The Western Journal was able to interview three-star Gen. Michael Flynn in the wake of an Associated Press hit-piece. One of the topics that came up was QAnon and Flynn’s possible connection with the movement.
Flynn has not only served in the armed forces, but he has served as both the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
In the interview, Flynn conveyed the possibility that QAnon may have originated from within the United States Government while rejecting the idea that he’s connected to the movement.
“This whole QAnon thing — I’ve been very public and outspoken about it … they want to tag me as though I’m ‘the guy,’”
Flynn cited his own military experience in his assessment, recounting instances in which the United States Government used information warfare tactics against terrorist organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
“One of the things that I do know about our government is our government’s ability to project, and our government’s ability to put together disinformation campaigns, psychological operations and psychological campaigns… Information warfare is something our government gets involved in… I raise this because… I really do believe that it [the QAnon movement] is some type of government campaign. Maybe it’s being done by … ultra-government organizations, you know, that are working on behalf of it.”
TWJ Deputy Managing Editor Josh Manning asked Flynn to elaborate on his theories on QAnon’s origins.
“This is me speculating, but it is also — when I speculate, I also have a level of expertise in these types of efforts,” said the former National Security Advisor, describing his extensive resume in the intelligence world.
“This is something that I can see our government — and they’re going to go crazy on this — but I can see our government, you know, somewhere, at some level, putting something like this together, but bifurcating it from the government and turning it over to another body.”
The movement’s origins stem from anonymous posts to an internet forum supposedly authored by a senior U.S government official or team of officials with ‘Q’ top-secret security clearance. Some proponents of the movement trust in the idea of a wide-ranging ‘plan’ in which their adversaries will be arrested in masse — an idea Flynn urged conservatives to reject.
“This idea that there’s some ‘plan,’ or something that’s going to happen… You know, I keep telling people. The plan is ‘We the People.’ The plan is you and I,”
The General’s statement, while it seems to dismiss certain aspects of what people have interpreted as “the plan”, it does not dismiss the idea that there is a plan outright.
“You know, I keep telling people. The plan is ‘We the People.’ The plan is you and I,” said the retired general… The plan is me and guys like me and people like me getting out there to encourage people to get involved in the everyday life of this country… That’s the plan! That’s it. It’s that simple.”
You can catch the entire interview HERE
Ryan DeLarme is a disillusioned journalist navigating a labyrinth of political corruption, overreaching corporate influence, high finance, compromised media, and the planned destruction of our constitutional republic. He is also a Host and Founder at Vigilant News. His writing has been featured in American Thinker, Winter Watch, Underground Newswire, and Stillness in the Storm. He also has written scripts for television series featured on Rise.tv. Ryan enjoys gardening, creative writing, and fighting to SAVE AMERICA
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