Iran and Shiites, Real Winners of Mosul Liberation: Retired US General

A retired American General says the ongoing operation to retake the ISIS-held Iraqi city of Mosul will lead to Iran’s victory.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn predicted Monday that Iran is going to be the real victor in the fight to take back Mosul from the ISIS terrorist group.

According to a report by Washington Examiner, as covered by Fars, Flynn told Fox News that “we have to work with the Arab nations as much as we’re working with NATO and Iraq, and I will tell you at the end of the day, the big victor here in Mosul is likely Iran.”

He went on to say that the Iran-backed Shiites are going to be the big winners here. […]

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said the US presidential candidate Donald Trump understands radical Islamic “infiltration” in the US and that means “we’re going to continue to see the rise of our own problems right here in the homeland.”

“The problem we’re facing is not going to be solved in the attack into Mosul over the next couple of days. We have to deal with this ideology for a long time and until we come to grips with it, I mean we’re going to be facing it,” he said.

“It’s beyond San Bernardino, Orlando, New York, Minneapolis, wherever, wherever this problem exists, and it exists here at home,” he added.

He made the remarks after the Iraqi government announced it was launching the long-awaited initiative to regain Iraq’s last ISIS stronghold.