US military provided Syria’s Assad with intel on militants: report
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff has been indirectly providing Syrian military with intelligence on extremists fearing the Obama administration’s agenda to oust Bashar al-Assad will engender total chaos in Syria, the Russia Today channel reported on Tuesday.
A new investigation in the London Review of Books by renowned American journalist Seymour M Hersh exposes the divide between the US top military brass and the politicians in the White House when it comes to dealing with the militants in Syria and Iraq.
It seems the US military is not enthusiastic about Obama’s “Assad must go” maxima, opting to provide Damascus with intelligence and analytics on the militants instead. This is – however – done indirectly, an unidentified former senior adviser to the Joint Chiefs told Hersh.
I do get that Hersh is not well regarded, however I would not be so quick to discount this.