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Did Petreaus Betray Us (And If Not Us, His Wife... After The Election Of Course)

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Update, in which we find the true reason for the affair: Petraeus Won’t Testify on Benghazi Next Week, Senate Aide Says.  In other words, next time one is called to testify before a panel over the deaths of 4 people including one US ambassador, one just pulls the infidelity "get out of testimony" card and all is well.

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A mere few days after the re-election of our president, CIA Director David Petraeus annoucnes his resignation:


The reason - an extra-marital affair...


Of course, the defense is already known: Petreaus did not commit that affair... the government did it for him

Via AP:

David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.


According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign, and on Friday the president accepted.


Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" in having an affair.

and From the Director of National Intelligence...



Today, CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to the President. Dave’s decision to step down represents the loss of one of our nation’s most respected public servants. From his long, illustrious Army career to his leadership at the helm of CIA, Dave has redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one’s country.


Since he took over as Director in September of last year, he and I have worked together to tackle some of the most challenging issues faced by the Intelligence Community in more than a decade. Under his leadership, the CIA remained instrumental in providing our policy makers decision advantage through the best possible intelligence. I’m particularly thankful for Dave’s unwavering support and personal commitment to my efforts to lead the Intelligence Community and integrate our intelligence enterprise.


Whether he was in uniform leading our nation’s troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, or at CIA headquarters leading the effort to generate intelligence used to keep our nation safe, Dave inspired people who had the privilege of working with him.


I have spent more than five decades serving our country–in uniform and out–and of all the exceptional men and women I have worked with over the years, I can honestly say that Dave Petraeus stands out as one of our nation’s great patriots.


On behalf of the entire Intelligence Community, I thank Dave for his service, his support and his continued friendship.


James R. Clapper


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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:09 | 2965760 kato
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Yawn. Pussy Galore wins again.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:12 | 2965769 idea_hamster
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The only affairs that intel cares about are the secret ones.  

If you're messing around and your wife doesn't know, no big deal.  If you're messing around and the AGENCY doesn't know -- now that's a blackmail risk.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:14 | 2965801 NotApplicable
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So much for him replacing Hillary. I guess Kerry will have to do.

Why the long face?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:16 | 2965809 Pladizow
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Rats fleeing a sinking ship!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:18 | 2965828 CPL
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:30 | 2965920 francis_sawyer
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Gee ~ I hope his resignation won't disrupt the heroin or coke traffic...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:41 | 2965943 Precious
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Who did he have an affair with, Michelle Obama?  

This resignation is bogus.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:17 | 2966092 Precious
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The General was screwed by Madame Benghazi.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:20 | 2966135 franzpick
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He was not in uniform at the time.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:10 | 2966301 Precious
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Where's the beef?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:20 | 2966336 economics9698
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Anyone notice how quickly the Iraqi war was ended when the Jew Meyer was booted and Petraeus replaced him? 

McNamara stopping Westmorland from winning the Vietnam War with absurd orders?

The more war, the longer the war, the more the banker Jew masters get their money.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:21 | 2966344 eatthebanksters
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Marc Faber was right...Obama will not make it to the end of his second term because of scandals.  This guy is a magnet for corruption and greaseball behavior.  Faber also said to buy guns, more specifcally a machine gun...wonder where I can get one of those, legally of course!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:04 | 2966472 ebworthen
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Some people say cream floats to the top, but so do unhealthy bowel movements.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:31 | 2966532 saturn
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I do not care about affairr, I care about truth.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:29 | 2966695 Michaelwiseguy
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Something is going to go horribly wrong for someone.

  Israel seeks war on Iran to keep lid on 9/11

And still Netanyahu continues on this seemingly suicidal course. He even orders the Mossad and its CIA assets including Gladio veteran Terry Jones to unleash a rabidly anti-Islam film, spammed into the faces of every Muslim on the planet via millions of dollars of computer server time and intelligence agency expertise - an obvious attempt to fan the flames of Islamophobia and pave the way to a US war on Iran for Israel. Obama, who is on record saying he hates Netanyahu and that Netanyahu is a liar, and who knows that Netanyahu manufactured the “Innocence of Muslims” crisis to try to get Romney elected, responded by refusing to meet with Netanyahu in New York, and going on the David Letterman Show instead. A more blatant snub could hardly be imagined.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:05 | 2966763 Michaelwiseguy
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Seems everyone on the planet knows about this story except the Un-informed American people.

