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"We are moving towards a great war"

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The former head of the intelligence department of the United States Department of Defense, Michael Flynn, who headed the agency in 2012-2014, visited Moscow in December, at the invitation of the TV channel Russia Today, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. Known later as a critic of the US invasion of Iraq and the international military operation in Libya, Michael Flynn told Vlast about the consequences of Russian intervention in the Syrian conflict.

According to Al Jazeera, you are the first high-ranking US official to publicly declare that the United States, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are helping Al Qaeda-related groups inside Syria weapons in order to overthrow Bashar al-Assad. Is that what you said?


No, this is definitely not what I said. I meant that we support such a diverse anti-Assad forces in Syria, such different groups, and it is almost impossible to understand who is who and who cooperates with whom. The increasing complexity of the composition of the warring Syrian opposition made it extremely difficult to identify. Therefore, I am sure that now, from the point of view of the interests of the United States, we need to once again step back and revise our strategy. Because the potential possibility that we will support, along with other anti-Assad forces in Syria, and those forces that are associated with the "Islamic State" (the organization is banned in the Russian Federation. - "Power"), exists. We cannot act according to the principle "both ours and yours". We must clearly define what we are trying to achieve and with whom we intend to work.

Which groups in Syria do the US support?


God, too many. I remember we had a score in 1200 warring groups. I really think that none of us, including Russia, has a clear understanding of what we are dealing with there, but tactically it is very important to understand. A one-sided view of the situation in Syria and Iraq would be wrong.

Russia and the United States assess the activities of rebel groups in Syria differently and cannot yet agree on a common terrorist list. For example, Moscow proposes to include such radical groups as Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam. What do you say about these groups?

Russia, like the United States, may declare certain groups as terrorist organizations, assuming the responsibility to do so according to their vision. I would like to believe that we - Russia and the United States - could have a truly constructive conversation about it, discuss whether to call us "Jaish al-Islam" or related to "Al-Qaeda", "Al-Shabab" or something else is a group of terrorists. At the same time, we must provide each other with our clear criteria for identifying terrorist groups.

However, with respect to some groups of the United States, obviously, fluctuate. For example, the Salafi Ahrar al-Sham group has a powerful jihadist component and links to the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization. This is not enough?

Personally, I think that's enough. Dzhebhat al-Nusra supports the Islamic State. In general, I think it is important for the USA now to take a more realistic look at who is who in this zoo. Because this is a zoo, and with wide open cells. This is a jungle. And therefore, we must define our common criteria when interacting with all of this.

But the decision about Assad must also be made. Assad used chemical weapons against his people, he violated international law and moral law, he must be brought before an international tribunal. This is what I would recommend in this situation. We cannot regard such a person as a national leader.

When the whole история started against the background of Arab uprisings that swept across different countries, Assad tried to cope with every single incident in every part of his country, trying to pacify the protesters, but he did not admit that he had one big problem throughout the country. He applied the wrong means. In my opinion, he is generally very lucky that he is still alive and in power. And Russia is the main reason why this is still the case. Russia, together with the international community, must decide whether we can live with people like Assad on the same planet. Can this person take a leadership position? Does the Syrian people have the right to vote. Think ten million displaced people, that's half the country's population. We - the international community - should give the Syrian people the opportunity to choose, give the refugees a chance to return, give hope to a prosperous state that could be sustainable.

You stated that the US authorities in 2012 closed their eyes to the report of the Pentagon Intelligence Directorate headed by you about the substantial progress of the radical Sunni Salafi groups among the Syrian opposition. Why did it happen?


This was intentional, and was done for political reasons. The problem was that intelligence was carried out correctly, the Intelligence Agency informed the authorities about the real situation. And in this, in my opinion, the main function of intelligence is to tell the truth to the authorities. If I tell the president the truth, but he does not like what he hears, this is not my problem. My problem is to provide an adequate report.

That report, among other things, spoke of a significant deterioration in the situation in the region. In 2013, there were 300 bombing attacks in Iraq. The situation was getting worse. The decision to leave Iraq ultimately became one of the prerequisites for the emergence of the Islamic State.

One of the reasons why the United States did not dare to supply weapons to the Syrian opposition for a long time was because there were no guarantees that it would not fall into the hands of the radicals. Since then, the situation has only worsened. Why did the US still decide to supply weapons in 2013?

I do not know what played a decisive role. I know one thing: we must stop investing in conflict. By supplying weapons to Syria, we incite conflict. And we are talking about Russia too. We must invest in security, and the Arab community must also play a big role in this.

How serious, in your opinion, is the support of the US allies for the Sunni radical groups? Speech about Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar? What can be done with this?


Let's not play the information game. Because my counter-question to this will be: what can be done with the fact that the allied Syrian regime of Iran supports Hezbollah? Hezbollah is an international terrorist organization whose branches operate far beyond the borders of the Levant, it is definitely a serious security threat. Hezbollah members killed many people not only in the Middle East. So Iran does it too, sponsoring terrorism. Fruitful cooperation between Russia and the West is possible only if Iran becomes part of the equation. To begin to resolve the issue, we must recognize that Iran is part of the problem.

What are the possible consequences of Russian intervention in the conflict?


From this point of view, the Russian intervention in the form in which it occurred, instantly changed the balance and dynamics that existed before. I would really like to talk about this topic with President Putin. After all, what consequences and what effect has it already received? We saw an incident with a Russian military plane shot down by Turkey, and another explosion organized by the Islamic State on board of an airliner with Russian passengers, which killed many people. Too losing consequences for the start of intervention. Both are unacceptable, but these are real consequences.

The decision of President Putin to intervene in the conflict and to do what he does there, in my opinion, is connected with problems within Russia. Five to ten thousand Russian citizens are fighting in Syria, which is partly why Russia wants to be there - so that these people will not return to Chechnya, Dagestan, Uzbekistan or Moscow. I think we did not recognize and did not realize this - that President Putin is trying to solve a problem that actually already exists, and part of the solution of which is in Syria, Iraq. The main problem is how we - I mean the big powers, Russia and the West - can work together. This is a big question. And this is not about diplomatic negotiations, this is about how we will work on the battlefield, on the information field, on the digital battlefield, which also exists quite real.

We firmly believe in the existence of mutual interest in destroying this cancer of radical forms of Islam. If we do not do this together, then we will have to try to do it separately, which will be much more difficult.

As a young officer, I learned the rule: the best plan is the one that leaves you with more alternatives at the very last moment. I wonder if President Putin believes that he has the best plan? Does President Obama Believe in the Same? When I look at what is happening, how events are developing, I see that there is a great threat hanging over us. I think we haven't left enough choices for ourselves. And the direction in which we are moving now is the growth of the conflict - this is a big war. The closer we are to this, the higher the risks, the greater the price, the less choice we have. Therefore, now it is important for us to work together, the United States and Russia, to determine whether we can jointly work out more opportunities in order to stabilize the situation.

Does the US have a long-term strategy for Syria and the region as a whole?

Here I can only give my own opinion on this problem. Because I really do not understand what the US strategy is today: it lacks clarity, clarity and lack of consistency. In my opinion, the strategy should consist of four components: first, you need to achieve security, then stabilize the region, then begin to stimulate economic prosperity in the region, bringing there new ideas, new technologies, a new education system. To allow the region to develop for quite a long period of time.

In order for this to become a reality, such a strategy must be embodied not only by the United States and the West, regional powers such as Russia, China, and India must be brought in here. Because the current situation affects all of us without exception. Because in the short term we cannot move in the same direction where we are moving. It is not viable.

How to win the "Islamic state"?


At this stage, the military component should play a serious role - the destruction of the "Islamic state" in the occupied territories. However, this is not enough.

In the end, the roots of the problem are economic. It is necessary to promote the emergence of a viable regional economy. We have to deprive the radical Islamists of justification, the possibility of blaming the West for all the troubles of the region. Let's give these countries something to make it impossible for radicals to influence young people.

In the long run, it is also necessary to work with the spread of the ideology of Salafism and Wahhabism, we need strong leaders within the religious community who could prevent the spread of radicalism.

Support for the project "caliphate" in the Muslim world is very broad, not only among the marginalized. In Saudi Arabia, which is the leader of the Islamic world and the official religious doctrine of which is Wahhabi-style Salafism, according to the results of one poll that appeared in the Arab media, about 90% believe that the norms established by the Salafi Islamic State really correspond to Islam.

I do not think that 90%. And I don’t think that the Saudi authorities are happy that they are being compared to radicals or even considered part of this community. Although, without a doubt, there is a Saudi component there (in the "Islamic State". - "Power").

