Ray McGovern, Retired CIA Analyst, Discusses 9/11

Hear Ray McGovern interviewed by Dennis Bernstein on KPFA's "Flashpoints" (Sept. 28).


Oped News Article

Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report

Official Account of 9/11 a “Joke” and a “Cover-up”

September 23, 2007 – Seven CIA veterans have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and have called for a new investigation. “I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke,” said Raymond McGovern, 27-year veteran of the CIA, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates during the seventies. “There are a whole bunch of unanswered questions. And the reason they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions,” he said. McGovern, who is also the founder of VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), is one of many signers of a petition to reinvestigate 9/11.[1]

This is a Lightning Rod!

This "Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report" Op-ed news article is a lightning rod for truth and we should use it to our advantage. Too often real gems like this pass us over in the fast-moving slipstream of 9/11 blogger and elsewhere and we don't use them effectively.

This is a door-opener for getting the attention of officials at all levels of government, as well as ordinary citizens. First, we should print and then copy this article to distribute. This is perfect to fax and snail-mail to Congress along with a personal letter which includes the latest Zogby poll.

Ray McGovern is a real credit to the movement!

Clip From KPFA Interview Featuring McGovern

Clip from Full Flashpoints Interview Above
1.7 Meg Ray McGovern Clip (Sep 28, 2007 KPFA Flashpoints)

YouTube (supporting McGovern's argument)
Ray McGovern Confronts Rumsfeld (Countdown with Keith Oberman)

911 Commission - Trans. Sec Norman Mineta Testimony

WTC 7!

Why didn't he mention building 7?! Sort of a disappointing interview. He said the war is all about oil... What about weapons sales as well?

Maybe he doesn't know much

Maybe he doesn't know much about the movement? I see a lot of people personally questioning the official accounts, but still many don't know much about 9/11 truth movement. Still the majority have the MSM as their major source of information. Apparently his focus is on war and mid-east affairs, so he still has way to go to explore the conspiracy facts.

Weapon sales is a stretch

I hear a lot of people lumping in weapon sales with oil as a basis for 911.

I have been involved in military work as an engineer and can say that additional contracts did not occur in most cases until problems came up in the field that were not anticipated. So these sales would not have been anticipated on Sept. 11, 2001.

The vast majority of extra money being spent in Iraq and Afghanistan is going to companies like Halliburton, which is an oil services company. This type of thing would have been anticipated and was the reason for up front no bid contracts to select companies like Halliburton.

The amount of additional contracts coming out of the wars for the defense industry is miniscule compared to what is in it for the oil companies. After the cold war ended the defense industry was shrunk to about half of its former size with a large amount of consolidation occurring and large layoffs.

Entities owned by the Carlyle Group may be an exception to this as they seem to own just the right companies for profiting off of any war.

For the most part though it is the oil companies who are the only ones we really see where there is never a profit slump and in fact where their profits always keep climbing. They have used the Anti-Trust laws for toilet paper since the early 1970's and seem to make their decisions in unison.

U.S. Is Top Arms Seller to

U.S. Is Top Arms Seller to Developing World


It's a huge market...but as a basis for 9/11 nothing seems to beat PNAC..

I love Ray...

Here's how they do it .... just ask Ray ...

The story of "9/11 eyewitness" Gary Welz.

How professional actors were employed on 9/11 and in the aftermath ..
as extras in a Pentagon/CIA media psyop: