A legendary member of US military command has come out to criticize former-President Barack Obama for what he did to jeopardize national security.
During a press conference on combating Islamic extremism, 4-star Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons and former Commander-in-Chief of the US Pacific Fleet, stated that thanks to Barack Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated all levels of our National Security apparatus.
It’s startling to hear one of the US’ legendary military commanders speak publicly concerning just how compromised national security has become. What’s worse, however, is hearing him say how Obama is largely responsible for this compromise in security.
“We’ve had many opportunities to change the course of history. It hasn’t mattered whether it’s a Democrat or Republican administration, we’ve failed every one of them,” said Lyons, who commanded the Pacific Fleet from 1985 to 1987.
However, he went on to describe how the military was systematically thwarted by the Obama White House. “The Obama administration has a strategy. It is very simple. Any thinking American should be able to grasp it. It’s anti-American, anti-Western, it’s pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian, and pro-Muslim Brotherhood,” he said, as he spoke at a conference titled “Defeat Jihad Summit.” “The transformation of America has been in full swing ever since 2008.”
“President Obama’s no-show in Paris was an embarrassment for all Americans. But it also was a signal to the Islamic Jihadis, it’s one of many signals he’s sent over the years while he’s in office,” the Navy commander said in reference to a post-terror attack solidarity march in Paris. “Now there’s no question, we’ve got a hell of a job ahead of us. With the Muslim Brotherhood penetration in every one of our national security agencies including all our intelligence agencies and, has been responded by some, our lead intelligence agency led by a Muslim convert, this is not going to be an easy task.”
He also went on to lament the state of political correctness in the military, which he feels has “neutered” the armed forces’ ability to lead and make decisions from a position of common sense. Lyon also spoke regarding the newly elected Congress that, at the time, had some hope to stop Obama’s policies from marching forward.
“We have a new Congress. They were elected to stop the transformation of America, not to see how they could work with the President. This is pure nonsense,” he added.
Lyon’s also clarified an important distinction that President Obama has always been loath to admit. “The threat is Islam. There’s no such thing as Radical Islam, I’d like someone to give me a definition of moderate Islam. There ain’t any.”
4-star Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons and former Commander-in-Chief of the US Pacific Fleet stated that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated all levels of our National Security apparatus. Has our national security been compromised by these Obama-era appointments?
Many have criticized Obama’s weak stance of radical Islamic terror. In an address in Cairo, Obama gave some measure of legitimacy to these groups, saying that tensions have been fed by colonialism which supposedly denied the rights and opportunities to many Muslims. This is a stance which was starkly antagonist to that of President Trump, who said that “Muslim countries must take the lead in combating radicalization,” according to Breitbart.
In all likelihood, the policies Lyons was looking for weren’t embodied by Obama, but rather the current president, Donald Trump.
This admiral called out President Obama at a time when he was still in power. The admiral undoubtedly spoke on behalf of many military personnel who were worried about the repercussions of speaking out. His bravery and warning to all Americans will not be forgotten.