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Slept through!

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US congressmen decided to engage in intelligence activities. There are quite a few of the latter in the United States; spies eat a lot of budget money, too, but they have missed the Russian phenomenon in Syria. According to some Senate members of the committee, scouts are in vain eating their own bread, and any fool in their place could have guessed that Putin had planned something in the Middle East. The Russians even made warning signs in Syria, but the intelligence services overslept everything.


Slept through!


On the agency website Reuters an exclusive material has appeared, which tells about the congressional discontent with the work of American intelligence officers.

Anxiously thinking about how Moscow “intervened” in the affairs of Syria, US lawmakers began investigating the possible causes of intelligence failures in the Middle East. Senators are concerned that the US intelligence services have been thinking too long, trying to realize the thoughts and intentions of the Russian leaders who are carrying out the “military offensive.”

The “sources” in Congress and other “officials” told Reuters correspondents about the initiated proceedings.

A week after the launch of the Russian campaign against IG and the first air strikes, the intelligence committees of the Senate and House of Representatives decided to study one important issue. Namely, the extent to which the US intelligence community has lost sight of, or even misjudged, “critical warning signs.” About this "Reuters" said unnamed sources.

"White spots" on the map of hostilities - the results of US intelligence blunders made in recent years. And not only Syria is an example here. “Surprise” with the “seizure” of the Ukrainian Crimea last year, the report says, and the congressmen also do not like the rapid expansion of the Chinese “island” activity in the South China Sea.

It is known that the US intelligence agencies tried to strengthen measures to collect intelligence data about Russia after the start of the Ukrainian crisis. It is also known that intelligence officers lack “resources”, since the main focus of their work was placed on combating terrorism in the Middle East and in Afghanistan and Pakistan. At least, this is claimed by “current and former US officials”.

One senior official of the American administration, who asked journalists not to be named, insisted, however, that "there were no surprises" and that politicians were aware of the upcoming "Russian offensive".

The special services are carefully monitoring the build-up of military equipment and personnel in Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent weeks. On the other hand, the scouts, as well as the US administration, "were caught off guard." None of them expected how “quickly and aggressively” VV Putin will engage the air force. Scouts also underestimated the list of “Russian targets,” among which were US-backed rebels. This was reported to “Reuters” by “officials” on condition of anonymity.

Some of what was happening was noticed, these sources said, but the scope of the Russian plans was not properly evaluated.

Moscow’s sudden build-up of its military power in Syria showed a decline in US influence in the region and demonstrated the weakness of Obama’s strategy in the Middle East.

The lack of reliable information and analysis may further complicate Barack Obama’s efforts to “return the initiative” in Syria. And the truth is: how can Washington beat its opponent in the Cold War?

However, it is not clear how the Obama administration could react, having more accurate intelligence data. Unless knowing in advance about the “plans to attack Putin,” American officials could “warn the moderate Syrian opposition” so that they would leave the probable line of the “Russian fire”.

Mr. Obama, according to the material, does not want America to get bogged down in yet another conflict in the Middle East. The president did not show "any desire to directly confront Russia" in Syria. And Obama’s behavior, Moscow, of course, can interpret “as a green light” for operations.

The build-up of Russia's military power in the region now includes a growing naval presence, the use of long-range missiles and the presence of troops supported by modern tanks. This was stated by the US ambassador to NATO.

The US administration believes that at present Putin’s main motive is to do everything possible to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But Washington does not yet understand to what extent Putin is ready to go in terms of the deployment of units and the use of modern military equipment. This was said to the agency by unnamed "officials".

Against the background of lack of clarity, coupled with the limited ability of the American special services, Putin and the close-knit circle of his advisers, engaged in planning strategies, stand out sharply. Reuters also notes that at the last meeting with Putin at the United Nations, Obama did not receive "any advance notice" of Russia's plans of action. Russian air strikes began within two days, including those directed against the “moderate” rebels who had been fighting the Assad against the CIA.

“They did not expect Putin to act at such a speed,” said Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia. “He (probably Putin. - O. Ch.) Loves the element of surprise.”

As a result, Russia sharply expanded the infrastructure at its key air base in Latakia, and also launched heavy equipment, including combat aircraft, in Syria.

