This news story from 10/26/2012 has stuck with me more than anything else during those days following the fiasco in Benghazi. I thought, Petreous is putting out the word that he and the CIA will not be the fall guys for the failure to provide assistance to the Americans in Benghazi.
Now, trying to fit this in with all that's happened with Petraeus resignation, and news of an affair, and that he won't testify next week, etc., the meaning of that news release is murkier than ever. Does anyone have ideas about how this fits in now?
posted on 11/11/2012 4:36:58 PM PST
To: Will88; a fool in paradise
Petraeus has his own bus or did he throw Obummer under Obummer’s bus?
posted on 11/11/2012 4:38:55 PM PST
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
Well.....allow me to put it this way.
Anyone who thinks his resignation has a THING to do with him schtupping his hot biographer......well, I have some swamp land in Florida I’m trying to unload. Give a call.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:39:45 PM PST
(I am Andrew Breitbart!)
Blackmailed to not say what really DID happened, so instead he gave this esoteric statement in order to hint at it without actually saying it.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:40:20 PM PST
I remember this statement from Petraeus - I wonder how much this contributed to his outing.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:41:51 PM PST
Forget the bus, Petraeus is an under-the-desk man.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:43:03 PM PST
Don’t forget Valarie Jarrett’s “Payback time” comment.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:43:52 PM PST
If has Betrayus does not realize he is the fall guy. He soon will.
And let me add ... its not inconceivable that Krystol actually heard from the General’s mouth what was intended by the statement ... the General was a hero of the Neocons and I think he was in contact with them.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:44:18 PM PST
The White House knew about his affair all along, from before he was CIA director.
When he refused to go along with their story, they looked for a weapon and used the one they had at hand.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:44:18 PM PST
We will never know why Petraeus didn't blow the whistle on this earlier, but the history of Mata Hari comes to mind.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:46:04 PM PST
( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
Is it possible Petraeus resigned so he could testify without the administration telling him what to say?
There’s certainly nothing to stop him from being subpoenaed.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:46:17 PM PST
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Thanks for all the comments, and I’ll add: I recall nothing in the way of any follow-up comments in the same vein from any CIA spokesmen. The CIA just seemed to go silent and make no further comments as to who did what, or who did not do what.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:49:52 PM PST
remember, 2 days after the Libya attack, Petraeus and Clinton briefed the Senate comm..he stuck with that ridiculous “video” story,...the Senators came out of the hearing pissed, “claiming they got more info from the NY Times. Also, Petraeus ommited parts of the intel that said it was a terrorist attack from people that were there.Then the CIA started leaking...then the above story and statement came from Petraeus, a clear signal that he was not on “board” anymore. Now, right before he testifies..and AFTER the election, this comes out. I say, the Obama people knew this affair stuff all along, were afraid of Petreaus’s testimonmy...and dropped this on him. If they did do this to him for political purposes, that is “abuse of power”...also,if Obama and Petraeus etc all knew of this affair BEFORE his confirmation hearings, then Petraues perjured himself..and the rest “suborned perjury” ...this could get ugly.
posted on 11/11/2012 4:58:02 PM PST
Needs to be restated, under oath.
posted on 11/11/2012 5:00:06 PM PST
Orca (is that right - a whale) was perhaps the setup for a twofer, or a code word, or none of what was just typed. Mitt did receive Security Briefings and Briefs though.
posted on 11/11/2012 5:01:13 PM PST
(Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
Isn’t October 26th the same day that Petraeus’s girlfriend spoke out with the same story at University of Denver?
posted on 11/11/2012 5:04:40 PM PST
"Does anyone have ideas about how this fits in now?"
I added a keyword to your post. Namely, "Benghazi".
Some of the guess may end up being very accurate. I look at it as a two edge sword. Surely the CIA knows exactly where the Kenyan was born and to whom. Then add the FBI. Surely they know all about the details on how BHO has used various Social Security Cards over the years, the public displays of false Full Birth Certificate, Live Birth Certificate, all his student years and adult acquaintances,now known false draft registration card, etc..
So I don't think the kenyan's puppet masters had him throw the good general under a buss. I'm sticking to the idea the D/CIA could not stand continuing on in this administration and said the hell with it. Perhaps had agreements with the FBI, others, to have things arranged so that he had a way out. For all we know, his wife may have known what the deal was for a long time. And for all we know he may have had agreements with certain people in Congress as to what would he would do and to bear with him, that shortly he would give the various hearings/enquirers enough stuff to set the record straight on who was responsible for the loss of those four Americans. That's my two cents on this topic.
With respect to all. Beyond that evaluation, "knowing the knowns", it could be as simple a scenario as that.
Looks like he was using her to leak out some truth to the media. She more or less admits that in the Denver video. Not everything she thinks she knows is fact, she also admits that as stating the CIA prisoner possibility is still being vetted. So after being coerced to lie about the video, the CIA throws down the gauntlet, Patraeus tries to leak truth through his love interests, Obama goes after him heavy with the FBI (Hillary's favorite investigators) and discovers the love affair. Patraeus gets wind they are setting him up as the fall guy for Benghazi, he goes all in and resigns. Now Obama has less control over him.
posted on 11/11/2012 8:13:04 PM PST
(Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
posted on 11/12/2012 4:48:58 AM PST
(Women reelected Obama)
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