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American genie from a bottle

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What goals does Washington pursue by making statements about the “wrong” strategy of Russia in Syria and that the Russians are not bombing terrorists at all, but “moderate opposition”, and are defending the “Assad regime”? Why, since Moscow began a campaign against Islamist militants in Syria, has the White House been more nervous than usual? Finally, is there a connection between the prosperous existence and the strengthening of the “IS” over the past year and those reports of the American intelligence community that were either ignored or edited by the Pentagon?




Recall that last month information about the systematic deception of Barack Obama by Pentagon officials leaked to the American press. Fifty-two scouts said that their reports on the "Islamic state" fall on the table to the US president in smoothed form.

The fact that the ranks of the Pentagon is subjected to the editing of the message of intelligence on the "IG", reported in an exclusive material "The Daily Beast". The American edition declared about the “uprising of intelligence pros”: in front of outraged special services, their “honest assessment” of the war “IG” turned into a farce.

It turned out that as early as July 2015, two senior analysts of the Central Command decided to send a written complaint to the Inspector General of the Ministry of Defense. According to them, the documents that the representatives of the Pentagon gave B. H. Obama, portrayed terrorist groups weaker than their analysts described. The Central Command of the US Armed Forces (CENTCOM) believed that the “general line” should be followed, culminating in the upcoming US victory over IG, Al-Nusra Front and other Al-Qaida branches in Syria. Two analysts were supported by 50 people. Others have previously complained about the "politicization" of intelligence reports.

The leak to the big press about the “combed” reports for the president caused a lot of confusion.

As reported Gazeta.ru, the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of intelligence provided to his office. At a meeting with high-ranking military intelligence officials, Mr. Carter said that he was expecting “military information without lacquering reality” from military intelligence.

Indignant (or indicatively indignant) is not only Mr. Carter. Distortion of data regarding the activities of terrorists are also affected in the Old World.

American correspondent for the oldest British newspaper "Daily Telegraph" Ruth Sherlock (Ruth Sherlock) gave some details of the "spy" scandal.

Ironically, she writes that American spies are complaining - they say their reports on the Syrian campaign are "rewritten." The purpose of editing is to prove that the campaign against terrorists in Syria, led by the United States, is "working."

In reality, the actions of the American coalition in Syria are far less successful than it appears in the distorted reports.

Among the dignitaries, the scouts even blame the director of national intelligence, James Clapper. It is he who is responsible for manipulating the conclusions prepared for President Barack Obama and other politicians of the highest echelon of power.

Own sources of the Daily Telegraph, related to the US military community, confirmed the situation with the reports, but noted that the problem had been noted before. They suggested that the same methods were used to correct documents filed in recent months, even before ISIS took control of a part of Iraq. “We began to warn then that the Iraqi army was too weak, and the IS was getting stronger ...” said the former defense ministry analyst, who had recently resigned, told the publication.

US politicians often say that the sudden strengthening of the "IG" caught them "off guard." Such statements are a former military analyst called "lies."

Obviously, we note that the warnings and reports of the intelligence community were not only “edited”, but also ignored. The latter, like the first, should be attributed to the conscious activity of the authorities.

"Vrazploh" caught the White House, not only strengthening the "IG", but the appearance of Russian in Syria.

The largest American newspaper Washington Post writes: The United States was taken by surprise by the actions of Russia.

The first signs that Moscow was going to conduct a military operation in Syria were the Kremlin’s requests for permission for a rather large number of its heavy aircraft to cross the borders of other states. They talked about this since the middle of August, 2015, and they did not speak somewhere, but in the Obama administration. Suspicions intensified when Russia transferred jet fighters and teams of military advisers to Syria.

And yet the United States missed the Russian military operation: the White House, according to Washington Post journalists, apparently “was taken by surprise by a series of air strikes” in Moscow.

Russian airstrikes "undermined" the already weak American strategy. And on October 9, the Pentagon officially acknowledged that it is winding down its mission to create forces to combat IS.

The failure of the United States to combat terrorists and the White House’s clear desire to curtail the Pentagon operation led to dissatisfaction with the US Congress.

Agency Reuters Reported congressional dissatisfaction with the work of American intelligence.

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.”

It got to the point that Barack Obama had to speak on this topic. The President of the United States disowned from "think long" and from "by surprise."

Washington "expects Russia and Iran to have an impact on Assad," Barack Obama said in an interview with the 60 Minutes program on CBS.

