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Petraeus Resigns Rather than LIE for Obama..

November 10, 2012

The Lie… “Obama said: It was the amateur 15 min video that caused a protest in Benghazi which led to the death of 4 Americans including the brutal death of the US Ambassador to Libya.”

My information is that Petraeus did not resign because of the affair he mentions in his resignation latter. My information is that Petraeus quit because he misled carefully the relevant intelligence committees on their inquiries on the Benghazi tragedy in the first wave of investigation in September and October.

Am told that Petraeus did not testify to the committees while under oath. Am told that Petraeus did not want to return to the Hill under oath next week and confront the inconsistencies in his remarks about the CIA’s part in the fiasco.

The impolite word is “lie.” The White House developed the “hateful video” explanation on September 11/12. It was nakedly fallacious. Petraeus did not correct the record in public.

The election stalled a full Congressional inquiry. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not take to the idea of a commission, however Senator Diane Feinstein has the whip hand with her intelligence committee in the Senate.

The House will proceed at all possible speed in the Lame Duck. This will go far and high. The leaking is daily and brutal. At risk right away is the administration’s plan to advance Susan Rice, perhaps as the next Secretary of State.

However all the principals of the national security apparatus are at risk, Tom Donilon, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, the Joint Chiefs, President and Vice President. It appears that the American people were purposefully misinformed by the Obama administration. Why, what purpose? The election? Or worse?

Why did the DCI keep silent?


  1. November 13, 2012 5:12 pm

    Jennifer Griffin, on the Shep Smith broadcast right now, has just raised the possibility that the reason the FBI (which has originally said the investigation was complete), is now saying it’s an ongoing investigation, is that they might be looking into the possibility that a “foreign entity” might be involved.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    November 13, 2012 10:16 pm

    Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Launch of the Perth USAsia Centre

  3. JanH permalink
    November 13, 2012 10:17 pm

    A few days ago, but well worth a listen…

    Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks in Honor of the Late Ambassador Chris Stevens

  4. November 14, 2012 3:12 am

    November 13, 2012 4:52 pm

    At what point do the presstitutes begin feeling embarrassed, humiliated, at continuing to carry water for what is clearly a pathological administration?

    At what point do they realize the whole world is laughing at them for reporting the pos knew nothing, nothing, in fact they were SHOCKED to learn about the Petraeus affair?

    They come off as clueless ignorant fools, like the woman scorned hoping against hope that her lover will return.

    It is disgraceful. And unbelievable.


    The news outlets are full time Tabloid Journalists.. sexifying America. It’s disgusting they are dragging this country through the gutter exploiting peoples lives. Rather than focusing on a government eroding our Rights crippling our ability to turn our country around to what we once took for granted during the Clinton years; Peace and Prosperity.

    At this point, I have no objection to a military coup. As long as the military stand with us which I believe they do.. and take our country back from the jaws of an administration not in the best interest of American values.

    Maybe those plans were simmering in the background and Obama took a preemptive step to neutralize a general who is well respected and well liked by the military and civilians as well. And, has wasted no time precluding a second general who might have been a stand in for Petraeus should he be unable to complete the mission.

  5. November 14, 2012 3:21 am

    Meanwhile we have a situation coming to a boil between Israel and Iran.. taking into account there has been no retaliation against the murderers of four American sons in Benghazi.

    Is War Imminent?

    As Gaza war criminals hint at a ceasefire,
    Israel moves toward a major ground offensive

    Israel’s southern border remained in chaos Monday night, as Gaza Strip war criminals continued their racist assault on Israeli civilian areas, rumors flew of a possible ceasefire, and Israel appeared to be gearing up for a major offensive against terrorist targets in the Strip.

    The most telling indication of imminent military action is the ceasefire rumors. Media reports indicate that the Gaza terrorist leadership, headed by the genocidal antisemitic group Hamas, held a crash meeting on Monday to discuss the situation, and then issued a call for a ceasefire.

    The call, however, was laden with typically psychotic rhetoric blaming the fighting on Israeli “aggression.” This is likely an attempt by Hamas to save face; as any call for a ceasefire is a clear indication of fear.

    And they should be afraid. Israeli public opinion is enraged, the residents of the south are demanding decisive military action, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is clearly laying the political groundwork for precisely that.

    For all their raving and fanaticism, Hamas does not want to see its regime destroyed. It knows it cannot win an open conflict with Israel. It is placing its last, desperate hope in an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire; but without a cessation of rocket fire, it is unlikely that this will be possible. And Israel is no longer willing to wait.


    The bully Iran gets Hamas to bombard Israel with rockets. So that Iran will have an easy excuse to fight for its Hamas ally ultimately to destroy Israel once and for all. Then at the end of the day, blaming Israel for starting the war to defend itself.

  6. November 14, 2012 3:36 am

    November 13, 2012 5:12 pm

    Jennifer Griffin, on the Shep Smith broadcast right now, has just raised the possibility that the reason the FBI (which has originally said the investigation was complete), is now saying it’s an ongoing investigation, is that they might be looking into the possibility that a “foreign entity” might be involved.

    Is this a joke? Until you read this.. something we already know. Has the FBI suddenly developed amnesia? Or have they been absorbed by the WH Cover Up?

