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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 - 16:26 | 2965882 Hohum
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Ho hum.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:34 | 2965939 Tuco Benedicto ...
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I have spent more than five decades serving our country–in uniform and "out"

Ha!  Ha!  Ha!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:26 | 2965887 alien-IQ
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In the would have been cheaper to rent.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:28 | 2965895 Piranhanoia
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he got the clapper

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:28 | 2965898 Quinvarius
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Well.  He looks gay.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:28 | 2965900 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' still picturing themselves as leaders. Laughable.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:00 | 2966459 Kiwi Pete
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Oh yes and China's leaders are soooo moral.

At least American leaders don't get their wives to murder their business associates.



China's Bo Xilai expelled and faces criminal charges

Martin Patience reports: "Murder, corruption and cover-up" exposed at the heart of power

Bo Xilai scandal

Top Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party and will face justice, state media say.

Mr Bo, the ex-Communist Party leader in the city of Chongqing, is accused of abuse of power and corruption.

His wife, Gu Kailai, was given a suspended death sentence in August for murdering UK national Neil Heywood.



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:28 | 2965901 Sandmann
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Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. (Daniel 2:31-33)

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:44 | 2965902 debtor of last ...
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edit: when you send him back to The Netherlands, send our gold with him. Oh no, leave the tungsten. We just need the intel. How to build Fema camps etc.



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965903 freewolf7
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A momentary lapse of reason.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:29 | 2965909 monopoly
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LOLOL. What a govt. Amazing. Just a coincidence that this comes out today, and the other day the drone that Iran decided not to shoot down. All just after the election. Amerika!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:16 | 2966114 fijisailor
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Iran has a drone in their posession for one reason only:  To justify a whole new drone program for the MIC.  WE gotta start drone wars with Iran and shoot down their drones with our drones.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:31 | 2965913 tickhound
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Marc Faber batting 1.000 on "scandals" call.

What'd that take.. one day?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965960 tu-ne-cede-malis
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Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:01 | 2967484 GetZeeGold
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Marc's a pretty smart cat.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:29 | 2965915 TuesdayBen
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Had to resign due to poor judgment - he shtupped Crowley

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:45 | 2966212 machineh
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Gahhh! -- no dinner for me tonight, I feel ill ...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:31 | 2965923 knotjammin2
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This country is totally screwed.  

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:40 | 2965970 falak pema
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oops that jumping the gun!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:40 | 2965971 falak pema
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no just one woman or man.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:46 | 2966981 Urban Redneck
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That's hardly a new development

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:35 | 2965926 Dr. Engali
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From the Director of National Intelligence..


Must be more Friday humor because that made me laugh.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:32 | 2965928 surf0766
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check out drudge pic.  wow


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:56 | 2966046 jomama
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i see he hasn't updated his website format for over a decade now...  fail.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:36 | 2965950 Inibo E. Exibo
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This makes me sad.  He was going to look soo good riding in on that white horse.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965953 Downtoolong
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After The Election Of Course


Exactly. That's the part I love too. It's the shit they don't tell us that hurts us the most, and there's enough of it to fill a warehouse.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965956 lostcause
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 You notice good news never comes out on a Friday!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:43 | 2965986 akak
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What is "good news"?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:37 | 2965958 venturen
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What he had an affair with Geithner?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:39 | 2965968 Shizzmoney
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The guy should of just said, "Yeah, I fuckin' cheated on my wife.  I'm CIA director.  I drone bombed the shit out of my mistress' pussy!"

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:41 | 2965976 Satan
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How can a man entrusted to keep some of the Nations deepest and darkest secrets not be able to keep something as trivial as this under wraps? Couldn't they just bump the bitch off and blame Iran? Don't these clowns watch American Dad?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:41 | 2965977 semperfi
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was he caught by a drone ?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:04 | 2966783 max2205
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NSA satcom and video. Is it on YouTube yet next to the Hulk sex tape?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:42 | 2965980 hunglow
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Can thunder thighs pink rabbit make it to the end of the year.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:43 | 2965987 Catullus
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Benghazi? That's what simpletons think is the scandal? 4 people died. No gives a fuck. They didn't want to pay to defend a hideout, the locals watched how little security there was and struck a weak target. It's probably the Libyan government that tipped the group off that it was weak. There's no fire here. This is the extent of it: A low value, weak target in a civil war torn Shithole.

