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Mr. Morell's Insight

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Encouraging oppositionists in Syria — the very fighters for democracy and human rights that no-no and even appear under the green banner — the United States supplies them not only with “non-lethal equipment,” communications equipment, but, as is known, with weapons. All this is planned and done under the emblem of the CIA. More than once in the media there were reports that with the US weapons fighters from Dzhebhat an-Nusra and other branches of al-Qaida are fighting in their hands. No matter how the West and the Saudis strive to arm the "true democrats," for some reason, machine guns and rifles turn out to be bearded men. Some of these bearded men, prone to radical Islam, have arrived in Syrian cities from EU countries. With the defeat of the Islamist forces or at the end of the jihad holidays, they will return to their Stockholm, Brussels and London and will be engaged in the introduction of the basics of Sharia in the "homeland". That is why not so long ago, British Prime Minister Cameron refused to arm the "oppositionists" in Syria, noting that there are supposedly many different kinds of warfare. As for the United States, al-Qaeda has long promised to attack Washington - as soon as it establishes power in Damascus. But the United States, as you know, ignition later. And yet the other day, suddenly, “More clearly saw the light” of Mr. Morell - the former first deputy director of the CIA, who resigned and received it on August 9.




This man, who worked at the CIA for thirty-three years, recently gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal and stated bluntly: the fall of Assad would pose a threat to the national security of the United States. The cause of the threat is the increase in Syria of the number of mercenaries fighting under the flags of Al-Qaida.

The former deputy director of the CIA explained to a magazine correspondent that the “regime” of Assad has chemical weapons. Yes, and other types of weapons from him - at the level. And a lot of them. If terrorist fighters take possession of all this, Syria will become a “refuge”, a base for them, where they will both recuperate and strengthen. The victory of al-Qaida, of course, will cause a number of major problems for the United States.

It is curious that it was the representative of the CIA who spoke about the problems for the United States, and he was very experienced and high-ranking. Who, if not him, is aware of who fattens the fat meadows of terrorism in Syria? On the other hand, tseerushniki such rank rarely differ talkativeness in the air. (Well, here, really, we are dealing with a retiree).

It is also interesting that the interview appeared just now, when the whole world already knows about Islamist militants and cannibals in Syria. In the US Congress, there are not only the so-called "hawks" - supporters of the weapons of the Syrian "opposition" like McCain and Graham - but also relatively peaceful people who do not want to arm the bandits and notorious thugs. It may well be that the White House, which, under Obama, is pursuing setbacks, made an indirect attempt to save face and withdraw from the Syrian operation.

Expert opinions about the "insight" of Mr. Morell in the media are very different. Some of them publishes "Voice of Russia".

Polish politician, Dr. Mateusz Piskorski believes that the situation in Syria is a threat to all European countries. The fact that al-Qaeda-related groups operate there reduces the security of the United States. The politician cites the example of a case with American diplomats in Benghazi. Americans create threats to themselves, he said.

Piskorsky also notes that Russia is the only European country that enjoys great respect both among the political elite and in the civilian environment of Syria. But the US government due to the policies of recent years has lost credibility in the Middle East.

Well-known political scientist Tieri Meisan believes that the United States is now shifting the center of geostrategic interests towards Egypt. After the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, they will try to wreak havoc in Egypt.

States, the analyst believes, today "lost on all fronts." Al-Qaeda, created by them, is completely out of control, "forcing Washington to decide to withdraw its ambassadors from more than 19 countries of the Middle East and two countries of the Persian Gulf." The political analyst claims that the States lost not only the economic war, but also the information war.

As for Mr. Morell’s own statement, member of the National Media Council in Lebanon, Director of the Center for Strategic Studies “New East” Galeb Kandil spoke about it. According to him, the United States fell into the pit, which they prepared for the countries of the Middle East. Morella's statement is just a new distracting American maneuver. The White House finally saw that Assad, with the support of the Syrian people, was able to resist. Two years ago, the West wanted to set up the population of Syria against the government, and in the end the Syrian people rallied closer to the country's leadership. The United States simply does not have time to develop methods of political attacks. The Morella interview is ridiculous and deceitful, the analyst believes. In fact, this is “the last attempts at least to do something before a retreat.”

