So Ray McGovern is going to be "charitable" and assume that Syrians who were in Damascus at the time and investigated it on the ground are "misinformed and mistaken." Ray McGovern and his secret intel sources know better and he is here to set them straight. He links to a 20 month old "anti-imperialist" defense of Assad that presumably already says everything that ever needs to be said about the massacre even though the UN has said the sarin came from Assad's arsenal and more recently authorize a new investigation that will name names this time. Does the arrogance of our "anti-imperialists" know no bounds?

The less charitable explanation, given McGovern's view that Assad is innocent of chemical massacres, is that Luna Walfa was guilty as charged by the Syrian government of "leaking fake photos of chemical massacre to foreign parties" and probably deserved everything that happened to her, and by extension, so do most of the political prisoners in Assad's detection centers. I said yesterday that the Mint Press crowd was standing right next to Luna's tortures in the some dark corner of Damascus. Well, its clear, Ray McGovern was there too and helping to tighten the screws.
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Then he tells this couple that war has separated from their children, have become two of millions of Syrian refugees that have been forced to flee their homeland to avoid being barrel bombed in their sleep, and take that perilous trip on a rubber "death raft," that they're the ones "who very nearly succeeded in getting a major war started." I wonder what Syria would be like today if that had happened! Ray McGovern, give yourself a big pat on the back. Does the arrogance of our "anti-imperialists" know no bounds?

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