BREAKING: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Affair (UPDATE)

This may prove even more important than the initial reports  suggest.

Is Director David Petraeus a fatality of Chicago politics – made to remain silent prior to the election and now left to act as the administration’s sacrifice to Congressional investigators in the wake of the Benghazi scandal?

Or is the former military general preparing to unleash facts that will lead directly back to the Obama White House and the president himself regarding what really happened on September 11th of this year when four Americans – including a U.S. ambassador, were killed during a coordinated terrorist attack against an American consulate?

Keep your eyes and ears open folks.  The timing of this announcement, including Barack Obama quickly heading out of the country, suggests a very volatile situation for the Obama administration.

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UPDATE:  Reports now circulating that Petraeus’ scheduled testimony next week before Congress regarding the Benghazi Massacre has been cancelled.

That makes absolutely no sense.  Will Congress simply subpoena Petraeus and force his testimony regardless?  More importantly – why WOULDN”T Congress do just that?  And would the former general participate, or would he plead the 5th?  Or perhaps the Obama White House would initiate sweeping Executive Privilege as they did with Fast and Furious and dare Congressional leaders to try and force the president’s hand.  He so far has successfully buried the Fast and Furious investigation – why not Benghazi as well?

At this point, obviously far more questions than answers.  What seems clear for now is the resignation of a CIA Director for an affair that some are suggesting took place over a year ago.  And since when do administration officials resign over alleged marital affairs?  Didn’t Bill Clinton break that moral barrier down some 15 years ago?

And all of this coming after an election in which many are going back to the results and indicating the numbers just don’t add up…

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189 Comments to BREAKING: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Affair (UPDATE)
    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Or is Obama running everyone out who will not get Radical with him…Deval Patrick is named as a possible replacement…Another Axelrod placement ..thus a communist…Brennan wouldn’t surprise me if they fell the coup has been cemented…The replacement will speak volumes…

      Imagine that tidbit of Petraeus’s affair kept him in line for some time…My wife or My country…Hmmm

        • CHHR, VA
        • Patrick and his wife, Diane, will be joining the president, first lady Michelle Obama, and a small group for dinner tonight (Friday) at the White House. Patrick said the president invited him to the gathering on Thursday night, when the two spoke on the phone.

      • SueK
      • AtB,

        ‘Cadillac’ Deval Patrick is my ‘Governor.’ He’s cut from the same cloth as Obama and the two are VERY good buds, if ya know what I mean (wink). Both have ‘marriages of convenience.’ They march in lockstep with each other.

        When Mitt Romney left the Governorship here in MA, he had turned a huge budget deficit into a surplus, which Patrick pis*ed away within months. We’re now in a fiscal hole we may never solve.

        There is already talk at my moonbat workplace that he may be running in 2016. Believe it; Obama and Patrick are the same.

        Remember Einstein’s definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. You get Obama; you get Patrick. No difference.

    • VTX
    • If General Petraeus outed his own affair, he’ll have nothing left for them to get him with, no blackmail.

      General Petraeus – you remember John Dean? Please be him.

      • ebysan
      • @ VTX

        There is a lot more to the story that we don’t know!

        We are dealing with Chicago Thugs!!

        Were his family’s Lives Threatened????…… Was this just a false flag to get rid of him??

        Now stating Gen. Petraeous will not Testify on Benghazi……. This stinks of further corruption!!

        MY “GOD” we need you more than ever!!

        Please help the Truth about this corrupt administration to see the light of Day!!

    • truthandjustice
    • He is telling reporters today very emphaticaly that it is definitely NOT about Benghazi – NOTHING to do with that!!! So I doubt he is going to do what WE want him to do. When Benghazi broke, I did a little research and posted on here that I suspected him too of being of the New World Order (globalists) people – I found stuff that backed that up but don’t know where right now. He also came out with the rest of them – after a few days saying it was the VIDEO – not a terrorist attack. Don’t know if he was threatened or what but he did. Later he said that the CIA did NOT ever turn anyone down for help or something like that after Obama blamed them…which I’m sure “they” did not like.?? Maybe a globalist but not as radical – doesn’t want America destroyed?
      But…threatened to keep quiet?
      I suspect they want someone like John Brennan in there — the Fox reporter, Jennifer Griffin was suggesting that he would be a GREAT one b/c of his experience. Who knows what other sinister stuff is behind this.
      Is he the first “big” victim of Jarrett’s promised “pay back”??? Maybe now heavily threatened and therefore won’t tell the truth about them??? We shall see as this nightmare horror real time documentary movie continues………

    • Essa
    • Isn’t it interesting our fake leader is a skinny wimp of a man who wears pancake makeup and has baby soft clammy hands that have never worked even one day in life. I am still waiting for the arrests by the capital police of those who have perpetrated this fraud on our country.