Who knows why he's resigning. Maybe the guy is truly embarrassed and lost the respect of subordinates. I'd think you're at serious risk of being blackmailed as CIA director. It's not a way to live. Just own up to it and quit.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:43 | 2965989 Darth Mul
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My Uncle Fergus says the second big wedding will be in roughly the next 7-10 days.



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:44 | 2965992 I Am Not a Copp...
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I would've cheated on her too, she's not an attractive woman

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:06 | 2966787 max2205
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Couldn't be Russian subs getting a couple of burgers at Charleston SC sub base?!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:45 | 2965995 Uskatex
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Well, if he resigned for having an affair... Berlusconi should hang himself after getting an enema of sulfuric acid!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:56 | 2966007 slackrabbit
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P: I want to resign.

O: No

P: I screwed Hanity

O: I know and NO!

P: I screwed Hanity and Hilary.

O: No.

P: Ron Paul?

O: Lame dude, and NO.

P: Hilary, Ron Pail and Hanity?

O: Really, sad? NO.

P: I voted Romney!

O: Lol who didn’t? and No.

P: We can't win Afghanistan!

O: Yea I know that, everyone does; and No.

P: I push this button and my mobile phone will send a scan of your birth certificate to Donald Trump!

O: C'mon man, you're really trying here! try harder!

P: I tell everyone that 'I have had an affair' and you let me go, and in return I don't tell everyone how broke and how fucked we really are! And that from Zero Hedge, to Jones, to Faber, to Keiser, to Celente, to Austin Fitts we are all completely arse fucked in to next the century; and that all those kids died for nothing!

O: Yea, we’ll just say you’ve lost it on CNBC. Then we'll talk about how great you were, till you lost it!

P: Ok, now you’re really asking for it! I’ll tell everyone who will win Dancing With the Stars And X Factor for this season!

O: <sigh> FFS, Alright already! So who’s your replacement?



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:49 | 2966017 DonutBoy
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Odd - why announce the reason - to embarass your wife?  He's being forced out for denying to take the responsibility for Benghazi.  Someone found this and used it.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:33 | 2966165 earnyermoney
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It's Barry's MO.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:49 | 2966019 PontifexMaximus
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smart guy, he did the right thing, at least (hope so) he had some pleasure....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:50 | 2966024 Darth Mul
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Aw, this is great:

“Dancing Israelis” Arrested On 9/11 Later Sued The Govt, But Lost Their Case



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:50 | 2966025 israhole
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So did he even get busted, or was his conscience getting to him? LOL, scumbags, each and every one of them.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:52 | 2966029 daveeemc2
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"My dear family, guess what? Today I found out what my special purpose is for.
Gosh, what a great time I had. I wish the whole family could have been here with me.  Maybe some other I intend to do this a lot...every chance I get!"

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:21 | 2966675 blunderdog
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She said something about some kind of job she'd give me too...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:53 | 2966036 Tenshin Headache
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"Dave" ... really???

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:57 | 2966047 LFMayor
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Fuck yeah he should resign.  He cannot even pull of some penny-ante shit like an affair, how in the hell can he be trusted to smuggle all that dope in from down south?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:58 | 2966050 knukles
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The retired four-star general was featured in Newsweek's special "Hero" edition just this week and provided a dozen tips on leadership including: "We all will make mistakes.
                                                                 -NBC NY

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:58 | 2966051 Darth Mul
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Petreaus made the big mistake a while back of talking about how our uncritical support of Israel's racist/apartheid policies in the OPT creates blowback and operational risk for US forces.  This set the table -   Benghazi comments were the bill.


