A Veteran CIA Analyst: CIA Fabricated Evidence to Lure US into War w/ Syria

The intelligence gathered against Syria’s Assad was manufactured by elements within the spy community in order to mislead the US President to take punitive action, Ray McGovern, a veteran CIA analyst, told RT. McGovern was among the signatories to the letter from veteran intelligence professionals to Obama, warning the US president that Assad is not responsible for the chemical attack, and that “CIA Director John Brennan is perpetrating a pre-Iraq-War-type fraud on members of Congress, the media, [and] the public.” RT: You were one of the signatories to that letter to the US President. Do you think it will influence Obama?

VIDEO: Scattered gun fights sound ‘Battle for Damascus’

[anyplayer:url=http://www.rt.com/files/news/syria-damascus-shooting-finoshina-367/i0ac2bd96900d1cf53cb32f754adc54e1_damascus-helicopters.flv] Heavy gunfire continues in the Syrian capital despite official reports that Damascus was fully cleared from armed militants on Tuesday morning. RT’s Maria Finoshina says that blasts can be heard close to the city…