Director of the Jaffa Research Center in Cairo Saif Ahmed Rifat said in an interview with the Voice of Russia:

“It is necessary to treat the Morell statement very carefully, as world leaders, as well as experts and analysts. This statement may have some kind of “double bottom”, since such a fundamental change in the position of the United States is necessarily due to something. So, they conceived something. For more than 50 years, the United States has been making redistribution plans in the Middle East, and in particular this applies to Syria. The US administration cannot suddenly change its decision in two days and abandon its multi-year plans. If they suddenly began to worry about the fate of Syria and its people, they would stop financing the terrorists and supply them with weapons. In this case, the United States would immediately put pressure on Qatar and Saudi Arabia to stop the information war against Syria and stop the recruitment of fighters. After such a declaration, Turkey should have mobilized its border troops to prevent the infiltration of terrorists into Syria. But nothing like this happens. US interests in the Middle East are not about worrying about the safety of its people. In addition, all the US concerns about certain countries in which it intervened, allegedly to save them from the dictatorship, boiled down to one thing - after the conflicts ended, the United States had access to even larger oil reserves and their delivery routes. Russia's influence in the region is great now, and this does not allow the United States to carry out their plans. ”


José Vargas, political scientist and president of the Association of the Victims of Terrorism of Catalonia, believes that Michael Morell’s statement means: the United States is beginning to recognize the fallacy of its position on the conflict in Syria. “Assisting the Syrian opposition is the same thing as putting out gas with gas,” the expert says.

Russian orientalist Vyacheslav Matuzov says that Michael Morell, in essence, voiced the position of the Russian Federation in recent years. The statement that the fall of the Syrian regime will pose a threat to US national security should not be underestimated. Most likely, explains the orientalist, the interview taken from Morell is nothing more than a politically played statement: he was “put on the mouth of the outgoing CIA head in order to explain the possible zigzags, possible changes in the American position, in her approaches to to solve the Syrian crisis. "

In an interview with Golos Rossii, Bruce Fein, a lawyer for Father Snowden, said that the actions of the United States in third countries often turn against themselves:

“We saw what happened in Libya after the overthrow of Gaddafi. All weapons were in the hands of al-Qaida. Perhaps some of these weapons were used in the attack on the US consulate and in the assassination of the American ambassador to Benghazi. But much more serious is that the United States creates enemies and adversaries all over the world. When you interfere in the affairs of other states, you create thousands of new enemies for yourself. Determining the fate of the Syrians is not the United States, but the Syrians themselves. And then the US will not have to worry about possible retaliatory strikes or attacks on Americans by foreign citizens. ”


Jason Dietz, author of the popular site Antiwar.com, notes that the statement made by Morell is a problem for US officials. After all, the White House administration is ready to arm the militants who openly cooperate with Al-Qaida, whose goal is to dislodge Assad. Dietz focuses on the fact that Morell warned: the fall of Assad is fraught with not only the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, but also the spread of violence in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

Mark Champion (Bloomberg) asks: what is Obama planning now?

The author notes that Morell, who did not comment on US policy as a whole, said a lot of things, but dropped one thing: President Obama could not cope with the situation.

Obama’s fiasco in the conflict in Syria will be seen as the biggest foreign policy failure. (Another failure, Champion considers the "monumental error" of George W. Bush with the invasion of Iraq).

One cannot say, the analyst notes, that Senator McCain was right in his desire to carry out the Libyan scenario in Syria.

Syria has never had “good choices” for the United States, but Obama had to follow the advice of the hosts of the Pentagon, the CIA and the State Department. These people last year recommended arming the Free Syrian Army in order to strengthen those forces on the battlefield, whose activities were as compatible as possible with US targets.

The risk of an operation in Syria, the analyst believes, would have much more reflected on the interests of the United States than the operation in Afghanistan, given the borders of Syria with Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. This is not to mention the stocks of "unconventional" weapons, and conventional weapons.

