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
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 online).
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.