President Obama once said (commenting on the proposal of Vladimir Putin at the UN General Assembly to create a joint anti-terrorist coalition.— “Power”) that there are only two members in the US-led coalition of 60 (it was about Iran and Asad. - "Power"). We should not talk in this way. Today in the ranks of the "Islamic State" - representatives of 80 countries. It is their coalition more than ours. From 20 to 30 Thousands of foreign fighters in Syria. Why? It's not just the Saudis. This is an ideology that was introduced into many countries and turned people into "true believers." We must work together to figure out ways to resist this most dangerous enemy. And for this it is necessary, among other things, to get rid of the guilt complex of the white liberal.

Barack Obama’s speech at Cairo University in 2009 was widely accepted by many as the beginning of a change in US policy in the Middle East; he created the image of a "friend of Islam." Has the policy really changed in recent years? How do you rate it from today?

I do not think it has become qualitatively different. President Obama, by the way, spoke about this recently in his speech in the Oval Office. We have not changed the direction of our policy - it is in the fight against terrorism. That is, we continue to do what our country has decided to do. US policy today lacks transparency, clarity and consistency. I think we just have to admit that this is not working. However, Russian policy is also not completely clear. Russian intervention today is becoming an increasingly important factor, it has fundamentally changed the dynamics, and we must work with this. Better together than separately.
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  1. Dr. Bormental
    Dr. Bormental 26 December 2015 12: 20 New
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    Blah blah blah. And I eat in it .. Thank you
    1. nemec55
      nemec55 26 December 2015 12: 24 New
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      Blah blah blah

      Read a lot in three minutes laughing
      No minus not mine laughing Someone was clearly offended. His words were
      1. cniza
        cniza 26 December 2015 12: 27 New
        12
        Vague phrases and no specifics ... so what to do? The question remains unanswered.
        1. 34 region
          34 region 26 December 2015 12: 45 New
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          Why without specifics? There was a specific answer in this garbage heap. Create a regional economy. But then he did not continue. The question is who will support and develop the regional economy? If Russia supports it, there will be war. If the West supports, the war will end. The question is how will the West support it? As always, a credit noose and buying everything at a cheap price. That's what the Americans are fighting for.
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 26 December 2015 14: 18 New
            +3
            Quote: Region 34
            . If the West supports, the war will end. The question is how will the West support it? As always, a credit noose and buying everything at a cheap price. That's what the Americans are fighting for.

            Judging from the article, some piss, and I think not a few. But how to understand the option "piss and climb"? Only one thing "we will solve any problem with someone else's hands"
            The conclusion of the hands to break. request
            1. Boa kaa
              Boa kaa 26 December 2015 14: 51 New
              +2
              Quote: NIKNN
              "we will solve any problem with someone else's hands"
              The conclusion of the hands to break.

              Maybe still a head? There are a lot of hands, but one head. And they do not want to stick it in the Middle Eastern brazier, preferring to light a fire, as you correctly noticed, with the wrong hands.
          2. Vladimir 1964
            Vladimir 1964 26 December 2015 14: 24 New
            +2
            Quote: Region 34
            Why without specifics? There was a specific answer in this garbage heap. Create a regional economy. But then he did not continue. The question is who will support and develop the regional economy? If Russia supports it, there will be war. If the West supports, the war will end. The question is how will the West support it? As always, a credit noose and buying everything at a cheap price. That's what the Americans are fighting for.

            I liked your comment, colleague, as, in other matters, the opinion of the American colleague is also interesting to a certain extent, after all, more than twenty years have affected military intelligence. And I appreciate Michael's answers adequately. And they (the answers) are quite adequate and objective, it is clear that with the prefix ex. Well, our "great democrats" are the same after all "see their sight" after the ex. hi
            1. aksakal
              aksakal 26 December 2015 14: 42 New
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              Quote: Vladimir 1964
              and the opinion of the American colleague, after all, has been affecting military intelligence for more than twenty years.
              - Well, well, superprofession is right in intelligence. laughing The whole world already knows that Assad did not use chemical weapons, militants used it, and Sarin himself set Erdogan’s regime, but US Army intelligence is sacredly mistaken and mistaken. laughing laughing Honestly, I did not read after that, I ran through my eyes. I no longer accept their interpretation of events in any way - they were so isolated.
              1. Bayonet
                Bayonet 26 December 2015 16: 03 New
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                Quote: aksakal
                , and Sarin himself set Erdogan’s regime

