There’s a whole group of CIA agents, FBI agents, military officers who waited till their pensions were secure to morph into experts on US foreign policy & leaders of the decrepit US antiwar movement which campaigns for Assad & Putin. Dictatorships don’t have a lot of reputable allies but do those who claim they oppose war have to stoop so low for allies? These “intel vets” use their tarnished authority to support Syria, Russia, Venezuela, & now Iran. They’re politically libertarians, conservative thinkers & hardly rebels against the status quo. That’s why they always support regimes & not the popular movements against them. They reek of treachery. Who but a fool would trust them?