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  • Gen. Petraeus DESTROYS ABC Fear Mongering, Trump Not for War With Iran

    05/21/2019 11:39:43 AM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Gen. Petraeus DESTROYS ABC Fear Mongering, Trump Not for War With Iran By Nicholas Fondacaro | May 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT Despite warnings from the Trump administration about an imminent attack by Iran or its proxies against American allies and forces, and the attack against oil tankers that followed, the liberal media has been claiming the threat from Iran was being overblown by an administration itching for a war. But, during an interview with ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz for This Week, former Army General David Petraeus pushed back and dismantled their fear mongering. On Wednesday, Raddatz...
  • Petraeus warns Iran to 'be very careful' as tensions rise with Trump administration

    05/19/2019 8:48:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 MAY 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus warned Iran that it is going to have to be “very careful” as tensions between the Middle Eastern nation and the United States continue to ratchet up. “They are going to have to make a decision. Either they are going to have to really tighten their belt and keep tightening, because it's going to get worse,” Petraeus said on ABC’s “This Week.” "There are going to be further screws tightening down in maximum pressure campaign and try to grit their teeth and get to November 2020 in hopes that their desired outcome emerges." He added:...
  • Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China

    05/10/2019 10:46:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 10, 2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    In a wide-ranging with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump's hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned the United States should be "firm, not provocative" with China. The retired four-star general said Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to take NATO to task for spending too little on their own defense and depending on the U.S. to make up the difference. "(Trump) is right to do that," Petraeus said. "He is by no means the first president. I heard President Obama do this publicly...
  • David Petraeus suggests he wouldn't serve in Trump administration

    12/31/2018 4:22:24 PM PST · by Dahoser · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-31-2018 | Justin Wise
    Retired Gen. David Petraeus said Monday that he doesn't "envision" returning to a government position, and said his views don't align with President Trump's on foreign affairs. “I think there does have to be policy alignment [with Trump,] and I’m not sure that exists, I’m afraid," Petraeus said on BBC Radio 4 when asked if he'd be willing to replace James Mattis as Defense Secretary, as first reported by Time magazine.
  • FBI reopening probe into Broadwell’s access to classified documents

    11/14/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by maggief · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    At first the FBI probed the e-mails of Paula Broadwell and CIA Director David Petraeus from a suspicion of cyberstalking and harassment. They then dropped the probe after determining that the biographer of Petraeus had a personal relationship with him, even though they discovered that Broadwell had classified documents on her computer. After the entire probe went public and forced Petraeus to resign, FBI agents suddenly conducted a seizure of materials from Broadwell’s home — which the Washington Post reports comes from a belated curiosity into her possession of those classified documents: The FBI is making a new push to...
  • PDay 298.3 PDay 298.3. Petraeus Three Ring Circus

    08/17/2017 12:38:12 PM PDT · by chopperman · 10 replies
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  • Latest Helen Thomas screed: "Hats Off To Admiral Fallon--Perception Is He Was Pushed Out"

    03/20/2008 6:30:21 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies · 629+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 19 Mar 08 | FR's favorite sassy, spunky newsbabe, Helen Thomas
    A salute is due Adm. William Fallon, who tried to prevent a wider war with Iran. After serving one year as commander of U.S. Central Command, Fallon has resigned, saying he was quitting because his differences with official U.S. policy had become a “distraction.” But there is a widespread perception that he was pushed out by the neo-conservatives among President George W. Bush’s aides, especially Vice President Dick Cheney, because of Fallon’s reluctance to go along with the administration’s hawkish moves toward Iran. Cheney, who took five consecutive draft deferments to stay out of the Vietnam war, does not mind...
  • David Petraeus says he will NOT be Trump's new national security adviser

    02/18/2017 7:59:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies
    David Petraeus will not be replacing Michael Flynn as Donald Trump's next national security adviser. Trump ousted Flynn on Monday in a controversy over the retired lieutenant general's contacts with Russia. Petraeus, a retired general and former CIA director, expressed concern about Trump's reluctance to grant the new adviser full discretion over policy and staffing. On Friday, Petraeus told the Munich Security Conference: 'Whoever it is that would agree to take that position certainly should do so with some very, very significant assurances that he or she would have authorities over the personnel of the organization. 'That there would be...
  • David French: Say No to David Petraeus

    02/15/2017 7:52:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2017 | David French
    He did his country a great service, but he also broke the law. If Donald Trump doesn't understand now, he will eventually. Integrity and truth ultimately do matter, and if he wants to be a successful president, he's going to have to appoint people to high office who won't violate the public's trust. That means appointing more men like Neil Gorsuch and James Mattis. And it means keeping David Petraeus out of the White House... It's no understatement to say that by the September 2008 -- when he turned over command in Iraq to General Raymond Odierno -- he was...
  • Flynn out at NSA, Petraeus could be all in