Obama likely wanted the CIA, if not State to take the fall for Benghazi.  The dearly departed was running guns to Syria, he helps militia the local militia didn't like, and Bill Kristol and his crowd didn't like him because he was an 'Arabist.'


Take your pick.


Truth is no defense, nor is putting American security needs and goals first.   I'm not some wild-haired, coked up nut arguing that the jews are behind all ills - I'm arguing a small group of dedicated, ultra zionist right wings jews have largely hijacked the government.


Expect a neocon.  Expect a false flag.  Iran is happening.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:00 | 2966062 surf0766
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"Expect a false flag."   and there it is. The thread is now complete.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:17 | 2966118 blunderdog
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You're just posting that as a false flag...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:01 | 2966268 Darth Mul
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Take the dick out of your ear, sweetie.

Getting wars going by deception of one kind or another is as old as the city-state, and the last century had several vivid examples accepted as such by historians.  In the case of Israel, it is not controversial that the Zionists bombed the King David Hotel, tried to set up the Egyptians in the Lavon Affair, and more disputedly, The USS Liberty incident - and I would argue that it's possible, perhaps even probable that 9/11 was a "false flag" run using some Arab patsies by elements of the US government [CIA and the usual suspects in the Pentagon] and the Israeli [very much including Bibi and Ehud - and if you youtube interviews with those two Zionazi cunts, you should feel your stomach squirm a little].

I'd bet most of your socks have cum stains, and I'd bet Ehud Barak and Bibi Netanyahu were intimately involved in running the 9/11 operation, along with their good pal Silverstein.


O'Neill had some friends.


p.s. Just because you're paranoid doesn't necessarily mean they aren't {sometimes} after you - and just because there are a bunch of shitstains that blame the Jews when Arby's forgets their extra pickles, doesn't mean Likudnik Zionists aren't planning for a Greater Israel, plan to use American blood and treasure and diplomatic cover to do it, and have many, many sayanim agents in the US government doing their bidding.


But what do I know - all that one needs to know about global intelligence networks and geopolitics is gleaned from majoring in economics and learning how to trade futures, right, honey?





Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:32 | 2966962 surf0766
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Sweetie,,, I don't have a 401k or stocks. So fuck you !

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:00 | 2966059 Dr. Engali
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This remimds me of 1984...Everybody they wanted out of the party was publicly humiliated with some sort of outrageous affair.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:04 | 2966077 Spastica Rex
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:01 | 2966063 toomanyfakecons...
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My guess? Touching little boys isn't just for congressmen and catholic priests.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:05 | 2966079 Colonial Intent
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Nigel Farage is a guest on BBC1 program 'Have i got news for you' tonight.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:08 | 2966080 Kastorsky
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extramarital my buttoks!

no one gives a shit about it.

He is enemy of the Consitution and mossad shill.

Was caught sucking to hard on his jew masters cock.

My guess  - peterus kept more than his share of afgan heroin money.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:06 | 2966081 PicassoInActions
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David probably leaked some shit to repubs and now Obama is taken care of him.

Cleaning service is on the way....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:10 | 2966082 Monedas
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Pathetic "Jimmy Carter" of generals .... can't manage his love life .... and we gonna send him to do battle with Stalin ?   Back to my re-runs of Get Smart and Maverick .... AMT (Adios Muther Fockers) !

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:07 | 2966088 divide_by_zero
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Valerie Jarrett is just getting warmed up, the fact that Soros didn't like Petreaus didn't help.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:36 | 2966175 10044
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Haha! Do you know where she is born?

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:10 | 2967544 lakecity55
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Iran. And, she is the Brain of O-Phone.

Sorta like the Iranians are running the US now.

Are we in some shit?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:07 | 2966089 fijisailor
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So I guess that fucking is a national security risk

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:09 | 2966095 Oro
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I mean she is not a looker!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:16 | 2966102 Monedas
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Does she have free range, lower leg hair ala Euro-Lesbo ?   Monedas to earth .... got laid about an hour AND a half ago !