But there is no guarantee that things would go well for Israel on the battlefield. Iran has the capability to riddle Israel with rocket attacks, or even to take out Israel's Dimona nuclear facility and perhaps render Israel and much of the surrounding region permanently uninhabitable. And Israel does not have the capability to seriously damage Iran's nuclear energy program without US help. If the US intervened on the side of Israel, Iran could shut the Straits of Hormuz, and possibly sink many, if not all, of the ships there with Sunburn missiles, driving gasoline prices over USD 10 a gallon and paralyzing the world economy. Additionally, Iran has the capability to massively attack the US bases that surround it, killing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of US soldiers. A US president, especially one who dislikes Netanyahu and puts America's interests ahead of Israel's, would be very unlikely to help Netanyahu attack Iran.

Phase 2 of the plan has been initiated. 

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 07:51 | 2967421 GetZeeGold
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Gotta call bullshit right here.......Obama is out of his league and everyone knows it.


The real news is Hillary is leaving.....she'll drive a stake right though that rat bastards head.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:39 | 2967511 Enslavethechild...
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Israel has weapons of mass destruction, we must bomb them immediately

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:46 | 2967518 GetZeeGold
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Is not being discussed here....nice try though.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 12:24 | 2967664 Enslavethechild...
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Fuck you Jew

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 07:56 | 2969434 GetZeeGold
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My ancestors crossed the Caucasus mountains, which is why your drivers license might list you as a Caucasion....but I'm not from the tribe of Judah.


Pretty sure you have no clue what I'm talking you sparky? That's probably because you're not very bright.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 23:34 | 2967066 jwoop66
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you're not seriously gonna try and perpetuate the fucking "anti-islam" film caused it all myth are you?   You gotta be fucking kidding.  And you tied it to your "the jews did it" schtick.  Nice.   I don't know what netanyahu did or didn't do, but even without Iran in the picture, Isreal is rapidly becoming surrounded by crazy fucking islamic fucks.   The fucking arab spring.   great.  you probably thought it was a great moment for democracy.  tool.  


oh shit... if the muslims read this they might fucking riot... oh no... then you'll say netanyahu or the jews wrote this. 

Well, I'm neither you stupid piece of shit...

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 03:49 | 2967362 fnord88
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better off gettting fucked in the ass by degenerate christian priests?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 07:42 | 2967424 GetZeeGold
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You clearly have some issues.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 07:46 | 2967428 nmewn
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If the government didn't lock up those for killing child molesting priests, there wouldn't be any child molesting priests.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:28 | 2967452 GetZeeGold
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Say hello to the boys at the Gestapo for us.


That crap worked 70 years ago.....not so much today.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:43 | 2967469 nmewn
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My point was, if the law is made corrupt or unworkable, it ceases to be any law the people will respect. The Gestapo was following German law wasn't it? It didn't make what they were doing "right" though did it?

As an aside, I don't assign pedophile priests (or pedophiles in general) to the category of a predator. They are more like vultures seeking sustenance from the defenseless. Pedophiles will flee from a true predator everytime.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:50 | 2967471 GetZeeGold
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This story is not about pedophiles......clearly your only trying to obfuscate here.....and doing a pretty damn bad job about it.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:56 | 2967476 nmewn
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True, this is a side bar to the original story. I'm making a comment to the side bar. You're reading a little more into my comments than there is GZG

Scroll down to see my comments relevent to the story ie General Ham to be replaced...and why.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:41 | 2966727 Chariots of the Feds
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Seen on a stall door shortly after arriving in country, Vietnam 1966.  Westmoreland walks on water (and added right below it) Yeah and shit floats!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:37 | 2966852 ebworthen
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Thanks for that.

Can't believe the apologists and pity for a guy cheating on his Wife.

PBS was asking "How hard it must be for a man of such courage and achievement to suffer this downfall?"


