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Rumors Surface That Leon Panetta is Resigning
www.redstate.com ^ | 8/26/2009 | Redstate

Posted on 08/26/2009 12:24:42 PM PDT by JerseyRepub

Our friends at Restate are hearing credible rumors that Leon Panetta is quitting over the proposed procecution of CIA operatives. If this is true, kudos to Leon...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhocia; bhodoj; cia; ciaprobes; obama; panetta; resignation; rumors
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To: JerseyRepub

CIA also has the unused footage from the fake moon landing which proves for all to see the fakery done in Burbank, CA.


251 posted on 08/26/2009 6:28:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JerseyRepub

I agree, his stock as a former Clintonista just went up. Wanna bet that Hil is going to be forced out soon...and that Panetta’s replacement is going to be another Stansfield Turner.


252 posted on 08/26/2009 6:32:30 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: JerseyRepub

No honor among thieves in the Democrat party, but resigning would be the honorable thing for Panetta to do.

My only thought is that Zero had better hit his prayer rug hard and pray we don’t get hit during his term in office. The Republicans should make it absolutely clear that any attempt at politically motivated trials WILL result in criminal prosecution of any Obama administration flunkies guilty of subverting our national security, at the earliest possible opportunity.


253 posted on 08/26/2009 6:44:32 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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254 posted on 08/26/2009 6:55:51 PM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Hillary is too quiet and has been plotting her revenge. I make a bet that she will force a primary against Zero in 2012

There are still a few wildcards out there and The Clintons are one of them. Their legacy, if defined today, would range from mediocre (in eyes of Dems) to criminal for many others. This will motivate them bcz even they will look in the mirror at some point and see what Obama has done to them...the ultimate insult:

They have been marginalized

Somebody should begin a process now to provide some 'MAJOR IN$ENTIVE$ ' to Hill to run 3rd party in 2012...after another meat-grinder campaign against zero in the primaries.

That's if we make it that long without something unspeakable happening...

255 posted on 08/26/2009 7:00:25 PM PDT by NewLand (What does 0bama know and when did he know it?)
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To: JerseyRepub

Good man.


256 posted on 08/26/2009 7:02:03 PM PDT by zendari
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To: drellberg
It would be difficult to exaggerate the extent of the damage O is doing to himself. The CIA is well-known as a haven for Ivy League Libs. It is astonishing that he and Pelosi are picking this fight. There is NO upside and an astonishing amount of damage to be done not only to the country but to the Democratic Party. Forget the fact that the CIA can give as good as it gets. What is Obama thinking by attacking an institution that is so reliably liberal?

Exactly.

The CIA is riddled with libs, and they know how to work leaks. They will work hard to retaliate for a witch hunt.

Unfortunately, I think there may be covert operatives perishing as a result of deliberate upcoming exposures.

257 posted on 08/26/2009 7:05:10 PM PDT by CIApilot
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To: NormsRevenge

If he cares enough to quit - he should stay on... the next guy will be worse.


258 posted on 08/26/2009 7:08:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (Journalists - - stenographers for Democrats - it wasn't always that way...)
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To: GOPJ
If he cares enough to quit - he should stay on... the next guy will be worse.

Yeah....the next guy will probably be ex KGB....or something.

259 posted on 08/26/2009 7:10:33 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: VRWCTexan

If he’s a man of any decency at all he should resign.


260 posted on 08/26/2009 7:15:55 PM PDT by jennyjenny ( "The Harpoon")
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To: WalterSkinner
..look for Hillary to resign at some point and begin campaigning for 2012--running to Obama's right...

Are there any pols who could run to the left of Obama? Is there anyone in the US that "left"?

261 posted on 08/26/2009 7:19:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Journalists - - stenographers for Democrats - it wasn't always that way...)
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To: JerseyRepub

Render obama. And his puppet Holder.


262 posted on 08/26/2009 7:20:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: JerseyRepub

Not hard to fathom.


263 posted on 08/26/2009 7:29:23 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Diego1618
Yeah....the next guy will probably be ex KGB....or something.

ex?

