Ever since the September 11 attack on our consulate and CIA station in Benghazi, “the dog in the night-time” of the scandal the media did its best to bury during the election campaign has been David Petraeus, the Iraq War commander turned spook-in-almost-chief. Throughout the orgy of misinformation, disinformation, finger-pointing, blame-shifting and general confusion, Petraeus remained adamantly silent, a hostage to fortune somewhere within the bowels of the CIA building in Langley. The one man who could have cut through the administration’s fog machine said nothing substantive as ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were laid to rest.
It´s the Obama/Jarrett/Axelrod way. If someone doesn´t play ball or gets in their way, the Chicago thugs will destroy him/her in every way they can. Look what they did to Cain, the interview with Newt´s second wife. Go back further to when Obama was running for Senator. And the MSM protects their dirty work.
I can´t imagine after a lifetime of serving the country as he did, that he can be just thrown away or hidden. I always questioned why he would have agreed to this video story .... It just didn´t smell right. Now we know why. This administration is so corrupt, it astounding . Surely there are some decent democrats left in the senate that will start to wake up and realize they are being used just like anyone else that may get in the way. How long can they continue to stall. 4 years is a long time.
Bathsheba seems to be a well-connected Democrat, serving as host of a party at the DNC convention for wounded military, and as a "national security analyst," she may have been familiar with Clapper and Donilon. Judging from a clip of an interview, she seems quite friendly with Jon Stewart too. Things that cause one to say hmmmm. Her "co-author," Vernon Loeb, did the majority of the research and actually writing of the book, I would bet. I doubt this is all the O crowd has on the General. There are probably videos.
I´m willing to bet that this particular Bathsheba was working for Team O. Maybe they had something on her and blackmailed her into doing the David deed. This whole business is like something out of a Grisham novel -- like "The Firm."
If Gen P was doing her in Afganistan, I can probably overlook that. She pulls a Monica under the desk (see story) and writes about him. Lots of military "go native" when away from home and the wives know it.
However, he should have been smart enough to see she became an Axelrod operative.
blackmail only works if the victim is willing to pay to keep information secret. an extramartial affair is only a security risk if it can be used as a lever to gain access to classified material or decisions. When General Petraeus comes out and resigns, stating publicly that he had an affair, he has foiled the blackmail and shut down the security risk. I think he put a thumb in somebody´s eye who thought they could pressure him.
No. 4. To your point about any decent Democrats left. I considerd a similar thought during the Lewinsky saga: wasn´t there ANYONE in Bill Clinton´s inner circle of advisers or political appointees who would stand and speak out about the wrongs being carried out. I calculated that statistically, someone would step up. Zero. Zilch. Nada. And, nothing has changed. The character of these people is numbing.
There is another way to look at this and #14 is on to it. Jarrett no doubt is behind this (she is actually the President). If she told Petraeus ´either keep your mouth shut or we will out your little affair and destroy your career and your marriage´ it could be that he took Option B. He doesn´t need the gutless morons in Congress to subpoena him for this to come out. Stay tuned.
So Obama/Jarrett knew before they appointed Petraeus that he had the affair and had the scandal card to play whenever needed. I have long had a suspicion that everyone holding an important office in the government has a scandal in their closet that is known in advance so that they can be removed when the king needs to. Petraeus should be subpoenaed and testify. He should testify because he knows things that need to come out - the affair/resignation is irrelevant.
The thing about blackmail is that it only works if the secret dirt remains secret. The power is in the THREAT of disclosure and the target can free himself from the blackmailer´s clutches any time he wants simply by disclosing it himself. Did Petraeus refuse to be blackmailed and free himself? Even honorable men may make mistakes, but honorable men own up to them. Perhaps that is what Gen. Petraeus just did.
Numbers of reliable persons are saying he will testify - in either closed classiied hearing or an open one - voluntarily or under subpoena. Let´s see if the mendacious Obama administration plays the old "executive privilege" gambit. It will publicly display, once again, that they are very, very afraid.
Those who dismiss his testifying, that he´s "fallen on his sword", that this is just another tawdry affair story, ho hum, might want to do some more reading and listening.