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:15 | 2966109 Miss Expectations
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So, extramarital affair is a euphemism for seal fucking?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:40 | 2966119 NuYawkFrankie
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The idea that anyone would have an affair with this boot-licking, grovelling, inept, stuffed-shirt, moronic. dopey-looking apparatchik is laughable (unless, of course, it was Hillary in her black pvc Waffen SS dominatrix outfit on Halloween... ) 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:18 | 2966124 bxy
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In exchange not to testify and keep quite on Bengazi and whatever the hell else he knows....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:19 | 2966127 Monedas
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Seals pair off for life !

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:33 | 2966166 rguptatx
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Weekly Standard is reporting that Senate Intelligence Committee has accepted that he will not be testifying next week at the Benghazi hearings - Fox news also reports same.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 23:00 | 2967005 Urban Redneck
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Senate Intelligence Committee is controlled by the Nazi Diane Frankenstein, more telling is what the opposition Nazis in the lower house's intelligence committee do.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:27 | 2966142 saints51
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So who was fucking with zerohedge. Kept getting service overloaded

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:29 | 2966144 Negro Primero
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Petreaus' lovers

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:30 | 2966152 saints51
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haha very nice. Did you get that also? Thought it might be my connection but tried other sites and loaded fine.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:31 | 2966150 grid-b-gone
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Rotary phones, fiduciary responsibility, and keeping sacred oaths are only a few of the characteristics of post-war U.S. that are less common since crossing into the 21st century. 

If Carter hadn't appeared so weak and ineffective, that whole Watergate backlash revival of honest, powerful leadership may have caught on. Instead, we ended up with a string of Gordon Gekko ascensions.  

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:31 | 2966160 Peak Bagger
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First Hillary,

Then Timmy,

Then David,

Can Barry be next????

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:32 | 2966163 Turin Turambar
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This doesn't pass the smell test.  Extramarital affairs are more like a resume enhancement for people in government than a liablility.  :-O

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:44 | 2966171 FubarNation
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Ok call me crazy. But a lot of high level Generals, commanders, and now Petreaus have either resigned or got shit canned.  Clinton rumored to be jumping ship.


I've been waiting for a Military Coup.


Perhaps the time is at hand.  It is all starting to make sense.  Benghazi is the straw that broke Obamas camels back.


How the fuck does one prepare for something like that?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:49 | 2966233 Overfed
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A military coup would be worth it just to see that smug look wiped off O'bomb-a's face.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:11 | 2966797 max2205
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That only works when Everybody is sick of him. Everybody

Give it time.....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:50 | 2966882 dark pools of soros
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maybe they are getting rid of the ones that are most likely to stage a coup

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:26 | 2966363 dwdollar
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Well, it wound make this farce complete and remove any doubt that America is Rome 2.0.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:44 | 2966414 rhinoblitzing
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"...a lot of high level ...have either resigned or got ..."

MIS Request:

>>> Can someone please make a list of all administration members.


"Position"  "Name"  | "Voluntary" -vs- "Shit Canned" |  "Date of Hire"  "Date of Leave" "Duration(# Days)"

Sort by: Position/Date of Hire



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:38 | 2966179 loveyajimbo
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A good indicaion of what is in store for the next 4... from the muslim dog turd... why not just force him to testify anyway?  Bring in Hamm too... this might be a really nice clusterfuck for Osambo to get the 2nd term rolling... maybe he can pardon Blago to take the CIA gig...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:41 | 2966187 the not so migh...
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what a loser.  If she walks away with a smile you will never get in trouble.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:49 | 2966232 Burticus
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What better guy than Gen. Betrayus to betray us?  I can't wait for the night time comedy acts to twist this a dozen punny ways.

