Carol Joy
Due to his helping Seymour Hersh establish key articles about the botched regime change in Syria, and other salient works?

Really surprisingly good article over at JPR at this link, written by "levymg" --
https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/why-they-went-after-flynn-he-was-seymour-hershs-source-on-syria-regime-change/

Some highlights:
Flynn also was severely criticized last year by officials within the intelligence services after he publicly raised questions about whether the the poison gas attack in 2013 was actually the result of an official orders from the Assad regime.  See,  https://www.cnn.com/2016/11/20/politics/kfile-michael-flynn-rt-syria/

Hersh ‘s reporting on the apparent split in U.S. Syria policy started with a controversial December 2013 article that challenged the Obama Administration’s claims about the authorship of the sarin attack that summer.  https://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n24/seymour-m-hersh/whose-sarin

While the U.S. sources for Hersh’s December 2013 story, “Whose Sarin?” remain unstated, he quotes Flynn in the later LRB article confirming the resistance within the Pentagon to the CIA program program of arming the Syrian resistance:  https://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n01/seymour-m-hersh/military-to-military

    Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling of foreign fighters and weapons across the border. ‘If the American public saw the intelligence we were producing daily, at the most sensitive level, they would go ballistic,’ Flynn told me. ‘We understood Isis’s long-term strategy and its campaign plans, and we also discussed the fact that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.’ The DIA’s reporting, he said, ‘got enormous pushback’ from the Obama administration. ‘I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.’
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A UPI report at the time  attributed sourcing to “an anonymous former Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/12/27/Seymour-Hersh-report-on-Syria-White-House-knew-US-was-arming-Islamic-State/6951451232210/
    The report, published in the Jan. 7, 2016 edition of the London Review of Books, relies heavily on an anonymous former senior adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Full piece and comments all worth reading at above emboldened link.
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beebee
Yes,  I read it too Carol, and it was most definitely an excellent read.

Some people don't get nuance.
And kept asking, does that mean then he didn't act as lobbyist for Turkey and did he disclose it?

Some of the best of that thread were in the replies.
Mostly, one doesn't necessarily discount the other.

How the military might be acting as a 4th branch of the gov't and defending this country.
And how Flynn had tried to warn Obama that arming the Syrian 'Moderates' was a big mistake.
I found that very interesting.

And that they are all guilty of profiting, it more about whom they decide to target.

Thanks for sharing that here!
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davidgmills
Personally, if the end (goal) is deescalation of perpetual wars, the means justify it.  Reverse Machiavellian.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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beebee
Leveymg- is someone I've spoken about before and would really like to have among our ranks here.
He's very knowledgeable and well read.

Maybe if several of us asked him, it'd make a greater impact.

He was the one, before he came to JPR, that enlightened me with aerials of the storage facilities, to the 'rat line' gun running
out of Benghazi. It was then and because of him, that I began to doubt along w Sabrina whether it was a such a 'witch hunt'.
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beebee wrote:
Leveymg- is someone I've spoken about before and would really like to have among our ranks here.
He's very knowledgeable and well read.

Maybe if several of us asked him, it'd make a greater impact.

He was the one, before he came to JPR, that enlightened me with aerials of the storage facilities, to the 'rat trail' gun running
out of Benghazi. It was then and because of him, that I began to doubt along w Sabrina whether it was a such a 'witch hunt'.


Whatever happened to Sabrina? I don't spend much time at JPR, and usually only go there to check for any PM's. But I don't see Sabrina when I do look at OP's of interest.Usually in the past, any OP I thought of interest also interested her.
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beebee
Think she just took an unannounced leave of absence.
I've tried to pm her. We got along well.
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davidgmills
Carol Joy wrote:


Whatever happened to Sabrina? I don't spend much time at JPR, and usually only go there to check for any PM's. But I don't see Sabrina when I do look at OP's of interest.Usually in the past, any OP I thought of interest also interested her.


Sabrina hasn't posted in a month.
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beebee
I'd really love to see her here with us. [smile]
She was one of the originals and used to give Liz Warren hell
when no-one else was.

Yeah, we need her back.
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