General Flynn spills beans on decision to let ISIS evolve – DIA report released

Ex-DIA Chief General Flynn: "I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision [to allow ISIS to evolve]."

Flynn comes out of the closet...better late then never.

Flynn comes out of the closet… better late then never.

US ex-intelligence chief on ISIS rise: It was ‘a willful Washington decision’

… from  Russia Today,  Moscow

 

[ Editor’s note:  My hat goes off to those who have the budgets and the staff to do the grunt work on getting these FOIA gems revealed. As we have stated many times, our sources were giving us a steady supply of concerns over the “chain of command” involvement or non-involvement in our wide scale use of military terrorist formations as a cheap destabilization, regime change tool.

Reports of firewalls being set up to block the usual auditing required to monitor military spending, even on covert activities, were the first seeds that we got. Even in top secret operations the bean counters are riding herd on funds disappearing or, as it seems in this case, being converted to uses that could not be tracked.

Above board things don’t require such an institutionalized smokescreen being set up to hide accountability. It takes very high up people to change normal auditing procedures like this, so if there were Congressional hearings at some point, there was not a breadcrumb trail to whom the puppet masters are. But the list of suspects is a short one.

So we salute retired General Flynn for coming out of the closet on this. There are many more who know more about how this house of horrors evolved, and when an ex-DIA director speaks out, it provides cover for more to do so. We have to remember to show support for them every way we canJim W. Dean ]

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–  First published  …  August 10,  2015 

General Flynn

General Flynn

The US didn’t interfere with the rise of anti-government jihadist groups in Syria that finally degenerated into Islamic State, claims the former head of America’s Defense Intelligence Agency, backing a secret 2012 memo predicting their rise.

General Flynn dismissed Al Jazeera’s supposition that the US administration “turned a blind eye” to the DIA’s analysis. Flynn believes the US government didn’t listen to his agency on purpose.

“I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision,” the former DIA chief said.

The classified DIA report presented in August 2012, stated that.

“The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [Al- Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” being supported by “the West, Gulf countries and Turkey.”

The document recently declassified through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), analyses the situation in Syria in the summer of 2012 and predicts:

“If the situation unravels, 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 report warns of “dire consequences” of this scenario, because it would allow Al-Qaeda to regain its positions in Iraq and unify the jihadist Sunni forces in Iraq, Syria and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against all other Muslim minorities they consider dissenters.

“ISI (the Islamic State of Iraq) could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards of unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory,” the DIA report correctly predicted at the time.

Those groups eventually emerged as Islamic State (IS formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, an Islamic group loyal to Al-Qaeda.

Unlike the US State Department, which rushed to label the declassified DIA memo as unimportant soon after its declassification, the DIA’s former head expressed full trust in the 2012 report, stressing he “paid very close attention” to this document, adding “the intelligence was very clear.”

Al Jazeera notes that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn became “the highest ranking intelligence official to go on record,” saying the US and other states, notably Turkey and the Gulf Arab states, were sponsoring Al-Qaeda-led rebels in Syria with political support and weapons in an attempt to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

When Al Jazeera’s Hasan asked Flynn why he didn’t attempt to stop the US coordinating arms transfers to Islamic extremists, the retired general said:

“I hate to say it’s not my job, but my job was to ensure the accuracy of our intelligence,” said Flynn, who also served as director of intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the US hunt for Bin Laden.

With the Al-Qaeda’s notorious founder “killed in Pakistan in 2011”, the former DIA head admitting the US sponsored Al-Qaeda-associated groups a year later in Syria should come as a shock to American media outlets, such as the Daily Beast, which criticized the DIA memo as unworthy.

Author for the Levant Report, Brad Hoff says hours after he published a rebuttal to the Daily Beast article, he was contacted by a personal friend, a high level official with CIA Public Affairs, who urged Hoff to drop his comments regarding the IS issue, insisting the Daily Beast article had been “written insightfully.”

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15 Responses to "General Flynn spills beans on decision to let ISIS evolve – DIA report released"

  1. 60sstreetpunk  August 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    helping mind- you just about said it all.

