The Lone Star Iconoclast
February 20, 2011
HOUSTON, 2/20/11 -- These are tough times for Ray McGovern and me, two former Army intelligence officers who have seen better days:
Here's how government goons handled 71-year-old Ray last week:
Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Beaten,
Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech,
Despite our connections we weren't acquainted, but I always respected his courage and candor. I wish him a speedy recovery, and hope that he will smile with me at the zany Zionist claim that we once controlled Cindy Sheehan:
I can't speak for Ray, but I never said a dozen words to Cindy Sheehan, respecting her heartbreak from a distance. Anyway, the Code Pink inner circle who ran Camp Casey didn't care much for my military manners, although they were charmed with my dog, Dexter -- and that pretty much summed up my place in the order of things.
Photo posted at hit piece article against Capt. May and Ray McGovern titled "Ghosts in the Machine: Eric May and Infiltration of the Peace Movement." Caption: "McGovern and Sheehan, with Medea Benjamin (in pink) and David Swanson (in green) at a “Don’t Attack Iran” protest on May 18 , 2006 as found on this site. Somebody please write Benjamin and Swanson and tell them McGovern is CIA."
Photo posted at "At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested for Standing Silently," web page by the Partnership for Civil Justice web site, noting:
"Blind-sided by security officers who pounced upon him, Mr. McGovern remarked, as he was hauled out the door, "So this is America?" Mr. McGovern is covered with bruises, lacerations and contusions inflicted in the assault.
"Mr. McGovern is being represented by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). `It is the ultimate definition of lip service that Secretary of State Clinton would be trumpeting the U.S. government's supposed concerns for free speech rights and this man would be simultaneously brutalized and arrested for engaging in a peaceful act of dissent at her speech,' stated attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the PCJF."
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