As if it was some random event that he had no choice in.  He let his dick do the thinking, and betrayed his Wife, his family, and his country.  In his position of responsibility he failed personally and professionally.  I am so sick of bailouts and the no wrong/no failure juvenile mentality of society.  He fucked up, and deserves to take the fall, period.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:30 | 2966958 CharlieSDT
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You are either a retard or stooge.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:42 | 2966976 Orly
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I prefer the term stooge myself.

Bailout a four-star general who couldn't keep it in his pants?

Puh-leeez.  Some people just don't get it and never will.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:46 | 2966982 ebworthen
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So you think he was set up - or cheating on his Wife doesn't matter?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 07:53 | 2967431 GetZeeGold
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He was set amateurs.


No way in hell this will stand.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:41 | 2967512 Orly
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No affair ever existed.  How do I know?  Have a look at his wife, further down the thread. Not attractive at all, I am sorry to say.  Then, you might reason, that he's going to go and chase some young hot babe or give in to her advances.  Wrong again.

When a man in that much power stays with a woman that long- probably been together since high school- that means he loves that woman to death and would never do anything to hurt her, much less with some skank that comes on to him; slight Arab accent, very long legs, keeps looking down at the floor with her hand behind her right ear...

There was no affair at all, ever.  He only said that so he could quit the administration and the "family matters" wasn't going to work.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:13 | 2967123 jwoop66
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Fuck pity.    They set his ass up.   This was just preliminary groundwork for the recent coup-d-etat.    They sent that broad to interview him for a biography knowing damn well that after being overseas in that shithole for a while and then having an attractive women following him around asking him about his life and his thoughts, that he might just want to fuck her if she were accomodating.   Lo and behold... that was part of her job description.  

Funny how bathouse barry suddenly gave him the CIA head position shortly before he was going campaigning for re-election.   As long as patreaus was head of the CIA, he was gonna be quiet and out of sight.   Now the election is over, its time to put some marxist like podesta in the head position.   Of course they couldn't anticipate bathouse barry's blatant and glaring incompetence in the Benghazi affair.    They were probably running weapons through libya and already had patreaus on notice that they had incriminating evidence and he should look the other way.   With barry's screwup and patreus's pending testimony, they have to get him back out of sight.  

I'm sure they have more on him; probably something they had him do while he was in charge, so they made him a deal.   They told him to resign so he could no longer testify unless subpeona'd (?), and they  did it with kid gloves.   They even have that skank feinstein saying the sweetest things about him and that she thinks he should stay on.   Lets see if any elected officials of either side compell him to testify. 

Oh, and conveniently, bathouse barry is leaving the country on one of his skillfull diplomacy missions.   Winning friends and influencing people.  Because he's so damn charismatic.   The media has told us that for five years now...   We sure are blessed to have a man such as him ruling over us.   Even if he's just a figurehead, he's so damn approachable.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:39 | 2967159 jwoop66
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I just watched a video from the joe and mika show with the mistress.   She's also ex military.  West point grad no less.   I'm sure she felt attracted to the general in charge of the mission theater, and she seems like an interesting woman as well as attractive, so you know odds are high he'll want to do her.   I wanted to do her after watching the interview.  A matchmaker couldn't have put a better couple together. 

Yeah, that part of the set-up was probably easier than arranging to have him head up the CIA.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:30 | 2967457 GetZeeGold
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joe and mika


Useful idiots.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:05 | 2967488 jwoop66
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Bubbly captains of the useful idiot pep rally.   Indeed.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:30 | 2967146 MachoMan
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If you have a clean criminal background, then you can get one if you have enough money...  they're all over the place.  Legal with BATFE approval...  $200 tax stamp and you're good to go.  Good luck on affording one worth a shit though....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:39 | 2966183 SmittyinLA
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too soon

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:55 | 2966998 The trend is yo...
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Head of the CIA coulnd't keep that news under wraps? right

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:31 | 2967458 GetZeeGold
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He didn't even know about it.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:55 | 2965985 e-man
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I expect we will see a line-up to the resignation confessional.

