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"Old Partner" under the wing of the CIA

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In “The New York Times” appeared material in which it is told about the leading and guiding activities of the CIA during the preparation of the “Syrian opposition” units. As it turned out, Saudi Arabia played a crucial role in the CIA program approved by Obama in 2013. The Saudis paid for the training of militants and the supply of them weaponsand the CIA trained the "rebels".


"Old Partner" under the wing of the CIA


The US CIA is dependent on Saudi Arabia in conducting a secret operation to arm the Syrian "rebels" because it relies on Saudi money, write Marc Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo in "The New York Times".

According to journalists, in 2013, President B.H. Obama "secretly authorized" the actions of the Central Intelligence Agency, aimed at supplying weapons to the "rebels" in Syria. By that time, the goalkeepers already knew who would be their “partner”, ready to pay for a secret operation. A well-known partner who has been friends with the United States for more than a decade: Saudi Arabia.

The CIA and its “colleagues” from Saudi Arabia have so far maintained an approach to the operation, codenamed “Sikomor”.

Under the terms of the deal, which the current and former White House officials revealed to journalists, the Saudis supplied weapons and gave large sums of money, and the CIA played a leading role in training insurgents using "AK-47 assault rifles and anti-tank missiles."

The “division of labor” scheme, of course, is old and proven.

The “former bonds” created on the basis of “cheap oil and geopolitics”, the authors of the material note, have long been linked by two countries. However, for some time, the “bonds” were weakened. US dependence on foreign oil has decreased markedly. Well, the Saudis did not like the diplomatic rapprochement of the Obama administration with Iran.

And yet the old alliance is preserved. He "keeps afloat" thanks to Saudi money and the recognition of a number of mutual benefits. In addition to its vast oil reserves, Saudi Arabia acts as the spiritual leader of the Sunni Muslim world. Therefore, the United States does not openly criticize Saudi Arabia for human rights violations, attitudes towards women and support for extreme forms of Islam (Wahhabism), which inspires many terrorists — the very ones that the United States is fighting. The Obama administration this month did not even condemn the public decapitation in Saudi Arabia of a Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

The degree of "partnership" of the Saudis with spies from the CIA and the amount of their direct financial support were not disclosed, the authors write further. It is estimated that the total cost of supplies and training is several billion dollars. “They understand that they have to deal with us, and we understand that we have to deal with them,” said Mike Rogers, a former Republican congressman from Michigan, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee at the time CIA operation was launched. Details of the secret program Rogers refused to discuss.

Representatives of the CIA and the Saudi Embassy in Washington also refused to comment.

Saudi "efforts", American journalists continue, were sent by Bandar bin Sultan, who at that time held the post of chief of intelligence of the kingdom. It was with him that the Saudis bought "thousands of AK-47 and millions of cartridges in Eastern Europe for the Syrian rebels." Tseerushniki helped organize some of these purchases for Saudi Arabia (as one of the first examples is a major deal in Croatia, 2012). A few months later, Mr. Obama agreed to the CIA about the "direct armament" and the training of the rebels at the bases in Jordan. Changes were made to the “Sikomor” program, which allowed starting deliveries of “lethal” weapons. Since that time, the CIA has been training, and Saudi Arabia has been conducting monetary operations and supplying the rebels with weapons, including anti-tank missiles.

Qatar is also “helping” - this state finances education and allows using its base as an additional area for training. But, as American officials explained to journalists, Saudi Arabia is making the greatest contribution to the operation today.

In the near future, according to journalists, the alliance of the CIA and the Saudis will only strengthen. Prince Mohammed bin Naif, the Saudi interior minister, who continues, following Bandar bin Sultan, to arm the Syrian rebels, is familiar with CIA Director John Brennan since 1990 of the year (he was a CIA resident). There is evidence that these two still retain friendship. There is also other information according to which Mr. Brennan, while laboring in Riyadh, was "the true center of American power in the kingdom." Former diplomats reminded reporters that the most important discussions always went through the CIA station.

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After such a publication in the New York Times, even the most naive American should guess why the United States refrains from criticizing Riyadh about “human rights,” the beheading of dissenters, the unenviable position of women in society, and other acts of the Wahhabi regime.

Despite the continued support of Wahhabism and terrorism by the Saudis, Washington continues to be friends with its long-time partner, with whom the petrodollar was created in the seventies of the last century. And the current close ties of the intelligence communities of the two states, democratic and monarchical, once again prove that the "exceptional" US has the only value: the benefit. The benefit criterion is applied both in politics and in the economy. Therefore, speaking of Russia, Washington uses the term “Putin's regime”, and speaking of Saudi Arabia, it turns to the tender concept of “old partner”.

