Hersh essentially summarizes his recent report entitled "Military to Military" and refuses to speculate on why the administration does not follow the recommendations of its own intelligence services. It seems rather obvious to me that the administration's policies are consistent with a general strategy of fomenting divisions among Arabs and creating chaos in order to achieve a breakup of countries such as Iraq and Syria, and control the region better to serve the interests of the Empire and Israel. I think Hersh must know this, but simply can't say it in order to preserve his neutrality and his contacts among the military.
The article, titled “Military to Military” alleges, based on sources within the military, that the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Intelligence Agency advised President Obama against an “Assad must go” policy back in 2013, fearing if Assad fell the country would plunge into utter chaos or into the hands of extremists.
When the Obama Administration seemed to ignore the advice, according to Hersh’s sources the Joint Chiefs began sharing intelligence with Russia, Germany, and Israel with the understanding it would be sent to the Assad regime and aide its fight against ISIS and other extremists groups. In the interview, Hersh discusses the implications of his story, the US’s relationship with Turkey, and why the mainstream media is quick to attack him.