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
The former CIA director, who resigned last month after having an extramarital affair with his biographer, declined in order to protect his personal life.
“My wife would divorce me,” he said. “And I love my wife”.
Mr Ailes, a key Republican powerbroker who worked for Richard Nixon, told Mr Petraeus that he should reject the job of CIA director – from which he resigned last month – and campaign for the White House.
“I thought the Republican field needed to be shaken up and Petraeus might be a good candidate,” Mr Ailes told Bob Woodward, the veteran Washington Post reporter, who disclosed news of the talks.
Mr Ailes passed his message to Mr Petraeus through an emissary sent to interview him in Kabul 18 months ago for Fox News, Mr Murdoch’s American news channel, which is beloved by US conservatives.
“I’ve got something to say to you directly from Roger Ailes,” Kathleen McFarland, a national security analyst for the channel, told Mr Petraeus.”He loves you and everyone at Fox loves you…
“He says that if you’re offered chairman [of the joint chiefs of staff], take it,” Ms McFarland continued. “But if you’re offered anything else, don’t take it, resign in six months and run for president”……….