Veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry notes that former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was illegally abducted and held against his will to prevent him from attending a speech (for which he had purchased a ticket) by war criminal Dave Petraeus:
…someone in authority apparently got wind of McGovern’s plan [to attend the speech] – he [McGovern] still is curious how that happened – and he was intercepted when he arrived at the 92nd Street Y. A security guard addressed him by name, “Ray, you’re not welcome here” – and the NYPD was prepositioned to arrest him.
This occurred in downtown New York City, but has been virtually unmentioned in US mass media:
…there were scores of articles from various Web sites but next to nothing from the mainstream media.
…the New York Times and other major media in New York City see nothing newsworthy about a citizen being silenced, roughed up and arrested for simply hoping to ask the esteemed David Petraeus a question.
McGovern had a shoulder injury that was aggravated by the thugs who took him, causing McGovern to scream in blinding pain, to zero effect on the political-police enforcers.
Video of the abduction:
Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published researcher and writer who focuses on global force dynamics and also writes professionally for the film industry. He is a regular contributor to Washington’s Blog. Follow Robert and his UK-based colleague, Dean Robinson, on Twitter.