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  • Petraeus, four other former Obama advisers agree: This Iran deal stinks

    06/25/2015 2:45:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The rush by the Obama administration to get any kind of deal it can from Iran has alarmed many observers — and as it turns out, former members of the Obama administration. Five key advisers to Barack Obama in the past have signed a Washington Institute public statement on the Iran deal, calling for much more robust conditions for any deal with Tehran. The letter came out late yesterday, just days before the June 30 deadline on the talks, and one of its signatories was Obama’s choice to lead the CIA, David Petraeus: A group of influential U.S. foreign-policy...
  • Scapegoating Petraeus: Bush Left Well-trained Iraqi Army

    06/08/2015 10:09:38 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The detachment from reality of that great military strategist, former House Speaker and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has been well documented, from her defense of ObamaCare and the millions of jobs it would create instantly and that you had to pass to find out whats in it, to her current fable -- that the rise of the barbaric Islamic State and its victory over Iraqi forces we trained is, as the Democratic mantra now goes, the fault of President George W. Bush in general and Gen. David Petraeus in particular: Reporter: General Petraeus said last night that we are...
  • Following Top Secret Leak, David Petraeus Reinstated As CIA Director, Given Backpay (Satire!)

    04/25/2015 10:39:06 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 1 replies
    The DuffleBlog ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Zieja
    WASHINGTON David Petraeus has been reinstated as CIA Director and given $2.2 million in backpay following new legislation that decriminalizes the leak of top secret information, as long as it is done by people who have deep political connections or fame. Congress unanimously passed legislation on Friday that takes into account a convicted persons sociopolitical rank before passing sentence on a convicted criminal, particularly when it comes to matters of national security. In this controversial bill, lawmakers standardized the long-standing practice of allowing high-ranking political and military figures to break the law without any fear of the consequences, which...
  • Petraeus Is Protected by a Politicized Justice Department

    04/23/2015 2:00:13 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 5, 2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    General Petraeus committed several serious felony violations of federal law. And not in a one-off lapse of judgment; this was a series of offenses committed over an extended period of time. Clearly, Petraeus believed he was a law unto himself. A notorious publicity seeker, he treated journals chronicling his highly classified activities as if they were his own property, to be maintained and exhibited as he saw fit mainly, for use in burnishing his carefully cultivated image rather than as federal law dictates. Even after he was caught, he continued to lie, obstruct justice, and put the government...
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    04/23/2015 1:27:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    My Way ^ | Apr 23 | MITCH WEISS
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years' probation and a $40,000 fine. But Judge David Kessler increased the fine to "reflect seriousness of the...
  • David Petraeus Pleads Guilty

    04/23/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Gordon et al.
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nations top spy pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. Under a plea agreement, Petraeus was to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler to two years probation and a $40,000 fine. As Kessler moved through the methodical proceedings, Petraeus answered questions in strong voice, one accustomed to addressing troops and congressmen. Patraeus was sentenced in Charlotte, the city where the security breach was discovered as...
  • Trading With The Enemy (As Iran helps kill our troops, multinationals do biz with both sides)

    07/26/2011 11:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2011 | Mark D. Wallace
    It may not be politically expedient to admit, but Iran is engaged in a live, "hot" war with the United States and its NATO allies -- even as we continue to do business with it. US officials have recently detailed Iran's latest hostile military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training and arming of insurgent groups directly responsible for the death of many Americans on the battlefield.
  • Gen. Petraeus Puts the Icing on Bibis Iran Cake: Splits with Obama on Foreign Policy

    03/23/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/23/2015 | Larry Kudlow
    Dont just rely on Benjamin Netanyahus passionate advice to Congress on his way to reelection that Iran is our arch enemy. Now we have the counsel of retired general David Petraeus, who gave a remarkable interview this week to the Washington Post. Petraeus agrees with Netanyahu: Iran, not ISIS, is the real enemy. His message: I would argue that the foremost threat to Iraqs long-term stability and the broader regional equilibrium is not the Islamic State; rather, it is Shiite militias, many backed by and some guided by Iran. The general adds, Longer-term, Iranian-backed Shia militia could emerge...
  • Petraeus: Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq Than ISIS

    03/20/2015 7:19:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 03.20.15
    Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, says the "foremost threat to Iraq's long-term stability" is not the self-described Islamic State but Shiite militias backed, and sometimes guided, by Iran. Petraeus' comments, which were made to The Washington Post in an interview published Friday, came at a conference in Sulaimaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Petraeus oversaw the "surge" of troops into Iraq in 2007 and 2008, which succeeded in quelling the bloody Sunni rebellion after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a Security Exit Form and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jims post (and linked in Shannens column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Get The David Petraeus Treatment?

