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  • Under Obama and Clinton, Mueller and Petraeus Grounded Critical Benghazi Rescue Op (trunc)

    01/17/2018 5:38:10 PM PST · by smileyface · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response. Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the government’s sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world. But not this time. Not in Benghazi. FEST...
  • Under Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Mueller and CIA Director Petr

    01/17/2018 6:08:49 PM PST · by bitt · 46 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 1/17/2018 | ADMIN
    When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response. Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the government’s sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world. But not this time. Not in Benghazi. FEST...
  • Bitter Harvest (Oliver North)

    08/16/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 17, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" — where Afghan soldiers or...
  • TrevorLoudon: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster: A legend or a lie?

    08/29/2017 4:36:11 PM PDT · by wtd · 38 replies
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal blog ^ | August 29, 2017 – 4:08 pm EST | James Simpson
    TrevorLoudon: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster: A legend or a lie?(language warning)Fresh on the heels of a successful offensive in Mosul, Iraq, the Iraqi military is now poised to Operation Restoring Rights. His reputation as a brilliant military strategist rests largely on the results of that one battle. Given the widespread support for McMaster in the media and Washington establishment, it is ironic that current reporting largely fails to mention this battle or McMaster’s central role in it. McMaster’s widely-hyped strategic acumen has been called into question by high-level military sources with personal knowledge of his conduct in the...
  • Why Did General John Allen Speak at DNC Convention For Hillary Clinton?….(LONG ARTICLE)

    07/29/2016 6:42:48 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 29, 2016 | sundance
    When you read this, sip slowly, dust off the way-back machine, and think about those who have surfaced visibly to support Hillary Clinton. Including “retired” U.S. General John Allen (retired in 2012), who was previously brought out of retirement to lead President Obama’s fight against ISIS in 2014. In order to understand the scope of the relationships it takes understanding the full back story. Stay with it…. general john allen The question posed to the Tree House back in 2014 was: Why is the White House selecting a retired General John Allen, instead of a current commanding officer to lead...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • FLASHBACK - CIA Director David Petraeus: "We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher"

    03/11/2017 8:12:37 AM PST · by gaggs · 34 replies
    In a 2012 Wired article, entitled, “CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher,” then CIA Director David Petraeus heralded emerging technologies in relation to spying.
  • H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump, Wants 150,000 Ground Soldiers in Syria

    04/09/2017 5:45:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/08/17 | Mike Cernovich
    Current National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump, Cernovich Media can now report. McMaster is plotting how to sell a massive ground war in Syria to President Trump with the help of disgraced former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus, who mishandled classified information by sharing documents with his mistress. As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intellience reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an inaccurate picture of the situation in Syria, as McMaster is seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war...
  • The Fall of Petraeus: A CIA Coup?

    11/12/2012 1:34:50 AM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Philip Giraldi
    It now seems clear what occurred to bring down CIA Director David Petraeus: some months ago his paramour Paula Broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman warning her to keep away from Petraeus, seemingly unaware that computers and emails have signatures that can be identified by investigators. The woman, identified by the Associated Press as Jill Kelley, became alarmed over being threatened and notified the FBI, which got into the emails to discover that there was an affair in progress, leading to an investigation of Petraeus to determine if any classifed information had been leaked. Broadwell was subsequently interviewed by...
  • [Congressman Dave] Reichert hospitalized, treated for blood on the brain [R-WA]

    03/25/2010 3:12:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies · 609+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 03/25/10
    Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, was treated for a subdural hematoma, apparently due to a minor head injury, after being admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital on Wednesday. His office said Reichert was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after feeling ill. Following an evaluation, doctors performed a procedure to treat a chronic subdural hematoma — collection of blood on the surface of the brain — that was likely the result of a minor head injury. The procedure was successful, and Reichert is expected to make a complete recovery, his office said. He's expected to be discharged in a few days.
  • U.S. Lawmakers May Change September 11 Law After Rejecting Veto

