February 17th, 2012
04:13 PM ET

Watch GPS: Martin Dempsey on Syria, Iran and China

On Fareed Zakaria GPS this Sunday at 10a.m. and 1p.m. EST, an exclusive interview with the top-ranking military officer in the U.S., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey. Fareed has a wide-ranging discussion with Dempsey on Syria, Iran, China, budget cuts, and more.

We also have a great China panel on the show, and editorials on Iran and the Euro Zone.

Here are some excerpts of what Dempsey had to say: 

On arming Syria’s opposition

Fareed Zakaria: What would you say to those who argue that the United States should arm the opposition movement in Syria?

Martin Dempsey: I think it's premature to take a decision to arm the opposition movement in Syria because I would challenge anyone to clearly identify for me the opposition movement in Syria at this point. And let me broaden the conversation a bit. Syria is an arena right now for all of the various interests to play out.  And what I mean by that is you've got great power involvement.  Turkey clearly has an interest, a very important interest.  Russia has a very important interest.  Iran has an interest. And what we see playing out is that not just those countries, in fact, potentially not all of them in any case, but we see the various groups who might think that at issue is a Sunni-Shia competition for regional control.

On comparing Syria with Libya

Fareed Zakaria:  Militarily, is Syria very different from Libya, in the geography? In the case of Libya, you had an eastern half of the country that the rebels had. They had a city, Benghazi. Or do you believe, if you needed to, you could militarily intervene in Syria in the same way you did in Libya?

Martin Dempsey:  Not the same way we did in Libya.  I mean Syria is a very different challenge.  It's a different challenge, as you described it, geographically.  It's a different challenge in terms of the capability the Syrian military.  They are very capable.  They have a very sophisticated, integrated air defense system, for example.  They have chemical and biological weapons. Now, they haven't demonstrated any interest or any intent to use those. But it is a very different military problem.

On a pre-emptive strike on Iran

Martin Dempsey:  I think it would be premature to exclusively decide that the time for a military option was upon us. I think that the economic sanctions and the international cooperation that we've been able to gather around sanctions is beginning to have an effect. I think our diplomacy is having an effect and our preparedness. I mean, fundamentally, we have to be prepared.  And that includes, for the most part, at this point, being prepared defensively.

On Tehran’s leadership

Fareed Zakaria:  When you observe Iranian behavior, does it strike you as highly irrational? Does it strike you as sort of unpredictable? Or do they seem to follow their national interests in a fairly calculating way?

Martin Dempsey:  That is a great question.  I'll tell you that I've been confronting that question since I came into Central Command in 2008. And we are of the opinion that the Iranian regime is a rational actor.  And it's for that reason, I think, that we think the current path we're on is the most prudent path at this point.

Watch the full interview on Fareed Zakaria GPS at 10a.m. and 1p.m. Eastern this Sunday on CNN.

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  1. jal

    One of the successes of the Arab Spring will be the cultivation of new business partnerships. The Arab world will quickly take foothold in the world economy as a lively and morally vibrant CINergy in Northern Africa and the world. Any company that doesn’t see this is lacking foresight.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Do you really believe any of that bla-bla-bla that you posted above, jal? The thing we need to do is to stay out of their affairs. By interfering, we'll only make matters worse! Moreover, we need to sit down and begin talks with the Iranians instead of all this idiotic war talk and sabre-rattling!!!

      February 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
      • jal

        GP, I am talking about the US and other western countries working with the Arabs in creating new business partnerships after the dictatorships fall. I am confused by the rest of your post, should we "sit down and begin talks" with the Syrian government as well?

        February 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  2. Frisian

    I would agree with Gen dempsey however there is one underlying issue. The Iranians have included in their act the irrational statements about destroying the USA and Israel. Wiping them off the map! Is this just empty rhetoric or could it be that they are serious. If one understands their religious convictions to end the world by way of creating a major calamity around the world then perhaps sanctions and diplomacy are irrational. Israel seems to understand this well. Maybe we should re-think things and get serious.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  3. S.V.P.YADAV

    My dear Mr.Martin Demsay Garu,Your interview is exellent with Mr.Fareed Zakaria its been for only theory,but practical is very different.

    February 18, 2012 at 3:30 am | Reply
  4. j. von hettlingen

    I do agree that Iran's regime is a rational actor. Ahmadinejad is Machiavellian as well, his incendiary rhetorics are just a show, as he loves to instigate.