    02/14/2017 7:21:09 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 80 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 02/14/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Petraeus would be a disaster — a stalwart of the old establishment in an administration that said it would “drain the swamp.” In May 2016, he published what was essentially an anti Trump screed, saying that proposals to restrict immigration from Muslim countries that are hotspots of jihad terror shouldn’t even be made, so as to avoid offending Muslims. He was in favor of using al Qaeda jihadis to defeat the Islamic State, which would give us a region full of al-Qaeda jihadis with American weapons and materiel who hate the United States and want to destroy it. (This is...
  • Three candidates emerge to replace Flynn as national security adviser

    02/14/2017 3:51:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Vice Adm. Bob Harward is one name that has come up to replace Flynn as national security adviser, and the leading candidate to get the job, a senior official told Fox News. Harward is a U.S. Navy SEAL, but also has a previous relationship with Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Harward was the deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command under Mattis and was also the deputy commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command. He also served on the National Security Council for President George W. Bush and commissioned the National Counter Terrorism Center. White House sources described Harward as the...
  • Petraeus: World order under 'unprecedented threat'

    02/01/2017 10:47:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/1/17 | Rebecca Kheel
    Retired Gen. David Petraeus warned lawmakers on Wednesday that the world order created in part by the United States in the 20th century is under “unprecedented threat from multiple directions,” pointing to Russia, China, Islamist extremists and cyber threats. Those threats are compounded by an America whose “resolve about its defense has become somewhat ambivalent,” he added. “Americans should not take the current international order for granted,” Petraeus said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing. “It did not will itself into existence. We created it. Likewise, it is not naturally self-sustaining. We have sustained it. If we stop doing...
  • David Petraeus' former mistress Paula Broadwell Claims He Threw her 'Under the Bus' after their ....

    12/08/2016 11:05:05 AM PST · by Cecily · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 8, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus cost him his job, has accused him of having her 'thrown under the bus' over their illicit relationship. The former intelligence officer said she felt 'betrayed' by Petraeus after news of their affair broke in 2012. 'I was in such a state of mental shock and quickly spiraled into a depression,' she told Vanity Fair.
  • Snowden: Petraeus Disclosed "More Highly Classified" Information Than I Did

    12/06/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    In an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo Global News, Edward Snowden (shown) said what many already know: America has a “two-tiered system of justice.” People with political value and government connections are handled with kid gloves when they mishandle or disclose classified information, even when it is for their own gain, while others — those with no political value or government connections — are given the iron fist for mishandling or disclosing classified information, even if it is for the public good.Answering a question about what a plea deal would look like in his case, Snowden said he wasn’t...
  • Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’

    12/04/2016 7:54:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state — disclosed “information that was far more highly classified than I ever did” and yet never “spent a single day in jail.”
  • Disgraced former general David Petraeus would have to check in with parole officer

    12/01/2016 1:53:26 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 1, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    Disgraced former general David Petraeus would have to check in with parole officer before being named secretary of state and he would need to clear ALL work travel in advance David Petraeus would have three days to check in with his parole officer if Donald Trump picks him to be secretary of state in his administration Petraeus pleaded guilty to sharing classified information with his mistress The ex-general was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000 Parole deal states he would also have to clear all work travel Disgraced former general David Petraeus would have to check in with...
  • Trump's secretary of state drama is down to the final 4 candidates

    11/30/2016 10:15:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2016 | Allan Smith
    President-elect Donald Trump is down to his final four candidates in what has been a drama-filled search for his secretary of state. Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer told reporters during a Wednesday morning press call that Trump was down to four candidates for the administration post. Spicer said no additional appointments are expected this week. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that the search was down to five candidates: 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker, former CIA Director David Petraeus, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and retired Marine Corps Gen. John...
  • Secretary of State Petraeus would be John Kerry 2.0

    11/30/2016 6:58:20 AM PST · by Hawthorn · 29 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/29/16 | Michael Rubin
    Whether Trump will select Petraeus is one question. Whether Petraeus would make a good secretary of state, however, is another. Unfortunately, the answer to the latter is likely no. Much of the hagiography surrounding Petraeus is the product of politicking rather than a true judgment of history.
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • WHAT COMES 'AFTER AMERICA'? (2014)

    11/29/2016 6:45:22 AM PST · by pgkdan · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 07/05/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – In recent weeks, both General David Petraeus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have woven into public speeches the theme of combining the United States, Canada and Mexico into a single, North American Union. “After America, there is North America,” explained Petraeus, the former U.S. military commander and former head of the CIA, to a panel entitled “After America, What?” held at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty on June 18, 2014, hosted by the Center for Policy Studies in Great Britain. In his presentation to the conference, Petraeus proclaimed the coming of the “North American...