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White House representative visited Damascus: the issue of release of persons from PMCs of the USA is supposed

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The American press comes out with material in which it reports a visit to Damascus by a White House representative. In particular, The Wall Street Journal writes about this.


The publication states that the visit to Bashar al-Assad was made by K. Peitel, who is the deputy assistant to the President of the United States for the Middle East. The authors of the publication report that such a visit of a representative of the Donald Trump administration to the Syrian capital became known from informed sources working in the structures of the presidential administration of the United States.

Why did Trump send a White House representative to "visit" Bashar al-Assad?


According to WSJ, Patel negotiated the fate of two (according to other sources - six) US citizens. Washington earlier said it had lost contact with two of its citizens in Syria. The White House and US intelligence have noted that they are being held by the "Assad regime" in the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to official figures, we are talking about the journalist (freelance correspondent for The Washington Post) Austin Tais and the doctor Mehmed Kamalmaz, who disappeared in Syria in 2012 and 2017, respectively. Also announced about 4 more Americans, whose names and purpose of stay in Syria are not disclosed.

In this regard, in the foreign media there were suggestions that the main purpose of Peitel's negotiations with the Syrian authorities was connected precisely with 4 "unknown" Americans. It has been suggested that these four individuals are representatives of one of the American private military campaigns (PMCs) operating in Syria. This information is not officially confirmed. However, if we assume that a White House representative went to Assad to discuss the possible return of a journalist and a doctor home, then why only now? Especially when you consider that the same Tice disappeared in the SAR 8 years ago.

An important addition in the American media: it is alleged that Russia allegedly promised to assist in the release of Austin Tice - in exchange for Russian citizens in US prisons. It is stated that Washington allegedly refused such an "exchange".
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 19 October 2020 09: 09
    +3
    Russia allegedly promised to assist in the release of Austin Tice - in exchange for Russian citizens in US prisons. It is stated that Washington allegedly refused such an "exchange".

    If they don't want to exchange, then let Mr. Tice sit in the "zindan".
    1. 1976AG
      1976AG 19 October 2020 09: 17
      -2
      It is possible to release the amers, but on the condition that all the American military leave the territory of Syria.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 19 October 2020 10: 13
        +8
        Agreements with the Amers? And do you think they will comply with some conditions? With them only as Ostap "money in the morning, chairs in the evening" and no contracts. And then they will leave with a nose as Bender left Korobeynikov without money. hi
        1. KAV
          KAV 19 October 2020 10: 27
          +5
          Quote: 1976AG
          It is possible to release the amers, but on the condition that all the American military leave the territory of Syria.
          You can let go, but only after the departure of all Amerzians from Syria.
          In general, it turns out interesting ... They do not recognize Asad and want to remove it, but how the ass got hot - they immediately flew in and began to agree on something, and what did they officially do? Interesting...
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 19 October 2020 13: 11
          +3
          Quote: Captive
          Agreements with the Amers? And do you think they will comply with some conditions?
          In this case, the Americans need it more than the Syrians. I do not think that any large-scale agreements will be reached here, but most likely Assad will achieve some concessions from the mattresses. he understands that Trump needs to demonstrate to voters that he can solve problems and negotiate even with "dictators" ahead of the election. So it is quite possible to expect that the Americans will be released, but not free of charge. The only question is, what will be the formula - first concession and then liberation, or, on the contrary, first liberation and then concession?
        3. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 19 October 2020 17: 09
          0
          Quote: Captive
          Agreements with the Amers? And do you think they will comply with some conditions?

          Any agreement with the devil is always fraught with the other side of this agreement.
          1. Oreshek
            Oreshek 19 October 2020 18: 59
            0
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Quote: Captive
            Agreements with the Amers? And do you think they will comply with some conditions?

            Any agreement with the devil is always fraught with the other side of this agreement.

