US fails to admit defeat in Syria policies: Analyst


… by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor    … with Press TV,  Tehran

Note: You can listen to the 3:45 minute interview on PTV here.

The following is a rough transcription.


Press TV: We have yet to see any insurgents that are even moderate. I mean the US keeps referring to them as moderates, we have seen insurgents that are cutting heads off. And then we see ones that what, maybe they don’t cut heads off, but they take these Kalashnikovs into these heavily residential areas, I mean that are populated heavily with women and children, and just indiscriminately fire on people that are not of their sect. Now you may call them moderate next to people like ISIL, but they are not really moderates, they are all just insurgents and terrorists in a nutshell. Your thoughts?


Dean: Well, we just have this foolishness continuing on. Our analysis here is that this continued training is just a try to put off the day of reckoning that the policy is a failure. And they want to keep these so-called moderate groups on the battlefield as some kind of Potemkin village, even when I read today this most incredible quote today [by a US military official]… that “No one in the military is under the illusion that training the Syrians will be a game-changer…it is just part of our overall plan.”

And the crazy thing about that [is] the overall plan has been a failure because the army is behind [President] Assad, the Syrian people know that they have to stand together because the Western countries are going to carve the country up in the spears of influence so they have nowhere to go. And these 4,500 insurgents they are going to train each year, I would probably say that half of them are going to desert, and probably half of them are go over to ISIL so that is why they have to keep training a new batch. This is just going to keep the killing going on… and you had Ashton Carter in the Congress today and he is just saying that we have to keep the pressure on to force Assad to make concessions. They don’t care how much suffering, how much killing goes on. They don’t feel any responsibility for that whatsoever.


Press TV: And then there is so much increasing support for trying to include the Syrian government in the peace talks. Why is the US so opposed to this idea; a diplomatic solution out of a crisis that has dragged on for four years and has claimed almost 200,000-250,000 lives thus far and…the West still stands adamant to overthrow the regime, when none of these opposition groups including even the most moderate, you might, have any experience in running a government. Your thoughts on that.


Dean: Well, we see stuff we have always seen in the past historically; these regimes they do not want to admit defeat, they do not want to admit that their policy was wrong. People in the Obama government are going to start resigning before the end of it, and move on and all try to pretend that everybody will forget that they were involved in this disastrous policy. And then whoever… they are going to pass this failed policy onto the next president. They are just trying to get through the rest of the Obama regime and just dump the problem onto someone else, like Bush dumped the horrible financial situation onto Obama when he came in.

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  1. Gail Evans in FB above thinks it’s a wise policy to recruit extremists and send to Syria so Assad can ( presumably ) wipe them out for us. Maybe they wouldn’t be professional extremists if someone WEREN’T offering them a monthly salary, training and equipment! “Extremist Muslims” are only obsessed over by people who still don’t know that the Rothschild Khazarian mafia did 9-11!

  2. hey “O-bomb-A”, imagine if 5-6 countries were doing the same things to effect “regime change” in the District of Criminals? let me guess, “it wouldn’t be the same thing”, right?

    I hadn’t heard of ASSAD staging false flag terrorist events like Sandy Hoax or the BMB, in my opinion Assad has shown outrageous restraint for all the attacks by neighboring Turkey and izrahell, and this is the guy you want to get rid of?! that seems damnably stupid to me.

  3. I don’t see any reason why Assad wouldn’t implement Syria’s own version Second Amendment laws. They have to defend themselves against these “moderates” somehow and depending on the police or military is foolish. Yemen has the right idea.
    Press TV needs to stop apologizing for these askanazi’s verbiage that intentionally dilutes acts of hideous and depraved violence to make the genocide easier to tolerate.
    It started with the “theater” and now its “moderates”, because the US doesn’t give weapons to terrorists so they can terrorize a neighborhood by slaughtering innocent people. They provide assistance to moderates in the theater by allowing them the resources and training they need to create stability in the region. Sick minds.

  4. Murder Inc.spends billions of dollars fighting terrorism, then spends more training terrorists….What a country.

  5. Mr Dean, it depends how you define “defeat”. It’s a resounding success for some people / corporations involved who’s primary goal is to extend this “jobs program”. It”s kinda like the Auto Glass installer who goes out each evening with a BB gun to drum up business. If ones livelihood depends on the continuation of friction, killing and simmering warfare in the Mid East…it’s a fantastic opportunity.

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