REPORT: MIKE FLYNN DELAYED U.S. ATTACK ON ISIS TO APPEASE TURKEY, HIS PRIVATE CLIENT

In one of the administration’s first military decisions regarding ISIS, Flynn allegedly advised the Trump Administration to hold back its attacks on ISIS in order to appease his private client, the country of Turkey. Turkey paid Mr. Flynn $500,000 to represent its interests

McClatchy News Service reports that President Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, approached then president-elect Donald Trump for his approval to retake the city of Raqqa since President Trump’s inauguration would be in ten days time.

Ms. Rice, however, advised that this assault would be in conjunction with the assistance of Syrian Kurdish troops. Mike Flynn, who had not registered as a foreign agent yet, advised the Trump administration to reject Ms. Rice’s calls for military action against Raqqa, resulting in the operation’s delay for months.

The Turkish government is suspicious of involving Syrian Kurdish forces (‘YPG’) in the U.S. fight against ISIS. Turkey considers the YPG an extension of the Kurdish militant group the Kurdish Workers Party(‘The PKK’).

Both the United States and the European Union classify the PKK as a terrorist organization.

The U.S. does not consider the YPG an extension of the PKK, however. The YPG is considered by the U.S. as its most effective ally in the fight against ISIS, which has caused a rub with Turkish leadership on multiple occasions.

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