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|Palin takes prank call from fake French president By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press Writer Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press Writer TORONTO – Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call Saturday from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and telling her she would make a good president someday. "Maybe in eight years," replies a laughing Palin. The Republican vice presidential nominee discusses politics, the perils of hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, and Sarkozy's "beautiful wife," in a recording of the six-minute call released Saturday and set to air Monday on a Quebec radio station. Palin campaign spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt confirmed she had received the prank call. "Governor Palin was mildly amused to learn that she had joined the ranks of heads of state, including President Sarkozy and other celebrities, in being targeted by these pranksters. C'est la vie," she said. The call was made by a well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel. Known as the Masked Avengers, the two are notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state. Audette, posing as Sarkozy, speaks in an exaggerated French accent and drops ample hints that the conversation is a joke. But Palin seemingly does not pick up on them. He tells Palin one of his favorite pastimes is hunting, also a passion of the 44-year-old Alaska governor. "I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun," the fake Sarkozy says. He proposes they go hunting together by helicopter, something he says he has never done. "Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we're getting work done," Palin counters. "We can kill two birds with one stone that way." The comedian jokes that they shouldn't bring Cheney along on the hunt, referring to the 2006 incident in which the vice-president shot and injured a friend while hunting quail. "I'll be a careful shot," responds Palin. Playing off the governor's much-mocked comment in an early television interview that she had insights into foreign policy because "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska," the caller tells her: "You know we have a lot in common also, because ... from my house I can see Belgium." She replies: "Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes." When Audette refers to Canadian singer Steph Carse as Canada's prime minister, Palin replies: "Well, he's doing fine and yeah, when you come into a position underestimated it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder." Canada's prime minister is Stephen Harper. Palin praises Sarkozy throughout the call and also mentions his wife Carla Bruni, a model-turned-songwriter. "You know, I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally and your beautiful wife," Palin says. "Oh my goodness, you've added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours." The Sarkozy impersonator tells Palin his wife is "so hot in bed" and then informs her that Bruni has written a song for her about Joe the Plumber entitled "Du rouge a levres sur une cochonne" — which translates as "Lipstick on a Pig." Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama derided his Republican challenger John McCain's call for change in Washington as "lipstick on a pig," days after Palin made a lipstick joke at the Republican convention. The McCain-Palin campaign then released an ad implying Obama was calling Palin a pig with that remark. The caller asks Palin if Joe the Plumber is her husband and adds: "We have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France. It's called Marcel, the guy with bread under his armpit." He also tells the Alaska governor that he loved the "documentary" made about her and referred to a pornographic film with a Palin look-alike made by Hustler founder Larry Flynt. She answers tentatively, "Ohh, good, thank you, yes." The callers then reveal the prank and identify themselves and their radio station. "Ohhh, have we been pranked?" Palin asks before handing the phone to an aide who ends the call. Obama's campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs, commenting on the prank, said: "I'm glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama."|
|follow up, the act of following up. 2. an action or thing that serves to increase the effectiveness of a previous one, as a second or subsequent letter, phone call, or visit. 3. Also called follow. Journalism. a. a news story providing additional information on a story or article previously published. b. Also called sidebar, supplementary story. a minor news story used to supplement a related story of major importance. Compare feature story (def. 1), human-interest story, shirttail. –adjective 4. designed or serving to follow up, esp. to increase the effectiveness of a previous action: a follow-up interview; a follow-up offer. 5. of or pertaining to action that follows an initial treatment, course of study, etc.: follow-up care for mental patients; a follow-up survey. fol·low –verb (used with object) 1. to come after in sequence, order of time, etc.: The speech follows the dinner. 2. to go or come after; move behind in the same direction: Drive ahead, and I'll follow you. 3. to accept as a guide or leader; accept the authority of or give allegiance to: Many Germans followed Hitler. 4. to conform to, comply with, or act in accordance with; obey: to follow orders; to follow advice. 5. to imitate or copy; use as an exemplar: They follow the latest fads. 6. to move forward along (a road, path, etc.): Follow this road for a mile. 7. to come after as a result or consequence; result from: Reprisals often follow victory. 8. to go after or along with (a person) as companion. 9. to go in pursuit of: to follow an enemy. 10. to try for or attain to: to follow an ideal. 11. to engage in or be concerned with as a pursuit: He followed the sea as his true calling. 12. to watch the movements, progress, or course of: to follow a bird in flight. 13. to watch the development of or keep up with: to follow the news. 14. to keep up with and understand (an argument, story, etc.): Do you follow me? –verb (used without object) 15. to come next after something else in sequence, order of time, etc. 16. to happen or occur after something else; come next as an event: After the defeat great disorder followed. 17. to attend or serve. 18. to go or come after a person or thing in motion. 19. to result as an effect; occur as a consequence: It follows then that he must be innocent. –noun 20. the act of following. 21. Billiards, Pool. follow shot (def. 2). 22. follow-up (def. 3). —Verb phrases23. follow out, to carry to a conclusion; execute: They followed out their orders to the letter. 24. follow through, a. to carry out fully, as a stroke of a club in golf, a racket in tennis, etc. b. to continue an effort, plan, proposal, policy, etc., to its completion. 25. follow up, a. to pursue closely and tenaciously. b. to increase the effectiveness of by further action or repetition. c. to pursue to a solution or conclusion. —Idiom26. follow suit. suit (def. 13). fol·low·a·ble, adjective —Synonyms 3. obey. 4. heed, observe. 8. accompany, attend. 9. pursue, chase; trail, track, trace. 19. arise, proceed. Follow, ensue, result, succeed imply coming after something else, in a natural sequence. Follow is the general word: We must wait to see what follows. A detailed account follows. Ensue implies a logical sequence, what might be expected normally to come after a given act, cause, etc.: When the power lines were cut, a paralysis of transportation ensued. Result emphasizes the connection between a cause or event and its effect, consequence, or outcome: The accident resulted in injuries to those involved. Succeed implies coming after in time, particularly coming into a title, office, etc.: Formerly the oldest son succeeded to his father's title. —Antonyms 1. precede. 2, 3. lead. 4. disregard. 9. flee.|
|Whitehouse Failed Coup, 2012|
|Obama Coup Timeline|
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|Sometimes, generals purge politicians. In 1648, during the English Civil War, Colonel Pride and his troops removed those members of the Long Parliament who opposed military domination; the puppets who remained were called the Rump Parliament. This year, a cabal of generals evidently believed it could secure the White House for Mitt Romney by staging the Benghazi incident and using it as the signal for a cold coup under cover of elections -- probably including computer-generated election fraud -- to bring down Obama. They guessed wrong. Politicians sometimes purge generals. When the French Secret Army Organization (OAS) staged a putsch in Algiers in April 1961 to prevent the independence of Algeria, President de Gaulle had to round up and jail a number of generals and other officers. The Obama administration and its establishment controllers appear to be ousting a number of intelligence and military officials who took part in illegal operations to replace Obama with Romney. These sackings are being presented to the public under the guise of soap opera sexual infractions or expense account padding, in the hope of hiding some real mechanisms of power from the popular gaze. The outgoing US military cabal favors the extension of colonial wars, like those in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as an attack on Iran. Good riddance. General Petraeus: Neocon Who Sought War with Iran The most spectacular example is the fall of General David Petraeus, the CIA director, and one of the leading US advocates of an early war with Iran. The heads of several other rogue figures are rolling. The result is one of those rare moments when parts of the rogue network or invisible government can be observed by those who have enough knowledge to understand what they are seeing. But the firings have only scratched the surface. The Romney backers were made up of neocons, Bush holdovers, and members of the Mormon Mafia in the intelligence community -- a relatively narrow base. The Obama supporters were the Brzezinski-Nye soft power group and military opposed to the Iran war. The neocons and reactionary Mormons wanted to restore aggressive war and wholesale bombing as the preferred option for US foreign policy. Although they love drones and assassinations, they want to keep significant US conventional forces in the Middle East. The pro-Obama group wants to avoid large conventional commitments. They want to rely on cyber-warfare, drones, assassinations, bombing, raids by special forces, and economic warfare in the form of trade sanctions and technology embargoes. When they want to destroy a country like Syria, they do not favor direct US invasion or bombing, but rather seek to use proxies like Turkey and the al-Qaeda patsy network to get the double benefit of weakening both ally and enemy. Above all, they love color revolutions and soft-power subversion. Benghazi, September 11: CIA assets kill US envoy while CIA team is ordered to stand down and other CIA assets fail to intervene The Benghazi consulate was prevalently a CIA post, with significant military capabilities. Ambassador Stevens had strong CIA connections and served as a liaison with the al-Qaeda-linked terrorists of the Benghazi-Derna-Tobruk corridor, whom the CIA is using for the attack on Syria. His last conversation with a Turkish diplomat was evidently a discussion on this topic. Stevens and others thought they had nothing to fear because their relations with the Islamist fighters were so cordial. The attack that killed Stevens was carried out by forces under the control of Sufiyan Qumu (also Kumu or Gumu), who had been held in Guantanamo for several years and released as a CIA asset for the overthrow of Gaddafi. A significant group of CIA paramilitaries stationed nearby was ordered to stand down by the CIA command structure. Another CIA asset, the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, which had in the summer of 2011 assassinated General Younes in order to help the CIA operative General Hifter to take control of the rebel army, had contracted to provide additional security, but also did not intervene. General Petraeus went to the movies that night. On September 14, Petraeus told the House Intelligence committee that the Benghazi incident had been spontaneous, a demonstration gone violent. This is the line which Susan Rice mouthed on television in mid-September. (She should be fired for other reasons.) The Obama administration was in any case eager to hide the fact that it had turned Libya over to al-Qaeda. The goal of Benghazi was an early October surprise to Carterize Obama, and the CIA was commanded by Petraeus. Petraeus arrived at the CIA on September 6, 2011. Within a month, a new provocation was launched against Iran in the form of absurd accusations that members of the Quds Force were plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, DC. Intelligence community conduit David Ignatius wrote at the time that a big reason the implausible plot story gained credibility was the “fact the CIA [meaning Petraeus] and other intelligence agencies gathered information corroborating the informants’ juicy allegations” implicating the Quds Force and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. In reality, the patsies involved came from the Drug Enforcement Administration and/or the Mujaheddin e-Khalq (MEK), an anti-Iranian terrorist force maintained by the US in Iraq. The MEK has now been rewarded by being removed from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations. (David Ignatius, “Those Keystone Iranians: Why Such a Crude at Assassination Plot?, Washington Post, October 12, 2011) The goal of the operation was to abort possible diplomatic solutions to tensions between NATO and Iran. In Washington, the neocon Petraeus was always considered as General Betray-US, Bush’s warlord and the key front man for the Iraq surge. He was the darling of the civilian chickenhawk neocons, who saw in him a presidential vehicle to return to power after the debacles in Afghanistan and Iraq. Petraeus’ neocon sherpas were Frederick Kagan and Max Boot, who also helped him to refurbish his image concerning Israel. Obama was always afraid that Petraeus would run for president, and when Romney took the nomination, feared that Petraeus might be a candidate for vice president. Like General George Marshall on the evening of December 6, 1941 -- who stayed conveniently out of the loop under various pretexts because he wanted the Pearl Harbor attack to occur as a means of damaging President Roosevelt -- Petraeus was at the movies during the Benghazi attack, attending a private screening at the Canadian Embassy of the movie Argo with Ben Afflek, which deals with a 1979 covert CIA operation in Tehran. The Night of the Long Knives The hatred of key members of the US officer corps for Obama was illustrated through the comments of Petraeus’ friend, the warmonger General Stanley McChrystal, who was ousted in June 2010. In addition to Petraeus, the following officers are also either sacked or the object of scandals or investigations: Marine General John R. Allen is in trouble. Currently the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, Allen had been slated to take over from Admiral Stavridis as NATO Supreme Commander, but Obama has now put this nomination on hold. Allen is accused of having an improper relationship with the Tampa, Florida hostess and socialite Jill Kelley, originally of the Lebanese Khawam family. Mrs. Kelley had insinuated herself into the social circle of generals at McDill Air Force Base, the location of the US Central command. Allen and Petraeus both wrote letters to a judge supporting Kelley’s twin sister in a child custody fight. According to some accounts, Allen sent either 30,000 pages or 30,000 e-mails to Kelly over a few years. Allen denies wrongdoing, but the handwriting is on the wall. General Carter Ham, commander of US Africom, whose area of responsibility includes Libya, manifestly failed to send forces to stop the attack on the Benghazi consulate and CIA post. Panetta announced on October 18 that Ham was being replaced. The official line is that Ham decided to retire of his own volition. There were many days of confusion in Washington about his leaving. Admiral James G. Stavridis, the outgoing NATO Supreme Commander, has been officially reprimanded by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for lavish spending on his personal lifestyle, including a junket to a wine dinner in France. He will soon leave his post. General William E. “Kip” Ward, who commanded US Africom from October 2007 to March 2011, presided over the preparation and launching of the attack on Libya. On the surface, Ward is accused of spending several hundred thousand dollars of government money and resources on family members, luxury junkets, and flights. He had been under investigation for a year and a half, but it was announced on November 13 that he would be fined $82,000 and demoted from full general to lieutenant general, reducing his pension. Lieutenant General Patrick J. O’Reilly, the Director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, has also been reprimanded by the Defense Department’s Inspector General for intimidating and humiliating subordinates, thus creating a work environment characterized by one subordinate as “management by blowtorch and pliers.” (Washington Post, November 15, 2012) O’Reilly is being ousted from his post before the conclusion of the usual four year tenure, and demoted to major general. His departure was deplored on the floor of Congress by Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama, a reactionary and racist Republican. Rear Admiral Chuck Gaouette was the commander of the USS Stennis carrier battle group, currently stationed in the Arabian Sea, near Iran and other possible targets for aggression and/or Gulf of Tonkin provocations. Gaouette is currently being investigated for “inappropriate leadership judgment” while on station in the Middle East. Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, second in command of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and a key man for Afghanistan logistics, is accused of raping and having an adulterous affair with a female captain he had gotten transferred to his command. The prosecution has already sabotaged its own case, raising the chances that the case will be thrown out of court, while charges of pornography and alcoholism on duty may have been invented, pointing once again to a political motive. Press accounts feature Sinclair’s assertion, “I’m a general. I’ll do whatever the [expletive] I want.” Commander Joseph E. Darlak, commanding officer of the frigate USS Vandegrifft and two other senior officers having been removed after a drunken orgy during a visit to the port of Vladivostok, Russia. Details are sketchy, but the goal of the escapade might well have been a provocation against the Putin government. According to one account, over 20 top naval officers have been fired during 2012. Christopher E. Kubasik was fired as president and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., the top US defense contractor in 2008 and 2009. Lockheed Chairman Rob Stevens had allegedly requested an ethics investigation, which revealed a sexual affair with a subordinate. Lockheed’s electronic warfare and cyber warfare capabilities are formidable. Naturally, it is impossible to know at this time how many of these cases are actually based on the reasons stated, and how many actually involve complicity with operations targeting the White House. On the Thursday after the presidential vote, Defense Secretary Panetta ordered Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey, an ally of Obama, to conduct a wide-ranging review of misconduct by senior military officers. The general public is supposed to think that this review will be mainly concerned with wrongdoing such as adultery, sexual harassment, embezzlement, and the like. But the reality is most likely a purge of officers associated with the pro-Romney coup machinations of September-October 2012. With all these figures removed, it is likely to be more difficult for Israel’s Netanyahu to launch his war against Iran in the way that had been planned. He has therefore fallen back on the option of starting a smaller war in Gaza as a means of stabilizing the US-UK-Israel war party while other options are sought. The rogue network, now a wounded beast, must be counted doubly dangerous. The Mata Haris Mata Hari’s method was to seduce French generals and send their secrets to Berlin. The cover story for Petraeus’ ouster involves his affair with Paula Broadwell, who fraternized extensively with the general in Afghanistan while she was preparing a fawning campaign biography of the general entitledAll In: The Education of General David Petraeus -- not to be confused with Flaubert’s L’Education sentimentale. Broadwell is a lieutenant colonel of military intelligence with a background at the Joint Special Operations Command and, according to some accounts, a knowledge of Arabic. She says she has a top secret security clearance “and then some.” She has hobnobbed at the Obama White House and with Karl Rove. By all indications, and whether she knew it or not, she was deployed to embroil Petraeus with a view to bringing him down, and she succeeded. When the dalliance became known to the FBI and thence leaked to GOP Congressmen Reichert and Cantor, Petraeus was told he had to resign by intelligence czar James Clapper, a creature of Obama. Jill Kelley and her twin sister Natalie Khawam are also redolent of the intelligence community. Their focus was evidently to lead both Petraeus and Allen onto the flypaper. The Rogue Network Down but Not Out The US rogue network has been exceptionally active since the attacks of September 11, 2001 in which the rogues were heavily implicated. In the spring of 2007, Vice President Dick Cheney argued unsuccessfully for an attack on Syria on behalf of the rogue network whose spokesman he was. In August-September 2007, a B-52 bomber loaded with six nuclear cruise missiles was in effect hijacked by the rogue network -- taken out of legal US command -- and flown from North Dakota to Louisiana, presumably on its way to a bombing mission in the Middle East. The B-52 was stopped at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Months later, Defense Secretary Robert Gates fired Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley for poor management of nuclear weapons. A special board under James R. Schlesinger studied nuclear safety, and doubtless also whom to fire. For knowledgeable observers, a window into the rogue network had been opened. On Christmas Day, 2009, the Nigerian underwear bomber Mutallab attempted to blow up a passenger airliner in the skies over Detroit. During the first week of January, Richard Wolffe of MSNBC reported that the Obama White House had concluded that certain federal officials had acted to prevent Mutallab’s operation from being shut down because they wanted to damage the Obama administration. Still later, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy told a House committee that the State Department had wanted to revoke Mutallab’s visa, but had been prevented from doing so by another (unnamed) federal agency, under the pretext that the Nigerian suicide bomber was being tailed. The Obama administration cravenly backed off further public investigation of this incident, allowing the rogue network to strike again in Benghazi. (All these events are described on Tarpley.net.) ORCA: Why the Pro-Romney Vote Fraud Did Not Materialize The purge of so many Romney supporters from the intelligence community and from the military may explain why the expected computer-generated Republican election fraud failed to materialize in the expected dimensions in so many states. Tagg Romney and his associates, many of them investors in Bain Capital, had notoriously bought control of voting machines in almost a score of states, including Ohio. What frustrated the design to steal the election? Perhaps this operation was disrupted and aborted by investigations conveniently timed and targeting some of the main pro-Romney intelligence and military figures in the rogue network. The answer may also be related to the apparent failure of ORCA, Romney’s data-mining and data management operation, which was supposed to help GOP volunteers get out the vote, but which may have possessed additional and more sinister dimensions. But, as David Gewirtz of ZDNet wrote on November 13, ORCA “got harpooned. ORCA beached. It flopped. It died in the sun. It failed oh-so-bad.” And with it failed the hope of Romney’s backers that they could seize the White House. The current scandals are extraordinary because they cast light on the rogue network or invisible government of the United States, a topic which is usually strictly taboo for the mass media. For this reason, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, considered close to the intelligence community, is already a warning that it is time to call a halt. Sunlight, Ignatius warns, can be “toxic under the wrong circumstances.” “For a reminder of why it’s dangerous, take a look at The Crucible and the Lessons of History,” Ignatius concludes. (David Ignatius, “A Modern Witch Hunt,” Washington Post, November 18, 2012) In other words, time to stop the purges before they threaten to engulf the entire rogue network and thus the entire establishment. Patriotic citizens and those who want peace, by contrast, must hope that the revelations go on and on. WT/HSN|
|WMR Sex, Lies, and Audiotapes -- the right-wing plot against Obama|
|November 12-14, 2012 -- SPECIAL REPORT. Update
2x. Sex, Lies, and Audiotapes -- the right-wing plot against Obama
The Washington Post and The New York Times, America's designated "newspapers of record" -- false record, it should be added -- are working overtime to spin the General David Petraeus scandal away from the actual story. There are many details that have not yet emerged and some informed speculation remains the order of the day. However, based on what we know know, a perhaps somewhat unwitting Petraeus; several Republicans, including failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Republican Party Svengali Karl Rove, Romney adviser Dan Senor; and the Binyamin Netanyahu government in Israel were involved behind the scenes to discredit and ensure the electoral downfall of President Barack Obama by engineering what Romney reportedly himself described as a "Jimmy Carter Strategy" in an October Surprise. The strategy was to bring about an incident in the Middle East that would result in a besieged or overrun U.S. embassy, like the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and 1980, that would result in charges that Obama, like Carter, was weak and ineffectual in dealing with a major crisis. Such a scenario would erase the street credentials Obama pocketed in the "raid" on Osama bin Laden. Raid is in quotes because the jury remains out on whether the U.S. Navy SEAL attack on the compound in Abbottabad actually resulted in Bin Laden's death or was a staged event to boost Obama's national security resumé. But that is another story for the time being.
Romney appears to be at the center of the Jimmy Carter Strategy and it is worth noting that the involvement of Petraeus and other flag rank officers, including ousted U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chief General Carter Ham and Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, the commander of the Middle East-deployed USS John Stennis aircraft carrier strike force. Gaouette was sacked by the Navy for “inappropriate leadership judgment” while his carrier group was in the Pacific en route to the Indian Ocean. Although the Stennis group was in the Pacific during the U.S. consulate siege in Benghazi on September 11, Gaouette's departure had nothing to do with personal misconduct and was very unusual during a deployment. WMR is being informed by sources throughout the military services that a number of senior military officers throughout the world were involved in the Romney campaign's Jimmy Carter Strategy to embarrass Obama prior to the election and that the insubordinate, if not treasonous, behavior extended to Petraeus's reported paramour, Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Paula Broadwell.
Broadwell co-wrote Petraeus's biography "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," with Washington Post reporter Vernon Loeb, who, although a favored recipient for official "leaks" from the Pentagon and CIA, has been the subject of National Security Agency (NSA) wiretap surveillance as part of FIRST FRUITS, the former name of a joint NSA-CIA project designed to plug leaks of classified information. Although Loeb is the Metro editor at the Post, his continued links with U.S. intelligence community sources keeps him on the NSA radar screen. Conversations intercepted between Broadwell and Loeb, especially those using Petraeus's classified and encrypted cell phone and e-mail system, may have been passed to the FBI by NSA. The NSA possesses all the decryption keys for encrypted government communications, including those used by the CIA director.The Petraeus biography, published by the Pearson-owned Penguin Group in London (Broadwell happens to be a PhD student at King's College in London), was a sycophantic portrayal of the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the chief of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). By writing a puff piece on Petraeus, Broadwell was rewarded with a high degree of access not only to Petraeus but his intelligence and, as has now been reported, his classified computer system and email account.
Broadwell and Petraeus first met at Harvard in 2006, prior to Petraeus assuming command of allied troops in Iraq. Broadwell made several visits to Afghanistan where Petraeus was commander of U.S. and allied forces. WMR has learned from military sources that during all of his commands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in Tampa, Petraeus was known as a "lady's man," and that his troops quietly grumbled about his favoritism toward certain female subordinates and women outside his chain-of-command, including journalists.
Broadwell's and Loeb's book was praised by the favored literati. NBC News' Tom Brokaw wrote: "General Petraeus is one of the most important Americans of our time, in or out of uniform. This riveting, insider's account of his life and education is at once instructive and inspiring." Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote, "This majestic biography will set the standard for all future works about General Petraeus. With superb narrative skill, Broadwell simultaneously provides an intimate look at Petraeus the man, a fascinating account of modern warfare, and an elegant study of leadership." And Washington's bloviating pundit David Gergen wrote, "Paula Broadwell, soldier-scholar in her own right, tells the Petraeus story masterfully, providing especially rich detail and insight into his Afghanistan mission. This book helps us understand how Petraeus has become the living legend he is."
The plot involving "King David" was uncovered on the shores of Galilee
It is perhaps fitting that the man referred to as "King David" by his detractors in Iraq would have seen the plot against Obama unraveled on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Petraeus's former spokesman retired Army Colonel Steve Boylan, hired by Petraeus to deal with the media in the aftermath of Petraeus's extramarital affair with Broadwell and revelation of a two-way spat between Broadwell, who referred to Petraeus as "Peaches," and Arabic-speaking Lebanese-American Jill Kelley, a "close" Petraeus friend who works as an "unpaid liaison" officer between the State Department and the Joint Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, may have unwittingly let the cat out of the bag by describing the time line of Petraeus's affair with Broadwell. Boylan said Petraeus's affair with Broadwell, with whom he appeared to fancy "sex under the desk" according to emails between the two, began nine or ten months before he ended it four months ago. Using Boylan's math, which obviously came from his friend Petraeus, that means the affair ended in July of this year but began around October 2011. Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director on September 6, 2011.
We also know that according to Republican Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), an unidentified FBI agent leaked the Petraeus affair story first to Reichert and then Reichert, instead of following up himself with FBI director Robert Mueller or Attorney General Eric Holder, informed Cantor. Cantor's chief of staff, Steven Sombres, it is being reported, phoned the FBI on October 31 to tell them about the conversation that Cantor had with the FBI "leaker."
In what may be the most critical part of the Petraeus case is that the FBI "deep throat" may be a "no throat." Sombres and Cantor's deputy chief of staff Doug Heye have been identified as key players in the FBI leak story. However, they were also identified as FBI targets in an event that took place a little less than two moths before Petraeus became CIA director. Cantor led an 80-member House congressional delegation (CODEL) to Israel in August 2011. On the evening of August 18, members of Cantor's staff, and some 30 Republican Representatives were involved in a skinny-dipping incident at the David Citadel Hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. The CODEL was funded by the American Israel Educational Foundation, a branch of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) was identified as one of the skinny dippers. Also participating in the late night bathing were Sombres, Tim Berry, chief of staff for GOP Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Laena Fallon, Cantor’s former press aide; and Emily Murray, a top policy aide to McCarthy. Several congressmen and their aides reportedly got drunk at the hotel before they jumped into the sea. Joining the swim party were Representatives Steve Southerland (R-FL) and his daughter; Tom Reed (R-NY) and his wife; Ben Quayle (R-AZ), Jeff Denham (R-CA), and Michael Grimm (R-NY).
The FBI agent assigned to investigate alleged threatening emails sent by Broadwell to Kelley has been reported by The Wall Street Journal to be the same FBI "employee" who leaked details of the Petraeus matter to Reichert and then to Cantor. The story of the agent is falling apart as the Journal has now reported that the FBI agent became obsessed with Kelley and sent shirtless photos of himself to her. In the world of intelligence, such extraneous information is termed "clutter" and is designed to blur the actual facts.
The FBI investigated the Galilee incident for possible Israeli intelligence compromise of the House members and their staff. However, the FBI never revealed the outcome of its investigation. It was Heye who announced that Cantor had satisfied the FBI's concerns. If the FBI's investigation continued, other doors may have opened, doors that led to a planned 2012 "October Surprise" against the President -- doors that led to Cantor's involvement with the Romney campaign in staging the October Surprise. Romney's senior foreign policy aide was Dan Senor, who is close to Netanyahu and Cantor.
Broadwell in Israel
Paula Broadwell is a master's degree graduate of the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, named after the father of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the alma mater of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose mentor was Professor Korbel. The University of Denver, like the University of Chicago, has become a spawning ground for neocon academics. Broadwell's fellowship at Harvard University reportedly included abroad in Syria and Iran. Broadwell is reportedly fluent in Arabic. Broadwell, in recent years, has been a frequent visitor to the Persian Gulf, Jordan, and, more importantly, Israel. But even as a West Point cadet, Broadwell spent time in Israel. She admitted in a July 29 interview that while at West Point, she "was exposed to the Israeli Defense Forces as well as the Palestinian Liberation Organization. I met high level politicians and officials and gained an understanding of the dynamics of life on a communal kibbutz, in a refugee camp, and in a Bedouin village, having 'embedded' within each community."
Broadwell, in the same interview, stated that she conducted "surveillance on the DMZ in Korea, providing conflict resolution training in Africa . . . [participated in] document exploitation against war criminals in Bosnia, jumping out of airplanes to earn Thai, Indian, and Czech parachute wings, putting together infiltration plans for special forces commandos, serving undercover with the FBI." In other words, if Broadwell can be believed, she was an intelligence agent, herself, and one who wrote a self-serving book about Petraeus in cahoots with a Washington Post editor. The old ties between Langley and the Post continue to flourish.
The catalyst that set the Middle East on fire
The suspicious deaths of two national security agents who may have had knowledge of a threat by Israel and the Romney campaign to discredit Obama add to the plot against the President. On May 10, 2012, Secret Service agent Rafael Prieto, a native of Palmdale, California, accompanied President Obama to Los Angeles where he attended the "Starmageddon" fundraiser at the home of actor George Clooney at 151 El Camino in Beverly Hills. Previously, Prieto was assigned to the security detail of former President Bill Clinton and was based out of the White Plains, New York FBI office. A member of the FBI's national security team in Los Angeles was Stephen Ivens. Ivens's wife Thea said that her husband was unable to sleep over something that was causing him to have anxiety attacks.
On the evening of May 10, Ivens, the father of a two-year old son, grabbed his gun at his home on the 700 block of Scott Road in Burbank and went out on foot into the Burbank foothills. Ivens was reportedly distraught and may have been meeting someone. Prieto happened to be in Los Angeles at the same time. On July 20, after a massive search, Ivens's body was found behind a church near his home on the 2600 block of Scott Road in Burbank after two hikers reported a strange odor. However, on the second day of their search, police and the FBI used dogs who alerted on Ivens's scent in the foothills but never discovered his body. The Los Angeles medical examiner's office, which over the decades, has issued findings that defy logic, concluded that Ivens's died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene where his body was discovered some three months later.
It is unusual for a Secret Service agent to be transferred from a former President's detail to that of a current President. However, in the case of Prieto, he joined Obama's detail from Clinton's. After a period of frostiness, Obama and Clinton patched up past differences and Clinton became one of Obama's chief campaign surrogates. If Obama was made aware of a plot against him by senior military and intelligence officers, he may have confided in Clinton who, after the Monica Lewinsky affair, would have asked Obama how trustworthy is Secret Service detail was. Clinton's experience with FBI White House liaison Gary Aldrich, who, in 1996 wrote Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House, which exposed Clinton to charges of national security lapses, made the ex-President a believer in trust of the security detail. If Obama expressed any reservations about his security, Clinton may have suggested Prieto and a transfer from New York to the White House may have been arranged.
On the evening of October 27, Prieto's body was discovered in his car in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. It was reported that Prieto left the engine of his car running in an alley at 19th and Kenyon Streets and that he died from carbon monoxide poisoning. WMR was informed that a DC policewoman was taking photographs of homes across the street from Prieto's residence, which he shared with another Secret Service, on the 1900 block of Kenyon Street. The policewoman was photographing the homes after Prieto's body was discovered. If Prieto died from what was already concluded to be a suicide, why were the DC Metropolitan Police interested in nearby homes. The DC police had also roped off the intersections of 19th and Kenyon Street and Kenyon Street and Adams Mills Road during a suicide investigation that involved a dozen DC police cars and a crime scene mobile unit and unidentified trucks.
Prieto was said to be despondent after he was discovered to have had a six-year affair with a Mexican woman. Prieto was identified by another Secret Service agent who was under investigation for a scandal involving Secret Service agents on Obama's detail in Cartagena, Colombia and prostitutes during the Summit of the Americas last April. WMR reported at the time that the compromising of the Secret Service agents was part of a plot by Netanyahu and Mossad operatives who run the prostitution racket in Cartagena to discredit Obama.
A few weeks after the Cartagena scandal broke, Prieto and Ivens were in Los Angeles during the Obama fundraiser where another plot was being hatched, one that would create a firestorm in the Middle East and lead to the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya by Ansar al-Sharia guerrilla forces. The U.S. compound attackers were associated with Al Qaeda, the always-reliable entity that comes to the assistance of the neocons every time American national security is on the sacrificial altar of the "Temple of Treason."
A 13-minute long trailer for an anti-Islamic film called "The Innocence of Muslims," which depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a sex pervert, was ready to be released on YouTube as the match that would set alight the Middle East. The trailer was filmed the year before as "Desert Warriors" and was the project of an odd consortium of Egyptian Coptic Christians, Hollywood porn movie producers who are Jewish, including Robert Brownell, aka Alan Roberts, and a real estate developer named Jimmy Israel. Brownell, who used a number of porn actors in the movie who were told that the main character was George" and not Mohammed, has produced such "classics" as The Sexpert and The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood. Both Roberts and Israel were associated with Egyptian-American Copts named Sam Bacile, whose real name is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (Screen Actors Guild name Abnob Nakoula Basseley), and Joseph Nasralla Abdelmasih, an anti-Muslim who runs Media for Christ and has connections to anti-Muslim Zionist activists Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, and David Horowitz. Other players in the film production were Steven Klein and Gary Cass, both anti-Muslim Christian fundamentalist activists. At about the same time that Cantor was hosting 80 members of the House in Israel, courtesy of AIPAC, and Petraeus and his paramour Broadwell were taking up residence at Langley, production was underway on the anti-Islamic video being filmed in front of as green screen in Duarte and on the set of what is known as "Baghdad Square," a Middle East war setting located at the Blue Cloud Film Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. Paramount's television division built the set. Paramount TV is part of CBS, which is owned by arch-Zionist Sumner Redstone.
Santa Clarita is up Interstate 5 from Ivens's home in Burbank and due southwest on Highway 14 from Prieto's hometown of Palmdale. After the anti-Muslim video was released it was revealed that the FBI Los Angeles office, where Ivens had worked as a national security and counter-intelligence agent, was investigating the producers of the film. However, the FBI did not indicate when the investigation began and whether Ivens was part of the FBI team looking into the backers of the film.
What could Ivens and Prieto have had in common? Prieto's widow, with whom he was reportedly estranged at the time of his death, although there is no independent verification of that, is Hollywood film executive Ruth Pomerance, someone who would have been privy to the type of Hollywood gossip that would not normally make its way to Washington and to the Secret Service and FBI. Pomerance worked with the movers and shakers of Hollywood as the former head of Michael Ovitz's Artists Management Group, Executive Vice President for Production and Development at USA Films, and Vice-President of Lee Rich Company in New York. Could she have discovered something about the plan to create an incident that would destroy Obama's chances for re-election and imparted that information to her husband, who was sworn to take even a bullet for the president? Did Prieto share the information on the incendiary film with Ivens, a criminal conspiracy so wide that it caused the FBI agent to suffer from anxiety attacks?
Bacile, who also sued the aliases Nicola Bacily and Erwin Salameh, claimed to be an Israeli-American and received funding for the project from 100 Jewish donors. After Bacile was identified as Egyptian Coptic, AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League immediately denounced the reports on Bacile's Jewish connections with the hackneyed "anti-Semitic" refrain. However, it cannot be denied that the "Innocence of Muslims" project involved Jews long associated with Hollywood. And there is a possibility that Ivens and Prieto were both aware of the plot to release the anti-Islam trailer by circles that had been associated with the Republican and military officers' plot against Obama.
Benghazi: the aborted attempt to create a Jimmy Carter Strategy hostage situation
The attempt to create what Romney called a "Jimmy Carter Strategy" at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi was immediately seized upon by Fox News, the Romney campaign, and neocon talking heads as a demonstration of Obama's leadership when faced with a crisis. Romney's attempt during the second debate with Obama to claim that the president never used the term terrorism to describe the attack on the consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management officer Sean Smith, and ex-US Navy SEAL team and likely CIA non-official cover security contractor agents Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. The two ex-SEALs were said to work for a little-known security firm called the Blue Mountain Group. Why was Stevens being protected by contractors in a dangerous war zone? Was it because certain elements within the CIA who were loyal to Petraeus could not be trusted to ensure Stevens's safety? Was Stevens a sacrificial lamb all along in order to embarrass Obama?