                More specifically, components for sarin production.
                The Turkish deputy said that Ankara was selling DAISH components for chemical weapons. Eren Erdem in an interview with RT said that the terrorists received everything necessary for the production of the sarin poisonous substance through Turkey.
        2. Baikal
          Baikal 26 December 2015 12: 48 New
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          such a strategy should be implemented not only by the USA and the West; regional powers - Russia, China, India

          Leaders bl unfinished. Well, nothing as much as the history of such navels of the universe saw.
          The interview is about nothing. Typical talking head - you can change the photo / name and stick it to every American.
        3. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 26 December 2015 13: 57 New
          +1
          It’s NOT WE, it’s YOU-staffers moving toward a big war, organizing provocations around the world, supporting morally and materially ... of different stripes .. The land would have become much easier without this nation created on lies and adventurism.
          Quote: cniza
          Vague phrases and no specifics ... so what to do? The question remains unanswered.
        4. NIKNN
          NIKNN 26 December 2015 14: 56 New
          +1
          Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. In connection with the support of the President of America for homosexual minorities .. we kindly ask you not to use the phrase "our partners" offensive b .... b
        5. beer-youk
          beer-youk 26 December 2015 15: 43 New
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          I beg you pardon. What specifics do you need? Everything is not simple - simple, but extremely simple! Undesirable Saddam - they invented "al-Qaeda" and smashed Iraq and climbed into Afghanistan. Undesirable Assad - they invented "Yiddish" and climbed into Syria. There will be someone objectionable in South Africa - they will come up with "Bura Mura Baba Kura" and get in there. Threat to all inhabitants of planet Earth - heads of Fashington !!!
          1. Vasilenko Vladimir
            Vasilenko Vladimir 26 December 2015 15: 54 New
            +1
            Quote: beer-youk
            they came up with "al-Qaeda"

            Quote: beer-youk
            came up with "YIDISH"

            actually didn’t come up with but created, these are not phantom organizations
        6. NIKNN
          NIKNN 26 December 2015 23: 01 New
          +3
          we need to step back a step again and revise our strategy.

          The key word is "again". And it was necessary to retreat in Libya and Iraq. How many problems for the world would not arise (it's a pity history does not accept the subjunctive mood). At the same time, no matter how many millions the Obama administration receives, they choose. negative
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      3. Dr. Bormental
        Dr. Bormental 26 December 2015 12: 29 New
        +1
        I read, giggle, in 3 minutes ..fellow
      4. Dr. Bormental
        Dr. Bormental 26 December 2015 12: 31 New
        +3
        People have different opinions .. I don’t take offense at the minuses, it gives me an incentive to think that maybe I'm wrong ... and maybe I can confirm my opinion smile
        1. djqnbdjqnb
          djqnbdjqnb 26 December 2015 12: 55 New
          +7
          I also minus, do not be offended. For the first time I read the opinion of a high-ranking American, albeit a former one, who says adequate things. And I like it, although I largely disagree with him. But he is intelligent and inadequate. No wonder he is the former, Obama seems to have no adequate at all.
          1. Dr. Bormental
            Dr. Bormental 26 December 2015 13: 01 New
            +2
            I’m not offended)) We all gathered here to talk, right? There is one opinion, there is another. I take both opinions positively. As they say - truth is born in a dispute, otherwise there is no point in sitting here and writing your comments smile hi
            1. Alexey Boukin
              Alexey Boukin 26 December 2015 20: 55 New
              +1
              Quote: Dr. Bormental
              There is one opinion, there is another. I take both opinions positively. As they say - truth is born in a dispute, otherwise there is no point in sitting here and writing your comments smile hi


              That is why our site was created to exchange thoughts. Although there are often those who consider themselves smarter than everyone else and mercilessly minus, or go ahead and place all sorts of nonsense in order to get the "next rank".
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        2. Bayonet
          Bayonet 26 December 2015 16: 06 New
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          Quote: Dr. Bormental
          People have different opinions .. I'm not offended by the minuses

          You can not love America, you can hate, the main thing is not to blow your head from hatred and be objective hi
          1. little man
            little man 26 December 2015 20: 58 New
            +2
            "America is alive, lives and will live for another thousand years, unlike you," a relative from America wrote, proudly for America. By the way, in Russia she was a teacher with the right to retire on a preferential pension with 20 years of experience, and in America she is a scrubber to the grave.
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      6. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 26 December 2015 15: 27 New
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        Quote: nemec55
        Read a lot in three minutes

        the question is nothing, the average reading speed of 270 words per minute in the text of 1880 is about 7 minutes, but if you take into account that part of the article is read diagonally, you can read and answer in three minutes

        ps and the article is valid so-so
    2. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 26 December 2015 12: 29 New
      +5
      And we in the provinces are ready for war ... We have nothing to lose! These are We "urakly" ... drinks
      1. nemec55
        nemec55 26 December 2015 12: 40 New
        +2
        And we in the provinces are ready for war ... We have nothing to lose!

        one fig road xp..e bad laughing
    3. Scoun
      Scoun 26 December 2015 12: 40 New
      +6
      Quote: Dr. Bormental
      Blah blah blah. I also eat in it

      The general has sound thoughts, but they are mixed with blah blah blah
      How to win the "Islamic state"?

