[Marxism] Fwd: A Pentagon-Kremlin conspiracy to back Assad? Who is Seymour Hersh kidding? | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Carl G. Estabrook galliher at illinois.edu
Fri Dec 25 17:44:22 MST 2015

I think what Hersh reports is a turf war between the the CIA and the Pentagon, with the former holding (as US Machiavellians have, back to the Carter administration in Afghanistan) that jihadists can be used for US policy goals of Mideast control, and the Pentagon skeptical about that.

The former position is illustrated in Andrew Cockburn's current article, "A Special Relationship: The United States is teaming up with Al Qaeda, again” http://harpers.org/archive/2016/01/a-special-relationship/ <http://harpers.org/archive/2016/01/a-special-relationship/>   


> On Dec 25, 2015, at 2:31 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> Seymour Hersh, the doddering old fool who should have retired from journalism at least as long ago as Woody Allen should have stopped making movies, has written a preposterous article in the LRB that relies pretty much on the word of an unnamed ex-official in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The unnamed source (what else would you expect) claims that the Pentagon has been effectively operating as an arm of the Kremlin to back Bashar al-Assad in his war on the Syrian rebels. If the Justice Department were to take these allegations seriously, they’d arrest former Pentagon head for treason and not just put him in jail but underneath the jail.
> full: http://louisproyect.org/2015/12/25/a-pentagon-kremlin-conspiracy-to-back-assad-who-is-seymour-hersh-kidding/

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