Browsing All Posts filed under »General David H. Petraeus«

The Rise and Fall of the Biden-Obama Policy on Iraq

June 14, 2014 by

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Within 96 hours the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sahel (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, depending on who you are talking to, went from being an active player in Syria and controlling Fallujah and Ramadi to taking over Mosul, Tikrit […]

A Second General Wounded In The Zipper Wars

November 14, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Taliban hasn’t had this much success in bumping off top US generals: Defence Secretary Leon Panetta ordered an investigation of the US commander in Afghanistan John Allen for allegedly “inappropriate” emails with a woman.. The woman, Jill Kelley, is a key figure in the scandal that brought down the former […]

Fighting Wars: Gen. David Patraeus

February 13, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ No one can doubt General David Patraeus’s devotion to America and to the U.S. Army in which he served much of his life. In order to take on the position as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency he had to retire, but his vast experience will serve him and the nation […]

The Father Of A United States Marine On The Death of bin Laden

May 5, 2011 by

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Most of the people of the world are rejoicing over the news of the death of Usama bin Laden. I am one of them. The man that many consider to be the mastermind of the September 11th attacks is gone. Contrary to the views expressed by some, the death of bin Laden does not signal […]

OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! – Breaking News – Continuing Links + Updates to 5/13/11

May 1, 2011 by

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BREAKING NEWS! Great News!!!! Osama Bin Laden is dead! Updates will be posted as they occur. Confirmed from six reliable sources that Osama was killed by an American bomb about a week ago. The Military have been waiting for confirmation from DNA testing for positive proof before making an announcement. Update #1 There are conflicting […]

Building and Burning

September 10, 2010 by

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Recently the US has faced two major stories related to Islam, first the story about the proposed Islamic cultural center which would include a mosque and then a story about a small non-denominational Christian church in Florida that decided to hold a “Burn a Qur’an Day” on September 11th, then canceled it and then said […]

The Perilous Slog of Asymmetric Warfare

August 27, 2010 by

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By SWJ Editors The Perilous Slog of Asymmetric Warfare: A Better Way Forward in Afghanistan Nick M. Masellis , Naval Postgraduate School’s Strategic Insights. The situation on the ground in Afghanistan remains tenuous. Despite a strategy that has been under the auspices of a population-centric counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign—as presented by General McChrystal, officially sanctioned by […]

General Petraeus on Afghan Strategy

August 16, 2010 by

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Afghan War general on time line for withdrawal, WikiLeaks. General Petraeus on Afghan Strategy

Obama and Thugs Blatant Abuse Of Power + More

July 9, 2010 by

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The Patriot Post Digest The Foundation “Justice is the end of government.” –James Madison Government & Politics The Department of Injustice The Justice Department filed suit against the state of Arizona Tuesday over its recently passed immigration law, saying the law “interferes with the federal government’s balanced administration of the immigration laws” and, therefore, has […]

Petraeus Uses A Word The President Avoids To Describe Goal In Afghanistan

July 5, 2010 by

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By Tom Blumer [picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=General+David+Petraeus&iid=9265036″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9265036/general-petraeus-and-nato/general-petraeus-and-nato.jpg?size=500&imageId=9265036″ width=”234″ height=”307″ /] The first six words (bolded by me) of Deb Riechmann’s report from Kabul, Afghanistan for the Associated Press are refreshing: “We are in this to win,” Gen. David Petraeus said as he took the reins of an Afghan war effort troubled by waning support, […]

Michael Yon: McChrystal’s Ousting a “Turning Point” in the War – Video

July 2, 2010 by

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Combat journalist Michael Yon predicts 2011 will be a bloody year for American troops in Afghanistan. He is confident Gen. Petraeus’ tactics will work and says McChrystal’s ousting was the right thing to do for the future of the war. Michael Yon: McChrystal’s Ousting a “Turning Po…,

