Monday, June 20, 2011

Ray McGovern: "Gaza and American ‘Security’" @ Consortium News

Exclusive: Despite opposition — and even warnings — from the U.S. government, a group of Americans will join a small flotilla of boats challenging Israel’s blockade of the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza. Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains why he is joining this protest. ...


It is mostly to such folks that I include the facts that follow, acknowledging that many of you readers are likely to be quite familiar with some or all of them.

It is for the nonreaders, like perhaps those in your family or your neighbors, that I feel a need to make one more effort to expose the reality that by turning a blind eye to Israeli brutality in Gaza, our government and our media make Americans a great deal LESS safe and secure.

I am guessing that only a direct, fact-based appeal has much chance of prompting many Americans to push — if only out of self-interest — for a more utilitarian, and at the same time more moral, approach to the festering wound of Gaza.

The Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) will not array the facts as they should be arrayed (if they mention them at all). And, of course, that goes in spades for TV “news.” Yet, it is not difficult to connect the dots, once you learn what they are.

What follows is intended for people like the fellow who flipped an obscene gesture at me after reading my bumper sticker that says simply, “God Bless the Rest of the World Too.” ...
Read more of Ray McGovern's latest article before departing to Gaza at Consortium News.

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