CIA deputy director Michael Morell, who supports Hillary Clinton and
insists that Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President
Vladimir Putin, said that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be
killed covertly to “pay the price.”
ex-CIA chief, who worked with Clinton while she was secretary of
state, told PBS host Charlie Rose that Iran and Russia should “pay
a big price” in
Syria – and by that he meant killing them.
we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shia militia
who were killing American soldiers,” Morell
Iranians were making us pay a price.”
not advocating assassinating him, I’m advocating going after what
he thinks is his power base and what he needs to survive. I want to
put pressure on him, I want to put pressure on the Iranians, I want
to put pressure on the Russians to come to that diplomatic
former acting director of the CIA publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton
last week through an opinion piece in the New York Times, praising
her qualifications as commander-in-chief and
calling her rival Donald Trump a threat to national security.
he retired from the CIA in August 2013, Morrell took a job at Beacon
Global Strategies, a Washington, DC consultancy founded by Clinton
aides Philippe Reines and Andrew Shapiro. There he worked with Leon
Panetta, another Clinton aide and his predecessor at the helm of the
CIA, who also spoke in support of Clinton at the Democratic
convention in Philadelphia last month.
year, Morrell apologized to “every
finally owned up to the “mistakes” made
by the CIA in Iraq, where over 4,000 US soldiers and at
least 250,000 Iraqi
civilians have been killed since the 2003 US invasion.