+++ 23. November 2016 +++
New U.S. National Security Adviser Flynn Has Long Denounced Washington's Support for Jihadis
Donald Trump’s first national security appointment gives an early indication of the changes now underway in Washington. On Nov. 18, it was announced that the President-elect had offered the job of National Security Adviser to General Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who was fired by President Obama in 2014 for his refusal to go along with the Administration’s policy of de facto support for major Islamic terrorist groups, including the Islamic State and the Al Qaeda front, al-Nusra. Flynn was well-known for forecasting the rise of the jihadist caliphate in the border region of Iraq and Syria, and for debunking the White House’s fraudulent explanation of the Benghazi 9/11 attack in which US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials were killed by Ansar al-Sharia (affiliate of Al Qaeda) in a pre-meditated terrorist attack, that Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to pass off as a spontaneous protest over a little-known film slandering the Prophet Mohammed. In an Al Jazeera interview after he was fired which became famous, Gen. Flynn made clear that the Benghazi attack was not a policy failure but a consequence of conscious policies that were adopted by President Obama, who was more fixated on regime change in Libya and Syria than on combating the jihadist threat.
Flynn, who personally met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow earlier this year, is part of Trump’s inner circle that is prepared to forge proper relations with Russia.
The Trump transition team also announced the appointment of Cong. Mike Pompeo as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Just prior to these announcements, General James Clapper, President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence handed in his resignation, effective in two months. This means that both Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan, two architects of President Obama’s courtship with the Saudis and Sunni jihadists, are out and the way is paved for a new policy direction, with a distinct Flynn imprint. These developments make it difficult for Obama to carry out any dangerous flight forward actions at this point, but there are no guarantees. Already, though, there appears to be a shift in the US Administration’s actions in Syria, where, for the first time, the U.S.-backed forces seem to be going after the Nusra Front, as well as ISIS. In more than a year of bilateral negotiations, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov have been working out plans for joint Russian-American counter-terror operations against both groups. Brennan and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had, until recently, been able to block any action on the plans, as U.S.-Russian relations reached the lowest point in the entire post-Cold War period.
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+++ 21. Dezember 2016 +++
Terror: Obama Issues Threats to Kill
On receiving the first reports, on Dec. 19, of the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Turkey, American economist Lyndon LaRouche declared: “Put Obama on the list of suspects.”