Tuesday, May 24, 2016

REPORT Trump Considering Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for VP Slot

NyPo reports:
A surprise name on the list is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a national security adviser to Trump who has emerged as one of the most buzzed about veep contenders, sources familiar with the deliberations said.
Flynn retired in 2014 after a 33-year career in military intelligence that included hunting down terrorists as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Flynn is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and chair of the Military Intelligence Board from July 24, 2012, to August 2, 2014.

Flynn has written articles for the Democratic neoconish Center for a New American Security where  Richard Armitage  and General Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis are board members and Madeleine K. Albright is an emeriti board member.

In 2009, Justin Raimondo reported:
Democratic surrender-monkeys – replicated the neocon strategy, first, with a think-tank: the Center for a New American Security, founded in 2007 and funded, as the Wall Street Journal reports, by "foundations such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund," as well as "some government money to study particular issues."


  1. He's actually the least neocon of the potential VP candidates. Google his name with Iraq or Russia. But will he fall asleep during the debates and occasionally wake up to shout "GRIDLOCK!!!" (Sorry, I couldn't resist making an Admiral Stockdale reference.)

  2. Crap, I was trying to be the first to make the Admiral James Stockdale reference.

  3. 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.”

    Amazingly, Flynn actually 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: