Former deputy Director of the CIA, Mike Morell, has called for a full investigation into the allegations from over 50 intelligence analysts at CENTCOM that higher ups altered their assessment reports on ISIS in order to fit with the Obama administration’s public narrative that the terror group is weak.
The charge was revealed in a Daily Beast article this week, and has been described as a “revolt” by spies within the military’s intelligence apparatus.
Appearing on CBS This Morning, the only program to report on the story, Morell was unequivocal about what action he thinks should be taken.
“One of the key aspects of the policy-making process in the United States, is that analysts get to say what they think without any interference, without anybody changing it. So this is a very, very serious charge.” he urged.
“I think it needs to be fully investigated, and if there is truth that somebody has been meddling with their analysis, I think somebody needs to lose their job over it.” Morell added
“There needs to be full transparency into this because this is so important that analysts actually get to say what they really think.” he concluded.
When asked for his own assessment of the ISIS threat, Morell painted a grim picture.
“I think there’s three battlefields.” he explained, clarifying that “One is the battlefield in Iraq and Syria and I’d say we’re at stalemate there. The second battlefield is the militant groups around the world who are now claiming they’re part of ISIS, we’re losing that battle. And then the third battle is the ideological battle for the hearts and minds of young people in the United States, in western Europe, Australia, Canada, I think we’re losing that fight too.”
So while senior officials in the Obama administration, including the President himself, continue to claim the war against ISIS is being won, over 50 intelligence analysts and a former CIA deputy director are saying that the complete opposite is true, and that the reality is being actively covered up by senior officials in the know.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, andPrisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.