In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Powell is an ingrate to the republican party and looks for excuses to disavow them. Plus he loves his invitations to the cocktail circuits.I´m sure he doesn´t have a problem with Obama gutting the military.
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Johnny Angle, 8/5/2013 6:57:26 AM (No. 9458834)
Who else had access to those emails? Well, who monitors all emails? What a coincidence, Petraeus, too. The vulnerable generals. Who else is vulnerable? Any Supreme Court Justices? Speakers of the House?
Finally. The rest of the United States gets to see the same Colin Powell the Army has observed for many years. The faithless Powell serves Colin, first and always.
Many, many retired Colonels are reading this and smiling this morning. They always knew "what goes around, comes around." Said Colonels just thought they would never get to see it happen so brilliantly to the Great Colin Powell. Hehehe.
I admit there is nothing quite as satisfying as getting the truth - or confirmation of the truth - even months or years after the fact.
Powell´s wife was portrayed as Saint Alma for not wanting to go through a bruising campaign fight. Now we know that she knew - her husband was playing away....another ´diplomat´ risking extortion or worse.
So the great Gen. Powell who was a C student who made it to the top through Affirmative Action has been caught with his pants down. LOL! He proved his loyalty to the Republican Party by voting for Obama. He proved his loyalty to America by having an affair with a Socialist. He sounds like a Democrat to me.
Powell, just like Obama, promoted way above his abilities. Powell, whose parents emigrated to the US from jamaica, and like Obama, no historical legacy of American slavery, sure has benefitted from the color of his skin.
I will say this for the asshat, he did have sense enough not to run knowing this would come out. That would have just given the msm more ways to smear Pubs as being sleazy. Powell, as can now be confirmed, is much closer to being a democrat. Stupid, too, as is true of every single person who voted for Zero.
Colin Powell (His Toadship) has that arrogant, condescending demeanor and speaks with an air of importance. For years and years it´s been apparent he needs to "be seen" at all the right parties and functions. Powell craves being admired, worshipped and looked up to. Who´s he kidding? Not many now, thankfully.
So it´s safe to say that Colin Powell was probably the one in the throes of an "identity crisis."
There is no "identity crisis"; he is a moral cretin and a reprobate. We should follow our gut instincts: The tipoff was when Republican Powell voted for Obama. There was nothing more we needed to know about Powell after that.
One thing I know for sure. This beautiful ´communist sympathizer´ was not in love with Powell. Give me a break. She infiltrated our state dept. Our Secretary of State! He didn´t get that beautiful stuff for free. He didn´t just betray his wife, he betrayed America. Who was the genius that appointed this cad to such a high position? And who appointed Roberts as well to the SCOTUS?
Geez, what is it with the General Staff of our Armed Forces? Every time a general is PR´d into a demigod, it later turns out that he was reveling in conduct unbecoming. Powell is just the latest to be outed over the past year or so.
As for Powell´s being unfaithful to the GOP, it has long been obvious that this was a one-sided relattionship, and the only real allegiance Powell had was to his own ambition.
#26 BINGO JACK! It wasn´t his good looks or suave manner that bagged the communist spy. Powell is a traitor and a liar about the involvement of Armitage leaking when Scotter Libby went down. It looks like those Army generals have a problem keeping their missles in the silo.
The Romanian Chickie-pie may be on to big bucks. She has her side of the story to tell- she was dumped after giving him the best years of her life slaving over a keyboard.
I found the man weak back in the days of the first Iraq war when we could have gone in further and finished off the enemy. Later, he acted like he was doing George Bush the second a favor by being Secretary of State.
I do think the administration had the goods on him along with Petraeaus, and do not doubt, on Justice Roberts as well. Someone mentioned The Speaker? Could be.
If only...if only the "powers that be" had heeded the advice of the late General John W. Hudachek, West Point Class of 1954, Powell´s old commanding officer at Fort Carson, Colorado´s 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) back in the early 1980s.
Past time for lots of "dark secrets" to be unveiled. Not that I am interested in secrets, but I am very interested in the blackmail machine that is destroying our country with it´s use of arm wrenching to secure support for the Marxist/communist regime now in place.
I can easily picture ValJar and Axelclod as the two-headed beast that uses blackmail to secure support for their hideous agenda.
