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‘Kill Russians and Iranians, threaten Assad,’ says ex-CIA chief backing Clinton

RT | August 9, 2016

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell, who supports Hillary Clinton and insists that Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to “pay the price.”

The ex-CIA chief, who worked with Clinton while she was secretary of state, told CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose that Iran and Russia should “pay a big price” in Syria – and by that he meant killing them.

“When we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shia militia who were killing American soldiers,” Morell said. “The Iranians were making us pay a price.”

“We need to make the Iranians pay a price in Syria, we need to make the Russians pay a price,” he continued.

When asked if that meant killing Russians and Iranians, Morell fully agreed, qualifying the answer with “covertly.”

“Tell the world about it, right?” he went on. “You don’t stand up at the Pentagon and say ‘we did this,’ but you make sure they know it in Moscow and Tehran.”

Referring to the US-backed rebels in Syria, Morell said he wanted Washington to support them in more aggressive actions, not only against Bashar Assad’s government, but against Iranians and Russians.

Morrell then went on a diatribe about how the US should “scare” Assad, including going after his national guard and “bombing his offices in the middle of the night.”

“I’m not advocating assassinating him, I’m advocating going after what he thinks is his power base and what he needs to survive. I want to put pressure on him, I want to put pressure on the Iranians, I want to put pressure on the Russians to come to that diplomatic settlement.”

The former acting director of the CIA publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton last week through an opinion piece in the New York Times, praising her qualifications as commander-in-chief and calling her rival Donald Trump a threat to national security.

After he retired from the CIA in August 2013, Morrell took a job at Beacon Global Strategies, a Washington, DC consultancy founded by Clinton aides Philippe Reines and Andrew Shapiro. There he worked with Leon Panetta, another Clinton aide and his predecessor at the helm of the CIA, who also spoke in support of Clinton at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia last month.

Last year, Morrell apologized to “every American” and finally owned up to the “mistakes” made by the CIA in Iraq, where over 4,000 US soldiers and at least 250,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the 2003 US invasion.

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5 Comments »

  1. “When we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shia militia who were killing American soldiers,”
    You mean, ‘killing American soldiers” who had been lied to by their President, who invaded Iraq and in the process killed over 1,000,000 Iraqi’s?

    “When asked if that meant killing Russians and Iranians, Morell fully agreed, qualifying the answer with “covertly.”
    Morrell is publicly admitting here that the CIA not only lies to the Russians, but clearly, he’s admitting that they lie to the American people as well.
    The CIA are part of “The Deep State” that runs America, but use a puppet President to make it all look legitimate.

    And now, the American voters are faced with an impossible choice, for their next “Leader”……….No wonder that only about half of them can be bothered voting at all in the ‘charade’ called the Presidential election.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 9, 2016 | Reply

  2. He does not intend a “diplomatic settlement”. The goal of the zionist empire is complete capitulation to their subjugation.

    The lies are right out in the open to see.

    What does the State Department and CIA have to say about Israel treating injured ISIS soldiers, buying ISIS oil and the US supplying ISIS with military hardware?

    Comment by rediscover911com | August 9, 2016 | Reply

    • “Israel treating injured ISIS soldiers, buying ISIS oil and the US supplying ISIS with military hardware”?

      “This is an ongoing operational matter, and I’m unable to make a positive or negative assessment at this time”. Israel is a ‘free and democratic country, the only one in the Middle East’ the spokesman said.

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 9, 2016 | Reply

  3. What would Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell say when someone in Russia or Iran would make statements to the effect that Americans covertly should be killed?

    Would Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell then not scream hell and damnation on about such a person making such statements? I think he would be demanding full and complete official apologies by the relevant Ambassadors and meanwhile would prepare to attack the countries, preferably with nuclear weapons!

    Because, in the eyes and opinion of Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell non-Americans are subhumans and Americans are the Superior people…….
    Something that a lot of Americans feel about themselves, everytime one American is wounded abroad it is national shocking news, while when there are hundred Afghans killed by a suicide bomb it is not even mentioned!
    Or, when an American soldier is killed while shooting him/herself in the foot because he/she is too stupid to check his/her weapon before cleaning it is suddenly national news, while when for instance a Dutch soldier is killed by a roadside bomb there is no mention of it in any newspaper in America!
    Americans should realize they are nothing special, that they are just part of a system, and that the fact that anyone killed by enemies is a sad occurrence, regardless of nationality!

    The Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell should watch what he’s calling for, it could well be that after his statement there will be Americans killed abroad, simply and only because he made the statement!

    Lets hope that all Iranians and Russians living peacefully in the United States of America will not become the victim of some blood-hungry American weapon-owning complete moronic idiot!

    And if that happens, that an innocent civilian Iranian or Russian is killed by American hand, the blood is on the hands of the Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell, that then is a fact!

    It would be good when the Democratic candidate for the Presidency would distance herself right away from the statement of this complete idiot!

    Comment by masteradrian | August 9, 2016 | Reply

    • “Like”

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 9, 2016 | Reply


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