Former Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Says: Obama White House Made “willful decision to support al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood in Syria”
(Shoebat Foundation) – DECLASSIFIED 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document reveals: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIS and al-Nusra) against the Syrian regime was “a willful decision.”
Global Research Amazingly, Flynn (video below) actually took issue with the way al-Jazeera interviewer Mehdi Hasan posed the question—Flynn seemed to want to make it clear that the policies that led to the rise of ISIS were not merely the result of ignorance or looking the other way, but the result of conscious decision making.
Hasan: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?
Flynn: I think the administration.
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.
Rather than downplay the importance of the document and these startling passages, as did the State Department soon after its release, Flynn does the opposite: he confirms that while acting DIA chief he “paid very close attention” to this report in particular and later adds that “the intelligence was very clear.”
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 regime.