      At this stage, the military component should play a serious role - the destruction of the "Islamic state" in the occupied territories. However, this is not enough.

      In the end, the roots of the problem are economic. A viable regional economy must be promoted. We must deprive the radical Islamists of excuses the opportunity to blame all the troubles of the West region.

      Here's how he imagines it?
      What was so bad with social programs in Libya? where is that Libya now .....
      and other states where the West got into with its "democracy" and where is democracy in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, or maybe a lot of rights and freedoms in the Qatari pigsty ...?
      In general, anyway, the general has a large and fat cockroach in his head.
      1. Dr. Bormental
        Dr. Bormental 26 December 2015 12: 56 New
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        I'm afraid this cockroach is called the "exceptional nation". After the collapse of the USSR, no one decides to America. As soon as Russia began to show its teeth, we got what we have. Personally, my opinion is that you have to bend your line through strength, losses, BEEN.
      2. Lelek
        Lelek 26 December 2015 15: 50 New
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        Quote: Scoun
        In general, anyway, the general has a large and fat cockroach in his head.


        Like the whole American establishment. The State Department is so confused himself with slings of military intrigue that he can not make out where the head and where the legs. We need to do our job, not paying attention to spitefulness and intrigue.
    4. Sashka
      Sashka 26 December 2015 14: 27 New
      +1
      Only for the "regional power" Russia, I did not read further. Well, the Yankee's conceit is above the roof ...
      1. theodore rasp
        theodore rasp 26 December 2015 15: 56 New
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        The funny thing is that this conceit is based on Hollywood films. Who would show them a video where our first-year recruit in cross-country at 1000m overtakes their commandos by 14 seconds!
    5. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 26 December 2015 16: 05 New
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      Fear is a bad adviser.)
  2. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 26 December 2015 12: 22 New
    +7
    Since the advent and use of nuclear weapons, the world has always been on the brink of war. Americans are afraid of the strong. The rest is verbal fog and a desire to be central in everything.
    1. Vega
      Vega 26 December 2015 13: 16 New
      +1
      Not only the main ones, but also pointing and always right.
  3. bronik
    bronik 26 December 2015 12: 22 New
    +2
    The Pentagon does not obey the orders of the president? .. Well, very democratic.
  4. Yuriy Nikolayevich
    Yuriy Nikolayevich 26 December 2015 12: 24 New
    +3
    Would be in the service, speech would be the opposite.
    Retired, and allows himself to stick his head out.
  5. NSerzh
    NSerzh 26 December 2015 12: 38 New
    +2
    Yes, it’s faster if you cut off that America once and for all, otherwise we’ll stomp in one place and dump the loot on an armory and live like after a bombing
  6. Olegmog
    Olegmog 26 December 2015 12: 39 New
    +1
    In general, you can agree with the general!
    With the last phrase in full, "better together than separately"!
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 26 December 2015 13: 08 New
      +3
      I can remind you that during the Second World War, they were also together ... both with the USSR and with England ... only when there was a concrete turning point during the war, when the Hitler machine cracked at the seams thanks to the victories of the Red Army on eastern front. They were together with Hitler, for the time being, of course ...

