This article originally appeared at IN4S translated by Stevo Marjanović exclusively for SouthFront.
“The biggest failure of U.S. intelligence services since September 11. is the inability to predict the plans and intentions of Russia,” the Congressman said.
He adds that after the “Russian invasion” in Georgia, Washington was relying on diplomacy, but after the events in Crimea, they should have draw a red line and immediately strengthen U.S. allies in NATO.
“And then we completely missed the moment when they put a new base with aircraft in the Mediterranean, in Syria,” said Nunez, and added: “We didn’t noticed that. We were blind. Intelligence service continued to make mistakes“.
Nunez said that the culprit for this is the White house, the Congress and the allies of Washington, “because for many years we underestimated Putin.”