  2. 60sstreetpunk  August 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Thank you Odell. I needed the reminder.

  3. Frank Williams  August 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Don’t think America needs any additional cause to “riot in the streets” at this point, if they done it by now, they ain’t gonna.
    In this pornographic political landscape we live in the American public no longer has a role because of its collective pathetic limp noodle.

  4. Altimometer  August 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Bravo General, they must have Las Vegas money in their veins as they certainly hedged their bets. Betting against our house instead of for our house, too many take the odds when we take the hit. Yes Mr. Dean the list of takers is probably smaller than we think as one is enough.

  5. Worker Bee  August 10, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    No, you interpreted Mr. Dean’s words incorrectly; the key is the phase “killed in Pakistan in 2011” is in parentheses in the original article.

  6. 60sstreetpunk  August 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This is highly interesting.
    As an aside, can anyone tell me why the Marine 4 star who is slated for the top post in the military said that Russia is the biggest problem we face?
    These generals confuse me. So many sites and retired CIA and other intelligence types and dozens of writers (few if any in the mainstream media) show all the dirt yet this top general says Russia is our biggest threat. I feel like I know nothing about what really pushes things (not talking about sex and power and money, and so on).

    • David Odell  August 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Opinions and appointments have a price. They are not elected positions.
      Opinion will be according to appointer. Mostly.

  7. David Odell  August 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    General Flynn’s publication in 2010
    Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan
    http://www.cnas.org/publications?field_pub_type_tid=All&field_topics_tid=All&field_author_tid=1375
    There is a search option for authors, Center For a New American Security
    Good guys in the system usually fight the system. He and McChrystal did.

  8. David Odell  August 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    We’ll take it ! Raptor may have a point, but I think this is conscience. There are quite a few very good people who are still waking up. Among them are the ones who were extremely busy. I think the tea leaves Raptor is picking up on is the next wave of awakening within the recently retired military. It takes time to study things and these types of dudes do not say squat until they are solidly in possession of factoids. The wars are essentially over and the bourbon sessions will begin with earnest,. The Iran deal doesn’t hurt either because the air of peace can be smelled.

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  August 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      I agree. He did not have to give this interview. He is out of the line of fire, being retired, and does not seem to be working for the shadow government contractors, as they don’t do things like this. It’s not allowed. You could tell from his answers he had anticipated what he was going to be asked and had thought about how he would answer.

  9. Raptor  August 10, 2015 at 11:35 am

    One more thing. ” The U.S. Didn’t interfere ” and ” U.S. administration turned blind eye ” and ” U.S. Government didn’t listen on purpose “………This is always 100% of the time the way these things play out….Who is it…give us a name or names because I can guarantee that anyone who ever worked in the above stated position…KNOWS… So just exactly what is the massage here and WHO is trying to get out ahead of the shit storm about to let loose?

    Raptor

  10. Raptor  August 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I’m reading something different into this: Obviously it was allowed, that has been talked about here many times before so i think this is ass covering. Someone is about to fall of their sword. There is no way you can monitor anything without KNOWING exactly what you are in fact, monitoring

    So who’s responsible? Who knew this and allowed it to grow without ever taking any steps to control it? I smell BS especially as we fact approach a Presidential election…..someone is about to do more than just spill some beans. Paper trails, e-mails, money……what was the budget black or other?

    Raptor

  11. captain obvious  August 10, 2015 at 9:42 am

    let the investigations begin to rendition and torture those supporting terrorism.

    • captain obvious  August 11, 2015 at 1:59 am

      who says they all gotta be gitmo’d? I like the idea of using them for public dartboards so much more, 100 bucks per dart 200 darts per day makes each one of em worth about 7.3 million per year towards paying “national deficit” they created, or starting businesses, infrastructure projects etc.. and thats before counting profits of a PPV dartboard channel. there’s at least a few thousand of these critters who would be much more productive employed this way..

    • captain obvious  August 11, 2015 at 2:08 am

      then add the asset stripping, not forgetting banksters, corporate level criminals, thugs with badges, economic saboteurs, top level dope importers, media liars etc. if a thrower doesnt have any money we could just print some coupons out of thin air..

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