    03/05/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Which is worse keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • Petraeus pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in plea over leaked classified info to mistress

    03/03/2015 9:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015
    General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection to his handling of classified material -- striking a plea deal with the government that avoids an embarrassing trial and keeps him out of prison over whether he leaked private information to his mistress when he headed up the CIA. Instead of jail time, federal prosecutors will ask the judge for two years of probation for Petraeus. The criminal complaint, filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolinas Charlotte Division, charges Petraeus with one count of unauthorized removal and retention of...
  • The U.S. Govt. vs. Gen. David Petraeus (Sharyl Attkisson)

    01/12/2015 5:42:22 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Sharyl Attkisson
    The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to a civilian author and journalist with whom he allegedly had an affair. Meanwhile, another controversy is waiting to boil over within the Obama administration: a sex scandal involving the CIAs Petraeus. The timing isintriguing. Only after the Benghazi attacks, as Petraeuss loyalty to the administration falls into question, does everything turn sour for the spy chief. In the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Petraeus first draws ire from some administration colleagues for not reading from...
  • F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said To Seek Charges for Petraeus

    01/09/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Prosecutors Said to Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

    01/09/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria

    09/10/2014 7:20:44 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists... [] American officials have been trying to understand why hard-line Islamists have received the lions share of the arms shipped to the Syrian opposition... Those problems were central concerns for the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, when he traveled secretly to Turkey last month, officials said. [] One Middle Eastern diplomat who has dealt extensively with the C.I.A. on the issue said that Mr. Petraeuss goal...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries specifically Turkey should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is no evidence of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is no evidence that any government is supporting this group (ISIS) is a major lie ... Lets go...
  • GOP rep calls Petraeus probe 'perplexing and suspicious'

    07/17/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Catherine Herridge
    The ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus is perplexing and suspicious, according to a leading Republican on the House Government Oversight Committee. After sending a letter and questioning Attorney General Eric Holder twice and former FBI Director Robert Mueller once about the probe, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Holder in a new letter this week, "I find the timeline...to be increasingly perplexing and suspicious. I urge the Department to move forward with this investigation in an expeditious and prudent manner." Chaffetz also told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News The Real Story Wednesday that the open investigation may have...
  • "After America Comes North America", Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:55:18 PM PDT · by givemELL · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | June 27, 2014 | Alex Newman
    "Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence and by extension, the demise of the Constitution. After America comes North America, Petraeus said confidently in answering...
  • After America Comes North America, Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:11:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 84 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30 | Alex Newman
    Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30 After America Comes North America, Gen. Petraeus Boasts Written by Alex Newman After America Comes North America, Gen. Petraeus Boasts Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially...
  • Petraeus: US Cannot Be Air Force For Iraq Militias ( Sunni vs Shia )

    06/19/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander for U.S. military efforts in Iraq, warned that airstrikes to help Shia militias are not the solution to stopping extremists who are seeking to undermine efforts by the country to maintain its own government. "This cannot be the United States being the air force of Shia militias or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight," ... In the past two weeks, ISIS the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a bloodthirsty offshoot of al-Qaida has been taking over city after city in Iraq and engaging in the mass slaughter of civilians. This...
  • Petraeus says the US MUST launchmilitary strikes against ISIS terror armyas former general

    06/19/2014 9:07:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/14 | David Martosko, Francesca Chamber
    The United States military should launch targeted strikes against the terrorist army of ISIS in Iraq--if the situation deteriorates so that it threatens the security of the West said David Petraeus. The retired general--who led commanded the surge eight years ago that rid the war-torn nation of al-Qaeda--said that he does support limited military action to stem the flood of ISIS troops. Former CIA chief Petraeus made these remarks on Thursday,
  • Is General Petraeus still under investigation by DOJ?