- I cheated on my tax returns

- I used the government jet for vacation travel

- I banged all the interns

- I didn't pay employment taxes for my housekeeper

- I played footsies in the bathroom stall with Napolitano


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:29 | 2966146 Mesquite
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His appointment served it's purpose...Remember...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:04 | 2966467 nonclaim
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No, he didn't accept his last task which was to take the fall for the president:  take blame for not sending help in.

A civilian would do it, but that is *too much for a general*.

[That's what I think...]

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:47 | 2966985 Orly
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Conversation prolly went something like this:

O: So, General, you understand that it was your decision not to send air cover for the Ambassador in Benghazi.

P: No, Mr. President, I do not.

O: You understand, of course, what I am asking you to do.

P:  I believe I do, yes.

O: Then it was your decision not to send in air cover.

P: No, Mr. President, that was your decision.

O: Well, that answer is not acceptable.

P: I understand.  (Long pause and a sigh) I'll have it writing by tomorrow.  Good night, Mr. President.

O: Good night, General.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:11 | 2967120 seek
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Yep, I'm equally positive this is all about Benghazi.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:06 | 2967489 GetZeeGold
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All this over a blind sheik.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 11:22 | 2967531 nmewn
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I don't think so. Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed by a drone in Pakistan back in June. He was a Libyan citizen and AQ loves to "make statements" even delusional moonbats can understand.

The attack happened on 9-11...2012.

As to why the military was told to stand down, I believe it was because the civilian government didn't want the collateral damage...civilian deaths...that would have happened.

For the conspiracy minded...many of the weapons "loaned" by the US & CIA for the overthrow of Gaddafi were flowing toward Mali. But that was a known known and no reason to let our people die.

So to me, it was a political decision...not a military one...they didn't want pictures of "dead babies" on TV screens in the middle of an election.


Let me just drop this little puppy in here so I don't have to save it...

"In a letter to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday, Panetta specifically addressed the claim that the military could have dispatched armed unmanned aerial vehicles, AC-130 gunships or fighter jets to thwart the attack. Such aircraft were not in the region and not an effective option, he said."

Could some enterprising reporter please ask the Secretary of Defense why they were deemed by him/them to NOT be an "effective option"?

I should copy & paste the whole thing before it escapes/self deletes from the AP...but in the interest of space I won't.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:46 | 2967433 nmewn
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The head of the CIA does not order military assets around. In this part of the world its AFRICOM...unless held back by O'Barry who is, unfortunately, the Commander in Chief.

Gen.Ham (AFRICOM) disobeyed orders and was sending help to Benghazi. He is being relieved of command.

by the general who arrested him for disobeying orders from Washington...General Rodriguez.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:45 | 2967516 Orly
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What's this all about nmewn?  Why the layers and convolution and then have the man just brazenly quit like that?  This seems like a diversion to me.  From what?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:14 | 2967548 nmewn
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I think Ham was in the process of sending help and was over ruled. Then disobeyed orders by his superiors was "technically arrested" for it and now...he is retiring.

This isn't going away. We'll find out one way or the other.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:53 | 2967525 Crassus
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Carter Ham is an excellent commander. Began his Army career as an enlisted man.

Beginning in the academy, Patreaus has had a carefully managed career achieving two stars before his first combat ribbon as commander, 101st Airborne Div. during V Corps drive to Baghdad. His meteoric rise has been attributed to his willingness to follow what many of his senior officers saw as wrong-headed and unworkable orders from the DOD. This won him the reputation in the brotherhood as a "bootlicker." To his credit, he took on the responsibility and through ingenuity and persuasion avoided disaster. Men at the summit of power and achievement often experience a sense of immortality that can place them in grave danger.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:54 | 2967529 knukles
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does that make the top dog a mission creep?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:09 | 2967542 nmewn
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lol...I found it interesting that the SECOND meme/turd overflowing the toilet of DC (after him stepping down) was he wouldn't be testifying on the investigation of Benghazi.

Ummm, no.

He will be issued a subpoena to appear before Congress. If he refuses, he will be the second (present or past) administration official to be cited for contempt.

