Opinion

Why We Should All Support Michael Flynn Against A Plot To Weaken America

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General Michael Flynn is the perfect man to help President Trump implement his Peace through Strength policy as National Security Advisor. Flynn understands exactly what is needed to recreate Reagan’s national security legacy, after years of languishing under President Obama’s fecklessness and passive inattention.

A battle-hardened veteran with a storied career of defending the security of the American people, General Flynn possesses the skills, acumen, and experience necessary to ensuring the kind of international security results that will mirror Reagan’s great legacy.

America needs rebuilding and modernization of its declining nuclear deterrent, which has kept the global peace for over 70 years now. We need to rebuild and modernize our Navy, which guarantees international trade routes will be open to all. We need to rebuild and modernize our Air Force, which makes sure our ground troops will always enjoy dominant air cover.

Already, President Trump is demonstrating that he is after peace, not war. But he will be firm about protecting America’s security interests. That is exactly what Flynn’s entire career has involved. Already Trump has demonstrated precisely those policies in relation to Russia and Putin. In the Wall Street Journal this morning, former Deputy Secretary of State John Bolton has an article under the title “Trump’s New Start with Russia May Prove Better than Obama’s.”

Bolton explains why Trump is right to question and raise for renegotiation Obama’s 2010 New Start arms control treaty with Russia. Under that naïve, child like treaty, America has been reducing its nuclear deterrent to the lowest levels in 70 years, while Russia, China and others have been rebuilding and modernizing. The Journal also applauds this morning Trump’s recent diplomacy with Japan and China.

As the designated National Security Advisor of then President-Elect Trump, Flynn was effectively authorized to speak to the Russian Ambassador and other foreign leaders. “General Flynn has been in touch with diplomatic leaders, security leaders in some 30 countries. That’s exactly what the incoming national security advisor should do,” Vice President Pence told CBS anchor John Dickerson in January.

There has never been any prosecution ever under the Logan Act, which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States. Yet the aging, pot smoking hippies at the New York Times and the Washington Post want the first prosecution in history under that act to be against the General designated by President Trump to be National Security Advisor. For starting his job a couple of days early.

These simpletons calling for Flynn’s head are nuts. They don’t have the national security interests of America at heart. You can tell that from their daily, non-stop, extremist editorial policies. Would anyone in their right mind look for national security policy at The New York Times and The Washington Post?

The same goes for the far left mobs calling for Flynn to be fired. Once they show they can take Trump’s people out by behaving like hysterical children, their lawlessness will only get worse.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton undeniably broke the law by exposing America’s national security intelligence to the entire world. Yet these nuts never call for any prosecution for that. Trump should call this out by ordering his new Attorney General to open investigation precisely into the question of whether both Clintons should be prosecuted for what became the greatest open bribery scandal in American history in the so-called Clinton Foundation.

Yassin K. Fawaz is chief executive of the Raddington Group, a DC-based risk management firm. He is experienced in international security, and frequently has provided strategic advice on high-level political and security issues in Asia, Latin America, and across the Middle East and Africa.

Peter Ferrara is Principal and General Counsel of the Raddington Group. He formerly served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under President George H.W. Bush.