The former four-star General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and ISAF Commander in Afghanistan, as well as the Director of the CIA after his exit from the U.S. Army, has been affronted viciously by students of the University of New York (CUNY).
The students called him a “piece of shit”, “fascists”, “disgusting imperialists” and “war criminal” on his way to his lecture at the university. They also shouted in a choir “Petraeus, get out of CUNY.”
The former four-star General David Petraeus (60), who has led from 2002 the wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq at the top and is therefore responsible for the deaths of nearly 2 million Iraqis and Afghans, teaches as a visiting professor at the CUNY the course entitled “Are we at the beginning of the North American decade” since the beginning of the semester.
The video was recorded on the first day of his teaching profession as visiting professor at the University in New York last Monday.
The protesting students are members of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY.
Protesters call ex-CIA chief Petraeus ‘war criminal’: Video
The protesters from The City University of New York (CUNY) followed Petraeus as he walked down a street in New York City to teach his first class at the university.
The students called Petraeus a “war criminal,” a “murderer” and a “disgusting imperialist.”
A student said, “That’s Petraeus, he’s a war criminal!”
“Disgusting, you should be ashamed of yourself,” another student said.
They also voiced their opposition to his presence at the CUNY, shouting “every class, David,” and “Petraeus out of CUNY.”
Petraeus, who resigned from the CIA last year over his extramarital affair scandal, was offered a position as a visiting professor at CUNY.
The retired general played vital roles in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during his military career.
Petraeus was responsible for training Iraqi forces during the US occupation. He was accused of ordering the intentional drone bombing funerals and other civilian targets in Afghanistan, a war crime under the International Criminal Court.
The former CIA director has been a supporter of a military strike against Syria.