    February 18, 2012 at 7:17 am | Reply
  5. Rz

    This weekend on GPS...WAR! WAR ! WAR ! and more WAR ! Looks like the propaganda machine is in full gear now !!

    And it's 1,2,3, what are we fighting for? Don't ask me I don't give a damn! Next stop's Amadinejad!

    February 18, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
    • Sharon

      No one should take Shireen Hunter surioesly. She is still thinking along Zionist lobby line, like during the shah. She is Azeri, and Azeris like Azerbaijan and Turkey always have supported Israel. Ashkenazi are coming from a Turkic tribe, Khazar, who lived in the Central Asia, thus, they have NO CONNECTION TO HEBREWS OF PALESTINE OR THE REGION ITSELF. The history of Israel is based on nothing but LIES AND DECEPTION. It has been constructed to fool people and steal all of Palestine.No one should be fooled by Erdugan performance. Turkey always betrayed Muslims and acted against the interest of Palestinians and Muslim community to be allowed to serve the United States and Israel's interest. At the time of Gaza holocaust, Erdugan support of Gaza was limited to few cheap slogans where he later apologized for it from Perez over the phone. Turkey did not call her ambassador for an hour from Israel while Chavez called his ambassadorErdugan has been given a green light by the US to perform a game against Iran to protect US, Israel and Turkey’s interest against Palestine, Iran and population of Arabs. Turkey has a mission to target Iran’s popularity among Arab population to isolate Iran and Palestine for their interest. The stooges known as ‘Arab moderate head of state’ are totally discredited and Arabs as well as Muslims do not consider these reactionary and Zionist puppet legitimate of Arab head of states. Thus, Erdugon has been chosen to play this role: to gain the trust of the Arab population for the occupiers and Turkey’s position in the region.Erdugan by cheap slogans, with green light from US, has targeted Arab population to steal Iran's popularity among millions of Arabs in different countries due to Iran support for Palestine. Turkey is a servant of us imperialism and Zionism and will remain as such. No one should think twice about it.Shireen Hunter is so racist and her views so outdated that ask an ignorant question:Why does Iran view Syria an ally? She thinks Israel, apartheid and racist state is Iran’s natural ally which must tells you how ignorant she has remained since the fall of the shah.Iran like other countries and based on interest of Iran and the region against foreign domination design her policy.She does not understand that the region has been changed since the shah and a culture of resistance has developed due to Zionist expansionist policy and their stooges in Washington. Don't waste your money on her book.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
  6. Shiraz

    IIran is no danger to US. Iranians are not any problem for Americans. The biggest Americans problem is ignorance on the world. If Iran was a rational country; could not make Jimmy Carter to cry( Hostage cries) , Ronald Regan like a fool( Iran count era ) , Surprise senior Bush( October Surprise), Grand Bargain with Bill Clinton, and George Bush like a own puppet. US have screwed up in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Libya and Iran war will be a disaster for Americans and Iran knows that.

    February 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
    • Simon

      well said

      February 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  7. dfgf67

    LET IT BE CLEAR ONCE AND FOR ALL SINCE ZIONIST NEWS MEDIA ALWAYS DISTORTS NEWS ON IRAN:

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations has said that Tehran will not negotiate with the major powers over its inalienable rights.

    Ambassador Mohammad Khazaii made the remarks during an interview with the Washington-based radio network NPR on February 9.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to engage in negotiations with the 5+1 group (the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany), but it will not negotiate over its inalienable rights, Khazaii stated.

    He also said that Tehran will send a letter to European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the six major powers in nuclear negotiations with Iran.

    Iran is ready to hold serious talks without preconditions, he added.

    But those who think that Iran will change its logical and principled policy under the pressure of sanctions are mistaken, Khazaii said, adding that the Islamic Republic has never made concessions on its absolute rights.

    Despite the West’s claims, the sanctions imposed on the country have targeted the Iranian people, he added.

    Israel is a cancerous tumor

    Asked about Israeli officials’ remarks about the nature of Iran’s nuclear program, Khazaii said that the Zionist regime has no right to comment on Tehran’s nuclear activities since it possesses nuclear weapons and is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    The world’s countries must pressure the Zionist regime into signing the NPT, he said.

    The Iranian ambassador went on to say that Israel has a long record of committing criminal acts against people around the world and has had a hand in the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, so it can be called a cancerous tumor in the region.

