The head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Director of John Brennan said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) the the bloodshed in Syria was partially because of their role in the war.

“I think we always like to say that we wish that we would have been able to make a difference, in a way that would have prevented the slide and the situation there,” Director of John Brennan said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

“There’s no way you can divorce yourself, emotionally or mentally, from these situations that you play a role in,” Brennan said, adding that he “felt some responsibility for the horrific bloodshed” in the Syria war.

He then went onto predict that the terrorist forces loss in Aleppo will not end the war in Syria.

“This insurgency is not going to go away until there is some type of viable and genuine political process that will bring to power in Damascus a government that is representative of the Syrian people,” he further stated.

He then went onto admit that the USA has had little influence in being able to shape events in Syria.

“As great a country — as powerful a country — as the United States is, we have, in many areas, limited ability to influence the course of events,” Brennan said.

 

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Much as the admission is welcomed, he cannot absolve the CIA from responsibility. CIA operated training camps in Konya province, Turkey since 2011. They undoubtedly stirred the so called Spring revolt directly. To then stand back and suggest the United States was a powerless bystander smacks insincerity. One cannot start a fire, throw petrol on it and then innocently proclaim it is not ones’ fault because it is a runaway fire. The CIA chose its actions carefully in full knowledge of the blood bath that would ensue. Their shock now is that Assad has not been toppled and that two… Read more »
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Actually, it’s the will to build the Qatar-KSA-Turkey gas pipeline in order to compete Gazprom sales to the EU which is the main responsible of all this shit.

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The pipeline to Europe was merely the prize dangled by Washington to gain the enthusiastic support of Qatar & Saudi Arabia. Don’t try to shift responsibility.

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Sy : do you really think that Saudis can’t have own projects, initiative or agenda and can’t pay crooked politicians to support the shit they are doing? You should learn a little about Arabian history! If it was an US project, Dr.Assad wouldn’t be there for +5 years now!
How long Gaddafi made it? And Saddam either died B4 2003 or during the bombings! The judged guy was an doppelgänger! Just look at his teeth when speaking! Real Saddam had them perfectly ranked! You can’t cheat such thing!

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You clearly only pay attention to information that reconciles your own beliefs called confirmation bias. Inside east Aleppo as it fell were captured 14 military Intelligence officers from the UK, USA, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Israel. In fact senior Israeli officers have been captured fighting embedded in ISIS units inside Iraq. From 2011-2014 the US was openly training so called moderate rebels at CIA run training camps in Konya province. News media stories have shown US air drops of munitions to rebels inside Syria prior to Russian deployment in late 2015. Western & Turkish media captured images of American… Read more »
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Actually the number captured was over 100.http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/12/17/breaking-syrian-special-forces-captured-14-us-coalition-officers-captured-in-aleppo/ Good story about those caught in Aleppo.

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said a Kennedy in another pipeline war. LOL

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Not counting there is also an Iran-Syria pipeline project 😉 Very likely to connect to Russia and maybe Israel-Cyprus as they intend to connect directly to Greece (and on the other side to Jordan and Egypt). Northern Gazprom fields will be connected to EU OPAL pipeline, the southern may likely to be connected to this system. The Iranian field will be exploited by Total (and pumping from the same field Qatar does as it’s at the border of their EEZ). Iraqi and Syrian gaz are on the way. And there are some idiots that go on thinking all westerners are… Read more »
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The US did not realize that the fire was in other powers back yard.

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Their intel agencies have their feet well on the ground. CIA warned : no WMD in Iraq+Zarqawi not linked with Saddam, DIA warned of ISIL plans in 2012

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“This insurgency is not going to go away until there is some type of viable and genuine political process that will bring to power in Damascus a government that is representative of the Syrian people,” => It’s already the case! What CIA simply has a little bit forgotten is human intelligence! They have became too much relying on electronic spying and became too much trustful on shared intel from some of their partners, in this case, they believed Turkish MIT, Saudi Mukhabarat and also some Syrian expats that sometimes didn’t went in the country for 30 years as being persona… Read more »
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Actually it is America that should understand when you lay down with Dogs you get up with fleas. This is a problem that will go away because this proxy mercenary army, not born of a popular uprising but instigated by the CIA et al will be beaten in battle & driven out. Then these Jihadist fleas will be resettled in western countries as refugees and then the West shall reap the Murder & Mayhem that it instigated in 2011.

