Friday, September 20, 2013

Sometimes Small-Group Harassment Makes a Big Statement

Lowly students vs. The Man Called Petraeus, and the lowly students win.

John Amato at Crooks and Liars:

I doubt Gen. David Petraeus, the former CIA director, ever got this kind of treatment before.
David Petraeus may be regretting taking a teaching position at the City University of New York system. A video recently posted to YouTube shows the former director of the CIA and retired Army general being followed down the street on his way to his first class by a small, but passionate group of students. It's hard to make out a lot of what they're saying, but there's a lot of "war criminal!" And a general sense that they don't like him very much. This comes after Petraeus' salary was lowered from a controversial $200,000 to just one dollar to teach a course at the honors college this fall titled “Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade?”

[...] The whole experience must be a major culture shock for a retired four-star general. Generals enjoy a tremendous amount of special treatment, including personal chefs and valets, and are revered in the military community. Now, he's being chased down the street and screamed at by a group of young students. One of whom, for some reason, had his belly exposed.
Watch the video.

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