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EXCLUSIVE: David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents (clip)
Daily Mail UK ^ | February 10, 2013 | Michael Zennie

Posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:53 AM PST by COUNTrecount

Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, and Jack Murphy, a former Green Beret, reveal the new claims in their book EXCLUSIVE: David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents and his own bodyguards who made sure his affair was exposed, claims new book

'Benghazi: The Definitive Report' Petraeus was humiliated after a 'palace coup' by high-level intelligence officers who did not like the way he was running the CIA, authors say The book also claims that Petraeus and Ambassador Chris Stevens were caught off guard by Benghazi consulate attack because they weren't briefed about on-going U.S. military operations in Libya Webb and Murphy say Benghazi attack was a retaliation for secret raids authorized by Obama security adviser John Brennan

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John Brennan, President Barack Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser, had been authorizing 'unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure,' according to the e-book. Brennan is Obama's pick to replace Petraeus as head of the CIA.
1 posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:56 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: Nachum

FYI ping.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 6:54:49 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: COUNTrecount

Not for nothing...but I believe she went after him deliberately to bring him down. More proof of the power of a woman and why they are used as spies.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 6:56:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: COUNTrecount

Wonder if Brennan has something on Obama ...or do all those Muslims stick together?


4 posted on 02/10/2013 6:57:50 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Sacajaweau
More proof of the power of a woman and why they are used as spies.

Gee, I wish someone had reason to spy on me. I need more spies in my life.

5 posted on 02/10/2013 7:02:26 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: COUNTrecount

The Agency will soon have to figure out how to marginalize or remove that traitor and muslim convert Brennan, if he is not disposed of by the Senate.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 7:03:45 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Aria

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/02/08/did-you-know-that-john-brennan-nominee-for-cia-director-is-a-muslim-convert-who-was-turned-to-islam-by-the-muslim-brotherhood/


7 posted on 02/10/2013 7:06:14 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Petraeus shouldn’t have allowed his loins to overpower his brain, but it’s obvious that he was forced out so as to bring in a jihadi-supporter.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 7:08:51 AM PST by I want the USA back (We have got to defeat these marxist, jihadi-favoring redistributionists!)
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To: COUNTrecount
It would not come as a surprise if Petraeus was taken down by insiders at the CIA.
If you think back, George Bush named Porter Goss (I think) to head the CIA and clean it up. Goss lasted only a short time before he was chased out.
The CIA is like most long standing government bodies, they still exist because they are too 'important' to fail and they are self perpetuating. anything and anyone that gets in their way must and will be ground into dust.
9 posted on 02/10/2013 7:10:39 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Sacajaweau

I believe she was the trojan ho...and he was an idiot thinking he couldn’t fall. A man’s got to know his limitations.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 7:11:21 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Sacajaweau
I believe she went after him deliberately to bring him down.

FreeRepublic is like an ink blot test. LOL

11 posted on 02/10/2013 7:13:33 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: JohnG45
Go to out of town bars.....Tell 10 chicks you work for the FBI....add shhhhhhh.

I can almost guarantee that a couple of them will try to take you down....Curiousity is woman's worst enemy.

12 posted on 02/10/2013 7:15:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: COUNTrecount

Petraeus brought himself down through his own stupidity, ego, and immorality. He has no one to blame but himself.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 7:16:56 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Sacajaweau

“Go to out of town bars.....Tell 10 chicks you work for the FBI....add shhhhhhh.
I can almost guarantee that a couple of them will try to take you down....Curiousity is woman’s worst enemy.”

Are you speaking from experience?


14 posted on 02/10/2013 7:18:17 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Aria
or do all those Muslims stick together?

Yep. Taqiyya

15 posted on 02/10/2013 7:19:57 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: COUNTrecount
Democrats, good at covertly instigating trouble and complaining, then waiting for the "war mongers" to the rescue the situation or get killed in the mess
...all while they play innocent bystanders.

I call it the go-to, eastern European, leftist strategy for "socialist liberty", since they seen to implement it all over the globe.

Pretty smart..since it gets some of the enemy killed along with those pesky, knuckle-dragging, protectionist neocons killed at the same time.

16 posted on 02/10/2013 7:24:42 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Labyrinthos

If you have Netflix watch “Game of Cards” to see how politics works.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 7:28:05 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Sacajaweau

funny, I don’t think that at all. I think she had the hots for, his power and achievements. To me the more interesting aspect is Brennan and Benghazi and the off the book ops. Aren’t Brennan and Obama using the USA to further the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood...just like Michelle Bachman warned?


18 posted on 02/10/2013 7:29:10 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I think you mean house of cards


19 posted on 02/10/2013 7:34:06 AM PST by Paul8148
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To: COUNTrecount

David P was taken out by his actions, not the uncovering of them.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 7:37:25 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Oh Dear!


21 posted on 02/10/2013 7:37:48 AM PST by brooklyn dave (1st commandment THOU SHALT NOT BELIEVE THY GOVERNMENT)
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To: COUNTrecount

It’s been obvious, call it what it is......Obama has his own not too secret government. He operates outside the boundaries of the constitution every opportunity he has, and flaunts it. IMPEACHMENT is the only answer.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 7:37:54 AM PST by Toespi
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To: COUNTrecount

If you want a friend in Washington...”Get a Dog!”


23 posted on 02/10/2013 7:40:58 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Aria

yes, they stick together


24 posted on 02/10/2013 7:41:14 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Paul8148

Thanks, yes I did, my brain was focused on what a game politics is.