The Benghazi compound underwent a five-hour siege that began around 9:42 pm, certainly long enough for the U.S. Navy, AFRICOM, and CIA to react in time to save the staff. The siege was after nightfall and long after normal protesters would have been gathered outside the compound for optimum television coverage. A flash precedence message called a CRITIC was sent from the compound, likely from Sean Smith, the communications specialist, that alerted the chain of command in Washington that what was being experienced was no mere protest engendered by the anti-Muslim video. Benghazi, unlike the scene at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, was a paramilitary operation by seasoned guerrillas. Stevens, before the siege, met with a Turkish envoy who was also a liaison with the Salafist-supported Libyan rebels. Stevens reportedly was trying to gather up portable shoulder-held missile launchers given by him and the CIA to Libyan rebels for use against Muammar Qaddafi's government. The Libyans were transferring the missile launchers to allies within the ranks of the Turkish-supported Syrian rebels. The Libyan army brigade guarding the U.S. compound was said to have been totally infiltrated by Ansar al-Sharia and Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades guerrillas allied with Al Qaeda.
In early September, Petraeus made a secretive trip to Istanbul, Turkey where he met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish MIT intelligence chief Hakan Fidan. Unlike Petraeus's earlier trip to Ankara in March, the CIA chose to meet Turkish officials in Istanbul, a major CIA station that has, in the past, been infiltrated by Mossad moles in the CIA.
Defense Secretary Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey were not informed of the siege and the danger to Stevens for a full hour after the CRITIC message was sent from Stevens to the State Department, White House, Pentagon, NSA, and CIA. Broadwell, in an October 26 speech at her Denver alma mater revealed that the CIA was using the Benghazi annex to hold Libyan militants prisoner. It was from this same annex that the CIA dispatched a rescue team to assist Stevens but only 28 minutes before Panetta, Dempsey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and, assuredly, the White House, had been informed of the attack. The CIA vehemently denied that its annex was being used as a black site. However, the CIA has never admitted to any of its black sites around the world.
Clapper, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who had reportedly tangled with Petraeus in the past, was said to have learned of Petraeus's extramarital affair at 5 pm on Election Day. Clapper, who oversees the CIA, demanded Petraeus resign. However, it is more likely that Clapper, who, like Panetta and Dempsey, are considered loyal to Obama, realized the nature and extent of the Jimmy Carter Strategy and decided it was important to clean house. Even Clapper was likely not aware that Obama would be re-elected at 5 pm on Tuesday.
The relevant question is what the Turkish envoy told Stevens at their meeting prior to the attack. Did the pro-Salafist Turks demand that Stevens release the Libyan militants and did Stevens refuse? Were the militants key to the eventual embassy hostage siege that would be used to destroy Obama's presidency? Did Stevens, like Ivens and Prieto know too much? Has Stevens become a liability that could have exposed part of all of the "Jimmy Carter Strategy" against Obama. These are the questions that congressional investigators should ask witnesses, including Petraeus, Broadwell, and Romney under oath. As for Cantor, the House Ethics Committee should begin an immediate investigation of him and his staff, seizing all emails and files and urging Speaker of the House John Boehner to suspend or fire him as Majority Leader during the ethics investigation. The question is not so much what Cantor knew and when did he know it, but why did he know?
Cantor's staff reporting that the initial report from an FBI "leaker" went to Reichert is dubious. Reichert, a former King's County detective, is a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, not the House Intelligence Committee, which has overall responsibility for the CIA. Reichert was approached by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), now Washington governor-elect, about his mental health following a subdural hematoma after a tree branch struck him on the head in 2010. There were suggestions by his political opponents that Reichert's memory may have been impaired. Reichert insists he is fine but Cantor and his staff would find using Reichert as an initial source for the FBI leak about Petraeus advantageous if the FBI pursues the veracity of Cantor's and his staffs' story.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) was briefed on the Petraeus affair by the FBI prior to his Senate counterpart Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) being informed. Feinstein has complained about being left out initially but she, like the individual being touted as a potential replacement for Petraeus at the CIA, former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) -- who was under investigation for her links to Mossad agents at the Israeli embassy in Washington -- are known to be virtual sieves of U.S. intelligence to Israeli intelligence agents and uncleared individuals heading U.S. Jewish organizations.
General Ham was in a position to order assistance from U.S. naval units off Benghazi's coast but failed to do so from his command post at the Pentagon. British intelligence sources in Benghazi claimed Stevens's compound and the CIA annex were under sustained fire by attackers on two separate occasions, without help arriving from a U.S. Special Forces Commander’s In Extremis Force or CIF deployed from Stuttgart, Ham's permanent AFRICOM headquarters, to Croatia for OPERATION JACKAL STONE, a training exercise. Information on the CIF in Croatia was leaked by Broadwell in her Denver speech but it was also suspiciously reported by Fox News around the same time.
It is clear that whatever Stevens was involved in had to do with the arming or disarming of radical Islamist guerrillas who were active in Libya and Syria and supported by Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Concurrent with the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal, Navy Arabic linguist James Hitselberger, assigned to an unconventional warfare element that is part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain, was charged with violating the Espionage Act for placing classified documents in a publicly-accessible archive called the "James F. Hitselberger Collection" at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Like the University of Denver's Korbel School the Hoover Institution is a nesting ground for neocons. The timing of the October 26 arrest and indictment of Hitselberger, just as the information about Petraeus and Broadwell began to spread among certain circles in Washington, is suspicious. Hitselberger was described as someone who could, with no money or assets, successfully blend into any environment in any country, especially Arab countries like Libya and Syria. Was Hitselberger trafficking in classified documents to aid and abet the conspirators against Obama? Was he privy to Benghazi cables sent to the U.S. embassies in the Salafist-supporting GCC countries?
Romney's role in treason
It is clear why Romney hardly ever lauded the military or veterans during the campaign. Romney's Mormon religion was founded upon treason and insurrection against the U.S. government. The day after the deadly attack on the Benghazi compound, Romney condemned Obama's lack of an immediate response to the attack, even though the lack of a response can now be placed at the doorstep of Petraeus, Ham, and the CIA assets in Benghazi. There were reports out of Libya that U.S. assets were airborne near the compound to repel the insurgents' attack, in what was called "Feet Dry Over Libya" but that there was an order for the forces not to land. Who gave that order? Was it Ham in Washington? Was it Petraeus? Or was it another conspirator in the military or CIA chain-of-command?
It is also suspected that Stevens and his own background may have involved him in covert side assignments for the CIA. Stevens may have been made aware of the use of some CIA and Pentagon assets to plot with Romney against Obama. Stevens, who was said by State Department insiders to have been gay, would have naturally wanted the gay rights-supportive Obama administration to triumph over the retrogressive Republicans and Romney. The killing of Stevens would have eliminated a potential source of information that could have hanged the conspirators and an impediment to proving advanced arms to Syrian rebels from Libyan caches pursuant to the wishes of Ankara, Riyadh, and Doha.
