Allegations are mounting that senior intelligence officials at Central Command not only skewed findings on the ISIS war to please D.C., but tried to hide what they did.
In July, a group of intelligence analysts at the U.S. military’s Central Command accused their bosses of distorting and selectively editing intelligence reports about the fight against ISIS in order to portray that campaign as more successful than it really was. As a result of those complaints, the Pentagon’s inspector general opened an investigation.
Now, the allegations of misconduct have extended to a possible cover-up, with some analysts accusing the senior intelligence officials at Centcom, Maj. Gen. Steven Grove and his civilian deputy, Gregory Ryckman, of deleting emails and files from computer systems before the inspector general could examine them, three individuals familiar with the investigation told The Daily Beast.
If true, this ought to end with the officers responsible having the rank ripped off their shoulders. As a start.
In Al Jazeera’s latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms to Mehdi Hasan 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 sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was “a willful decision.”
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.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot...
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
If true, it means the Administration- including Hillary Clinton- was deliberately giving arms and support to terrorists. Which might also have something to do with why Hillary still can't stop lying about Benghazi, and why we still don't know where Obama was while the ambassador was being murdered and three other Americans killed. And why they got no aid.
Yeah, I know, sounds iffy. Except for Obama pushing so damn hard to get and keep the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of Egypt, and a bunch of other crap he's done and said.