Monday, November 12, 2012

Petraeus' Betrayal

Antiwar.com's Justin Raimondo "establishes a context that goes far beyond the titillating details of the alleged affair between Petraeus and Broadwell" — A Covert Affair: Petraeus Caught in the Honeypot? An excerpt:
    o who would have an interest in getting rid of Petraeus? Here’s where the Cantor connection comes in. The tip by an anonymous “FBI employee” that wound up in Cantor’s office two weeks ago came through Rep. David Reichert, Republican of Washington state, who has a friend who knows the whistleblower. Cantor then spoke to the whistleblower directly, who put him in touch with FBI Director Mueller.

    Cantor is a great friend of Israel, and Petraeus — not so much. The General was attacked, as you’ll recall, by partisans of the Lobby, including Abe Foxman, when he delivered testimony before Congress citing Israel as a strategic liability in the Middle East. As the executor of the new Obamaite policy of sidling up to Islamists, not only in Libya but also in Syria and Egypt, Petraeus was no doubt seen by the Israelis as an enemy to be neutralized.

    Broadwell’s affiliation with the Jebsen Center, and the Center’s connection to the neoconservative network, sets the scene: a young, attractive woman with impeccable national security credentials throws herself at Petraeus, and he takes the bait. Whether she’s been recruited by a foreign intelligence agency at this point or not is irrelevant: he’s already put himself in a vulnerable position, and there are any number of actors on the international stage more than willing to press their advantage.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I am very surprised he would let this happen. I almost wonder if they set him up for worse and then told him they'd only throw this at him instead so long as he fell on his own sword.

I also wonder what the whole Ron Brown thing was about years ago.

These guys be gansta's yo. Live by the sword and whatnot.

Koo Day THA?

November 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM  

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