264 posted on 08/26/2009 7:33:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Journalists - - stenographers for Democrats - it wasn't always that way...)
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To: GOPJ
ex?

I stand corrected....you're right!

265 posted on 08/26/2009 7:38:20 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: MeekOneGOP

Really? Well, I hope it happens, hehe.


266 posted on 08/26/2009 7:50:58 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: hoosiermama

IMO, that is the reason for Bill’s visit to Panetta...giving him a heads up on what’s coming soon...you can bet the clintons let CIA and FBI in on what they know and have.......


267 posted on 08/26/2009 8:07:43 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: bert
On April 29, 1996, the wires flashed with hot news: Former CIA Director William Colby had disappeared from his country home on the Wicomico River in Maryland. Authorities suspected he died in a canoeing accident, as his waterlogged canoe was found on the shore near his home.

A week later, his body surfaced in the marsh near his home. After a perfunctory autopsy, local police authorities closed the case as an accident.

268 posted on 08/26/2009 8:08:54 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: shield

Remember Phillip Berg was a Hillary supporter when he first started going after the BC....Hillary knows....BUt provingit is something else....If it was easy she would be President now.


269 posted on 08/26/2009 8:25:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Yes’m !! :)


270 posted on 08/26/2009 8:29:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: hoosiermama

The DNC were in the tank for BO...she was TOLD...to back off with some silly excuse as ‘we’ll lose the black vote forever’...and most likely Bill and Hill were threatened with exposure of treasonous activities when he was prez...


271 posted on 08/26/2009 8:34:31 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: JerseyRepub

Leon was tapped as an idiot clown to head the CIA. Set up, knocked down.


272 posted on 08/26/2009 8:35:48 PM PDT by NightOfTheLivingDems (Destroy the Dems in Two Thousand Ten)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the ping!


273 posted on 08/26/2009 8:36:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: SERKIT

BIG OLE BUMP! for later


274 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:54 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: Hawthorn
You’re probably thinking about Bill Colby, CIA director in the 1970’s, who died mysteriously while sailing alone on Chesapeake Bay about a dozen years ago.

Colby died in an alleged canoeing accident somewhere between his home on Neale Sound and the Wicomico River in Charles County, Maryland, a long way from the Chesapeake Bay.

Speculation as to his death being other than an accident arose from his being involved in evaluating FLIR footage of the Waco massacre, which allegedly contained images of US personnel firing on the Branch Davidians as they attempted to exit the burning complex, and which allegedly contained images of Government personnel engaging in firing on the Davidians after breaching part of the building from the back.

Speculation as to who caused the fire may also have been verified/refuted by that footage as well.

Colby was one of three FLIR experts to (seperately) meet an apparently untimely end as the information was being examined, was an experienced canoeist, knew the waters there and their quirks of tide and weather (had lived there some time), and his body was found without a life jacket about 100 yards downriver of Lancaster's Bar (that's a sand/oyster bar, not the drinking kind) after a three day search, the most extensive ever conducted in the area for a missing boater.

It is unlikely that he would have gone out without a flotation device alone, and injuries to the body further fueled speculation that his demise was not an accident.

275 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PGR88; All

He is probably powerless and stuck in the middle.

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The other day, Hannity said that after the shouting match at the WH, Panetta had to send out an agency-wide memo to buck-up the troops ...

Hannity also said it is the 6th such memo Panetta has had to write ...

I’d be sick of the sh*t too, if I were Panetta ...


276 posted on 08/26/2009 8:53:28 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: bert
lets see....didn’t a CIA director die in a canoeing accident?That would be William Colby.

When I was in school he came and lectured one night. Afterwards, on a lark, in true spy fashion I followed him from the lecture hall, through the student center, through the campus woods and all the way to the parking lot. I was just curious if he had any bodyguards lurking about or if he did anything to see if he was being "followed".

Sadly he did not. Kind of popped my balloon about spies.

277 posted on 08/26/2009 9:07:41 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: JerseyRepub

YO, Leon.. Thrown Under that bus, One too many times???


278 posted on 08/26/2009 9:16:36 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: txhurl

is that an allusion to the phrase “moving the deck chairs around” or perhaps a possible inspiration for michelle obama’s wardrobe?


