Did Israeli Lobby Stage a Coup Against Petraeus?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Did the Israeli Lobby Stage a Coup Against the Director of the CIA?

New York Times Hints that the Downfall of Petraeus was Politically-Motivated

By Michael Hoffman

Motives Questioned in F.B.I. Inquiry of Petraeus E-Mails
By Scott Shane And Charlie Savage
New York Times online, Nov. 12, 2012

WASHINGTON - Is a string of angry e-mails really enough, in an age of
boisterous online exchanges, to persuade the F.B.I. to open a
cyberstalking investigation?

...e-mails sent anonymously to Jill Kelley...prompted the F.B.I.
office in Tampa, Fla., to begin an investigation last June....The
inquiry traced the e-mails to Mr. Petraeus's biographer, Paula
Broadwell ...Some commentators have questioned whether the bureau
would ordinarily investigate a citizen complaint about unwanted
e-mails, suggesting that there must have been a hidden motive,
possibly political, to take action.

...Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military
families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from
a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office... Ms. Kelly was fairly
prominent in Tampa social circles and had previously had dealings with
the F.B.I. agent who took her complaint...That agent, who had
previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent
her shirtless photographs of himself, was `just a conduit' for the
complaint, a law enforcement official said. He had no training in
cybercrime, was not part of the cyber squad handling the case and was
never assigned to the investigation...But the agent, who was not
identified, continued to `nose around' about the case...

Later, the agent became convinced - incorrectly, officials say - that
the case had stalled. Because of his `worldview,' as the official put
it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President
Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who
called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell
him of the agent's concerns. The official said the agent's
self-described `whistle-blowing' was `a little embarrassing' but had
no effect on the investigation. (End quote from the New York Times

There's definitely a hint in the preceding report by the New York
Times that Jill Kelley invites erotic responses from male FBI agents,
one of whom was an asset of a powerful Israeli lobbyist, Republican
Rep. Eric Cantor. On his own initiative this `shirtless' agent
reported the case to Cantor. The New York Times does not say if this
FBI agent breeched security by doing so.

Eric Cantor said `an F.B.I. employee whom his staff described as a
whistle-blower told him about Mr. Petraeus's affair and a possible
security breach in late October... 'I was contacted by an F.B.I.
employee concerned that sensitive, classified information may have
been compromised and made certain (FBI) Director Mueller was aware of
these serious allegations and the potential risk to our national
security,' Mr. Cantor said in a statement.' (New York Times online,
Nov. 11).

One wonders if Petraeus was set up, like Mordechai Vanunu; only in
this case Broadwell may have been a patsy: `On Monday night, F.B.I.
agents went to Ms. Broadwell's home in Charlotte, N.C., and were seen
carrying away what several reporters at the scene said were boxes of
documents. A law enforcement official said Ms. Broadwell had consented
to the search' (NY Times online, Nov. 12).

Her surrender of documents from her house without a search warrant
would appall any competent defense attorney. It is the action of a
scapegoat, or a person under some type of duress or mind control.

In 2010, General Petraeus fingered the Israeli-Palestine conflict as
making life difficult for US troops in the Middle East and
Afghanistan. His assessment violated the Israeli lobby's sacred taboo
against any such linkage:

`In March 2010, when Petraeus was still head of the US Central
Command, he gave testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee
which included this observation about one of the `challenges to
security and stability' faced by the United States:

"The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors
present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in
the AOR [Area of Operations]. Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare
into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict
foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S.
favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits
the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and
peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in
the Arab world...'

`Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
was so alarmed he issued a statement condemning Petraeus' testimony,
asserting in part of it: `Gen. Petraeus has simply erred in linking
the challenges faced by the U.S. and coalition forces in the region to
a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and blaming extremist
activities on the absence of peace and the perceived U.S. favoritism
for Israel. This linkage is dangerous and counterproductive.'

`....Obama appointed Petraeus as CIA director after he made his Senate
statement about Israel.' (Source: `When former CIA chief David
Petraeus enraged the Israel lobby' http://electronicintifada.net/)

In this writer's opinion, the Petraeus sex scandal may have been
intended to break during the presidential election campaign to
embarrass Obama and cost him votes. The fact that it became public
only after Nov. 6 shows that Obama's forces inside the Cryptocracy
successfully kept it under cover, and that's some feat.

Nonetheless, there is a thinly-veiled message here for the President
of the United States from the wing of the Cryptocracy which opposes
him: we can bring you down too, if you don't get on the Israeli bus
and do the bidding of the necon war lobby, at least to the extent that
your base will permit.

Of course, Petraeus should not have committed adultery. It is
certainly gravely wrong. A man who will betray his wife will betray
his country. But there are hundreds of high-level adulterers, to say
nothing of thousands of practicing sodomites, working in La Cesspool
Grande (Washington D.C.), who fornicate and sodomize with impunity.
When one among this legion is singled out it is prudent to ask why.

Observe that the Zionist New York Times is subtly hinting at a
possible conspiracy against Petraeus. By this means they display to
the world the intimidating power of The Lobby. They don't mind
suggesting that Petraeus was deposed by hidden forces, knowing that
informed observers are aware that Petraeus bucked the Israelis at one
point in his career, and that's all it takes for the axe to fall.

Unless serious investigative reporting and Congressional hearings dig
up the conspirators behind this honey trap, we see in the Petraeus
scandal a case of the Israeli lobby flexing its muscle on the national
stage. The warning to Obama and his allies is unmistakable: pay and
obey -- or else. It's the old mobster's dictum and that's who Petraeus
and company are dealing with -- hoodlum grandees with the power to
ruin the director of America's Central Intelligence Agency.

Think about the kind of clout this represents and then ask yourself,
does anyone in gentile America have the power to depose the director
of Mossad? Not bloody likely.

Petraeus was brought down in a coup d'etat. He is fortunate it
happened like this, rather than in that other classic gangland
sendoff, the arranged `accident' -- the chemically-induced heart
attack; the automobile with `defective' brakes that sails off a cliff,
or a strategic shove, like the one that led to the defenestration of
Secretary of Defense James Forrestal in 1949.

Hoffman is a former reporter for the New York bureau of the Associated
Press, where he investigated the Son of Sam and Double Initial serial
murders. His latest book is Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that
Was and Now is Not, due to be published by Independent History and
Research in December. He edits Revisionist History Newsletter. As an
independent scholar Hoffman's writing is funded by the sale of his
publications and broadcasts, and donations mainly from the working
poor and middle class.