"Would you believe"....we had to do it under the desk because 400 Taliban snipers were shooting at us from every direction? "Would you believe"....we did it in a cheap motel with flea bitten camels staring at us through dusty windows? Yes, indeed. " Get Smart" (before political correctness) needs to be revisited to get a grip on this tangled mess.
The CIA and the FBI=layers upon convoluted layers in their own organizations: Keeping each other in check and off balance with the knowledge gained from the security investigations. Mike Baker? Red Eye guest appearance? Soon?
Santa Obama, all I want for Christmas is a big fat tax refund for all these fraudulent security background clearances.
This brings Sleeping with the Enemy to new levels. The White House and Washington has been compromised with the enemy. Allan West pointed out the number of communists in the Congress and he became a target and is out.
Normal practice in a govt with integrity is to have background checks of personnel to see if they are clean and cannot be blackmailed. This regime looks for people who are dirty so that they can exercise the blackmail control over them. This is yet another example of this regime puts its own goals above the good of the nation as a whole.
Reading the ´must reads´ today, the phrase "low information voter" keeps ringing in my head. Even if info about Benghazi and Fast & Furious and the drone hadn´t been buried, we´d still be facing four more years of the most corrupt administration in history....the "47%" wouldn´t pay attention to what Obama did or didn´t do. It was only important that they were promised their free stuff paid for by the ´rich.´
I have a crazy conspiracy theory on this one. Hillary hated petraeus, called him a liar at a senate hearing - ´suspension of disbelief´ about Iraq war. This could be her double edged revenge. Out him and his horndog behavior, take over his position at CIA, run for president in 2016 with an enhanced bio. Not too far fetched, in my opinion. But if she was involved in this matter, I suspect that the president zero insiders will manage to knock her off, maybe with photos of hillary and huma abedin, sharpening their cunnilingus skills...
agree with #14. They tried to use something for leverage - he has emptied their bag right onto the table in front of everybody, and has removed himself from their service. It must be the outcome they least wanted. He has punished Bathsheba, if it comes to that. Married with two children -very well, let them read about what happened. Sometimes humility turns the tables. Congress can still subpoena him if they want. I would go ahead and try. He is a patriot.
Number 3 has it right. This is exactly how these thugs operate and it is how things are done in Chicago and the State of Illinois. The message has been sent now to all those who work for this evil cabal , as former Mayor Jane Byrne used to call the Machine, the message is "you talk, you will pay a price."
It´s just about sex, every man lies about sex, it won´t affect how well he does his job, he should just get back to working for the american people. Now watch for the new standard - sexual affairs will become the most disqualifying thing possible - anyone who cheats on his wife cannot tell us what he knows about Benghazi. A new pharisaical double standard!
Since when has any democrat been "asked" to resign over an "affair"? Since when does having an "affair" render someone unable to testify? Does any of this make any sense? Other than Obama and his handlers are looking for someone to take the blame. Ask his good Chicago friends and convicted felons sitting in prison, Rezko & his Illinois idol, Blagojevich.
Obama will appoint a fellow traveler to replace Petraeus. All paper trails will be destroyed if they haven´t already. My guess is Petraeus and his entire family have been threatened. Benghazi will go away and Obama will have gotten away with murder. Expect more such scenarios. Its what dictators do.
Congratulations Poster No. 4! For the first time in modern history you have used the words ´decent´ and ´democrat´ in the same sentence. You wrote -- ´Surely there are some decent democrats left in the senate. . .´. That´s a joke right?
Patreaus may very well be a hero for his handling of Iraq, but for love of country, he should have resigned before the election and before the last debate. Blow the thing up when there was still a chance to influence the election. But, he chose to wait until after the election. If Romney was elected perhaps this would not have come to light. Nothing heroic here, ladies and gentlemen. We can only hope he redeems himself and sings like a bird.
Also, my conspiracy theory re the Clintons, is that Little Joey Biden has another minor stroke, resigns and Hillary steps in as VP. This happens, I don´t know, a year from now and then that makes her the heir apparent and allows her to campaign for president for the next 3 years from the White House. No Dem primary, the first woman, blah, blah, blah. That was the deal that Billy made to support Zero to the degree he did.