279 posted on 08/26/2009 9:32:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: Braak

Gen. Weasily Clark?


280 posted on 08/26/2009 9:34:34 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Do you call it 'unsound method'?" "No method at all," I murmured.)
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To: VanShuyten

Laugh Break:

The Lexington, Kentucky Police Department reports finding a man’s body in the Kentucky River just west of the Clays Ferry Bridge. The dead man’s name will not be released until his family has been notified.

The victim apparently drowned due to excessive beer consumption. He was wearing black fishnet stockings, a red garter belt, a pink g-string, a strap-on *****, purple lipstick, and an Obama t-shirt. He also had a cucumber in his ******.

The police removed the Obama t-shirt to spare his family any unnecessary embarrassment.

The Police do care!


281 posted on 08/26/2009 9:38:32 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think Hillary is REALLY wishing she would of stayed in the Senate.


282 posted on 08/26/2009 9:54:31 PM PDT by hirn_man
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To: dinoparty

Who would replace Panetta ?...why Janet Reno of course...Of all the losers Obrama has surrounding him, she would fit in perfectly, especially since she knows nothing about Intelligence matters and she is a solid defender of the boss...Perfect for Rahm and Hussein...


283 posted on 08/26/2009 9:56:29 PM PDT by billmor ( CHANGE ?..in 10 years we'll be lucky to have pocket change left.)
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To: SeattleBruce
Makes absolutely no sense in banking on that.

If you have a round in the chamber, you can use the arm as a threat. That is the value of any ammo the Clinton's may have. Once fired, the damage is done, the leverage, the threat, is gone.

In the meantime, all the control options on the Clinton wish list are being put into place, by the Republicans and the Democrats, and when she does get the reins, Obama will get the blame.

Any powerful entrenched Democrats will be expendable, too, and that thins the herd of possible ambitious successor material.

It will be a cold day in Riyadh before any of the emplaced infrastructure is removed though, but the Clintons will not be generally blamed for its existence.

Now, I have said the Clintons, but what I want to know is who is their puppetmaster? Who are they the front team for?

284 posted on 08/26/2009 9:59:58 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PGR88
If that’s true, he shouldn’t have taken the job in the first place. He was definitely under qualified for the position. Obama should, but won’t, put someone in that job who will protect the integrity of the CIA and protect the United States again. But he won’t.
285 posted on 08/26/2009 10:26:57 PM PDT by antiunion person (PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Be a mensch, Leon. Do the right thing!


286 posted on 08/26/2009 11:01:52 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: JerseyRepub; Jeff Head; Neil E. Wright
I don't believe it. There are NO clinton/obambi people who resign on principle. Maybe Ron Brown tried, but got deaded. Maybe even Vince Foster tried, but committed suicide and was wrapped in a rug and dumped in a park.

I have finally come to the conclusion that there are FEW accidents that happen in DC politics. I have fought the conspiracy folks for years, but I'm finally waking up to the Marxist/evil/self-preservation that so many in DC work towards.

I can no longer believe it is about simple "heartfelt" beliefs. It's about control; it's about Marxist theology; it's about changing the US into something that is going to make us FIGHT!

Mark these words. The fight is coming!

287 posted on 08/26/2009 11:17:52 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (Progressives are actually Regressive; Think Progressive Socialism Failures!)
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To: A Navy Vet
"Mark these words. The fight is coming! "

The French had some good ideas:


288 posted on 08/26/2009 11:41:40 PM PDT by fretzer
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To: fretzer
A little harsh. But, I'd be good with pulling every one of the traitorous politicians out of the Capitol and throwing them on the DC streets. Let them know what it's like to deal with the scum of America.

Problem is ... cleaning up the mess of p*ss and sh*t that those puss**s would leave in their wake. They think they are ALL that. Very few have any street experience. They are from priveledge. That's why the Founding Fathers believed in short terms in Congress and the WH and go back to your hard farm life.

289 posted on 08/27/2009 12:39:53 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (Progressives are actually Regressive; Think Progressive Socialism Failures!)
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To: BenLurkin

“He is a career Democrat hack with genuine credentials.”

