Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Report: CIA Helping Hezbollah Against Al Qaeda

(WJD) A shocking report claims that the CIA is helping Hezbollah in its fight against Al Qaeda, primarily in Lebanon and Syria.

Why? Because the CIA has decided that Syria is the most important security issue in the world -- topping Iran -- and al Qaeda must be stopped at all costs, including cooperating with an international terror group.

Lee Smith writes in the Weekly Standard that the CIA has becomes a powerful player in the Middle East precisely because the Obama administration has shown no leadership or vision in the region.
In other words, without guidance from above, namely the president and his national security cabinet, the intelligence community is apt to pursue its own interests and target its own priorities. And for the CIA, according to outgoing deputy director, Michael Morell, that’s Al Qaeda.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal two weeks ago, Morrell explained that Syria now poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security. “It's probably the most important issue in the world today," said Morrell "because of where it is currently heading." The risk, as he sees it, is that “the Syrian government, which possesses chemical and other advanced weapons, collapses and the country becomes al Qaeda's new haven, supplanting Pakistan.”
For emphasis, Lee points out that means the administration and the CIA see Syria, and not Iran, as the world's leading security threat.
In effect, the statements of the CIA’s former number two show that despite the administration’s rhetoric regarding Iran, that Obama has a policy of preventing not containing Tehran’s nuclear weapons program, there is in fact no White House strategy to deal with Iran’s regional project. Thus, taking its lead from a president who confuses drone strikes on Muslim extremists for a Middle East policy, the CIA has drafted its own priorities, and Iran is a second order concern. Al Qaeda is the big game. An Iranian bomb just isn’t as dangerous as a gang of Sunni fanatics with car bombs that blow up Iranian hamlets in the middle of Lebanon.
In other words, as reported here many times over the last several months, the Obama administration has no plans to take action against Iran and all its rhetoric against Tehran is just that -- rhetoric.