You can’t make this stuff up

On Monday, the former Acting Director of the CIA, Michael Morrell, complained on American television about Russian actions in Syria. He remarked ‘We need to make the Russians pay a price.’ ‘Pay a price by killing Russians?’, asked TV  host Charlie Rose. ‘Yes’, replied Morrell.

Morrell isn’t the only senior ex-US official to have said such a thing. In early 2015, retired General Robert H. Scales commented that the only way the United States could affect the outcome of the war in Ukraine was to ‘start killing Russians. … Killing so many Russians that even Putin’s media can’t hide the fact that Russians are returning to their motherland in body bags.’ ‘Sadly, that’s not likely to happen’, Scales added.


I wouldn’t be at all surprised if some blowhard like Vladimir Zhirinovsky hasn’t said something similar about Americans on Russian television, but there is a big difference between the ex-chief of the CIA and someone who has never held government office. If, say, a former chief of the FSB publicly suggested killing Americans, one would imagine that the outrage would be enormous. Perhaps some Russian officials do think in the same way, but at least they have the wit to keep quiet about it.


8 thoughts on “You can’t make this stuff up”

  1. This sad fact only shows how detached from reality and desperate are these people. Since if you have no other options left besides killing your opponent that means that your strategy failed miserably. Moreover, has anyone of them asked themselves what would happen next if this policy had been implemented? What would Russians do in response? Wouldn’t they start killing Americans as well as a retaliation? Do they think the West could win this war of attrition? It’s no surprise that the former director of the CIA can think about killing Russians. But only a complete idiot can utter such outrageous things in public. Which brings into question the state of ‘intelligence’ in the United States.


  2. Well, he personally would be safe from retribution.

    As far as I know, SVR strongly believes that, if you have an adversary lead by a moron, you keep the moron alive.


    1. Ukraine did that last weekend by sending state-terrorists into Crimea.
      Multiple members of the Russian security forces got killed them.
      Will there be war?


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