ROTFLMAO


290 posted on 08/27/2009 3:41:22 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Happy Ramadan, Mr. President.)
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To: nikos1121

Love your tag line. I was wondering how long it would take folks to make the connection between “vacation” (out of sight) and Ramadan. Wonder exactly where and what they were doing last year about this time? There are reports surfacing that the WH has already selected a replacement for Panetta. Any credible info out there?


291 posted on 08/27/2009 4:03:19 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: frogjerk

A better man would have stayed and fought to the death. But a worse man, probably his replacement, will simply throw them into the arena for a show trial and ad bestia punishment.


292 posted on 08/27/2009 4:28:21 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: PGR88

I think it is very unwise for any politician to take on the rank and file people who do the day-to-day life threatening work required of their jobs. It’s one thing to play fast and loose with the political appointees who cycle through the building. But taking on the “full-timers” is a whole different ball game.

This is particularly true with The Marxist Onada who, demonstrably, seems to have much he wishes to hide.

I think it’s just another indicator that The Onada crowd is way out of its depth. Their anger, their hate and their self-rightousness makes them blind to reality.

As for Panetta, I’m having trouble seeing him as a CIA advocate. But, if it turns out his resignation is in protest to the Holder investigation my hat’s off to him.


293 posted on 08/27/2009 5:51:54 AM PDT by dools007
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To: CIApilot

By your name, I infer that you know a bit about the CIA. I am merely an amateur.

So my first question ... This seems like an existential battle here. Can the CIA exist as an effective organization with a mission, strategy, core competency, etc., under the sort of scrutiny/governance/intrusions that Obama is pursuing?

My general sense is no, but I am no expert. I would appreciate your opinion CIApilot.

Second question ... If this is an existential fight, am I correct in assuming that the CIA will do what it must to ensure its survival?

I understand the need for an intelligence agency, and one that sometimes does nasty work. But I am afraid, as well, especially when it is populated by the ilk that presently run the show. There is a temptation to be giddy at the prospect of Obama and the CIA libs pounding each other. But even a moment’s reflection suggests that no real good can come from this.

Am I right?


294 posted on 08/27/2009 6:22:28 AM PDT by drellberg
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To: John.Galt2012

You’re right. How long is Ramadan? Are they mandated to not work during this time, but to pray and fast?


295 posted on 08/27/2009 8:15:05 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Happy Ramadan, Mr. President.)
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To: txhurl

What do these photos mean?


296 posted on 08/27/2009 9:24:44 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Is it a coincidence that Obama's vacation of relaxation and meditation coincides with Ramadan?)
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To: Busywhiskers

Leon was always a loyal Clintonista, wasn’t he? If this rumor proves to be true, can it mean that a move by Hillary is far behind?


297 posted on 08/27/2009 9:45:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Lmo56
Hannity also said it is the 6th such memo Panetta has had to write ... I’d be sick of the sh*t too, if I were Panetta ...

CIA is a bad agency to cross. Sen Church, and Congressman Pike were defeated right after they finished keelhauling CIA in public.

I will watch to see how Pelosi and Holder fare in the aftermath of their attempt to slaughter of our heroes.

298 posted on 08/27/2009 12:23:21 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The wolf in the suit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

So far no points on this at The Hill or other DC outlets,.such as Politico. If he does, the next person will worse.


299 posted on 08/27/2009 1:23:18 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Colonel_Flagg
My only thought is that Zero had better hit his prayer rug hard and pray we don’t get hit during his term in office.

No no no no! Zero is setting the stage for us to get hit. He is lowering our defenses across the board, he is apologizing for all of the stuff we did before he got there, etc. All that does is stir up the Arab street.

He wants us to get hit. Then, when we get hit, he will have the pretext that he needs to take the Patriot Act to its logical conclusion. Total Martial law, and suspension of civil rights across the board. President for life from that point forward. If you disagree with the dear leader, you are with the terrorists.

Tell me I'm wrong.
300 posted on 08/27/2009 3:26:20 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism: Solving problems caused by Jealousy - with solutions based on Lies. (Think Green!))
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