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U.S. Intel Head: If We Destroy Hamas, We Might End Up With Something Worse
Mediaite ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Josh Feldman

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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel
If we get rid of Obama...we would probably end up with something much worse ?
1 posted on 07/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I’ll take that chance.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

So this is a lesser of two evils situation? That’s nonsense.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 6:09:35 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't solely white institutions.)
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To: mandaladon

Lighten up Mikey. We destroyed Hitler and your prediction didn’t come true then. It won’t come true this time.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 6:09:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: mandaladon

I can see this idiot in 1945: If we bomb Japan they might hate us later, why don’t we just invade?


5 posted on 07/28/2014 6:10:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: mandaladon

the same can be said of obama, but it is well worth the effort


6 posted on 07/28/2014 6:12:02 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: mandaladon

And when we do, we get rid of them too.

Step right up...


7 posted on 07/28/2014 6:12:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: mandaladon

“If we invade Virginia and put an end to slavery ... we might end up with something worse.”


8 posted on 07/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: mandaladon

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.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 6:14:29 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: mandaladon
...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....

There can never be peace anywhere as long as Muslims practice the fundamentals of their religion.-Tom

10 posted on 07/28/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: mandaladon

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.”


11 posted on 07/28/2014 6:17:05 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: mandaladon

His Arrogance and his Administration of incompetents and the corrupt.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 6:17:27 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: Capt. Tom

Flynn hopefully is not your “typical” “intelligence” higher-up.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 6:17:59 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mandaladon

Can we kill them too?


14 posted on 07/28/2014 6:24:50 PM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: mandaladon

What do you mean “We”?


15 posted on 07/28/2014 6:26:37 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: mandaladon

What could be worse than Hamas..wait, I know what could be worse..having Obama as their leader


16 posted on 07/28/2014 6:27:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mandaladon

Queen Hillary?


17 posted on 07/28/2014 6:29:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: mandaladon

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.)


18 posted on 07/28/2014 6:30:59 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: SkyDancer

Yeah, maybe a movement based on genocide...


19 posted on 07/28/2014 6:31:04 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: mandaladon

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.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 6:32:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mandaladon

Hey Mike, let’s give it a try, at least Hamas would be gone and we’ll work on the next criminal element.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 6:33:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mandaladon

Less is more.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:09 PM PDT by conservative_cyclist (I want my parents country back! Let's go get it!)
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To: dfwgator

could it be Peace ?


23 posted on 07/28/2014 6:50:59 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: hal ogen

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.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog Kenyan president)
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To: mandaladon

If ISIS replaced Hamas, that would be a good thing. Israel would then go in and completely clean out that hell hole.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 6:57:34 PM PDT by IndispensableDestiny
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To: BarbM

No that I agree with him, but your post goes to his point.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 7:03:09 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: mandaladon

That would be good. Then the. Mask will be off the demon. Worse will expose the Muslim threat for what it is.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Right? Besides, how would he like having rockets lobbed around his home?

Be a lil different story if your kids were out playing when incoming ordinance landed near the playground. I say, Israel...CRUSH HAMAS!

28 posted on 07/28/2014 7:26:41 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Triple

“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.”

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!


29 posted on 07/28/2014 7:55:42 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: mandaladon

Israel has no option other than to whack a mole, step right up, who’s next?


30 posted on 07/28/2014 8:16:15 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: mandaladon

If at first you don’t succeed.....

A “can do” attitude is exactly what is called for in this situation.


31 posted on 07/28/2014 8:29:10 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: dfwgator

If we destroy the Nazi’s or the communists we might end up with something worse like the democrat party.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: mandaladon

We’re doomed!!


33 posted on 07/28/2014 8:50:31 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: mandaladon

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.


34 posted on 07/28/2014 9:06:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: mandaladon
“Michael Flynn, the current head of the Defense Intelligence Agency...gave a disturbing warning about the current Gaza conflict...’If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.’”

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.

35 posted on 07/28/2014 9:13:08 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: mandaladon
If Israel completely eliminates Hamas, I don't think too many leaders of terrorists will be lining up to be next to be annihilated. One or two may try, but then the line to be next will be very short.
36 posted on 07/28/2014 9:18:23 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: mandaladon

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.


37 posted on 07/28/2014 9:23:22 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ClearCase_guy

“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.


38 posted on 07/29/2014 12:10:57 AM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: mandaladon

Something worse? Like Chicago?


39 posted on 07/29/2014 3:28:32 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: dfwgator

I’ll take that chance.


YOU will?


40 posted on 07/29/2014 8:07:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: mandaladon

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.


41 posted on 07/29/2014 8:37:15 AM PDT by chessplayer
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