Friday, September 23, 2016

Is President Obama Facing A 'Mutiny' At The Pentagon?

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing about Defense Department readiness Sept. 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Goldfein joined Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller during the hearing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

RT: Washington experiencing ‘mutiny’ over Syrian conflict

The US Defense Department effectively rebelled against the president’s authority when it said it may or we may not comply with the ceasefire, says former MI6 agent and founder of the Conflicts Forum Alastair Crooke.

While US-Russia cooperation in Syria has been in the spotlight, culminating in a heated exchange at a UN Security Council meeting, Syria's president dismissed the accusations that his army attacked a UN aid convoy near Aleppo.

Bashar Assad suggests the US airstrike which killed 62 Syrian soldiers was not a mistake, as Washington claims. At the same time, Washington is increasingly torn between how to move forward in the Syria conflict.

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WNU Editor: You have to wonder on what is the discourse between the White House and the Pentagon .... especially after reading reports like the following this week ....

Pentagon Were Not Informed By The White House On Cash Payments To Iran (September 23, 2016)
Top U.S. General Tells Congress That It Would Be Unwise To Share Intelligence With Russia On Syria (September 22, 2016)
President Obama Does Not Listen To His Generals And Admirals (September 19, 2016)

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