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Was Petraeus Forced Out To Silence His Account Of Benghazi killings? (friends say yes)
UK Telegraph ^ | Last updated: November 12th, 2012 | By Con Coughlin

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST by drewh

As they say in politics, timing is everything, and the shock resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director raises serious questions about whether this was genuinely a resignation caused by his affair with his biographer, or whether it was a hatchet job by Barack Obama's administration to prevent him giving evidence this Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The general's friends tell me that his sudden departure from Langley has nevertheless raised suspicions that his political enemies in the Obama administration – and there are many – used his dalliance to force him out of the CIA before he could make damaging allegations about the handling of the al-Qaeda attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi last September, in which US Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other staff died.

Gen Petraeus is a political animal – it was even rumoured that he might run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The Obama crowd certainly saw him in those terms, which is why he was shunted off to the CIA in the first place, rather than being allowed to achieve his long-cherished ambition of becoming head of America's armed forces.

If Gen Petraeus harboured any thoughts of revenge, then Thursday's session of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into the Benghazi killings offered him the perfect platform.

As CIA Director, Gen Petraeus would have all the details of who was responsible for this glaring security breach, and there were many senior members of the Obama administration who had good reason to silence him so they could save their own skins.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; petraeus; petraeusaffair
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:27 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

I second that emotion.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:27:56 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: drewh

I don’t doubt that Petraeus had enemies in Washington, because just about everybody in Washington has enemies. It’s a bit speculative, at this point, as to who might want him damaged.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:14 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: drewh

Yes


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:22 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: drewh

obviously

of course, I wouldn’t pass on the possibility of a setup by operators in retaliation for not supporting the guys in the field... if he was the one calling the shots (which does not seem to be the case)


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:33 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: drewh

So why isn’t he demanding to be heard? Why isn’t he being called to testify rather than putting out a statement that he needs time to put his life back together before he can say anything? Why are the Republicans and the Democrats being so understanding of his personal situation rather than the state of the USA? It all stinks.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:32:11 PM PST by Truth29
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To: MestaMachine

Ping.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 6:36:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: drewh

Didn’t some guy on Hannity just say that Petraeus is writing news outlets as a ‘friend of Petraeus’?


8 posted on 11/12/2012 6:36:28 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Truth29

A few thoughts.

1. He may be trying to save his marriage.

2. This is the soft way out. The hard way is a suicide note and eight shots from a six shot revolver in the back of the head. The Chicago way is pretty nasty, and Obama’s handlers play it very well.

3. He is willing to testify, but no one will listen any more.

I suspect it is a mix of all three.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 6:37:21 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: drewh

Lessay you were a prez who had the following folks mad at you:

1. CIA
2. Israel
3. US Navy SEALS
4. US Secret Service

Could you go ANYWHERE...?

Ah I forgot —and the only people who like you are folks expecting you to give them STUFF which you do not have and cannot give.

Quite a doozy.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 6:38:01 PM PST by gaijin
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To: drewh

I don’t think we’ve heard the last from the General.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 6:38:31 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Truth29

I think the conversation goes something like ‘If you want to ever see your full military pension again then you will play ball with Chicago’


12 posted on 11/12/2012 6:38:43 PM PST by drewh
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To: Truth29
So why isn’t he demanding to be heard?

He will. But not before the Secy of State.

Her Heinous was hoping Petraeus would go first so she could fashion her story afterwards. Thus, she said she couldn't testify; her excuse is she has some globe-trotting to do.

But now that Petraeus is not testifying quite so fast Madame Clinton may end up going first after all. We can trust that she is not so happy about that.

13 posted on 11/12/2012 6:39:29 PM PST by what's up
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To: drewh

IMO, I think he has been purposely kept there for just such a time as this. The O administration has got irons in the fire all over the world, it was only a matter of time before they got burned. I believe they knew all along he would make an excellent “fall guy/scapegoat”.

I pray to GOD that the truth comes out and O is brought to justice.

Another thing I want to come out is how the black population in Libya are being slaughtered....NOT A SINGLE WORD ABOUT IT. YAHOO/GOOGLE “black population in Libya are being slaughtered”


14 posted on 11/12/2012 6:39:46 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: Irenic

yeah, Kessler said Petraeus is emailing news outlets. Not as retribution but self serving. Posing as a friend...friend of the family or whatever.