    05/28/2014 1:48:52 PM PDT · by airedale · 13 replies
    vanity
    I have lost track of the DOJ action on General Petraeus. Is he still under investigation or have they closed it out? If still open has anyone in congress or the media asked the simple question: why? I assume if he is still under investigation that it is to keep him quiet about the Obama administration policies a d to kill any political aspirations.
  • Bill Kristol Floats Hillary ClintonDavid Petraeus Ticket in 2016, Is Wrong

    04/21/2014 2:13:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/21 | Joe Coscarelli
    Because what Hillary Clinton really needs is a running mate who resigned in disgrace over an affair with a much younger woman, a.k.a. a constant reminder of the darkest time in her public and private life. If that sounds like the dream scenario of a desperate neocon who would like to drudge up that ugliness over and over again in columns for months come election time, that's because it is! Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol credits his "savvy friend" with the prediction in a bizarre parenthetical in his weekly email newsletter that promises "timely observations and reflections." Earlier in the...
  • CIA was Involved in Benghazi Attack

    04/10/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    t has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieyt at the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004. In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkeys Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus...
  • Evidence casts doubt on ex-CIA leaders claims on Benghazi mortar attack

    03/08/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    If former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell are recalled to testify on Benghazi, they can expect hard questions about the mortar attack on the CIA annex which killed two former Navy SEALs. Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, is weighing whether to recall one or both of those officials over their Benghazi congressional testimony. Rogers said the evidence suggests a highly skilled team carried out the mortar strike. Fox News has confirmed five rounds were fired in under a minute, with three hitting the annex roof -- a target roughly the size...
  • General Betray-us

    02/10/2014 7:22:15 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 33 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Feb 10 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    Back in 2007 I was utterly appalled and offended when the rat organization , MoveOn.org , came out with this full page advertizement in the New York Times . It was an atrocious personal attack on our leading combat commander , on the ground in Iraq . Later , General David Petraeus was appointed as Director of the CIA by Barack Obama . He held that position when the Benghazi slaughter happened on Sept. 11th , 2012 . Benghazi happened on HIS WATCH . Nowtheres this : " Ex-Gen. David Petraeus says Hillary Clinton would make a tremendous President "
  • Ex-Gen. David Petraeus says Hillary Clinton would make a tremendous President

    02/09/2014 2:47:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Former Army Gen. David Petraeus , who has traditionally stayed away from political endorsements, appears to be eager to support a Hillary Clinton candidacy, a new book alleges. Shed make a tremendous President, the former commander and CIA director reportedly says in the new book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times, Petraeus adds. The comments mark an interesting departure for Petraeus, who, when it comes to politics, has typically remained quiet. The book, to be...
  • McCain: Send Petraeus back to Iraq

    01/13/2014 7:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/13/2014 | Ashley Killough
    President Barack Obama should send David Petraeus, a retired four-star general who ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, back to Iraq to help deal with the growing unrest in the country, Sen. John McCain said Sunday on CNNs State of the Union. The Arizona Republican also weighed in on a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying he would have waited a bit longer to release the book, which offers a blistering critique of the Obama administration. On Iraq, McCain said the country is not a lost cause and argued the United States can still offer assistance...
  • Opening the Gates of Hell

    01/11/2014 7:52:37 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 21 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | January 11, 2014 | Ellis Washington
    A UK Daily Mail article on former defense secretary Robert Gates who served in both the Obama and Bush administrations exposes damning allegations in a new book which describes Obama as a feckless commander-in-chief who was less interested in winning wars than in taking political advantage of withdrawing America from them and in one meeting Hillary Clinton and Obama admitted they opposed Iraq troop surge only for what in essence amounted to cowardly, selfish political advantage. Robert Gates, secretary of defense under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, argues that Hillary Clinton used craven, Machiavellian political tactics in 2006 when...
  • Pentagon probe finds Petraeus sought downgrade of hero Army captain's Medal of Honor

    11/08/2013 7:28:20 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | November 08, 2013
    A Pentagon probe into the mishandling of hero Army Capt. William Swenson's Medal of Honor nomination found retired Army Gen. David Petraeus had sought to downgrade it, but shed no light on why the soldier's file was scrubbed from military computers and never passed up the chain of command. Swenson, who was nominated for the military's most prestigious award for helping to extract fellow soldiers from a 2009 ambush in Afghanistan's Ganjgal Valley, was given the medal last month by President Obama based on a duplicate file. He and his advocates have expressed bitterness over the fact that his nomination...
  • Petraeus advised downgrading Swensons Medal of Honor bid, probe finds

