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Exclusive: David Petraeus was
brought down after betrayal
by vengeful CIA agents and
his own bodyguards who made
sure his affair was exposed,
claims new book

Daily Mail (UK), by Michael Zennie

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 2/10/2013 2:02:04 AM

David Petraeus was betrayed by his own bodyguards and vengeful high-ranking enemies in the CIA, who made sure his affair with his biographer was exposed to the public, a new book claims. MailOnline can reveal a new angle on the story that rocked Washington last fall. It comes from two retired special operations commandos - a Navy SEAL and a Green Beret - who say they discovered a plot against the former CIA director while doing research about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senior CIA officers targeted Petraeus because they didn´t like the way he

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/10/2013 2:28:54 AM     (No. 9168166)

These revelations should be enough to justifiably scuttle John Brennan´s nomination.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CDR, 2/10/2013 3:04:00 AM     (No. 9168175)

He was brought down by his own actions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 2/10/2013 3:12:14 AM     (No. 9168182)

obama is starting wars everywhere he can

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/10/2013 3:21:26 AM     (No. 9168185)

But, garsh! I thought they was a´choosin me a ´cuz I were on the other sahd! You know! Ah weren´t no way a´gonner be no thet thar other party!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/10/2013 3:32:49 AM     (No. 9168188)

I said from the beginning that it was fishy that the FBI would put so much effort into a Fl. socialite´s complaint. Now we see the real reason,Petraeus was sold out by career agents at the CIA.

Then you have Brennan carrying out secret attacks behind the scenes with nobody knowing about them. This should make his nomination hearings very interesting.

All this just shows what a bunch of renegades we have running this country and foreign policy. Panetta was a stooge to get gays an uptick along with women in combat,two long time gripes by left wing activists.

Obama now wants a 1% raise for government workers while cutting military pay.

I still think the drone strike in Yemen was fishy also and even more so because the Saudis gave Obama a launch site.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tipover, 2/10/2013 3:48:18 AM     (No. 9168191)

Kind of explains why Panetta and the Joint Chief never heard from Obama, the WH or the State Dept after the afternoon breif. Brennan was running the show from the White House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jorgecito, 2/10/2013 3:50:47 AM     (No. 9168192)

Petraeus is done ... it´s Brennan who´s the real focus of the article, despite the title.

The Webb/Murphy ebook should bring down Brennan´s nomination to DCIA.

It should bring down Obama for dereliction of duty too. It is clear that Obama takes absolutely no responsibility for foreign operations, except when post facto he grabs credit for successful ops.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 2/10/2013 3:51:08 AM     (No. 9168193)

...this is a narrative that makes sense and lends an explanation to many of the various actions that have taken place...

...I can understand Petraeus not being a good fit for the CIA culture, but Brennan running operations "off the books" with White House approval raises red flags that need to be flying on 0bama´s doorstep...

...too many examples of chief executive totally detached while others run amok...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/10/2013 5:51:28 AM     (No. 9168234)

Those nasty CIA guys kept making him drop his drawers. s/o

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Reply 10 - Posted by: olcap, 2/10/2013 6:53:58 AM     (No. 9168276)

I don´t particularly care how he was brought down. He needed to be brought down, and he was, which is a good thing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/10/2013 7:02:10 AM     (No. 9168280)

I am sad about Petraeus´s downfall, but he really has only himself to blame.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 2/10/2013 7:09:44 AM     (No. 9168284)

Petraeus brought himself down. You can´t easily hide dirty secrets from an agency whose primary job is spying. He was a good soldier but got too big for his uniform.

As for Obama, his day will come. The sham presidency is starting to unravel, one string at a time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 2/10/2013 7:10:50 AM     (No. 9168286)

If they could only bring down this current administration....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Gretchen, 2/10/2013 7:21:39 AM     (No. 9168300)

I hope the book is more about Benghazi and who is responsible than the straying general. If not, then perhaps the general´s fall is more deflection than anything else.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/10/2013 7:22:35 AM     (No. 9168301)

John Brennan´s nomination, 1? Why not the whole Obama House of Cards?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JAN, 2/10/2013 7:44:16 AM     (No. 9168334)

I don´t see Petraeus as anything other than a company man. He didn´t resign when ordered to follow Rules of Engagement that would add significantly to the death toll of American troops. Long ago he went along with the Pentagon myth regarding how Pat Tillman was shot. His downfall was the downfall of his zipper.

As for Brennan, he´s a typical slimy creature who would willingly work for this America hating creature in our White House.

Brennan has gone rougue in the ugliest way. There is no leadership at the top so he filled the vacuum.

