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The Talk About Gen. Flynn’s “Islamaphobia” and his “Russian Ties to RT” are a Distraction from What Really Makes Him Horrifying

Saturday, November 19, 2016 6:33
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by Scott Creighton

If the fake-left MSM looks at the career of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn and the worst thing they can say about the guy is he had dinner once with Vladamir Putin, they are either incompetent, lying or deliberately complicit in the normalizing of the crimes against humanity conducted by both sides of the fake political divide over the last couple of decades.

Lat night Rachel Maddow took a melodramatic departure from her script (or so we are told) to go on a rant about what she claimed was the clear and present danger that is president elect Donald Trump’s national security advisor pick, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.

Maddow, in her signature self-righteous delivery style, lamented about how “outside the mainstream” Flynn has been over the years of his service and warned her dwindling audience of fake-left lemmings of just how extremely dangerous this “different kettle of fish” of an appointment this really was:

“Mike Flynn calls Islam a political ideology hiding behind a religion. He calls Islam a malignant cancer. He really did sit next to President Putin and take money to go to a gala. He’s been a frequent guest on Russian state television, and says he sees no difference between Russian state television, and for example, MSNBC.”..

“He will now be the closest person to the president on a day-to-day basis on all foreign policy issues, on all military issues, on all national security issues, and he is way outside anything that anybody on the left, right or center might consider to be the mainstream, either in thought or temperament in terms of national security issues, and it’s done.” Raw Story

Al of her arguments against Flynn have been taken straight from the DNC talking points memo on the guy and in spite of her dramatic delivery, she told her audience nothing new. These bullet points that I highlighted in black above can be read on a hundred different propaganda megaphone outlets across the spectrum of the fake political divide in this country today.

What’s interesting here is that statement I have in red up there. Her saying Flynn was “way outside the mainstream of the left, right or center” and that is interesting because it is patently false.

Lt. Gen. Flynn is a scary individual. His history puts him at the center of some of the worst things this country has done in the shadows for decades.

You think Trump opposes regime change in Syria? You think he opposes hiring terrorist mercenaries to run regime change ops in other countries? You think he opposes supporting foreign dictators setting up death squads so they can kill their dissidents and make their countries safer for our “national interests”?

If you think all or some of those things, I want you to meet someone: meet Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn. A man who is so far “outside the mainstream” of foreign military policy he’s been placed right in the heart of it for decades by leaders “on the left, right and center”

Mike Flynn was with Special Operations since 1981. In ’94 he took part in something called Operation Uphold Democracy which was a military adventure in Haiti designed to retake the country from what we called ‘dictators’ that were installed in the ’91 CIA-backed coup that overthrew President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. You see, Aristide decided he was going to implement a different kind of “war on drugs” in his country, one that would actually work, and the CIA and Bush administration didn’t like that idea, so they formulated a coup with two guys, Chief of the National Police Michel François and Army General Raoul Cédras , both trained at the infamous School of the Americas, and they got rid of democracy in Haiti.

In the following years, thousands of Haitians were tortured and killed much like during the rule of Papa Doc. The US sat silently by and did nothing until ’94 when it appears the dictators decided they wanted a bigger cut of the narcotics money that was flowing into the CIA’s black-ops slush fund, so they got rid of them. Cedras lives in Panama to this day and the US has never gone after him.

Mike Flynn was all up in that crap back in those days and if anybody doesn’t know what the School of the Americas was, it was a training ground for leaders of death squads, assassins and dictators. Fascist at its heart, the SOA trained and released onto the world some of the worst monsters history has ever seen. That was it’s purpose.

Fast forward to 2004.

“Flynn was the director of intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command from July 2004 to June 2007, with service in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom)

In Sept. of 2004, they decided to take a new direction in Iraq in terms of dealing with the insurgency. They decided to start a kind of Salvador Option in the country. The first incarnation of this strategy was something called the Wolf Brigade (which still exists today)

The Wolf Brigade killed and tortured thousands of Iraqis. The idea was simple. Get intel on other dissidents by torturing more dissidents. And when you got info on others, go torture and kill them as well. Quite simple, right?

In 2004, the same year Lt. Gen. Flynn took over director of intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command, Donald Rumsfeld sent retired Col. James Steele over to Iraq to set up the death squads with our puppet regime in Baghdad. To pretend the director of intelligence of JSOC had no knowledge of this program would be the height of irresponsibility for any journalist. Of course he knew what was going on.

He even admitted he knew what was going on.

