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We will soon know the REAL character of General David Petraeus
Coach Is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Doug Book

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:18:32 AM PST by IbJensen

The reason for General David Petraeus’ sudden, forced resignation is as plain as the ass on a goat. Barack Obama wanted to discredit Petraeus, prejudice the American public against him and effectively intimidate the general into silence lest he spill the beans to congress about the Regime’s criminal activities of providing arms, fighters and support to Syrian terror groups from the Chris Stevens-managed, Benghazi mission.

Of course, Obama also didn’t want anyone “in-the-know” testifying about his treacherous betrayal of Stevens and 3 other Americans as he deliberately offered them up to al Qaeda killers. A dead Regime operative can never testify against his boss about gun running to terrorists, can he Mr. President?

Stevens’ base of operations in Benghazi was NOT a consulate, it was a mission which “…served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East…” (1) And “among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.” (1)

Of course, such goings on at the Benghazi mission would have caused no small amount of political “embarrassment” for Barack Obama had they become widely known. For “U.S. officials [had] stated the White House [was] providing nonlethal aid to the Syrian rebels,” not arms. (1) And lest the American public forget, “…Congress [had] appropriated money, at the behest of Obama, for humanitarian aid, not weapons” and certainly not for al Qaeda linked, Islamic jihadist fighters “…recruited by Saudi Arabia…” (2)

Obama knew of Petraeus’ indiscretions with Paula Broadwell months before the election. But had the president “outed” the general before Election Day, it might have raised questions about Obama’s dealings in Benghazi to which even the Obama-owned media might have had to request answers as the new media would certainly have run with the story.

So when a CIA spokesman clearly heaped blame for the mission deaths on the president by saying, “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate,” Obama could do nothing but bide his time and depend upon the liberal media to bury the story of his having betrayed Stevens and the Benghazi dead (which of course it did.) (3)

But with the election finally over, Obama swiftly introduced the General to countless others he has placed beneath the Regime bus. And now the question becomes: What kind of man is David Petraeus? He knows it was Obama’s decision alone to betray 4 Americans to their death. He knows assistance could have been provided, the terrorists killed or dispersed and the mission staff rescued. And as CIA director, Petraeus must also have known what was going on at the mission, that is, of the weaponry being secretly provided to al Qaeda-connected fighters in direct opposition to the wishes and understanding of congress.

But will Petraeus testify to all of this (and more), or will he quietly sneak away like so many cowards who have graced the ranks of the Obama Regime? Obama has already worked to destroy the General’s credibility and reputation. And Petraeus has undoubtedly been threatened with consequences far more chilling than a revelation of marital infidelity should he testify before congress about the president’s criminal dealings.

Therefore, like so many American soldiers before him, David Petraeus must choose between acting with valour or cowardice against his country’s enemies.

We’ll soon discover whether the General chooses to honor or disgrace both his uniform and himself


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazihearings; evilobamaregime; impeach; liarfromkenya; navyseals; petraeus; petraeustestimony; whitehutdenizen
There is no restricting God to answer to, so why not do as we want and to heck with doing what we need to do. The Corrupt work hard to take God and morality out of our thinking and our existence. The only god is the State; the high priests are the Politicians; ‘Legality’ rules, not the Ten Commandments.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 8:18:39 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I think I know more than I want to know about his character already.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 8:26:19 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: IbJensen

He has a pension and benefits to lose so, Congress will have to include that in any immunity granted his testimony.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by fso301
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To: IbJensen

Keep in mind, liberals typically circle the wagons and defend their own regardless of how aggregiously morals and values have been compromised. That is, unless, they become a liability to something or someone greater.

Then, they isolate, target and execute the threat. It’s a simple and effective war strategy. If you don’t want the enemy to advance on you, burn the bridge.

They have discredited the General but he has himself to blame. The democrats and Obama will come out squeeky clean because now the General can also be blamed for Bengazi.

We’ll see if the General comes clean and tells all or tries to salvage his only avenues back to a normal existance.

I expect, sadly, he’ll “commit suicide” in the next couple of weeks. That will be tragic too and I pray I am wrong. But it follows the natural path to secure total secrecy and “protect America” from finding the truth.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:33:44 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: fso301

He could lose all of that. But he could easily make up for it in a tell all book deal not to mention Hollyweird. Sex sells.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:05 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: IbJensen
When you’re evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on?
Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with — not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors — but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance.
How do you identify which officers are going to make the best leaders?
Petraeus: “There has to be a foundational level of just sheer physical fitness. As we say sometimes, soldiering is still an outdoor sport. There is a certain degree of mental toughness. There’s obviously **integrity**. There is sheer professional expertise — technical and tactical competence. But what then starts, I think, to separate the future stars from the rest of the pack are some other qualities. And now you’re getting into judgment, **just hugely important**. Whether you think about it or not, subconsciously, **who** do you go to when you really want to **bounce** an idea off someone? That’s the person who has judgment that you value.”
(snip)
http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/04/news/companies/petraeus_leadership.fortune/index.htm
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959240/posts

6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:18 AM PST by haffast
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To: IbJensen
I know already. Nothing has not been exposed about what he is really like. Today is the first day of redemption if he chooses to select it.
7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:36:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: fso301
He has a pension and benefits to lose so, Congress will have to include that in any immunity granted his testimony.

