“If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse” .

The US head of Inteligence Michael Flynn has advised Israel to accept that the Hamas must rule in Gaza.
The US head of Inteligence Michael Flynn has advised Israel to accept that the Hamas must rule in Gaza.

This is the remark nade by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency,

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.

Source: Jerusalem Post

My comment:

Its not always easy to understand US logic. Since Hamas has written in its charter, a promise to destroy Israel, what can possibly be worse for the state of Israel?

We understand that Flynn needs to see this, also, from an American perspective, but still. We would like to know the full depth in his analysis.

Since Flynn mention ISIL. It is obvious that the CIA and Pentagon do not like this organization ISIL expose the complete failure of both US foreign and defense policies. Not only do this Islamic terror-organization expose that the US has lost the war in Iraq. ISIL threaten to dismantle the whole US Middle East map of nations made by the Colonial powers after World War II. A dangerous chain reaction has taken place, that make the USA loose billions of dollars in trade with all its totalitarian dictators in the Middle East and North Africa. An Islamic Caliphate is not going to bring back the cash to Washington D.C.

For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.


If you reason from a human perspective, the US seems to be the very force that removed secular governance from Iraq in the East to Libya in the West. Yes: After the Americans, against all warnings, removed Saddam Hussein from power, the World eventually got something much worse to deal with. Also in Libya a joint operation between NATO and Islamic Jihad removed Colonel Gaddafi from power. Now that nation is turned into a second Somalia.

The US need to take a deep look in the mirror, before it gives anyone advices of how to take care of its own security. This obviously include Israel. The CIA and the Pentagon has for the past decade, at best, behaved like an elephant in a china store.

Written by Ivar