Former CIA director mobbed on first day of new job
Paul Joseph Watson
September 12, 2013
A video shows former CIA director David Petraeus being ambushed by protesters on the streets of New York and branded a “war criminal.”
The footage shows Petraeus walking to his first day of his new job as a visiting professor at The City University of New York (CUNY). Petraeus seems unaffected as students hurl insults, labeling him a “war criminal,” a “scumbag,” and a “fascist.”
“You’ve got blood all over you! I can smell you!” “You disgusting imperialist!” yells one protester.
The ambush was organized by an organization calling itself the Ad Hoc Committee, a group of CUNY students attempting to drive out “Death Squad” Petraeus and eliminate the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.
Both the aggressive behavior of the students and Petraeus’ actions as a military official in Iraq and Afghanistan led the Atlantic Wire to conclude that, “Neither side looks good.”
After training Iraqi forces during the U.S. occupation, Petraeus was accused of ordering the intentional drone bombing funerals and other civilian targets in Afghanistan, a war crime under the International Criminal Court.
Petraeus has been a consistent supporter of military intervention in Syria and reiterated his stance during an appearance at Page Auditorium, Duke University last night.
The former CIA director also angered privacy advocates last year when he hailed the “Internet of things” as a transformational boon for “clandestine tradecraft”. In other words, people filling their homes with so-called “smart” devices would mean the CIA wouldn’t have to implant bugs since people would be wiretapping themselves.