According to him, the Russian strategy in Syria is wrong. "While Assad is in power, it will be difficult to switch the forces of the moderate Syrian opposition to fight the" IG ", - quotes the US President "Lenta.ru".

"We knew that Russia plans to provide military assistance to Syria, because it was afraid that the Assad regime would collapse," the head of the White House said.

So, several lines are obvious: the reports of the intelligence community to the White House were corrected (the real power of IS was underestimated, and the results of the coalition struggle were exaggerated); the Pentagon ignored part of the intelligence reports; the Pentagon’s operation against the IG in Syria is rolling up; Russia's strategy in Syria is “wrong.”

The last line in the Western press is actively "extended."

The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, speaking in the European Parliament, said about the threat of a new wave of migration to the EU. What caused the "threat"? It turns out that the actions of Russia and Iran in Syria!

“During my visits to the region, no matter who I talked to - with presidents or refugees in camps in Turkey, Jordan or Egypt - I was warned about one thing: a potential victory for the Assad regime, which is more likely today because of participation Iran and Russia in Syria, will lead to the next migration wave, the newspaper quotes Tusk "Sight". - Yesterday this message was confirmed by the president of (Turkey) Erdogan. Turkey estimates that another 3 million potential refugees could come from Aleppo and its surroundings. ”

So far, however, the militants are running.

Recently it was reported that over three thousand militants from the Islamic State, Jebhat al-Nusra and Jaish al-Yarmouk fled from Syria to Jordan. These militants fear Assad’s offensive and Russian attacks aviation. I wrote about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the RIA "News».

Earlier, it was also reported that after the Russian aviation bombed IG’s positions in Rakka, militants began to evacuate their families to the city of Mosul (located in Iraq and still controlled by IG).

And what is the answer we hear from the EU?

Exclusive Reporting Political Editor «The Sun» Tom Dunn begins with the approval of the Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Michael Fallon: they say, Vladimir Putin does not fight with terrorists at all, but kills Syrian citizens in order to support his ally President Assad.

Fallon says the Russians use "unguided ammunition", which is dumped "in areas where civilians live." Russian "kill civilians." The actions of the Kremlin are directed "against the free Syrian forces fighting with Assad."

He also acknowledged that these "astounding" actions of the Kremlin canceled the plans of the West to create a no-fly zone. The West wanted to make such a zone in order to “protect the refugees”.

Of course, the Minister of Defense was not alone.

Russia's intervention in Syria helps support the "butcher" Assad, Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters. According to the Prime Minister, who is quoted "BBC", the Russian military does not distinguish between Islamist militants and those who fight with the current Syrian president.

Speaking in Oxfordshire, Mr. Cameron said that Russia's military intervention "in fact worsened the situation even more."

Definitely a negative reaction from the West shows: European vassals fulfill the will of the customer - Washington, and that, in turn, is in no hurry to fight Islamist militants in the Middle East.

Togo and look, Moscow for a couple with Assad will be accused of assisting the militants "IG" and trying to build a "caliphate" in Syria.

In fact, the White House covers the Caliphates.

8 October Interfax handed the statement of the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov. He said that Western countries are not yet ready for constructive cooperation with Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

“Today we address: give the coordinates of the ISIS objects. But in response to silence or refusal, ”the general stated.

He noted that attempts to get contacts from moderate opposition were not crowned with the result. “Today we are fixing a complete stupor with our colleagues. From which the following conclusion suggests itself: either the moderate opposition is a ghost, or you just pretend to support it, ”a representative of the Ministry of Defense told the Americans.

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It becomes clear: the fight against terrorism is not the real purpose of the US and the EU in Syria. At least, is not the goal number one.

At a time when the “Islamic State” was still called “ISIS” and did not represent such a powerful force, which later became, the White House was beneficial to its existence: after all, the militants fought against Assad, and Washington repeated as a refrain: “Assad should leave.” And today, little has changed: the West still wants to “leave” Assad, and for this all means are good, even “IG”. It is not excluded that the United States would have precisely targeted the IG immediately after the overthrow of Assad. But not before.

To some extent, the “Islamic state” turned out to be an oriental genie released from an American bottle: having arisen on the chaos of the “Arab spring”, supported by the State Department, it continued to live and grow stronger, approaching Assad. American formal opposition did not weaken him at all. It was probably conceived.