Washington Post fixture Bob Woodward reported that the Romney campaign offered him a "source" with detailed knowledge of the Benghazi attacks during the last week of October. Who may that source have been? A photograph has emerged of Broadwell with Romney campaign strategist Karl Rove on June 11, 2012. They were attending a meeting in Washington, DC of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Two things were odd about Broadwell attending the meeting. She was in her Army uniform at what was, ostensibly, a civilian gathering. And NCSL has been at the forefront of drafting legislation on enacting laws that govern the technology used for elections and the maintenance of voter rolls. Karl Rove attending such a gathering is like putting a fox in a henhouse. And what drew Broadwell to a conference partly focused on election integrity? Her background is in counter-terrorism and national security.
Rove has long been rumored to have close links to certain CIA operations, including those in Sweden. Rove has been a political adviser to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, a conservative who has sidled up to the CIA on issues ranging from the CIA's rendition of Muslims from Swedish soil, CIA use of Swedish airfields for rendition activity, and the attempt by the United States to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face trial in the United States.
The Broadwell connection to Rove is key. The death list of those with a possible connection to the Petraeus scandal does not end with Ivens, Prieto, Stevens, and the other Benghazi personnel. On November 9, mere hours before the Petraeus resignation was reported, the body of a private security guard for Reinfeldt was discovered at the Prime Minister's waterfront Sagerska Palace in Stockholm. The guard, said to be a "familiar face" around the palace, worked for Svensk BevakningsTjänst, Sweden's third largest security company, which is owned by the large conglomerate Axel Johnson AB. Renfeldt and his family were not home at the time of the death, which was said to have been caused by an "accidental" or "self-inflicted" gun shot. Is there a connection between the suspicious death of the private guard for Rove's friend Reinfeldt and Obama's Secret Service agent and the FBI agent in Los Angeles? Did one or more of them know too much?
Petraeus girl friend with Karl Rove, June 11, 2012.
Obama never allowed himself to be drawn into the trap laid for him over Benghazi by Romney, Rove, disloyal military officers, and some CIA elements. There are indications the conspiracy against Obama was large. The same day that Petraeus resigned, officially over an "extramarital affair," Christopher Kubisek, the incoming CEO of America's largest defense contractor, Lockeed Martin, was fired by the company's board for a "close, personal relationship" with a subordinate.
If such a series of resignations and forced retirements were to occur in other countries, the CIA would call them a government purge. Former CIA officer Robert Baer said in an interview that he knew of past CIA directors who had extramarital affairs but the FBI had never been called in to investigate. WMR has reported on a past extramarital affair involving CIA director Michael Hayden with a subordinate female Air Force Lieutenant Colonel while he was director of NSA. The FBI was never called in to investigate. Baer may have been referring to Hayden, as well as other past CIA directors.
Petraeus may have been faced with two choices: resigning in disgrace over his "affair" or being prosecuted for treason. He and, presumably others, like Ham and Gaouette, took the easy way out and resigned. Their oath upon being commissioned is succinct:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Under Article 90 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, during times of war -- and we are always told we are in a permanent war on terrorism -- a military member who willfully disobeys a superior can be sentenced to death. Petraeus is hoping to be named President of Princeton University rather than face a firing squad.
Petraeus has a chance to clear his name to a degree. Just as Marine Corps General Smedley Butler was approached by treasonous Republicans who wanted to oust President Franklin Roosevelt in a coup in 1934, playing along with the plotters until he could amass enough evidence to rat them out to the Congress, Petraeus is in a position to identify the treasonous plotters of 2012. They obviously include Cantor, Rove, Romney, Ham, and others who are, as yet, unidentified. If Petraeus remains silent, he will forever be known by his other handle given to him by his military subordinates: "General Betray Us."
|. WMR Petraeus indiscretion may be linked to "October Surprise" plot November 9-11, 2012 -- LATE EDITION|
CIA director General David Petraeus, lauded by neo-cons for his marshaling of troops in contrived military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and, in support of the "global war on terror," throughout the Arab and Muslim world as the chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), resigned suddenly on November 9. Petraeus claimed that he was resigning over an extra-marital affair. Petreaus graduated from West Point in 1974 and soon married Holly Knowlton, the daughter of General William Knowlton, the superintendent of West Point while Petraeus was a cadet. Petraeus has been married to his wife for 37 years,
The Washington spin machine is claiming that President Obama first heard about Petraeus's affair and his intent to resign on the evening of November 8. However, a few weeks ago, Petraeus attended a Canadian embassy screening of the movie "Argo," which depicts the CIA's rescue of Americans in Tehran during the U.S. embassy siege. Petraeus was said by several other attendees to be preoccupied with other matters and totally disinterested in the film that received kudos from current and former CIA rank-and-file. There is a belief by many in the intelligence community that Petraeus's affair was already known to the White House weeks ago but that it was decided that his resignation would be tendered after the November 6 election to avoid another scandal on top of the festering Benghazi consulate attack. Moreover, the Petraeus scandal and the siege of the U.S. compound in Benghazi may be linked.
Paula Broadwell, the co-author along with The Washington Post's Vernon Loeb, of Petraeus's biography titled All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, has been under investigation by the FBI for trying to access Petraeus's e-mail, possibly while Petraeus's CIA-issued secure personal digital assistant and/or laptop were left unattended during trysts. The FBI, according to some media reports, has indicated that neither Petraeus nor Broadwell, who also served as an Army officer and is a married West Point graduate with two sons, face criminal charges. WMR has reported in the past that Loeb is a frequent target of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance as a result of his publication of leaks from intelligence sources.
Broadwell is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves. She traveled several times to Afghanistan where she was "embedded" with Petraeus's units. Broadwell has also studied Arabic. She teaches at West Point, serves as a research staffer at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and is currently working on her PhD at King’s College in London.
Neo-cons, who had hoped Petraeus would have run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and challenged President Obama, expressed anger over Obama's acceptance of Petraeus's letter of resignation. Chief among Petraeus's defenders was the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, who has called Petraeus "my dear General Petraeus," also felt Petraeus should have stayed on at the CIA.
However, Petraeus had his enemies and many were from his own ranks. Petraeus's first combat command was not until after he was a general at the age of 50 when he was put in command of the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003. Prior to that time, Petraeus was called a "pencil sharpening" general, having mainly served on staffs and attending Princeton for his PhD and Georgetown University. In 2004, Petraeus became the first commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) and was responsible for training Iraqi police, army, and security service personnel. Under his command, thousands of U.S. weapons were lost and many ended up in the hands of Iraqi insurgents. There were also questionable contracts awarded to U.S. and Iraqi businesses, such as Custer Battles and Blackwater, that had close links to top Republicans.
It has been reported that in Iraq, Petraeus was known as "King David," however, the appellation had little to do with his royal persona and more to do with his fealty to the neo-cons and Israel. One of Petraeus's chief backers was the late Democratic Representative Tom Lantos of California, an arch-Zionist supporter of Israel. Petraeus re-wrote Army counter-insurgency doctrine, which became known as the Petraeus Doctrine. Two words sum up the Petraeus Doctrine: surges and drones.
Although it is too early to ascertain why the FBI was investigating Broadwell, there is some informed speculation from intelligence professionals that the Mitt Romney campaign had inside help in arranging for a Jimmy Carter-like "October Surprise" to deny Obama a second term. It was the Iran hostage situation in 1980 and a Reagan-Bush mole inside the National Security Council who tipped off the Republicans about last-minute negotiations between Carter's team and Iran to release the U.S. hostages that cost Carter re-election. The name of the mole was Robert Gates, on loan from the CIA to the White House. Gates was a loyalist of former CIA director Bush.