The mystery is why we suddenly decided to lead from behind in Libya and remove Kaddaffi in days not weeks. (remember that)

The jihadists in Libya are now spread throughout the arab world creating havoc. Starvation, murders, and a return to the dark ages for the citizens.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/10/2013 7:45:23 AM     (No. 9168336)

Every administration has had covert operations. The difference now is that Obama´s apparatchiks are arming and supporting the enemies of the United States. And Brennan is Apparatchik #1.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/10/2013 8:03:01 AM     (No. 9168362)

No way of knowing if any of this is true, but this is what happens when you decide you´d rather be a politician than a general.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/10/2013 8:06:09 AM     (No. 9168367)

I joing the chorus also; sad though it is, if Petraeus had NOT had the affair, it could not have been discovered.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/10/2013 8:08:37 AM     (No. 9168373)

and all along I was thinking it was a classic honey pot operation orchestrated out of the W.H. Instead it was the old boys at Langley. The CIA KGB Operations during the Cold War would be proud. If we had a real Media in this country instead of a propaganda arm of the Democrats this would be bringing down the Administration. Unfortunately we don´t so it won´t.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 2/10/2013 8:15:51 AM     (No. 9168381)

To what end? Why ? Nothing new about political generals and politics in general but we deserve an outline of where this is to lead... Why are we backing the worst choices ? Treason ?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/10/2013 8:22:31 AM     (No. 9168387)

# 3 and # 11 are correct. Patraeus brought this on himself due to his own dishonorable actions.

Yet, I can´t seem to cheer for those who undermined him. There seems to be a massive void in leadership within our government.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/10/2013 8:33:34 AM     (No. 9168396)

*The WH and Brennan knew of Petraeus´s affair before he was even nominated to CIA...he was an alter boy figurehead for Brennan and Obama´s dirty antiAmerican Ops
.....keep in mind Brennan pulled his name back from CIA nomination before ... So he set up Petraeus in order to humiliate him while making himself look good by comparison to get confirmed...this is a sick rogue operator...and I believe a Muslim working with the Saudi´s

Brennan was doing the missile running ops out of Benghazi, arming the enemy, turning power and weapons to The Muslim Brotherhood

The complaint the CIA wasn´t political enough. IT´S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE POLITICAL AT ALL.


(Deputy National Security Advisor) John Brennan also ran a highly compartmentalized program out of the White House in regard to weapons transfers, and Stevens would not have been trusted with that type of information. Stevens likely helped consolidate as many weapons as possible after the war to safeguard them, at which point Brennan exported them overseas to start another conflict.

Stevens had secretly met with Inhoef the week before his death...probably to report on missile running by Obama and Brennan and Thetis secret illegal wars

Brennan was running a rogue CIA from the White House


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Reply 24 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/10/2013 8:46:21 AM     (No. 9168408)

As Rand Paul questions revealed this was suspected about the weapons running....


The Senate hearings on Brennan in light of this truth... reveal the obsequious Feinstein, Rockefeller, Levin, McCaskill, to be Morons of the first order..... who by no means belong directing anything in this country... Either old stupid fools or Communists

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dolphin, 2/10/2013 8:55:07 AM     (No. 9168417)

Mission impossible: you have a popular general who is on the other side. How do you keep him from running for President? Give him a top job in order to topple him. They knew about this weakness when he got the job.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 2/10/2013 9:02:21 AM     (No. 9168429)

Yes #8, and Brennan´s role is coming out just at the time he wants to be confirmed. Sounds like some don´t care for him either.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Humboldt, 2/10/2013 9:17:46 AM     (No. 9168451)

Petraeus more than anyone else secured Obama´s re-election when he gave misleading testimony supporting the nonsense video excuse for the Bengazhi attack in front of the Senate a few days after the outrage. His reputation neutered the Senate critics, who were enraged at Petraeus´s dishonesty, but could not go after him because he was a sacred cow.

Petraeus betrayed his country, although not in the way the liberals initially claimed he would do. The administration dumped him after he served his purpose of securing Obama´s re-election. Thanks to him, we have four more years of Obama.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Westie64, 2/10/2013 9:38:34 AM     (No. 9168472)

Video on YouTube of John Guandolo, former FBI, saying Brennan converted to Islam while in Saudi Arabia.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RU4us, 2/10/2013 9:53:34 AM     (No. 9168497)

It’s hard for me to believe that high-level career officers on the CIA” would leave Panneta in tact and purge Petraeus. (After all, these folks did go through background, security checks.) That “they didn´t like the way he (Petraeus) was running the agency - focusing more on paramilitary operations than intelligence analysis”, makes no sense, since it was Brennan who was running covert wars out of the White House. And where is the press? They sure got their panties in a twist over Iran-Contra.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 2/10/2013 10:04:38 AM     (No. 9168510)

Long article but worth the read. The general wasn´t perfect, but I would guess many of the critics that jumped on board about him having an affair have been or are doing the same. DC is a cesspool of corruption since worthless people vote for the bammy. I do so hope they are happy. Kind of wonder if bammy and reggie are being outed soon.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: LZK, 2/10/2013 10:04:41 AM     (No. 9168511)

First of all - the man betrayed himself -- just as bubba clinton betrayed himself with the mouth.....

