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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:

  • *CIA DIRECTOR DAVID PETRAEUS RESIGNS
  • *PETRAEUS SAYS HE ASKED OBAMA TO BE ALLOWED TO RESIGN: NBC NEWS

The reason - an extra-marital affair...

  • *PETRAEUS SAYS HE ENGAGED IN AN EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR: NBC NEWS 
  • *PETRAEUS 'SUCH BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE' IN A LEADER: CNN

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...

DNI STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF CIA DIRECTOR DAVID PETRAEUS

 

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 - 16:58 | 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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O/T

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.

Format:

"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."


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