Therefore, we will not be surprised at the position of the Americans and the British, who believe that the Russian strategy in Syria is "wrong." The West and Russia are on opposite sides of the front.
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  1. Glot
    Glot 21 October 2015 06: 36 New
    +7
    Therefore, we will not be surprised at the position of the Americans and the British, who believe that the Russian strategy in Syria is "wrong." The West and Russia are on opposite sides of the front.


    So it’s clear that different. We have long been on opposite sides of the front.
  2. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 21 October 2015 06: 39 New
    0
    At a time when the Islamic State was still called ISIS and did not represent such a powerful forcewhat became later, the White House was profitable for its existence:

    Surprisingly, where does the author attribute the targeted supply of barmalei weapons to the Americans?
    Whatever the analytical article comes from the press, it’s all some kind of flaw, flaw, and flaw.
    If you have already undertaken to "cut the truth-uterus", so cut, and not chew snot.
    1. viktorrymar
      viktorrymar 21 October 2015 09: 11 New
      -4
      It becomes clear: the fight against terrorism is not the real purpose of the US and the EU in Syria. At least, is not the goal number one.

      To some extent, the “Islamic state” turned out to be an oriental genie released from an American bottle: having arisen on the chaos of the “Arab spring”, supported by the State Department, it continued to live and grow stronger, approaching Assad. American formal opposition did not weaken him at all. It was probably conceived.

      Therefore, we will not be surprised at the position of the Americans and the British, who believe that the Russian strategy in Syria is "wrong." The West and Russia are on opposite sides of the front.


      Mr. Chuvakin, with all due respect, your comments are becoming more and more "for the sake of comment", or "just to say something"
      The same thing that you wrote under the article as a resume, you can find in the comments of readers of VO, for the past at least a year ...
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 21 October 2015 12: 20 New
        +4
        Quote: viktorrymar
        with all due respect, your comments are becoming more and more "for the sake of a comment", or "just to say something" The same thing that you wrote under the article, as a summary, you can find in the comments of VO readers, for at least of the year...

