According to independent journalist Mike Cernovich, current National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Trump regarding Syria. McMaster wants a 150000 American ground troops in Syria after the April chemical attack that killed more than 80 people.
I just published “H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump, Wants 150,000 Ground Soldiers in Syria” https://t.co/WZQO7thqeq
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) April 9, 2017
In an article posted to Medium, Mike Cernovich said:
McMaster is plotting how to sell a massive ground war in Syria to President Trump with the help of disgraced former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus, who mishandled classified information by sharing documents with his mistress.
As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intellience reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an inncurate picture of the situation in Syria, as McMaster is seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war in Syria.
The McMaster-Petraeus plan calls for 150000 American ground troops in Syria.
Many special operations veterans including General Joseph Votel have raised serious concerns about McMaster’s plans for Syria.
Sources also suggest that McMaster is sharing classified information with Petraeus, whose security clearance was revoked.
Cernovich also points out individuals close to Trump who are pushing for a ground war with Syria
[Derek] Harvey and McMaster have been trying to subvert Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Mattis and Dunford support working with our allies in the fight against ISIS. Harvey and McMaster are advocating for a massive American-only ground force.
Cernovich claims Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn were the standing in the way of 150000 American ground troops in Syria
Two men were standing in between another U.S.-led war in the Middle East and McMaster — General Mike Flynn and Steve Bannon.
Flynn was removed after Susan Rice unmasked classified information concerning him. Bannon’s role within the White House was weakened by McMaster, who demanded Bannon be removed from his advisory position at NSC.
McMaster’s friends in the media, as part of a broader strategy to increase McMaster’s power, have claimed Jared Kushner and Bannon had a major falling out. In fact Kushner and Bannon are united in their opposition to McMaster’s plan.
If McMaster and Petraeus have their way, America will find itself in another massive war in the Middle East.
Intelligence manipulation in the Middle East. The U.S. has done that before
Who could forget the promise of weapons of mass destruction that would be found after the U.S. invaded Iraq? Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Colin Powell all promised that Saddam Hussein had these weapons. He didn’t.
Now we have a similar situation: an allegation of a WMD used by Bashar Assad without any proof. The U.S. continues to say that there is “no doubt” Assad used the weapons in the April chemical attack, however they will not cite an exact intelligence report. Heads of the CIA, the DNI, and military intelligence have been particularly quiet on the subject.
Trump will lose voter base if he engages in Syrian ground war
Trump’s move will alienate a massive group of voters who wanted him to follow through on his America-first policy promises.
Trump promised tax cuts, a repeal of Obamacare, a border wall, and a robust deportations scheme. Thus far, few of these promises have been upheld.