Retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn is one of the few military officers that have a real understanding of the cause and affects of Bush's war in Iraq and Obama's drone war.
Flynn was one of the named sources of "Dirty Wars' the World as a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill.
Flynn, who in 2014 was forced out as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has in recent months become an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s Middle East strategy, calling for a more hawkish approach to the Islamic State and Iran.
But his enthusiasm for the application of force doesn’t extend to the use of drones.
Flynn; “When you drop a bomb from a drone … you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good.” Pressed by Hasan as to whether drone strikes are creating more terrorists than they kill, Flynn says, “I don’t disagree with that.” He describes the present approach of drone warfare as “a failed strategy.”
“What we have is this continued investment in conflict,” the retired general says. “The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just … fuels the conflict.”
It's a known fact that ISIS has a strong internet presence and their followers have used Twitter.
This NYT in-depth story about a young woman who was communicating with followers of ISIS through Twitter. She was turned in by her grandmother who she was living with. Fortunately her grandmother became concerned and called the FBI.
|ISIS and the Lonely Young American worth the time to get a understanding of the ways ISIS recruits some young troubled people.
In regards to why is so hard to track people using the internet and finding ISIS. The problem is there's too much information gathered by the NSA.