Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence

How Are Wars (and War Refugees) Made These Days? Lecture in Cologne, October 2015, by Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray

Video above contains highlights from an event of German peace and civil rights organisations, that took place in Lutherkirche Südstadt Cologne ( on September 18th, 2015.

Ray McGovern and Elizabeth Murray are members of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (V.I.P.S.,, a group of former high-ranking U.S. intelligence officers, who began co-operation in connection with the U.S.A.’s and other states’ attack on Iraq in 2003 and, since then, have been addressing their critical analyses and recommendations to the governments of the U.S. and Germany.

Until his retirement in 1990, Ray McGovern ( served as CIA Senior Analyst, being responsible for the reporting on the Soviet Union to the White House. Elizabeth Murray worked as Deputy National Intelligence Director at National Intelligence Council until her early retirement in 2010. She was responsible for reporting on the Near and Middle East to the U.S. government.

The video below is of their full (1 hour 16 minute) talk.