You just can't make this $#!+ up.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:21 | 2966343 Rainman
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That poontang is one powerful weapon...lifer bureaucrats r dropping like flies.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:50 | 2966237 Fix It Again Timmy
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GI, I sooo... hornee for you, i love you long time - fuckee suckee, two buckee...Ah well, his sword did him in...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:55 | 2966249 Earl of Chiswick
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So General we have some photos, you remember that cold night in Kabul 7 years ago. Perhaps this photo will help your memory... ah yes now its coming back, the lovely Fatima.  Ruby lips,  aqua eyes. Yes general we know you rebuffed her advances but these photos suggest otherwise. So here is what we would like you to do, admit to having an affair with this woman and resign your post immediately.  And if you don't we also have photos of Fatima's late husband and this CZ99 with your fingerprints on it along with this ballistics report. Oh and by the way here is a list of answers for next weeks hearing.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:25 | 2966358 Common_Cents22
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I dont think obama wanted him to resign, obama wanted him to lie during the hearings.    They threatened Petraeus and he said, fuck you, I'll tell everyone I had an affair myself.

If obama wanted him to resign, Petraeus would have just said "i'm spending time with my hot wife and grandkids". 

Since he admitted an affair, what a joke for a CIA director, he was obviously pissed and was threatened by obama.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:25 | 2966360 Common_Cents22
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I dont think obama wanted him to resign, obama wanted him to lie during the hearings.    They threatened Petraeus and he said, fuck you, I'll tell everyone I had an affair myself.

If obama wanted him to resign, Petraeus would have just said "i'm spending time with my hot wife and grandkids". 

Since he admitted an affair, what a joke for a CIA director, he was obviously pissed and was threatened by obama.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:32 | 2966382 rhinoblitzing
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I agree - Plus... He's Leading and Showing The Way Out .... From Behind!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:53 | 2966445 blunderdog
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They *might* leave him alone, but technically, it's not like quitting the job "automatically" gets him out of testifying.

Congress (and law enforcement) can subpeona anyone at any time.  Doesn't matter where you are NOW--it only matters what you were doing when the investigated events took place. 

I guess it's possible you're correct, but I'd be surprised if his understanding of the subpoena process is as poor as yours.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:07 | 2966789 machineh
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Congress subpoenaed Eric Holder ... voted him in contempt ... and nothing happened.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:15 | 2966810 blunderdog
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Of course!  Congress doesn't handle enforcement!

That's why the Executive can do anything he can get away with.

But think it through: why would Obama protect Petreaus now that he's QUIT?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:03 | 2966274 whiskeyriver
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Betrayus, Shillery, Janet Napoleantano, Eric "Master Gunrunner" Holder, all the rats are deserting the sinking ship as fast as they can. Too bad Joe Biteme isn't one of them but I understand. He is to damn dumb to understand what the water creeping up around his ass means. Ya'll don't look for any "Senate" hearings on Bengahzi either. Nothing will happen, just like nothing happened after Fast and Furious became public knowledge.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:03 | 2966276 mantrid
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"I'm going to say this again. I DID HAVE sexual relations with that woman"

"There IS a sexual relationship, an IMPROPER sexual relationship, just any kind of improper relationship."

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:16 | 2966812 max2205
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Is he right handed or left. Important when the suicide report comes out.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:22 | 2966352 Seasmoke
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I am a gay American........(lame excuses used in the past)

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 05:52 | 2966354 falak pema
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This infidelity thingie and resignation is contagious in the MIC : 

Lockheed Fires Incoming CEO After Inappropriate Relationship - Business Insider

Two down, whose Next?

Kaiser Sauzee has a Matahari working for him! 

The plan is to take out the whole frigging MIC; on infidelity! 

See the dominoes fall! This is better than Greece and Club MED Piigs!

Benghazi blues run deep, and senate hearings require that Omerta be observed.

PS : Matahari Paula Broadwell worked for the CIA. Read this (comment in BI article) :

Broadwell offered her body to Petraeus as ( safe CIA insider sex) in a classic Honey Trap. She recorded it and when it became clear he might spill the beans on Benghazi she burned him. First unacceptable statement on Libya and a tame official or journalist asks him about the sex. He has resigned instead.
First move was to compromise him on tape for possible future use like killing a run for President. However the leverage was used first here. Hopefully General Petraeus values his life (retired) and will say nothing.

