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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: Pyro7480

This White House leaked it so he can be the fall guy for Benghazi.


251 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:58 PM PST by Hero
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To: Pyro7480

No problem, Tim Geithner and Eric Holder are both available now.


252 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:04 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Pyro7480

Isn’t this how the movie “Deep Impact” started?

Something stinks, like stale tench fries.


253 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:08 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: advance_copy
Call it what it is FRiend. New World Order = New Normal.
254 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:12 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: Pyro7480
0bama Announces Nominations for Secretary of Defense and CIA Director
Obama minute 8.
Petraeus minute 19.
255 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:24 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Gluttons for punishment.)
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To: Chuzzlewit
my guess, is that Obama’s people stated you go along with our side, in the upcoming investigation or we out you on this affair... and he probably said screw it, I won’t do it.. I’ll come out now with the affair, and resign.

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.

256 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:33 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: snowrip

“No; if they had dirt on him they would have offered a ‘shut-up-and-we’ll-let-you-resign’ deal. He wouldn’t have come out and said what was going on.”

WRONG!!! This is how you STOP blackmail.


257 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:38 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Pete
"A CIA director putting himself in a position to be blackmailed makes no sense."

"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. "

258 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:02 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: MinuteGal
“Better to be caught in bed with a gal than be caught instead covering for a lyin’ president.”

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.

259 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:04 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: SpaceBar

“Hangman Heydrich” “Ernst Rohm”

Those who do not remember history are........


260 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:12 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Williams
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.

Remember this?

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."

261 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:19 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


262 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:27 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Good to see someone Manned Up.


263 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:35 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: Pyro7480

Infidelity is an asset to democrats. It must be for some other reason.


264 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:35 PM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: animal172
What if she is a he?

He would have been promoted.

265 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: pgkdan

Or possibly there is someone who cares about the country who was blackmailing him to tell the truth about Benghazi.


266 posted on 11/09/2012 12:54:46 PM PST by Anima Mundi (You can lead a brain to facts but you can't make it think.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
they brought out the affair.

Yup. Honey trap, me waters say.

267 posted on 11/09/2012 12:55:15 PM PST by llevrok
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To: JediJones

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.


268 posted on 11/09/2012 12:55:15 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Pyro7480
Just a thought, this is going to occupy the news cycle for a while, especially this weekend.................No chance of talk about the increasing probability of massive election fraud.
The further we get time wise from the election, the more defused the situation gets.
There's no bigger show than a sex scandal for the sheeple to focus on............Just thinking out loud again.
269 posted on 11/09/2012 12:55:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Pyro7480

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 .


270 posted on 11/09/2012 12:56:02 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Pyro7480

Sounds to me that he didn’t like the type font on his invitation to the hanging party in congress!


271 posted on 11/09/2012 12:56:04 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Pyro7480
What's that liberal phrase that was used constantly about anything that happened under W? Oh, yeah...

I question the timing.

272 posted on 11/09/2012 12:56:20 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: Anima Mundi

Even as a private citizen he can be subpoenaed by the House committee to testify on what he knows about Benghazi.


273 posted on 11/09/2012 12:57:37 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: machogirl

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.


274 posted on 11/09/2012 12:58:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: HOYA97

.................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!


275 posted on 11/09/2012 12:59:09 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: COBOL2Java
Making room for the new CIA Director...

I don't think so !

She is already POTUS

zero is only the official reader of the TOTUS


276 posted on 11/09/2012 1:00:13 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

How sad it is that that is very possible.


277 posted on 11/09/2012 1:00:36 PM PST by Aurorales (Same as it ever was)
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To: Pyro7480

I have to wonder with Hitlery leaving and a general changing of the guard, if there’s a space opening for Bill somewhere.


278 posted on 11/09/2012 1:00:38 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nevergore

Exactly. Now under the bus he goes. Nothing ever good comes from being friends with evil!


279 posted on 11/09/2012 1:00:38 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Pyro7480
First, I've never seen calm and professional Catherine Herridge come closer than saying "bull****" during her interview on this.

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,

280 posted on 11/09/2012 1:00:49 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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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.

Leni

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
ValJay.
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.

Leni

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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To: dinoparty

Bingo!


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

Naw.


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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