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Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By His Own Government?
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 12, 2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 4:48:03 PM PST by raptor22

Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down."

The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of criminal negligence.

But blackmail by whom?

Petraeus isn't the first general to have an affair while in uniform. But as CIA director, Petraeus' knowledge of the nation's secrets was unparalleled, as was his knowledge of what happened and when regarding the assault on our consulate in Libya.

The timing of his resignation is most curious — just days after the presidential election and days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress, under oath, regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell is expected to testify in his place. But lawmakers want to hear from Petraeus, and so do we.

As we've noted, just two days after the attack on our Benghazi consulate, representatives of the FBI and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) gave Capitol Hill briefings in which they said the evidence supported an al-Qaida or al-Qaida-affiliated attack.

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 4:48:11 PM PST by raptor22
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To: All

She’s not guilty..


2 posted on 11/12/2012 4:51:25 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: raptor22
I think everything was on the table for "re-election" and everything is on the table to complete the destruction of Free America.

NOTHING will be withheld

3 posted on 11/12/2012 4:52:17 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: newnhdad

But he sure is!


4 posted on 11/12/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Goat ropers need love too)
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To: newnhdad
You're smokin' crack ... that's friggin' Paul Begalla in drag !

You can play hoops with that melon.


This whole story stinks to high heaven

5 posted on 11/12/2012 4:54:17 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
Welcome to "As the Ratchet Turns".

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


Benghazi Index

6 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:12 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

Of course.....and he may just deserve it....he went native, and is paying the price.

The question is; will he ask our forgiveness and testify against the Kenyan?


7 posted on 11/12/2012 4:59:52 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: raptor22

i wonder if john robert was also blackmailed in supporting obamacare


8 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:33 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: raptor22

DUH!!!!


9 posted on 11/12/2012 5:04:13 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 4rcane

Yes....John Roberts was being blackmailed because his 2 adop[ted kids came from Ireland and not TOTALLY LEGAL from many stories.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 5:08:33 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 4rcane

It’s kinda hard to be blackmailed unless you’re breaking the law.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 5:11:31 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: newnhdad

Of course he was being blackmailed by Obama to toe the video lies,
or worse, create them from the CIA. What else explains his lies to congress.

And speaking of congress, why didn’t Cantor refer the tip to the appropriate
Congressional committees? After all Cantor thought it was credible enough
To report it to the FBI. Did Bonehead know about this tip, as well?
Cantor had an obligation to refer this tip to his committees. And let his
Committees decide what to do with the tip.
All Cantor did was pass the buck.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 5:19:37 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: raptor22

a meteoric fall from grace


14 posted on 11/12/2012 5:21:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

15 posted on 11/12/2012 5:28:36 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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16 posted on 11/12/2012 5:29:31 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: 4rcane

My husband said the same tonight. It seems we are seeing quite a few people doing and saying things out of character which seem to help Obama.

These are Chicago thugs running this country. Blackmail to them would be business as usual.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:30 PM PST by dforest
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To: newnhdad
WAS he blackmailed? duh!....I am beginning to think that the journalist are READING FREE REPUBLIC, to get their next clue...........

Seems like right after Freepers put some pieces together, VOILA there's their next story....what's that called now? Oh yeah! Plagiarism...

18 posted on 11/12/2012 5:39:08 PM PST by annieokie
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To: raptor22

Of course he was being blackmailed. That’s how that corrupt gang does things. I wouldn’t be surprised if little miss Broadbottom was intentionally dangled in front of Gen Petraeus - that’s how the old honey trap works.
Then when he resigned, rather than testify per their false script, they start the rumors going that Holder’s considering pressing charges. The corruption never ends in Obamaland.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 5:41:51 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: raptor22
All kinds of blackmail and intrigue behind the scenes. The CIA itself will have pro-Obama vs pro-America agents. My bet is that Petraeus will turn out to be one of the good guys, if the truth ever comes out.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:05:49 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: raptor22

I’ve been saying he was blackmailed since day 1. The best way to deal with it is what he did, go public on your own. If that is what happened there must have been quite a panic when he came out.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 6:13:19 PM PST by Bigjimslade
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To: raptor22

Why would Obama let him be Director of the CIA in the first place? Petraeus wasn’t a long time Democrat hack like Panetta. He doesn’t have an intelligence background.
Obama put Petraeus in as head of the CIA because of what Obama has been doing overseas. Obama needed somebody he could control running the CIA. The CIA is the government agency tasked to keep track of what is going on outside the US around the world. They would definitely be looking at the Middle East. Obama has been setting the Middle East on fire to make money for himself and his buddies. Look up the phrase RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT. Look up the INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG). Look at who is on their board....George Soros. Look up the three part story about The Chicago Connection at the blog chicagopaytoplay. Look at Aaron Klein’s stories at WND.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 6:47:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: raptor22

What are the flags in the background beside the US flag and why are they there...


23 posted on 11/12/2012 6:50:29 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Ann Archy

sounds nuts, but I, too, now believe that John Roberts was blackmailed. I think that he got the Chicago treatment, and nearly EVERY accomplishment of Barack Obama was afforded by digging dirt and then blackmailing the subject.

NOTHING about this administration is normal or routine —NOTHING.

The public didn’t know ANYTHING about him, and now in view of what we do know about his decision making style there is NOTHING bad I would disbelieve about him.

John Roberts was blackmailed.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 6:56:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 4rcane

“i wonder if john robert was also blackmailed in supporting obamacare”

That is what I was thinking.

Obama uses Mafia tactics to destroy his enemies and amass his power. He is quite simply evil.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 7:08:45 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: raptor22

And Hillary gets off Scott Free with her affair with Huma ?


26 posted on 11/12/2012 7:30:11 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: raptor22

Thanks for the ping.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 8:16:01 PM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: roses of sharon

I believe Obama did it—I will not be shocked if the General turns up dead. Dead men tell no tales.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 10:05:20 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: annieokie

IBD has long been am articulate and critical; and Conservative voice against Obama, Inc. and any and all Leftist initiatives that are so damning to our economic fabric. No question; many voices on the same ‘plane’; coming to similar conclusions/speculation.

Good for us all; and the ‘more’ voices; the better.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 10:28:47 PM PST by cricket
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To: MestaMachine

Another article....


30 posted on 11/12/2012 10:30:35 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: knarf
I think everything was on the table for "re-election" and everything is on the table to complete the destruction of Free America. NOTHING will be withheld .

Agree; and we should not misunderstand the MO. It can all be done; or so it might appear; with the swing of a 'golf club'.

Obama IS that amazing.

Seems our Congress; as well, 'mandated' - or so we imagined - is on the table, as well.

31 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:20 PM PST by cricket
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To: Travis McGee

Didn’t you mention an upcoming Night of the Long Knives? Pinging you to another one in a minute


32 posted on 11/12/2012 10:44:09 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
No question; he needs to be careful; and no one should know this better; than Petraeus himself. He can 'count the ways'.

That said; I hope General Petraeus has not lost the 'Patriot within'.

33 posted on 11/12/2012 10:44:42 PM PST by cricket
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To: cricket
I understand. I was just ranting about all the articles that has been posted yesterday and today, one every second. It is crazy, and I feel much is put out to add to the confusion and keep the people (us) BUSY. SEX sells. look over here....not over there.........Benghazi? What Benghazi? The media is certainly helping in that matter.

I am just not interested anymore in this sex scandal, it has very little to do with 4 Dead Americans, no matter what Petraeus may have told her or not, OBAMA IS THE ONE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THOSE 4 DEAD MEN......

In reading some of the replies on some threads, it is getting preposterous the things that are being suggested. Some are even suggesting ROVE is involved, why? because there is a picture of him and Paula. so what? D.C.is a very social place.

Yet, if some lazy journalist reads in FR, that will give him one more RUMOR for tomorrows headline. Need to get back to Benghazi, focus on that.

34 posted on 11/12/2012 11:33:02 PM PST by annieokie
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To: raptor22

LOL

And this is why you don’t Shiite in your own backyard ....

You are subject to all knids of adverse action from punishment for acts unbecoming to violations of integrity of command and you could even be subject to blackmail....From Your Own Government.

But if you are a President or Secret Service agent.....???


35 posted on 11/12/2012 11:58:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: newnhdad

I would hit that and the chick from Floreeduh...


36 posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 4rcane

Uhm... yuh think?


37 posted on 11/13/2012 12:01:33 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: blueunicorn6

>> Why would Obama let him be Director of the CIA in the first place?

He’s the same dolt that picked Biden.


38 posted on 11/13/2012 12:05:02 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: dforest

>>>These are Chicago thugs running this country. Blackmail to them would be business as usual.

Chicago thugs are probably involved, but this thing seems to be so well thought out and such a careful application of classic spy craft, that I’m thinking Putin and old Soviet remnants are the handlers in all this.

Quite some time ago, there was an excellent post on FR — bizarre and frightening — that some of you might remember. It had to do with a personal experience the poster had while in Russia. A Russian official mentioned to the poster that he predicted that the US would one day have a black President who would convert the country to communism. If I remember correctly, the poster seemed to suggest that this was more than a casual observation by the Russian, but rather a hint that this was a kind of Grand Strategy, planned many years in advance for taking down the US from the inside.

When I think about the birth certificate issue (even an ex-Scotland Yard sleuth can’t find anything definite); the rumors about multiple Social Security Numbers; the Frank Marshall Davis connection; etc., it doesn’t point to Chicago thugs. This is BIG. This is war at a high strategic level.

Just wondering if any FReepers remember that article?


39 posted on 11/13/2012 12:50:33 AM PST by GoodDay
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To: 4rcane

i wonder if john robert was also blackmailed in supporting obamacare


I believe he was. His two white blonde kids were adopted from South America and there are some discrepancies with the legality.


40 posted on 11/13/2012 12:56:28 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: annieokie

Every article posted gives another nugget of fact. Gather,analyze and the truth will be known.
As an example, Jill Kelley (nee: Kwahan) has a sister in nasty divorce, husband is attorney in DC. Has worked with mideast issues.
Jill Kelley and husband are having money problems due to real estate issues.
Sisters were born in Lebanon.
Obama appears to be de-stabilizing Mid East.

Conclusions can not be drawn from above but with some research this house of cards will probably fall apart.

This started with 4 dead Americans in Banghazi- now is morphing into something this administration does not want to see light of day.

There is intrigue,blackmail, power struggles and people resigning.

When Hillary jumps ship- one has to wonder. Never have I ever seen a more power hungry bitch, so if she is jumping ship- I wonder what is going on background


41 posted on 11/13/2012 6:10:26 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: annieokie
Seems like right after Freepers put some pieces together, VOILA there's their next story....what's that called now? Oh yeah! Plagiarism...

Look, let's get something straight right now ..... call it the Andrew Sullivan corollary to the Doris Kearns Goodwin Rule on Plagiarism:

It's never plagiarism, if the person(s) you lifted the passage from is (are) conservative scum.

That's always a "free one".

The New York Times, of course, you must cite and quote, after paying for the article.

42 posted on 11/13/2012 7:14:50 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Gene Eric; blueunicorn6
[blueunicorn6] >> Why would Obama let him be Director of the CIA in the first place?

He's the same dolt that picked Biden.

Not dolt -- power junkie. A certain kind of politician always wants flawed or compromised men working for him, because the flaw or compromise makes that man totally subject to his will. Men like that will perjure themselves before Congress to the benefit of the principal, to keep their secrets.

43 posted on 11/13/2012 7:29:07 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: blueunicorn6
"Obama needed somebody he could control running the CIA. "

You are 100% correct. After the Iran-Contra scandal, it has been frowned upon by congress to nominate a career military person to head either the CIA or national security posts. ObaMao, who has nothing but contempt for "corpse-men" and he only appoints people who are part of the Chicago mob or tied to CPUSA. Why Petraus? Skeletons.

44 posted on 11/13/2012 7:34:26 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Nailbiter
When Hillary jumps ship- one has to wonder. Never have I ever seen a more power hungry bitch, so if she is jumping ship- I wonder what is going on background

In the foreground. Obama put her in the cabinet and then ran her all over the world, working her to a frazzle a) in hopes she'd die of the stress like Holbrook did and b) to keep her away from domestic politics and any sort of insurrection of non-Communist Democrats against Barky's initiatives.

His initiatives overseas have redounded 90% to the manifest injury of the American People, so by making Beastwoman his b*tch for foreign policy, Obama made her complicit in his anti-Americanism.

Now she's got his stink all over him and he's got his second term -- and after being thoroughly identified with Obama's destruction of our foreign policy and alliances, good luck with 2016, sweetie.

(Obama probably has a shadow nominee for 2016 in mind -- or his politburo does. You never really thought these guys would be four-and-out or eight-and-out, did you?)

45 posted on 11/13/2012 7:36:07 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: GoodDay

Yes, I do.


46 posted on 11/13/2012 7:37:01 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: raptor22

Was David Petraeus allow his small brain to be Blackmailed By His Own Government?


47 posted on 11/13/2012 7:39:03 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: cricket
That said; I hope General Petraeus has not lost the 'Patriot within'.

We will know soon whether he is really an America lover and patriot or will take the fifth when subpenaed and accept the job offer at Princeton.

48 posted on 11/13/2012 7:39:13 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: gaijin
The public didn’t know ANYTHING about him, and now in view of what we do know about his decision making style there is NOTHING bad I would disbelieve about him.

I think you are right, that the man was and is a human torpedo from birth, hothoused since childhood and advanced in America's open society by a host of underworld connections and influences.

Wonder how many brats of KGB "illegals" are running around the country pretending to be eminent citizens, while taking orders from Putin, the Chinese, or God knows who?

49 posted on 11/13/2012 7:44:46 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
(Obama probably has a shadow nominee for 2016 in mind -- or his politburo does. You never really thought these guys would be four-and-out or eight-and-out, did you?)

And Petraus was a Presidential contender for 2016, he has been quoted as being interested. Keep your enemies close.

50 posted on 11/13/2012 7:47:22 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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