Petraeus, with his close connections to the GOP and the neo-cons, may have attracted the wrong type of girl friend whose access to classified CIA information may have played a role in the bungled CIA operation that resulted in the deaths of four Americans at a CIA safe house facility in Benghazi, officially identified as the U.S. Consulate. The dead included the U.S. ambassador to Libya Christoper Stevens, an individual who was also connected to the CIA through "official cover" status.
When the FBI was ordered to plug leaks about the Benghazi situation, the bureau discovered some leaks were coming from high-level CIA sources, possibly including Petraeus's unattended laptop and PDA.
|Afghanistan, Libya -- Rendition|
|WMR A 9/11 anniversary Israeli provocation "Innocence of Muslims," September 12-13, 2012 --|
|There is very little difference between Los Angeles-based Israeli
real estate developer Sam Bacile and the five "dancing Israelis" who
were arrested by New Jersey police in the hours after the 9/11 attack.
The infamous "dancing Israelis" were discovered to have Arab-style
clothing in their Urban Moving System Systems van, searched by New
Jersey police and FBI agents hours after the Israelis were witnessed at
Liberty State Park in Jersey City "high-fiving" each other after they
filmed the first aircraft strike the North Tower of the World Trade
On the 11th anniversary of 9./11, Bacile released on Youtube a 13-minute trailer for a two hour anti-Muslim short movie, titled "Innocence of Muslims," depicting the Prophet Mohammed as insane, a fraud, and as a sex pervert. A donkey is portrayed as the "first Muslim animal." Israel's signature in the production of the movie is clear. Israeli propagandists often use animals to depict those most revered by Muslims and Christians. The recent painting of graffiti stating "Jesus in a monkey" on a Trappist monastery in Jerusalem has not been fully investigated by the Israeli government, which includes in its coalition Orthodox Jewish political parties that are vehemently anti-Christian and Muslim.
In an interview with The Times of Israel, Bacile echoed the anti-Christian nature of Netanyahu's political allies in stating, "The main problem is I am the first one to put on the screen someone who is (portraying) Muhammad. It makes them mad,” Bacile said. “But we have to open the door. After 9/11 everybody should be in front of the judge, even Jesus, even Muhammad.” Bacile further riled up Muslims with his statement: "Islam is a cancer, period."
Anti-American riots broke out in Egypt and Libya and rioters stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the American consulate in Benghazi. U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, who formerly was the U.S. representative to the Libyan National Transition Council that overthrew Muammar Qaddafi, was killed along with four other U.S. diplomatic personnel, by rioters.
An on-line statement posted by the U.S. embassy in Cairo stated the embassy "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.” Under pressure from Republicans, the Obama White House has disavowed embassy's statement. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized the embassy statement as being "disgraceful" and suggested that it sympathized with those who stormed the U.S. embassy.
Bacile said he received financing for the movie from 100 Jewish donors. It is not known whether the donors included Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson. The gambling magnate has pumped tens of millions of dollars into the campaigns of Republican candidates, including the pro-Israel Newt Gingrich and Romney, Binyamin Netanyahu's friend and one-time colleague at the Boston Consulting Group. The release of the movie clip on YouTube comes amid the refusal of the White House to meet with Netanyahu during his visit to the United States at the end of the month. Netanyahu has attempted to box in the Obama administration by claiming Obama has pressured Israel not to launch a pre-election military attack on Iran.
The movie's production costs were around $5 million. Bacile is unapologetic about the consequences of his movie. Bacile blamed the attacks and deaths of American diplomats on poor U.S. embassy security. Bacile claims he doesn;t know who dubbed his video clip into Arabic. Israel's immense propaganda apparatus is more than capable of translating English into Arabic and vice versa, often incorrectly in order to achieve maximum propaganda value.
The film's production also involves Florida "pastor" Terry Jones, the infamous self-styled Christian evangelist who threatened to burn the Koran in 2010. Jones, the head of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, canceled his plans to burn Islam's holy book after the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, said the act would endanger U.S. military forces in Afghanistan. However, anti-American demonstrations broke out throughout Afghanistan and at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. However, in 2011, Jones did burn the Koran at his Gainesville "church" after he held a "trial" for the book.
In 2005, the Danish paper Jyllands Posten published a number of cartoons that irreverently depicted the Prophet Mohammed, including one that showed Mohammed wearing a turban and throwing a bomb. Anti-Danish and anti-Western riots broke out around the world and the violence resulted in a number of deaths in Afghanistan, India, and Benghazi, Libya. On January 5, 2010, WMR reported: "The editor who was instrumental in publishing the cartoons is the cultural editor of the Aarhus-based Jyllands-Posten, Flemming Rose, who worked in Washington, DC as a correspondent of the Copenhagen newspaper Berlingske Tidende. He has been a habitué of the neocon citadel in Washington, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Rose has denied being Jewish."
Bacile stated, "Islam is a cancer, period." Israeli propaganda outlets have also tried to suggest that the anti-Islam movie was partly the work of Egyptian Coptic Christians, which is clearly an attempt to stoke the flames of inter-religious warfare in Egypt between the majority Muslim population and the country's 10 percent Coptic minority. Leaders of Egypt's Copts have denied any association with the Israeli propaganda movie, although Bacile's propaganda film involves Morris Sadek, an expatriate Egyptian Copt.
Romney and other Republicans wasted no time in attacking President Obama in what appears to be a replay of the 1979-80 U.S. hostage situation at the American embassy in Tehran. The Iran hostage situation was used by the Reagan-Bush campaign to embarrass President Jimmy Carter and contributed to Carter's defeat in a landslide in the 1980s presidential election. It was later discovered that members of the Reagan campaign, including George H.W. Bush, secretly negotiated with Iran to keep the American hostages until after the November presidential election.
Adelson funds a number of Israeli media outlets that are playing up Obama's perceived "weakness" in dealing with the anti-American riots in Cairo and Benghazi. Chief among the outlets is the pro-Netanyahu paper Israel HaYom, which is distributed free throughout Israel. In its coverage of the anti-U.S. riots in Egypt and Cairo, Adelson's paper tried to link Bacile's movie to anti-Muslim Christians instead of Israel. A September 12 article in the newspaper stated: "A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted 'Worshippers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Muhammad alone.'"
Abraham Foxman, the head of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which often pressures YouTube to remove video clips that are considered anti-Semitic, has been silent on the "Innocence of Muslims" movie and its Jewish financial backers.
One person who is not silent is Kristen Breitweiser, whose husband was killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. In a September 12 article in the Huffington Post, titled, "Libyan Consulate Attack: Who's to Blame?" Breitweiser asks the question that many are posing: "Who are the alleged 'over 100 Jewish donors' who financed this film? Will they be sending their condolences to the families of the four Americans killed because of their film? Will they in any way be publicly held accountable for their support of this film and its message?" Breitweiser's question is important. Revealing the list of the Jewish donors will go a long way in identifying the culprits behind this most recent Israeli provocation, timed to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary. Breitweiser points to the obvious element of the anti-Muslim provocation: "In effect, in my opinion, somebody 'pushed' this film out there to incite and spread hatred and rage in the Middle East on September 11th, and the identity of the person or organization behind this plot should be exposed and held accountable."
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