General Michael Flynn believed fear of Muslims is rational and during an August 2016 speech has called Islamism “a vicious cancer inside the body of 1.7 billion people on this planet and it has to be excised.” Ideologically his position was in the same direction of the President Trump, who repeatedly criticized his predecessor for not being willing to call the problem of Jihad terror by its right name “radical Islamic terrorism.”
After Flynn was forced to resign from his NSA post, General H.R. McMaster was confirmed to be the new choice for Trump’s National Security Adviser. General McMaster’s understanding of Islamic terrorism is quite opposite to his predecessor’s. In his address, in August 2014, as a featured speaker at National Defense University in Washington, D.C., McMaster described the ongoing fight in Middle East as war against enemies, “including terrorist organizations like Daesh, who cynically use a perverted interpretation of religion to incite hatred and justify horrific cruelty against innocents.” Furthermore he utterly asserted that “The Islamic State is not Islamic.” This pattern is familiar; it has been the official policy of the U.S. government during Obama’s presidency.
Such an early swing in the constituent of the Trump administration suggests its convergence toward becoming aligned with the Republican establishment core values, which supports the same line of appeasement of Islam Obama advocated, i.e., “Islam is a religion of peace”. This exchange in the administration structure contradicts what President Trump has repeatedly declared all along during his election campaign that he considers himself as an anti-establishment candidate. Could all this be an effort initiated by the Washington establishment to derail him from doing what he has promise to do? General McMaster is required to be confirmed by the Senate if he decides to keep his 3-star army ranking while serves in his NSA position. A testify of his understanding of Islamic terrorism should be on the agenda of the Senate qualifying committee. [DID]
President Trump has chosen Lt. General William McMaster as his new National Security Adviser. As a three-star general, McMaster’s appointment will require Senate confirmation, and one hopes that whatever else the Senators ask him, they make sure to examine his understanding of Islamic terrorism. For surely this is the greatest threat not only to American security, but to that of the entire West.
General McMaster has pronounced on the subject of Islamic terrorism twice in the last year, in almost identical language, and what he said suggests that he has missed something important about the ideology of Islam.
In May 2016, in a speech he delivered on “Harbingers of Future War: Implications for the Army” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, General McMaster referred to “groups like ISIL, who use this irreligious ideology, this perverted interpretation of religion to justify violence. They depend on ignorance, and the ability to recruit vulnerable segments of populations to foment hatred, and then use that hatred to justify violence against innocents.” Read more…
Michael Flynn was appointed by Obama as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012, he then was forced into early retirement just 2 years later for being critical of the administration’s handling of the Iran deal and terrorism threats generally. On February first, Flynn as President Trump’s top national security advisor officially put Iranian regime on Notice after its missile test. Obama officials and loyalists have all along known Flynn as a serious threat and a tenacious hostile to their Iran deal, they worried he might expose the undisclosed “side deals” attendant to the deal. As a result they started orchestrating the embarrassing leaks on his ties with Russia.
When Flynn was attacked in the mainstream media for his ties to Russia, his staff was not even allowed to review the transcripts of Flynn’s conversation to the Russian ambassador. The transcripts as one White House official acknowledged asserts when Russian ambassador raised the sanctions to Flynn, he responded that the Trump team would be taking office in a few weeks and would review Russia policy and sanctions. That is neither illegal nor improper.
Flynn was not allowed by the White House to defend himself. He was instructed not to speak to the press when he was in the fight for his political life to defend himself. Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. In short General Flynn was just thrown under the bus one more time. Right after the publication of the Washington Free Beacon report, the Mullahs’ regime in Iran warns Trump against disclosing secret Iran deal documents. What worries me in all this is whether Trump administration is going to pave the same stepping stone that has been laid out by Washington establishment, from both parties, for almost four decades in dealing with Iran! During presidential election Trump has repeatedly claimed that he will be an anti-establishment President, but we all know that actions speak louder than words. [DID]
The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.
The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration. Read more…