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are you that sure that the CIA has nothing to do with Syria war since the very beginning?
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/09/a-short-history-of-the-war-on-syria-2006-2014.html
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/157412-syria-hidden-massacre-2011/

pretty clear. false flag ‘syrian revolution’

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I wish You merry Christmes /joyeux Noël/ عيد ميلاد مجيد And peace not pax AMERICANA – on Earth. ———————— Quote Brennan “This insurgency is not going to go away until there is some type of viable and genuine political process that will bring to power in Damascus a government that is representative of the Syrian people,” Clear text means: Until US final victory the US intend to continue the Syrian bloodbath that it has started in violation of A/RES/2625(XXV) (UN resolution about peaceful relations = the relevant international law how You behave in peace). So while Brennan feels only some… Read more »
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Yes, while proclaiming a measure of involvement and that somehow he has a decent conscience, Brennan goes on to deliver the same sick rhetoric that we have heard so much of– that “we”, The USA, still needs to change the Damascus Government– so no change at all–just trying to make themselves look like that they are human—a quality they did not come into the world with– they are in the truest sense killers of humanity. Syria is forever, just like Palestine– what goes around–comes around–too bad when that happens innocent people will again suffer. The CIA and the NWO are… Read more »
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John I applaud your comments. I just spent a couple of hours on Boxing Day 2016 talking with a young Syrian girl who fled Deir Ezzor with fellow university students. The Minibus behind hers full of eleven students all aged 22 years old were captured. Her friends male & female were held for ransom by so called “MODERATE REBELS”. When their poor families could not pay, petrol was injected in their veins to cause an excruciating death. She said five of her relatives left behind were beheaded and their heads were used as footballs for the amusement of so called… Read more »
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Yes. Both sides have done terrible things. I know people that have seen the beginning of the discontent in Daraa.

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“I wish You merry Christmas /joyeux Noël/ عيد ميلاد مجيد And peace not pax AMERICANA – on Earth.” http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/News-Feature/20141130/Pope-thumbs-up.jpg Noyeux Joël 😀 “Clear text means: Until US final victory the US intend to continue the Syrian bloodbath that it has started” This may be an interpretation but I feel it’s more to comply to their boss, the DoS, statements but well, there are clear symptoms of revolt in many component of the US apparatus and only idiots may not understanding why finding themselves having to train or do logistics for Qaedan offshoots is VERY VERY unpopular in the military and… Read more »
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Ok. You think so – I do not. The NEOs are part of a nation’s general attitude. The 5 eyes adherents still feel entitled to be the Lords of Human Kind. NSA even spied on democratic Allies as if these nations had no rights. A/RES/2625(XXV) binds only lesser powers. p.s. IMHO Fascist were given ideas and were encouraged because others like Bolshevists, Zionists, Colonialists, Capitalists before them got away with certain crimes against the dehumanized or criminalized OTHERS of other LOWER opinion, faith or race. For me Manifest Destiny is just another version of the basic ideas of Fascism’s Mein… Read more »
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At Nuremberg many Nazis also tried to complain they were merely following orders, prior to that defence being rejected so they could be hung. Following the My Lai massacre in Vietnam 14 officers, including Major General Samuel Koster also tried to use the Nazi defence of only following orders at their courts marshal. We can thank good old Hillary Clinton and her email trail for exposing US involvement in yet another dirty war. Does the word Integrity not exist in American dictionaries?
How do you defend democracy & the “FREE WORLD” when you behave like the biggest scumbag on the street?

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The tendency of a double moral is in all nations. Probably. & Power corrupts.

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Is Mr Brennan hedging his bets with his statement before President Trump enters the WhiteHouse ?

History is littered with evil and cruel men and women who have caused immense misery to millions. Brennan has good reason to be fearful if his wicked duplicity is fully exposed.

We can be certain of one thing though. If Brennan is punished he will not be burned alive in a cage as many people have been by the Takfiri Terrorists the CIA fostered.

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Not all nations joined the ICC – for good internal reasons. Brennan will go free. p.s. The Tokyo standard of international law was only administered by the US victors to the Japanese losers. Noam Chomsky claimed that a lot of post WWII US politicians and service personnel would have come to harm if these international laws were applied to all. Smirk.

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Yet, there is no outrage about this. I have yet to hear of calls to sever relations with KSA. Cry about refugees but don’t dare do the above nor demand the governments to stop funding terrrorists in Syria. This begun with funding of “Afghan mujahideen” (A group that was originally crushed in an uprising against Daoud Khan the pre 1978 leader), and if you count the MB, as early as the 1950s against Abdel Nasser.

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