Petraeus and McMaster have Taken Over the NSC, Want Massive Ground War with Syria
Disgraced former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus has been remaking the NSC, and thus America’s national security policy, in his image through puppet H.R. McMaster. In what is being called “Petraeus’ second war,” McMaster has been advising Trump to raise an army to impose a regime change in Syria. Some reports estimate McMaster wants to send 150,000 ground troops to the Middle East.
Petraus, using his considerable contacts in the media as well as substantial Saudi money, has been manipulating personnel decisions within the NSC for months.
The NSC has already been stacked with Petraus loyalists.
Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War describes Petraeus’ inner circle as including H.R. McMaster, now head of the NSC, Derek Harvey (the NSC’s top adviser on the Middle East), Joel Rayburn (Harvey’s deputy) and will soon include Major General Ricky Waddell if McMaster is able to squeeze out K.T. McFarland.
McMaster is forcing out K.T. McFarland, a Trump ally who opposes a massive ground war in Syria.
McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power
K. T. McFarland has been asked to step down as deputy National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump after less than three months and is expected to be nominated as ambassador to Singapore, according to a person familiar with White House personnel moves.
Major General Ricky Waddell, a Petraeus loyalist, is McMaster’s choice to replace K. T. McFarland.
President Trump on Wednesday removed controversial White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon from the National Security Council, part of a sweeping staff reshuffling that elevated military, intelligence and Cabinet officials to greater roles on the council and left Bannon less directly involved in shaping the administration’s day-to-day national security policy.
The restructuring reflects the growing influence of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army three-star general who took over the post after retired general Michael Flynn was ousted in February and who is increasingly asserting himself over the flow of national security information in the White House.
Petraeus’s manuvering began months ago. Through his connections with deep state, he has been able to have the background checks of Trump supporters sabotaged.
Trump loyalist Robin Townley had his security clearance application denied, despite the fact that Townley, a war hero, already had a top secret security clearance.
A senior administration official tells ABC News that Robin Townley, National Security Adviser Mike Flynn’s pick for the NSC’s senior director for Africa, had his request for special security clearance denied by the CIA.
The move will prevent Townley from being able to serve in the NSC post. Townley currently maintains an active top secret security clearance, but it was his request was for “Sensitive Compartmented Information” clearance that was rejected, the source says. The post is one of nearly two dozen senior director positions on the NSC tailored to a specific focus or geographical area; many of those positions currently remain vacant with no announced appointees.
Susan Rice, who unmasked Americans in an unprecedent spying scandal, advised H.R. McMaster to purge the NSC of Trump loyalists.
McMaster tried hiring Benghazi liar Linda Weissgold to work for him at the NSC.
How could a proven fraud like Linda Weissgold obtain a security clearance let alone be hired for the NSC?
During the Obama administration Weissgold served as director of the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis. She was among those who briefed Congress following the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012, a team of intelligence and military experts who reportedly earned the nickname “the dream team” within the administration.
In her position at OTA, she was also involved directly in drafting the now infamous Benghazi talking points, which government officials revised heavily to include factually incorrect assessments that stated the attackers were prompted by protests. According to the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report, Weissgold testified she had changed one such talking point to say that extremists in Benghazi with ties to al Qaeda had been involved in “protests” in the Libyan city, despite the fact that no such protests had occurred there on the day of the attack.
Watch NSC personnel moves closely. Trump supporters are out, pro-war Petraeus puppets are in.
Susan Rice, who unmasked Americans in a spying scandal, is advising H.R. McMaster. McMaster sought to hire a proven Benghazi liar on his team. Meanwhile a war hero (Robin Townley) with a top secret clearance wasn’t able to have his security clearance approved for a position at the NSC.
Trump ally K.T. McFarland is being pushed out, to be replaced with Petraeus loyalist Ricky Waddell.
Again, pick up a copy of Surge. Nearly every member of Petraeus’s inner circle is at the NSC or is on their way there.
This is a silent deep state coup led by Petraeus, and Trump must be on guard against McMaster’s false intelligence reports.
Mike Cernovich is a lawyer, author, and journalist. Cernovich broke the Susan rice unmasking scandal.