Some agency sources said that US intelligence did not provide an accurate picture of events. They did not report how far the Russians intended to go in and how quickly they were ready to launch their operation.

And even at a well-known briefing at the White House, held shortly after the start of the first bombing, Obama spokesman Josh Ernest refused to voice the “final conclusions” on Russia's strategy.

Moreover, in the intentions of Russia, US officials are confused.

One "source" suggested that the American experts initially decided: the Russians are going to build up their forces in the region for "exercises" or "temporary demonstrations of power", and not for large-scale attacks on opponents of Assad.

Another "official" said that after the initial consideration of the problem in Congress, some people thought that "information about this did not pass through the channels as quickly as it was necessary" and was not on the tables of politicians.

The third “source” reported that being late with intelligence information (apparently about the Russians in Syria. - O. Ch.) Was a whole week.

Now relevant congressional committees will examine reports made earlier by the intelligence agencies and interrogate the officers who participated in the data collection. No public hearing is currently planned, unnamed officials told Reuters.

Well, let us add, Republican congressmen will have another reason to reproach not only the US intelligence community, which already does not have a better reputation, but also to criticize the Obama administration, who is guilty of the "failure" of Middle Eastern politics. Such sharp criticism against the background of the election campaign is very beneficial to the Republicans. This will help push anyone into the White House, but not a democrat. Moreover, the democrat Hillary Clinton, who wants to become a presidency, can never wash away from the previous scandal concerning the storage of secret files on her personal computer.

Well, in the meantime, the Americans in their chambers deal with slow intelligence, the Russians continue to operate in Syria.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 12 October 2015 07: 19 New
    20
    The exclusivity made itself felt! They fussed about. The search for the "extreme" began.
    1. CAMS
      CAMS 12 October 2015 07: 51 New
      29
      Yes, they all knew. VOLODYA always acts correctly, so as not to inadvertently offend "Western partners". they simply do not have the ability to resist militarily, it turns out that they are on the side of ISIS. Here in this plug VOLODYA caught them, acting in accordance with the law and norms of the UN. Therefore, they howl, that they have strength.
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      2. Air Force captain
        Air Force captain 12 October 2015 11: 07 New
        +4
        Yes, they didn’t oversleep, they just drifted ...
        1. Throw
          Throw 12 October 2015 20: 22 New
          0
          Precisely, they didn't "oversleep". There is an error in the second "p" in the title wassat
    2. BMW
      BMW 12 October 2015 08: 10 New
      11
      Quote: oleg-gr
      The exclusivity made itself felt! They fussed about. The search for the "extreme" began.

      But you didn’t feel that we were simply allowed to enter there, because there were publications in the Western press about the preparation of airfields, and here at VO these publications were mentioned more than once.
      Maybe the USA solves its problems at the expense of us, but for us they just pour oil on our hearts. The enemy can never be trusted, let alone underestimate him all the more.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 12 October 2015 08: 30 New
        +4
        Quote: bmw
        Maybe the USA solves its problems at the expense of us,

        it is indisputable that pulling chestnuts out of the fire with the wrong hands is beneficial, but the problems there are mainly ours.
        1. BMW
          BMW 12 October 2015 08: 39 New
          0
          Quote: Andrey Yurievich
          the problems there are mostly ours

          And if it was "overslept" to combine with Turkey (neighboring article), somehow it is felt that not only ours.
      2. Konstantin 121
        Konstantin 121 12 October 2015 16: 12 New
        +2
        I don’t think they would let me in if I knew about intentions. After all, what advertising has turned out to our weapons and country. And sober people will ask themselves if our troops really fought in Ukraine, which borders us, why is it so inconspicuous, and in remote Syria so lightning fast and effective. And American taxpayers wonder who the coalition bombed for a whole year, why it is not so effective, and where did their tax payments go? So there’s a complicated fork.
    3. RUS96
      RUS96 12 October 2015 08: 21 New
      +2
      Exceptional? Yes, that's for sure. They are different. Here we are people, and they are not humans.
      1. SRC P-15
        SRC P-15 12 October 2015 08: 33 New
        +3
        But Washington still does not understand to what extent Putin is ready to go in terms of deployment of units and the use of modern military equipment.

