In her article on Petreaus New York Times Reporter Sheryl Stolberg tells us “Today, General Petraeus is Citizen Petraeus, a new partner in KKR & Company, a New York private equity firm. Last month he was back in Kazakhstan, this time courting the business elite at Nazarbayev University, founded by the Kazakh leader.” What Stolberg leaves out is Petreaus is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. So are just about every other person mentioned in the story. Citizen Petreaus is a citizen who is not working in the best interests of the American people. Citizen Petreaus is a traitor who is working for a small group of globalists, the Council on Foreign Relations, who have spent the last 100 years working to dismantle the constitution, end US sovereignty and make it part of a New World Order run by them and their elite brothers in other nations. They have succeeded by controlling the US central bank and turning the USA into a CFR run military industrial complex that capitalizes from endless war engineered by 500 unelected CFR members who run all agencies of the Federal Government and pull the strings of CFR puppet POTUS’s who stack a CFR run SCOTUS.
When CFR member Petreaus was top American military commander in the Middle East tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. Much of the money went to warlords and politicians, many with ties to the drug trade and in some cases the Taliban, the New York Times said. U.S. and Afghan officials were quoted as saying the CIA supported the same patronage networks that U.S. diplomats and law enforcement agents struggled to dismantle, leaving the government in the grip of organized crime.
Stolberg’s article tells us last month CFR member Petreaus accompanied CFR Board of Director meber Henry Kravis, KKR’s billionaire co-founder to arrange $100 million in business deals in Kazakhstan. Did US tax dollars delivered in CIA suitcases also finance Petreaus’s close relationship with the Kazakhstan business elite? Is that influence now being used to set up a CFR business network in Kazahstan run by CFR member Henry Kravis’s KKR?
Investigative journalist James Corbett provides a good overview of the unfolding political drama surrounding the Benghazi scandal in a podcast he did. Corbett details the gun-running for terrorists campaign being covered up by both sides of the phony political spectrum. He also implicates CFR members James Petreaus and Paula Broadwell (Broadwell was dropped from the CFR roster in 2011). Broadwell spoke to an audience at Denver University in October. She told the audience that the US was holding militia prisoners at the consulate annex in Benghazi. She also said Petraeus knew of the pleas for help coming from Benghazi on 9-11. See The Benghazi Cover Up a CFR MSM/CIA Covert Op Hiding CFR Sponsorship Of A Psycho Political Operation Gone Bad to learn more.
It is time that a grand jury investigate the CFR for acts of treason against the United States of America and it’s complicity in destroying our sovereignty and constitution. It is time for a grand jury to investigate and charge the CFR of being in violation of the Logan Act. It is time to remove all Council on Foreign Relations members from public office and positions of responsibility in private and public corporations and lock them away for their crimes against humanity.
Stolberg’s article follows. It has been modified to identify the CFR members who play a part in her tale.
After Washington, Petraeus Is Under Radar, but Not Out of Spotlight
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG FEB. 27, 2015
WASHINGTON — As the top American military commander who oversaw the Middle East and Central Asia, Gen. CFR member David H. Petraeus worked hard to court the political elite in Kazakhstan. So the first time he met there with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, he made a joke to dispel fears that the United States had designs on the region’s oil.
“We could have bought all the oil in the region for 100 years for what we’ve spent in Iraq!” the general said.
Today, General Petraeus is Citizen Petraeus, a new partner in KKR & Company, a New York private equity firm. Last month he was back in Kazakhstan, this time courting the business elite at Nazarbayev University, founded by the Kazakh leader.
The trip, with CFR member Henry Kravis, KKR’s billionaire co-founder, is a window into the lucrative life that CFR member Mr. Petraeus stands to lose as he faces a possible criminal indictment two years after an extramarital affair [with CFR member Paula Broadwell who dropped off the CFR list in 2011] cost him his job as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. These days he keeps a far lower profile in a capital where he was once celebrated as the greatest general of his generation.
“He’s doing a lot of work for Kravis, but obviously this investigation has prevented him from playing a larger role,” said Senator CFR member John McCain, the Arizona Republican who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a Petraeus ally. “His voice has been muted.”
F.B.I. agents and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended that Mr. Petraeus face felony charges for disclosing classified information to his lover at the time and biographer CFR member, Paula Broadwell. CFR member Mr. Petraeus has denied the charges. But if Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., or his successor, pursues an indictment, CFR member Mr. Petraeus, 62, could end up in prison.
Despite the investigation, CFR member Mr. Petraeus is still having quiet conversations with the White House. The National Security Council has reached out several times to the former C.I.A. chief since the summer, an administration official said, and CFR member Mr. Petraeus responded with advice on Iraqi politics and how to counter the Islamic State. But he has declined to testify before CFR member Mr. McCain’s committee, the senator said.
Outside of Washington, he remains more active. CFR member Mr. Petraeus, who declined to be interviewed, turned up in June at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where he told CBS’ CFR member Bob Schieffer that his KKR job is “like being director of the C.I.A. for a global financial firm, with a lot smaller staff.” He appeared at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan in October to help an old Army friend, CFR member John A. Nagl, promote his new book on Iraq. And he spent a week in November at the University of Southern California, where he caught up with former President Bill Clinton and led R.O.T.C. cadets on an early-morning jog.
Back in town last month, he mingled with the heavily Republican crowd at the annual Alfalfa Club dinner, a crusty, off-the-record Washington social and political event.