In addition, with military intervention, Obama is clearly late. "Window" in the tape of events, probably closed, the journalist writes.

That's so unflattering for Obama. What kind of planning there ...

Thus, the “enlightened” Mr. Morell, most likely, not only demonstrates to the world community the lack of clear Syrian plans for the US administration, but also between the lines gives the reader a characteristic of the failed foreign policy of Barack Obama.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. Garrin
    Garrin 14 August 2013 06: 51 New
    14
    It's too late to start. Zadornov is right in relation to the Americans.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 14 August 2013 07: 15 New
      11
      Meanwhile, the United States is bringing to the "playing field" a new Judah, Assad's former friend ...
      Saudi newspaper A-Sharq published an article on the formation of a new army of Syrian rebels. The article is called “Manaf Tlass appointed head of the national army, which will lead the rebellion against Assad.”
      http://warfiles.ru/show-36506-siriyskaya-nacionalnaya-armiya-ili-vozvraschenie-g
      enerala-tlassa.html
      The United States is at a standstill, abandoning its plans means losing and admitting defeat. To continue means to end up losing too. Let Israel scratch its turnips, who prefers adequate Assad or frostbitten Alkaida.
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 14 August 2013 08: 57 New
        +7
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Let Israel scratch its turnips, that who prefers an adequate Assad or frostbitten Alkaida.

        Sasha hi ! Given the fact that Tlass senior, after Bashar came to power, retired and retired to Paris, where he wrote entertaining works about the dangers of Jews, the most famous of which was the opus “Matz Zion”, the last one to think about .. By the way, “the youngest "Does your cigar smoke? laughing
  2. domokl
    domokl 14 August 2013 06: 52 New
    +5
    And the casket just opened ... The United States, after loud statements about supporting the bandits in Syria, realized that they were in a puddle again. And through the lips of a scout (aha. They believed everything that he was) voiced Temko. Now the public will conquer. The Americans are obsessed with their own priceless skin. And public opinion supposedly forces Abama to change his mind about help.
    Thus, democracy will win again, and the Americans will remove their ass from Syria. They will throw gangsters on anyone.
    1. PPL
      PPL 14 August 2013 08: 34 New
      +4
      And the black "dove" of the world will receive another Nobel Prize for "For the fight against world terrorism."
  3. Predator-74
    Predator-74 14 August 2013 07: 00 New
    +3
    Somehow, they are beginning to see late, very suspiciously. Again, it seems that something was started, but it is more like a "swan song."
  4. hohryakov066
    hohryakov066 14 August 2013 07: 01 New
    +1
    I would still like to believe that America began to think soberly, but most likely domokl is right.
    1. JIaIIoTb
      JIaIIoTb 14 August 2013 07: 09 New
      +4
      America will think “soberly” in only one case, the case of the beginning of its collapse into separate states. And generally "think".
  5. Ilya Mikhalych
    Ilya Mikhalych 14 August 2013 07: 20 New
    +1
    Well, yes, the bet on the militants did not play. I wonder what they will do next, quit the game or go all in.
    1. RUSSIA 2013
      RUSSIA 2013 14 August 2013 08: 34 New
      +3
      It's just that the United States is on the verge of default with its economy, and as you know, war is a very expensive pleasure. Amerikosy just understand that there is still a time of protracted wars and a kerdyk economy, I think that we are all on the verge of a great event when the US collapses, and when the US collapses there will be a lot of stench, but the world will be cleaner.
  6. vitek1233
    vitek1233 14 August 2013 07: 33 New
    10
    don't underestimate the states in vileness they have no equal
    1. anip
      anip 14 August 2013 07: 52 New
      +6
      Quote: vitek1233
      don't underestimate the states in vileness they have no equal