    • Essa
    • Isn’t it interesting our fake leader is a skinny wimp of a man who wears pancake makeup and has baby soft clammy hands that have never worked even one day in life.

    • Aussie
    • UM you are thinking the same way as I am thinking. I do note that the affair could have been used as the means to keep him silent. When Obama won this election it was time to decide, wife or country. I hope that David Petreus will now tell the truth to the Committee of Investigation.

    • MiPain
    • 1 little 2 little 3 little generals…. the perge continues…. I believe they are trying to remove those they believe will out them before they gather any more info. ….We need a hero. I hope we are watching tne second term of nixon as opposed to the first term Pol Pot.

      What’s in asia that requires the ones attention two days after election and the “financial cliff” looming?

    • truthandjustice
    • Apparently when this first came out, he said he wanted to testify and looked forward to that — then later, it came out that he would NOT. Did he not know that when he made that statement or did and said it just to appear more like he had nothing to fear or anything from testifying???
      Also he can still be subpoenaed to testify later – so it’s not like he wouldn’t ever testify. ??? Very mysterious and suspicious. Who next?

      • CHHR, VA
      • Listened to Huckabee this morning… how naive.

        He was asked if the Petraeus resignation was the right thing given the affair… Huckabee, yes, morality is important given his position as a director.

        Oh my, had he become President, he would have needed therapy once he came inside the circle of imorality called the beltway. Trust me, the groupie dance there is worse that what one would find at a hard rock concert. But hey, that’s what happends when one has a lot of ego and no moral compass to hold back the temptation.

        One thing is for sure, this “story” is not the real story…

    • E.A.B.
    • I’m certain of one thing, Petraeus didn’t resign over an extramarital affair that nobody even knew about until he mentioned it.

      We are now seeing the conclusion of the incremental railroading of David Petraeus. As a general repeatedly elevated by President Bush, Petraeus has always been viewed by Obama as a threat. But after the success of the Iraq surge, Petraeus was too much of a heroic figure for Obama to bring down all at once. Instead, Obama has slowly pushed him out, first demoting him from head of CENTCOM to head of the Afghanistan theater, followed by a second demotion to CIA Director requiring him to retire from the military, and culminating in his resignation two months after the Benghazi debacle over an “extramarital affair” that probably never happened.

    • truthandjustice
    • “Now that the Obama administration has succeeded in winning a second term, they are cleaning house. The two figures most linked to the disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Petraeus, are gone. The figure most linked with Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, will be gone. The figure most linked to the administration’s economic failures, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, will be gone.

      Only Obama remains. He ran out the clock on his scandals, and now throws anyone associated with them overboard.

      The Petraeus resignation is only the most recent evidence that the Obama administration will lie to the American people to achieve its ends. But with all of his experts gone, Obama’s cabinet will now be staffed by the political C team in a time of crisis, both domestically and internationally.”

      http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/09/CIA-Director-Petraeus-Resigns

    • VTX
    • Remember I suggested that we utilize our own research? To prevent the turning of one of our own?

      Petraeus is an example of that kind of Chitcago blackmail; he may have quit in order not to testify, but it’s just as likely that he outed himself in order to protect his own life – as many have suggested.

      If he testifies, I guarantee it will be done as a statement in a private room with witnesses and recordings, and with no cross examination. But I don’t think that will happen – Congress doesn’t have the balls to do that, and these thugs won’t forget.

    • red923
    • Lame Cherry posted this early this morning before the story broke. He knew.

      http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2012/11/flaps-about-flaps.html

      “Am thinking here………..where was I going with this?

      Oh yes, how much people like people in uniforms. Is odd how men like banging little Air Force vixen wives in flap clothes. Then those women just seem to like to get banged by dress blues.

      Where was I going with this?

      Have no idea really, but one wonders about women who want to be in bed with males who are trained killers so they can get off in pretending they can tame them and how men thinking riding some guy girl in a uniform who is the wife of some flap is some kind of trophy.