        A sudden doorbell at two in the morning scared me so much that I dropped the hammer from my hands ........
        Let me intercede for Chuvakin))) Normally everything is compiled, stated and filed. There are also links for those who are too lazy to climb sites themselves, which is convenient. It is not worthwhile to emphasize that everything has been described and rewritten here for a long time. If you already know everything, do not read, or independently prepare and submit material that would make a splash here from the novelty and method of presenting information
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts 21 October 2015 07: 03 New
    +2
    What do Americans need? A rhetorical question. They want chaos. It's easier to fish in muddy waters. And if this chaos and the raised dregs are at the borders of potential "partners", then this is even better. When Russia and China are dealing with internal problems, problems at their borders, the United States breathes easier. Nobody bothers them.
  4. Wolka
    Wolka 21 October 2015 07: 05 New
    +4
    The West and Russia were never partners, although they were twice allies, yes, in World War I on the side of the Entente, and in World War II with the United States and England, but all these are hidden secret passages of the West to destroy Russia (tsarist, then communist), first with the hands of Kaiser Germany (ultimatum of Germany in Russia in the Austro-Serbian crisis), then Hitler Germany (Munich conspiracy), then there were Korea, Vietnam and other wars of a smaller scale but no less bloody than the previous ones, where the west finally showed its true face, therefore it’s naive to hope that the West has changed or will change in the future ...
    1. Igor K
      Igor K 21 October 2015 10: 34 New
      +4
      The First World War on the side of our century-old enemy, England, is Romanov’s greatest mistake, for which he paid in full.
      The West has always envied us and hated us, nothing has changed and will not change, we can only add to them the fear of us, which in our case is good for both of us and us.
  5. inkass_98
    inkass_98 21 October 2015 07: 16 New
    +1
    "A thoroughly seasoned genie will not build any palaces, and the adversary will have a hard time" (C) "Monday starts on Saturday"
    Once again, Americans are stepping on their favorite rake. Now highly modernized. The genie, once again lovingly raised by breeders from Washington, is much more terrifying than the previous ones - the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. And if they began to fight with the US forces rather moderately, then IS will deploy in full force as soon as they get such an opportunity. Plague, typhus and "Spanish flu" in comparison with them will seem just a small natural selection among the population of countries affected by this infection. These will reorganize from the bottom of their hearts. And the blows to the States and Europe themselves will haunt the experimenters for a long time.
    Burning out and destroying the infection at the root - "this is the only progressive method" (C).
  6. Born in USSR
    Born in USSR 21 October 2015 07: 19 New
    +4
    After 20 years in Europe they will go in burqa. Or it will be like a uber ales Deutschland. Well, they will soon have white mattresses that will not be either blacks or Latinos. Already now white co-exist there a minority. The world is waiting for very funny times. And the less we communicate with these partners, the better for Russia.
    1. Igor K
      Igor K 21 October 2015 10: 42 New
      +4
      At the end of this action, Russia will have to fence off with a wall in the west of its borders from what remains of the "enlightened" Western world.
      Russia is the Noah's ark of civilization which should save the remains of a healthy population after a series of catastrophes.
      The Atlantists, or rather the remnants of them, seem to flee to the islands, Australia and New Zealand since they will be able to save them in the form to which they have exceeded and which they do not want to change.
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 21 October 2015 07: 35 New
    +3
    It is possible that the United States would have targeted the IG immediately after the overthrow of Assad.
    I wouldn’t ... the USA supported "Muslim brothers" in Egypt, at one time .. The more chaos in the world, the better for the USA ..
  8. slizhov
    slizhov 21 October 2015 07: 49 New
    +7
    The USA has exchanged with Ukraine on the scale of the cartoons sent to them ...
    How many times has Putin helped Obama, whom many consider the president most convenient for Russia for a given period of time, and I think that he is once again ready to do this.
    Obama is a vivid representative of his own power, in which any son of a bitch is the best of all such sons. He, as his country, is CAPRICIOUS, ENVY, jealous and as a woman, not without the qualities of narcissism.
    Therefore, I wanted to tear, but not torn, just stretched ...
    He called it regional, but Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria are already farther, but let it be a region of influence where there will be no unsweetened bandera or freaks from Isil.
    The United States believed that if there is a fist, it does not matter whose face this fist brings under the nose of the offender.
    So, the SPECIALISTS went into power, such as the Klintansha or their local Zhirinovsky Trump. And when there is no mind, diplomacy and intellect in the one who owned the whole gendarmerie, there is a desire to influence the masses of this institution with a joint effort to merge into a ditch.
    And all their scarecrows addressed to our country are becoming more and more depreciated every day, and not only because the United States, by virtue of its confidence in everything, has lost significant weight on the world stage. They are mired in lies, ducks, linden, in which there are constant links to yellow news from local newspapers ... Is it possible to take seriously those who have everything rotten, starting with the foundation of his house ..?
  9. ordinary
    ordinary 21 October 2015 07: 50 New
    0
    To some extent, the "Islamic State" turned out to be an oriental genie released from an American bottle: having emerged from the chaos of the "Arab spring" supported by the State Department, it continued to live and grow stronger, approaching Assad. American formal opposition did not weaken him in the least. This was probably the intention. why "probably" .... write it as it is, otherwise it is soft ..
  10. cniza
    cniza 21 October 2015 07: 51 New
    +3
    Recall that last month information about the systematic deception of Barack Obama by Pentagon officials leaked to the American press. Fifty-two scouts said that their reports on the "Islamic state" fall on the table to the US president in smoothed form.


    Rake of the USSR.
    1. Igor K
      Igor K 21 October 2015 10: 51 New
      0
      Good excuse, we're not all fools here, ha ha two times!
  11. 31rus
    31rus 21 October 2015 08: 00 New
    0
    Syria and ISIS, this is just a "piece" of US global policy, the goal is one complete power over the World, there is no controlled or uncontrollable "chaos", there is the above-described policy, and who is against, nine by force, the rest of the United States is simply not interesting, to the question of what would have happened if Assad had left? The answer is simple Syria would not exist as a state, ISIS would go further "transforming" into various national and political forms
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 21 October 2015 11: 56 New
      +1
      Quote: 31rus
      The answer is simple Syria would not exist as a state, ISIS would go further "transforming" into various national and political forms