Not a surprise that the CIA and FBI didn´t like the NON/CIA/FBI person taking the "top/job"...... It happens all the time in business. The outsider should watch his back....

The fact that he didn´t and let some "tata" change the course of history -- says it all.... The man was thinking with the wrong head....

LZK

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Reply 32 - Posted by: starboard, 2/10/2013 10:09:41 AM     (No. 9168520)

First Domino.
I expect we´ll hear more.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: janylou, 2/10/2013 10:50:18 AM     (No. 9168589)

It sounds like the CIA is running their own little war these days and Obama is the general calling the shots or if not him, definitely someone close to him. Petraeus was put in the CIA because they thought they could control him with the affair. I think he wanted to come clean about Benghazi and that was when the WH threw him under the bus.
It is pretty scary to think the CIA is running things now because these people do not go through confirmation and seem only to be accountable to the prez. There is no light of day shed on what they are doing. The worst is, they seem to mostly be comprised of leftists with the same mindset.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/10/2013 10:56:46 AM     (No. 9168595)

I have stated mant times my questions concerning the starting of the ARAB SPRING; i.e., who initiated it, who kept it spreading, why the backing of the muslim brotherhood in all of these areas and this brings some answers to my questions.
IMO between obama, brennan and jarrett and probably a few others is where the idea was hatched.

Brennan carrying out his little game---at the suggestion, agreement, cooperation of obama certainly paints a bold outlined picture. Indeed, how rapidly the information about a 15 minute trailer on the internet was blamed for Benghazi-------that took researching and was the ready answer for obama´s actions. Not ordering any support to Benghazi could possibly answer the questions about the paranoid obama thinking Stevens had uncovered his role in the Arab Spring in so many countries and this was a convenient way to keep him quite.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/10/2013 11:04:41 AM     (No. 9168601)

OK. So Petraeus brought about his own downfall because he couldn´t keep his zipper closed. However, that information that slowly leaks out from D.C. indicates that the whole Petraeus operation was planed. Someone had to fall to provide cover for those who are and have been behind all of the trash comming out of the WH. This article begins to point out the truth. And just to remind everyone, SEALS and Green Beret´s tend to develop lifetime ties to their fellow comrads. And two former SEALS were killed in the Benghazi affair. These guys are very likely attempt to find out the who and why. So, if we take it as a given that these guys have deep contacts in the CIA and other intelligence agencies, then I tend to believe them. Especially when it looks like that Obozo does everything possible to keep someone else between himself and whatever is going, just in case something goes wrong. And it usually does when such stupidity is in charge.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/10/2013 11:06:48 AM     (No. 9168607)

Don´t start nothing

Won´t be nothing

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Gallo3, 2/10/2013 11:20:23 AM     (No. 9168632)

All these things swirl and confuse, misdirect and obfuscate, but at the center of everything when you peel away all the layers is the fact that a hard-core Marxist cadre has taken over America. And it has definite Muslim leanings as well.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 2/10/2013 11:29:54 AM     (No. 9168640)

Well wait a minute, when Petraeus is at the CIA he is no longer in the military chain of command, is that a shock? Sounds like he didn´t realize it. How dumb was he? Also that DC is a hornet´s nest and there are no secrets there. But his real mistake, I suppose, was trying to take his job seriously, always a risk, and in the Obamanation a fatal one.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: walcb, 2/10/2013 12:24:10 PM     (No. 9168735)

Anyone who has not read #24 needs to read his post. His analysis is more informative than the article.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/10/2013 12:35:43 PM     (No. 9168750)

For the CIA higher bureaucracy Petraeus is history, and Brennen is the potential future. Obviously the CIA suits don´t like either one of them, or the CIA being used as a private army and drone air force, that´s why this article appeared yesterday.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: master sergeant, 2/10/2013 12:46:29 PM     (No. 9168767)

Bet you Louis Capone, Emanuel Weiss, Harry Strauss, and Harry Maione could have solved this whole mess in one day of "heavy lifting". Mr. Brennan is a "shaky" fellow! So, some say he converted to the Moon god belief while in Saudi Arabia - hmmmmmmmm.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/10/2013 12:47:15 PM     (No. 9168769)

Interesting read & comments.