      If the dots do not connect, in the ledger there is still the issue of those SEALS threatening B. Hussein, and how to guilt the military into loving him, one of the crazy SEALS is going to be set loose to humiliate the military and to put the diaper on ANALGATE.

      I guess that is what is called another Lame Cherry matter anti matter exclusive.

      Don’t know why these mid level insiders never talk to me or donate, as I’m always friendly and have pointers to hone their operations.”

      • E.A.B.
      • Sick of this Lame Cherry stuff taking up so much unwarranted attention.

        Lame Cherry is Psych Ops for the other side. Don’t buy into it.

          • E.A.B.
          • I do my research, and that’s how I know Lame Cherry is PsychOps for the other side. It’s disinformation, intended to send us on wild goose chases down rabbit holes that go nowhere.

            WHI warned that we need to avoid internal acrimony at this point in time. The Democrats would like nothing better than to see division, infighting, and civil war in the GOP. So they’re doing everything they can to throw gasoline on the fire through every possible channel.

            Lame Cherry is one of those channels. Immediately after Obama’s reelection, he/she started posting recriminations about Rove being behind some conspiracy to throw the election so Jeb Bush could run in 2016.

            The goal is to get us to distrust and then devour each other the socialists can reign unchallenged.

            • bill o'rights
            • I agree that they’re throwing gasoline on the fire, but look at the facts…

              The GOP’s ranks have been infiltrated already.

              Isn’t a RINO proof of just exactly that? Don’t forget “Jersey Pork Chop” last week. We all knew he was a RINO anyway, but he finally jumped right off the ship.

              I’ve now come to terms with the fact that clinging to the GOP is no different than clinging to the Democratic party. In both cases, it’s like trying to rescusitate a rotting carcass.

              The Tea Party movement was growing, so the Marxists branded them as extremists, racists and potential domestic terrorists.

              Since we all suspended disbelief and threw our cards in with the GOP, we essentially did our part to help these bastards weaken Libertarians.

              Bottom line, they will attempt to destroy whatever group we join, if it is not their group.

              We need to start fresh and stand together. The stupid sh-t doesn’t matter right now because those issues aren’t going to save us.

              We must all agree on THE issue that will save this nation, stand together, and take down the enemy…just that simple. There is only ONE ISSUE. WE MUST FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION!!! Too much spending? Small government, already addressed. Federal overreach? State’s rights, already addressed…and on and on.

              As for the GOP? How much proof do we need? Do we really believe that radical Marxists would ONLY infiltrate the Democratic party? THAT’S NOT HOW MARXISTS OPERATE!!!! They cover ALL their bases, so that success is guaranteed.

    • Rurik
    • Stalin was always transparent, he honestly accused his enemies, like Trotsky, Bukharin and Zinoviev of poltical dissent and plotting. from the 1960s Brezhnev was much more clever. He always accused his political enemies of some mundane and shameful crime such as sexual or economic abuse, thuse discrediting them pesonally, while saving himself the accusation of political repression.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • http://m.paulabroadwell.com/#!Gallery%7C004

      Paula Broadwell…….Petraeus’ honey pot and biographer …Petraeus was caught in an FBI stiing involving Broadwell …whatever that entails
      …Read an excerpt from her book some time ago…was suspicious ..it read more like a love letter and immediately assumed they were having an affair..How cute “The education of General
      David Petreus”..I’ll bet.

      See link below

    • Essa
    • I wonder how much more we are going to take before those of us who still love our country will have to do something. Goodness, just take a look at the Drudge Report or others like Lucianne and see for yourselves what the government has in store for us, and imagine what we don’t yet know. It is starting to feel like a Hitler type regime or maybe a regime similar to China is being installed.

    • charlotte
    • http://www.ace.mu.nu/

      Embedded: Petraeus Was Screwing His Biographer; Claim Made She Was Trying to Access His Emails
      —Ace

      One way to get the inside story.

      The woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair is Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.

      Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday, citing the affair.

      A tweet from “Breaking News” (no idea who this is) says:

      Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews

      FBI investigating Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell for improperly trying to access his email, officials tell @NBCNews

      So, is she hot?

      Ehhh… Got somethin’.

      Here she is, talking about her book about Petraeus, called, yes, All In.

