Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — being considered by Donald Trump as a possible running mate — says he was axed as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 because of his stand “on radical Islamism” and al Qaida’s expansion around the globe, NEWSMAX reports.
In a biting commentary for the New York Post which included excerpts from his bestseller “Fields of Flight,” Flynn writes “the intel system was way too politicized. I asked the DNI [Gen. James Clapper] if my leadership of the agency was in question and he said it was not; had it been, he said, they would have relieved me on the spot,” he writes. “I knew then it had more to do with the stand I took on radical Islamism and the expansion of al Qaida and its associated movements. I felt the intel system was way too politicized, especially in the Defense Department.”
Flynn asserts the nation is in “a global war” comprised of “an enemy alliance” that stretches from North Korea to Cuba and Venezuela and “picks up radical Muslim countries and organizations such as Iran, al Qaida, the Taliban and Islamic State.” Read more at NEWSMAX.