A retired wartime admiral blasted the Obama administration for its strategic handling of its multiple confrontations with Muslim-based enemies, calling it “anti-American” and “pro-Islamic.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Retired Adm. James “Ace” Lyons said that the administration’s approach to the confrontations follows a string of White House failures to strike Islamic terrorists stretching as far back as the Carter era and his failure to strike at Iran’s leadership after the 1979 hostage incident.
The retired four-star admiral commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet during several Middle East conflicts. Having served in the Navy for 36 years, he also acted as a former deputy chief of naval operations.
“We’ve had many opportunities to change the course of history. It hasn’t mattered whether it’s a Democratic or Republic administration, we’ve failed every one of them,” Lyons said during a security conference titled “Defeat Jihad Summit” held last February.
Lyons, who headed PacFleet for two years from 1985 to 1987, stated at the event hosted by the conservative Center for Security Police, “The Obama administration has a strategy. It is very simple. Any thinking American should be able to grasp it. It’s anti-American, anti-Western, it’s pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian, and pro-Muslim Brotherhood.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Lyons stated that the nation has to come to “grips” with Islam as something other than a religion. “Until you recognize that Islam is the political movement masquerading as a religion, you’re never going to come to grips with it,” he said.
Retired Admiral Lyons is currently the President/CEO of LION Associates, LLC. According to their website, the company is a premier global consultancy providing technical expertise in areas of international marketing and trade, enterprise risk including anti-terrorism site and port security, foreign policy and security affairs along with defense and commercial procurement.
Lyons, an officer in the U.S. Navy for over three decades, served most recently as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He also served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. He was principal advisor on all Joint Chiefs of Staff matters and was the creator of the Navy Red Cell, an anti-terrorism group comprised of Navy Seals he established in response to the Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut.
Having served many other commands, Lyons has been recognized for his distinguished service by the United States and several foreign governments. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has received post graduate degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. National Defense University.