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.
Is it just me? Fox seems to be avoiding the big elephant in the room.
Betrayus testified before congress that the video caused Bengazi,
just like the other hacks in the Obama administration.
My first thought after hearing about Betrayus affair is that Obama was
Blackmailing Betrayus to toe the party line before the election.
And once Obama used him through the election, he exposed Betrayus
So he would resign and not testify next week. That was my first thought.
Their coach is Satan.
I read another report that said the affair was ended in September of 2011, BEFORE he became CIA Director.
The MSM stories have been flooding the airwaves after Petraeus resigned and it no longer makes any difference who was investigating whom, when these investigations were ongoing, etc.
He's gone from Washington, and nothing they put out there is going to have any effect on him other than to damage his reputation -- which he obviously wasn't terribly concerned about in the first place (if the MSM reports are accurate).
Petraeus would have known for a while that he was in trouble. He would also have known that Obama had this hanging over his head. Yes adultery can be punished in the military. I believe they can call Petraeus back to Active Duty to question and punish him. That is the key. Look to see if they call him back to Active Duty or if the spokesman mentions calling him back to Active Duty at a press briefing.
They smell a chance to pin this on a Republican. They will find Benghazi VERY important NOW. The Washington Post and New York Times - after being quiet for months will be ready to jump. It's got LEGS. We're gonna run with this baby - flood that zone boys. It's real - there's Republican blood in the water... They're ready to ride - the friggin' phony high horses are ready and waiting.
I agree. This is the way Adolph Axelrod operates. He’s big on digging up the sex stuff on people.
This was a preemptive strike by the administration to stifle Benghazigate.
Which would have meant that the FBI investigation would have been included in any background check that was done when he was appointed to the CIA directorship, right?
It's a good thing that post is not terribly sensitive these days. I mean, when you've got that fat butch from Arizona serving as the Homeland Security Director, who would take any of them seriously?
Is there anything in this administration that isn’t suspicious? These people can’t even get out of bed in the morning without arousing some controversy. The air of corruption surrounding Washington is very thick.
“part of a plan to stop Petraeus from testifying about Benghazigate? “
Question: can’t Congress subpoena him anyway? Just because he resigned doesn’t mean his can’t be ordered to testify — right?
Also, watch to see if DAIG, Department of the Army Inspector General, gets involved. Could also be investigated by Military Police, but since it’s about an affair, more likely DAIG. That would mean they’re looking at possibly getting him or they are threatening him. If they do nothing, that is also a message. That would be a reward from Obama. I really don’t know much about or even if there is a Department of Defense Inspector General. I would think so. Panetta and Dempsey will be players.
David Petraeus is a free man today. He wasn't a free man yesterday, was he?
Mrs. Paula Broadwell interview with Charlie Rose about the General.
Maybe she set him up. What is her political persuasion?
When Petraeus was in Afghanistan he decided that the troops should get out of their armored vehicles and interact with the populace more. You know, the old hearts and minds crap? The result was a dramatic increase in injuries, legs and testicles blown off, due to IEDs. When he saw that Afghanistan was not going well, he turned the mess over to somebody else and came home as the conquering hero. He has always been a self-promoting tool.
I hope there is no “sword” over the head of Patraeus and that he is the honorable man we all believe him to be.
So far we have General Ham and Admiral Gaouette being, “relieved of duty pending an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment” (CNN). Now this. It’s getting more and more interesting.
Cheating and infidelity is seen as a no-no for those with TS Clearance. My last State Dept interview for a friend featured quite a few questions about his lifestyle and whether he had infidelity issues. If Petraeus’ cheating was discovered internally, it could represent a significant security risk thanks to blackmail. That still leaves the question of why he would announce the reason for his resignation and make it public.
Does anyone think Petraeus will show up for the Hearings and if he does, will he pull an Oliver North or will he throw the Administration under the bus.
How can he be honorable and work for the commie? Isn’t bad moral character a prerequisite for administration jobs?
I’m holding out for the possibility that Petraeus was tired of the WH holding his affair over his head, and using the affair to get Petraeus to support the BS of the video tape. Perhaps Petraeus resigned to regain dignity and to get the truth out.
Let’s give him the chance to be honorable.
” My suspicion was that the Obama administration was using the affair to keep Petraeus quiet — and Petraeus outed himself and resigned just to take all that leverage away from them “
That is what I think too. He was being blackmailed by the administration and the only way he can tell the truth to COngress is to out himself.
He can regain some semblance of respectability and not let the 4 Americans to have died in VAIN, he can do that by testifying of what he knows.
I hope he will do so.