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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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To: Ann Archy
they Blackmailed John Roberts thereby destroying the Supreme Court reputation.

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.

51 posted on 11/13/2012 4:06:16 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: drewh

My guess is that he quit so he CAN talk....


52 posted on 11/13/2012 4:22:23 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: pepsionice

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.


53 posted on 11/13/2012 5:01:35 AM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh

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.


54 posted on 11/13/2012 5:14:24 AM PST by tillacum
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To: popdonnelly

“a bit speculative, at this point”

Yeah but with great odds!


55 posted on 11/13/2012 5:29:38 AM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: knak

As long as the allegations are investigated, the the truth will be revealed.


56 posted on 11/13/2012 5:41:18 AM PST by HollyB
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To: drewh

They have set out to destroy his creds.........


57 posted on 11/13/2012 5:53:03 AM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: drewh

This is all nonsense. What is stopping him from marching up there tommorow and twelling the truth regardless of the affair?


58 posted on 11/13/2012 5:55:15 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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???


59 posted on 11/13/2012 6:36:54 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Mike Darancette

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.


60 posted on 11/13/2012 6:39:44 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Mike Darancette

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.


61 posted on 11/13/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Dilbert San Diego
how does create a situation in which he will not have to testify?

He can testify on his own or be subpeoned, but as a civilian he has two choices, lawyer up and plead the fifth, there is nothing anyone can do about that or he can go "all in" and tell the truth and may risk his life or the lives of his family if he does.

The Chicago mob is running our country right now whatever he decides to do he better get his family in a safe house or clam up forever.

62 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:23 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Ann Archy
WHO is Lebanese other than the Kelley twins??

I'm not sure what you are asking. Jeanine Pirro is Lebanese.

So are Marlo Thomas, Ralph Nader, and Helen Thomas. And a whole lot of people in Lebanon.

63 posted on 11/13/2012 7:33:50 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Ann Archy; livius
Kam Kamata was a Japanese-American former DiFi aide and prominent national Democrat who died suddenly and mysteriously in his own apartment/condo after telling acquaintances that he'd seen Obama in an unnatural state being "handled" by Valerie Jarret and Moochelle at the Denver convention, just minutes before he was due to give his big acceptance speech -- the bellringer that got all the Mediabots tingling with anticipation.

Metasearch using non-Google engines on Kamata's name and the account will appear; no doubt it's been archived somewhere.

For an idea of what went on, go see Flight, currently in theaters, and John Goodman's tour de force portrayal of a deeply experienced drug dealer's triumph of putting a dog-drunk Denzel Washington character back together using cocaine and other drugs for an important, everything-on-the-line meeting. (Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson co-star; excellent cast.)

64 posted on 11/13/2012 8:12:11 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Ann Archy; livius; little jeremiah

Also “happening” — here we go again, Part 2:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2958863/posts


65 posted on 11/13/2012 8:21:52 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: drewh

That can’t be the whole story. He doesn’t have to be current CIA Director to testify. They are probably also blackmailing him to keep him from testifying truthfully.


66 posted on 11/13/2012 8:24:51 AM PST by expat2
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To: Verginius Rufus

Also former senator George Mitchell (Nobel Peace Prize, also got Bill Clinton elected by forcing Bush 41 to break his tax promise in 1990, which finished him politically).

And Durbin the Turban’s Arab-American, I just don’t know if his folks are from Lebanon.


67 posted on 11/13/2012 8:26:52 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

I wish someone would do a sort of daily summary/update of the Generals/skanks/30,000 emails/Benghazi stuff. And how many Generals actually have been fired or resigned; I see varying numbers and names.

I’m freaking dizzy.

I can’t believe how fast this lawless tyranny is unfolding. I need a ray of light.


68 posted on 11/13/2012 8:45:37 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: lentulusgracchus
When did Mitchell receive the Nobel Peace Prize? I don't see his name on the list.

Ray LaHood is also an Arab-American.

69 posted on 11/13/2012 9:08:57 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: drewh
IIRC, Petreus had already stated to the effect 'that no order to stand down had been given by anyone at CIA'. I seem to recall a similar statement from Panetta.(Before the election). Obama was reelected (fair or foul), and now they both are 'leaving'.

