Thursday, 8 August 2013

Syrian government fall greatest risk to US security: CIA deputy director

'Speaking to The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, CIA second-in-command Michael Morell said that there were now more foreign fighters from the West pouring into Syria to fight alongside al-Qaeda affiliated groups than there were going to Iraq at the height of the war there.

“It’s probably the most important issue in the world today,” he said of the war in Syria.

Morell, who is retiring after 33 years with the spy agency, said that the prospect of al-Qaeda replacing the Syrian government if it was overthrown was his greatest worry.'