Ian Bach

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White House turns to Petraeus for advice on Iraq

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/david-petraeus-white-house-isil-116110.html#ixzz3Uie4bGU7

The White House confirmed Monday that the Obama administration is turning to retired Gen. David Petraeus for advice on how to deal with the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “[Petraeus] is, I think, legitimately regarded as an expert when it comes to the security situation in Iraq, so I think it makes a lot of sense for senior administration officials to, on occasion, consult him for advice,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during Monday’s press briefing.

Newsweek reported Saturday that the administration has been consulting with the former CIA director and CENTCOM chief, even after his recent legal troubles surrounding his sharing of classified information with Paula Broadwell, his biographer and lover at the time.

The White House stood by its arrangement with Petraeus Monday, but did not address allegations in Newsweek that it had arranged special treatment for Petraeus.

“General Petraeus is somebody who served for a number of years in Iraq, he commanded a large number of American military personnel in that country,” Earnest said. “Over that time he developed strong relationships with some of his Iraqi counterparts and with some of Iraq’s political leaders.” Petraeus recently struck a plea deal with prosecutors, in which he admitted to storing classified information in his unsecured home even after he stopped serving as CIA director. Some of this information was shared with Broadwell. As part of the plea deal, he was charged with one count of mishandling classified information and ordered to pay a $40,000 fine. Asked whether the White House is taking security precautions when communicating with Petraeus in light of his legal problems, Earnest answered, “Not that I’m aware of.” Earnest did not say, and was not asked, whether Petraeus — who has been stripped of his security clearance — has had any access to classified information.

Kendall Breitman kbreitman@politico.com @KendallBreitman

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/david-petraeus-white-house-isil-116110.html#ixzz3UikagWos


About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

One comment on “White House turns to Petraeus for advice on Iraq

  1. Ian Bach
    March 18, 2015

    Reblogged this on How to Fight ISIS Online.


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