      The English are superior to the United States in villainy, only the Angles have fewer opportunities.
  7. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 14 August 2013 07: 33 New
    +1
    "This man, who worked for the CIA for thirty-three years, recently gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal and bluntly stated: Assad’s fall would pose a threat to the national security of the United States. The reason for the threat is an increase in the number of mercenaries fighting under the Al -Kaids. "- Well, I realized that it’s good, better late than never.
    ..Fiasco Obama in the conflict in Syria will be seen as the largest foreign policy failure.You can also list other "victories" of the Amers, at least Iraq and Libya. hi
  8. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 14 August 2013 07: 36 New
    +8
    “Morell’s statement must be taken very carefully both by world leaders and experts and analysts. This statement may have some kind of “double bottom”, since such a radical change in the position of the United States is necessarily caused by something. So, they are up to something.
    Clear pepper conceived. Anglo-Saxons just do not lag behind Syria .. soon the sky will fall to the ground. They are preparing for revenge ...
  9. albai
    albai 14 August 2013 07: 39 New
    +4
    Quote: domokl
    The United States, after making loud statements about supporting bandits in Syria, realized that they had fallen into a puddle again.

    This is called a beautiful "horseback ride." So that at least in the eyes of the world community "save face". And as the saying goes, "Vaska listens, but eats ..." will continue to promote their topic. Amer is still like a sex worker who has been released, will not be able to abandon the vile deeds. No other is given to them. Just to do something to the peak of Russia.
  10. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 14 August 2013 08: 07 New
    +5
    As the character of the famous cartoon said: "This is not casual ...". When it was for a boa constrictor to release his prey, only when the prey was too tough for him. But still he tried to strangle her. It is hard to believe that they will be left behind from Syria! Most likely they’ve conceived something and something very vile! Syria hold on to VICTORY!
  11. Jet blackbird
    Jet blackbird 14 August 2013 08: 11 New
    +4
    "Do not dig a hole for another - you yourself can fall into it" This ancient truth must be laid out in huge concrete letters - opposite the "White House")) To wake up, the American Fuhrer - first read this "folk wisdom"))
  12. morpogr
    morpogr 14 August 2013 08: 17 New
    +3
    The retirement’s statement and Obama’s departure on vacation coincide, most likely a pause is taken to comprehend what is happening in Syria. The states will have to work very hard to at least somehow save their face. they will only seek a compromise between the moderate opposition and Assad and ask Russia to help resolve it, and pause in relations, they think how and how to pay for services.
  13. krot
    krot 14 August 2013 08: 37 New
    +4
    “Morell’s statement must be taken very carefully both by world leaders and experts and analysts. This statement may have some kind of “double bottom” - perhaps the states are preparing an assassination attempt on Assad, and such a statement - supposedly they are not profitable for the fall of the regime, relieve themselves of responsibility ..
  14. darksoul
    darksoul 14 August 2013 09: 05 New
    +3
    Quote: Garrin
    It's too late to start. Zadornov is right in relation to the Americans.


    Everything has long come to them and they consciously make it simply a desire to wreak havoc on the borders of Russia, to deprive Iran of a strategic ally and how scavengers to eat oil stupidly overlaps the instinct of self-preservation, even rejecting the thought that all these bearded uncles with this weapon will go somewhere (like in advertising and now we go to you), and they will not engage in agriculture and work as postmen they will do what they know best
  15. these
    these 14 August 2013 09: 12 New
    +3
    believe the words of the enemy spy do not respect yourself.
  16. Ilya Mikhalych
    Ilya Mikhalych 14 August 2013 09: 19 New
    +3
    Quote: RUSSIA 2013
    It's just that the United States is on the verge of default with its economy, and as you know, war is a very expensive pleasure. Amerikosy just understand that there is still a time of protracted wars and a kerdyk economy, I think that we are all on the verge of a great event when the US collapses, and when the US collapses there will be a lot of stench, but the world will be cleaner.

    War for America is a way of life or a way of being, if you recall the story. If they manage to kill their creditors, they will be again in chocolate. But the results of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cast doubt on the power of the American army.
  17. pinecone
    pinecone 14 August 2013 09: 27 New
    +3
    Some of these bearded men, prone to radical Islam, came to Syrian cities from EU countries. With the defeat of Islamist forces or at the end of jihad holidays, they will return to their Stockholm, Brussels and London and will take up the introduction of Sharia principles in their "homeland".

