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Petraeus – Resignation Or Sacking? “…Competence didn’t earn him four stars. Former peers accused him of brown-nosing his way to the top. It made him a brand as much as general. Talk about him being presidential material surfaced….”

March 5, 2013 1 comment

…..In 2007, Time magazine made him runner-up as Person of the Year. The designation is as meaningless and unworthy as Nobel Peace awards.

General David Petraeus

General David Petraeus (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

So is current and previous praise. John McCain once called him “one of (our) greatest generals.” His judgment leaves much to be desired.

He’s not the best and brightest on Capitol Hill. He once admitted to graduating near the bottom of his Naval Academy class.

White House and media spin praised Petraeus’ performance as Iraq commander and CENTCOM head. It was falsified hype. Performance contradicted facts. Iraq was more disaster than success. His Afghanistan surge failed. Syria on his CIA watch didn’t fare better.

Before he fell from grace, he was called aggressive in nature, an innovative thinker on counterinsurgency warfare, a talisman, a white knight, a do-or-die competitive legend, and a man able to turn defeat into victory.

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English: Admiral William J. Fallon, USN, Commander, U.S. Central Command (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2008, James Petras described him well in an article titled “General Petraeus: Zionism’s Military Poodle. From Surge to Purge to Dirge.”

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Brennan-led secret raids may have led to Benghazi retaliation, book claims | Fox News

February 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Former CIA Director David Petraeus and other top intelligence officials were kept out of the loop on secret raids in Libya which may have triggered the attacks on the U.S. Consulate last year, according to a new book out Tuesday.

 

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According to the authors — a former Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger — the man tapped by President Obama to lead the CIA in his second term, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, was behind those classified “combat operations” which were allegedly conducted in the run-up to the September 2012 terror attack.

 

The e-book, called “Benghazi: The Definitive Report,” covered a number of behind-the-scenes claims, including that Petraeus was ensnared by a “palace coup” at the CIA that ultimately helped expose his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

 

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Fox-Murdoch offered Petraeus Prez Race Funding | Veterans Today

December 7, 2012 2 comments

David PetraeusRupert Murdoch wanted to bankroll his presidential campaign

Reported today in the Telegraph

Editor’s Note: This comes as no surprise. The American Israeli Lobby and Israeli Intel keeps a close eye on any ranking generals who might have presidential ambitions. It’s part of their job.

For years they have been offered free junkets to Israel where they are ‘evaluated’ as to their usefulness and willingness to join the Israeli insider team to high post retirement positions.

But what really is the story here is a major network in cahoots with a top Israeli mega media wheel, being caught right in the spotlight of penetrating presidential campaign on the front end, and exposing that this is what they have been doing for years and years. Thank you Roger Ailes, just in time for Christmas…Jim W. Dean]

Petraeus – the story goes on

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Pentagon Peacocks… (Gunny G: “Perfumed Princes” As Col David Hackworth Would Refer To Them)

December 5, 2012 16 comments

The Davis Petraeus saga is another urban legend; a myth about a great man felled by a single flaw or indiscretion. The truth is that Petraeus is a bit player in a larger, uglier drama, the political corruption the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and that exclusive four star glut that sits atop the military. And the rot didn’t start with Petraeus. Recall Army Chief-of-Staff George Casey taking to the airways to rationalize the Fort Hood Islamist massacre in 2009. Somehow “diversity” and Muslim sensitivities were more important than twin dangers of domestic sedition or troop safety on American bases.

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Casey was thrown at the Sunday chat shows, like the more recent Susan Rice mendacity tour, to spin a politically correct message. And then there was Admiral Mike Mullen leading the charge for sex with any sex a year later on the E-Ring at the Pentagon. Say what you will about booty call as a “civil right,” but gender choice is not a significant national security issue in the middle of a shooting war. The legality of relationships are social issues that should be addressed by an elected, yet too often cowardly,

Congress; not the appointed military brass. And while the JCS was riding point for preferences, nobody seemed to notice, or care about, failure in all those Muslim Wars. Indeed, a four-star public relations campaign reinvented the English language to avoid words like victory. The new word for retreat is “drawdown.”

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Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny – (“The commanders who lead the nation’s military services and those who oversee troops around the world enjoy an array of perquisites befitting a billionaire”) The Washington Post

November 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny

 

View Photo Gallery — The David Petraeus scandal: Cast of characters: A scandal that began with the relationship between retired Gen. David Petraeus, the director of the CIA, and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, has mushroomed. Here’s a look at the people mentioned in the case.

 

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English: Official photo of David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Greg Jaffe, Published: November 17

 

Then-defense secretary Robert M. Gates stopped bagging his leaves when he moved into a small Washington military enclave in 2007. His next-door neighbor was Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, who had a chef, a personal valet and — not lost on Gates — troops to tend his property.

 

Gates may have been the civilian leader of the world’s largest military, but his position did not come with household staff. So, he often joked, he disposed of his leaves by blowing them onto the chairman’s lawn.

 

Among the new information uncovered by the Post’s Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan, the Petraeus biographer was asked to leave her doctoral program at Harvard and apparently mistated her accomplishments at West Point.

 

Among the new information uncovered by the Post’s Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan, the Petraeus biographer was asked to leave her doctoral program at Harvard and apparently mistated her accomplishments at West Point.

 

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Gunny G: WHAT “THE FOLKS” ARE SAYING!: ***If Rep. Peter King Is Right, Then Maybe Petraeus…”

November 16, 2012 1 comment
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If Rep. Peter King Is Right, that Petraeus said it was the video when he testified on the 14th, and said today that he didn’t say that then and that he said it was a terrorist attack instead, maybe, just maybe this is what happened behind the scenes:

 

The bama white house black mailed the General with their affair information, probably gathered with the HELP of the alleged mistress, (working for the same bama crime family) so he went up and told the video story….

 

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Dangerous Game: Rise and Fall of David Petraeus…By Peter Farmer….. (“But why did Petraeus agree to serve under Obama in the first place…”)

November 16, 2012 4 comments

…..There are many unanswered questions about the scandal.

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English: Official photograph of General David H. Petraeus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Was Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell simply a matter of chance, or was he the victim of a carefully-orchestrated takedown by party or parties unknown? Did the White House set up Petraeus as a way of neutralizing a would-be political opponent? Is Petraeus being punished for failing to toe the administration line on Benghazi?

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