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Those Other Petraeus Emails
The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Scott McConnell

Posted on 11/11/2012 11:10:45 PM PST by olcurmudgeon

Likely we will never get to read the email exchanges between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, but we do have these, accidentally leaked to Mondoweiss, between the celebrated general and Romney the advisor and uberhawk Max Boot. The context is that in 2010 Petraeus submitted a statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee which said that the conflict between Israel and Palestine presented challenges for America’s ability to advance its interests in the Muslim world.

(Excerpt) Read more at theamericanconservative.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; maxboot; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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1 posted on 11/11/2012 11:10:53 PM PST by olcurmudgeon
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine; olcurmudgeon

Oh my.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 11:13:53 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Oh my is right.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 11:15:00 PM PST by petitfour
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To: olcurmudgeon
...which said that the conflict between Israel and Palestine presented challenges for America’s ability to advance its interests in the Muslim world.

I'm too tired to read them tonight but I sure don't like the sound of that. The Taliban is in the house!

4 posted on 11/11/2012 11:27:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Gen. P saga ping.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 11:36:42 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: olcurmudgeon

General Betray-us is Zer0’s man. Yesseree!


6 posted on 11/11/2012 11:49:38 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: TigersEye; Ernest_at_the_Beach; onyx; bitt
I'm ready to hit the rack. I wrote some long comments to you on similar posts, then deleted them before publishing. They had to do with real honor and agreeing with your statements to one FReeper as to why the good general should just march up to Congress and spill his guts on the whole deal. Honor bound.
Then we read things such as this. Funny three minutes prior to reading this I was lecturing on why the general should fall back on "Sacred Honor". Now this.
Glad I held off. But I'm still with your suggestion he should tell the miserable Administration to just fuck off and go to the House and Senate and lay out the whole deal.

If the DOD decided to refuse his pension they also at this point would be exposed as total pricks.
JimRob, if you must ban me for my thoughts. Then so be it.

We know all about the weapon transfer programs via. the CIA with the indulgence of the DOS. Charlie Wilson's War.
Things happen.
That is a fully justifiable concern on our parts. But the cover up to protect the POTUS from any wrong doing, when it most probably is all his, the black widow's (Jarrett), others within his staff, that apparently turned their backs on the whole tragedy as it played out, poor Lame was probably sobbing at her real time video on monitor as it played out. Why continue. We for the most part have it figured out.

As the good and honorable (former Marine) LT. COL. Wood said, as you re-iterate it. The Taliban is in the house.
I'm open for comments. But most of us are on board at this point in understanding the terrible dereliction of duty.
And it all points back to the White House.

Need I say more. Good morning all. Time for this old guy to hit the rack.
There are times that can try good men and women's souls. Forgive me many Freepers for the few words I could not hold back on.
7 posted on 11/12/2012 12:04:08 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: onyx

Just imagine I am psychic and just posted this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2958382/posts?page=72#72


8 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:24 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: olcurmudgeon; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Sometimes I scare myself.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

9 posted on 11/12/2012 12:12:08 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: onyx
“Quickly came word that this banal observation might raise the ire of the Israel Lobby, which insists that no American in a responsible position ever say, or perhaps even think, that our unconditional support for an apartheid regime on the West Bank, might, just maybe, piss off other Muslims and Arabs and have a negative impact on our overall relations with that part of the world.”

Apartheid regime!

Since when is Israel an apartheid regime?

Methinks Scott McConnell is an antisemitic bigot.

10 posted on 11/12/2012 12:13:40 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

This is disheartening. It might explain why 0coward saw him as a good fit for his admin. FWIW I don’t think you said anything close to something that you would be banned for.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 12:14:59 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: All

Please see post#8


12 posted on 11/12/2012 12:16:08 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Marine_Uncle

Ping to post #8


13 posted on 11/12/2012 12:18:25 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Marine_Uncle

You’ll only get applause from me, no complaints. Honestly, my conflicted thoughts have very little recourse in the last few days’ events. And I more than appreciate those that can articulate them so. I wish you well, sir.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 12:33:52 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: TigersEye; MestaMachine
TE. Thanks for the support. I hate to use what many consider foul words. Yes. It is so disheartening. I hate it. I still have a wonderful nephew (former active Marine) living in some remote FOB in Afghanistan doing what he must do, in support this time primarily for the US Army. He has another ten months to go before Lord willing returning to this blessed land. It's all so very personal for me.
MM. I read your post #8. I have no problem in the least with it.

"Suppose the reason you got your job was because you had done this exact kind of op under a previous administration. You knew all the actors and all the players."

I'm with ya. I have followed things pretty closely over the years. As have many here and elsewhere. Thumbs up.
Let us pray. The good general totally bust's the kenyan's nuts on this one and his master's flossie Jarret and the rest of that evil crowd.

I'm logging out for the morning. Do all, have a blessed new day.
15 posted on 11/12/2012 12:38:15 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: SueRae
I have to give you a gentle kiss upon your fore head before I finally log out with a few seconds. You take care.

Good morning all. May your day be blessed. George
16 posted on 11/12/2012 12:41:00 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Gee whiz golly gee, I wonder what ole Barry’s up to these days?


17 posted on 11/12/2012 1:12:23 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: SatinDoll
McConnels is an antisemitic bigot. The "American Conservative" magazine was founded to whine that Jews stole their jobs in the Reagan Administration (the so-called neo cons).

As for Petraus, we need someone who understands Islam -- not an appeaser who blames the Jews for everything that goes on in that region or even the world at large. Gen. Petraus can take his mistress and live on an island somewhere.

18 posted on 11/12/2012 1:33:12 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: SatinDoll

The article is right about his comments being a banal observation of fact. The Isreli/Palestinian conflict complicates US relations with the Arab/Muslim world.

Whether Israel is an apartheid state is a debatable point, with the answer depending mainly on definitions. That Arabs/Muslims view it as such is just another banal recitation of reality.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 2:15:43 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: olcurmudgeon

did the dems blackmail the general?


20 posted on 11/12/2012 3:27:52 AM PST by dalebert
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