Its going to be fun watching claims for Executive Privelge on a now private citizen ;-)

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:30 | 2967559 spanish inquisition
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A little high profile to dissapear him in a black camp (though I would love the irony). 2 shot suicides are getting suspicous, so are the hands behind the back naked hangings, maybe time to bring back the Wellstone.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:40 | 2967569 nmewn
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It has all the hallmarks of amatuer hour when someone dies of drowniing and no water is found in the lungs ;-)

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:05 | 2967539 spanish inquisition
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Can't remember what channel I was watching yesterday , but I am pretty sure I heard the Bin Laden raid described as run by military but directed and oversaw by CIA. Could of been drinking at the time, but they may be floating the idea that the buck stops "there".


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:29 | 2967558 nmewn
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The CIA is pretty good at starting wars, playing around inside wars but pretty inept at running them or operational control. Its my understanding the intel was gathered by the CIA as to where bin Laden was. The military then ran the the "dry runs" and practiced for the assault and made the assault itself.

As an FYI...the doctor who gave confirming evidence where bin Laden was, was in turn, compromised by the "political ball spiking" of the administration and arrested by Pakistan. The rank & file CIA and the military wasn't real happy about that.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:09 | 2966298 RiotActing
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But I sure as shit no nothing about Bengahzi, in fact I forgot where it was? Benwah?

Goat fucking? sure I did that too.... just dont mention that B word again...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:04 | 2966470 zelator
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- I have a wide stance.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:45 | 2965994 Antifaschistische
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It had to be a hooker....who would voluntarily jump this dude!!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:55 | 2966043 CunnyFunt
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:00 | 2966052 Precious
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100 pushups, grunt.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:01 | 2966061 TruthInSunshine
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Then Holder, Clinton, Geithner...and so forth. Cue the resignations en masse.

Obama is pardoning Madoff & making him Treasury Secretary. It's the only way we can kick the can at this point. Don't judge, bitchez!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:28 | 2966143 insanelysane
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:13 | 2966319 Capitalist10
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Damn!  Beat me to that one.

Madoff gets the Fed when the Bernank exits.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 07:18 | 2967416 rufusbird
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Why not? He has a longer track record...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:13 | 2966103 Gully Foyle
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She looks very giving. The big ones are. Because it is all about you and your needs instead of theirs.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:29 | 2966147 CunnyFunt
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GULLY, I know, that's why I quit chasing model types and shacked up with a voluptuous Filipina. Low maintenance is a good thing. I'm currently teaching her how to skin game.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:44 | 2966205 Precious
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:49 | 2966877 Karlus
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Is "skin game" what you guys call it? My wifey calls it playing the skin flute

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:33 | 2967151 CunnyFunt
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Good catch. I thought it sounded strange as I was typing, but decided to leave it.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 01:30 | 2967240 Harbanger
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Truth is free men will always survive.  It's their NATURE.  You can't enslave a free man.  They will always win by their fighting spirit, especially when fighting from the bottom.  They exist, love and live by their battles, it's been bred into them through evolution.  Most don't even know it.  :)

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:13 | 2966105 Boozer
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Your a cruel one Cunny! :)

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:14 | 2966107 Whoa Dammit
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Holly"s (Petraeus) legal first name is Hollister (no joke). Shortening it to Hoggy would be more apropos.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:50 | 2966990 Orly
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Dude.  Can we leave his wife out of this, please?  It's really not necessary.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:15 | 2966110 Breezy47
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Yikes! She is a hottie!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:19 | 2966131 Mad Mohel
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Fuck! I thought that was a gag picture. Upon further research, I say O should give him another Medal.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:09 | 2966093 R3VOLUTION
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Paula Broadwell.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:22 | 2966346 eatthebanksters
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It was Michelle, but she gets to stay because she's special...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:23 | 2966480 Ookspay
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Probably a sppok hooker who comprimised him long before they made him become CIA director to begin with. A twofor, blackmail him into to taking the job and blackmail him into resigning. Lot's a "favors" exchanged over 2 years, now dump him. SOP, 8x10 glossy's of the good general on the business end of a 12" strapon is my guess.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:51 | 2966993 Orly
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You guys are so gullible, it's not even funny.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:01 | 2966049 CommunityStandard
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He was forced out for screwing up in Libya.

