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Sat Dec 2, 2017, 02:07 AM

'Something was desperately wrong with this guy': US Army lieutenant general weighs in on Flynn

'Something was desperately wrong with this guy': US Army lieutenant general who served with Mike Flynn weighs in on his downfall

A retired US Army lieutenant general weighed in on Michael Flynn's guilty plea in the ongoing Russia investigation. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, who served with Flynn in the US Army, said he believes the former national security adviser's downfall was the result of an unexplained "hubris and vengeance" that overcame any sense of professionalism.

. . . Hertling, at turns seeming both somber and dismayed, said Flynn's political rhetoric and his increasingly fiery evangelism for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign was troubling — particularly for a three-star general.

"Mike Flynn went over the top, and that was the first indicator that something was desperately wrong with this guy," Hertling said. "I think something went wrong toward the end of his career; that demons got ahold of him, and for one reason or another, hubris and vengeance took over where, in the past, there had been professionalism."

http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-flynn-what-happened-russia-investigation-plea-deal-2017-12

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Reply 'Something was desperately wrong with this guy': US Army lieutenant general weighs in on Flynn (Original post)
Tactical Peek Dec 2017 OP
KT2000 Dec 2017 #1
BigmanPigman Dec 2017 #2
world wide wally Dec 2017 #3
FreeState Dec 2017 #4
safeinOhio Dec 2017 #5
Hekate Dec 2017 #6
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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 03:06 AM

1. his comments were impressive

it felt good to hear someone who does not equivocate on their principles. He spoke forcefully.

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Sat Dec 2, 2017, 03:28 AM

2. "Desperately wrong" is putting it mildly.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:07 AM

3. yah... Hes' fucking nuts l them like the rest of them

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:18 AM

4. Hes always reminded me of the neighbor in American Beauty n/t

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:33 AM

5. "vengeance took over"




“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”


― Confucius

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Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:37 AM

6. Gen. Barry McCaffrey said something very similar tonight...

I'm sure Obama saw it and that's what led to Flynn's firing.

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Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:53 AM

7. Clapper described flynn as becoming

an angry man after he was let go from DIA, even though they worked a deal to make sure his retirement pension would be set at his highest pay grade.

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