The Pentagon and the CIA are engaged in a humiliating quarrel over Syria.
Amazing as it might sound, the 2 United states Government’s services are supporting differ rebel groups. Yet, their objectives on the surface are in some way not overlapping.
While the Syrian Arab Army aided by Russia is increasing ground in Syria, abolishing Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorists, Washington has yet to choose who precisely it supports in the Middle Eastern Region.
Here is the pickle, given that Washington has a minimum of 2 variations of just what it needs to do in Syria.
Nancy A. Youssef of the Daily Beast sited Thursday:
An unnamed Pentagon official who told her that the American military effort is aimed at defeating Daesh in the first place, while the rebels in Aleppo are fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Syrian Arab Army. In contrast, the intelligence community is insisting that the defeat of Bashar al-Assad is a necessary precondition to eradicate Daesh, the journalist noted.
“Two Department of Defense officials told The Daily Beast that they are not eager to support the rebels in the city of Aleppo because they’re seen as being affiliated with al-Qaeda in Syria, or Jabhat al-Nusra [al-Nusra Front]. The CIA, which supports those rebel groups, rejects that claim, saying alliances of convenience in the face of a mounting Russian-led offensive have created marriages of battlefield necessity, not ideology.”
Including that the Pentagon and the intelligence community currently have tackled themselves in a “cat fight” over Syria.
Sadly, there is a deadly drawback in the CIA’s logic.
By conquering Assad, the United States supported forces could open the gateways of Damascus to Daesh and al-Qaeda.
Stephen F. Cohen, a professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University has aggressively stressed, “Therefore Obama’s plan to get rid of Assad which would risk the stability of the Syrian state and thus the Syrian Army, as happened when they got rid of Gaddafi in Libya, was a mistaken policy.”
Nonetheless, the Pentagon and the CIA both continue to engage in their own goal on the ground in Syria, time to time discovering themselves in embarrassing situations.
In March 2016, Los Angeles Times revealed that Syrian militants “armed by different parts of the US war machine” commenced to battle each-other in the Aleppo region.
The media outlet narrated the fact that in the middle of February, the CIA -backed Fursan al-Haq, or Knights of Righteousness.
It was removed by Pentagon backed Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF, right from the city of Marea, established about 20 miles north of Aleppo.
To help make the issues even more difficult, it is effectively documented that due to the fact that at the very start the Obama Administration was thoroughly conscious that it was assisting Islamists allies with al-Qaeda including Daesh.
Certainly, while the White House and its 2 services are engaged in internal disagreements over who the actual “moderates” are and whether or not the United States military ought to focus on Daesh or Assad on the ground.
The Russia backed Syrian Arab Army is resquing Syrian towns and villages one at a time from Islamic extremists.
So in The Battle of Pentagon vr. CIA who do you think will win?
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