on the enabling of Radical Islam:
We tend to blame the Saudis and other Arab nations for directly funding the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups. We must either stop this blame game or we must provide direct and unequivocal evidence to the leaders of these nations and offer them one choice (and one choice only): arrest these individuals and stop this funding or face severe consequences.
on countering ISIS:
There is a lot to be done, but there are signs of progress. There is now an international counter-ISIS group, and its first meeting was held in March 2015, jointly chaired by Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Italy.
on Saudi Arabia as an ally:
We will also want to undo the severe damage that has been done to our relationship with the Saudis, who will have to deal with an intensifying Iranian campaign in the immediate future.
And on Israel:
Israel is enormously valuable to us. Israeli intelligence organizations are exceptionally good, their understanding of Radical Islam is very deep, and their technology may be the best in the world. Of the many mistakes of the Obama presidency, its open hostility to Israel is one of the most damaging to our national security. I find it simply incredible that an American president should believe a strageic alliance with Iran to be more attractive than our traditional embrace of Israel. Our new leaders need to reverse that, pronto. We will need Israel if we're going to defeat the Radical Islamists, and above all, the Iranians.
Are Flynn and Ledeen suggesting that it is more important to defeat Iran than Islamic State?
Paul Wolfowitz told General Wesley Clark in 1991 that the USA had 5 to 10 years to "take out those old Soviet client regimes: Syria, Iran, Iraq". Ten years later 9/11 occured, after a group of Zionists around Wolfowitz had proposed a "new Pearl Harbor", with most hijackers coming from Saudi Arabia, and the US military-security apparatus controlled by Zionists!!
Shortly after 9/11 General Wesley Clark was told of a plan for war and regime change in seven countries in five years, and Iran was one of them, having been named by PNAC as the greatest threat to US national security.
And by 2006/7, the USA was sick and tired of war, having been bogged down in Iraq for years instead of months. So, as reported by Seymour Hersh in March 2007, the USA, Saudis and Israel agreed to unleash the worst international cutthroat Jihadis onto Syria, Lebanon and Iran.
What Flynnn and Ledeen have done is basically re-written PNAC's Rebuilding America's Defenses, and added a few touches like the use of information warfare.
But it's all there.
Trump luuuurvs Israel and detests Iran. He also picks very anti-Iran men for the power positions of National Security Advisor, Secretary of Defense, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. And he is advised by Henry Kissinger, for whom Trump has "tremendous respect", and Kissinger wants Iran "stopped".
It's all there.
At the very least there will be another colour revolution in Iran, but I see much worse.