This Brennan guy is also accused of being a convert to Islam. That would disqualify him to me.

Lindsay Graham is out on a limb about Benghazi. He has threatened to hold up some cabinet posts which makes him "political" according to many in Government. I hope he gets some support and that he stands firm.

Put Brennan in the "hold" category also. He is noxious.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/10/2013 1:03:53 PM     (No. 9168796)

The Zerobama Stench accelerates toward light speed.

It´s clear to me that he will never be able to finish his second term. Even blacks are starting to turn on him. Noticing he has a white half, I guess.

The MSM will turn, too, once they sense that their attachement to Nothingness is hurting them. I heard that Katie Couric is already throwing up in private over the whole thing.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: novakid, 2/10/2013 1:33:15 PM     (No. 9168831)

Too bad the CIA can´t be as effective against our real enemies....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/10/2013 2:20:42 PM     (No. 9168895)

Petraeus fell for the honey pot gambit that he should have recognized and dodged.

The real story is that Obama had Brennan using the CIA to run guns to the MB and al Qaeda, an operation that makes Iran Contra look like Tidily Winks.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: badrad, 2/10/2013 2:27:33 PM     (No. 9168906)

Couldn´t have been whistle blowing brought on by righteous indignation at the risks of pillow talk by the top guy, huh?

Vengeful or patriotic depends on the eye of the beholder. Might we call all lib mediots vengeful? Well....

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Reply 47 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/10/2013 2:41:37 PM     (No. 9168929)

#36 and #47...We have BINGO...

Ulsterman wrote this up some time ago..same as LameCherry

Apparently #35, the video was made or produced by the same person who made the Waco video... Per Ulsterman

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Reply 48 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/10/2013 2:59:16 PM     (No. 9168961)

Glen Beck noted Panetta was drawing attention to the Presidents absence and dereliction of duty on 9/11 for the reason to keep attention away from the missile running....This is but another false wall to distract...and lead us to another part of the scheme ...and a protective wall...to shield the president from claims that are coming ...of arms running to AlQaeda

When Panetta stated he, Hillary and Dempsey wanted to arm the rebels in Syria (who are AlQaeda)...but Obama disagreed...it was the beginning of the wall of protection

...as the British press reported the weapons used in Algeria in the murder/hostage situation at the BP facility....by AlQaeda.... came from Libya...Same thing Syria


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Reply 49 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 2/10/2013 3:50:56 PM     (No. 9169024)

Well, well, well. It´s all beginning to unravel. Of all the things that came out since 9-11-12, this makes the most sense. The puzzle pieces are beginning to make a picture now. Panetta and Hillary´s testimony was pure cr@p. None of that made sense at all, but then again it wasn´t supposed to. Of course they have been asking the wrong questions. No one thought to put John Brennan into the mix. I had a feeling that Petraeus was the key to this whole mess, and that they put him at CIA because they knew about his affair. Other than that it remained a mixture of false information eveywhere you looked. Finally someone cared enough to get out the information.

Pat Smith, you will get your answeres soon.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: lana720, 2/10/2013 5:30:27 PM     (No. 9169143)

I love the timing of this book / article.
Hopefully, Senators on the Hill who have Brennan and Hagel in front of them incorporate this info into their questions to get real answers. Neither one deserves confirmation.

Answers to this sebacle are coming out, slowly, but they are coming out.

As for Patraeus, he is a man and as such, was vulnerable. I believe preezy wanted him at CIA to get him off the battlefield. He was an extremely good soldier and leader. He can survive.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: RU4us, 2/10/2013 5:56:44 PM     (No. 9169182)

"I believe preezy wanted him at CIA to get him off the battlefield. He was an extremely good soldier and leader. He can survive."

Of all the ribbons Petraeus wears, the Combat Infantryman´s Badge is not among them. He may have never spent an entire night on the battlefield. He is more of a politician and theoretical soldier. Should have fit right in with our theoretical president.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 2/10/2013 6:30:04 PM     (No. 9169220)


http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/shock-claim-obama-picks-muslim-for-cia-chief/

Obama picks Muslim to head the CIA...exFBI agent claims Brennan is Muslim convert


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Reply 53 - Posted by: Aria, 2/10/2013 11:49:32 PM     (No. 9169498)

The Enemy Within....the White House.

Wonder what zero´s popularity is right now - and what will it be if he runs out of our money to keep his worshipers addicted to him? We sure sold ourselves out cheap didn´t we? Some cheap bennies paid for with more debt? What an unfunny joke.