      You know, if you watch that interview, she does actually sound like she’s having sex with him. It’s a very “we did this, we did that” sort of thing. She sounds like she’s talking about her boyfriend.

      Corrected: I changed the email thing to a “claim,” and dropped the claim that she was trying to get into his classified email.

      The claim doesn’t even say that.

      However, given that he’s head of the CIA, all of his email would be classified, it seems to me.

      More: Apparently she is suspected of attempting to access classified emails.

      Like I said, I assume all of his emails are classified.

      The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Friday.

      But they say they do not expect the investigation to end in criminal charges.

      Huh?

    • SheilaK
    • My take on it: the WH goons knew about the affair (remember the Clintoons using the FBI to keep people under their thumbs?) and threatened Petraeus with exposure if he didn’t take a fall for the Prez. Which he sure did about a week ago by releasing his statement that totally disregarded the already pretty well known timeline. I remember thinking at the time,’what the hell is that about?’ He agreed maybe feeling Romney would win but when he didn’t win he did the right thing by resigning and is going to tell the truth. I don’t get why they keep saying he won’t testify. They can compel him if they wish and whether he leads the CIA now or not, he DID when this whole thing happened.

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • He is the second in charge…researched him a bit…seems ok but everyone beneath him are female Susan Rice’s….the gelding of the agency…

        This will make you SICK…

        THE PRESIDENT sold a contract to the American people under false pretenses…
        ???????????
        Benghazi murders
        Iran shoots at our Drone in an act of war
        Obama sells weapons in secret to our enemies AlQaeda
        Obama promises he is for all energy and promptly shuts it down today…
        Leaves to Asia…more FLEXABILITY anyone
        FBI furious over the COVERUP

        THE PRESIDENT KNEW…THE FBI KNEW….THE PEOPLE WERE DUPED

        IMPEACH IMPEACH IMPEACH

        http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/petraeus-resigns-cia-affair/2012/11/09/id/463573

        Kessler: FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation

        By Ronald Kessler

        Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election.

        In his letter of resignation, Petraeus cited an extra-marital affair he had been having. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus said in his letter to President Obama. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

        Petraeus, who had a distinguished military career, revealed no additional details. However, an FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011.

        The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan.

        The woman who was having an affair with Petraeus is a journalist who had been writing about him.

        Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued to investigate and intercept Petraeus’ email exchanges with the woman. The emails include sexually explicit references to such items as sex under a desk.

        Such a relationship is a breach of top secret security requirements and could have compromised Petraeus.

        At some point after Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director on Sept. 6, 2011, the woman broke up with him. However, Petraeus continued to pursue her, sending her thousands of emails over the last several months, raising even more questions about his judgment.

        Neither Petraeus nor the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs had any immediate comment.

        FBI agents on the case expected that Petraeus would be asked to resign immediately rather than risk the possibility that he could be blackmailed to give intelligence secrets to foreign intelligence agencies or criminals. In addition, his pursuit of the woman could have distracted him as the CIA was giving Congress reports on the attack on the Benghazi consulate on Sept. 11.

        The CIA ‘s reporting to Congress included a claim that protests over a YouTube video played a role in the attacks, thus allowing Obama to initially discount the possibility that the U.S. had suffered another terrorist attack just before the election.

        In contrast, based on real time video and reports, the State Department was reporting that the attack that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, was terrorist-related. The State Department reported that there were no protests at the consulate.

        Still, the White House, with concurrence by the FBI and Justice Department, held off on asking for Petraeus’ resignation until after the election. His resignation occurred three days after the election, avoiding the possibility that Obama’s ill-fated appointment of Petraeus could become an issue in the election.

        FBI agents on the case were aware that such a decision had been made to hold off on forcing him out until after the election and were outraged.

        “The decision was made to delay the resignation apparently to avoid potential embarrassment to the president before the election,” an FBI source says. “To leave him in such a sensitive position where he was vulnerable to potential blackmail for months compromised our security and is inexcusable.”

        Michael Kortan, the FBI’s assistant director for public affairs, said he had no comment.

        Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com. He is the New York Times bestselling author of books on the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA.

    • Abby
    • I hope this isn’t a trap and he ends up dead…from a NOT so self-inflicted gun shot wound. “Oh, he was so upset over the loss of his career & marriage- he just couldn’t cope.” NOTHING about this seems right.

