I already expressed my opinion on the US handler of Syria Mr. Jeffrey before:
Jeffrey is delusional and is very butt-hurt, possibly because of his utter professional and human inadequacy, which is expected from a man with background in management and a member of "National Security" team of W (we all know how "well" that played out) and a burden of "victory" in Vietnam War with which utter irrational hatred of Russians comes naturally and, in fact, is a requirement; enough to recall another American Vietnam War "hero", late John McCain. Obviously Jeffrey's deal with Syria is not to fight terrorism but to support Al Qaeda (and its many iterations) operations there. In general--anything to not allow Syria (and Russia) to defeat Islamic terrorism there. He even speaks openly about it. Jeffery, an infantry officer in Vietnam, then some CIA "spook", in addition to his "diplomatic" background, is a 74 year old and, obviously, a cranky man who does not understand modern warfare and, as is expected from US "experts" in Russia, has no knowledge of real Russia. Nor, obviously, he knows his own country, the United States that is, since he still thinks that the United States is this unstoppable military juggernaut which....lost most of its wars. That is why this senior citizen is so eager to start the war with Russia. There are many like him in all kinds of D.C. institutions.
Jeffrey is an Exhibit A of the United States being ungovernable and he confirmed this just recently.
Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East. But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria. “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.
You see, that is why the United States is non-agreement capable and that is why Russia simply doesn't take US political and the so called national (in)security establishment seriously. This establishment not only is actively involved in the sabotage of the remnants of the Republic, it actually lies and misleads (a more refined euphemism for lying) the POTUS. What is most remarkable--these people they never get punished or are held responsible for what amounts to... well, find the definition of this yourself. For Russians, the only parties with which any kind of professional communications are possible are US Armed Forces and, at some level, intelligence organizations, especially in terms of the ongoing exchange of information on terrorism. Any bloviation from the US "diplomats" on Realpolitk, such as Jeffrey's sheer delusions, can not be taken seriously and as I am on record all the time, they are so completely detached from reality "on the ground" that no amount of the geopolitical fluffy rhetoric and platitudes can obfuscate a simple fact of the US political top being completely disoriented. Not surprising at all--they lie to each-other non-stop. Jeffrey proved this, yet again, by having the audacity to parade US governance dysfunction and lack of professionalism as a virtue. Hey, what do I know, Jeffrey says:
Well, if Mr. Jeffrey says so, I guess it must be so. But this is precisely "great power policy", or whatever the chaos and corruption passes for it in D.C. which helped greatly to bankrupt the country and bring the United States to where it is today. It is not a good place, to put it mildly. But I am sure Mr. Jeffrey will find the way to spin even this disaster.