Brother is this a convoluted mess.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 6:41:10 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: drewh

Very dirty business. Valerie Jarrett may have ordered the stand-down. Worse than Watergate, Americans were killed. Sad, but if this came up during a Republican Administration we would see so much information.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 6:43:31 PM PST by seraphim (Going Galt is the only way now.)
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To: drewh
I hope he had a BIG flash drive filled before he was canned.
17 posted on 11/12/2012 6:47:34 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: drewh

Shi-ite; he could write a “tell-all” book that would probably garner him millions...(plus, respect...maybe.)


18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:49:10 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: drewh

Absolutely


19 posted on 11/12/2012 6:52:38 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: what's up

that makes more sense than most of what I’ve heard about all this


20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:52:48 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: drewh

I is really sick that ALL of this is from the UK media. NONE from US.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:59 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: gaijin

Don’t forget the Secret Service guys who were involved in with the Colombian prostitutes. Obama can surround himself with that element of the Secret Service...they would want to have someone like him in charge.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:19 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: CMailBag

Especially sickening our MSM can’t report on even elementary news like this. Obama needs to have his rogue regimes criminal activities exposed. He has outlived his usefulness, his days are numbered.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:26 PM PST by Broker (Another sojourner)
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To: CMailBag
Jeanine Pirro was really trying to connect the dots on all of this the other evening.

She's Lebanese...and Jill Kelley, the woman Broadwell was reportedly threatening, is Lebanese.

Coincidence?

24 posted on 11/12/2012 7:20:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: drewh

Impeachment File.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: drewh
As CIA Director, Gen Petraeus would have all the details of who was responsible for this glaring security breach, and there were many senior members of the Obama administration who had good reason to silence him so they could save their own skins.

I think that the people who wanted him out of the CIA made an error. Gen Petraeus will be able to impeach whatever the CIA says without revealing much detail.

26 posted on 11/12/2012 7:41:49 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: drewh

Can I ask a stupid question? Just because he had the affair and resigned, how does create a situation in which he will not have to testify? He was CIA director during these events and has a story to tell. Just because his personal life has troubles, somehow that gives an excuse to not testify? What am I missing?????


27 posted on 11/12/2012 7:46:11 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Truth29
Why are the Republicans and the Democrats being so understanding of his personal situation rather than the state of the USA? It all stinks.

Well the Democrats are probably hoping that the general goes away. Hopefully the Republicans are giving the administration enough rope for the General to be a good rebuttal witness.

28 posted on 11/12/2012 7:47:05 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He is buying time to allow the Obama group to give their accounts of Benghazi. He will then testify with documentation as to what and who of benghazi. The documentation I am referring to is what the FBI is frantically looking for as we speak. This night raid is desperation because of the hearings this week.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 7:52:45 PM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh

bump for later


30 posted on 11/12/2012 7:57:02 PM PST by Ditter
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To: what's up

It is so funny watching the Clintons being used and left out to dry the way they used and left so many out to dry.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 8:47:01 PM PST by Terry Mross (I)
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To: drewh

And if he makes damaging allegations now, they’ll just say he’s getting revenge on those that brought him down and none of it’s true.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 8:49:09 PM PST by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: drewh

Plausible scenario.

Thankfully we have the free British press.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 8:51:05 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Graewoulf

As long as Boehner is Speaker thee will NEVER be Impeachment charges brought to the House.
Sad but true


34 posted on 11/12/2012 8:54:42 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: Graewoulf

As long as Boehner is Speaker there will NEVER be Impeachment charges brought to the House.
Sad but true


35 posted on 11/12/2012 8:55:00 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: meyer
I don’t think we’ve heard the last from the General.

Sounds like DiFi is going off the reservation on the Senate side. Get out the popcorn, it's time to see if Harry Reid has what it takes to steamroll the Den Mother of the Castro.

God will grant us that powerful Democrats fall out, and accidentally knock their inbox and outbox contents all over the floor.

Wonder if she's secretly pissed about Kam Kamata? He was her guy, remember -- and a potential Arkancide from a couple of years ago. "Heart attack", no witnesses, don't you know. His corpse lay in his apartment kitchen for days, weeks ...... right after he said he saw something at the Denver Immaculation in 2008.