    11/07/2013 11:02:09 PM PST · by Rabin · 20 replies
    Stripes and Stripes ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jonathan S. Landay
    WASHINGTON Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus recommended that the Medal of Honor nomination of former Army Capt. William Swenson be downgraded to a lower award, according to a Pentagon investigation that failed to resolve how Swensons papers then disappeared instead of being sent up the chain of command.
  • General David Petraeus to speak in Newburgh, NY on October 31st

    10/27/2013 1:09:21 PM PDT · by ventana · 24 replies
    The Times Herald Record ^ | October 27, 2013 | Newburgh Armory Unity Center
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus will be the guest of honor at 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center at 321 S. William St. Petraeus is a "hometown boy" from Cornwall that former congressman Ben Gilman takes pride in being the official who appointed to West Point, where he became an honor graduate. After his military career, Petraeus served as director of the CIA. His visit is hosted by a group of business leaders led by philanthropist Bill Kaplan, who is a friend of the general and proud of his service to our nation. The public is...
  • Jesse Watters Confronts Radical Professor Who Organized Ugly Anti-Petraeus Protests (VIDEO)

    09/24/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 6 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Sept 23 | Staff
    Former CIA chief and four star General David Petraeus is teaching at City College of New York for a semester. On the way to class he was verbally assaulted by a mob of students and his presence on campus has led to controversial reaction among some staff and students. FOXs Jesse Watters confronted S. Sandor John, a professor of Latin American studies, about encouraging the student body to pester General Petraeus. John said Students and faculty [] are not okay with a death squad organizer and somebody who organized drone attacks. Jesse also spoke with CUNY students who supported Petraeus'...
  • WATCH: College Students Chase David Petraeus and Shout at Him on First Day of Class

    09/11/2013 2:03:41 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Recent video shows former CIA director David Petraeus being chased down a New York City street by student activists at the City University of New York. Petraeus was reportedly on the way to teaching his first class at CUNYs honors college, entitled Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade? He took on the teaching gig as part of rehabilitating his image following an extramarital affair scandal that led to his resignation from the CIA. The students can be heard yelling War criminal! at the retired military officer who played a key role in the counterinsurgency strategy of...
  • Meet the Syrian Islamist Organization Controlling Senator McCains Agenda

    09/05/2013 7:50:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | September 4, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a high profile article from one Elizabeth OBagy arguing that the majority of the Syrian rebels were actually moderates. Senator McCain mentioned Elizabeth OBagys op-ed during the Senate hearings, when he wasnt playing poker, and tweeted it. That should come as no surprise, considering that OBagy is credited with arranging McCains infamous photo op with the Syrian rebel leadership. The Wall Street Journal lists OBagys role as the Institute for the Study of War. It leaves out the fact that she is the political director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force...
  • Petraeus backs Obama in push for strike on Syria

    09/08/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/8/13
    <p>Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus is throwing his considerable weight behind the push for military action against Syria, saying a failure to act, would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast, but around the world.</p> <p>Politico reports the one-time CIA director under President Obama penned a strongly worded statement in support of his former boss call-to-action in response to Syria's purported use of chemical weapons, writing, I strongly support congressional approval of President Obamas request for authority to undertake military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.</p>
  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 90 replies
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html ^ | 9/7/13 3:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/7/13 6:22 PM EDT | By MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN Read more: http
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is necessary to deter Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors. Failure of Congress to approve the presidents request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world, Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html#ixzz2eFVZm9TT
  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 168 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is necessary to deter Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors. Failure of Congress to approve the presidents request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world, Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO.
  • Al Qaeda drives Iraq toward chaos; U.S. withdrawal left door open to sectarian battle for power

    08/09/2013 3:59:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Thursday, August 8, 2013
    Security inside Iraq is unraveling at an alarming pace, and al Qaeda terrorists there arent just pulling the thread; theyre setting it on fire. More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in bombings and shootings last month, making July the deadliest month since violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims peaked from 2006 to 2008, the United Nations says. On Thursday, gunmen stormed a policemans home in Tikrit and killed him, his wife and their three children. When neighbors later approached the house, a nearby car bomb exploded and killed eight people a noted al Qaeda tactic, though the terrorist group...
  • Desperation in the Benghazi Coverup

    08/05/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jed Babbin
    A congressional select committee could offer immunity to the CIA’s dispersed, intimidated survivors. You can always tell the depth of an event’s illegality by the measures people take to cover it up. By that measure, the conduct of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus leading up to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on 9/11 2012 must be must be so sufficiently wrongful that, if revealed, they could lead to the president’s impeachment.How else can we gauge what is apparently the most energetic coverup in modern history? We know, from several sources, that the survivors of the attack —...
  • Libyan official ties Morsi to Benghazi attack

    07/10/2013 10:39:11 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 26 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | JEROME R. CORSI
    A letter by a top Libyan official blames the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens on Mohamed Morsi, the now deposed president of Egypt...
  • Petraeus Paid Off?