Read more:

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:33 | 2966384 PLove
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Inside job.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:35 | 2966391 dexter_morgan
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What am I missing. Just because he resigns, why can't he be made to testify?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:40 | 2966403 dexter_morgan
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Is that Petraus saying such behavior is unacceptable, or is that CNN saying it?


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:41 | 2966409 Manny
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This used to be a site with thought provoking economic news and remarkable insights. Its painful to see it reduced to a right wing glad rag which is one degree of stupid away from Fox News!



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:46 | 2966423 rhinoblitzing
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"right wing rag glad" 

??? - What site are you reading?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:58 | 2966454 falak pema
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when the CIA loses its boss its deep stuff, and when the senate wants a canary to sing it gets mysterious. <SO the insight comes not from looking under the bed but from getting a libyan eunuch to testify in his place.

"How did u lose your nuts in Benghazi?"

"I got laid by the CIa in retaliation."

"How much does it cost to kill a US ambassador?"

"Depends whose paying, Q-daffy's ghost or Putin's host."

"So who was it?'

"Maybe a friend of the Syrian. Ya know that they got Q-daffy by stalking his phone when Q rang him. He wanted payback."

"So what r u saying the CIA screwed up again? After the weapons loss to Al Qaeda they lost our ambassador?"

"Well I don't know. All I know is they cut mine off!"

"You'll get a new pair courtesy of CIA if ya talk."

"I'd rather stay silent. Last time the CIA gave a guy his pair back it blew up in his face on the plane home."

"Your'e discharged."

"Can I get my pair back?"

"Nope but we'll give you R&R in Colorado and a week on free hash there."

Now hows that for thought provoking? Much better than Fox news wouldn't u say?

Only on ZH! Promise! 


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:18 | 2966817 max2205
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Pretty sure they ask that question during the monthly lie detector tests and the pre employment application

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:57 | 2966765 dexter_morgan
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Someone holding a gun to your head to be here? Huffpo is still out there isn't it - go there.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:47 | 2966428 XitSam
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There's a book about Petraeus titled All In

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:52 | 2966435 rhinoblitzing
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MIS Report Request: >>> Can someone please make a list of all administration members past/present.


"Position" | "Name" | Reason for leave: "n/a" -vs-  "Voluntary" -vs- "Shit Canned" | "Date of Hire" | "Date of Leave"|"Duration(# Days)"

Sort by: Position/Date of Hire

Your prompt attention is appreciated!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:51 | 2966441 Yellowhoard
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The obvious answer is that he was set up because he failed to take the blame for Bengazi.

Doesn't anyone else remember the administration officials shifting blame to faulty intelligence to CYA.

Petreus quickly stood his ground for his people and now he is paying the price. Sex scandals are the weapon of choice for the left when all else fails.

Next up, in his shame, he will kill himself and America can move along confident that Petreus not only failed his wife, he failed America by not offering his commander and chief timely sound advice.

Obama will offer a stiring eulogy at his funeral.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:59 | 2966770 dexter_morgan
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:02 | 2966904 itstippy
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"Sex scandals are the weapon of choice for the left when all else fails."

You are an idiot.  Sex scandals are the weapon of choice for the opposition when all else fails. 

Ken Starr pushed the idiotic "Monicagate" investigation all the way to Clinton's impeachment.  Everything of importance going on was put on hold for months and months while the country fixated on whether or not there was enough presidue on a blue dress to get DNA readings.  Clinton's opposition couldn't nail him on anything else that would have enough impact, so they went the "sex scandal" route.  You saying Ken Starr is on "the left"?


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:02 | 2967536 lakecity55
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Hmmmmm a convenient "accident" might happen before he has any chance to testify.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:03 | 2966468 ebworthen
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Some people say cream floats to the top, but so do unhealthy bowel movements.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:34 | 2966543 Bunga Bunga
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.. always told him that US of A not a good place for that, but I hope he had at least some fun!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:05 | 2966785 ersatzteil
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+1 for Berlusconi! My Italian girl hates his politics, but respects my admiration for that rockstar. Green card marriage, bitchez!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:37 | 2966554 Zer0head
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"So in normal course of business the FBI is looking for penetration of the CIA"


Scott Pelley  CBS news anchor  just now

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:41 | 2966863 ebworthen
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Yeah, or penetration BY the C.I.A.

