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Quotation

If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse.

— Outgoing Pentagon intelligence chieftain General Michael Flynn, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. His remarks were reported by the Globe & Mail.