Skip to comments.Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief
Posted on 07/26/2014 7:47:19 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
(Reuters) - A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict.
The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli ministers signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day-old conflict in the Gaza Strip appeared remote.
At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians - have been killed, and 42 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel have died.
Flynn disparaged Hamas for exhausting finite resources and know-how to build tunnels that have helped them inflict record casualties on Israelis. Still, he suggested that destroying Hamas was not the answer.
"If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse," Flynn said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
"A worse threat that would come into the sort of ecosystem there
something like ISIS," he added, referring to the Islamic State, which last month declared an "Islamic caliphate" in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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So? That’s for the Palestinians to figure out.
What is another term for 1,050 dead Palisimians?
Answer: A small beginning.
Hamas, hezbolla, PLO, isis, a turd by any other name....
what makes this guy think hamas is any more benign than ISIS???
Then you destroy that.
And so on until you destroy Islam.
Islam delenda est.
Did he convert at the same time as Grover?
ISIS only exists because the Obama Administration armed, trained organized and funded it with U.S. dollars. Terrorist organizations don't just “come into the sort of ecosystem.”
Terrorist organizations need to be organized, led, armed and funded. There needs to be powerful people behind it.
Announced at ceremonies where he accepted the Obama Bed-wetter Award which comes with a lifetime supply of Depends.
“A worse threat that would come into the sort of ecosystem there something like ISIS,”
Well, smoke them, too.
Assinine. Hama’s and others want to exterminate Jews. Hamask is the proximate threat. First things first.
Newsflash: ISIS is headed there. You think they will co-exist peacefully with Israel?
So, all out destruction of Islam, is out? Dang. Well, maybe later, when the “time outs”, ARE NO LONGER VIABLE.
“At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians”
Talking points the media keeps repeating.
Who cares if he's outgoing or introverted, why is he providing covering fire for Hamas? Wouldn't the government of Israel be in a better position to make that determination?
I think the Israelis should bulldoze the whole place and turn it into a theme park. Something like Disney Levant.
Oh. So Michael Flynn figures that if Hamas were destroyed, an organization would emerge that would vow to destroy Israel TWICE???
A murderous terrorist gang armed and financed to the teeth ( by Obama and his islamoNazi pals like Iran and Qatar) and sworn to kill millions by any means possible -—— so what would be “ worse?” Anyway, I say kill them now - and we ‘ll see. Anything worse can then be eliminated then. Sufficient unto this day are the evils thereof.
Why is Hasan still alive?
Why have his supporters NOT BEEN ROOTED OUT?
Worse than Hamas..what could be worse than Hamas..the Obama Administration? That’s the only thing that could be worse
It’s like any major infection. It will grow exponentially until it overtakes the host... that is in the absence of action.
At some point we will have to head it off and the sooner the better! We have already missed the bud stage and Iran has gone nuclear Yep, past tense.
So ensuring regional conflict is what we should be trying to avoid, allow Hamas to continue to exist? I hate to break it to him, but enduring regional conflict is what we have now with Hamas. It is in their very charter.
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If you mean the Ft Hood asshole, I’ve got to agree with you there.
Damn AND double-damn! That looks like the bastard he’s named after!
One of the stupidest things I ever heard.
Th admin is admitting that the Palestinian people support terrorism, sounds like to me.
The Palestinians would all join ISIS?
They admit the Palestinian people are not peace-loving moderates and would get worse if Hamas were destroyed?
Tragic for our country that this is our so called best and brightest.
Yeah, look at what the world ended up with after the Nazis were dealt with.
This regime is redefining stupidity every day.
At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians. Terrorists are civs.
This guy is a dunce. Scared of some Juju man out of his personal pesadillas. Hamas needs destroying. Kill it all the way dead.
Bingo and don’t forget Obama simply ruining the Iraq Status of Forces Agreement. We should have had all twelve US military bases and stayed in Iraq for a half century to normalize them. They’d be a second front of liberty in the ME.
I’m pretty sure the next group will bleed red too.
Nobody in American history has done more to help radical Islam than Obama. Carter is a distant 2nd place.
Well, the communists killed more people than the Nazis, but they had more time.
Sounds to me like one of Obama’s princes is issuing a veiled threat.
Destroy that too. When will the moronic elitists in the west accept the fact that it’s either us or them.
Uhm, the people are poor and unemployed because of terrorism. The blockades exist because of terrorism. Renounce terror and money flows via free markets. I mean these dunces spent all their funds on tunnels and rockets, not infrastructure and education. Duh.
I hope this flynn jerk isn’t representative of the US military...what a weak sister.
Asking them to renounce terrorism ? But as Mohammadans, that’s their entire reason for being. They’d have to give up their political death cult.
Just like when we destroyed the Third Reich, right general?
Time to finish this once and for all.
It would be the best for both sides.
Let’s see if I understand this.
We should never fight to destroy an enemy because the next enemy might be worse.
Just one problem. If you don’t fight them, they then become the next worse thing anyway, emboldened by the lack of resistance.
It’s kind of like how we didn’t finish off Al Quaeda in Iraq, so they then became ISIS once they knew we were out of the fight. The thing we didn’t kill became the worse thing that would have followed it anyway, only sooner.
(Nuclear weapons are so much simpler.)
To stand by and allow themselves to be continually attacked by Hamas with rockets is absurd. To suggest they refrain from annihilating Hamas lest something worse take its place is advice that smacks of pure cowardice, and absolutely expected from any agency that has been corrupted by the current administration.
It may not necessarily be straightforward cowardice that is being projected from the Pentagon with such a proclamation, but it's completely expected from the marxist ideology that has been imposed upon the Pentagon by the current administration.