General John Allen recently attacked Donald Trump in a public statement claiming that Trump’s previous remarks were “dark,” but the failed paradigm of the Obama administration should be more concerning to most Americans. Gen. Allen was in charge of the U.S. counter-ISIS strategy at the time that ISIS went from being the “JV team” to being the largest purveyors of global terror the world has ever seen.
In an interview with ABC News that was aired last Sunday, Gen. Allen told George Stephanopholous that electing Trump could cause a “civil military crisis, the like of which we’ve not seen in this country.” He went on to claim that Trump’s statements throughout his campaign propose illegal actions to fight the current rash of terrorism. However, many people do agree with Trump in that we are not doing enough to combat ISIS.
“He’s talked about needing to torture. He’s talked about needing to murder the families of alleged terrorists,” Gen. Allen said. “He’s talked about carpet-bombing [ISIS]. Who do you think is going to be carpet-bombed when all that occurs? It’s going to be innocent families.”
While General Allen’s statements are true, we must also consider the lax stance of the Obama administration towards ISIS. Under the lead of Allen, ISIS has grown to an abominable force in the region while uncannily receiving aid, weapons, ammo and food from US air drops and US depots left scantily guarded.
While General John Allen proposes that Trump’s proposed policies in fighting ISIS are illegal, he isn’t the one that should be “calling the kettle black.” Allen was an integral part of several illegal operations in the past under the command of Barrack Obama. In 2011, he was part of the group that decided to use drones to kill an American citizen in Yemen. It is true that imam Anwar al-Awlaki was a detestable person, but he was an American citizen and never received his due process or trial by jury as afforded him under our constitution.
General Allen shouldn’t be the one to make these accusations against Trump. He isn’t in any place to be calling out another person as a criminal. In contrast to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, Allen was forced to resign from his position after “essentially having phone sex via more than 30,000 emails with an attractive married socialite,” according to Breitbart.
H/T [Conservative Tribune]