Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ray McGovern Bloodied at Clinton Talk

By Robert Parry
February 17, 2011

Sometimes the hypocrisy is just overwhelming. So, it probably shouldn’t surprise us that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would deliver a speech hailing the peaceful protests that changed Egypt while 71-year-old Ray McGovern was roughed up and dragged away for standing quietly in protest of her support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read on.

14 comments:

QLineOrientalist said...

Bravo, Ray! I don't always agree with you, but you're a man of principle and a true patriot.

Shame on Hillary and all the other warmongers!

TerriInNC said...

Ray, we stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart with you. Bless you for continuing to stand for integrity and truth. You have many more supporters than you know, and we need you. Don't let those brutes cause you to give up. We're doing our best to spread the message, thanks to people like you.

http://americanrevolutionfortruth.wordpress.com/

rosemerry said...

The USA is a bizarre horror story, worse than Kafka. How any of the "leaders" can pretend they support a democracy at home, let alone claim to provide it to others, while grotesquely denying rights to all but a few selected individuals and countries, is the grossest hypocrisy.

Elizabeth said...

Mr. McGovern has more intelligence and integrity in his finger tip than Madam Secretary has in her entire brain and body.

Thank you, Ray! I do seriously wish I had been there, with my back turned to her, as well.

Powell, TN
age 68

Anonymous said...

thanks to Bob Parry for covering this almost invisible story today. To read about it one thing but to watch/hear the video is beyond dystopian. When I called State and talked with a clerk there who refused to give even his first name, he finally cut me off by saying that Hilary had nothing to do with his arrest it was the Georgetown police at fault...though if you watch her face you cannot detect an instant of shock at his treatment for his silent protest at her words. "THIS is America?"

junkpiggie said...

This is the only time I wish I was wealthy - I would take out adds condemming this type of action by our non democratic, non free speech hypocritical form of government. What a sham our government has become. We all need to take to the streets soon. Hillary is such a dissapointment. If she had any decency, she would have stopped this.

mario said...

Great display of courage Mr. Ray. I hope your example, as that from the Arabs, may encourage the people of this country to summon the will an energy necessary to demand for fundamental changes within the old structures of power that make American Democracy an ugly joke.

Anonymous said...

Hey Robert, your friend Ray knows 9/11 was an inside job. Why are you so blind?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SGfCvEhYzQg

Nat Parry said...

The hypocrisy of this makes me feel physically ill. It's bad enough that these security goons haul Ray McGovern off to jail as Hillary Clinton hails freedom of expression, but let's not also forget that as the US preaches "internet freedom", it is systematically persecuting the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and its supporters. And then you have Obama saying that the only difference between Iran's and Egypt's protests is that the Egyptian government allegedly respected the rights of its people to peaceably assemble, as if we didn't just watch on our TVs Egyptian tanks in the streets of Cairo and the firing of "made in the USA" tear gas canisters. That was like two weeks ago -- do they think we have forgotten already?

I am convinced that the US government has simply decided that the American people are not worthy of an ounce of respect. They think we are stupid, incapable of remembering anything or thinking for ourselves in any meaningful way. They are probably right about most people, but the way that they disrespect upstanding citizens like Ray McGovern is just a disgrace.

Henry Pelifian said...

Ray McGovern's treatment and arrest is an example of absolute intolerance for other points of view in our country. The enormous hypocrisy of our government officials in condemning foreign governments for the arrest of protesters while routinely doing the same in this country is an affront to our nation and citizens.

Helen F said...

My heartfelt thanks to Ray McGovern for his bravery. I honestly believe this country has become ambivalent to Democracy. We certainly don't support any grass roots efforts in the Middle East that produce democracy critical to the US and our attitude towards our own citizens is outrageous. The right to protest is guaranteed by the Constitution so why arrest McGovern? Just what did he do except stand there? Incredible but not surprising. Ostrichill

Anonymous said...

Really
How does a 27 year CIA veteran apply to this or any other conversation with any amount of credability.
Wow

sanda said...

I have heard Ray McGovern many times on "Dem.Now" and on Hugh Hamilton's show on WBAI FM, NYC. About the same age, I find it amazing and yet not totally a surprise, that he should be attacked like that. I am very sad and angry. The man is what my Bubbie (grandma, Yiddish) would have called a righteous man. As R.McG. pointed out, on Dem.Now, Hillary Clinton never looked, moved, paused, which made me think (as per Kurt Vonnegut style) - ah, yes. didn't she say during the Dem.primaries that she had walked thru flying bullets in the former Yugoslavia Or near there? Calm under fire, even if it didn't really happen (she misspoke she was reported to have said when it was pointed out).

Anonymous said...

Clinton should be jailed for war crimes. Ray is a hero.

The people who write this negative cramp about Ray, will one day be jailed also. For spreading their lies and dis-info.

911 Truth forever.