    Consequences of Iran attack devastating for Israel

    Elsewhere in his remarks, Khazaii commented on the Zionist regime’s threats of military action against Iran, saying it seems that they will not carry out their threats.

    The consequences would be “devastating” for Israel and maybe for whoever helps them, he added.

    Iran’s policy is to avoid committing an aggression against other countries, but if an action is taken against Iran’s interests or its nuclear facilities, the Islamic Republic will definitely defend itself with all its strength, Khazaii commented.

    He also said that Iran’s nuclear program does not have military dimensions and that the proposal for the establishment of a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East was first made by the Islamic Republic.

    Iran to block Strait of Hormuz if attacked

    On Iran’s threats to block the Strait of Hormuz, Khazaii said that the Islamic Republic does not intend to use the waterway to engage in a war with other countries unless Iran’s positions come under attack.

    February 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Reply
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    February 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  9. Hamilton

    From here in Shanghai, looks like a great show this week. Would have been more enjoyable had the section about Chongqing politics not been censored out-

    February 19, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply
  10. John Walker

    Fareed- I generally admire your work but have a criticism in regards to your interview with the General this morning. To paraphrase, you asked if there were any legal and ethical concerns about military strikes in countries we have not declared war against. He responded that he had none regarding the legal justification. The obvious follow up question, which you did not ask, was what exactly in American or International law was he basing his response on. Amnesty International has also been asking this question of the Administration. To date, we have yet to hear an answer rooted in established law.

    February 19, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  11. Wilburn Smith

    How does one translate Gotterdammerung into Farsi? If Iran doesn't pull back, we may wonder aobut this sooner than later.

    February 19, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      The German word "Gotterdammerung" doesn't mean what you think it does, Wilburn. It means "Twilight of the gods". That said, we need to get both Iran and Israel to the negotiating table in order to avert another needless and bloody war!!!

      February 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • Simon

      It is too late to do anything against Iran. Iran is definitely much stronger than 30 years ago and we are much weaker. So, go back to your own business and pretend you haven't said anything.

      February 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
      • maryam

        That was rude he way you said it and you are completely wrong about the weakness part.

        February 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  12. Matt

    The Arab Spring is the same as COIN winning hearts and minds, sure it ends in regime change. But look at the age demographic of these countries, if you want to stop the next generations of terrorists and remove the state sponsors. So the argument is this is the US a terrorist target from Islamic extremism yes, aside note Syria supports Hizbullah has Hizbullah killed Americans yes, has Syria supported other act of terror on the US via support for terrorists yes. So to say that the Arab Spring or Syria is not a US interest is wrong. This is a once in a generation opportunity and the US is letting in slip through its fingers, leading from behind, largely reactive to what other players have done, took months for the President to Assad should go, that is not going to get you WHAM.

    Setting up humanitarian corridors or a buffer zone means going to war with Syria as the no fly zone in Libya was. Israel shutdown the Syrian radars in 2007 and thermobarics are required for the chemical and biological stockpiles. Turkey won't do it without US backing and they don't have it.

    Not all diplomatic options have been used, yet and the world 11 months on cannot tell who the opposition is that is an intelligence failure, a diplomatic failure is the opposition has not be organized, into a government in exile, nor have the diplomatic options be used to pressure of Assad to go. Once that happen there can be a ceasefire, dialogue can start and humanitarian corridors can be opened for the UN and NGO's without the need for military intervention. With the FSA and the command in Turkey you have a security apparatus to build on. As we learned in Iraq and are trying to do in Afghanistan that is the key. With Syria the foundation is there.

    Is Syria a rational actor, well if we place enough pressure on the regime we would soon find out, because it would be irrational to keep Assad in power, which I believe now is irrational the actions to keep one man. But obviously not enough pressure.

    Now the longer it goes on the sectarian war will spread to Lebanon and once the Sunnis get the upper hand in Syria it will spread to Iraq. Without Assad the power balance in Lebanon will change as will the situation in Iraq. In Iraq it is likely you will see the Sunni declare autonomy from Baghdad, similar to the Kurds. Which Baghdad will resist. So you end up with three civil wars of various intensities in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. One big Somalia for a period of time. It will end with a Berlin wall inside Iraq, Sunnis on one side and Shiites on the other, which will basically be annexed by Iran.