        And what is there to understand? Until the very moment when the United States and their "protégé" will lag behind Syria! Or when the Syrians, with our help, screw your tail.
        1. Zakir
          Zakir 12 October 2015 10: 53 New
          +3
          I think they didn’t even think with Crimea about what we’re going to rest there and made a mistake
          1. Alena Frolovna
            Alena Frolovna 13 October 2015 00: 10 New
            +4
            Offended by Obama
            To Russia with Crimea ...
            Head full of junk
            And smoked with smoke.

            People are surprised
            With all his carelessness
            And the sky is darkening
            In this world of eternity!

            Everything is hidden from the eyes of men,
            Just a play on words.
            The role is painted with them ...
            I will spread my hands!

            Sends all Barack
            The journey is far, long.
            Who did not heed him in any way
            The court is waiting for a very strict!

            You are Russia - the mother of the earth,
            Spread your shoulders wider
            How many enemies we dare
            Destroying evil!

            Tatyana Kutasheva

    4. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 12 October 2015 08: 29 New
      +5
      Slept through!
      the headline is good, BUT there is a mass of rhymes in the Russian language, which more precisely fit the meaning! wassat
      1. My address
        My address 12 October 2015 09: 10 New
        +4
        For example:
        - I woke up this one lol when the night has passed!
      2. evil partisan
        evil partisan 12 October 2015 10: 49 New
        +5
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        there is a mass of rhymes in the Russian language, which more precisely fit the meaning!

        Hussars-SILENT !! am
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    6. marlin1203
      marlin1203 12 October 2015 10: 02 New
      +2
      They relaxed without the "cold war", swam fat, degenerated into an ordinary bureaucratic machine for "assimilation" of budget funds. Nothing, now they'll be put in a "chopic" in Congress and they run like cute laughing
    7. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 12 October 2015 12: 19 New
      +4
      Slept Crimea
      Overslept Donbass
      Slept through Syria
      Overslept launch from the Caspian! ..
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 12 October 2015 13: 05 New
        +5
        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        Slept Crimea
        Overslept Donbass
        Slept through Syria
        Overslept launch from the Caspian! ..

        And let them sleep the same way. With pleasure I will sing them a lullaby bully
    8. GSH-18
      GSH-18 12 October 2015 12: 53 New
      +1
      the extent to which the US intelligence community has overlooked or even misjudged the “critical warning signs”. About this Reuters said unnamed sources.

      Well, we have already understood that the "unnamed sources" in the United States are the very sources that are the most trusted lol And in fact, this is OBS (one grandmother said) from Internet social networks! laughing
    9. NEXUS
      NEXUS 12 October 2015 13: 04 New
      +6
      Quote: oleg-gr
      The search for the "extreme" began.

      And everything went to this ... and the first bell came when Jen Psaki appeared with her ignorance and incompetence. The institutes for training high-class specialists in the United States are experiencing not just a decline, but a severe crisis. Which is very good for us as their opponent.
      1. ydjin
        ydjin 12 October 2015 15: 40 New
        +2
        Quote: NEXUS
        Quote: oleg-gr
        The search for the "extreme" began.

        And everything went to this ... and the first bell came when Jen Psaki appeared with her ignorance and incompetence. The institutes for training high-class specialists in the United States are experiencing not just a decline, but a severe crisis. Which is very good for us as their opponent.

        NEXUS, I totally agree with you! What are the pale moths against the background of GDP, Lavrov and Churkin! Apparently our "partners" have withered their brains from exclusivity? wassat
  2. Imperialkolorad
    Imperialkolorad 12 October 2015 07: 21 New
    +9
    Oops, not only did we cope with the polymers?
  3. Aslan88
    Aslan88 12 October 2015 07: 23 New
    40
    True spy. lol
  4. Name
    Name 12 October 2015 07: 27 New
    16
    Let me compare the intelligence of the United States with our housing and communal services workers - everything happens for those and those and comes unexpectedly ... winked
    1. katalonec2014
      katalonec2014 12 October 2015 07: 33 New
      +5
      This is when they are preparing for winter, and she comes unexpectedly, just as they did not wait for her, they are still not ready.
    2. katalonec2014
      katalonec2014 12 October 2015 07: 41 New
      +3
      The vaunted US intelligence, not in vain the former intelligence officers of America criticized it, collect gossip on the network.
      Here on the website and then many times we uploaded photos of the passage of our BDK through the Bosphorus, even laid out a timetable for the passage for the past year, with specific dates and names of the BDK, in other words, it was not a secret for us. Now we recall the request from a number of countries for a military transport flight aviation ... they praised themselves.
      1. fif21
        fif21 12 October 2015 10: 41 New
        +3
        Quote: katalonec2014
        it is not for nothing that the former intelligence officers of America criticized her; they collect gossip on the net.
        Yes, they collect intelligence on the network! And the Russians again did not post information to the network wassat
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    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 12 October 2015 08: 32 New
      +4
      Quote: name
      Let me compare the intelligence of the United States with our housing and communal services workers - everything happens for those and those and comes unexpectedly ... winked

