Intelligence Official: Obama Supported Rise of Islamic State INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL: OBAMA SUPPORTED RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE August 10th, 2015 NEWS
In a shocking interview on Al Jazeera’s Head to Head program, former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) director Michael Flynn said that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s support to radical Jihadists (who would later become ISIL) was a “willful decision.”
Flynn took issue with the way interviewer Mehdi Hasan posed the question. Flynn seemed to want to make it clear that the policies that led to the rise of ISIL were not merely the result of ignorance or looking the other way, but the result of conscious decision making:
“Hasan: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?
Flynn: I think the administration.
Hasan: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis?
Flynn: I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision.
Hasan: A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?
Flynn: It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.”
Lt. Gen. Flynn, speaking safely from retirement, is the highest ranking intelligence official to go on record saying the United States and other state sponsors of rebels in Syria knowingly gave political backing and shipped weapons to Al-Qaeda in order to put pressure on the Syrian regime.
This is more damning evidence that the Obama Administration is backing radical Islamists in the Middle East – and making things worse instead of better.
Do you think President Obama should be impeached based on this evidence?