Friends say it is a long way from his old life as commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan when those wars were at their low point, and as the overseer of American military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia when he was the head of United States Central Command.
“There is no doubt he misses being part of the rough and tumble and advocating for smart American national security decisions,” CFR member Mr. Nagl said. “His idea of relaxing is a nice glass of merlot and a conversation about the strategic weaknesses of the Islamic State.”
CFR member Mr. Petraeus joined KKR in May 2013, six months after leaving the C.I.A., at the urging of CFR member Mr. Kravis. Within the firm, CFR member Mr. Petraeus runs what is described as a small research division, the “KKR Global Institute,” which analyzes public policy and strategic risks and advises the firm on investment decisions, colleagues said.
But private equity experts said his real value is his Rolodex.
CFR member “Petraeus is kind of a door-opener,” said one friend of CFR member Mr. Kravis, who insisted on anonymity. “If Petraeus helps Henry find a way to $100 million in investments in Kazakhstan or elsewhere, it’s a good deal for both of them.”
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly in the fall of 2013, he made time for CFR member Mr. Petraeus, a nugget CFR member Mr. Petraeus slipped into a video interview with David Snow, founder of PrivCap, which follows the private equity business. “We are watching Abe-nomics, obviously, very closely,” he said then.
When Sidney E. Goodfriend, a retired Merrill Lynch investment banker who founded an organization to mentor veterans, wanted Mr. Clinton to film a public service announcement for the group, he talked his way into a meeting with the former president by promising to bring Mr. Petraeus. Mr. Clinton filmed the spot.
“It wouldn’t have happened without David,” Mr. Goodfriend said.
In Kazakhstan, CFR member Mr. Petraeus accompanied CFR member Mr. Kravis, who addressed graduate business students at Nazarbayev University, an event the school’s website said was “attended by a host of Kazakhstan’s ‘Who’s Who’ in finance, banking and policy making.”
KKR declined to say who CFR member Mr. Kravis and CFR member Mr. Petraeus met in Kazakhstan. “Certainly Dave has a tremendous network of relationships,” said CFR member Ken Mehlman, the former Republican National Committee chairman who runs global public affairs for KKR. “But what’s most impressive to me is the original and differentiated thinking he brings.”
CFR member Mr. Petraeus, who has a Ph.D. in international relations from Princeton, has always regarded himself as the thinking man’s general. Friends say that leaving the C.I.A. as he did was humiliating, and that he spent the first weeks in virtual isolation at home.
“One foot in front of the other, one day at a time,” CFR member Peter Mansoor, a military historian who was CFR member Mr. Petraeus’s right-hand man in Iraq, recalled Mr. Petraeus saying.
He hired CFR member Robert E. Barnett, the Washington lawyer who doubles as a book agent and career counselor to the city’s powerful, to plot his comeback. Since then, CFR member Mr. Petraeus has sought to carve out a new voice for himself as an expert on North America and energy, which has formed the backbone of his work at KKR, in academia and as a paid public speaker.
In upbeat opinion articles — including a recent Washington Post piece with the headline “America on the Way Up” — CFR member Mr. Petraeus argues that new technologies like fracking give the United States, Canada and Mexico a competitive edge. He is bullish on Mexico, which is ending its state-run monopoly on oil production, and made four trips there in 2014.
“He’s tried to get into the economics or investment dimension,” said CFR member Robert Zoellick, the former World Bank president, who is co-chairman of a task force on North America with Mr. Petraeus for the Council on Foreign Relations. “He’s had a particular interest in energy, and KKR has an interest in energy.”
CFR member Mr. Petraeus has not changed his lifestyle, at least not noticeably. He has remained in the same house on the same street of $1 million to $2 million homes in the Northern Virginia suburb of Arlington with his wife, Holly, and commutes by Amtrak train to KKR’s offices on the 42nd floor of a Manhattan skyscraper with a sweeping view of Central Park.
On Thursday he spoke at Trinity College in Dublin, where an antiwar protester who confronted him was carted off by the police. CFR member Mr. Petraeus is affiliated with three universities: Harvard, where he goes roughly once a month for a project on North America, earning $1,000 each day he is there; U.S.C.; and the City University of New York, where he teaches a seminar on North America to students at the Macaulay Honors College, for a salary of $40,000 a year, said Ann Kirschner, the college dean. It is a raise from $1 a year, which CFR member Mr. Petraeus agreed to accept in 2013 when plans for a $200,000 salary financed by a donor caused outrage among the Macaulay faculty.
C.U.N.Y. students know CFR member“Professor Petraeus” as a tough editor. He requires papers to be written in the style of memos to a White House chief of staff, conducts mock congressional hearings on issues and handed out copies of “The Elements of Style,” by Strunk and White, on the first day of class.
“He taught us how to cut out flowery language and get to the point,” said Erika Larsen, 21, a senior.
What happens next for CFR member Mr. Petraeus is unclear. David E. Kendall, his lawyer on the criminal matter, refused to comment on the investigation, as did officials at the Justice Department.
CFR member Mr. Petraeus’s friends say that he would like to go back into public service someday, and they speculate about whether he would ever be considered for secretary of defense or secretary of state.
“The only question is does the next president want him?” CFR member Mr. Mansoor said. “This is where that little cloud hanging over his head comes into play.”