      weather forecasters, too, like sappers, make a mistake once, but ... every day! wink laughing
    4. a housewife
      a housewife 12 October 2015 12: 25 New
      0
      And the money is spinning about the same. wassat
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 12 October 2015 07: 27 New
    +7
    Slept through!.. Chef! Chef! Everything is gone, the plaster is removed, the client is leaving .. Let's sit down with a mustache!
  6. Andryukha G
    Andryukha G 12 October 2015 07: 30 New
    +5
    Yes, the Americans did not expect and forgot that after Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Chechnya, Russians are able to act even now - just as strongly and confidently.
  7. Same lech
    Same lech 12 October 2015 07: 33 New
    +4
    Seven nannies have a child without an eye .....

    Too many structures running parallel to the same thing .... big failures are inevitable.
  8. Dimsanych
    Dimsanych 12 October 2015 07: 36 New
    +4
    Overslept or prosRali ?!
    This is because you have a weak point, they look at each other there in the assholes with their gay men and smiles on their faces.

    And we have a strong IRON point, we are working with another body - BOLT! and here we are twirling you on our own bolt for the most do not spoil.
    And let's keep smiling, dwarfs are eared
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 12 October 2015 08: 34 New
      +2
      [quote = DimSanych] Overslept or oversleeped ?!
      This is because you have a weak point, they look at each other there in the assholes with their gay men and smiles on their faces.
      what disgusting, your "jellied fish" ... belay
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 12 October 2015 09: 03 New
      +1
      DimSanych (2) RU Today, 07: 36 New
      Overslept or prosRali ?!


      ProspRali.
    3. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 12 October 2015 09: 16 New
      +6
      we are working with another body - BOLT! and here we are twirling you on our own bolt for the most do not spoil.
      Yes, there doesn’t seem to be a bolt, but a tap. Specific for cutting the right thread.
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 October 2015 07: 39 New
    +4
    Speaking on 8 October, Obama said that they knew about our preparations for the operation in Syria.
    Of course, they suspected something.
    But the main actions and directions of strikes, and even more so with such results, are for them like white snow on a black head.
    But all their arrogance is in our hands.
    And it's possible, not all the news.
    Article, together with the author +.
  10. GRAY
    GRAY 12 October 2015 07: 39 New
    10
    Like good old times.
  11. Maksus
    Maksus 12 October 2015 07: 44 New
    +6
    As practice shows, the main efforts of American intelligence are directed to the network - wiretapping Skype, checking social networks and email. But this is not good with us, we don’t trust the phone and e-mail with important information, we have brains, unlike the states.
    1. BLOND
      BLOND 12 October 2015 07: 50 New
      +1
      it's easier .... without leaving the office ...
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    3. GRAY
      GRAY 12 October 2015 08: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: Maksus
      As practice shows, the main efforts of American intelligence are directed to the network - wiretapping Skype, checking social networks and email.

      They just clicked Crimea. Well, they don’t roll high technology against the courier with an envelope.
  12. Strezhevchanin
    Strezhevchanin 12 October 2015 07: 46 New
    +5
    This is a weak argument for justification, it was overslept by the successors))))
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  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 October 2015 08: 08 New
    +1
    however, the Russian phenomenon in Syria, they shamefully overslept.

