Skip to comments.U.S. Intel Head: If We Destroy Hamas, We Might End Up With Something Worse
Posted on 07/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT by mandaladon
Michael Flynn, the current head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado over the weekend and gave a disturbing warning about the current Gaza conflict, remarking, If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.
According to Reuters, Flynn does not believe taking out Hamas is the answer. He said he very much doubts there will be peace in the region any time soon, and went after Hamas for building all those tunnels that helped them fight back against Israeli forces.
But as for Hamas itself, Flynn said that a worse threat could come along, even suggesting it could be something like ISIS, the terrorist group that claimed territory in both Iraq and Syria in the past few months.
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I’ll take that chance.
So this is a lesser of two evils situation? That’s nonsense.
Lighten up Mikey. We destroyed Hitler and your prediction didn’t come true then. It won’t come true this time.
I can see this idiot in 1945: If we bomb Japan they might hate us later, why don’t we just invade?
the same can be said of obama, but it is well worth the effort
And when we do, we get rid of them too.
Step right up...
“If we invade Virginia and put an end to slavery ... we might end up with something worse.”
There is no “worse” when it comes to Islam. There is only pedophile worshipping devils and more pedophile worshipping devils. This is the same kind of crap our first foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected devil worshipping POTUS used as an excuse to not show a photo of the faux Bin Laden Seal team 6 was tricked into killing: “We don’t want to anger Muslims”...Oh so we don’t want to get them really really really really really mad at us as compared to being really really really really mad at us.
There can never be peace anywhere as long as Muslims practice the fundamentals of their religion.-Tom
This is the same guy I heard with my own two ears say, in reference to all these government domestic spying programs, “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.”
His Arrogance and his Administration of incompetents and the corrupt.
Flynn hopefully is not your “typical” “intelligence” higher-up.
Can we kill them too?
What do you mean “We”?
What could be worse than Hamas..wait, I know what could be worse..having Obama as their leader
ooo - something bad might happen if we do the right thing - so let’s do nothing...
Cowards! - if something bad happens, then, we will deal with it.
(same excuse for not dealing with Obama the way we should - over both his lawlessness and his fraudulent birth records.)
Yeah, maybe a movement based on genocide...
pussy excuse to do nothing.
under this logic, wives beaten by their husbands ought to do nothing b/c they might end up with someone worse.
Hey Mike, let’s give it a try, at least Hamas would be gone and we’ll work on the next criminal element.
Less is more.
could it be Peace ?
Why didn’t they say this about the Arab Spring?
the little p.u.s.s. POUS thought the Arab Spring was his forte. all we got was s.h.i.t.
If ISIS replaced Hamas, that would be a good thing. Israel would then go in and completely clean out that hell hole.
No that I agree with him, but your post goes to his point.
That would be good. Then the. Mask will be off the demon. Worse will expose the Muslim threat for what it is.
Be a lil different story if your kids were out playing when incoming ordinance landed near the playground. I say, Israel...CRUSH HAMAS!
“ooo - something bad might happen if we do the right thing - so lets do nothing...
Cowards! - if something bad happens, then, we will deal with it.”
Exactly. The words of a coward paralyzed by his own analysis. Didn’t Hamlet, the world famous do-nothing say we would rather bear those ills we know, than fly to others we know not of? The answer to Hamlet and to this guy is: When you see evil, call it evil, and stamp it out!
Israel has no option other than to whack a mole, step right up, who’s next?
If at first you don’t succeed.....
A “can do” attitude is exactly what is called for in this situation.
If we destroy the Nazi’s or the communists we might end up with something worse like the democrat party.
Mike, tell you what. Let’s wipe them out. If it turns out to be bad, I will apologize and tell you I was wrong.
This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard from the head if the DIA. If Israel destroys Hamas, we just give the Palestinian survivors Barry Soetoro Obama as their new terrorist-in-chief. America doesn't need him. The Palestinians would adore him.
Too bad this idiot did not think about this with Qaddafi in Libya, Mubarak in Egypt; and too bad Carter did did the same to the Shah in Iran. There was also Clinton rejecting the opportunity to snatch Osama Bin Laden on at least two occasions when offered to him.
What libs fail to understand is that a democratic or republican form of government is totally incompatible with Islam.
If we invade Virginia and put an end to slavery ... we might end up with something worse.
OK, that turned out to be true.
But just like Viet Nam and Iraq, maintaining and managing the post-hostility peace, is just as important as winning the war.
Maybe even more important.
Something worse? Like Chicago?
Ill take that chance.
Maybe Flynn is right.
Did ousting bad guy Khadaffi make Libya better? No! At least under Khadaffi, Libya was slowly becoming more secular. Now Libya is a hundred times worse off.
Did ousting bad guy Mubarak make Egypt better? No! It made Egypt much worse.
Did ousting bad guy Hussein make Iraq better? No! Whats happening in Iraq was bound to happen unless we kept troops there for a hundred years and flushed untold billions of more dollars down the toilet. And now we have ISIS, which makes al-Qaeda look like Girl Scouts. And at least Hussein protected the Christians in Iraq.
Everything we touch in the middle east turns to crap and makes things worse than they were. And these are muslim countries. Comparing the middle east to fighting Hitler and secular Germany is like comparing apples and celery.
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