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.
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