    It seems to me that American intelligence and other special services overslept not only that. It's just that it's not customary to write about "spy games" until they come out.
  15. sl22277
    sl22277 12 October 2015 08: 22 New
    +1
    There are quite a few of the latter in the United States, spies also eat a lot of budget money, but they shamefully overslept the Russian phenomenon in Syria. According to some Senate committee members, scouts eat their bread in vain, and anyone in their place would have guessed that Putin was planning something in the Middle East. Conclusion: They don’t even pull on Fools ...
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 12 October 2015 09: 18 New
      0
      Let them scout their spies ... right at the meeting. Each congressman will personally pour as much as he sees fit ...
  16. lablizn
    lablizn 12 October 2015 08: 23 New
    +7
    One gets the impression that the power structures (Pentagon, NATO), intelligence, the State Department, and other "involved" are acting not only in an absolute imbalance, but also to the detriment of each other, misleading one another.
    Vladimir Putin has long and repeatedly stated that we support and will support the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad. What is incomprehensible here?
    Since August, all the media have been rattling about Russian activity in Latakia, satellite images of infrastructure construction were shown
    certain objects are clearly not for civilian purposes.
    What other intelligence data is needed when the fact is there, as they say?
    You don't have to be a super analyst to understand that a military action is being prepared with the involvement of aviation. If there is a semblance of a naval base, then the fleet will "pick up" there in a timely manner.
    Everyone also knew very well that the Russian Federation requested air corridors through Bulgaria and Greece. What did they think that we were going to deliver packs of tourists on them to a certain region?
    Everyone says that they don’t understand Russian, but I don’t understand what Americans think!
    1. Burmistr
      Burmistr 12 October 2015 09: 12 New
      +2
      this is good
  17. lukewarm
    lukewarm 12 October 2015 08: 23 New
    +3
    Either overslept, or not. But a quarter of a century after the Union, they were clearly accustomed to the fact that at best we were protesting, wiping ourselves. Here they are the second major slap in the face. The first is the Crimea. By the way, Syria is its logical continuation. Keep it up. Well, to confer ... even secretly winked ... well, who will forbid them. Now kicks will be given to the black mistress and her administration. Fortunately, the elections are on the nose and there are plenty of people who want to kick the nigga. Essno and intelligence services will fall. Well, they have long been working for anyone and the states - last but not least.
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 12 October 2015 09: 19 New
      +2
      They didn’t oversleep. Simply, as usual, everything was reported upstairs, but they did not take action. Which, of course, is good for us. And now they are looking for a scapegoat.
      1. Siberian1965
        Siberian1965 12 October 2015 12: 49 New
        +2
        And I think they draw conclusions differently. They also know from their media what VVP thinks about, how I don’t support it in Russia, what kind of tyranny we have, etc. And on the basis of these cliches for de..v they draw their conclusions. Well, "a bloody tyrant who has overwhelmed Boeing, a thief and a person who does not have hands" cannot act as a strategist for the good of his people, intelligently and prudently. As long as these Western countries believe in their information resources, such failures will continue. We live in different realities, they are in virtual-Hollywood, we, I would like to believe in it, in real.
  18. Old26
    Old26 12 October 2015 08: 25 New
    +3
    Quote: katalonec2014
    The vaunted US intelligence, not in vain the former intelligence officers of America criticized it, collect gossip on the network.


    Do not believe what the media writes. Yes, something is being poured out on the network (and these are the same media), but this is only a fragment of the puzzle. And basically this is as one of the factors of "anti-terrorist" activities, all these wiretapping TF, Skype and "soap"

    Another thing is that the US intelligence apparatus has become very cumbersome. Now there are intelligence services - like dogs uncut, and this:

    In-1 cause discord, everyone pulls the blanket over himself, the budget is "sawed" into many parts, and not into several large pieces, and as a result the business suffers.

    In-2, in recent years our "partners" have relaxed somewhat. They did not expect Russia to "rise from its knees" so quickly. And after September 11, the activities of the US intelligence services began to be skewed towards the "fight against terrorism."

    To say that the American intelligence overslept, did not give materials to the congressmen on time - this is exclusively a search for the extreme. Maybe reconnaissance reviews do not lie on the table to congressmen as often as they wanted.
    For me it’s like that for legislators all over the world. serious intelligence cannot be trusted at all. They love PR and for the sake of "word of mouth" generally merge information in the media, albeit sometimes inadvertently.

