Monday, November 21, 2016

Trump Pick's Islamophobic Nut-Job Lt. General Michael Flynn For National Security Advisor (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Donald Trump’s has tapped Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a man who was fired as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 for his inability to work with others, as his national security adviser. This pick once again goes against Trump's election night promise of being "president for all Americans" and binding "the wounds of division".

One look at Flynn's statements and actions since he hopped on the Trump train makes it abundantly clear that he is ideologically and temperamentally unfit for this position.

Flynn has engaged in Islamophobia, conspiracy theories and has carried on uncomfortably close business ties with both Russia and Turkey.

Here are some examples of Flynn engaging in less than desirable behavior for a man who is about to have the ear of an already irrational president when it comes to matters of national security.

Islamophobia

Flynn, who has had a significant obvious influence on the president-elect’s Trump's foreign policy views, has stoked Islamophobia over and over again through speeches and his actions on social media. and hasn’t made any attempt to hide his disdain for the religion.

In July Flynn wrote an op-ed for the Rupert Murdoch owned New York Post in which he called the the Muslim world an “epic failure” compared to “the superiority of the West.

In August, the Dallas Morning News reported that Flynn had delivered a speech to a Dallas gathering of the anti-Muslim group ACT for America, in which he had called Islam a “political ideology” that “hides behind being a religion.” He also described it as a “malignant cancer” because terrorist groups instructed followers to “get into the bloodstream of the opposition”.

Here is that speech...

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In the same speech he went on to make the insane claim that every Democrat in Florida’s senate had “voted yes to allow Sharia law to be used in the state of Florida’s judicial system.”...

Here is that speech...

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The claim was of course a lie.

In one tweet Flynn dared Arab & Persian world 'leaders' to declare that the Islamic ideology was "sick and must B healed,"



Flynn tweeted that "Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL" and then asked his twitter followers to "please forward this to others: the truth fears no questions,"...



Conspiracy Theories

In late October, Flynn retweeted a false claim that United Nations Agenda 21, a sustainable development program, would create a one world church where Christianity was prohibited and that choosing nationalism was the only way to stop Clinton.



Before the election, Flynn tweeted a false story claiming the NYPD had found evidence on Anthony Weiner's laptop Hillary Clinton was involved in "Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, ect...MUST READ!"


In July, Flynn linked to a tweet that falsely claimed Clinton was "wearing hijab in solidarity with islamic terrorists"...



In another instance, he linked to an article questioning if an Iranian scientist was executed recently because he was exposed on Clinton's private email server. This was a story that was already public knowledge since The New York Times had reported his status as a CIA informant previously...


Business Ties With Russia

Flynn seated next to Vladimir Putin at RT anniversary event

In 2015 Flynn was paid through his speaking agency for the appearance at the state run RT (Russian Television) event. At the dinner for RT's anniversary, Flynn was seated at the same table as Putin.

During that 2015 trip to Russia Flynn claimed he didn't know whether the 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria was conducted by the Syrian Army or by other forces in an attempt to draw the United States into the conflict...

Here is that video...

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Business Ties With Turkey

Erdoğan seated with Putin

And lest we forget Flynn runs a consulting firm which has come under scrutiny for its ties to the government of Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a number of Middle Eastern governments. Flynn was running the company that was lobbying on behalf of foreign clients even as he was receiving classified intelligence briefings during the campaign. What is most worrisome about this relationship is that Flynn, who as America's top military intelligence officer, was already privy to volumes of classified material while he was serving as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Then there is the 180 Flynn pulled when a faction of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July. At first Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn celebrated the coup effort as something “worth clapping for.” But after Flynn's intelligence firm inked an agreement with a Dutch consulting group headed by a businessman who has ties to the Turkish government his tune drastically changed...

We need to see the world from Turkey’s perspective. We must begin with understanding that Turkey is vital to U.S. interests. Turkey is really our strongest ally against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as a source of stability in the region.

Not Trustworthy!

A man with anti-Islam values, a penchant for conspiracy theories and vacillating allegiances is not someone we want advising Donald Trump, a man who is virtually knowledge free when it comes to international matters, on national security.

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