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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

So, have our crazy friends concluded Petraeus was "set up" yet?


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Of course the only reason why he was kept in the administration was to give the Obama thugs time to set him up and knock him down in order to eliminate him as a future political opponent.

I question the timing here. Just as we are re-grouping from the stolen election, they kneecap the best prospect for 2016.

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If they haven't come up with this on their own yet, then perhaps someone might give them some help. Throw the drowning folks another anchor.

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Reply So, have our crazy friends concluded Petraeus was "set up" yet? (Original post)
jberryhill Nov 2012 OP
Chunk Nov 2012 #1
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #10
patrice Nov 2012 #2
MADem Nov 2012 #4
patrice Nov 2012 #8
MADem Nov 2012 #12
KoKo Nov 2012 #14
MADem Nov 2012 #17
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #3
KoKo Nov 2012 #15
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #19
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #5
emulatorloo Nov 2012 #11
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #6
Bolo Boffin Nov 2012 #7
ck4829 Nov 2012 #9
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #13
MADem Nov 2012 #18
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #16


Response to Chunk (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:18 PM

10. Ironic book title.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. I'm confused. Affairs are really BAD, but . . . resign????? Affairs aren't that unusual

anywhere, let alone in the military.

No wait, . . . he's CIA, so he compromised his intelligence position? Is that it?

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. The paramour was his "biographer" who had been travelling round with him constantly.

There is a question as to whether she accessed his email accounts.

There is no suspicion that she was a spy of any sort; but there is a question as to the compromise of classified material.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:16 PM

8. Okay, thanks. Had that info gotten into the wrong hands, could he have been blackmailed? or is

that just in movies?

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Response to patrice (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:38 PM

12. Who knows? The FBI is investigating her and they are specifically looking into unauthorized access

issues...but she could have been looking at his personal emails, for all we know at this point. Or maybe she didn't look at anything at all?

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Response to MADem (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:46 PM

14. The book she wrote seemed very much a "Puff Job" from the reviews and snips I read...

She may be an innocent...but, then...it's CIA...known to use "innocents" if they need to.

Innocents used against Vanity.

Who Knows... It's indeed an odd story playing out. Will have to see how it all develops...but, doesn't look too good for either of them, so far, imho.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:01 PM

17. She was married, he was married....I think they both used poor judgment.

She knew that a puff job book would make a bundle. Petraus has a huge GOP following. He was bandied about as a running mate for Money Boo Boo for a while, there.

The name of her book takes on an unfortunate (snicker, snicker) meaning...!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:54 PM

3. 5 minutes after it was announced.....

OBAMA'S BEN GAZI COVER UP !! Pure assumption on my part..

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:49 PM

15. I don't think this is against Obama. It's something else that we don't know the details of yet...

but if you want to believe the RW SPIN then do it.

Things are much more complicated than "My Team vs. Your Team" and rooting with this story.

There are "Death by Drone" innocents that come into play with Petraeous's Strategy...that should not be forgot...and more to the story than what the MSM is putting out at this point.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:16 PM

19. WTF ?

It's usually best to read the OP, then the comments.
Then you can comment....,

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:01 PM

5. Well there's this, just in from the Chicago Tribune & John Stewart

The details about all this are undoubtedly going to be dripping out, day by
day for awhile it seems.

The resignation comes at a sensitive time. The administration and the CIA have struggled to defend security and intelligence lapses before the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. It was an issue during the presidential campaign that ended with Obama's re-election Tuesday.

The CIA has come under intense scrutiny for providing the White House and other administration officials with talking points that led them to say the Benghazi attack was a result of a film protest, not a militant terror attack. It has become clear that the CIA was aware the attack was distinct from the film protests roiling across other parts of the Muslim world.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-petraeus-resigns-cia-affair-20121109,0,6774402.story

BTW - Broadwell is (or was) married as well, according to this interview in Jan 2012
by John Stewart, of all people.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-25-2012/paula-broadwell

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

11. Very very interesting. Thanks for posting that. n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:03 PM

6. Probably, but they won't tell me.

I nip that shit in the bud. Yesterday a RW coworker tried to tell me some RW bullshit, and I shot her down with facts. After 3 years of her doing this, she still doesn't get it, LOL. I mean she thinks I'm a genius (not even close, but compared to her...yes), and yet she still thinks her RWNJ beliefs are valid and mine are not.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:03 PM

7. Oh, it's worse than that. This is fitting nicely into the Benghazi Truther scenarios.

As in, Petreaus is under the bus, now Petraeus isn't testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, waka waka waka.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:42 PM

13. They think Obama and his team blackmailed Petraeus to get him out...

to keep him quiet about the secrets about Benghazi. I saw that in comments on Greta Van Sustern's site.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

18. And the flip side to that is that Petraus would rather be thought about as a cheater than as an

incompetent CIA director who failed to provide adequate security at the Benghazi site--an area that his people had oversight over/responsibility for. "Some people say" too, that CIA failed in their duty in even allowing the Ambassador anywhere near that edifice given the threat assessments for the area. So, from the standpoint of a professional military/intelligence person, it's much better to go away labeled as a horn dog than a loser who lost the bubble on an intelligence enterprise and caused the death of fellow citizens. After all, horn dogs (be they governors or Presidents) have second acts; incompetent people who cost the lives of fellow citizens often do not.

But who knows? It's early days, still...

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

16. My crazy friend is tying it to the Benghazi hearings.

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