A surprising frank interview with Ray McGovern – an ex CIA Analyst who appears to be spilling the beans on the ‘Deep State’ running American foreign policy:
The first half of this article is marginally interesting but provides some historical perspective – but the 2nd half picks up speed when discussing Ukraine, Syria and the ‘Deep State’.
Looking at Ray McGovern’s bio on Wikipedia shows that he was “a CIA analyst for 27 years (1963 to 1990), “routinely presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House” and “where he was responsible for the analysis of Soviet policy in Vietnam”.
He is clearly a student of Russian history, and maybe he could be biased towards the Russian point of view (And the interview took place while he was attending a global political conference sponsored by RT (Russia Today).
Having said that – even if the truth about American foreign policy is ‘somewhere in the middle’ of his version and the Russia/Putin perception propagated by American media, its a pretty scary revelation about how far out of control the CIA is.
This is perhaps the most damning article I have seen on the CIA from a pseudo – main-stream news source (Salon is rated the 38th most popular News Entity in January 2015 by unique visits). If only more news sites would expose this kind of information.
PS. the article references the leaked discussion between Victoria Nuland and Geoff Pyatt regarding the American strategy in the Ukrainian coup – this article has the transcript and analysis of the call providing more great insight into how foreign policy works.