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  • Government Finds Emails With David Petraeus That Hillary Clinton Didn’t Hand Over

    09/27/2015 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | 09/26/15 | Reuters and VICE News
    The US Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state. The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of US Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top US diplomat in January and February of 2009. The Defense Department provided the emails to the State Department in "the last several days," State Department spokesman John Kirby...
  • Government finds new emails Clinton did not hand over

    09/25/2015 3:50:06 PM PDT · by keat · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:14pm EDT | Jonathan Allen
    The U.S. Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state. The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of U.S. Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top U.S. diplomat in January and February of 2009. The Defense Department provided the emails to the State Department in "the last several days," State Department spokesman John Kirby...
  • Emails Between Hillary Clinton and Petraeus Discovered, Contradicting Her Sworn Statement

    09/25/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    Who ever knows how, or if, “the law” will apply to Democrat royalty? It sure looks as if Hillary Clinton committed perjury with her sworn statement that she turned over all of the official correspondence from her secret email server, and deleted only the yoga routines, cookie recipes, wedding reception plans, and so forth. What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the “game over” moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil: The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she...
  • Petraeus: ISIS war progress 'inadequate'

    09/22/2015 6:53:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/15 11:57 AM EDT | Kristina Wong -
    Former CIA Director and retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus on Tuesday described progress in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as "inadequate." "An impressive coalition has been assembled, key ISIS leaders have been killed or captured, and support for local forces in Iraq and Syria has helped roll back ISIS in certain areas," he testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. But, he added, "Some elements of the right strategy are in place, but several are under-resourced, while others are missing. We are not where we should be at this point." The former...
  • Petraeus apologizes for giving classified info to mistress

    09/22/2015 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 10:16 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus apologized to Congress on Tuesday for sharing classified information with his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. It was his first public testimony before lawmakers since resigning as CIA director. Petraeus appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, offering his recommendations for how the U.S. should address what he called a “revolutionary upheaval that is unparalleled in its modern history.” He said the progress achieved so far in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq has been “inadequate” and suggested the U.S. increase support to Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal and Kurdish fighters. In Syria, he...
  • BENGHAZI Cover Up: Petraeus Says CIA Knew it Was Terror Attack, White House Edited Talking Pnt-VIDEO

    09/11/2015 10:28:11 AM PDT · by · 53 replies ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jesse Merkel
    Former CIA director David Petraeus on Friday testified in front of Congress on the terrorist acts against the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that took place on September 11th. His testimony will no doubt place him severely at odds with both the Obama administration and its official stance on the attacks. It's a good thing Petraeus is already out of a job, otherwise he would probably be asked to resign this afternoon. Fox News and CNN both have both released stories earlier confirming that David Petraeus will state in no uncertain terms that both he and the CIA knew that...
  • HRC Advised To “Cut A Deal” With Feds On e-Mail Scandal

    09/08/2015 8:11:23 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 107 replies ^ | September 8, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    The word inside the beltway is that a longtime adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging her to hire outside legal counsel and look into cutting a deal with the Feds over the e-Mail scandal currently dogging her presidential campaign, it was reported Tuesday. According to the report Mrs. Clinton was told she needs to act quickly because, contrary to reports that the FBI probe into her use of a private e-Mail server may drag on for months, the investigation may actually wrap up by year’s end. The NY-T’s is reporting that Mrs. Clinton received Top-Secret e-Mails on her unsecured,...
  • David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists

    09/02/2015 5:26:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 2, 2015 | Trevor Trimm
    The latest brilliant plan to curtail Isis in the Middle East? Give more weapons to current members of al-Qaida. The Daily Beast reported that former CIA director David Petraeus, still somehow entrenched in the DC Beltway power circles despite leaking highly classified secrets, is now advocating arming members of the al-Nusra Front in Syria, an offshoot of al-Qaida and a designated terrorist organization. Could there be a more dangerous and crazy idea?
  • Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing

    09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of...
  • Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

    09/01/2015 6:33:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2015 | Shane Harris
    To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe. Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast....
  • General Pertraeus was convicted of this statute. What if no action is taken against H. Clinton?

    08/30/2015 7:16:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    United States Criminal Code 18USC Section 1924 | 8/30/2015 | Self
    (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. (b) For purposes of this section, the provision of documents and materials to the Congress shall not constitute an offense under subsection (a). (c) In this...
  • Petraeus Prosecutor Looking Into Clinton Server

    08/15/2015 8:43:49 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/15/2015 | Katie Pavolich
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Really big trouble. According to the Washington Post, the same prosecutor who took down General David Petraeus for improper possession of classified information is now looking into Hillary Clinton's email server. Earlier this week, an intelligence Inspector General revealed Clinton did in fact have at least four pieces of top secret, classified information passed through and stored on her private email server. The investigation is being overseen by two veteran prosecutors in the Justice Department’s National Security Division. One of them helped manage the prosecution of David H. Petraeus. As a reminder, Petraeus plead guilty...
  • The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton: Special Prosecutor Needed Now

    08/13/2015 3:19:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    observer ^ | 8-13-15 | Sidney Powell
    After years of holding herself above the law, telling lie after lie, and months of flat-out obstruction, HIllary Clinton has finally produced to the FBI her server and three thumb drives. Apparently, the server has been professionally wiped clean of any useable information, and the thumb drives contain only what she selectively culled. Myriad criminal offenses apply to this conduct. Anyone with knowledge of government workings has known from inception that Hillary’s communications necessarily would contain classified and national security related information. Thanks to the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, it is now beyond dispute that she had ultra-Top...
  • 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 what’s 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 person’s 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 nation’s 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 · 10 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 Bibi’s 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
    Don’t just rely on Benjamin Netanyahu’s 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 Iraq’s 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 Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s 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
    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 Carolina’s 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 ^ | 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 CIA’s Petraeus. The timing is—intriguing. Only after the Benghazi attacks, as Petraeus’s 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 lion’s 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. Petraeus’s 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 ... Let’s go...
  • GOP rep calls Petraeus probe 'perplexing and suspicious'

    07/17/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | 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 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
    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 Clinton–David 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 Turkey’s 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 , , 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 . Now…there’s 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. “She’d 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 CNN’s “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 ^ | 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 Swenson’s 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 Swenson’s 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. FOX’s 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 CUNY’s 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 McCain’s 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 O’Bagy arguing that the majority of the Syrian rebels were actually moderates. Senator McCain mentioned Elizabeth O’Bagy’s op-ed during the Senate hearings, when he wasn’t playing poker, and tweeted it. That should come as no surprise, considering that O’Bagy is credited with arranging McCain’s infamous photo op with the Syrian rebel leadership. The Wall Street Journal lists O’Bagy’s 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...