    As for the president, in particular the USA, he receives several reconnaissance reviews of various kinds every day, in the morning. And first of all "screwed up" he and his inner circle. It was he and his entourage who could not correctly interpret this information and make a decision ... And now they are looking for the extreme. intelligence is very well suited for this, she is solely to blame ...

    In addition, intelligence cannot give 100% of the information (these are extreme cases when the enemy has a mole). In the rest, it is analytics, a "hodgepodge" of sources. What, the American intelligence did not know about the transfer of our combat aircraft to Syria? Didn't know about the "Syrian Express" of our BDK? I knew very well.

    But the Americans could not draw conclusions from this information. Or B.Kh.O considered it unimportant, considered that Russia would not begin airstrikes. Now they are looking for the extreme. What was really unexpected was the launch of rockets. Not in terms of the fact that they were not seen, but in terms of the fact that the application itself and the passage through 3 countries were unexpected.
    1. Olezhek
      Olezhek 12 October 2015 10: 27 New
      +2
      What was really unexpected was the launch of rockets. Not in terms of what they did not see, but in terms of what was unexpectedly the application itself and the span through the 3 of the country.


      In general, for the Americans, it was unexpected that the Russians began to beat ISIS revealingly with precision weapons.
      Hence the panic.
      By the way, even England + France + Germany + Italy could not have carried out such an operation.
      The picture of the world suddenly changed. But here the claim is not so much to the American intelligence officers, as to the American politicians.
      The task of scouts is to report figures and facts. Making conclusions is the task of politicians.
  19. SPIKER
    SPIKER 12 October 2015 08: 32 New
    +5
    Yes, they knew or guessed ... It's just that for them - the great, it is strange that our aircrafts are deployed VERY QUICKLY; that in the Crimea, in the Arctic, now in Syria !!! and sometimes superior ... After all, they have an attitude towards us, to put it mildly, as to a third world country, and then suddenly they didn’t get enough money for bread makers ... "Who are they ?! How dare ?!" without their knowledge "!!! They did not expect, did not expect such" transformations "in our Armed Forces, they thought that they had defeated and" the Russians will not rise "anymore !!! The Yankes got into a hole ... here are the insults, like in small children !!!
    1. ydjin
      ydjin 12 October 2015 15: 55 New
      0
      Quote: SPIKER
      Yes, they knew or guessed ... It's just that for them - the great, it is strange that our aircrafts are deployed VERY QUICKLY; that in the Crimea, in the Arctic, now in Syria !!! and sometimes superior ... After all, they have an attitude towards us, to put it mildly, as to a third world country, and then suddenly they didn’t get enough money for bread makers ... "Who are they ?! How dare ?!" without their knowledge "!!! They did not expect, did not expect such" transformations "in our Armed Forces, they thought that they had defeated and" the Russians will not rise "anymore !!! The Yankes got into a hole ... here are the insults, like in small children !!!

      Duc and they did not expect exceptional such a trick from a regional country! laughing In my opinion, their belief in their exceptionalism has clouded their brains. wassat
  20. Proud.
    Proud. 12 October 2015 08: 44 New
    +4
    "..." They did not expect Putin to act at such a speed, - said Michael McFaul, the former US ambassador to Russia. - He (probably Putin. - O. Ch.) Likes the element of surprise "...""Yeah! Fast, cheeky, like a sharp bullet!"
  21. morozik
    morozik 12 October 2015 09: 02 New
    +8
    ________________________
  22. Victor-M
    Victor-M 12 October 2015 09: 03 New
    +4
    Exclusive material has appeared on the Reuters website that talks about the dissatisfaction of congressmen with the work of American intelligence.

