Skip to comments.MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair
Posted on 11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by Pyro7480
This White House leaked it so he can be the fall guy for Benghazi.
No problem, Tim Geithner and Eric Holder are both available now.
Isn’t this how the movie “Deep Impact” started?
Something stinks, like stale tench fries.
More likely that Obama told him to buy into the cover story and Petraeus said "NO, I quit"...and the affair is simply a cover story.
The General would be advised to stay away from Ft Marcy Park.
“No; if they had dirt on him they would have offered a ‘shut-up-and-well-let-you-resign’ deal. He wouldnt have come out and said what was going on.”
WRONG!!! This is how you STOP blackmail.
"On Saturday, April 27, 1996, Colby died in what appears to have been a boating accident near his home in Rock Point, Maryland. There was speculation that Colby's death was due to foul play or suicide. "
Exactly. He's hoping to divert attention from his role in the Benghazi decisions and cover up.
If he was going to tell the truth, he would have resigned before the elections.
“Hangman Heydrich” “Ernst Rohm”
Those who do not remember history are........
A female Russian spy -- possibly flame-haired media darling Anna Chapman -- was close to seducing a member of U.S. President Barack Obama's cabinet in 2010, the assistant director of the FBI for counterintelligence revealed in a recent interview with British television. Frank Figliuzzi said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been tracking a 10-person Russian spy ring for years but had to act sooner than planned because the female agent was getting close to drawing a U.S. official into a "honey trap."
Exactly. Why would he even be so open about the reason? Seems very FNG strange unless this is being used as a diversion for something else.
Good to see someone Manned Up.
Infidelity is an asset to democrats. It must be for some other reason.
He would have been promoted.
Or possibly there is someone who cares about the country who was blackmailing him to tell the truth about Benghazi.
Yup. Honey trap, me waters say.
Someone resigning for having an extramarital affair? In 2012?
If this were 1950, when the concept of personal shame existed, then yeah, I could believe it.
There has to be more to this story.
there is a reason why the Lord has warned us ,and forbidden us , from adultery. It’s a true and grievous sin . It destroys . It has destroyed David Petraeus . Yet he did the right thing and God will forgive . I pray his wife will also . Yet it’s easier to forgive than it is to forget. Forgetting often never comes .
Sounds to me that he didn’t like the type font on his invitation to the hanging party in congress!
I question the timing.
Even as a private citizen he can be subpoenaed by the House committee to testify on what he knows about Benghazi.
Right, and it backfired in his face.
Even those in the CIA would never be stupid enough to use a scheme, involving the wife. Way too much to go wrong.
.................Imagine if this story and the Drone being shot at were actually reported on last week before the election. Where would we be now???........................
Yeah, and Valerie Jarrett negotiating with the ragheads in Iran under cover!
I don't think so ! She is already POTUS zero is only the official reader of the TOTUS
I don't think so !
She is already POTUS
zero is only the official reader of the TOTUS
How sad it is that that is very possible.
I have to wonder with Hitlery leaving and a general changing of the guard, if there’s a space opening for Bill somewhere.
Exactly. Now under the bus he goes. Nothing ever good comes from being friends with evil!
Second point, he must have had the affair Wednesday ...then talked to Zero about it Thursday and resigned after the news cycle Feiday. Of course he couldn't have had the affair before the election, Zero would have told us. Do these people think we are ALL STUPID? What a bunch of amateurs. This brings Benghazi front and center, where it should be,
He decided to self-confess ahead of time so the story can get out on his terms and in his words.
He knows if he tells the truth at the hearing, the administration will out him in the nastiest way afterwards.
In short, he pre-empted Obama and his den of blackmailers, thieves and extortioners by outing himself.
I wish all the Obama mafia would be indicted under the RICO conspiracy Act....and quickly before he takes our country down to ruin.
Yes. That makes sense. He'd be the scapegoat and they'd have their excuse for the big lie about Benghazi.
Traitorous Generals are supposed to fall on their SWORDS..
NOT EAT THEIR CONDOMS... as punishment..
I’m not impressed.. quite funny actually..
I vote with threat or threatened. Heck, anything is possible. zer0 was reelected. Anything is possible.
Rep. Peter King mentioning on Sean Hannity show, that rumors are around about who the person was, and that they may have been accessing Petraeus computer.
Williams, the classic honey trap.
In Ronald Kessler's Moscow Station a Soviet Embassy employee sweet-talks the Marine guard into letting her handlers into the bubble.
John Deutch had 17,000 files on his unsecure home computer, walked out of Langley with disks in his pocket.
Lantos to Livingstone re Boorda is apt.
This is the president who said, "I will stand with them."
And, "America can withstand another 911."
As well as the infamous, "After my election I will have more flexibility."
The military-intelligence leadership has been cleared of patriots and backfilled with traitors.
After the Night of the Long Knives the State will have completed its coup without firing a shot.
In Petraeus' case, his choice was resign or wind up in a bathtub like John Millis or Danny Casolaro.
Or Vince what's-his-name.
Interesting he resigns before the upcoming Bengazi hearings next week.
I think you are right. He will cover for Obama. Could be he was chosen to take the fall anyway for Benghazi. That said, he could have just announced he would be resigning after Obama’s 1st term.
No one would be the wiser.
His wife is an assistant secretary of defense (just make things a little more interesting).
“I even said to my husband before the election wonder what they have on him? now we know.”
Dollars to donuts, his affair was in process during or before his CIA appointment. Obama needed leverage in the event he needed to blackmail Petraeus. The man was an idiot to engage in an affair; an affair for someone in his position is a national security problem.
My friend is investigated every 3-4 years to retain his T.S. clearance. The issue of an affair is always something that is addressed when friends, family, neighbors, are questioned during the investigation. It has nothing to do with morals. It has everything to do with what might be “out there” that would make him vulnerable to blackmail.
Seems that Petraeus let his little head do the thinking instead of his big head. Horrible decision. Obama found his vulnerability and utilized it to his advantage.
The Bengazi hearings are coming up. Could it be that he does not want to
testify before congress.
Perhaps it was his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
Why not resign in January? This must have needed fast action.
hope you are correct
MacPhee is hinting that this is the dame Petraeus was banging on the side.
Here’s an opportunity for Gen. Colin Powell to step up tothe plate, however reluctantly.