    That is Assad card he know he cannot put it down, but if chaos is the result as he pushes Syria to the brink everyone will blink and he can stay in power. Anyway the Kurds will declare independence, Iran annexes the Shia territory and Sunni Syria the Sunni territory, Iraq no longer exists. Saudi Arabia and the GCC get a buffer zone.

    Now for the Kurds which are not united little changes, Turkey still has an ally in Syria, and relations with Iran, Kurdistan as an independent country which is land locked is reliant on Turkey and Syria and Iran for access to the sea, so that will no longer be a safe haven for the PKK or PJAK.

    So Iran instead of having proxies in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, gets direct control over an annexed part of Iraq, but is blocked from the Middle East and kept in Asia where they belong.

    Then Pakistan and Iran will end up dividing Afghanistan between themselves, the Administration plan to use Iran as a counter balance to Pakistan in relation a sovereign Afghanistan is doubtful. Especially after Pakistan said ti would support Iran in a conflict with the US and the use of Pakistan terror network in India recently on behalf of Iran.

    So even in losing Iran still wins as it will be larger than it was prior and with more direct control over territory instead of controlling proxies. If Pakistan and Iran decided to carve up Afghanistan there is little anyone can do, specifically Afghanistan stuck between two nuclear powers. India is the big loser in this outcome.

    Israel only shares a small border with Syria, so with Assad gone and a weaker Hizbullah. Egypt was the problem for Israel, they key Israel objective is to keep the status quo in Jordan. Jordan is more important to Israel than Syria. This allows Israel to refocus if Hizbullah are weaker and Assad is gone then a shift to a hostile Egypt can occur re-posturing of the IDF from the North to the South. Plus they are build the railway with the PRC and can build a rival to the Suez along the border from Aquba to the Med. They have relations with South Sudan and can help set up water contracts for the Nile. But everything may be fine with Egypt.

    So while the chaos allows for a strike on Tehran, in relation to Iran, forcing Iran back into Asia means that the direct ground threats from Iran are gone and they only have to worry about Iranian missiles which is far better, hence the new command for long range operations once again re-posturing for the force structure.

    Now this situation weakens Hamas and in the end will force them to give up the charter, which means some sort of deal can be done between the Arabs and the Israelis on the peace process.

    So Israel comes out of it all very well, specifically if the nuclear issue is dealt with in relation to Iran.

    February 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  13. Toppolina

    General Dempsey's interview was very interesting. It is a pleasure to see an American military so poised and knowledgeable of the world affairs. Please post the whole interview instead of just excerpts. You missed to have the General sing, nice voice he has and quite funny when he does not talk politics. Good luck General

    February 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  14. Jojo

    If those Jews bomb Iran and cause $6 a gallon gas in the US, I am going to stop buying their bagels.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:11 am | Reply
  15. Fotis Theodore

    In his recent GPS show Mr.Zakaria made an extraordinary statement; that Iran is among the countries who have not used suicide bombings to kill innocent people..!! If he is not kidding, he is certainly ignorant and dangerously misleading CNN's audience. Who does Zakaria think is behind the murderous bombers in Iraq, the Hezbolas the Hamas terrorists? What about the recent attacks against Israeli diplomats in India and other countries in SE Asia?? I've enjoyed Zakaria's reporting in the past, but his recent statement places douts about his sincerity in reporting the facts of his stories. Fotis Theodore

    February 20, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
  16. Harrison

    CNN's coverage of the Syrian crises has been shameful. The coverage makes it look like Assad is killing unarmed civilians vs armed men masquerading as civilians. Like it or not, Assad's government is still the only legitimate govt and they are battling an insurgency. Forcing his government out of office will create a power vacuum that will throw the country into full civil war. The best solution is a negotiated departure with elections scheduled ASAP. Arming the rebels should be out of the question. The Libyan "solution" is no solution at all and has led to a proliferation of arms in the region (a lot of which is being used in the Nigerian terrorist crises). Think this through before rushing to create bigger issues please

    February 20, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
  17. matt a.

    While you hope that Israel shows restraint against Iran, I think the US will have to show greater resolve in restricting its involvement in Iran and Syria.

    We're definitely out of our league –to say nothing of geographical and cultural jurisdictions.

    My preference would be humanatarian aid ( food, medical supplies) to Syria by the Western nations. Continue the sanctions.

    Let the Arab League supply arms to the opposition.

