The CIA is blocking the release of information because the subject remains sensitive—both for the West and the Muslim world. In Washington, the CIA could come under fire if its own archives would confirm and fill out the current sketch view of history. For the Brotherhood, amid its current re-emergence as a major political force in Egypt and other countries, it would be extremely damaging to know that illustrious figures in its history were working for the country that most exemplifies the decadent, imperialist forces it has struggled against for decades.
Some rebels called him the CIA’s man in Syria. Now, he struggles to get his calls returned. “We used to joke, ‘If you want something from Barack Obama, call Abu Ahmad,’” another CIA-backed rebel commander recalls. “If someone in the opposition wanted to meet the Americans, they went to him. Now, guys like us, we’re headed to the rubbish bin of history.”
“After removing Deash, the YPG [Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units] and the PYD [Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party] from the region and getting Daesh [ISIS] out of Raqqa, it will be too much of a luxury for us to stay there. But it is currently too early to talk about such issues,” Hurriyet Daily News stated Erdogan said during a press conference on Sunday prior to departing for this week’s visits to Gulf states Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
The Korean Central News Agency said the Pukguksong-2 strategic weapon system was successfully test-fired Sunday. It added that the missile launched from a mobile launcher used solid propellants and a new high-thrust engine developed in the country. The missiles also proved it can engage in evasive maneuvers during flight, the North said.
Recently, Jordan participated in the second round of meetings on Syria in Astana, proof that Amman is engaging in a key role in the Syrian crisis.
The Astana meeting followed King Abdullah’s visit to Moscow, where he met with President Vladimir Putin.
Jordan’s Air Force has also been bombing Daesh positions in southern Syria, further demonstrating a shift in strategy.