“Prior to serving as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time in Iraq, Flynn is credited with helping to transform JSOC into an intelligence-driven special forces operation, tailored to fight the insurgency in that country. Flynn was in Iraq during the peak of the conflict there, as intelligence chief to Stanley McChrystal, former general and head of JSOC. When questioned about how many Iraqis JSOC operatives had killed inside the country during his tenure, Flynn would later say, “Thousands, I don’t even know how many.” The Intercept, 2015

Flynn not only knew what was going on, he helped design and facilitate the program. He is often PRAISED by the likes of MSNBC talking heads for “remaking” JSOC during the height of the Iraq conflict, before they demonize him for hanging out with Putin one day.

David Petraeus was sent into Iraq to run the Salvador Option in 2004 with Steele and Flynn. Patraeus is currently tagged as someone who is being considered as Sec. of Defense.

You see how that works?

Now fast forward to Sep. 2011.

Flynn was assigned to the office of the Director of National Intelligence in Sept. of 2011. DNI heads up things like the CIA, Office of Intelligence and CounterintelligenceOffice of Naval Intelligence , Defense Intelligence Agency  and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency .  He is the ultimate insider in terms of covert, black ops programs in this country.

The DNI position was created in 2005 in the wake of 9/11 to put one person in charge of the entire deep state foreign intelligence gathering/actions programs and to give you an idea of the kind of job it is, John D. Negroponte was the first DNI right there at the time of the Salvador Option in Iraq. Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, took over in late 2010 and has held the position ever since.

It should be noted, James Clapper lied to congress about his office collecting information on American citizens and he has not been held responsible for illegally collecting that information or lying to congress.

Around the same time Flynn was sent to serve the office of the DNI, the Syrian regime change operation kicked off and things like the “Free Syrian Army” and the “Syrian National Council” were formed.

“On April 17, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Flynn to be the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.[22][23] Flynn took command of the DIA in July 2012.[24]”

The Director of the DIA is the highest ranking military intelligence officer in the US military. If there is something to know, he knows it.

That means, when we started funding and arming “moderate” terrorists in Syria in our destabilization campaign, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn knew about it and approved it. Or at least tacitly approved of it because the President, whom he was giving daily briefings, said or did nothing to stop it.

In 2015, Mike Flynn gave an interview to al-Jazeera. It is this interview that many point to in terms of trying to present Flynn as someone deeply embedded in the system, trying to sway leadership away from the hiring and arming of terrorists in Syria. They say that mainly because it seems to be Mike Flynn’s main goal of the interview. But if you know his history and look at the interview yourself, you will see, he really wasn’t as opposed to the plan to arm terrorists in Syria as some are trying to suggest.

Here is part of that interview.

Mehdi Hasan: And not just with Iraq, obviously there’s Syria. You’re on record as saying that the handling of Syria by this administration has been a mistake. Many people would argue that the US actually saw the rise of ISIL coming and turned a blind eye, or even encouraged it as a counterpoint to Assad. And a secret analysis by the agency you ran, the Defence Intelligence Agency, in August 2012 said, and I quote, “There is the possibility of establishing – 

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Not so secret.

Mehdi Hasan:“declared or undeclared Salafist” – it’s not secret any more, it was released under FOI. The quote is: “There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” The US saw the ISIL caliphate coming and did nothing. 

Michael Flynn: Yeah, I think that what we – where we missed the point. I mean, where we totally blew it, I think, was in the very beginning. I mean, we’re talking four years now into this effort in Syria. Most people won’t even remember, it’s only been a couple of years: The Free Syrian Army, that movement. I mean, where are they today? Al-Nusra. Where are they today, and what have … how much have they changed? When you don’t get in and help somebody, they’re gonna find other means to achieve their goals. And I think right now, what we have allowed is we’ve got – 

Mehdi Hasan: [INTERRUPTING] But hold on, you were helping them in 2012. While these groups are – 

Michael Flynn: Yeah, we’ve allowed this, we’ve allowed this extremist, you know, these extremist militants to come in and – 

Mehdi Hasan: [INTERRUPTING] But why did you allow them to do that, General? You were in post. You were the head of the Defence Intelligence Agency. 

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Well, those are – those are – yeah, right, right. Well those are – those are policy – those are policy issues, yeah. 

Mehdi Hasan: [TALKING OVER] I took the liberty – I took the liberty of printing out that document. This is the memo I quoted from. Did you see this document in 2012? Would this come across your table, one of your analysts wrote –

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Oh yeah, yeah, I paid very close attention to all those, sure. 

Mehdi Hasan: [TALKING OVER] OK, So when you saw this, did you not pick up a phone and say, “What on earth are we doing supporting these Syrian rebels who are -“?

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Sure. That, that kind of information is presented and those become – 

Mehdi Hasan: [INTERRUPTING] And what did you do about it? 