    07/04/2013 9:23:15 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 22 replies
    Red Statements ^ | July 2nd, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Former CIA Director General David Petraeus, has gotten a new job and its a humdinger. Many of you remember that Ive said many times that people with information on the scandals will either get promoted or get cushy jobs from some liberal company. Since Patraeus has resigned he couldnt be promoted so the next best thing
  • David Petraeus Will Earn $200,000 to Teach a Three-Hour CUNY Seminar Once a Week

    07/01/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New Yorker ^ | 7/1 | Dan Amira
    Former CIA director and retired four-star general General David Petraeus applauds as he makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director at University of Southern California dinner for students Veterans and ROTC students on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Petraeus apologized in his speech for his actions that lead to him resigning from the CIA. He'll also have graduate students to assist him with "course research, administration, and grading" and will receive "limited additional funds for travel to professional meetings as a representative of CUNY," Gawker reports thanks to e-mails gleaned from a FOIL request. Petraeus...
  • NSA Whistleblower: Obama Took Down General Petraeus with Surveillance Program

    06/08/2013 5:40:46 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 155 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/7 | breitbart
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/07/NSA-Whistle-blower-Obama-Took-Down-General-Petraeus-With-Surveillance-Program
  • NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out on Verizon, PRISM, and the Utah Data Center

    06/07/2013 9:09:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Libertas Institute ^ | June 7, 2013 | William Binney (interview)
    Editors note: The following is a lightly-edited transcription of an interview with William Binney, a former employee with the NSA who after over 30 years with the agency quit and became a whistleblower, bringing to light many of their illegal activities and mass surveillance of American citizens. Libertas Institute: Please describe your work experience with the NSA. William Binney: For approximately 28 years, I was primarily involved in breaking codes and dealing with ciphers and data systems and solving those, and working with data, trying to do threat assessment with all of that data that we had. After a while,...
  • Socialite Jill Kelley and husband Scott sue over Petraeus leaks

    06/04/2013 2:53:49 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 04, 2013 | AP
    A TAMPA, Florida, socialite and her husband claimed in a lawsuit that the government willfully leaked false and defamatory information about them in the scandal that led to the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director. Jill Kelley and Scott Kelley filed the lawsuit in federal court against the FBI, Pentagon and unidentified officials in the government, claiming the couple's privacy was violated. It was Jill Kelley who became the focus of national media attention last year after it was revealed she received anonymous emails from Paula Broadwell, Mr Petraeus' biographer and mistress.
  • Whistleblower Exclusive: The Benghazi cover-up is the proxy battle with the war with Iran

    05/28/2013 12:59:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 28, 2013 | Marinka Peschmann
    The immediate concern for the Obama-Clinton regime after the attack in Benghazi was to cover up the connection with Iran and Syria to Ansar al Sharia and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), according to my Benghazi whistleblower source. The attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was not a terrorist attack; it was a nation-state attack, an escalation of war, and an opening of a new front in the tit for tat conflict with Iran and by extension their proxy partner Russia that is now being fought in Syria. For anyone who thinks Americans will...
  • Washington Post Blames Benghazigate on Petraeus

    05/27/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Power Line ^ | 5/27/13 | Paul Mirengoff
    Washington Post reporters Karen DeYoung and Scott Wilson (prompted, undoubtedly, by Team Obama) find that David Petraeus is to blame for the trouble in which the administration finds itself over the Benghazi talking points. Its not exactly a case of blame the dead guy more like blame the unfaithful guy, even if he is an American hero. In the Posts telling, Petraeus drafted talking points that exceeded the scope of what the House Intelligence Committee asked for. Thus, the talking points had to be changed, and that led to Benghazigate. Team Obamas defense has thus come full circle.