Former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Army Lt. Gen. Michael J. Flynn has said that President Barack Obama has “willfully” allowed ISIS to form in an effort to unite Sunni Muslims against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
The claims seem to be backed up by a newly declassified document from 2012 Defense Intelligence Document that shows the administration was well aware of what it was doing.
This is not the first time Lt. Gen. Flynn has waded into the waters of politics. In an interview with Foreign Policy Flynn had this to say:
“I’m not going to be a general that just fades away, I feel like I have a responsibility not only to myself, but I feel like I have a responsibility to my family, and that to me is probably the most important thing.”
From Foreign Policy:
The witness at the June 10 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing was tossing the equivalent of red meat to his Republican questioners, who were practically slavering in gratitude.
President Barack Obama’s plan to impose “snapback sanctions” should Iran violate a nuclear deal? “Wishful thinking.”
The awkwardness of having U.S. trainers and Iranian forces both in Iraq helping to counter a common enemy? “We have allowed this thing to get so out of kilter.”
The president’s June 8 remark that “we don’t yet have a complete strategy” for training Iraqi forces to combat the Islamic State? “I was stunned by his comments,” the witness said. “Stunned.”
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