Michael Flynn: Those become – those become – I argued about it. 

Mehdi Hasan: Did you say, “We shouldn’t be supporting these groups”? 

Michael Flynn: I did. I mean, we argued about these, the different groups that were there and we said, you know, “Who is that is involved here?” and I will tell you that I, I do believe that the, the intelligence was very clear, and now it’s a matter of whether or not policy is going to be as clear and as defining and as precise as it needs to be, and I don’t believe it was. 

Mehdi Hasan: Just on what you’re saying, just to clarify here, you’re saying today – today my understanding is you’re saying we should have backed the rebels. You’re saying in government, you agreed with this analysis … 

Michael Flynn: [INTERRUPTING] We should have done more earlier on in this effort, you know, than we did. We really – we sort of kicked that can – 

Mehdi Hasan: [INTERRUPTING] But in 2012, but in 2012 which was –

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] – we kicked that can, Mehdi. 

Mehdi Hasan: But three – we’re not – but three years ago, let’s just be clear for the sake of our viewers. In 2012, your agency was saying, quote: “The Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda in Iraq are the major forces driving the insurgence in Syria.” In 2012, the US was helping coordinate arms transfers to those same groups. Why did you not stop that, if you’re worried about the rise of quote, unquote, “Islamic extremism”?

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Yeah, I, I mean, I hate to say it’s not my job but that – my job was to ensure that the accuracy of our intelligence that was being presented was as good as it could be, and I will tell you, it goes before 2012. I mean, when we were, when we were in Iraq and we still had decisions to be made before there was a decision to pull out of Iraq in 2011. I mean, it was very clear what we were, what we were going to face. 

Mehdi Hasan: Well, I admire your frankness on this subject.

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Very clear what we were gonna face.

Mehdi Hasan: Let me – let me just to, before we move on, just to clarify once more, you are basically saying that even in government at the time, you knew those groups were around. You saw this analysis –

Michael Flynn: [TALKING OVER] Sure.

Mehdi Hasan: – and you were arguing against it. But who wasn’t listening? 

Michael Flynn: I think the administration. 

Mehdi Hasan: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis – 

Michael Flynn: I don’t know if they turned a blind eye. I think it was a decision. I think it was a wilful decision. 

Mehdi Hasan: A wilful decision to go – support an insurgency that had Salafist, al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood?

Michael Flynn: [INTERRUPTING] Well, a wilful decision to do what they’re doing, which, which you have to really – you have to really ask the President, what is it that he actually is doing with the, with the policy that is in place, because it is very, very confusing? I’m sitting here today, Mehdi, and I don’t, I can’t tell you exactly what that is, and I’ve been at this for a long time. 

By his own reckoning, Mike Flynn was part of the discussion to arm and train elements of Salafist terrorist groups AND AL-QAEDA to destabilize Syria through terrorism in order to facilitate the removal of the elected leader of that country, Basar al-Assad.

And he seems to say his biggest problem with the application of the program was they they didn’t go far enough in the beginning to kick it off right.

We should have done more earlier on in this effort

That is not the statement of someone who thinks we shouldn’t be hiring and arming al-Qaeda to use as a terrorist proxy army. I’m sorry Trump fans. That’s the statement of a Salvador Option veteran who has grown accustomed to seeing how useful thugs can be when no one is paying attention and they can’t be held accountable for their actions.

Whatever you think or want to think about the attack on Flynn in the fake-left media these days, understand this: every one of these outlets are cheerleaders for the various regime change operations conducted by President Peace Prize and not many if any have come out publicly and told Obama to stop reengaging in Iraq or stop hiring terrorists in Syria. Not one. Certainly not Rachel Maddow.

The hyperventilating accusations being leveled at Flynn right now are a distraction. They are a distraction from his extremely bloody history of being right in the midst of some of the worst crimes against humanity this administration and the previous one committed in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq over the last 15 years or so.

Though he’s no Rumsfeld, Powell or Clinton, Mike Flynn has been part of the atrocities committed in our names for quite sometime and for Donald Trump to select him to serve as his national security advisor is a rather telling and deeply troubling development. Like so many Latin Americans run through the School of the Americas, Flynn has been trained to see and react to the world a certain way. A way that is rarely if ever talked about in polite circles like those of the MSM.

In a moment of candor, Barack Obama said of Trump that one thing that reassured him about their meeting was that Trump was not “ideological” and more “pragmatic” in his approach to governing. That is a terrifying thought when you think about it.

If this is the kind of man who will be advising Trump, potentially a useful idiot in the White House, we could be in serious trouble.

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