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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Peter1469 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:48 pm

I hope he doesn't pick Mitt.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Don » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:26 pm

Me too but the general seems to be a bit too establishment too.
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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Peter1469 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:58 pm

He is. He is very political.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Tahuyaman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:35 am

Trump has appointed three retired General officers to his cabinet. I don't think that is a bad thing, but I do think that's enough.

I would prefer to see someone with more experience as a diplomat as the Secretary of State. Someone like John Huntsman.

It would be a mistake to complete ignore establishment types. Its time to change the establishment. Force them to respect constitutional principles.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Peter1469 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:12 pm

Petraeus would be interesting at State. As the commander in Iraq he was forced to work hand in hand with an ambassador. So he has good experience with that sort of job.

I have no idea why he was chosen for CIA. That didn't make any sense.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Tahuyaman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:30 pm

It makes better sense than being the next Secrtary of State.

Obviously Patreus would be an upgrade over our last two heads of the State Department, but so would a random selection from any old outdated phone book.

I just don't believe that the military mind-set and leadership style is a good fit for a diplomatic position.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Tahuyaman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:14 pm

I do know for a fact that men who have experienced combat are much more likely to seek peace than many others. They are more likely to use war as a last resort. I have no idea where these left wing types are getting the idea that appointing former military professionals to certain cabinet positions means that the military is taking over our government. That idea is silly.

Still, I think we need a tested and experienced diplomat as our Secretary of State.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Peter1469 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:08 pm

I agree.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Tahuyaman » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:19 pm

Peter1469 wrote:I hope he doesn't pick Mitt.



I'm with you on this one. I don't think Romney woukd be a good choice. Of course, the last two office holders have set the bar pretty low.

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Re: Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

Postby Don » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:49 pm

Another name in the mix is California congressman Dana Rohrbacher.
Congressman Dana Rohrbacher

Congressman Dana Rohrbacher is said to be among the top contenders for the job, with some establishment voices calling for the GOP lawmaker to be paired with neocon John Bolton as deputy secretary. Rohrbacher has a lot going for him, including the fact that his views appear to line up more closely with Trump's than any other candidate mentioned so far.

The Republican from California, a former official in the Ronald Reagan administration who helped create the “Reagan Doctrine,” has compiled a respectable voting record during his long service in the U.S. House of Representatives. He earned almost an 80 percent cumulative score on The New American magazine's Freedom Index, which ranks lawmakers based on how constitutional their voting record is throughout their service in Congress.

While far from perfect, the score is much better than the overwhelming majority of his constitutionally challenged colleagues in Congress. And unlike many U.S. lawmakers captured by the establishment and the special interests, Rohrbacher's voting record has become more and more constitutional in recent years, having earned an 89 percent in the 114th Congress and a 92 percent in the 113th Congress.

Also setting him apart from other lawmakers, Rohrbacher, apparently a one-time libertarian activist, has been unwilling to bow to hostile foreign regimes. For example, even as the globalist establishment began its push to legitimize and build up the murderous Communist Party dictatorship enslaving mainland China, Rohrbacher was a key leader in the effort to deny “Most Favored Nation” trading status to Beijing. He has continued to speak out against its savagery, including the organ harvesting perpetrated against political and religious dissidents.

As a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, his supporters among Trump's inner circle and beyond have noted that Rohrbacher is already very well versed in international relations and foreign affairs. And while not naive about the Kremlin, Rohrbacher has also resisted the more outlandish warmongering pushed by establishment globalists vis-a-vis Russia.

Despite voting to invade Iraq in 2002, the congressman has since acknowledged the “mistake,” and he has also never been a hyper-interventionist like so many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. That would be a good fit for a Trump administration that rejects nation-building and constant intervention in foreign lands, while still working to ensure America's security.


Patraeus not so much
Former CIA Boss and General David Petraeus (Ret.)

Another name that has been highlighted as a possible Trump pick to lead the State Department is former general and CIA chief David Petraeus. After meeting the general, who was driven from office amid a scandalous affair and the leaking of classified information to his mistress and biographer, Trump said he was “very impressed.” For critics of the globalist establishment, though, the potential nominee would be a betrayal of Trump's supporters.

Often dubbed General Betray-US by critics, the former CIA boss is the very embodiment of the out-of-touch globalist establishment. From his anti-gun rights extremism to his pro-North American Union activism, and his membership in the global government-promoting CFR and his regular attendance at the shadowy Bilderberg meetings, Petraeus really is the ultimate establishment hack. And a known criminal to boot.

“After America comes North America,” Petraeus said confidently in 2014 answering a question about what comes after the United States, the theme of the panel discussion he was involved in. “Are we on the threshold of the North American decade, question mark? I threw that away — threw away the question mark — and boldly proclaimed the coming North American decade, says the title now.” After casually discussing the end of his nation, the globalist also boasted about how the three economies on the continent have been put “together” over the last 20 years as part of the “implementation” of NAFTA.

Another major problem with Petraeus is the fact that he got caught leaking classified material, a serious crime. After rightly shaming Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton for her “mishandling” of classified information, choosing Petraeus to serve in any capacity would totally undermine the Trump administration's credibility. It would also be a major boost for Clinton, who could then rightly slam Trump and other critics as hypocrites.

Finally, Petraeus has earned the enmity of Second Amendment groups, one of the most powerful voting blocs in America. Gun Owners of America, for example, the leading no-compromise pro-gun rights organization in the nation, sent out an e-mail highlighting the former general's rabid anti-gun rights extremism. “Although Petraeus seldom speaks publicly on domestic issues, he hates guns so much that he teamed up with anti-gun leader Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, to co-found the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense,” GOA Chairman Tim Macy explained, noting that Petraeus' anti-gun rights group was working to push anti-constitutional gun control.

Putting Petraeus in power would be tantamount to handing Trump's foreign policy over to the CFR and the totalitarian Bilderberg crowd. But the pressure from GOA and other powerful organizations that backed Trump may have paid off, as the most recent reports indicate that the president-elect appears to have soured on Petraeus. Still, it is not over until it is over.


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If Trump were to pick a person like Dana Rohrbacher I would feel a lot better on what direction he actually intends to take us.
Free Enterprise: A million salesmen pushing the “too much”. Socialism: A million ration clerks dividing up the “too little”

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