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MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair
MSNBC | 11/09/2012 | n/a

Posted on 11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by Pyro7480

Breaking now.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bhocia; broadwell; cia; davidpetraeus; libya; navyseals; petraeus; petraeusaffair; resignation; scandals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi; vanity
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To: All; mickie; flaglady47
He's going to testify...and he's going to tell the truth.

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.


281 posted on 11/09/2012 1:01:06 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Cboldt
No matter if he was pushed to resign, or he is getting out before TSHTF, or this is just a convenience coincidence; the memory of Petraus will be that the CIA is the source of "them movie made them do it," as well as any intelligence failure to know of the threat and to act in defense after the attack started.

Yes. That makes sense. He'd be the scapegoat and they'd have their excuse for the big lie about Benghazi.

282 posted on 11/09/2012 1:01:37 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Pyro7480

Traitorous Generals are supposed to fall on their SWORDS..
NOT EAT THEIR CONDOMS... as punishment..

I’m not impressed.. quite funny actually..

283 posted on 11/09/2012 1:01:43 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Paladin2
284 posted on 11/09/2012 1:01:56 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: dragnet2

I vote with threat or threatened. Heck, anything is possible. zer0 was reelected. Anything is possible.

285 posted on 11/09/2012 1:02:15 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Williams; ntnychik; Fred Nerks; FARS; onyx; devolve

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.

Better, Boorda.

286 posted on 11/09/2012 1:02:32 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Interesting he resigns before the upcoming Bengazi hearings next week.

287 posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:03 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Noob1999
$10 this was smoldering for a while, therefore with gun to his head...Gen. Petraeus “It was a video.....”
288 posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:15 PM PST by DAC21
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To: BlatherNaut

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.

289 posted on 11/09/2012 1:04:02 PM PST by dforest
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To: Brad from Tennessee
See my # 281. The General had to move quickly because the hearing are scheduled next week. No time for undercover work as you suggested.


290 posted on 11/09/2012 1:04:20 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Museum Twenty

His wife is an assistant secretary of defense (just make things a little more interesting).

291 posted on 11/09/2012 1:04:46 PM PST by bagman
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To: Qwackertoo

“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.

292 posted on 11/09/2012 1:05:26 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: advance_copy

The Bengazi hearings are coming up. Could it be that he does not want to
testify before congress.

293 posted on 11/09/2012 1:06:04 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: llevrok
Honey trap, me waters say.

Perhaps it was his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

294 posted on 11/09/2012 1:06:17 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: dinoparty

Why not resign in January? This must have needed fast action.

295 posted on 11/09/2012 1:06:28 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MinuteGal

hope you are correct

296 posted on 11/09/2012 1:07:46 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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297 posted on 11/09/2012 1:08:28 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: bagman
Whiny Michelle McFee, the substitute for Howie Carr on Boston radio today, says that Petraeus' wife is tight with smarmy Granny Warren (Fauxcahontas), our new Massachusetts senator, and that she worked on her campaign.

MacPhee is hinting that this is the dame Petraeus was banging on the side.

298 posted on 11/09/2012 1:08:45 PM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: DAC21

Here’s an opportunity for Gen. Colin Powell to step up tothe plate, however reluctantly.

299 posted on 11/09/2012 1:09:19 PM PST by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: Eva


300 posted on 11/09/2012 1:09:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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