Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn just lobbed a shocking accusation at President Barack Obama. If the reasons behind his firing are true, Obama just violated multiple federal statutes and broke the public trust in an irreparable way.
Flynn maintains President Obama fired him from the Defense Intelligence Agency two years ago because he took a stand against “radical Islamism,” and claimed Al-Qaeda was expanding its ranks around the globe.
Lieutenant General Micheal Flynn may be among the individuals Donald Trump is considering for a running mate, according to a Newsmax report.
In a recent column for the New York Post, the retired Lt. Gen. referenced his bestselling book, Fields of Flight, when describing how the intelligence gathering arena has become way too “politicized.”
“I asked the DNI [Gen. James Clapper] if my leadership of the agency was in question and he said it was not; had it been, he said, they would have relieved me on the spot,” Michale Flynn said. “I would not change a lick how I operate. Our country has too much at stake.”
The veteran military officer went on to say he was trying to “change the culture” of the Defense Intelligence Agency from an entity which he felt focused far too much on what was going on in Washington, D.C. and spent too little time engaging with forward-based commanders and fighters.
“I knew then it had more to do with the stand I took on radical Islamism and the expansion of al Qaida and its associated movements,” Flynn also said. “I felt the intel system was way too politicized, especially in the Defense Department.”
Lt. General Flynn firmly believes the United States is in the midst of a “global war.”
Flynn said the war is being waged by an “enemy alliance” which stretches from Cuba and Venezuela, into North Korea and is ongoing by radical Muslim nation states like Iran and with radical Islamic groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
“In the end, I was pissed but knew that I had maintained my integrity and was determined in the few months I had left to continue the changes I was instituting and to keep beating the drum about the vicious enemy we were facing (still are),” the military hero also added.
Flynn dubbed the current Obama administration approach to the war on terror as timid. He also said Obama’s strategy appears to falsely believe peaceful and diplomatic efforts are all that is needed to defeat terrorism in even the bloodiest regions of the Middle east.
“This approach is doomed. “We’re not going to talk our way out of this war, nor can we escape its horrors. We have to destroy the enemy armies and combat enemy doctrines. Both are doable,” Lieutenant General Flynn concluded.
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