    And why does Washington need scouts, because it also has Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and of course Wikipedia. laughing
  23. Olezhek
    Olezhek 12 October 2015 09: 13 New
    +4
    It was enough to cut off the "channels of information" from Russia and pinch the tails of sources - as the failures of the US intelligence services began. This is not particularly surprising given Putin's career experience. Well, he shouldn't have been personally involved in ballet, right? And not by roads ...
    Well, I pulled up counter intelligence on the old memory - this is the result.
    You know - as in strategies - you assign this or that character to a city and it gives certain advantages in someone else with agricultural or training units ...
    So Putin is the president minus 90% penetration of foreign spies into the city ... laughing
  24. Evkur
    Evkur 12 October 2015 09: 14 New
    +3
    One of the features of GDP policy is its high speed of action! Let us recall our Crimea - how everything was quickly and organizedly a manual and textbooks will write about it.
  25. evil partisan
    evil partisan 12 October 2015 09: 14 New
    +2
    Slept through!
    So it pulls in this word the letter "C" to the letter "E" to change ... sad
    1. piter-tank
      piter-tank 12 October 2015 10: 29 New
      +2
      Or another option, replace the fifth letter "P" with "P".
  26. ermolai
    ermolai 12 October 2015 09: 17 New
    +3
    Quote: Andrey Yurievich
    there is a mass of rhymes in the Russian language, which more precisely fit the meaning!

    Yes Yes! there is! and 26 Caspian emisars, in honor of the aircraft carrier named after the 26th FSA president, who urgently left for repairs after this, apparently it is necessary to increase the number of latrines. but they didn’t send another one for replacement.
  27. Maksim
    Maksim 12 October 2015 10: 52 New
    +1
    Overslept? Do not underestimate the enemy. Indeed, it is not calm on our southern borders, to the extent that you have to use the VKS and the Navy !!! I hope we don’t oversleep anymore ... and we won’t let the region sway.
    Although already Turkey, then Eastern Europe ... Ishil is another cover for new "traps", and everything is calm across the ocean, take your money ...
  28. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 12 October 2015 11: 06 New
    +1
    One senior official of the American administration, who asked journalists not to be named, insisted, however, that "there were no surprises" and that politicians were aware of the upcoming "Russian offensive".


    ... but the scope of Russian plans was not properly appreciated.


    It seems to me that the combination of the above phrases, taken out of context by me, is most consistent with reality.

    The opinion is of course subjective, Dear colleagues. hi
  29. mihasik
    mihasik 12 October 2015 11: 40 New
    +2
    The Russians even made “warning signs” in Syria, but the intelligence services overslept everything.

    What the hell are "warning" signs !?) Putin said directly yesterday that all "partners" were WARNED IN ADVANCE!)
  30. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 12 October 2015 12: 35 New
    0
    According to some Senate committee members, scouts eat their bread in vain
    Not convincingly, well, I do not believe that the American intelligence officers are not doing anything. I can assume that all this hype around ISIS and Syria is an attempt to quietly exchange Poroshenko and Ukraine without losing image for the United States. hi
  31. Letterksi
    Letterksi 12 October 2015 12: 58 New
    +1
    They did not oversleep. How could you oversleep if the decision was made only in the morning with a cup of coffee?
  32. Bort radist
    Bort radist 12 October 2015 13: 17 New
    +1
    When they are faced with a tough position and the need to act in conditions of danger to their own lives (if children and women die, this does not stop them), they "wake up". It's not the first time. 1999 June 12 Pristina! Slept. And what kind of Russia was at that time.
  33. a housewife
    a housewife 12 October 2015 13: 31 New
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    And what exactly could the states do in these circumstances? If they could, they would. Now what are they doing? They forbid their planes to get closer to ours, away from sin. And also Iraq looms somewhere ... Further - everywhere? what
  34. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 12 October 2015 14: 11 New
    0
    overslept Syria, and Crimea also overslept
  35. ydjin
    ydjin 12 October 2015 16: 25 New
    0
    Let them sleep! "The sleep of reason gives birth to a monster!"
  36. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 12 October 2015 17: 39 New
    +3
    ISIS asked NATO to return the American bombing.
  37. Kibl
    Kibl 12 October 2015 19: 41 New
    +2
    Yes, do not overslept and prosr .... whether !!!
  38. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 13 October 2015 02: 10 New
    0
    ... however, the Russian phenomenon in Syria they shamefully overslept.
    Sleep further, we will not bother you.
  39. cap54
    cap54 14 October 2015 09: 09 New
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    We, i.e. Russian, slowly harnessed, but quickly go !!! Yes, so that the rest have to catch up, but whoever didn’t catch up is SLEEPING HOLEING !!!