      So, in such matters, we need to hope only for ourselves. And when we suddenly start to hear that someone wants to unite with us, this means that we have achieved victorious results ... what
    2. pimen
      pimen 26 December 2015 13: 08 New
      +5
      this is our eternal mistake. We should not be with them in anything, at least until they take a sip from our
  7. Kibl
    Kibl 26 December 2015 12: 40 New
    +6
    Twists verbal feints, specifics at a minimum. And again about Assad's use of chemistry against his people. Where is this chemistry?
  8. Masya masya
    Masya masya 26 December 2015 12: 48 New
    +5
    "Russia and the United States have different assessments of the activities of the rebel groups in Syria and cannot yet agree on a common terrorist list. For example, Moscow proposes to include such radical groups as Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam.
    A small nuance, the USA is fighting IS, and Russia is against IS ...
  9. Altona
    Altona 26 December 2015 12: 51 New
    +6
    If it were an infantry general, then such a disorder in thoughts would be understandable. But as a general intelligence it is impossible to understand. He should know everything, including by whom and how chemical weapons were used in Syria. It seems that intelligence was not provided to him by local agents, but by Sky News, and the office of the television company and the residency of his man in the Middle East are in the same office. Weak for a 4-star general.
    1. cniza
      cniza 26 December 2015 12: 55 New
      +3
      Quote: Altona
      He should know everything, including by whom and how chemical weapons were used in Syria.



      It seems that he knows too much and this truth is unflattering for the USA, that is, he is engaged in verbiage.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 26 December 2015 13: 32 New
        +2
        Quote: Altona
        Weak for a 4-star general.
        So, after all, he is not at a report with his president in the oval office. The general was kindly invited to Moscow to give an interview. He will not spread information under the heading "secret" to journalists. What can be said, he said. But no more. P.S. There are no former scouts. Surely, apart from RT, he talked with our scouts (unofficially, ts.). They drew red lines, clarified each other's points of view on current topics.
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    3. cap
      cap 26 December 2015 13: 27 New
      +5
      Do you want the U.S. intelligence general to slice the womb?
      Yes, this is tantamount to stepping on ... tomatoes.
      Yes, he’s also not tired of living bully .
    4. Mooh
      Mooh 26 December 2015 13: 55 New
      0
      Weak for a 4-star general.

      About social networks forgot to mention smile
      It seems to me that the point is not in weakness, but in publicity. Ours also cannot publicly admit that it was we who stole the ass, and not the Donetsk ones. So this frame, the bazaar filters, so that they really do not move away from the official position of their country. If you would talk privately with him, behind a bottle, then completely different layouts will be wink
  10. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 26 December 2015 12: 55 New
    +4
    It's just that we are fighting against terrorists, and the United States is growing these terrorists, hence all the differences.
  11. yuriy55
    yuriy55 26 December 2015 12: 56 New
    +2
    The contradictions in the words of the ex-head, no, they won’t make fun, it’s like colic in the stomach, not yet diarrhea, but urges are available ...

    How can I answer questions about the groups, the timing of the liquidation of the IG, discuss the actions of Russia, if:
    I truly believe that none of usincluding Russia there is no clear understanding of what we are dealing with there, and tactically it’s very important to understand. A one-sided view of the situation in Syria and Iraq would be erroneous.


    Yes, Columbus’s dream was a mistake when he decided to open the shortest route to India ...

    Columbus discovered America
    A country completely alien to us
    Doo * cancer, he’d better have discovered
    On our street a beer ...
  12. pts-m
    pts-m 26 December 2015 12: 56 New
    +2
    Yes, pendosy always had a better talker. You see in business they are involved in the blood of local peoples. Another yap. Heaven and dough snatched up for this verbose, but freebie tickets. As they say ... how many Yankees don’t wash, he always remains Yankees .even lying in the box for mourning ceremonies, as it is always covered with a mattress ...
    1. nemec55
      nemec55 26 December 2015 13: 06 New
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      Colonel-General
      pts-m (4) RU Today, 12:56 PM New
      Yes, pendosy always had a better talker. You see in business they are involved in the blood of local peoples. Another yap. Heaven and dough snatched up for this verbose, but freebie tickets. As they say ... how many Yankees don’t wash, he always remains Yankees .even lying in the box for mourning ceremonies, as it is always covered with a mattress ...


      wassat
  13. pts-m
    pts-m 26 December 2015 12: 57 New
    +1
    what comets didn’t like the anb. skryli. the truth of the eye pricks. double-handed.
  14. iouris
    iouris 26 December 2015 13: 06 New
    0
    The problem is social, arose as a side effect of the general line of development of world trade and economy. The essence of the problem is the impossibility of limiting the overconsumption of the "golden billion".
  15. vmo
    vmo 26 December 2015 13: 09 New
    +1
    Vague phrases, just like all Amekos!
  16. Butt
    Butt 26 December 2015 13: 11 New
    +2
    Interview article - GLITTER! This is a certain reflection of the policy of double standards of the SGA and others like them / coupled West /!
    And the quintessence - down with Assad, and with it Syria as a state.
    The stereotype is unambiguous - there is an image of the enemy. But they say Russia is not pounding! / read fucks well /
    And what offers "better together than separately"!
    It’s like, if the SSA doesn’t share the reconnaissance, it refused to save the pilots, the coalition is bombing the Syrian army. What kind of logic is this, dill, you are enemies, but help nezalezhnoy! - does not add up with the goal of eliminating terrorism in Syria. Reminds scam with Libya.
    From a dead donkey you ears, not Syria.
    And there is someone to finish Daesh without you, the Syrian people show naturally, and the videoconferencing will really help.
  17. uralex
    uralex 26 December 2015 13: 14 New
    +4
    Because this is a zoo, with wide open cells. It's the jungle

