Friday, July 22, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan Won't Say That They Foresaw The Failed Coup Attempt In Turkey

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York March 13, 2015. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID

Wall Street Journal: CIA Chief Hedges When Asked if U.S. Saw Turkey Coup Coming

John Brennan says officials were well aware of sizable opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

MCLEAN, Va.—Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said intelligence officials were well aware of strains within Turkey and sizable opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but he wouldn't say whether they foresaw an attempted coup last week.

Mr. Brennan, speaking Tuesday evening to an audience at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, described the setting U.S. officials were in Friday night when the attempted coup was unfolding.

“The first thing you do when you have a situation like that is you try to ascertain the facts, and a lot of time…it’s very very difficult because a lot of information is coming in and it is hard to distinguish between rumors,” he said.

He was interviewed at the event by Jennifer Sims, a former State Department official and intelligence expert.

She then asked “Did we see it coming?”

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WNU Editor: I take that as a yes.

2 comments:

Gabriel Bane said...

Definitely a yes, it was like asking a kid a math question after he slept all class a lot of deflecting and waiting for the bell to ring.

Anonymous said...

As Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes would say:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgcxGFmYyPs