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Defense chief Panetta: Petraeus to testify, scandal unlikely to spread
Yahoo!News/AP ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Brendan James

Posted on 11/15/2012 9:44:55 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

At a Thursday press conference in Bangkok, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he's unaware of any more top military brass involved in the web of scandal uncovered by the investigation into Gen. David Petraeus's affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, the Associated Press reports.

The clarification comes now that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, has been sucked into the controversy after the discovery of potentially flirtatious emails with Tampa, Fla., socialite Jill Kelley.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi

1 posted on 11/15/2012 9:45:00 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Supposedly Petraeus won’t be under oath when he testifies, so who knows what he’ll say.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 9:54:33 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The sad part about this is that it’s most probably true.

Nothing will come of this. We’ve reached total corruption.

Perhaps one of the few good things that might come of this is that the MSM has lost what little believability they have had. They have given up their responsibility, and I shall count them as one of the enemy when CW-II starts.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 9:55:19 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why the hell isn’t anyone under oath?????


4 posted on 11/15/2012 9:55:31 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Panetta speaks from Thailand. Sure, that works.

He and Hillary got their stories staight in Australia.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 9:57:03 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When will panetta testify? If am understanding this process he (panetta) will not testify unless someone points a finger at him and that person pointing the finger is under oath.
6 posted on 11/15/2012 9:59:54 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Headline should read, “ Petraeus to testify, media ordered not to spread the scandal or dig any further.”


7 posted on 11/15/2012 10:05:18 AM PST by DPMD
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To: gotribe

Our politicians don’t fear God nor their constituents anymore, heck, they don’t even believe in God anymore, they worship power and wealth, greed is their god now!


8 posted on 11/15/2012 10:10:24 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Petraeus replacement to testify CIA never requested military assistance in Benghazi

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/15/petraeus-replacement-to-testify-cia-never-requested-military-assistance-in-benghazi/


9 posted on 11/15/2012 10:10:33 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

.... This whole thing is pretty much just a staged event to effect final talking points to be spewed out by the media and finally put the story to rest.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 10:11:34 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Defense chief Panetta: Petraeus to testify, scandal unlikely to spread by AP

fixed.

11 posted on 11/15/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is only ONE question the committee needs to ask SecDef Panetta. Did you or any of your staff receive a Cross Border Authority(CBA)order from President Barrack Obama??? YES or NO!!!

It’s as simple as that. If the answer is NO.....everything else is moot and the president should be impeached for dereliction of duty. If yes let’s see it.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 10:56:32 AM PST by Datom (President Obama ....Get the hell out of my foxhole.)
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To: duckman

So what would be the point, then? Dog and pony show? Oh, yeah!


13 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:50 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Feed some bull$shit to the public. They’re just a bunch of ignorant sheep and they’ll believe it. Do everything possible to protect the boss.
And the country is just fine. No treason at the top. To prove how much the boss loves the country he’s going to appoint John Kerry to a big job!


14 posted on 11/15/2012 11:03:35 AM PST by I want the USA back (Sheep have two speeds: graze and panic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not likely to spread because the other high ranking officers got the message loud and clear and are towing the line to keep their retirements.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 11:23:07 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Datom

There is only ONE question the committee needs to ask SecDef Panetta. Did you or any of your staff receive a Cross Border Authority(CBA)order from President Barrack Obama??? YES or NO!!!

It’s as simple as that. If the answer is NO.....everything else is moot and the president should be impeached for dereliction of duty. If yes let’s see it.


Other than this site, and the fine work done by Freeper Travis McGee, I haven’t seen or heard this anywhere on TV.

Wonder why ????? it does cut through the clutter, and exposes Obamas desire to not give any appearance of combat actions with Libya or terrorists...

Let’s see if anyone, including McCain, Graham , who have military backgrounds
ask this question.

If not we know , we are seeing true theater according to a pre-arranged script.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 11:29:36 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

I’m sure if that order was issued....it would be on the front page above the fold in the NYT and Washington Post and “Breaking News” on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC every 15 minutes for the next 48 hours.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 12:31:01 PM PST by Datom (President Obama ....Get the hell out of my foxhole.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Leeeeeeeeeonnnnnnn! Afghanistan is further west. How many frequent flyer miles are you getting on this trip?


18 posted on 11/15/2012 12:48:57 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: IslamE

...they don’t even believe in God anymore...


It’s a little more than passive unbeleif. Liberals are in the competition and working hard on the side to defeat God.

We know the end of the story. They will lose. But they will have a season to kill a lot of people and grab a lot of souls along the way.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 2:15:53 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Datom

I believe the “yes, we built that” crowd should invoice every customer the true price of the good/service and surcharge with regulatory fees - much like when you get a car rental receipt with “airport concession fee” “franchise tax re-coupment fee” etc. It would be a useful effort for the US Chamber of Commerce to support. The O voters have no idea what they’re supporting, let’s teach them....


Agree. Its frustrating to watch all the smoke and mirrors going on , when
That simple question will focus everything.

From policeman to any serviceman the concept of doing whatever it takes
To protect each other is sacred.

Obama trashed it to avoid focus on his foreign policy failure.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 2:47:15 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

I’m sure if that order was issued....it would be on the front page above the fold in the NYT and Washington Post and “Breaking News” on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC every 15 minutes for the next 48 hours.


My prior post was to answer this. Somehow the copy was from something else.

We are in total agreement on the silence on CBA


21 posted on 11/15/2012 2:50:27 PM PST by patriotspride
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