Jesus, I just can't believe the pity and sadness on PBS for a guy fucking around on his Wife.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:48 | 2966585 wharfdaddy
wharfdaddy's picture Watch it Now..GHW Bush killed JFK while in the CIA..


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:51 | 2966597 bugs_
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:56 | 2966608 Shizzmoney
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Can Paula Broadwell write a book about me? I'm free all this weekend.....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:03 | 2966623 Hannibal
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A sweet cover for a bad covert.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:09 | 2966638 Quantum Nucleonics
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Ok, how funny is this... he was banging the writer of his biography, titled (wait for it), "All In"

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:22 | 2966676 ersatzteil
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Sleep well, this General's on constant Hole Patrol.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:23 | 2966826 machineh
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It's Ike Eisenhower and Kate Summersby all over again, and it goes back some years (i.e. old evidence, outed when convenient):

[Paula Broadwell] spent much of the past year in Afghanistan as an embedded author, building upon her previous two-year pursuit of a doctoral dissertation: a study in transformational leadership and organizational innovation influenced by U.S. Army General David Petraeus.  Her work culminated in the book, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus (with Vernon Loeb), which examine Petraeus’s career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military.


Broadwell's passion for leadership and security policy stems from her background in the U.S. military and her academic pursuits. She graduated with academic and leadership honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She has lived, worked, or traveled in over 60 countries during more than 15 years of military service and work in geopolitical analysis and counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations. She has completed assignments with the U.S. intelligence community, U.S. Special Operations Command and an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

She practically outed herself with the fawning biography.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:42 | 2966868 ebworthen
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"...passion for leadership..."

Apparently so.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:19 | 2966666 Duke of Con Dao
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so it seems that the Good General's took the investment advice of Kanye:

YouTube - Alternate Investment Strategies: Ass States


should have listened to Bill McBride at Calculated Risk ...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:21 | 2966672 ersatzteil
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I'm sure he decorated his mistress with pearl medals for bravery "under fire"

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:36 | 2966699 jonjon831983
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Seems instead of saying "I want to spend more time with the family." the most "honorable" and "innocent" way to GTFO of a leadership position without revealing issues with the organization nowadays is to say you were having an affair...

hmm some examples: BBY and HP.

Update: just in today LMT, the incoming CEO bailed via affair.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:34 | 2966707 NoTTD
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Buried in shit is this obvious problem:  As the former head of the CIA he is now without any claim of privilege.  He can be forced to testify.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:48 | 2966741 ersatzteil
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Worst case, he testifies, a few guys get probation or are pardoned a-la-Iran Contra. Or he can join Bradley Manning. How long will it be before his wife finds out he's been receiving conjugal visits?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:46 | 2966740 Earl of Chiswick
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no one seems to be discussing Mr. Loeb of the Washington Post who co-authored

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:14 | 2966809 Duke of Con Dao
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here's the woman in red; Paula Broadwell


gives new meaning to the term 'Embedded'! 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:48 | 2966876 ebworthen
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Well, he has good taste, a tight looking brunette.

If she was "embedded" with me I'd be sorely tempted, but I'm not married.

Imagine every military officer being tracked by black ops, NSA; every text, email, phone call, and old fashion intelligence.  Total control of the military by TPTB.

He's a jerk and deserves the fall for cheating on his Wife but considering the Benghazi scandal this stinks to high heaven.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:16 | 2966813 hawk nation
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I hear obama is bringing back Van Jones to run the CIA

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:47 | 2966875 Seal
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someone at "The Company" decided to screw him over - payback of some kind. This happened on Petreaus's birthday - 9/7

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:07 | 2966914 nah
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that sux

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:14 | 2966927 SaudiMail
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I'm more inclined to think he resigned because of a 'Broken Arrow' plot that got found out.