36 posted on 11/12/2012 9:49:58 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Mike Darancette
Well the Democrats are probably hoping that the general goes away.

Time for Petraeus to follow the rumored (on FR, for years) example of Associate Justices Scalia and Thomas, and hire himself some world-class bodyguards and a food taster.

37 posted on 11/12/2012 9:53:24 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: what's up

I don’t understand why Petraeus’s testimony is off the table?

Just because he had an affair and may be punished for that affair and is no longer a CIA employee, he IS A MATERIAL WITNESS.

Won’t they eventually drag him in for testimony anyway?


38 posted on 11/12/2012 9:55:07 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Cookies4ever

Your partial comment could be a complete thread:
“ - - - As long as Boehner is Speaker there will NEVER be ____________________________ .”

GO FOR IT!

BTW, PING me when you post it!


39 posted on 11/12/2012 10:02:12 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: what's up
He will. But not before the Secy of State. Her Heinous was hoping Petraeus would go first so she could fashion her story afterwards. Thus, she said she couldn't testify; her excuse is she has some globe-trotting to do.

Good thinking!

40 posted on 11/12/2012 10:33:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: popdonnelly

[. It’s a bit speculative, at this point, as to who might want him damaged.]

We could start with the Democratic National Committee and anyone else with an interest in the Democrats retaining the White House past 2016.


41 posted on 11/13/2012 1:55:30 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

DiFi has always been pretty good about defense. She’s generally a big supporter of Israel, too.

What did this Kam Kamata suggest that he saw at the Immaculation and when did he say this? It must have been something of a personal nature (drug use or something, I would imagine).


42 posted on 11/13/2012 2:51:12 AM PST by livius
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To: Dilbert San Diego
He can still be compelled to testify, but he won't be testifying right now because he's no longer holding the position of CIA director. When he was called to testify before, he wasn't called "personally" but was called as "the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency." Since he no longer holds that position, his replacement as the CIA director will testify instead.

However, there is absolutely nothing that prevents Congress from calling him anyway. They can basically call "David Petraeus" to testify as a private citizen, and he will have to do just that.

Ironically, as CIA director the Obama administration would have had a lot of leverage over him that it no longer has right now.

43 posted on 11/13/2012 2:52:26 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: drewh

I think the conversation goes something like ‘If you want to ever see your full military pension again then you will play ball with Chicago’....Big deal. ONE book of all he knows and he has a lot more than a paltry Army pension, even if he was a general officer.


44 posted on 11/13/2012 3:01:01 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Toespi

I think you guys have gotten a bit overwhelmed by this entire mess. What you should get out of this...thanks to the Broadwell tramp...is that the CIA was running an interrogation center there at Benghazi. They had two prisoners of some significance. This would explain why they had so many CIA guys in one location.

One might now start to connect the dots and realize that the bad guys who showed up that night were really looking to rescue their two buddies....who they felt were there at the ambassador’s house. They guessed wrong. The ambassador ended up dead. Kinda like a bungled SWAT raid on the wrong address...which occurs weekly in America.

The President would hate to admit that they still run interrogation centers in faraway lands....which was one of those 100 bad things that GW did and Senator Obama routinely criticized.


45 posted on 11/13/2012 3:14:26 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: drewh
BINGO!!! Obama has attacked and compromised the Catholic Church, really ALL Churches who don't believe in paying for abortions, our DEBT has compromised our country, and the last vestige of decency was the MILITARY, and now with Patraeus and Allen and Ham and whoever else, along with OPEN GAYS, the military is being ruined.

Obama and his THUGS have SUCCEEDED where no COUNTRY could do it!!

46 posted on 11/13/2012 3:38:46 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

WHO is Lebanese other than the Kelley twins??


47 posted on 11/13/2012 3:43:05 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Who is Kam Kamata??


48 posted on 11/13/2012 3:45:38 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

PLUS, they Blackmailed John Roberts thereby destroying the Supreme Court reputation.


49 posted on 11/13/2012 3:47:19 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: drewh

He can still testify; Peter King has already said that the committee will subpoena him for this exact reason.

Let’s all relax a little.


50 posted on 11/13/2012 3:49:26 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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