    “For weeks after the murder of four Americans in Libya, the Obama Administration increasingly sharpened a false Narrative that put the blame for the attack on a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video. White House spokesman Jay Carney told the White House Press Corps for almost two weeks that there was no evidence of a terror attack. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice did the same on all the Sunday news shows almost a week after the attack. The President himself, on Letterman, “The View,” and elsewhere, did the same.

    But we now know, thanks to a few good reporters, that we were repeatedly lied to. And now we also know that the whole time the Obama Administration was spinning this false tale, “60 Minutes” was sitting on video of the President contradicting himself.

    On Sept. 12, the day after the attack, President Obama appeared on “60 Minutes,” and said the following:

    “You’re right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in Egypt, and my suspicion is, is that there are folks involved in this who were looking to target Americans from the start.”

    “Looking to target Americans,” means that on the day after, Obama suspected — and with good reason — that the attack was premeditated and not a spontaneous protest over a video. In other words, immediately after the attack, Obama wasn’t lying. The lying would only begin after the interview and sharpen over the days and weeks that followed.

    At the time of the interview, CBS and “60 Minutes”didn’t broadcast this portion of the interview — which might have made sense then. But for two weeks, as Obama and his Administration ran around the country blatantly contradicting his “60 Minutes'” statement, CBS still didn’t release the video. It would take more than a month, just a little over two weeks before the election, before “60 Minutes” would finally released the President’s contradictory statement. But even then, CBS quietly snuck the video into another news report as though it had always been there and was nothing special. ”

  7. November 14, 2012 4:06 am

    There is no originality here. Germany was the pioneer originator. The important thing to note here is ‘ HOW IT’S BEING SOLD TO THEIR PEOPLE!’

    Japan paving the way for the model Obama will use to dissolve Congress.

    “The reforms Noda is requiring would include shrinking the size of the lower house of parliament. Noda said the legislature would also have to approve an urgently needed deficit financing bill.

    “We have to achieve that (parliamentary shrinkage) as soon as possible. We must to make a decision and set a deadline. I can dissolve parliament on Nov. 16. Let’s do it,” Noda said.

    Abe said, “It’s a promise, a promise, right? So you’re sure. You are sure, right? If you dissolve the parliament on the 16th, we’ll let the people decide. We’ll let the people decide which of us is better suited to get the country out of deflation and get the economic recovery back on track,” Abe retorted.”

    A bait and switch of epic proportions

  8. connie rodebaugh permalink
    November 14, 2012 6:59 am

    Well all I’ve heard was that it was strange that the FBI carried this to the extreme without orders from someone….so I wonder who did? Well it may well be this is part of Bengazi incident….but who knows whos telling the truth….

  9. November 14, 2012 8:48 am

    Krauthammer: White House “Held Affair Over Petraeus’s Head” For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi Prior To Election…

    Krauthammer’s analyis. DP wanted to keep his job and tried to preserve it by lying about Benghazzi and toeing the party line explanation.

    Once the (s)election was safely in the pos’s hands – oh, around 5 pm Tuesday Nov. 6, he immediately became dispensable and the long knives came out.


    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happened, and therefore hoping that he would keep his job. And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.

    And that brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on September 13. That’s the thing that connects the two scandals, and that’s the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be an exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism and nothing else. The reason it’s important is here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what he’d heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard. Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?

    Of course it was being held over Petraeus’s head, and the sword was lowered on Election Day. You don’t have to be a cynic to see that as the ultimate in cynicism. As long as they needed him to give the administration line to quote Bill, everybody was silent. And as soon as the election’s over, as soon as he can be dispensed with, the sword drops and he’s destroyed. I mean, can you imagine what it’s like to be on that pressure and to think it didn’t distort or at least in some way unconsciously influence his testimony? That’s hard to believe.

    t embed the clip but you can view it here.

    Anyone else remember when Petreaus was being considered for Mitt’s VP?

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  10. November 14, 2012 8:50 am

    Lame Cherry has (as always) a very interesting perspective on Davygate.

  11. November 14, 2012 9:02 am

    Breaking. Petraeus to testify.

  12. November 14, 2012 9:12 am

    Krauthammer: White House ‘Held Affair Over Petraeus’s Head’ For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    Yup, and at times I wonder if anyone here or around the web reads our Front Page.. We captured the gist of it in the first paragraphs.I did get the John Batchalor memo. Four days later the eggsperts catch up. Then suddenly the headlines play second to everything else going on in the world. Like 50 states signed up for secession from the Union. When I checked the other day, there were only 30. The idea is catching fire.

  13. November 14, 2012 9:30 am

    Breaking. Petraeus to testify.

    So far this is only a breaking headline at Fox News, but the word on Twitter is that former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify in both House and Senate intelligence committee hearings about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans and sacked our consulate in Benghazi. That reverses the previous announcements that Petraeus would decline to testify and have acting DCI Michael Morell handle Congress in his stead.

    We’ll add more as the story develops. This probably won’t mean any big surprises in the Benghazi story line, but it will give Congress an opening to demand answers on how the White House decided to push the spontaneous-movie-review meme for so long in the face of the overwhelming data that the attack was both deliberate and well-planned, with paramilitary forces, materiel, and tactics.

    Fox does have a story link up, but with little detail as of yet.




  14. November 14, 2012 9:41 am


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