    And some of the Russian Federation. Further on, with the change of city names.
  18. RUSSIA 2013
    RUSSIA 2013 14 August 2013 10: 03 New
    +1
    [quote = Ilya Mikhalych]
    War for America is a way of life or a way of being, if you recall the story. If they manage to kill their creditors, they will again be in chocolate. But the results of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cast doubt on the power of the American army. The army may be powerful, but the Americans will not fight for the idea, they don’t have such a thing as honor for their homeland, and the economy doesn’t look the best way, well, no America has extra money, and now they don’t have enough strength to kill their creditors, the times are not the same, and this will accelerate the collapse of the Gay State.
  19. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 14 August 2013 10: 12 New
    +1
    TSIRshniki are not former. Everyone understands this. After such statements, it is worth waiting for some somersaults from the United States.
  20. Bigriver
    Bigriver 14 August 2013 10: 17 New
    +2
    Speaking of US political decisions, we see their power as something integral and non-contradictory, akin to the CPSU.
    The note indicates a nuance. There are two wings to the US Congress: moderate (pigeons) and hawks. Obama’s last year, as far as I know, was marked by a fight with Congress, where he was crushed by hawks.
    Pay attention to the latest Obama appointments in the winter of 2012-13.
    The new Secretary of State, the new Minister of Defense, the new head of the CIA ... They are all characterized by many analysts as "moderate."
    If we look at Mr. M’s Insight from this point of view, we see a gradual change in the balance of power within the core of the US decision-making power. And this new balance may lead to a change in course towards Syria.
  21. individual
    individual 14 August 2013 10: 36 New
    +2
    The insights of the former "hawks" of our "sworn friends" starting with Carla Del Ponte, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and now the former CIA M. Morell essentially voice the position of Russia!
    The USA cannot cope with the situation and their actions often turn against themselves.
    Only earlier it was necessary to do what they saw in the retirement, the whole world would be useful.
  22. The Indian Joe
    The Indian Joe 14 August 2013 10: 39 New
    +3
    Even in the United States themselves, there are a lot of people who are against helping bandits in Syria.
  23. Double major
    Double major 14 August 2013 11: 20 New
    +2
    Great article. Respect to the author and the publisher. Indeed, the wind is changing, we are waiting for how this will affect the weather. It seems that Europe and the United States are beginning to realize that they have chosen the wrong side in Syria, and are now trying not to lose face ... Well, we wait, time will tell. We ourselves, as we helped our people there, will continue to help.
  24. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 14 August 2013 11: 25 New
    0
    It's too late to start.


    Do not consider them fools. So it was overwhelmed. They need an enemy and a victorious war with this enemy. Now there is no such enemy. So you need to create it. That is what they are doing. Create MYSELF enemy in order to defeat him victoriously. The war solves a lot of problems and questions.
  25. Tuzik
    Tuzik 14 August 2013 11: 32 New
    +1
    Yes, this is a planned statement, otherwise he would have become one step ahead of Snowden, although it is not yet clear whether the latter is a decoy for the next PR of Russia as a hostile dictatorial axis of evil for the unfortunate democrats of America and the geyropa.
  26. saha471
    saha471 14 August 2013 11: 47 New
    0
    Quote: Native American Joe
    Even in the United States themselves, there are a lot of people who are against helping bandits in Syria.

