In a series of messages in 2014, Breedlove sought meetings with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, asking for advice on how to pressure the Obama administration to take a more aggressive posture toward Russia.I do not understand the Pentagon and State Dept's position on Russia. If ISIS is the primary threat then why the focus on Russia? They aren't a threat in Europe. They could help in the Middle East. Yet instead of working on common issues we're setting up a false cold war? I just don't get it.
“I may be wrong, … but I do not see this WH really ‘engaged’ by working with Europe/NATO. Frankly I think we are a ‘worry,’ … ie a threat to get the nation drug into a conflict,” Breedlove wrote in an email to Powell, who responded by accepting an invitation to meet and discuss the dilemma. “I seek your counsel on two fronts,” Breedlove continued, “how to frame this opportunity in a time where all eyes are on ISIL all the time, … and two, … how to work this personally with the POTUS.”
Worse is this crap.
This is the second story in less than a week of a serving General Officer that is at odds with the White House. They have no problem with the social agenda but think that starting another useless war is a good idea?
I don't think I'll ever be a fan of this President, but I am beginning to wonder if he might not have a point about the plotting behind his back!
Oh and the stunner! Powell was involved in this? Fucking seriously? I know retired generals never retire but JESUS! Why would he assist in this effort?