    And the Americans are trying to put these exterminated "predators" in the Red Book, create reserves for them, multiply and then release them.
    1. Berthan
      Berthan 26 December 2015 14: 42 New
      0
      Not surprising. Considering how MUCH they invested in these animals ...
  18. nrex
    nrex 26 December 2015 13: 24 New
    0
    Of course, he will never tell the whole truth, he is not a traitor, he is simply trying to smooth out political angles, realizing that the world is heading into danger. For today's situation, some comments on the actions of the US political elite are enough to cool their ambitious ardor a little and pay attention to his words to the world community.
  19. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 26 December 2015 13: 33 New
    +2
    then begin to stimulate economic prosperity in the region, bringing in new ideas, new technologies, a new education system.


    To state this, you must first have before your eyes an example of where this was done. Maybe in Afghanistan? Or in Iraq? Or maybe in Libya? What is the educational system in Libya now? laughing

    While there is no positive example, this is all empty chatter. Homosexuals did not help anyone; their strategy does not imply anyone's prosperity at all, except for the USA itself.
  20. cap
    cap 26 December 2015 13: 40 New
    +1
    "In December, I visited Moscow at the invitation of the Russia Today TV channel, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary."
    Since I arrived by invitation.
    The instructions were issued by the current chief, therefore he delicately hinted at a joint division of Syria. "In order for this to become a reality, such a strategy should be implemented not only by the United States and the West, regional powers should be involved here - Russia, China, India. Because the current situation affects to all of us, without exception. Because in the short term we cannot move in the same direction where we are going. It is not sustainable. "
  21. cergey51046
    cergey51046 26 December 2015 13: 55 New
    0
    And it’s like we don’t.
  22. Otshelnik
    Otshelnik 26 December 2015 13: 57 New
    +1
    The ex-head of the intelligence department of the US Department of Defense, Michael Flynn or, or holds people for fools, in all cases he is the character of Zadornov ...
  23. unfriendly
    unfriendly 26 December 2015 14: 09 New
    +2
    Did this mattress call Russia a regional power? I advise Amers not to mix anasha and mushrooms - this is much worse than moonshine mixed with beer.
  24. Rik0209
    Rik0209 26 December 2015 14: 13 New
    0
    Dr. Bormental (3) RU Today, 12:20 PM New
    Blah blah blah. And I’m eating into it .. Thank you, thank you
  25. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 26 December 2015 14: 44 New
    0
    If you listen to each separately, it seems like it says, but in the White House everything is bewitched! There is some kind of infection there, everyone who has been there is infected with stupidity, moronism and tyranny!
  26. Starik72
    Starik72 26 December 2015 14: 58 New
    +1
    USA - Empire of LIES and VIOLENCE, and I do not believe all these servants of this empire !!! This general says that the United States does not quite understand what is happening, especially in the opposition forces. It’s all verbiage, they understand everything and do everything to stir up this even more, therefore they divide the opposition into good, moderate and bad, and blame them for all sins Bashar al-Assad. As it was in Yugoslavia, Libya and Iraq. Where are these states now ???
  27. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 26 December 2015 15: 19 New
    0
    maybe I didn’t understand something or missed, but what is the connection between the headline and the article? !!!
  28. lukke
    lukke 26 December 2015 15: 24 New
    +2
    As a young officer I learned a rule: the best plan is the one that leaves you with more alternatives at the very last moment
    not an army, but a bunch of erudite intellectuals straight. I don’t remember that when I was a young officer I had a choice in the “plans” launched “from above”), on the contrary - success depended directly on the accuracy of the implementation approved at the “top” and this is logical, since when you are a young lieutenant you have neither experience nor knowledge and you are not supposed to know the main idea, - do what you said. And here it is straight - a giant of thought, but no matter how you look at what the American military is doing, you start to think about their mental health in general. And he would have said and advised Putin ... I just want to say in the words of Lavrov - Who are you your mother ?! ...
  29. afrikanez
    afrikanez 26 December 2015 15: 35 New
    0
    Here is the old fart, they didn’t know who they were helping. Bullshit with a goat! am
  30. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 26 December 2015 15: 43 New
    +1
    Here it is the face of the enemy! Cynical, deceitful, ready to eat you with giblets and not choke. Talking about his contempt and complacency openly. Talking about the fact that the president of a foreign country should not just leave, but die!