    Yes, it is quite possible that it is. But who will it stop? Democracy in the United States is as much a screen as government slogans. They can scream, and the government DECIDES. It always has been. Not the indignation of their citizens, but international forces are turning the course of historical processes.
  27. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 14 August 2013 11: 47 New
    0
    I can not leave a comment on any comments. As soon as I click "Reply", it throws me to the very top of the page and the window for my comment does not open. Do I have one like that? Can anybody help?
  28. eplewke
    eplewke 14 August 2013 12: 08 New
    +1
    Did the Americans "see" ??? What are you saying? Do not think that they are stupid ... They have long known the situation. It’s just that the situation really got out of controlled chaos and their control. And to give back, it means to admit their mistakes and encourage the Kremlin’s policy, which they don’t want to do. Firstly, Obama’s prestige and Congress as a whole will suffer. The situation is so complicated that they are trying to connect other sources, but it would be more difficult not to recognize the rightness of Moscow. One of the situations in the development of history in my opinion is that America will quietly and peacefully leave the scene of the Syrian opposition, citing the radicalization of one, or they will come up with something that can discredit the opposition. and let Assad finish off these scumbags. As a result, they get off as usual with a slight fright, Qatar and the Saudis will suffer, and Erdogan is no longer heard ...
  29. michajlo
    michajlo 14 August 2013 12: 50 New
    +1
    Quote: Ivan_Ivanov
    It's too late to start.
    Do not consider them fools. So it was overwhelmed.
    They need an enemy and a victorious war with this enemy.
    Now there is no such enemy. So you need to create it.
    That is what they are doing.
    Create MYSELF enemy in order to defeat him victoriously.
    The war solves a lot of problems and questions.

    Good afternoon, dear "Ivan_Ivanov"! I join your conclusion. good
    I fear only one thing, when in 2-3 years or more, the USA itself will come a vile "kirdyk" as a result of the synergistic effect of high costs for conflicts in the world and the financial crisis,
    their leaders (I do not mean the president and other clowns),
    it may turn out that "from tightening the nuts" - it will blow the roof,
    and to the "Red Button" to start the use of nuclear weapons, the losers will reach the CRAZY!
    Our special forces in the United States yet.
  30. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 14 August 2013 13: 23 New
    +2
    As Uncle Mitya used to say in the film “Love and Pigeons”, “which is characteristic” they almost all “see”, retiring and with these “insights” restore their reputation so that fellow citizens do not betray the obstruction and, at the same time, do not earn very little money from insightful memoirs. The naive and gullible (and they are) fellow citizens applaud, are proud of the American "democracy and freedom" and willingly snapping up memoirs.
  31. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 14 August 2013 13: 49 New
    +1
    michajlo SK Today, 12:50
    Good afternoon, dear "Ivan_Ivanov"! I join your conclusion

    Thank you.

    I fear only one thing, when in 2-3 years or more, the USA itself will come a vague "kirdyk" as a result of the synergistic effect of high costs for conflicts in the world and the financial crisis ...

    The war, the military mobilization of both the army and, above all, industry, the transfer of economics and control to the type of wartime, is precisely designed to solve these problems, problems of financial and other crises.
  32. Constantine
    Constantine 14 August 2013 14: 01 New
    +2
    It is possible that we see some kind of struggle within the US elites. Some want blood without looking at the situation inside their country, while others may have realized that while they are shooting from their guns, their cruiser is flying onto the rocks. smile
  33. yurii p
    yurii p 14 August 2013 14: 18 New
    +1
    Why is the failed US policy so catastrophically reflected in the fates of the nations that shit are so cherished for? It’s time for politicians to think about it, and if the turn comes to your state?
  34. Vasily Terkin
    Vasily Terkin 14 August 2013 15: 09 New
    +1
    right now put on the mottsikle early ignition, and then with the late brakes, the return is strong
  35. kenobit
    kenobit 14 August 2013 20: 22 New
    +1
    you never know what he says, but it seems the opposite is being done
  36. bear
    bear 14 August 2013 22: 34 New
    +1
    michajlo
    Our special forces in the United States yet.

    Will !!! if they continue to be in the soul
  37. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 14 August 2013 22: 40 New
    +1
    Can the Yankees choose the only right decision. only after everyone else has tried it.
  38. sanych your division
    sanych your division 15 August 2013 02: 29 New
    +1
    Nah ... believe the CIA? something decided to stir up the "partners" definitely. these guys have shark-like teeth in three rows. believe in their honesty_ I’m faster in the integrity of a hungry alligator believe it!