    • zelda
    • ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ………………………………………………………………………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………

      ……wake me up when the musloid president is actually held accountable for something.

    • Sallyal
    • Obviously this stinks to high heaven. I am very curious about why it is now being said that he will not testify. I didn’t hear his statement or read it but I have been hearing that he was looking forward to testifying. Who put out the statement that he would not? It is entirely possible that he has already testified, in private, in secret, much as somebody involved w/F&F did OVER A HOLIDAY WEEKEND! Independence Day I think and can’t remember who it was. So many thoughts running through my head. I did not trust Petraeus after he took up w/the jugeared jackass and wondered what his motive was. Now I am thoroughly confused. I would have to believe that someone as high as he was/is in the military hierarchy has some VERY powerful and intelligent friends that will have his back through this if what we are hoping (that he outed himself to be free) is true. When FBI was mentioned as investigating him my ears perked up. I remember when Mueller was so very graciously by the congridiots granted an extra 2 years as director. I knew then that something was up but couldn’t connect the dots. Anybody want to take a stab? Of course our congridiots almost to a man/woman went along with it. After all, as McConnell said when he voted to confirm Holder, the Preezy has the right to appoint who he wants and who are we to argue (very, very paraphrased but you get the idea). This is from USA Today today. Mueller is next on the block.

      Mueller, the only top national security official remaining in government since the 9/11 attacks, is set to leave office in 2013, after Congress took the unprecedented action of extending his 10-year term. Obama requested the extension last year to preserve some continuity in the national security structure, at a time when he was naming new executives to lead the Pentagon and CIA.

      http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/11/08/filling-fbi-chiefs-slot-also-on-list-for-2nd-term/1693277/

      As for Jennifer Griffin speaking so highly of Brennan as a possible replacement for Petraeu, this really surprises me. She, along with Catherine Herrige has done fabulous work on Benghazigate. I would have thought she was more informed and intelligent than that.

      I still want to know how the Mayans knew about Obama and that he would be the reason for armageddon. They should have been able to warn us about him somehow.

      I know as soon as I hit the post button I will remember more of what I have been thinking while reading all the comments but oh well.

    • Sallyal
    • I knew it. This was my other thought/observation. The hearings are scheduled to be held next Thursday. Of course they are closed so I will not be able to watch. But guess what else happens on the same day? Ol jugears heads to NY/NJ to check on the recovery progress. Kind of knocks some stuffy ole hearing off the front page dontchaknow.

    • doctorate
    • Read this by a former CIA op, then spread it: http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/74377/petraeus-pecker-politics-or-benghazi-fall-guy/#more-74377

      Mr. Johnson, who worked previously with the Central Intelligence
      Agency and U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism, is a
      recognized expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security,
      crisis and risk management.

      From 1985 through September 1989 Mr. Johnson worked for the Central
      Intelligence Agency. During his distinguished career, he received
      training in paramilitary operations, worked in the Directorate of
      Operations, served in the CIA’s Operation’s Center, and established
      himself as a prolific analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence. In
      his final year with the CIA he received two Exceptional Performance
      Awards.

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • FTA:

        The story is circulating that the White House had this dirt on Petraeus and tried to use it to pressure him to keep mum on the Benghazi failure or take the blame. Petraeus, not willing surrender to this threat, reportedly took the pre-emptive step of outing himself and resigning.

        What is the Benghazi secret the White House is trying to hide?

        Was the activity at the Annex was not an authorized, covert intelligence operation? The word is circulating among retired CIA officers that it was not. Legally, the President must produce a finding to run a cover operation (please see USC › Title 50 › Chapter 15 › Subchapter III › § 413b 50 USC § 413b – Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions).

        What if the White House was involved in an off-the-books operation to gather and ship weapons to Syria for the Syrian rebels and was using a foreign firm to carry out the activity under the direction of the White House? Did Petraeus know about this? Was Petraeus being asked to take responsibility for this or cover it up?

    • Randall
    • I was speaking to a friend about the aftermath of the election. I have been down about it; like many of you, I’m sure.

      There is no way to feel good about what happened. It is even difficult to remain optimistic about the near term. Things have reached a critical point and some longer term consequences, not to sound overly fatalistic, are foregone conclusions.

