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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

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To: Pyro7480

I can’t get inside the general’s mind but what is the purpose of so openly confessing to an extramarital affair unless it was being held over his head to extort him? He could have been blackmailed by his girlfriend or by the White House. Chicago could have private investigators tracking everybody in D.C.


201 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:40 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: b4its2late
Affair my ass. He stayed long enough to get O thru the election. O Gate.

What you said.

Gen Betrays more than Just Us...Benghazi....possibly his wife....

202 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:40 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: mylife

Ernst Rohm found with young boy. Film at eleven.


203 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:43 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Nobody rotates their Intel leadership upon a new election. Too many other positions of power are rotating and the leadership needs reliable timely intel when reforming their teams.

IMHO, there is an outside timetable driving events. Track the events and record the timelines for planned, preplanned, branch and sequal operations. A 4 year timeline may have just been initiated. Observe what happens (decision points) in 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 day increments.

IMHO Petraeus won’t talk, so he doesn’t end up like Colby.


204 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:16 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Yaelle

-wanted to escape blackmail-

Maybe it was the easy way out.. could be that an ‘affair’ is just as convienent a cover as the ‘movie’ was for the
terrorist.


205 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:27 PM PST by Blu By U
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206 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Pyro7480

Extramarital affair? That would get him extra points with democrats. There’s definitely more to this.


207 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:52 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: The Cajun

I wonder if in the very near future, that Petraeus will be found in some park with a gunshot to the head and a badly written suicide note.... as a civilian, he is a danger to the Obamanites.


208 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:00 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Pyro7480

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.


209 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:11 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: advance_copy

It is Benghazi and he will testify. The media is so quick to repeat that the General says not about Benghazi, but affair, LOL, he lied to his wife, but media believes he tells them the truth.


210 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:16 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: logitech

A Stalin style purge, but with no blood showing????


211 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:25 PM PST by RatRipper (RE Obama: Romney just can't beat the lying, commie SOB bad enough to suit me. . . .)
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To: Pyro7480

It’s just sex.

Everybody does it.

This does not rise to the level of...


212 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STPostUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pyro7480

The democrat way. Discredit your enemy so his testimony can’t be credible.


213 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:40 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: dinoparty
He has been blackmailed to keep quiet about Benghazi and other things, and he decided he owes it to his country to come clean even if it harms his marriage.

Let's hope what he learned @ West Point still remains within him.

Duty. Honor. Country.

214 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:46 PM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: dragnet2

remember John Edward’s aide? he claimed paternity of the love child with wifey’s okay.


215 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:51 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Paladin2
The resignation is totally useless without pictures.

Agreed. But we need a name first.

216 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:12 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Pyro7480
Well, beats being executed by a mortar round...

Don't believe that isn't possible in our future either!

217 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:12 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Pyro7480

So now we know where his head was during Benghazi——giving himself a colonoscopy. I remember him claiming he didn’t give any orders——now I believe him about that anyway. Guess he was on a mission. Wonder if he will now join the 500 Ex Flags supporting Romney?


218 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:12 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Pyro7480

Explains the extraordinary “the video did it” Benghazi story, he was be blackmailed by the DumBO campaign.


219 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:45 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: 3Fingas

My first reflex was, who is the babe? If we never see her, it’s a crock.

And then I thought, “Wonder if they sicced Valerie Plame on him?”/Sarc.


220 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:49 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Paladin2
Banging reporterette?
221 posted on 11/09/2012 12:47:06 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: HOYA97

couple that with the 5 pages of lay offs...


222 posted on 11/09/2012 12:47:24 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: evets

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


223 posted on 11/09/2012 12:47:30 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Change your clocks today and your President on Tuesday")
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To: Yaelle

By whom is the question.

RAT or Patriot?


224 posted on 11/09/2012 12:48:24 PM PST by petitfour
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To: FR_addict

“Sounds like from his resignation letter, he is going to keep covering up for the Obama admin.”

It’s exactly what I would expect.

He has no integrity, and he’ll continue to look out for #1. There’s nothing in it for him to reveal the truth re Benghazi.


225 posted on 11/09/2012 12:48:24 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: Pyro7480

Really? What are the odds he was being blackmailed to keep his trap shut about Benghazi?


226 posted on 11/09/2012 12:48:30 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: Pyro7480; mickie; flaglady47
Better to be caught in bed with a gal than be caught instead covering for a lyin' president.