What do they have on Chief Justice Roberts? something of a family nature? With John Boehner, it could be a hill of corruption.
Still, why would we trust our freedom and liberty to those who are easily blackmailed due to their lack of judgment, or desire to secure power over the penchant to be moral?
You would think that a guy who was an officer in the military during the Cold War years would have a sort of died-in-the-wool reluctance to go on Facebook or to be so careless with e-mail correspondence -
he would have certainly been considered a security risk during the Cold War if he had conducted himself in this manner -
#35, I believe you´ve hit the nail on the head. I´m sure there is a very fat file squirreled away somewhere just full of nasty shakedown material on any number of people in high places. They wait for the opportune moment to use the dirt to apply pressure on these individuals, as needed. http://tinyurl.com/lu2a9m2
...democrat porn king larry flint has been paying big money for more than 10 years for filth on republicans...nobody cares that democrats are immoral criminals...and I say the majority of all rinos betraying the United States of America right now...like powell... are being blackmailed...supreme john roberts is another likely "victim".
Those throwing mud at Powell are suffering from myopia...there are many examples of the powerful playing...Paul Wolfowitz, a leading neoconservative, Deputy Secretary of Defense under Rumsfeld, had to resign as President of the World Bank when it was discovered he engineered a high paying gig for his long term companion at the WB who previously worked Liz Cheney at State...his girlfriend has a Libyan-Turkish father and Syrian-Saudi mother, not unlike the Weiner/Huma relationship...
Reminds me of Clinton´s protest, "I did not have sex with that woman"! Yeah, sure. Powell´s support of obama should not have been a surprise to anyone-----with blacks, race trumps everything else. Why do you think 95% of them voted for an inexperienced, unqualified, unknown hack for president? Solely because he is black. The other 5% were too senile, hung-over or illiterate to mark the ballot correctly. Powell owes his entire latter career to white republicans and yet he shows his ____a__ to those that helped him and very publically supports an incompetent socialist only because he is black. With this kind of judgment, this guy shouldn´t have been leading a platoon much less an army. That´s affirmative action for you.
I think that conservatives should respect people´s privacy. We´re not all asexual drones. Don´t most of us have some correspondence somewhere in our past that we would not like to be made public? This thing is about a flirtatious friendship (or maybe an affair) between two adults, and is nothing at all like Weiner´s perverted exhibitionism.
I totally agree with Posters. I said, right after the story on Powell, that this was a shot across the bow. Petreaus and Powell were no longer useful idiots to the administration. They had been used to full advantage. They were used as an example to other imbedded, vulnerable politicians.
But, the WARNING to other Republican decision makers is clear: "You step out of line, and YOU will be ruined."
I have the same suspects who act out of character. Boehner, Roberts, Graham, McCain and other Republicans who vote against us on key votes. It is not an idle threat. Their careers, families, income, social position would all be destroyed.
Forget Powell, he´s a nothing. Let´s concentrate on two RINO´s who´ll campaign on the slogan " Conservative ". Now, McCONell needs to go, but Grahamesty using that moniker is more an insult than his voting record and across- the -aisle backdoor gerrymandering of our Constitutionalist republic. He´s a shiftless shill for his own wallet. Good God voters, save us from the bum.
There are a number of people who have lost my husband´s and my vote of confidence. Powell is one, Tony Dungee is another. These men, Dungee in particular, claimed the high road of morals and/or Christianity. But I will not accept being a follower of Christ, and voting for 0. And all who want to torpedo me, just get in line.
I´m with the rest on Lindsay Graham. There is a woman running against him in the primary who was the first woman graduate of The Citadel. Hope she does well. He has lots of money & years behind him. Besides, I don´t know who the Sunday talk shows will get if he leaves.
Hillbuzz.org also has an opinion about why McCain & Graham consistently let us down when it comes down to the final tally.
MG John Hudachek, Commander of the 4th Infantry Division saw Powell for what he was. He rated Powell a poor leader. Probably saw Powell for what he was...an affirmative action wannabe. Real soldiers don´t tolerate this and Hudachek saw through the thin veneer of a perfumed prince. Another real soldier Col David Hackworth would also have seen Powell as a ticket punching perfumed prince promoted by politicians.
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