If Holder brings charges against him, he will lose benefits and pension too (dishonorable discharge). This is the stick the president holds regardless of what congress can say about the investigation. I don't know that congress can grant him immunity from Holder. Let me know if I am wrong.

The President can still threaten him into silence about Bengazi.

8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:38:38 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Don’t be surprised if Petraeus gets the “Ron Brown Treatment”... you know, a .45 caliber bullet hole in the back of your skull, found in a plane crash... ruled an accident.

Or maybe more appropriate for this scenario - found naked, with ligature marks on his wrists, and with a bullet hole in the back of his head... ruled as a suicide. Hillary knows how to make that happen...


9 posted on 11/14/2012 8:40:26 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: bmwcyle

“Today is the first day of redemption if he chooses to select it”

Don’t get your hopes up with Petraeus. He has already betrayed his duty and country when he lied to congress in September.
If he tells what he knows now, he will be admitting he failed his duty as CIA director, and was willing to sacrifice 4 American live to support a lie. At least he could have resigned before going along with the lie, blackmailed or not.

Where do you gain any credibility at this point?


10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:56 AM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: IbJensen

No, we won’t. The investigation is obviously still unfolding and the principals are still under threat of charges. Petraeus may show loyalty to his mistress over country, for example, and feel morally justified in doing so. IOW, the ongoing investigation, FBI raids, etc., mean there are hostages involved.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 8:51:41 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Tenacious 1

“If Holder brings charges against him”

What charges? They would have to charges of a high nature to lose your benefits, such as willingly divulging classified material.
Just having an affair might result in a reduction of rank, but it would take a conviction resulting in prison time to lose all benefits.
Remember you are talking about a 4 star general.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 8:55:17 AM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL
What charges? They would have to charges of a high nature to lose your benefits, such as willingly divulging classified material.

Really? I would think that his revelation about "classified" information during the investigation would be easily enough spun to support anything Holder wants to charge him with.

Remember Scooter Libby and Sandy Berger? Holder charged the Sherif Arapoe (sp?) on BS and sued a state to prevent them from enforcing laws.

How can you have confidence in the federal justice system?

13 posted on 11/14/2012 9:10:34 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: WILLIALAL

Any person can start with a change in life on any day. I don’t expect David to suffer that hell but he might.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Tenacious 1

“Really? I would think that his revelation about “classified” information during the investigation would be easily enough spun to support anything Holder wants to charge him with.”

Holder can not take away his pension and benefits, that would be up to a military court, UCMJ.

Again they would have to convict not just charge, and then it would be turned over to a military trial for their punishments.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 9:20:57 AM PST by WILLIALAL
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Benghazi Index

16 posted on 11/14/2012 9:31:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: MestaMachine

Listening to Rush just now - he thinks the prospects are bleak that the general will come clean..


17 posted on 11/14/2012 9:40:07 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: MestaMachine

Please add me to your Benghazi list.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:44:47 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: IbJensen

Feminism/romanticism aside, bomb Iran.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:46:08 AM PST by familyop
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To: IbJensen

I think he’s done a pretty good job of demonstrating his character already.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:48:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SE Mom

I totally agree with Rush. By the way, does Holly Petraeus still work for the government?


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:55:06 AM PST by surrey
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To: IbJensen
"or will he quietly sneak away like so many cowards who have graced the ranks of the Obama Regime?"

They have pictures. He's not saying anything.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 10:17:55 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Rush is right —he’ll stick to the GayMuzzie lies about Bengazi, and we will NOT get the answers we’re looking for about...

1. The large and 2 or so year program to smuggle US and Libyan surplus weapons to Syrian “rebels” (AQ)

2. Waterboarding at “The Farm” at Bengazi . Don’t look so surprised, BOYSCOUT...(rolls eyes)

3. The way Obama was prepared to accept 41 deaths at Bengazi in spite of nearly PERFECT, real-time information regarding attack as it unfolded and also having devastating firepower available and ready, less than 1 hour away.

General P will walk up that Hill and he’s going to complete y protect the American-hating gayMuzzie who has shamed him and destroyed his career. He’s going to save the insect who did not grow up here, received all it’s generosity, and spits on it.

All these eager, straining boners fantasizing about a Tsunami of righteous outrage raining down on GayMuzzie is just self-deception.

Remember how at the end of Scooby-Doo the routed bad guy loudly laments, “I’d have gotten away with it, if it hadn’t been for YOU MEDDLING KIDS...!!!!”

WE WON’T GET ANY OF THAT. A very perverse form of professionalism is going to kick in, and he will offer GayMuzzie TOTAL COVER.

Just wait.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 1:32:55 PM PST by gaijin
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