There are a few points to make regarding the recent resignation of President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, that can shed light on the bigger picture and what this means for the ongoing internal strife within our government and intelligence community. The political establishment has had Flynn in their cross hairs for quite sometime, and the campaign against him, which brought about his resignation, must be analyzed in its proper context, which dates back to his opposition to the Obama administration’s regime change operation in Syria, and includes his and his son’s recent remarks regarding the ongoing ‘pizzagate‘ controversy. In plain terms, Flynn was brought down by the deep state, in an attempt to undermine Trump’s national security team, and to sew seeds of chaos and strife within his administration.
Michael Flynn resigned after revelations were published about a phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, prior to his swearing in as National Security Adviser, in which Flynn apparently discussed the future of sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration, a breach of protocol, which according to the most recent reports may not have involved criminal wrongdoing after all. But this is not the beginning of the story by any means, as Flynn has been at the very center of an Intelligence and military coalition that has been opposed to the foreign policy of the Obama administration, especially in dealing with Syria and Russia. This has no doubt earned Flynn the ire of the deep state that supports our ongoing regime change operation in Syria, and has been ratcheting up propaganda against Russia to dangerous and provocative heights. So, should we be surprised that Flynn had an open line of communication with Russia? What does it imply for national security, and does it in fact qualify Flynn’s actions as treasonous? The history between Flynn and the Obama administration, and the reality of growing internal strife within our government, is the necessary context from which Flynn’s resignation should be analyzed.
Michael Flynn’s struggle with the deep state began after he was nominated by President Obama to head the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in April of 2012. Flynn took office in the midst of that administrations regime change operation to oust Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, by arming so-called ‘moderate’ rebel fighters in the ongoing civil war. In the summer of 2012, Flynn’s D.I.A. issued a report which stated in no uncertain terms, that U.S. support for rebels in the region was actually falling into the hands of terrorist salafi jihadi groups such as Jabat Al Nusra, and warned of the potential rise of ISIS. The report states,
The west, gulf countries, and Turkey [which] support the [Syrian] opposition… There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime…
The report continues by clearly stating the danger of this strategic approach,
ISI could also declare an Islamic State through its own union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.
In expressing his deep personal concern over the actions of Obama’s administration in Syria, Michael Flynn put a target on his back. Flynn confirmed his attempts to warn the Obama administration of the looming danger to Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Seymour Hersh, as written by Hersh in his 2016 report, “Military to Military”. Hersh writes,
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling of foreign fighters and weapons across the border. ‘If the American public saw the intelligence we were producing daily, at the most sensitive level, they would go ballistic,’ Flynn told me. ‘We understood Isis’s long-term strategy and its campaign plans, and we also discussed the fact that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.’ The DIA’s reporting, he said, ‘got enormous pushback’ from the Obama administration. ‘I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.’
Hersh also reported on the cooperation of parts of the U.S intelligence community with the Syrian military,when they began to share intelligence with Syria’s army through German, Israeli, and Russian intelligence liaisons. It was also made clear that this move was made, because of previous push-back, without the direct knowledge of then President Obama.
The JCS [Joint Chiefs of Staff] concluded that if those needs were met, the overall fight against Islamist terrorism would be enhanced. Obama didn’t know, but Obama doesn’t know what the JCS does in every circumstance and that’s true of all presidents.’
An open line of communication between someone like Michael Flynn and a Russian Ambassador should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the course of events for the past half decade. The line in the sand has been clearly drawn, and the reality of an internal struggle in the U.S. government has been evident for quite sometime. So when Barack Obama, in one of his last foreign policy actions as President, decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats, and accuse them of hacking and influencing our election, it should not be surprising that Michael Flynn would have simultaneously been on the phone with the Russians to assure them that this underhanded tactic by Obama would hold no weight in the oncoming administration.
The height of tensions reached between Russia and the United States should not be overlooked, and this attempt by Flynn to engage in diplomacy with Russia is consistent with the Trump administrations stated intention of working more closely with Russia on our shared interests in the middle east, namely, Islamic extremism. In the large picture, it is a welcome step towards an overall deescalation in what has been called “A new Cold War” by former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. In 2014 Gorbachev stated,
Now there are once again signs of a Cold War,” he said in an interview with Tass, the state-owned news agency. “This process can and must be stopped. After all, we did it in the 1980s. We opted for de-escalation, for the reunification (of Germany). And back then it was a lot tougher than now. So we could do it again.
