In what many military leaders are calling unprecedented and unethical, National Security Advisor H R McMaster worked for a foreign think tank. McMaster served as a consultant to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, a foreign-based think-tank that has received funding from hostile foreign governments to include Russia and China.
Other countries that funded the think tank include the Russian Federation, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the governments of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The IISS was a big proponent of the rotten Iran nuclear deal, which may explain why McMaster continually disagreed with the president on it.
Records also indicate that the IISS also received $700,000 from George Soros’s Open Society and $140,000 from Ploughshares, the pacifist organization that aggressively pushed for Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. To tell you how bad the IISS is , Barack Obama incorporated many of those policies on foreign affairs.
The organization’s council — its board of directors — also is filled with people who have ties to the Kremlin, to the Qatari emir who has been accused of supporting terrorists, to people associated with the Uranium One scandal, and with a Russian investment bank that paid former President Bill Clinton $500,000 for a single speech.
“This is bizarre,” retired Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin said in an interview with TheDCNF. “If that kind of information was available to The Trump administration before they selected him, the question is: Would they have selected him for this very job?”
Retired Rear Adm. James “Ace” Lyons said:
“It is really absurd that an active duty military officer, particularly one of flag rank, is a consultant to a foreign organization that is taking money and contributions from questionable countries that are known enemies of the United States. This to me seems to be outside the bounds of what we’re committed to. This is atrocious.”
McMaster has turned in his paperwork and he will be retiring from public life. Maybe he will go back to the private sector working for Russia and China.