    . In my opinion, he was very lucky that he is still alive and in power. And Russia is the main reason why this is still the case. Russia, together with the international community, must decide whether we can live with people like Assad on the same planet. Could this person take a leadership position. Does the Syrian people have a say. Think of ten million displaced people, that's half the country's population. We, the international community, must give the Syrian people ...

    What to give? Public execution of their leader? Complete collapse and return to the Middle Ages?
  31. bad
    bad 26 December 2015 16: 05 New
    0
    Quote: unfriendly
    Did this mattress call Russia a regional power? I advise Amers not to mix anasha and mushrooms - this is much worse than moonshine mixed with beer.
    .. +++ well said drinks
  32. Leprekon
    Leprekon 26 December 2015 19: 19 New
    0
    The third world war has been going on for a long time! We simply miss that the eve of a "hot" war is the long-term political and economic world wars.
  33. gendir.grifon
    gendir.grifon 26 December 2015 20: 11 New
    +1
    Those who really rule the world (the heads of the largest Jewish multinational corporations) again want to redistribute it, again want to fill the world with blood for their dough. Russia will stand.
  34. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 26 December 2015 20: 58 New
    +1
    GDP has repeatedly proposed joint efforts of the Russian Federation and the West to crush Daesh and what happened, no one except Israel and France gave a positive answer. So what did YOU want the Lord? They do not want to crush the reptiles from Daesh with us, we will look for other allies, the same is Iran. The main thing is that this infection does not spread throughout the world.
  35. mkonev
    mkonev 26 December 2015 21: 00 New
    +2
    Disgusting. Lying and hypocritical through and through. They destroyed several countries, killed millions of people and has the audacity to say "Assad used the wrong means." Pot calls the kettle black? A real American patrician.
  36. Pirogov
    Pirogov 26 December 2015 22: 45 New
    +1
    Galimov, .... you will scoff!
  37. cergey51046
    cergey51046 26 December 2015 23: 02 New
    0
    And we are to the big world.
  38. Former battalion commander
    Former battalion commander 26 December 2015 23: 35 New
    0
    This psih.a.ya. TVAR sang in a completely different way after "... now the sky is normal in the sky, because we are striving west ... "Oh, if only Ukraine would not be overslept and it would be possible to live, but so ... it is not known ...
  39. 31rus
    31rus 27 December 2015 00: 19 New
    +1
    Dear Syria, this is only a small part of the confrontation, and the global confrontation, therefore, the general says that we are slowly slipping into a big war, because not one of the systems wants or does not give certain forces to seek a compromise, therefore the general says they see whether Putin and Obama are the extreme line, whether the giant mechanisms working in both countries can stop for war
  40. Linkin
    Linkin 27 December 2015 05: 06 New
    +1

    How serious, in your opinion, is the support of the US allies for the Sunni radical groups? Speech about Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar? What can be done with this?

    Let's not play the information game. Because my counter-question to this will be: what can be done with the fact that the allied Syrian regime of Iran supports Hezbollah? Hezbollah is an international terrorist organization whose branches operate far beyond the borders of the Levant, it is definitely a serious security threat. Hezbollah members killed many people not only in the Middle East. So Iran does it too, sponsoring terrorism. Fruitful cooperation between Russia and the West is possible only if Iran becomes part of the equation. To begin to resolve the issue, we must recognize that Iran is part of the problem.

    I said everything correctly, while terrorists are divided into "bad" and "good" what can be discussed, what are the common interests?
  41. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 27 December 2015 06: 21 New
    +2
    We cannot act on the principle "both ours and yours." We must be very clear about what we are trying to achieve and with whom we intend to work.
    Well, after all, IT has already been decided, denying us its intelligence on the ISIS. So at least it would be clear who IT counts among them. I give 98% that the ONO included all the units fighting for B. Assad in this list. And this brave warrior in the discipline "verbiage" - test!