Leni

227 posted on 11/09/2012 12:48:30 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Eva

I think as long as he used condoms provided by the government It all ok in our new world under democrats. but if he didn’t and his girlfriend became pregnant, that would be ok as well because Obama would help them go to Planned Parenthood and schedule an abortion and then even if it didn’t work and the child survived the abortion, Obama believes that the Doctor would be able to murder the child.
And if the doctor saw Patreus and they liked each other they could get married and smoke some together. So why would he resign? They could listen to some Jay-Z.


228 posted on 11/09/2012 12:48:37 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: Pyro7480

I would have an affair too if that was a ticket to get out ...


229 posted on 11/09/2012 12:48:52 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Ah, that’s right....thanks!!


230 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:06 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Tucker39

I sure how it wasn’t some BMO from Iraq! BMO (Read: Black Moving Object)


231 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:13 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: DoughtyOne
If Clinton and Holder aren’t demonic enough to back your play, you must really have some vile plans in store.

My thoughts exactly. Dark days ahead for us.

2 Corinthians 11:12-15: "But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds."

232 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:22 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Gaffer

Yeah, I know./.... I gotta be careful....I was raised by a bunch of perverts. :)


233 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:50 PM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: prairiebreeze

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..


234 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:57 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: RicocheT
" is every officer over LT in our military and navy a goof ball?"

DADT.

235 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:59 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: massgopguy

Really? I gotta google that.


236 posted on 11/09/2012 12:49:59 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Pyro7480

During the first weeks of the Benghazi fiasco, there was one news item where it seemed like someone in the administration was acting responsibly. That was when Petraeus said that no one in the CIA had ordered anyone to stand-down while those in the consulate were asking for help. He seemed to be defending his organization, then he seemed to go silent.

I wonder if the affair could have been used to shut him up and blackmail him after that, and now he’s putting it out there and resigning to get out from under a blackmail.
And maybe he plans to tell the truth at the hearings.

Just using a little imagination and many things are possible at this point.


237 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:03 PM PST by Will88
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To: Pyro7480

Notice this came out AFTER the election?????


238 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:06 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: RatRipper
A Stalin style purge, but with no blood showing????

Can't answer that one. If you had put a period on the end of it would have typed, yep, no, maybe.

239 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:11 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: Will88

How convenient for Hannity to take the day off. He probably doesn’t know what to say.


240 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:18 PM PST by Laura722
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To: MinuteGal

You are telling me a General crapped in his mess kit? Hard to believe.


241 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:36 PM PST by micmac
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To: Truth is a Weapon

“Now we know how the 0bama thugs kept him in line before the election.”

Yeah; Petraeus’ statements never made sense. Even at the very beginning, the Fox military pundits, McInerny and Hunt were basically speechless that he’d blame the video. They know him well and said that it just isn’t him. They could not understand why he was lying. Now we know; the thugs had the dirt on him — most likely complete with photos.

Anyhow, now that it’s out in the open, he’s free to tell the truth. He may end up in Fort Marcy Park, or the Chicago equivalent (suicide with four shots in the back of the head), but at least he’d have been the patriot he started out to be.


242 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:58 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: DOGHEAD

I shouldn’t laugh....but I did! lol


243 posted on 11/09/2012 12:51:06 PM PST by bonfire
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To: TornadoAlley3

I have to question if anybody ever threatened to expose this in order to get his cooperation on the Bengahzi situation prior to the election. If so, that is a crime, a very serious felony called extortion of a federal official.


244 posted on 11/09/2012 12:51:10 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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Honey Trap?
- Ricky Tarr


245 posted on 11/09/2012 12:51:53 PM PST by llevrok
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To: George from New England

Everyone wondering who she is. What if she is a he?


246 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:15 PM PST by animal172 (According to the Bible there are only two political partys. Republicans and Sinners)
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LOL~!!!!!!!! Ha ha ha probably true!


247 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:15 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Pyro7480
I wonder if the producers for the new Bond film had him fired to garner attention for the movie? Geez, he's a spy, for cryin' outloud, he's supposed to be gittin' it on! with the babes.
248 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:20 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: mosaicwolf
BINGO!!!! BINGO!!!!!! BINGO!!!

Discredit your enemy so his testimony can't be credible......it's the Demoncrat way!!

249 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:36 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Maybe Petraeus looked at the names being mentioned for the Democratic nomination in 2016, decided it was a weak field, and sees this as a resume enhancer for 2016.


250 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:45 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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