            Let them sit in shindans until a suitable exchange is found ...
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 19 October 2020 10: 08
      +1
      Trump needs glasses before the elections and here the main thing is not to sell too cheap. And it's not a fact that the mister is in "zindan", and not somewhere on the "lip" laughing
      1. Oreshek
        Oreshek 19 October 2020 19: 01
        0
        Quote: Captive
        Trump needs glasses before the elections and here the main thing is not to sell too cheap. And it's not a fact that the mister is in "zindan", and not somewhere on the "lip" laughing

        Vaughn McCain was released and who did he become? You have to be careful here
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 19 October 2020 09: 11
    +6
    Washington previously said it lost contact with two of its citizens

    More often it happened with the CIA.
    1. Oreshek
      Oreshek 19 October 2020 19: 05
      0
      Quote: The same Lech
      Washington previously said it lost contact with two of its citizens

      More often it happened with the CIA.

      Yes, the guys work well, you see, they gave them a little authority and support .. hi
      And then the criminals got loose all over the world ..
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 19 October 2020 09: 14
    +2
    Yes, there are rumors here and there !!!
    We must go to the OBS structure to sniff out what they say!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 October 2020 09: 25
      +6
      Quote: rocket757
      Yeah, there are rumors here

      There are rumors that there will be no more gossip, there are rumors that rumors will be banned.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 October 2020 10: 39
        0
        So all this is not new and will continue indefinitely!
  4. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 19 October 2020 09: 34
    -14 qualifying.
    Questions about prisoners in Syria have hardly been raised yet.
    Somewhere before the beginning of Russia's participation in this conflict, the UN and the Red Cross tried to ask Assad about the state of affairs, but were sent by the forest.
    I can assume that the Russian Federation, over time, will be asked where the prisoners are in the five years of the conflict, how they are being kept, treated, etc. All the more so as there are units of the Russian military police in Syria.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 19 October 2020 09: 41
      +1
      Why should the Russian Federation ask? To offer recycling assistance?
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 19 October 2020 10: 18
      +8
      What are the prisoners? Is Russia at war with the United States, or with someone other than terrorists? With what fright can a detained bandit or his accomplice become prisoners?
      1. Bolo
        Bolo 19 October 2020 11: 36
        +3
        Mercenaries are not considered combatants!
    3. Vladimir_6
      Vladimir_6 19 October 2020 10: 29
      +3
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Questions about prisoners in Syria have hardly been raised yet.
      Somewhere before the beginning of Russia's participation in this conflict, the UN and the Red Cross tried to ask Assad about the state of affairs, but were sent by the forest.

      I remember that in December 2016 there was information that during the liberation of Aleppo a bunker was found in which military advisers from the USA, Great Britain, Israel and others were hiding. Even a list of names was given.
      And then there were articles on the topic "Tel Aviv is trying to take military advisers out of Aleppo under the guise of" wounded women. " In the future, the topic of the fate of the prisoners was not raised, but it is quite possible that yours are already at home. It was not for nothing that Netanyahu called Putin on December 21, 2016.
    4. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 19 October 2020 11: 26
      -1
      Why should terrorists from the Russian Federation contain and treat, destroy and that's all, the point is to take them prisoner?
    5. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 19 October 2020 22: 37
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      I can assume

      Boldly, but, alas, again in a puddle. yes No longer used to it? wink laughing
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 October 2020 10: 01
    +4
    On the first two, a couple of years ago, they wrote that they were like CIA officers. But if a high-ranking American went to negotiate with Assad (?), Then probably not about 4 more, but more Americans. On what conditions, if they agree, maybe they will let go, we will vryatli. In contracts with the Americans, the main thing is that they first fulfill the conditions set and only after that return the prisoners.
  6. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 19 October 2020 10: 05
    +4
    It has long been known that Asashay PMCs serve in the ranks of terrorists, they just did not have time to take them out on "unknown Black Hawk helicopters"
  7. Gunther
    Gunther 19 October 2020 13: 03
    +5
    Quote: Captive
    Agreements with the Amers? And do you think they will comply with some conditions? With them only as Ostap "money in the morning, chairs in the evening" and no contracts. And then they will leave with a nose as Bender left Korobeynikov without money. hi

    I agree that Bashar al-Assad is better off not repeating his father's mistakes.
    those who play tricks with mattresses end up badly, like Hosni Mubarak, for example. hi
  8. Oreshek
    Oreshek 19 October 2020 19: 09
    0
    I hope they just won't be given away for that ..? It is necessary and desirable to bargain to raise the noise to the whole world .. In general, the word CIA has not been heard in the world media for a long time, as if such an organization does not exist in the United States))))) We should inflate this topic