“Boss” with Kelsey Grammer is another look into politics, Chicago style.


25 posted on 02/10/2013 7:44:04 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Very strong assertions by the authors. So, Brennan, sue them if it isn’t true. I tend to believe it is factual. Keeping Patraeus in the dark, direct attacks from the WH, etc., it is SOP for this regime.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 7:47:16 AM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Reading the whole article, the real bombshell here is Brennan’s secret off the books operation in N Africa that was unknown to the CIA and State Dept. I sure hope someone has the spine to see that he is questioned about this under oath before he’s confirmed as the CIA Director. Sounds like the plot line out of Clancy’s “Clear and Present Danger”


27 posted on 02/10/2013 7:50:05 AM PST by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: COUNTrecount

I think that this represents a major achievement by the American press, demonstrating that they are engaged in a neverending quest for the truth and will use the power of the press to tell the American people the real story about what is happening in Washington without regard to the political fallout. What’s that you say? The Daily Mail isn’t an American paper? It’s a Brit paper? So, the American media hasn’t reported any of this? Curious.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 8:00:27 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Reo

BINGO!!!


29 posted on 02/10/2013 8:06:12 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Sacajaweau

True women history has proved that women have been the best assassinations and spies.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 8:09:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Army Air Corps
FYI ping.

We need more information on this. There is more to it.

31 posted on 02/10/2013 8:10:25 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Labyrinthos

Agreed! He was totally stupid. The head of the CIA, like other very important people CANNOT be having affairs. The reason is because they are then subject to being blackmailed and/or brought down by their enemies. And that is exactly what happened.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 8:28:30 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: COUNTrecount

Oh, snap!


33 posted on 02/10/2013 8:33:22 AM PST by Tax-chick (I have chocolate.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Reading the comments, I was thinking of the character, Peter Russo, congresssman to run for governor, and the politics involved in The House of Cards.

[I am at episode 12.]

Insightful series about the behind-the-scenes activities and back-stabbing in Washington.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 8:35:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Of course his body guards knew the story. That isn’t news. Others knew and disliked him and made sure it came out.
THe real news here is that Brennan was running secret ops and gun running.


35 posted on 02/10/2013 8:39:13 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: COUNTrecount

So, the CIA careerists brought down Petraeus because of a quibble over tactics? Nope. Doesn’t pass the common sense test. Those CIA people would know that fighting with Petraeus could end their careers. They wouldn’t risk their careers in a disagreement over tactics. It’s something bigger or more personal than a disagreement over tactics in the CIA.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 8:42:20 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TomGuy

I am up to episode 4.

Watch “Boss” with Kelsey Grammar if you haven’t already.

(Cancelled after two seasons, amazing that it ever made it to television).


37 posted on 02/10/2013 8:45:14 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Brought down so that Brennan could replace him.


38 posted on 02/10/2013 8:46:24 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Linda Graham is tearing up on Benghazi on Face the Nation..says he will block nominations until they get explanation from the Administration. Maybe this book will get some press as a result.


39 posted on 02/10/2013 8:50:27 AM PST by Oldexpat
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40 posted on 02/10/2013 8:51:11 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: COUNTrecount

Possibly, but now it looks like they are throwing Brennan under the bus. They are painting Brennan as some kind of Dr Strangelove running secret operations on his own. I think it’s something else. Follow the money.


41 posted on 02/10/2013 9:01:59 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: centurion316

Didn’t you hear?
The Daily Mail is part of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” to get truthful news to American citizens.


42 posted on 02/10/2013 9:07:41 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine; kabar; Ax; 2ndDivisionVet; RaceBannon; COUNTrecount

ping to claims that Benghazi was blowback for Brennan’s SpecOps war and arms smuggling in Libya which was withheld from CIA’s Petraeus and SOS’s Stevens.


43 posted on 02/10/2013 10:02:22 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

Certainly sounds plausible.


44 posted on 02/10/2013 10:04:40 AM PST by kabar
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To: blueunicorn6

I’m not so sure that “they” are the ones throwing Brennan under the bus.

I prefer to think that it is the Mossad.

(yes, I am already on the Conspiracy Nut Job ping list !)


45 posted on 02/10/2013 10:09:46 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Reo
Reading the whole article, the real bombshell here is Brennan’s secret off the books operation in N Africa that was unknown to the CIA and State Dept.

Agreed. Seems obama is happy to have Brennan running his little secret op's. Now he wants him head of the CIA.
46 posted on 02/10/2013 10:22:08 AM PST by Girlene
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To: JohnG45
Gee, I wish someone had reason to spy on me. I need more spies in my life.

Ditto......I wouldn't mind Anna Chapman being on or in my case 24/7.......

47 posted on 02/10/2013 10:26:58 AM PST by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: COUNTrecount

WOW! This administration is beginning to make the former Communist USSR and China look better than us.


48 posted on 02/10/2013 10:33:16 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: COUNTrecount
an article by the NY Post regarding the authors' allegations. The secret war behind Benghazi
49 posted on 02/10/2013 11:25:56 AM PST by Girlene
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
This is not right. This is another layer of protection for petraeus, but you guys can believe what you want.

BTW, someone asked what brennan has on obama. It was brennans EMPLOYEE, Lieutenanat Quarles, who hacked into obama's passport information and was subsequently murdered in his car in DC.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

50 posted on 02/10/2013 11:33:52 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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