Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama, calls out his former boss for creating “incredible … confusion” in Washington and the Middle East over US policy in the region.
Nobody knows which side we’re on. We’re not even sure if Obama knows which side we’re on.
Flynn notes that the “old order” in the Middle East is gone and the countries in the region are clearly struggling to redefine the region. They’re doing that with Iran “on the march.” Iran is advancing in Iraq, in Lebanon, in Yemen, in virtually every swing country in the region.
He notes that radical elements have taken over both major sects of the Muslim religion. Here, we disagree with the General, it’s our view that the so-called “radical elements” are, in fact, central to and the mainstream of the Muslim faith. They’ve been ruling the roost for 1,400 years.
The key point Flynn makes is this.
“One of the things that we have to keep in mind on Iran is, Iran is also a country with ballistic missiles, cyber capabilities. They are also still a state-sponsor of terrorism. And here we are dealing with them as though we’re going to give them a carte blanche,” he said.
“And I — so, I don’t trust Iran. And I have seen a lot — what I know, Chris, about what I’ve seen over certainly the last 10 years, if not the last 30, they are not a nation to be trusted.”
General, you may not trust Iran, but the President certainly does. He needs them to sign the equivalent of Chamberlain’s “peace in our time” agreement with HItler so he can cement his legacy. John Kerry, who, as a Naval Reserve Officer, sat on the North Vietnamese side of the table in Paris in 1973, is working overtime to make that happen.
Obama said he wanted to remake America. He’s not just doing that, he’s remaking the world. And not in a good way.
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