      The Democrat party has coalesced around Jarrett and her sock puppet. She has isolated nearly all allies within her own party, and many political constituent groups with the exception of welfare recipients, greeniacs, and radical feminists. More glaring are her own party’s and government’s internal defections, including the Clintons, Patreaus, Geithner, Rahmbo, DNC, Cuomo, et al. Now looms the full brunt of the financial storm that has been brewing domestically and abroad; unemployment is bound to spike once again. The stock market plummets at the same time there are gas and energy shortages.

      There is a chance that the Democrats stole the election. If they did NSA will find out, with their plethora of Mormons. Kaboom.

      Evidence points to a collaboration between Democrats and drug cartels. There’s a problem in both parties to be sure, but the Democrat case is obvious. Fast ‘n Furious. ACORN and FARC. Ties to ALBA and Chavez. Remember the free heating oil?
      Criminality appears rampant. When they fall from grace they will fall hard.

      Then there’s “our side.” The Republican party is stupid. STUPID. They cannot seem to stop the stupid. The word “Boehner” hangs above the spectacle that plays out daily, naming it like a zoo animal of the avian family. Because no leader in the party can forge a coherent, moral vision, the Libertarians are gaining clout with the cheap allure of their ideology. End the Fed, marijuana on every corner, legal prostitution and other bromides substitute for decent and broad-minded thinking. Rand rises.

      So it is that one major party will fail and the other be taken over by simpletons. The Libertarians will grow up, hopefully without causing too much damage in the interim. The Democrats will have to clean house or possibly start anew.

      I’m not sure if anything can be done to expedite this series of events. It may not seem prudent hasten the chaos, and perhaps cheering a quick collapse strikes decent men and women as wrong. Yet the chaos is impending and will be satiated one way or another. A nation does not elect arrogant children to govern and have visited upon them no reprisals.

      Is a car crash avoidable when the driver wears a sleep mask and the passenger blinders? Unfortunately, there’s no public transportation option in this area – too far out there.

    • TX Boy
    • I tried to post earlier, but after several attempts it didn’t go through for some reason… basically I’m pissed. It’s become apparent to me that “We The People” no longer have the power. We did our part — we voted; we exercised our right… and that’s always been enough in the past. As we can see by the results, it no longer is enough.

      At the worst it’s fraud; at best it’s that we now have an electorate where at least 51% is dependent upon the government — either way, mission accomplished by the bad guys.

      We need somebody to step up… somebody with some credibility and irrefutable proof as to what the TRUTH really is… about the elections; about Benghazi; about everything.

      Right now… I trust NO ONE… I’m a true blue conservative, but at this point I don’t trust my own party much less the Democrats and the Jarrett Administration.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Come on UM…post it!!!!! Before you cannot

      Dr. Broadwell I presume: oh not so fast…a message…my my, are we talking blackmail…lonely hearts …or what

      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/magazine/a-message-from-beyond.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

      MY WIFE’S LOVER

      My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me? NAME WITHHELD

      Don’t expose the affair in any high-profile way. It would be different if this man’s project was promoting some (contextually hypocritical) family-values platform, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. The only motive for exposing the relationship would be to humiliate him and your wife, and that’s never a good reason for doing anything. This is between you and your spouse. You should tell her you want to separate, just as you would if she were sleeping with the mailman. The idea of “suffering in silence” for the good of the project is illogical. How would the quiet divorce of this man’s mistress hurt an international leadership initiative? He’d probably be relieved.

      The fact that you’re willing to accept your wife’s infidelity for some greater political good is beyond honorable. In fact, it’s so over-the-top honorable that I’m not sure I believe your motives are real. Part of me wonders why you’re even posing this question, particularly in a column that is printed in The New York Times.

      Your dilemma is intriguing, but I don’t see how it’s ambiguous. Your wife is having an affair with a person you happen to respect. Why would that last detail change the way you respond to her cheating? Do you admire this man so much that you haven’t asked your wife why she keeps having sex with him? I halfway suspect you’re writing this letter because you want specific people to read this column and deduce who is involved and what’s really going on behind closed doors (without actually addressing the conflict in person). That’s not ethical, either.

    • Anonymouse
    • UM, you ask why wouldn’t Congress subpoena Petraeus and force his testimony.  In my opinion, for the same reason Congress doesn’t do A LOT of what it should do.  Threats, bribes, collusion . . . dealer’s choice.  And you know who is the dealer.

