Will General Flynn Defend His Honor As He Is Persecuted For Pizzagate Tweets?
Retired US generals make a decent retirement pay, but it's not a princely sum. If money were the driver, few men with the organizational acumen to reach such rank would make careers out of the military. In the civilian world, executives who hold similar levels of responsibility command salaries in the high six figures and more.
In the military culture, the one thing that is held dear above all other things is honor. When you are in a business where possibly losing your life is just part of the job, there is not much else they can take away. What political Washington is doing to General Michael Flynn, over spurious allegations, is attacking his honor, as punishment for daring to raise the issue the name of which shall not be said: Pizzagate.
Just before the 2016 general presidential election, Flynn had the temerity to send a tweet regarding the New York City Police Department's seizure of former congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop, after Weiner was caught "sexting" with a 15 -year-old girl. The British Daily Mail first published the allegations, and the FBI subsequently seized the laptop. Weiner was married to Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton's closest friends and confidants. Bill Clinton himself officiated Abedin and Weiner's wedding.
Flynn's tweet linked to an article in True Pundit which quoted anonymous NYPD sources saying that what was in the laptop could “put Hillary and her crew away for life,” and included evidence of:
- Money laundering
- Child exploitation
- Sex crimes with minors (children)
- Pay to play through Clinton Foundation
- Obstruction of justice
- Other felony crimes
Mainstream media sources like CBS and NBC gleefully use anonymous sources hundreds of times a week, yet in this case the fact that the sources were anonymous invoked the dread aura of "fake news."
Just before the Democratic Convention in July of 2016, Wikileaks published a leaked trove of emails belonging to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign manager and a former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton.
The True Pundit article that Flynn linked in his tweet made no mention of the Podesta emails published by Wikileaks, which are at the heart of the affair called Pizzagate, but two days later Flynn sent another tweet which included the hashtag #spiritcooking, a reference to the Podesta emails.
"Spirit cooking" is one of many cryptic references to bizarre, openly satanic rituals chatted about within the circle of John Podesta friends, which includes his brother Tony, and the owner of Comet Pizza, James Alefantis. Alefantis last week penned an article which was published in the Washington Post in which he portrayed himself as a victim of "conspiracy" theorists. The article, however, is most notable for what it didn't say. Nowhere in the piece does Alefantis address the disgusting, perhaps even criminal evidence, of pedophilic images his friends sent back and forth, such as photographs of young near-naked children gagged and tied up.
Beyond the anonymous NYPD sources, some of the allegations were corroborated by Wikileaks in emails of undisputed authenticity, as well as the public record. For example, after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, intervened on behalf of an American woman, Laura Silsby, who attempted to smuggle 33 Haitian children out of the country, despite warnings from Haitian officials that she would be breaking Haiti's strict laws on the removal of children without going through the long and arduous official adoption process..
Silsby told one lie after another, at first proclaiming that she had "found" the children near a collapsed orphanage, then finally admitting that almost all the children had parents and had lived at home. Silsby was arrested trying to bus the children into the nearby Dominican Republic, a destination for sex tourism. She was freed when Bill Clinton came to the country to plead for her release.
Also part of the public record is Bill Clinton's and some congressmens' flights aboard convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express," a private jet. In May 2016 Fox News published flight logs clearly showing Clinton on the passenger list at least 26 times. There are no allegations that Clinton himself engaged in any untoward behavior, but many have a hard time believing that the savvy Clinton did not know of Epstein's reputation, or could not notice the presence of underage girls. It would be interesting to see if any of the congressmen in the flight logs are among those on the congressional committees now pursuing Flynn.
No one knows what was ultimately found on Weiner's laptop, which contained thousands of emails between Abedin and Clinton. Long expected indictments have not materialized. But whatever it was, it was "real," i.e. not-fake enough to prompt FBI director James Comey to re-open the investigation of Hillary Clinton just days before the election.
It it clear that a double standard is being applied to General Flynn when it comes to taking money for speeches from a foreign country. In the first place, Flynn was a private citizen, retired since 2014, when Flynn accepted a $33,750 fee to attend a 2015 gala in Moscow sponsored by RT. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, was still Secretary of State when the Clinton Foundation accepted multi-million dollar donations from governments with pending weapons sales which required State Department approval, such as Saudi Arabia.
Not only Flynn, but his son Michael Flynn Jr., who was part of the Trump Transition Team until he was forced out, tweeted about Pizzagate. It was Flynn Jr.'s Pizzagate tweets which cost him his job. Even the slightest whisper of what the mainstream media referred to as "fake news" - Unapproved News is what Orwell might have called it - was forbidden.
As authors Paul and Liz Fitzgerald recently said in an article at Truthdig.com:
The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” signed into law without fanfare by Obama in December 2016 officially authorized a government censorship bureaucracy comparable only to George Orwell’s fictional Ministry of Truth in his novel “1984.”
The question now is, will Flynn hit back, and remind the world that he is being punished for touching the third rail, Pizzagate? Pressing charges against former government officials in DC, for taking money from foreign countries, is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.
Or will Flynn allow a stellar 30-year career in uniform, in the end, to amount to nothing more than sneering whispers, that he was on the take and possibly a traitor to his nation? Will he strike back and defend his name by telling people why this is happening?
Flynn has a history of jumping the reservation when it comes to the ways of Washington. He was forced out of his post in the Obama administration as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, appointed by Obama in 2012, by questioning the Obama line that Al Qaeda was close to defeat. Flynn was also among the first to say, loudly, that overthrowing Assad was not such a good idea. Former DIA official W. Patrick Lang said "Flynn incurred the wrath of the White House by insisting on telling the truth about Syria ... they shoved him out. He wouldn't shut up."
One this is clear. Flynn is being set upon with a vitriol which belies any mere acceptance of foreign speaking fees, which he has properly declared as a duly registered lobbyist. Flynn's only option now is to strike terror into the heart of official DC by saying the forbidden word, and upending the chessboard on which his enemies now hold all the pieces.