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  1. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 27 January 2016 06: 49
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    Well, under the moon, nothing is new, I would be terribly udevilsya if the United States there is not "made some effort."
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    2. Aleksander
      Aleksander 27 January 2016 09: 52
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      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Well, under the moon, nothing is new, I would be terribly udevilsya if the United States there is not "made some effort."

      And after all, the United States is only part of the common foulness, France provided huge and undisguised help to the opps, who received well-deserved thanks in Paris, England, Italy and Germany, received well-deserved thanks in the form of 1,2 million refugees.
    3. stroybat ZABVO
      stroybat ZABVO 27 January 2016 20: 21
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      korsun steers
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 27 January 2016 07: 21
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    And yet the old alliance remains. It “keeps afloat” thanks to Saudi money and the recognition of a number of mutual benefits. And it will be saved ...
  3. ser-pov
    ser-pov 27 January 2016 08: 28
    +1
    After such a publication in the New York Times, even the most naive American should guess why the United States refrains from criticizing Riyadh about “human rights”

    Ordinary Americans do not care about all these publications, and whoever reads them there, the author does not think that the article appeared on the front page. And even more so, they are more preoccupied with themselves, making sure not to eat an extra hot dog for a day ...
  4. Fei_Wong
    Fei_Wong 27 January 2016 08: 31
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    Therefore, speaking of Russia, Washington uses the term “Putin’s regime”, and while speaking about Saudi Arabia, he goes over to the tender concept of “old partner”.

    Who would doubt that. Hypocrisy is historically an integral part of Western policy.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 January 2016 09: 13
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    on the guiding and guiding activities of the CIA

    Much has been written and said on the subject of the CIA and the SA. But the situation will not change from this. Washington will support the SA exactly as long as it is beneficial to it. And judging by everything that happens on the BV it will be profitable for a long time. Words cannot solve this problem. Now, if the Saudis get a good kick in the teeth in Yemen, the war, which they themselves unleashed, will finally come to their territory and, in addition, financially break down due to oil prices (there are also problems with the budget), then the "old partner" will want a young one.
  6. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 27 January 2016 09: 33
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    Therefore, speaking of Russia, Washington uses the term “Putin’s regime”, and while speaking about Saudi Arabia, he goes over to the tender concept of “old partner”.

    If our authorities called America at least an "empire of lies", respect for them would rise a hundredfold both in Russia and in the world.
    And so many more precise definitions can be used. smile But to call this striped dirty trick "partners" is simply ridiculous and two-faced! Ameripedos on our land have arranged a real war for us, and we lick their shoes. Dumb somehow.
    Ameripedes with small-britos are our natural and sworn enemies, and they behave in accordance with this circumstance. After what they arranged on the outskirts of the Russian Empire, not a single normal citizen of Russia considers them "partners", but clearly understands that these ghouls must be firmly put in place, and there will be no forgiveness until their states perish in the abyss of history ... Our children and grandchildren should clearly know who the real enemy is, so that they uncompromisingly and without hesitation strangle this evil spirits always and everywhere.
  7. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 27 January 2016 13: 39
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    ... the “exclusive” USA has the only value: profit. The benefit criterion applies both in politics and in economics. ...... (therefore) Despite the continued support of Wahhabism and terrorism by the Saudis, Washington continues to be friends with its long-standing partner,

    We, too, are almost friends with the Saudis, we tolerate Wahhabism on our land, (a radical movement that is used by jihadists around the world and in our North Caucasus), we know that they support terrorism, we tolerate the subversive work of the Saudis, which has been going on for decades against Russia, (they played one of the decisive roles for the collapse of the USSR economy and its collapse), in general, solid polities and what do we get in return? We have already played out with Turkey in politeses! Are we waiting for when and from the Saudis we will "stab in the back"? Although what a "stab in the back", they have been behaving so openly for so many years and are not going to change! Maybe it's time to be tough, treat them the way they deserve?
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 27 January 2016 14: 24
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      It has long been completely clear that Daesh (IS) Al-Qaeda Al-Nusra is a joint project of Washington Tel Aviv, Riyadh Ankara and other satellites of the United States. And it is aimed primarily at "destroying" our country.
      And the fact that we finally came to the aid of Syria is a very wise and logical step of our leadership, because now the Syrian people are protecting not only themselves but all of RUSSIA. But we must now help and arm not only Syria, but also Iraq, the Huitites and fearless Hezbollah as the main fighters against terrorism and violence in the region.
      Now all the sponsors of terrorists and murderers, in particular from Tel Aviv, Ankara, and so on, feeling the defeat of their protégés, will start fighting with all their might, and, like spiders in a bank, will "devour" each other and this "process" has already begun.
      Meanwhile, the Syrians remember very well who helps them fight the terrorist plague.
      Syrian Desert Falcons avenged the Turkmens who shot the Su-24 pilot