Skip to comments.Lt. Col. Ralph Peters On Petraeus: "Timing Is Just Too Perfect" (Video)
Posted on 11/09/2012 7:34:43 PM PST by Brandonmark
LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now its purely coincidence that this affair -- extra-marital affair -- surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled. As an old intelligence analyst, Neil, the way I read this -- I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation -- is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100% on their party-line story. I think it's getting cold feet about testifying under oath on their party-line story. And I suspect that these tough Chicago guys knew about this affair for a while, held it in their back pocket until they needed to play the card.
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I think that is exactly right! TOO perfect timing. Something smells!
The fix has been in for a loooong time. We’re all a bunch of schmucks standing on the sidelines while the players play their games.. The question really is... who coaches these players?
He could lose his pension if he tells.
Try Occam’s Razor. The most obvious answer is the correct one.
Of course it’s all BS. What do you expect? They’re all POLITICIANS!!! Even Petraeus...you don’t get four stars without being a POLITICIAN!!
So much for honor.
I’ve come to the conclusion that we just get lied to by people who are trying to cover their butts.
They had to know about it before he became director. And if you watch the video of this Broadwell “slut” when she was on with John Stewart’s show, it is clear as a bell that she had an affair with him.
He is despicable for putting himself into such a position.
When did she attend West Point? When did she leave the military?
The more I think about this, the less confident I am what’s going to happen.
Petraeus seemed to do a pretty good job under Bush. Then, later, he agreed to serve under Obama, and started to do a really lousy job in Afghanistan. He consented to killing Rules of Engagement, which pretty much tied both hands behind our troops’ backs, and resulted in a failure to accomplish anything more, a rise in the death rate beyond anything seen earlier, and a growing sense among the terrorists that we didn’t really want to win.
Then Obama chose him to head the CIA, and it really looked as if he had turned into an Obama tool. And, if there was some kind of CIA operation to run guns from Libya to the terrorists in Syria and elsewhere, then presumably Petraeus went along with it, as an insider.
Was he being blackmailed? Well, here we see a possible instrument of blackmail. But you don’t use such an instrument unless you have to. Better to have the blackmail victim under your thumb and doing what you demand.
Is this resignation part of a plan to stop Petraeus from testifying about Benghazigate? Or is it his refusal to go along any further with this corrupt business, which forced Obama to fire him? Or did he decide to confess his sins openly and resign, so he could fight back?
I really have no idea. I guess we just need to see what happens next.
The commie dirtbags game the system mockingly in front of our eyes.
The Obama administration cannot prevent Petraeus from testifying to Congress. He won't be testifying now because he's no longer the CIA director and he was originally called to testify in that role, but nothing prevents Congress from calling him to testify as a civilian about what he knows.
His pension is peanuts to him at this point. If he has the good on Obama, his book will be a gold mine.
Pure corruption at the highest levels.
>> I really have no idea.
There’s really no way to know without having access to the inevitably unavailable information.
The Left seems to enjoy flaunting its influence, however.
The last guy who followed this career path from high-profile general to Beltway hack was Colin Powell. I rest my case.
I’m sure he has a good lobbying gig lined up.