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Obama’s Fmr. Intel Head Drops Shocker About REAL Reason Obama Ignored ISIS For So Long

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Pres. Obama stated in an interview on Monday that the real reason the administration ignored the rise of ISIS is because it did not fit the “narrative.”

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn told CNN’s Jake Tapper that intelligence reports, including a memo he submitted, which was widely circulated throughout the administration in the summer of 2012, were ignored. “I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I’ll be very candid with you, they just didn’t,” he said. “I think the [election year] narrative was that al Qaeda was on the run, and (Osama) bin Laden was dead…they’re dead and these guys are, we’ve beaten them.” However, they “continue to just multiply.”

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Flynn came to the DIA in 2011 and was named director in 2012. “However, he left in 2014, a year early, amidst reports that he had been forced out of the job because he was not telling the White House what it wanted to hear,” Breitbart reports

As reported by Western Journalism, Flynn stated in an interview on Fox News Sunday, “Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House. The president sets the priorities and he’s the number one customer. So if he’s not getting the intelligence he needs and if he’s not paying attention to what else is going on, then something else is wrong there between them and the advisers he has.” 

In his CNN interview, the retired general also warned that a Paris-style attack in the U.S. is very likely, though it may not involved the same size and scale. “I really do believe it’s a matter of time. I believe that there’s going to be where our luck is going to run out and they’re are going to be able to achieve something along the lines of what we saw in Paris,” Flynn said.

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Reflecting on the overall fight against radical Islamic terrorism, the former commander of special forces in Afghanistan and Iraq told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine in an interview published over the weekend that he believes the United States “strategically marched in the wrong direction” after 9/11. 

Flynn said, but for the fall of Baghdad, ISIS would not be where it is now. He called the Iraq War a “huge error” adding, “As brutal as Saddam Hussein was, it was a mistake to just eliminate him. The same is true for Moammar Gadhafi and for Libya, which is now a failed state. The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision.”

Going forward in the fight against ISIS, the general said the Arab nations must take a leading role. “Our message must be that we want to help and that we will leave once the problems have…

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