The US Ambassador was funneling arms from the fallen Ghaddafi regime to rebels in Syria.  In retaliation, Islamic groups planned the attack on the Embassy that eventually led to his death.  Russian intelligence found out beforehand and warned the CIA, though Petraeus did nothing.  Easier to get rid of him with an affair as opposed to admitting he screwed up.  This after the country was already told the attack was over some little-known anti-Islam movie.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:03 | 2966073 disabledvet
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Yep..."prepare for ground assault."

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:09 | 2966091 Richard Whitney
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"Islamic retaliation..."?

If we were supplying them arms, why would they retaliate?

The Banghazi story and the Petraeus story stink, but I don't know how the 'beneficiaries retaliated' explains it.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:18 | 2966111 CommunityStandard
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Sorry for being vague.  By Islamic groups, I was referring to pro-Assad groups and not the rebels.

I heard that Petraeus was getting the boot last week, but I didn't think it would happen so quickly, so blatantly, and with such a bogus cover story.  Serves me right, I suppose.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:30 | 2966155 insanelysane
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Had to happen quickly.  He was supposed to testify next week.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:11 | 2966308 RiotActing
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Ive been reading it was special forces from UAE... where are you sourcing your info from?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:55 | 2966999 Orly
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:11 | 2966099 Gully Foyle
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Well that is a Lord of the Rings level fantasy if I have ever read one.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:57 | 2966255 Common_Cents22
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Petraeus already said the CIA did not give a stand down order, he was pointing the finger.   Petraeus was not going to tow the company LYING for Obama in testimony next week, obama threatened Petraeus and Petraeus said fuck you, i'll step down myself.  

Watch the truth leak out quickly.

Obama has screwed with too many people, he cannot throw all of them under the bus.

Watch out when Hillary is finally out at SecState.   sparks will fly.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:05 | 2966287 Randall Cabot
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Remember the USS Liberty!!!!!

"U.S. military rescue aircraft were recalled, not once, but twice, through direct intervention by the Johnson administration. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamaraís cancellation of the Navy's attempt to rescue the Liberty, which I personally confirmed from the commanders of the aircraft carriers America and Saratoga, was the most disgraceful act I witnessed in my entire military career."    


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:09 | 2966297 Bastiat
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Plus one for optimism.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:24 | 2966355 eatthebanksters
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Axelrod dug up the dirt and said you go nicely or we'll court marshall your ass!  He did not want Petraeus on the stand to give testimony...why can't congress subpoena him anyway?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:57 | 2967001 Orly
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They will.  Boehner isn't going to take this laying down.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 23:22 | 2967044 infinity8
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Your voice has changed. So political recently whereas, in the past, you stuck to trading topics - FX mostly. Like Yen Cross used to be almost unintelligible and KathyChamberlain-esque and now is English-speaking and attempting to be "friendly". Shit's getting weird around here.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:27 | 2967144 Cathartes Aura
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pretty much everything at ZH has "changed" - you've been around for a while, don't you think so?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 06:03 | 2967403 falak pema
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maybe Orly has grown political wings and learnt to fly! 

Her handle rings a bell. 

4x and now polit X

Btw : nice play on words Orly; Boner not going to take it laying down! 

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:51 | 2967526 Orly
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Maybe there was a presidential election recently and now this happens with General Petraeus, so 90% of the stories generated here are of that ilk?  I am far off into conspiracy theories, not politX.  It's the Purple Party, sponsored by the banks, so I don't care, really.

I did notice that about Yen Cross, too.  Very strange, as he used to be nearly unbearably vulgar and now he is quite friendly.  The other day, he saved me an online magazine clipping that was very informative.  It was very nice.

Often, when there is a loss in our lives, we can no longer take our invulnerability for granted.  I hope he hasn't had to deal with something tragic but I do like the change.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 13:43 | 2967838 IrritableBowels
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Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:47 | 2967179 jwoop66
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cracker please!   boner is a bitch.   He'll take it however master wants to give it to him.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:59 | 2967482 lilimarlene1
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No wonder the wonder boy did the boo hoo for the press. Boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo. Sheesh.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 09:44 | 2972112 inca
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Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell [pay close attention to Q&A]

Did Petraeus mistress reveal secret CIA prison?
Paula Broadwell may have divulged new information on Benghazi scandal

RealTime CIA – Why else did the CIA spymaster resign?-”
"...the difference from what is publicly said, what is publicly seen and what actually exists.”