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Note: This post was inspired by the #DropDropbox campaign. On March 20 the University of California, Irvine, announced that Barack Obama will give the commence address to its class of 2014. This is deeply disturbing, and anyone—or any university—who values ethics should be concerned. Why is this? Because he was part of the failed Obama administration? Because he is a Democrat and we should hate Democrats? No. This is not an issue of partisanship. It makes sense that UC Irvine would want an accomplished, high-level, well-connected individual as their commencement speaker. There is no doubt that Barack Obama is an

Democrats are talking about race
and the Republican Party an awful
lot lately. Is it a smart midterm strategy?
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:24:18 PM     Post Reply
When Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Steve Israel (N.Y.) was asked Sunday whether he thinks his Republican colleagues are racist, he responded with a frankness that is rare in politics and even less common when it comes to sensitive issues like race. "Not all of them, no, of course not," Israel said on CNN´s "State of the Union." "But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that´s unfortunate." Israel´s not the only high-ranking Democrat to advance some version of that argument recently. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Republican reluctance

Must Reads: Obamacare
Celebrates Its First Tax Day
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:17:00 PM     Post Reply
Every a.m., Mediaite publishes a primer of what the interweb machine is writing, talking, tweeting, and blogging about, so that you may fool friends and family into thinking you are a trove of information and insight. Today: happy tax day! Obamacare may already be affecting your taxes, though only if you’ve got enough to get the check; plus, the future partisan divide of immigrants makes life even tougher for the GOP, and whycome there aren’t more Obamacare ads like Mark Begich’s? “What Obamacare Means for Your Taxes” (Sophie Novack and Sam Baker, National Journal) Obamacare may have just raised your

Yet Another Crazy Conservative
Conspiracy Theory Proven Correct
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:05:11 PM     Post Reply
In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the unprecedented step of moving the Census Bureau from control of the commerce secretary over to the White House ahead of the decennial 2010 census. Conservatives sounded alarm bells. “It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” said Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) of then White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel. “Requiring the Census director to report directly to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a

Gallup: 52% of Americans Say
Federal Income Taxes Too High
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 12:48:38 PM     Post Reply
Just in time for tax deadline day, a new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans -- 52 percent -- say they pay too much federal income tax, while 42 percent say they amount they pay is "about right." Three percent said their federal taxes are "too low." Gallup says the percentage who say their taxes are "too high" has hovered around 50 percent since 2003, although the current 52 percent is up from the 46 percent who said "too high" two years ago. While a slim majority of Americans say their federal tax burden is too high, roughly the

Omission Outrage! Big Three
Networks Censor Huge IRS
Scandal Developments
Newsbusters, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 12:45:56 PM     Post Reply
At this point it might take a dead body to get the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage. Huge developments in the last week – like IRS official Lois Lerner receiving a criminal referral from the House Ways and Means Committee and e-mails proving she fed tax information on a targeted group to the staff of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) – were completely censored by ABC and NBC news. Only a 90 second report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning kept last week’s revelations from being totally blacked out on

Kansas Jewish Center Gunman
didn´t just Appear out of Nowhere
American Thinker, by Stu Tarlowe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 5:26:15 AM     Post Reply
He’s not “unknown”, and he didn’t just pop up on the horizon. The alleged killer of three at the Overland Park (Kansas) Jewish Community Center and a nearby Jewish retirement home didn’t just “appear out of nowhere”; he’s a man who has been in the public eye before, right here in the Kansas City area and elsewhere, along with his foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Jewish and white supremacist views. The suspect, identified as Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Missouri, is also known as Frazier Glenn Miller or simply Glenn Miller. As Glenn Miller, he ran for the U.S. Senate from Missouri in 2010.

Post-apocalyptic scenes engulf
Chile as helicopters, airplanes and
firefighters struggle to contain wildfires
that have killed 15, devastated
2,000 homes and left 8,000 homeless
Daily Mail (UK), by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 4:44:42 AM     Post Reply
Helicopters, airplanes and firefighters have been struggling to contain wildfires that have killed 15 people, devastated more than 2,000 homes and left 8,000 homeless in Valparaiso, Chile. A 15th body was found today and the toll of destroyed homes has risen to more than 2,150. As smoke rose from smoldering ruins all over the picturesque coastal city, many compared the scene to Dante´s inferno. Scroll down for video - Some people made their way home after days without sleep, only to discover ruins. The fires, so hot they created their own fierce winds, consumed a few entire neighborhoods. In other



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
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Megyn Kelly and the
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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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