Posts Tagged ‘David Petraeus’

If only David Petraeus had listened to the lyrics of John Denver

November 12, 2012

“Who’s that running down the alley

in the dark of Friday night

As he zippers up his trousers

in the inky stinky light

Why of course it’s good old Gary

Leaping over someone’s fence

Yes, its good old Gary Hart

I wouldn’t keep you in suspense

He likes going out to parties

He likes being a rolling stone

And he ran things for McGovern

So I guess we should have known

He likes warm and willing women

He likes being where they are

He couldn’t sing, he couldn’t dance

But he just had to be a star

So he went into the Politics Game

Yes, he went into the Politics Game

Warren Beatty told him ‘looky’

You can get a lot of nookie

If you get into the Politics Game

When he made it to the Senate

Gary started making hay

Gary started making nearly

Everything that came his way

He liked taking a position

But when all is said and done

Gary’s favorite position

Was the missionary one

Jimmy Dean was Gary’s hero

And he studied him with care

How he stood and how he walked

And even how he wore his hair

But the thing that moved him most

And made him swear he’d never fail

If he made it to the White House

Think of all the chicks he’d nail

So he went into the Politics Game

Yes, he went into the Politics Game

Warren Beatty told him ‘looky’

You can get a lot of nookie

If you get into the Politics Game

Well, he met her at a party

And her name was Donna Rice

She was Gary’s kind of woman

She was pure ‘Miami Vice’

She thought he was Gary Collins

And could get her on TV

She suggested monkey business

And the rest is history

When they caught him making ‘whoopie’

And the campaign had to cease

Gary went into seclusion

He just had to find some peace

He’s been out in Colorado

Since I can’t remember when

But he must be gettin’ horny

Cause he’s runnin’ once again

So he’s running into the Politics Game

Warren Beatty told him ‘looky’

You can get a lot of nookie

If you get into the Politics Game”

John Denver Lyrics, The Ballad of Gary Hart

 

David Petraeus betrays his country for a hagiography written by his whore

November 10, 2012

David Petraeus carefully orchestrated a military career designed to prepare him for a 2016 run for the Presidency of the United States. A vain and overly ambitious military leader, overly attracted to the political arena,  his  eye apparently was always more attuned to political office than to personal endeavor on the battlefield.

Power always corrupts. And David Petraeus betrayed his country in return for a hagiography written by his mistress, Paula Broadwell, and entitled All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.  In furtherance of this objective, Petraeus betrayed his wife of 37 years, and entered into an extra-marital affair with a married woman, a little over half his age.  By all accounts, Paula Broadwell is a tall, attractive woman who essentially prostituted herself in return for open access to the subject of her hagiography.

It is not yet clear just when the affair began. It surely ended sometime in 2012, once the hagiography was in place, and his reputation presumably secured.  If the affair began when Petraeus was a four-star General in the U.S. Army, then his adultery with another soldier technically constitutes a breach of military justice that should expose him to a court-martial. A general who cannot control his ‘privates’ has no place in the high command.  Given that the affair certainly occurred while he was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, his adultery clearly exposed him to blackmail, and constitutes a serious offence against his country.

Fortunately, the affair has been revealed as a consequence of an FBI probe into allegations that his emails had been compromised. Petraeus has now been removed from his Directorship of the CIA – a position for which he was seriously  ill-suited, as the Benghazi consulate bungle clearly demonstrates.

More important, David Petraeus is now sufficiently disgraced as to remove him forever from public life. The United States will be saved a second Paula fiasco, with the manipulative  Paula Broadwell potentially replacing the guiltless Paula Jones in the near-downfall of a President. The GOP  thus avoids a potential political bullet in 2016.

A promising career in ruins and a 37 year marriage in tatters as a consequence of  excessive ambition and a wandering eye.  When will they ever learn? When will they ever?

