CIA Chief John Brennan, disgraced
like his colleague Director of National
Intelligence James Clapper for
being caught lying to the public and violating
his oath of office, made somewhat startling comments
last week not lost
on the regime in Tehran.
Comes Late: U.S. says it 'Doesn't Want ISIL' in
Damascus! (FARS News Agency, Iran)
Over the last
few days there has been something of a sensation created by the sight of
Secretary of State John Kerry and CIA Director John Brennan issuing nearly simultaneous
statements, the upshot of which is that toppling Assad now would be a disaster
and that any settlement of the Syrian War will require talks with Bashar
al-Assad. This public rhetorical reversal wasn't missed by Tehran. This
editorial from Iran's state-run FARS News
Agency says that just because Washington has finally accepted the obvious
does not absolve it from policies that in Iran's view have caused untold suffering
for four long years, and which Tehran has advocated from the beginning.
TEHRAN: American officials are wiser today than yesterday,
but only just.
In the words of Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and
political pamphleteer Jonathan
Swift: A man should never be ashamed to own that he's been in the wrong,
which is but saying that he is wiser today than yesterday …
At a time when ISIL terrorists are
fleeing Iraq's soon-to-be-fully-liberated city of Tikrit
with their tails between their legs, CIA Director John Brennan says the United
States cannot afford to allow ISIL to “march into”
the Syrian capital Damascus, adding that Washington is no longer seeking a
“regime change” in the Arab country!
The head of America's top spy agency goes on to say that Washington
doesn't want a collapse of the Syrian government since it could put ISIL and other extremists in power. “I think that's a
legitimate concern. None of us, Russia, the United States, coalition, and
regional states, wants to see a collapse of the government and political
institutions in Damascus.”
If we recall correctly, these are the same people who until
yesterday were talking about the imminent collapse of political institutions in
Syria and the inevitability of military pressure, an air war and a no-fly zone
to help their “moderate” terrorists oust the Damascus government. So what
1. Brennan is right to say that the United States cannot
allow the death cult to march into Damascus. There's only one problem. He has
to exchange the word “United States” with “Syrian army, irregular volunteer forces,
Hezbullah, and of course, Iranian military advisors.”
2. Iran is helping the Iraqi Army and volunteer forces bury
the last ISILmilitants
corpses in Tikrit, which is now virtually liberated. That
strategic progress is paving the way to the complete liberation of Iraq and
Syria. Washington knows this and wants a piece of the action. That's why the
CIA chief, in a major reversal, says "we have no
higher priority than disrupting and defeating ISIL
and other terror networks."
3. Iran, Iraq and Syria have shown that they are no countries
for terrorists - even when the U.S. and its regional cronies, mainly Qatar,
Saudi Arabia and Turkey, were so confident of achieving their desired results,
i.e., a decapitation of the regimes in Baghdad and Damascus. Last month,
Washington and Ankara inked an agreement to train and arm “moderates” in Syria.
Now Washington admits the beleaguered terrorists have no country. Talk
about a reversal of fortune!
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4. With or without Washington, the U.N. Security Council, once
a civilian nuclear deal is reached, will lift its baseless sanctions on Iran.
That's good news for the region. With sanctions lifted, Iran will have more
resources to help its allies put the last nail in the coffin of the Takfiri extremists in Iraq and Syria.
Reading the tea leaves and judging from the above, the
conclusion should be this: The United States, the European Union and their
regional cohorts are the ones who for four long years proudly endorsed the bloodshed,
destruction and misery inflicted on Syria - with some 200,000 killed and over 4
Those behind this criminal culpability cannot shirk their responsibility
and should not be permitted to escape justice - even if some in Washington now
want to spur reconciliation in Syria.
They must own the fact they've been wrong and face the
consequences. So much death, suffering and so many war crimes have been packed
into those four years.