Going off the grid as soon as I can. Building a small house on a lake and hoping my military reserve retirement and small Northrop retirement gets to my wife and I. I´ll always still vote but we´re well into the King Josiah stage of the country (good king, dog crap citizens from Manasseh´s awful reign). Predicted the Obama win the morning of election day. I wish I were as right with knowing how to invest as I am with predicting where America is headed.
Right now I don´t think any of this matters, politically speaking. Whatever happened in Beghazi has nothing to do with "free" contraceptives, Obamaphones, or socking it to the "1%". That´s my still-depressed take on it.
Executive privilege would publicly prove that they are, once again, hiding something, #26. It does not, however, make them ´´very, very afraid.´´ They no longer have much to fear. And those who continue claiming that impeachment is the answer are either ignorant or naive.
Excellent article and conclusion. As his final public act, Petraeus should follow the example of Nathan Hale and "give it all up" for his country. One way or another, he will be permanently "terminated" by the Chicago gang. He simply knows too much. His best "insurance" is to tell all - now. Forget the pension, forget being disciplined, forget prison, forget all personal consequences. Take one for your country. Get on it, Chaffetz and Issa.
As others have pointed out you neutralize the blackmale threat by outing yourself. Which he did. I suspect he has been threatened. This threat will never go away. Now may be the only chance for him to get the upper hand and protect his family by using the hearings to let everyone know that unexplained death or injury to a family member points right to the white house. Reread Valerie Jarret´s statementjust before the election "Your either with us or against us....."
I´ve said from day two of Benghazi-gate to my husband that Ambassador Stevens was Uriah, hung out to dry. Petraeus, however, is not King David. He is Joab - a tool of the administration and now we know why he was so impotent to stand against evil schemes and why CIA was doing their international dirty work. Just my take - sadly.
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya And she tied you to her kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah...
(Yeah but) Baby I´ve been here before I´ve seen this room and I´ve walked this floor, (You know) I used to live alone before I knew ya And I´ve seen your flag on the marble arch and love is not a victory march It´s a cold and it´s a broken Hallelujah
I think it all comes from a lack of respect for the pathetic leadership. Can you imagine being a highly competent, decorated and intelligent Army general having to report to a snot-nosed punk like Barack Obama? Me neither. I would not have accepted a post in his regime in the first place.
FTA: "...[One possibility is that] Petraeus confessed to his own “honey trap” and handed Valerie Jarrett, the Javert of Obama’s White House, a termination card, effective whenever she and the president cared to play it. And play it they did, right after the election and just before his testimony on the Hill. Well played, indeed.
I´ve been shouting this from the rooftops. IF this was, in fact, a "honey trap" -- then WHO set the honey trap?
Valerie Jarrett? or Vladimir Putin?
Bad as the corruption, incompetence, and even possible betrayal that were covered-up in Benghazi, it seems to me there is an enormous separate issue here: The possible penetration, by enemy agents, of the highest level of our national security agency. Pun intended.
If only he HAD gotten in front of the cameras at FOX, done a live interview spilling the truth right after resigning. It won´t happen now. I think he is too ashamed. Unfortunately, he was probably set up but if you aren´t dirty, they can´t do this to you.
The degree of cynical corruption present in the Democrat party and particularly in Obama is truly breathtaking. And much of the public will likely not care about Benghazi (it´s just so darned difficult to spell that they´ll just ignore it). Many Americans, obsessed with "getting theirs above all else", will continue to support their Sugar Daddy as he punishes job creators and intentionally diminishes America. America greatly deserves this perpetual enema at the hands of the Democrats. Many recipients even enjoy it...
A national nightmare & quagmire. It all has Adolph Axelrod’s fingerprints all over it as well. He is a 24/7 conniver of political mischief. Oh what tangled webs we weave. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:4. We are not a nation that is extolling righteousness currently and we are paying a dear price. The enemies of western democracy see us as a crumbling empire and they are going to strike. We have the greatest nuclear arsenal in the world but our feet are made of soft clay. A nation whose people extol Obamaphones, SSI, and food stamps will not prevail in this world’s climate. Not Jeramiah Wrights God d**n America but God have mercy on America now!
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