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 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!
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