Today, Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was “fired” from his command of one of the three carrier battle groups back to Bremerton, Washington to face an investigation. 

It is impossible to adequately state how unusual this is and how serious. 

The Navy was clear that the charges had nothing to do with his personal conduct, no rape or sexual misconduct, no stolen money, no drug use, the things that usually bring down careers in the Navy, that and crashing ships into each other. 

Gaouette was sent back because the Secretary of Defense found him unfit for command, sent him across the world in the middle of one of the largest combat exercises in history, one both timed prior to an election and one at a critical location, near the Straits of Hormuz in the Persian 

Gaouette commanded nearly one third of the Naval and air combat forces in the region. 

The decision was made based on a conversation with the Secretary of Defense who, at the end of the talk, believed Gaouette was part of a group of military officers who have been under suspicion for planning a “Seven Days in May” type overthrow of the US government if President Obama is re-elected. 

This is not conjecture, dozens of key officers face firing, hundreds are under investigation, all with direct ties to extremist elements in the Republican Party and the Israeli lobby. 

Reports received are sourced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and indicate that the administration has been aware of these plans for months.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:49 | 2967181 Winston Smith 2009
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I'm retired USAF and the article you link to is so full of what must be fully intentional misrepresentations and just plain BS that I'm not even going waste the significant amount of time it would take to destroy it point by laughable point.  Pure crap.  Absolute garbage.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:38 | 2966936 davidgn
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I'm thinking this goes deeper. The US CIA Chief, the CEO of Lockheed Martin (the largest US defense contractor), and the chief of the Russian General Staff: all out their asses, all on the same day? The first two for the same alleged reason, no less? We'll be seeing fallout from this one. Ear to the ground.

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 05:25 | 2967394 falak pema
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Undoubtedly the Russian MIC is tightening its reigns; witness the creation of DON to strenghten the MIC coordination as per ex-USSR days. Putin's MIC will now become very modernised and this bodes badly for ME type crises to come. 

While Russian MIC tightens the screws, the US MIC screws the tight butts of its female recruits.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 23:52 | 2967094 Oldrepublic
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This  event smells a lot like the sudden 1938 dismissal of the high ranking German general  Generalfeldmarschalll who who was said to have married a whore

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 00:30 | 2967147 Bansters-in-my-...
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Cock In Ass

You've been buttfucked boy...!

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 01:03 | 2967165 Winston Smith 2009
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Since this thread necks down to one word columns at many points because of replies to replies to replies, I don't know if this has been covered here before and will state what seems somewhat obvious to me.

The mission to find and destroy arms in Libya was most likely a CIA mission to find and destroy some arms and ship others to Syrian rebels via Turkey. This is the kind of thing the CIA has done many times in the past - move arms from somewhere a conflict has just ended to somewhere else with an ongoing conflict. 

When Benghazi was hit, the high level CIA leadership probably assumed that it could easily have been a highly professional Syrian or Syrian/Iranian response to the arms smuggling, was afraid of a Blackhawk Down style ambush, and didn't send help because of that and to minimize the overall casualties in the conflict to limit as much as possible any news coverage.

The reason even Hillary didn't get the info she wanted from Petraeus was because he was hiding (or providing the excuse that he was hiding) this potentially politically damaging info from the Obama administration prior to the election.  Now that Obama has been reelected and his administration knows the truth (assuming they didn't know it before the election), it's time for Petraeus to leave one way or another and the affair excuse is the least politically damaging, acts as a diversionary tactic and is the least likely to lead to further questions about Benghazi.

Frankly, I don't see what the big deal is about giving the rebels arms since Syria is Iran's closest and last ally in the Middle East.  But, of course, during the campaign, the Reps could have used it in an attempt to damage Obama although there would have been plenty of Reps who would have, like me, looked upon this action in a positive fashion and, in fact, supported the Obama administration for doing it.  This is probably why the Rep higher ups and their media lapdogs didn't press hard on this.

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