Rolling Stone May Have Just Won The War In Afghanistan

June 29, 2010 by

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By Gregory D. Lee This week past, President Obama relieved four-star general Stanley McChrystal of his duties in Afghanistan after Rolling Stone published an unflattering magazine article about him and his staff’s feelings toward the administration’s national security team. Although the vast majority of the discouraging quotes came from his staff, Gen. McChrystal is ultimately […]

New General – Same Suicide Policy! + More

June 25, 2010 by

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The Patriot Post Digest The Foundation “[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man…. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.” –George Washington Government & Politics McChrystal Heads for the Exit In 2007, Barack Obama, then the junior senator from Illinois with only […]

George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over Obama’s Handling Of McChrystal Controversy: A ‘Political Masterstroke’

June 25, 2010 by

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By Scott Whitlock. Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Thursday hyped Barack Obama’s handling of the decision to fire General Stanley McChrystal and replace him with David Petraeus, lauding the action as a “political masterstroke.” His comments built on extensive media praise on Wednesday, including many reporters who called the move “brilliant.” Stephanopoulos seemed particularly […]

The Unity Of ‘The Collective’

May 25, 2010 by

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By John Bernard Not that many years ago, in 1996, Star Trek; First Contact was released to the world and a hungering fan base. The story revolves around two distinct story lines; on the one hand the historically significant advent of “time-warp travel” and the personal battle/vendetta of the captain of the new Enterprise-E to […]

The Department Of Homeland Security Finally Catches Up With The Freedom Medium

October 13, 2009 by

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Janet Napolitano and her crew at the Department Of Homeland Security finally found us. She must have stumbled across us, read some of our commentary, watched the Fox News videos, and started to become aware of what we have been talking about for months. And we don’t mind her taking credit for our hard work, we […]

Moonbats Unhinged: When Liberals Attack

October 11, 2009 by

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The video is from a few years ago, but the question remains the same: What the hell is wrong with these people? Let’s ask a better question: Where are all these moonbats hiding now that Obama is President? These people are nothing more than morally bankrupt bast**ds! All of this “concern” for the troops when […]

What Is More Important? Universal Health Care Or The War In Afghanistan?

September 24, 2009 by

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The President appears to feel that we can either win the war in Afghanistan, or we can have universal health care.  But that we can’t do both. The top U.S commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal, recently publicly stated that the U.S. needs to deploy more troops to Afghanistan. McChrystal has stated that some 40,000 additional soldiers […]

Karl Rove And The Republican Party Have Things All Wrong

August 5, 2009 by

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A few months back, Salvaterra and I, along with 600 other people, attended a Republican fundraiser where Karl Rove was the featured guest speaker. Known by many as “The Architect”, Rove was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief Of Staff to George W, Bush. During the course of his speech, one of the comments that Rove […]

The Mainstream Media STILL Hates The U.S. Military!

June 26, 2009 by

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Over the past year or so, we haven’t heard much commentary from the MSM about the war in Iraq. But what they did have to say spoke volumes about their loathing for America, and it’s brave fighting men and women. Check out some of these quotes by so-called journalists: “The troop surge is a folly, […]

The Folly of Making Predictions in the Middle of a War

September 23, 2008 by

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I’ve written before about trying to properly analyze a war while in the middle of it which is what the MSM continually seems to demand under the guise of providing the public with accurate updates. Congress is no better as they make “fact finding” trips to the Green Zone, meet with staff briefing officers and […]

America the Delusional

May 26, 2008 by

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I’ve often wondered why the American public seems to believe one thing easily and with few exceptions while other things never seem to be resolved, is it politicians that fuel the flames of a story or event or is it the media that choose to string out a story and every so often dust it […]

Jimmy Carter Is Spending Quality Time With Terrorists Again

April 18, 2008 by

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter is spending quality time with terrorists again THE FOUNDATION “It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as […]

The Surge – Is It Working Or Not ?

February 26, 2008 by

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This is an answer to a comment, that was accidentally erased, left on the post: A Year On The Surge Strategy In Review In reply to the statement: “All i can say is that the surge is not working” I guess we use different measuring sticks to come to our conclusions, I looked at US […]