    09/30/2016 6:17:40 AM PDT · by tekrat
    One America News Network ^ | 9/30/2016 | Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan
    During Hillary's time at State, Petraeus led US Central Command, then was director of the CIA -- so obviously most of the emails between himself and America's top diplomat would entail formal government business. The FBI discovered that Hillary's lawyers had unilaterally deleted roughly 1,000 of those messages, most of which were recovered through other means (this does not include any official emails Team Clinton managed to permanently destroy). Mrs. Clinton insisted repeatedly that she had turned over every single email "that could possibly be work-related," going so far as to over-share emails that were later deemed to be personal...
  • THE REAL REASON GEN. ALLEN RESIGNED

    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...
  • Paula Broadwell: Here’s how Charlotte should prepare for an active shooter (WWPB do?)

    06/30/2016 10:27:53 PM PDT · by Sam's Army · 40 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/30/16 | Paula Broadwell and Ryan Hoover
    The threat of gun violence in public spaces across our nation is disconcerting. Indeed, ideologically driven, lethal-shooter attacks represent a considerate threat to national security. Since 1970, more Americans have been killed on U.S. soil due to gun violence than all wars combined. A community need not overreact to security threats, but just hoping that Charlotte escapes gun violence is not a viable strategy. Consider this: While most banks, hospitals, and schools rehearse tornado and fire drills, few bankers, doctors, and students have died from tornadoes or fires in the past decade. Contrastingly, scant resources are devoted to preparing to...
  • New Benghazi Email Explaining How “Movie Protest” Talking Points Came About Released; Most Redacted

    05/06/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/14 | Aurelius
    While much of last week's news was about the smoking gun that linked the White House to the false talking points about the attack in Benghazi, another email that would have shed light on how those talking points came about was nearly completely redacted by the government. The email has as its subject, "SBU/CLOSEHOLD: 0800 SVTS on Movie Protests/Violence." SBU stands for "Sensitive But Unclassified" and SVTS most likely refers to "Secure Video Teleconference System." Ironically, though labeled unclassified, nearly the entirety of the email was redacted before it was given to Judicial Watch. It was written by Eric Pelofsky,...
  • Why David Petraeus Really Wants You to Shut Up About Islam

    05/19/2016 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Excellence · 38 replies
    Federalist ^ | May 18, 2016 | Christine Brim
    Long article, worth every word. On May 13, the Washington Post published an online op-ed by former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus, titled “Anti-Muslim bigotry aids Islamist terrorists.” The op-ed was noteworthy chiefly for Petraeus’ use of rhetorical clichés more commonly expected from the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s “Islamophobia Observatory,” including such standards as “inflammatory political discourse against Muslims and Islam,” “blanket discrimination on the basis of religion,” “those who flirt with hate speech against Muslims,” “those who demonize and denigrate Islam,” “who toy with anti-Muslim bigotry,” and the ever-reliable “demonizing...
  • Judge to keep secret many of the court records in lawsuit over leaks in Petraeus investigation?

    04/09/2016 12:54:55 PM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 04/08/2016 | Ted Bridis and Eric Tucker
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a U.S. judge late Friday to keep secret many of the court records in the now-abandoned lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus.</p>
  • 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...
  • Petraeus Patience

    04/09/2008 2:34:44 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 4 replies · 84+ views
    NRO ^ | 9 April 2008 | the Editors
    Petraeus Patience By the Editors If Gen. David Petraeus wasn’t denounced as a traitor upon his arrival on Capitol Hill Tuesday, his testimony was the occasion for the same dreary willful obtuseness on the part of congressional Democrats as in September. Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker again were cautious and understated, perhaps to a fault. Without over-promising, they explained how we have built on the tentative security gains that Democrats were so skeptical of six months ago, and that there has begun to be political movement. The progress we have won is “fragile and reversible” as they repeatedly said, dependent...
  • Obama Administration Named Holly Petraeus to $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/14/2012 7:26:02 PM PST · by GridSquare · 128 replies
    CNS News.Com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extra-marital affair--to $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
  • 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...