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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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saints51's picture

We have the electronic Israel voting machines. I voted GJ. I am not the guy to point a finger at someone but you can bet your ass I will this time. When it goes down I am going to point it at everyone of these mother fuckers. GOP fucked up when they smeared Ron paul and his supporters. Once Paul was basically out, Romney and his buddy decide to tell all RP supporters to vote for them and not waste their vote. Slap in the face so fuck Romney and the GOP. Romney sabotaged his own campaign. He likely didn't get 5% of Ron paul supporters vote. In fact I think some of them out of spite voted for Obama. The rest went GJ or stayed at home.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Ron Paul voters sunk Romney.  The GOP and their media assets are still in denial.

spanish inquisition's picture

Here is a fun graphic that I found as a link on WRH.  http://xrepublic.tv/node/921

It compares Mitts loss in key states with RP votes in the primary

decon's picture

Go sit in a corner and think about what you've done!

IridiumRebel's picture

that describes my last 72 hours

Rogue Trooper's picture

I get how you feel.  The last time I voted in my country was 2004.  It was a waste then, as it is now, because there is no discernible difference between the red and blue team in my part of the world either. Apart from debt, taxes (+/- a few % points) more promises/bribes and that they will fix things better then the other guy.

Globally the math does not add up - the system is a run away train.  It's what comes after that concerns me.

Meanwhile the debasement of paper money continues....(Detlev Schlichter)

TuesdayBen's picture

Yeah, summppns up. More to this story. Gonna get interesting.

IridiumRebel's picture

Contributor on CNN stated the Benghazi thing and was quickly shutdown.....smoke will become fire.

Lost Wages's picture

Webster G. Tarpley just said, "CIA boss Petraeus quits for adultery-more likely as payback from Obama for complicity w/ the CIA Mormon Mafia's Benghazi Sept Surprise."

Mark Carney's picture

What is the Benghazi relationship here?  sorry to ask, cant keep up with all the lies.



IridiumRebel's picture




Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News report that Petraeus's denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist "would have been a presidential decision."

pods's picture

That makes more sense than anything. When I heard about how a CIA spokesman denied ever giving any stand down order, it put the ball in O's court.

Petraeus publicly fucked the chain of command and he was rewarded for it.

Obama waited till after the election to drop this little beauty on him.  Everyone up that high is owned. They just pulled an ace on him.

Better than Gary Webb's two shot suicide?


GetZeeGold's picture



Better than Gary Webb's two shot suicide?


You only pull something like that off once.

azzhatter's picture

I did not have sex with that woman

rguptatx's picture

Now he will be baggged as the fall guy for Benghazi - it will all be laid at his head!

knukles's picture

He did not have sexual relations with Benghazi

Holy Mother of God...

The fucking world is falling apart and everybody's focused on a guy dipping his wand in something untoward.
Like who the fuck cares?

There are likely significant High Crimes and Misdemeanors abounding...
And this is what we ...

Oh, never mind..........


(reminder to self, popcorn on shopping list)

Bam_Man's picture

No, it's "I did not have sexual relations with that woman".

He just didn't want us to know what kind of sex he actually did have with her.


HappyCamper's picture

Petreaus didn't build that, Trojen did.

Flakmeister's picture

Did he have the affair Wednesday morning?

Spastica Rex's picture

Maybe it was man love.


Offthebeach's picture

Is that a.... Greek name?

knukles's picture

It's an anagram for a Greek delicacy served during anal intercourse.

fuu's picture

Also: Are Setup

David Howell Petreaus = Ad A Relieved Tush Plow

DosZap's picture

 Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, "With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be 'stunned' by the announcement."


Shocked, shocked I say!!!!!!!!!...........


GetZeeGold's picture



I'm sure it's all been layed to rest now.....will the last one out please turn off the lights?

falak pema's picture

sounds like he got lost on Iranian queen coming down the hormuz canal. From <hormuz with love.

Backfired, like Uranus.

IridiumRebel's picture

Yep and his conscience just couldn't take it. He nailed her last night and flew straight over to Obama. NOTHING TO DO WITH BANGhazi......err Benghazi.......

Precious's picture

He thought Obama gave the order to bang Jay-Z.

The Gooch's picture

Mutiny alas!

edit: A LASS.

Yen Cross's picture

I'll bet she was a "Jade Eyed" Afghani...

Darth Mul's picture

Expect a Jewish neocon....  maybe Dennis Ross would be the best guy to complete the complete infiltration of US intelligence.






Not complete.




Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

He was hanging out with the SS was he?

Lendo's picture

I thought the CIA was supposed to be good at secrets?

GetZeeGold's picture



I thought the CIA was supposed to be good at secrets?


Yeah but the NSA can tell your future.

tickhound's picture

They are... They're just trimming the fat.

mrktwtch2's picture

paging mr john galt..we need you asap..lol

azzhatter's picture

My frenchman said "He resigned over that?" pffffft

XitSam's picture

You have your own frenchman? Do they have maids too?

spiral galaxy's picture

It was the video that made him do it!! Ask Candy Crowley. /s Else, watch as THIS story is all the 'rage' on the MSM/networks .....in contrast to yawner Bengazi. Sad.

spiral galaxy's picture

It was the video that made him do it!! Ask Candy Crowley. /s Else, watch as THIS story is all the 'rage' on the MSM/networks .....in contrast to yawner Bengazi. Sad.

Winston Churchill's picture

He misunderstood his orders to behave like a dick,

Uncle Remus's picture

Affairs are so di rigueur.