Skip to comments.Was Petraeus Forced Out To Silence His Account Of Benghazi killings? (friends say yes)
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.
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I second that emotion.
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.
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)
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.
Didn’t some guy on Hannity just say that Petraeus is writing news outlets as a ‘friend of Petraeus’?
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.
Lessay you were a prez who had the following folks mad at you:
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.
I don’t think we’ve heard the last from the General.
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’
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.
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”
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.
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.
Shi-ite; he could write a “tell-all” book that would probably garner him millions...(plus, respect...maybe.)
that makes more sense than most of what I’ve heard about all this
I is really sick that ALL of this is from the UK media. NONE from US.
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.
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.
She's Lebanese...and Jill Kelley, the woman Broadwell was reportedly threatening, is Lebanese.
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.
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?????
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.
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.
bump for later
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.
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.
Thankfully we have the free British press.
As long as Boehner is Speaker thee will NEVER be Impeachment charges brought to the House.
Sad but true
As long as Boehner is Speaker there will NEVER be Impeachment charges brought to the House.
Sad but true
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.
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.
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?
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!
[. Its 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Obama and his THUGS have SUCCEEDED where no COUNTRY could do it!!
WHO is Lebanese other than the Kelley twins??
Who is Kam Kamata??
PLUS, they Blackmailed John Roberts thereby destroying the Supreme Court reputation.
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.