    There's my two bits?

    Let the Arab League supply arms to the opposition.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  18. WHY

    we must stop this evil before it is too late, remember HITLER......
    those shiia thugs have no value for life...they are killers with stupid thyology of islam the shiia are cult and
    they breed evil, now they are killing there own people in syria UN MUST ACT, THEY ACTED ON LIBYA IN NO TIME AND THEY DID IT IN IRAQ , WHILE IN LIBYA AND IRAQ IT WAS ONLY FEW HUNDEREDS WERE KILLED NOW WE HAVE MORE THAN 12,000 CEVILIANS KILLED AND MURDERED BY BASHAR AL KALB IN SYRIA BY IRAN MONEY AND RUSSIAN ARMS, we must sanction russia and get red of all the embassies and cut any deals with them.
    arm the resistant to fight russians on there land,and fight iran and syrians thugs we must not stand silenet when we see evil at action.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:35 am | Reply
  19. WHY

    DONT BE THE VILLAGE IDIOT AND STAY STILL AND WATCH THE CEVILIANS BEEM MURDERDE Y THOSE SHIIA THUGS IN SYRIA AND IRAN WE MUST ACT NOW.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply
  20. nori al maleki of iraq helping syrian killers

    يا أبناء شعبنا الصابر
    يا أبناء امتنا العربية
    منذ أن أُبتُلي العراق بالاحتلال الأميركي الصهيوني الفارسي البغيض نفذ المحتلون وحلفائهم الأشرار وعملائهم الأخساء سلسلة من عمليات الإبادة للشعب العراقي كانت حصيلتها اكثر من مليون ونصف المليون شهيد عراقي ، فضلاً عن ملايين الجرحى والمعوقين وخمسة ملايين مهجر ، ناهيكم عن عمليات التجويع والإفقار والحرمان من الخدمات بل وتدمير العراق أرضاً وشعباً وحضارةً واقتصاداً ، حيث شُلت الصناعة والزراعة وأستحوذ السراق من العملاء على التجارة والخدمات ووظفوها في خدمة مصالحهم الخاصة .

    وبسبب ذلك كله والانهيار الأمني المريع فقد تتالت التفجيرات الإجرامية وغطًت أيام الأسبوع كله ، والتي سميت كلها بالأيام الداميات والتي تكررت فيها التفجيرات الدامية وآخرها وليس أخيرها تفجيرات يوم الخميس الثالث والعشرين من شباط الجاري والتي راح ضحيتها المئات من الشهداء والجرحى في بغداد وصلاح الدين وبابل ونينوى وديالى وكركوك وبقية محافظات العراق .

    وكانت وما زالت وستبقى التفجيرات الإجرامية المتتابعة في العراق لطخة عار صارخة في جبين حكومة المالكي العميلة التي استمرأت عمليات ذبح الشعب العراقي بهذه التفجيرات الإجرامية والاغتيال بالكواتم وحملات الاعتقالات الغاشمة الواسعة النطاق المصحوبة بالقمع والتعذيب الوحشي ، والتي شملت الآلاف من المناضلين البعثيين وضباط وطياري وضباط صف الجيش العراقي الباسل وأبناء شعبنا الأبي في الشهور الأربعة الماضية والمضافة الى مئات الآلاف من المعتقلين على امتداد سنوات الاحتلال البغيض .

    يا أبناء شعبنا المكافح
    لقد حاول العميل المالكي وبطانته الشريرة استثمار ظروف هزيمة المحتلين الاميركان بفعل الضربات القاصمة والعمليات الجبارة لمجاهدي البعث والمقاومة بالإفصاح عن عمالته المباشرة لإيران الصفوية التي سلمها المحتلون الاميركان خسئوا العراق ، فراح هذا العميل الصغير المالكي يُصَعد من عملياته القمعية ونهب جلاوزته لثروات وأموال الشعب العراقي وتجنيد ( الميليشيات الإرهابية المرتبطة به مباشرة ) لتكريس سلطته القمعية الديكتاتورية في محاولة بائسة لتجاوز هزيمة العملية السياسية المخابراتية بهزيمة صناعها المحتلين الاميركان عبر تصعيد عمليات التصفية والاحتراب بين أطراف هذه العملية ، والتي بلغت ذروتها عبر فبركة الجرائم وتحميل هذه الأطراف مسؤوليتها والإمعان في شل أجهزة الدولة التي دمرها المحتلون وتعطيل حركة الحياة في ميادينها الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والسياسية والثقافية كلها .