      For the record, I learn more here — from you, the insiders, and your informed readers — than I do from Drudge Report.

    • Holly
    • Best – Petraeus beat them at their own game, told on himself, does a tell-all on Benghazzi taped privately and flanked by his own body guards.

      Worst – Petraeus drops out of sight, moves to Pensacola, takes up saltwater fishing, dies in a boating accident.

      Left out the possibility of Congress subpoenaing him because they don’t have the stones to do it. So many scared people. Why?

      • Anonymouse
      • Holly, that is the BEST news!!!  Thank you for finding it!  I went to both his House page and Facebook page last night, hoping, but nothing was there yet.  I have never seen anyone sic into a witness like Trey Gowdy!!  That House Rep/former prosecutor has FANGS.  He won’t let Petraeus go with his breeches intact.

        • truthandjustice
        • I LOVE Trey Gowdy – he seems to be one of the VERY few that are really patriots and trying to do the right thing. Another is Jason Chaffetz. However, they are “newbie” Tea Party people and don’t have a lot of authority and can’t get anything done in the end without the others – who are RINOs and have been compromised, threatened, and/or complicit. I don’t know how much they know about what’s really going on – but they are trying anyway, which they have no choice but do. Bless them. BUT — yes, they can subpoena him, but he can plead the “5th” and not give important condemning info. Or…they’ll have “their” people there that he’s testifying to and/or threaten the ones who aren’t to keep quiet, stop. KABUKI all the time.
          So, unfortunately, I don’t hold out any hope about his info….if he is planning on giving it, I don’t care how much great security he has, my guess is he won’t live to give it. Don’t underestimate their ability & evil. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t make it even if they think he won’t – can’t take chances. He knows that. Pray for him.

      • VTX
      • Romney did polls – not electronic polls, and they double checked their figures. They were leading. That was what made the Enemy of the Constitution/ Enemy of the Brethren so worried, and what made him lose it in Roanoke. As Whitehouse Insider said, they really got into the Enemy’s head pointed little head.

        Right now, as I post, the words are appearing just like they did when I posted on another blog after UBL was made to go by-bye. Interesting. Only then, the words took longer to appear! (Good job on speeding things up! It’s appreciated!)

        Anyway, the software could have been corrupted – and how many times to I have to repeat this? A program like STUXNET could have been used – or a lot of other virus programs – to undermine Romney at the end. Don’t believe that there was rancor in the ranks, either: more disinformation from people who want everybody to think Romney ran a bad campaign. He did not.

        Romney won the election – the real election. What we see presently are the off-books.

      • NameBM
      • Pat caddell was saying the same thing yesterday on Hannitty. He said that the corruption which went on with donor money on the republican side was monstruous and unprecedented.

        According to him it also went on within the superpacs. major money coming in, few stupid ads coming out.

        One thing for certain, the Romney campaign was operating on falsy numbers.

        One thought: Obamaphones.

        A perfect sources for datamining. Touching voters otherwise flying under the radar of traditional means of polling.

    • ginghamturtle
    • Petreaus is probably the safest guy on the planet. I have learned that things are not always as obvious as they seem. I think this all happened because now the bird will be free to sing…

      Really, Hill is leaving.. Come on people.. I am not a Democrat but even I can see that the Clinton folks are the real power in that party. Barry and Valerie are the ones who are going to pay…

      If Valerie has a brain in her little Iranian head she will watch her back. Why does she need so much security? Why did the WHI say we are going to make her sweat like fat Elvis???

      If I had my rathers, I would rather Valerie Jarrett get her comeupins….

      • VTX
      • I agree; the Pretender can’t even change his shorts without permission from the Bat Faced One. She should be the one facing judicial or extrajudicial proceedings.

        • Holly
        • Imagine this. If Obama hadn’t been installed for a second term, he nor his evil handlers would be on the hook for their crimes. We still have a chance.

          Who knows how this will all end, but living through political history isn’t what I thought it would be.

          • VTX
          • Holly,
            One thing that has changed for me: anyone who voted for Obama the second time is now my enemy – and “Christians” who voted for Obama the second time no longer are worthy of Fellowship. This is not political: what they did was to vote for a babykilling devil. It’s as if they lit the fires in Gehenna, to honor Molech. Let them burn their babies alive! They do in in the inner cities all the time – like the Good Dr. Kermit Gosling, who decapitated one baby – who was a butcher that obviously learned from the German doctors’ experiments in that dark and ugly time.