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:03 | 2966780 swamp
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He was forced out for telling on the WH, that he did not call to stand down, leaving only Panetta or Obama to blame. Can't have the WH intentionally murdering the American he put in place, so out out out. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:03 | 2966781 swamp
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He was forced out for telling on the WH, that he did not call to stand down, leaving only Panetta or Obama to blame. Can't have the WH intentionally murdering the American he put in place, so out out out. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:10 | 2966097 Gully Foyle
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I think you missed something.

Normally when they squeeze someone out the old "he left to spend time with his family" canard is put into play.

Someone did the dirty and humiliated him, PUBLICLY humiliated him.

One has to wonder why?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:18 | 2966104 Precious
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Retaliation for misuse of bold font.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 01:27 | 2967236 tip e. canoe
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Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:34 | 2967460 GetZeeGold
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If it's know he's serious.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:20 | 2966137 Ookspay
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Axelrod's fingerprints all over this... Petraeus was going to sing like a bird at the Senate hearings...

Once again the media has failed us miserably. Now they will slowly release all of the dirt on the obama admin instead of before the election like they should have. Pathetic.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:56 | 2966252 XitSam
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They are saying that now he is not going to testify? Why not?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:17 | 2966331 Ookspay
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He knows too much about them and they know too much about him, implied blackmail by both parties.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:36 | 2966449 XitSam
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Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is the one saying he doesn't need to testify.

This is all choreographed and smells as bad as that chicken factory in Mississippi after Katrina.

Edit: typo

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:26 | 2966361 eatthebanksters
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They had to find a reason t get him out quick...requesting a resignation after the election but before the hearings because hos family missed him just would not fly.  He fell on his sword for the chief.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:14 | 2966108 CPL
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Sometimes people fall of swords of their own device to delay an inevidable outcome.



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:19 | 2966129 Precious
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+ 100

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:21 | 2966345 Muddy1
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"etremely poor judgement", let me seeher (his) picture and I'll decide.

Tlee JFK, and Bill Clinton about poor judgement

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 23:24 | 2967050 caconhma
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Something is very fishy. Forget the Benghazi attack. It is nothing. This is the old news.

Let us see, David Petraeus is a military man and there is a serious conflict between the military establishment and CIA conducting various dirty jobs for the Administration and their Zionist Banking Mafia masters. Lately, the Pentagon was against an Iran adventure on behalf of Israel making the Zionist Banking Mafia very angry.

I don’t believe CIA didn’t have a detailed knowledge about the 9/11-I. I am afraid that America is up to the 9/11-II and Petraeus did not want to be a part of it. It appears that something terrible will take place in a near future.


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:22 | 2967135 seek
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Here she is:

FYI that's th equivalent of a facebook angles pic of her, it's pretty kind.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 01:25 | 2967234 tsx500
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Giggitty giggitty gooooo   !!!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:56 | 2966764 swamp
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Did you read the article? You missed the point. He's resigning to avoid being killed by testifying against the Master of AmeriKa.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965959 surf0766
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Will he be walking around talking about Genghis Khan ?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:16 | 2965810 Thecomingcollapse
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This is all so we can have a new appointee... False flag methinks

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:29 | 2965906 slaughterer
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They are putting Geithner in as a replacement.  

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:32 | 2965929 aint no fortuna...
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a honey trap... but by who?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965957 decon
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Since time immemorial, little head thinking for the big head.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:11 | 2965996 Precious
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Spooks now setting up blind drops on Grindr


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:50 | 2966022 optimator
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:59 | 2966263 XitSam
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Who, when, where?  Was it recent or have they been holding this is reserve? Did Petraeus come forward to admit an affair on his own? Usually, things that cause resignations only happen when people are caught. Then they're all "I'm so sorry (that I got caught)."

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:05 | 2966910 Roger Knights
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"a honey trap... but by who?"