Coincidence? Nah....

70 posted on 11/13/2012 9:41:49 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I thought Mitchell got the Peace Prize for his work negotiating a peace in Northern Ireland -- if he didn't get it, he didn't get it. I thought he got some sort of award, though.

You'd think stopping the murders and revenge killings would get a guy the Peace Prize, but these days they seem to prefer Palestinian bombers and feckless catamite pretenders.

71 posted on 11/13/2012 10:21:17 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Covenantor; Ann Archy

Please enlighten me on John Roberts’ blackmailable offenses. I must have missed those.


72 posted on 11/13/2012 10:22:04 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Covenantor; Ann Archy

Please enlighten me on John Roberts’ blackmailable offenses. I must have missed those.


73 posted on 11/13/2012 10:22:26 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Sounds very probable. The only problem with the scenario is that I don’t think anybody would have cared if Obama had been coked out of his mind or smoking crack behind the stage. Remember Washington Mayor Marion Barry, reelected while in jail or just afterwards, IIRC, on his drug charges? He smoked crack with hookers all over DC, even supplied drugs, and the people who voted for him didn’t care. Heck, even the black church ladies who theoretically led decent lives and were raising their grandchildren and great grandchildren voted for him. They didn’t even care that he was such a lousy mayor and so incompetent and uninterested that DC became even more of a cesspool than ever, and that they were living in total squalor while King Marion got to cruise around in his pimpmobile with his hookers.

Those are the same people who voted for Obama. I guess the only thing that shocked me is that there were so many of them.

We’ve become like a larger scale version of the typical black liberal dominated city on its downhill run (think Detroit, DC, NO, Oakland...). And these hideous mayors with their corrupt governments get reelected again and again, usually until they end up on federal charges somewhere, and unfortunately that’s not going to happen in this case.


74 posted on 11/13/2012 10:35:04 AM PST by livius
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He will not have access to any of the records - but he sure can testify that they exist, and who to ask.

Of course that means that the hearings/testimony will have to be real, under penalty of perjury, and that the republicans (stupid party) ask the tough questions and follow-up.


75 posted on 11/13/2012 10:40:44 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Rockitz

His two children are adopted, and although they were Irish (siblings), they were adopted through a Latin American agency, most likely a Catholic agency. There was probably nothing sneaky about it, but simply a matter of convenience, because European adoptions are very difficult (they want to encourage abortion, naturally). However, it may violate some US law; also, thanks to pressure from the left, it has gotten very difficult for North Americans to adopt in Latin America, so perhaps the law changed there even around the time of the adoption.

I suppose it’s possible that Obama threatened to have Roberts’ children taken away unless he found some way of declaring Obamacare constitutional. Personally, I thought he did so in such a way that it could have been challenged (taxes do not originate in the Executive or even in the Senate), but obviously nobody in the House had the guts to pick up the challenge.


76 posted on 11/13/2012 10:41:42 AM PST by livius
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To: Rockitz

His 2 adopted children don’t have the pproper paperwork. I think CODE PINK was the first group that said this when he was going to be confirmed as a SC Justice.


77 posted on 11/13/2012 3:01:16 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

OMG!! Ae you SERIOUS?????


78 posted on 11/13/2012 4:33:25 PM PST by Ann Archy (AbORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy
Well, trying to be .... the Flight analogy is similar to what Kamata thought might have happened. But go find the account "out there" and read it for yourself and make up your own mind.

It's not exactly a deathbed confession, because Kamata apparently died unexpectedly in his own home. But the people who talked to him absolutely didn't think he was kidding around.

I happen to think it's the real deal. But without an ace, world-class autopsy, it'd be impossible now to determine whether Kamata's death was by natural causes or induced, e.g. by prussic acid and other catalogued agents known to induce "death/natural causes".

79 posted on 11/13/2012 8:13:22 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Ann Archy

Thanks. Seems like a pretty minor offense to be blackmailed over. I guess it depends if you have an R or a D after your name.


80 posted on 11/15/2012 10:10:26 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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