    وقيادة قطر العراق لحزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي إذ تستنكر ممارسات حكومة المالكي العميلة المدانة كلها فأنها تستنكر بشدة التفجيرات الإجرامية المتواصلة ، وتحمل هذه الحكومة العميلة المسؤولية الكاملة عنها بوضعها تحت قصاص الشعب العادل الذي لن يصبر طويلاً على جرائم المالكي وزمرته العميلة ، وسيواصل نضاله وثورته العارمة وحتى التقويض الكامل للعملية السياسية المخابراتية التي راح أطرافها يتلهون بمناوراتهم الخائبة دائرين ظهورهم لأبناء شعبنا الأبي الذي يرسفون في معاناتهم القاسية عبر اللعب على النغمات النشاز من قبيل السعي المحموم لعقد ما لم يتفقون على تسميته من قبيل ( المؤتمر ) أو ( الملتقى ) أو ( الاجتماع ) ، فالجميع يعتقدون واهمين أنهم يكسبون الوقت على حساب معاناة أبناء شعبنا الصابر الذي لم ولن يَبُت على ضيم وإنما يُواصل جهاده الملحمي وحتى الإسقاط النهائي للعملية السياسية المخابراتية وإقامة حكم الشعب التعددي الديمقراطي الشعبي المستقل والعادل ويمضي قُدماً على طريق النهوض والتقدم الحضاري والإنساني الشامل .

    وإن غداً لناظره قريب .

    February 24, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
  21. iran=syria=hizboallah=shiia=terrorsists=evil

    المخابرات العراقية تحذر من استخدام المدارس الايرانية في العراق لتجنيد شبان عراقيين ونقلهم خارج البلاد لتنفيذ عمليات لصالح المخابرات الايرانية
    دبي-الشرقية 25 فبراير: حذرت المخابرات العراقية من استخدام المدارس الايرانية في العراق لتجنيد الشبان العراقيين ثم نقلِهم الى خارج البلاد للقيام باعمال لصالح المخابرات الايرانية وقال ضابط في المخابرات العراقية رفض الكشف عن اسمه اِن لدى دائرته معلوماتٍ عن وجود اكثر من ثلاثين مركزا تعليميا ايرانيا بصفة مَدرسة او مركزِ تدريب في مختلف مدن العراق يعمل تحت غطاء شرعي ولكنه في الحقيقة يركز على الشبان العراقيين لكسب ولائهم عقائديا وسياسيا واجراءِ عملية غسيل دماغ منظمة لهم حيث يُنقل شبانٌ مختارون منهم الى ايران في فترات العطلة لاكمال اِعدادهم ثم تجنيدِهم . وقال الضابط اِن الهدف هو الحصول على ولاء مطلق واعمى لهؤلاء الشبان بعد غسيل الدماغ المنظم والتجنيدِ الاستخباري المحسوب واشار الى ان المخابرات العراقية رفضت محاولاتِ نقل بعض هؤلاء الشبان الى دول عربية قريبة من العراق لاستخدامهم في مهمات استخبارية شبهِ عسكرية .واشار الضابط الى ان تقاريرَ بهذا المستوى رُفعت الى الجهات العليا منذ عدة اشهر وان القرار متروكٌ لهذه الجهات لتُقرر الاجراءات التي تراها مناسبة ًللصالح العام في العراق .

    February 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  22. 15 usa soldiers ra pe 2 afgani women before killing them

    the afgani investigation and the international lab proved now that 15 usa soldiers was involved of killing more than 16 children and women, and that 15 soldiers ra pe 2 afgani ladies young ladies ra pe them repeatdley and then shot them dead and burned there bodies , exactley as it happened in iraq when usa soldiers ra ped 14 years old girl then shot her and shot her parents and brothers and burned there bodies ...usa did that in vitnam ,korea and many other places they are murderous thugs ra piest killers and OBAMA say soyy all the time!!?/while leaving evil iranians and evil syrian bashar al asad killing more civilians obama is a cowered president if obama want to fix this problem he must attack syria now and remove bashar al asad to show to the muslim world that he mean it, remove the evil in syria now and prove your point OBAMA.......why you are silent...SILENCE IS A CRIME.

    March 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply

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