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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[. 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.
Never mind that the SC already had a rather unpleasant order, but one can only be blackmailed if one has something onerous to hide from public view. John Roberts carried his own baggage into the courts. Odd that Dubya's people didn't dig deep enough or care enough.
My guess is that he quit so he CAN talk....
You think? If the first announcement of the Benghazi attack would have been, “there were several militants that were at the facility for questioning and a terrorist group attempted a raid to free them”. This would have been old news gone in 15 minutes.
I’ll say one thing, Petearus sure has taken Benghazi from the front page and talking heads. Now Gen Allen will take a few more weeks of hiding the scandal in Benghazi.
“a bit speculative, at this point”
Yeah but with great odds!
As long as the allegations are investigated, the the truth will be revealed.
They have set out to destroy his creds.........
This is all nonsense. What is stopping him from marching up there tommorow and twelling the truth regardless of the affair?
I’m pretty sure that Congress can call him in to testify.
How come ‘national secrets’ wasn’t a big howl when Bill Clinton was caught doing blow jobs in the Oval office with Monica???
I don’t see a 4 start general with 40 ++ years of service going under the bus willingly for a person who cannot even prove his citizenship or his school records or his health records.
This will be popcorn time for many weeks to come, IMO.