Petraeus Blames Russia for U.S.-Caused Instability in Syria

Everyone knows the United States is actively causing unrest in Syria, but Petraeus blames Russia and the media treats his claims as credible. David Petraeus was allegedly criticizing the U.S. “implicitly” but only for not following his own insane agenda. According to CNN, One of America’s top former generals compared the situation in Syria Tuesday to a historic nuclear disaster, implicitly criticizing the U.S. for allowing it to worsen, and accused Russia’s President of trying to re-establish Read more […]

Ruling Class Whistleblowers Get Special Treatment

The plea deal for David Petraeus demonstrates that whistleblowers are not all considered equal by our rulers. I used the term “whistleblower” in the headline because whistleblowers are often, especially over the last few years, charged with divulging state secrets. There are others who divulge state secrets, though they usually don’t deserve to be called whistleblowers because their motives have nothing to do with helping the people hold government accountable. According to the law they Read more […]

Petraeus as Professor: How Elite Paybacks Are Made

Oops! David Petraeus was going to get paid $200 thousand a year as a very part-time “visiting professor” at City University of New York. That would be for exactly two lectures a year. He would be happily raking in the money right now except Gawker spoiled his fun by breaking the news. But now it is all fixed. “After several weeks of public criticism, CUNY announced the pay cut today. ‘The general never was taking on this teaching assignment for the money,’ says Petraeus’ lawyer, per Read more […]

The Petraeus Scandal, Truthtelling, and Infidelity

Tune in for the latest episode of As the Military World Turns… In a scandalous story with more twists and turns than the Road to Hana, we see a married CIA director who resigned after an affair with his Harvard-educated biographer, discovered because of her harassing emails targeting a doctor’s wife who was the CIA director’s “close friend,” read by an FBI agent who emailed shirtless pictures of himself that were uncovered in an investigation of “inappropriate communications” between Read more […]

Hillary Clinton: Our Teflon Secretary of State and Our Next President?

Unsurprisingly, The New York Times published yet another love letter to Mrs. Clinton on Sunday. They covered such hard hitting issues as 1. What career will Mrs. Clinton pursue next (reportedly, getting some sleep or “a decorating show” is a strong contender)? 2. Whether, for a busy person like Mrs. Clinton, her “ride” (airplane) is plush enough? 3.  A scintillating account of her most recent one-day tour of Peru (she gave “many speeches and many television interviews” and had “a Read more […]

Petraeus, Clinton, Ham … Benghazi Witnesses Going ‘Away’

CIA Director David Petraeus, who surely has intimate knowledge of what really went down on September 11 in Benghazi, Libya, was suddenly “discovered” after the election to have had an extramarital affair, and he resigned abruptly Friday. His resignation is right before his expected testimony to Congress, which he will now skip. (Petraeus apparently had been carrying on with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, whose name and book title, “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” suddenly have Read more […]

Was CIA Director Petraeus Set Up ‘Godfather Style’?

I’m a little suspicious of the sudden resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director based on an extra-marital affair he had. The resignation seems very well timed. This was certainly known before the election. It was Petraeus who gave what some consider to have been “misleading” testimony when he appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on September 14 about the Benghazi attack. Petraeus claimed that the attack was the result of an anti-Islam YouTube video despite an abundance of intelligence Read more […]