      Right. Moreover, there are a lot of good examples - Libya, Yugoslavia, the Maghreb, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
      By the way:
  12. sevtrash
    sevtrash 21 October 2015 08: 17 New
    +4
    The version of ISIS that is now is unlikely to suit / suit Americans. All the same, ISIS encroached on the US-nurtured regime in Iraq and the opposition in Syria. However, politics is the art of the possible. If Russia, Iran get bogged down in the fight against ISIS - for the United States this is not bad at all. Even better, when Russia and Iran are exhausted in the war with ISIS, thereby provoking discontent within their countries, and the United States will finish ISIS or whatever remains. So the United States can throw ISIS weapons through the Syrian opposition, such as they seized. On the other hand, Russia also does not make much sense to flood ISIS, since ISIS has a lot of resources, there are people, money too, and, most importantly, it is hardly worth clearing the way for the Syrian opposition.
    So, ISIS is the figure that both the United States and Russia may want to play. Actually, like all other pieces, like the rest of the players. A pawn may turn out to be a queen, and the queen will fall from a move by a knight.
  13. Denis DV
    Denis DV 21 October 2015 08: 37 New
    +1
    All kinds of state departments, pentagons, the CIA in foreign policy, like a swan, cancer and pike. Only Krylov in the fable did not have a fourth character on whom the trinity could shift the responsibility for their schools hi
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 October 2015 09: 08 New
    0
    Therefore, we will not be surprised at the position of the Americans and the British, who believe that the Russian strategy in Syria is “wrong”

    I agree with you, Oleg. What can you expect from someone who wants to gobble up you and profit from your territory? Only bad, and therefore by all means to prevent this. It seems to me that Russia is not bad at present in the information war, just the alignment of forces in the information field is not in our favor so far.
  15. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 21 October 2015 10: 34 New
    0
    The US goal in Syria is a fight with Russia.
    1. Igor K
      Igor K 21 October 2015 10: 52 New
      0
      No need to take seriously their inner sulfur.
  16. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 21 October 2015 10: 57 New
    +1
    Earlier, it was also reported that after the Russian aviation bombed IG’s positions in Rakka, militants began to evacuate their families to the city of Mosul (located in Iraq and still controlled by IG).
    Very surprised. Those who can only destroy have families? This is something new. Dad is a thug and a devourer of people, a family man. OK, huh?
    Russian intervention in Syria helps support Assad’s butcher, Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters.
    Minister of the country of fluffy white angels.
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  18. trofim27
    trofim27 21 October 2015 11: 10 New
    +1
    "Moderate Opposition" - "Moderate Ammunition!"
    Satanovsky: "It is obvious that the counter-terrorist operation carried out by the West is not yielding any results. At the same time, part of the US-led coalition - Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey - are sponsors of the Islamists. And the Pentagon itself began to play strange games, issuing Jabhat al-Nusra," that is, the Syrian Al-Qaeda, equipment and weapons for half a billion dollars.When the Americans prepare fighters for the moderate opposition, and they go over to the side of the Islamists, then the first time it may be an accident, but if the situation repeats itself, then this is an undercover operation ".
  19. Kibl
    Kibl 21 October 2015 11: 37 New
    +1
    Yes, the West, the more mess in the world the better. The region does not matter, the main thing is away from you. Only one trouble, the ball is small so that when all this canoe reaches the states, all the more to Europe it is only a matter of time.
  20. Roy
    Roy 21 October 2015 12: 51 New
    +1
    Regarding Washington: the dog barks - the caravan moves. "
  21. Belousov
    Belousov 21 October 2015 14: 07 New
    0
    So we are doing everything right in Syria, that's the whole result. It is necessary to hammer on the terrorists, and then Allah himself will sort them into moderate and immoderate.
  22. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 21 October 2015 14: 30 New
    +2
    Americans are absolutely right - bombing wrong:
    1. Do not warn the target 15 minutes before the bombing
    2. We lay bombs on the target along, and not across
    3 bomb too often
  23. cergey51046
    cergey51046 21 October 2015 15: 21 New
    0
    The USA is the main terrorist on Earth. It is necessary to destroy the United States.
  24. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 23 October 2015 11: 46 New
    +4
    Yes, of course, an attempt to excuse himself. To get rid of de ... ma. The President made the wrong decisions, because of the wrong intelligence reports. Well, just like children. And I also liked about Russia ... they asked about the passage of heavy transport workers-Russians, something conceived ... the fleet was driven by the Russians, they were planning something ... the combat aircraft in Syria were the Russians, they were planning something ... they were bombing ISIS, again, they were planning something ... "Calibers" from the Caspian Sea, in general, some insidious Putin has a plan ... Intelligence, damn it!