Obama administration sets up US consulate in Benghazi for al Qaeda attack

October 29, 2012

As more information percolates into the public arena about the debacle in Benghazi, the worse it looks for Barack Obama.

This column focuses attention on the build-up to September 11, 2012, and suggests that the United States President was directly implicated in that fatal attack.

The story begins last winter, when the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli began to report back to Washington about the deteriorating security situation in Benghazi. As pro-Western Libyans attempted to form a fledgling democracy, so al -Qaeda-linked militants emerged to exploit the evident power vacuum.

Army National Guard Lt. Colonel, Andrew Wood was well aware of the growing threat to the Benghazi consulate and regularly relayed his concerns to Washington, without any discernible effect.

By June 2012, the Benghazi consulate compound consisted of one fragile wall and four under-secured buildings. It was guarded by five U.S. security officials, a few Libyan private security guards, and the Libyan February 17 Martyrs Brigade, which quartered in a nearby CIA annex.

The Tripoli Embassy watched and, under Obama administration orders,  did nothing as militants stepped up their attacks in Benghazi.  The International Red Cross buildings were repeatedly attacked, until the red Cross shut down its Benghazi relief operations.  A former Libyan guard turned terrorist  placed a home-made bomb at the U.S. consulate wall and blew a huge hole in that wall.  There was no response. Terrorists then attacked the British ambassador, with the consequence that Britain immediately evacuated all its personnel from Benghazi.

The United States, under direct orders from Washington, remained as the only Western power in Benghazi. Colonel Wood fought a useless long-distance battle of emails and phone calls with the State Department, begging the government to beef up its security presence. His requests were repeatedly denied by Christine Lamb, an Obama hack in charge of international programs in the State Department’s mis-named Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

By August 2012, Colonel Wood and his three site security teams had been pulled out of Libya, no doubt because he had irritated the Obama administration, perhaps even the President.  Also gone were three of the State Department’s mobile security teams,  pulled out on the instructions of the same Christine Lamb.

Ambassador Stevens had also been reporting repeatedly to the Department of State  about increasing violence if Benghazi. On September 11, 2012, in his last words to Washington, Ambassador Stevens expressed growing frustration with police and security forces unable to control Benghazi. Two hours later, the Benghazi consulate suffered the consequences of Obama and his administration cutting and running from Benghazi in favor of campaign-time for the  November 6 presidential elections.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, David Petraeus and Christine Lamb, your hands are all running with the blood of patriotic Americans. Like Lady Macbeth, you will never be able to wash all that blood from your guilty hands.

Hat Tip: Rowan Scarborough, ‘Lack of Strike Force impeded Benghazi response’, The Washington Times, October 29, 2012

David Petraeus and Leon Panetta refuse to help consulate during Benghazi attack

October 27, 2012

David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary, evidently have forgotten the commitment that runs through the United States military system: never leave anyone behind.  The two bumbling Obama appointees  allegedly rejected repeated requests for CIA and Delta Force  help during the attack on the Benghazi consulate by terrorist forces.

Fox News has learned, from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi, that an urgent request went out from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and the subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself. Both requests apparently were denied. The CIA Director twice told the CIA operators to stand down rather than help the Ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 pm in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Former Navy SEAL, Tyrone Woods and at least two other CIA agents, ignored those disgraceful orders and made their way to the consulate, which at that point was on fire.  Shots were exchanged.  The rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained and radioed once again for military back-up support. This request also was denied.

The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours – enough time for planes based at Sigonella Air Base, just 480 miles distant, to arrive. Those planes were not dispatched.  Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special Operations forces were ordered to wait, among them Delta Force operatives.

If these allegations hold up, whether or not President Obama wins the November elections, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and CIA Director David Petraeus should be fired for cause. America does not desert its operatives when they come under fire. That is known as cowardice, and would have been  rewarded by firing squad executions in better times.

P.S. I strongly recommend readers to read the comment by Commander Robin Petersen, USN. There is something badly wrong in the state of Denmark!


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