The Petraeus Affair is a hall of mirrors, full of so many distractions that the truth cannot be perceived. Nearly the entire pundit class is consumed with following the many titillating and alarming questions being raised. They are legitimate, but they are also distractions from a very, very big reality, that is so unpleasant that it requires a powerful and brave mind to see beyond them. Fortunately, for those willing to listen, a truth-teller, who sees the underlying reality, no matter what the heck was going on among the Real Housewives of Centcom, is available to explain things
Lifson is one of a diminishing numbers of truth tellers. And you know, don´t you...that we are living in the last days of Rome? The orgiastic excesses are flashing before us.
The barbarians are not just within our gates but roaming the halls of power, whispering into the ears of our corrupt elite. Perhaps the best we can hope for now is that they will save us the task of finishing off the perfidious quislings among us before we rise up and finish them off, as we will.
The West Point Honor Code states that "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." This mentality is not supposed to be jettisoned upon graduation. Obviously Petraeus and Broadwell saw differently. We´ll see ..
To the end of our world comments, no offense meant but - December 22, 1944, facing the largest offense on the western front, ill-equipped, surrounded, low on ammo, no hope of air resupply, General Tony McAuliffe answer to the ultimatum by the Germans was ´nuts´. That is the American way. No need to surrender just because things aren´t going our way at the moment.
Personal opinion: This is all about blackmail, pure and simple. I have nothing but disdain for General Petreaus´ actions; he betrayed his position and subsequently our country by thinking with his ´´little brain´´. The Hubs could have been busted in rank had I written a bad check, much less had an affair with a subordinate.
That said, I am not blind to the fact that it is human nature for anyone to stray outside the bonds of marriage but (as we were lectured by PIAPS) that is a private matter. IMHO, Petraeus was blackmailed into silence until after the election. Having just completed his review of Benghazi – paid out of his own pocket from what I have read – I believe the findings were devastating to this administration so they pulled a Chicago move and blackmailed him. This story is just bullshoot eyewash.
Odd, a mere general getting such tut tutting and no fuss raised with fdr, jfk, slick willy and probably other one or two presidents. Now all of the sudden it is a big deal. The moron in the white house is stealing us blind and lying like a rug and the press is giving him a pass. Not going to worry about a general and his mouthy tell all companion. This second term of the moron is going to be a nightmare.
Second, General Petraeus lied on orders from the administration in order to perpetuate their lie about Benghazi, under duress of revelation of his relationship with Paula Broadwell. The administration then threw him under the bus immediately after the election. Now, he has nothing to lose by telling all, thus avenging the administration´s betrayal, and, if done in closed session, he is not impeded by his national security constraints.
Methinks the administration tugged on the wrong cape.
Petraeus has already testified under oath that the mob that killed 4 Americans was due to a YouTube video. He will not commit perjury and change his testimony. Hate to say it, but Obama and Co. will skate on this. And I don´t doubt they have more to hold over his head---these people are ruthless.
Rush said he doesn´t think Gen. P will perjure himself by now saying it was not the movie that set off Benghazi. We will see, but if he would tell the TRUTH, it would go a long way toward saving his reputation and showing he can step up and be a real man of character. And then the liars would all be exposed and could be dealt with accordingly.
What a nasty web this former General and his wife are in now, and all because they allowed themselves become a part of this thug administration. He took the offer of Sec.Defense, and she was given a cushy D.C.job. They were then hooked. Then the thugs moved him to Dir.FBI, which had been held by Panetta, and moved Panetta to Sec.Defense where he could play havoc with the military. In the meantime, the General is under their thumb in DC with the FBI. Pure evil, but the General should never have stuck his toe into the vile waters of thuggery and believed he and his family would be safe.
What is he going to do now? He has a wife, two children and a brand new son-in-law who do not want to die yet. What would you do?
It was a very dark day for America when the DemocRATS were allowed to steal the election for Obama in 2012. The Petraeus/Benghazi affair is probably just scratching the surface of the evil inside the Obama regime.
Petraeus should have read the Calder Willingham novel, "End A A Man". Perhaps he would have realized where his lies would lead to. (Yeah, I know I´m dated, but a long time ago that novel really impressed me.)
"So for a short review, a synopsis, so all can look the expert, Obama tries to get Chris Stevens kidnapped while he is worried about David Patreaus in bed with Mitt Romney, so Obama sends in the FBI via conduits to "investigate" things as the cat fight kitties give a cover reason for all of this. In the meantime, Patreaus to save himself from being blamed for allowing Obama to arm and train terrorists which got Stevens murdered, starts feeding information to Mitt Romney on all of this to head CIA under a Romney regime, not knowing in trying to save himself, that Obama has a sword over Patraeus in all of this sex stuff, just waiting to cut him off after the election theft, as things start to unravel due to the work of this blog concerning ANALGATE.
ButtreausGate is about the cover up of ANALGATE in which Dave´s Deep Throat got him into trouble."
ObamaCare has as its modus operandi a focus on medical management by already beleaguered primary care physicians and para-health professionals, at the expense of medical and surgical specialists. The law´s administrators hope to control costs by cutting already bare-bones specialty physician payments, limiting medical technology and access to imaging, and instituting de facto health care rationing. Medicine has been increasingly high-tech and more specialist-oriented, resulting in better, albeit more expensive, care. To cut expenses, ObamaCare is naïvely turning to an outmoded model of health care delivery -- one that has been shown to have comparatively poor patient outcomes.
One of the most startling revelations of late was that Congress has not seen the videos made by the Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that were flying during that event we now call Benghazigate. This detail is one of many arising from the recent classified hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee in which five eye-witnesses to the event gave testimony for the first time (snip) The key point of the revelation is that not just that audio and video tapes of those events exist; that audio and video record was available to multiple command centers, commanders, and decision makers in
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The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
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Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
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