In the build up of this new cold war, tensions have been ratcheted up with the deployment of Marines to Norway, the deployment of tanks and heavy equipment to Poland, and ever increasing rhetoric and propaganda against Russia and its leader Vladamir Putin,that is reminiscent of the media campaign against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. However, Russia is certainly no Iraq, and the stakes are much higher in this risky geopolitical game of cat and mouse. Amidst growing tensions, it was reported in Nov. 2014 that Russia would begin flying long range bomber flights through the Gulf of Mexico, something they had never before done. So the more recent news being reported of a Russian spy vessel off of the U.S. Atlantic coast should really come as no surprise, but is undoubtedly being used to put political pressure on the Trump administration during a sensitive time. Trump’s subsequent tough talk on Crimea is an obvious political response to this pressure, in order to avoid looking woefully soft in his stance against Putin.
Obama’s accusations of Russian tampering and hacking of DNC emails (the basis for the expulsion of Russian diplomats and sanctions imposed), are contrary to admissions that have been made by other high ranking and retired officials within U.S Intelligence, that the DNC emails were in fact a leak from within our own government. This was explicitly revealed by former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Steve Pieczenik, and corroborated by former CIA agents, Robert David Steele, Phil Giraldi, Ray McGovern, and others. The emails were a leak, released to Wikileaks for dissemination in order to expose the vicious criminal element trying to undermine our Republic, and steal the 2016 election. It is in this context that Michael Flynn would have been speaking to his Russian counterparts, in an attempt to throw water on a flame that the outgoing Obama administration was fanning.
What was ultimately revealed in those leaks has been a subject of intense controversy, as it seems that evidence of an elite pedophile network has been uncovered in the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. Despite a massive propaganda campaign against the purported ‘fake news’, the mainstream media has failed to debunk the story, and continues to ignore warnings that the accusations do indeed have merit. The deep state establishment, and its media protectors only lend credence to the notion of a high level cover up, when reporters like Ben Swann (who also reported on Michael Flynn’s 2012 D.I.A report exposing Obama’s arming of terrorists), seems to have been scrubbed from social media after releasing a video on the pizzagate scandal. Michael Flynn also plays into this bizarre drama because of tweets by him and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., which seem to hint at their knowledge of the scandal, and a belief in the merits of the accusations. The timing of Flynn’s current predicament, and the ongoing offensive against Trump’s administration, comes after a string of pedophile networks were taken down in California, Haiti (the Haiti arrests are especially curious considering the Clinton connection to child trafficker Laura Silsby), Norway, and amidst rumors circulating of impending high level arrests contingent on the confirmation of Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. Also of note are the recent arrests of Jeffrey Sandusky, and the news that Anthony Wiener may face child pornography charges. All of these happenings indeed strengthen the claim that a giant, elite pedophile ring was uncovered, and that cards are now being played on either side of the covert war raging within our government. Hillary Clinton even seemed to rub Michael Flynn’s nose in the apparent conspiracy, in a tweet she made after his resignation, further contributing to the notion that this was a reason for his expulsion.
What does this all mean? While we can’t be completely sure of all of the motivations, facts, or the agendas in this deep state war against a rogue faction of our military intelligence community, we can be sure that there is in fact a war. Former Marine Corps Intelligence officer and CIA Clandestine case officer, Robert David Steele, documents this coup, and the counter coup, in his kindle book, “The Soft Coup collapses-Blackmail revealed”. After news of Flynn’s resignation, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange implied in a tweet, that a coup is underway in the United States, pitting the Trump administration against what he referred to as the ‘permanent government’ (what I’ve called the deep state). Author and journalist Glenn Greenwald, while defending the actions of government whistle-blowers in ousting potential illegalities on the part of Flynn, also acknowledged that the current leaks were far from benevolent, and most likely part of a continued effort to sabotage the Trump administration.
It’s very possible — indeed, likely — that the leakers here were not acting with benevolent motives…Moreover, Gen. Flynn has many enemies throughout the intelligence and defense community. The same is true, of course, of Donald Trump; recall that just a few weeks ago, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer warned Trump that he was being “really dumb” to criticize the intelligence community because “they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you….It’s very possible — I’d say likely — that the motive here was vindictive rather than noble. Whatever else is true, this is a case where the intelligence community, through strategic (and illegal) leaks, destroyed one of its primary adversaries in the Trump White House.
Former Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich also recently stated that the campaign against Michael Flynn is one being carried out by the Intelligence community to undermine Trump’s administration, and any attempt to normalize relations with Russia. He states in his interview on Fox,
The American people need to know, that there is a game going on inside the intelligence community, where there are those who want to separate the U.S from Russia in a way that would reignite the cold war! That’s what’s at the bottom of all this…What’s happening in the intelligence community with the new President is unprecedented. They are making every effort to upend him
What we can glean from all of this is a different perspective and context in which to place the resignation of Michael Flynn, whose participation in the opposition to the deep state, has finally rendered him a casualty of the ongoing conflict.
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