Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former director of national intelligence, said the United States is in the middle of a “battle of Good vs. Evil.”
“The battle we are engaged in cannot be fought with only human weapons: It requires the intervention of God because in a war against the forces of evil, only the Lord can obtain the victory,” Flynn wrote in an op-ed published on Dec. 10.
“And as American citizens, we must refuse to go to the funeral of our own independence,” he added. “We the people are proud to proclaim that the United States of America is ‘One Nation under God.’”
Flynn, who was President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, was recently pardoned by the president. Flynn has been a supporter of Trump’s claims of election fraud.
“We do not want a world governed by tyrants whom no one has elected and who want to have power in order to destroy us,” Flynn wrote in his article. “We understand what their plan is: to eliminate dissent, subdue any criticism and outlaw those who do not submit unconditionally to the dictatorship of the ‘new world order.’”
Flynn also spoke Saturday at the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington.
He added that if the “tyrants” he was referring to “do not succeed through the hammering persuasion of the mainstream media, they do not hesitate to resort to deception, betrayal, perjury, and censorship,” adding, “Let’s not forget that by the crimes they have committed, they have violated our laws; they have betrayed our nation and their oath to serve our country, their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”
Flynn added that Americans should “pray now” for the truth to be revealed, “along with a new era of American patriotism.”
“If today we do not obtain justice from our elected officials, if the United States of America does not know how to choose between defending the law and legitimizing a coup against its citizens, our nation will abdicate its duties toward Americans and its international role,” he wrote.
The op-ed comes several days after U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Clinton appointee, said the case against Flynn was dismissed. Sullivan wrote the dismissal was due to Trump’s pardon and not due to the Department of Justice’s motion earlier in 2020 after revelations were made about how Flynn’s case was handled by federal law enforcement agents.
Trump on Nov. 25 pardoned Flynn “because he should never have been prosecuted,” said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last month called Trump’s pardon “an act of grave corruption and a brazen abuse of power,” while saying, “Trump is again using the pardon power to protect those who lie to cover up his wrongdoing, just as he did when he commuted the sentence of campaign advisor Roger Stone.”