Maybe Monica gets around.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:18 | 2966661 BeaverFever
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The only affair he had was with a magnum held to his greasy head. The only privates he saw were manly ones that looked better than Hitlery's on a drunken day in the dead of night. Forget Bengazi. Forget testifying. Forget a life other than this shiny bullet about to go a zillion miles an hour through that skull of yours...

It's called the Amerikun Way. The way it was. The way it will always be. The Republic is dead. Long live the few who know the truth...

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:32 | 2967459 ToNYC
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Hookers on the right string is the only way to go to the Global fish fry.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:29 | 2965905 Zap Powerz
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I have a suspicion that there was a whole lot of shit plugged up in the political sewer and it was prevented from coming out in the months before the election. Now that the election is over, the dam keeping that shit back has been breached and will start flowing.  That will be the shit that hits the fan.

Some possibilities:  US credit downgrade.  Inflation.  Food and energy shortages.  Foriegn affair fuck ups (Bengazi, fast and furious), the abysmal response of the Federal government to Sandy, promises made to foriegn leaders pre election.

We past the point of no return a long time ago, but the news has not covered it so Obama could get re-elected.  Now that he is in office securely, the above events will be used as a tool to smash the American system with, they will be used to expand government power and the police state.

Its all working according to plan.

Your government hates you.  Plan accordingly.  You have been warned.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:34 | 2965937 Peterus
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Government doesn't hate you. Farmer doesn't hate his cows.

Actually he even wants the moderately happy - so they are most productive. But when push comes to shove, you gotta eat something and there are only these dairy cows left...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:52 | 2966027 HungryPorkChop
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He should had consulted with 'Bill' Clinton on that one? 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:53 | 2966034 upWising
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So the Celestial Creator comes to visit Eve one afternoon in the Garden of Eden.  After brief pleasantries, Celestial Creator tells Eve, "I have finally perfected the design of the Male Gender.  The only bad news is that there is a small engineering glitch I haven't been able to fix.  I can get the blood to flow to the brain or to the penis, but not to both at the same time."

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:07 | 2966083 Gully Foyle
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TV Review: Testees

Meanwhile, another Testee named Larry (Kenny Hotz) reaps the benefits of the new penis-enlargement spray he’s been assigned to try out. The problem with the spray is, while it’s effective in turning him into “cockzilla,” getting an erection has a tendency to drain his blood supply, causing him to pass out.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:54 | 2966247 grid-b-gone
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Gas in my area fell from nearly $4.00 to $3.19 in the weeks leading up to the election. Bye bye, pristine North Slope.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 08:05 | 2969441 GetZeeGold
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Only cost us a trillion in hot QE cash......but thanks, we'll take it.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:11 | 2966473 ChanceIs
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I think that I am missing something big time.  I would think:

1) Once formally out of office, he should be able to speak MUCH more openly,

2) Where did it ever say that he was NOT going to testify?  Does having an affair make one's memory faulty or otherwise less able to speak the truth?  Isn't one less constrained if the leverage of having one's dirty revealed to one's spouse has been removed.

3) Paetraeus is military.  All of the military hate Obama (and hated Clinton).  Obama hates the military.  Paetraeus can now open his kimona with delight.

Bottom line here:  The frightened person tonight should be El Presidente Obama.  Face it.  He had Jay Carney call up Paetraeus and say, 'We have the goods on you.  If you tell the truth to Congress about Libya, we are going to tattle to your wife.'  I am sure Paetraeus said, 'Kiss my ass.  I will see you in the Congressional testimony room.'

Marc Faber said that Obama wouldn't last out his next four years.  I wonder if he will make it to inauguration.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:40 | 2967163 seek
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If the above is true... They'd need to kill/suicide Petraeus to prevent testimony if they were going to stop this from getting out.

If that happens, I guess we'll know it's no-prisoners mode and SHTF jumped onto the express train.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:11 | 2966799 DaveyJones
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D. all of the above alex

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:34 | 2965940 Gully Foyle
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Biden 2016 cause he's down with the brothers.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 03:22 | 2967348 Kiwi Pete
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If Obama goes does that mean Biden 2012?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:48 | 2966013 LongSoupLine
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this stinks

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