            They will never be anything but my enemy.

            • Holly
            • Yes. Thought I would be watching from the sidelines. I didn’t plan on the questions, the doubts, the suspicion about everyone and everything.

              Once conspiracy becomes the truth there’s really only one safe place. I’m not a religious person but I now see this.

    • obxpatriot
    • I know how you feel VTX, I walk thru the parking lot of the Catholic church and see all the Obama bumper stickers and it makes me so mad. I think… why are they here, or why am I here? I’ve decided I will spend my church time tomorrow am at home reading the Bible.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Word out…is that the above letter I posted from the NYT’s July of 2012….was meant for Petraeus….Yet it ran affair the affair was over….So that letter was a THREAT…a threat to mind his P’s and Q’s….

      Blackmail? …Why? …..For what purposes? A 4 star General, a particularly ambitious one ….would not want to go down in the trash heap of history….

      If this is being leaked…a letter from July of 2012…. That ran in the New York Times, The Ethicist….it is because someone wants the people to know Petraeus was being blackmailed….someone from inside the FBI or the CIA….

      Was this a shot across his bow to stand down as their planned kidnap scheme went forth…or to stand down as Missile Running was taking place to AlQaeda…or what?

      • truthandjustice
      • I saw last night on Fox from a former CIA operative that it is no surprise that the other people in the CIA are not shedding any tears over this b/c they did NOT want him there in that position & it might have been some kind of blackmail. I suspect no doubt it has something to do with Benghazigate and any other evil plans they were/are doing to overtake us.

        • E.A.B.
        • The rest of the CIA didn’t have much respect for Petraeus as CIA Director because they knew his appointment was just another step in his slow-motion railroading.

          They were required to put up with a patriot in their ranks until Obama could force his resignation.

    • truthandjustice
    • LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now it’s purely coincidence that this affair — extra-marital affair — surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled. As an old intelligence analyst, Neil, the way I read this — I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation — is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100% on their party-line story. I think it’s getting cold feet about testifying under oath on their party-line story. And I suspect that these tough Chicago guys knew about this affair for a while, held it in their back pocket until they needed to play the card.

    • Enough is enough
    • Petreaus may have a plan. He, in my opinion, has jumped ahead of them. He is good about what he does to defeat the enemy. Yes, he did wrong about an affair but NO ONE DIED. Now that he has resigned, he will be called under oath to tell what he knows. That will come because he was part of this Benghazi Massacre story. I’m not giving up on him and I hope he and his family stay safe.

      The Hope and Change ship is taking on water and they are beginning to jump off.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Weekly Standard has picked up the story of the letter from the husband…Good

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/husband-wrote-letter-nytimes-about-wife-having-affair-government-executive_662256.html

      No mention however of the timeline…according to Kessler the affair stopped as Petraeus went to the CIA…which was April 2011….the affair was long over….This letter in the NYT’s appeared July of 2012…Long after the affair…So consider this was a public forum used to threaten Petraeus to stand down or be tossed into the trash bin of history as a cheat…and to destroy his 40 year marriage….and sterling reputation…THE LETTER IN THE NYT APPEARS RIGHT BEFORE OBAMA ANNOUNES AT A FUNDRAISER on Aug 8 that Romney wanted Petraeys as his Vp….guess Obama was reminding Petraeus just what he had on him…That Brennan is so clever

      Also why was the FBI investigating Broadwelll….who ordered it? Did whomever already know about the affair and brought out the Sword of Damacles to threaten Petraeus into being quiet about the reported Missile Running out of the CIA safe house in Libya…using Turkey and the Turkish counsel as a conduit to sell or give arms to AlQaeda…Was it just to inform Pertaeus he would not be Romney’s VP?

    • obxpatriot
    • Somebody should look into this womens background……..something is not right. And seriously, how many MEN write into a Dear Abby when their wife is having an affair?

    • west1890
    • This whole thing stinks like two week old garbage. The dems support abortion, very late term abortion, teaching elementary school kids about homosexuality, they support sodomy/same sex marriage, they prance around with foul-mouthed celebrities like JZ…. And we’re supposed to believe a heterosexual affair is cause for resignation? We’re expected to believe that it made the guy susceptible to blackmail and giving away government secrets. The Obama admin has been giving away government secrets since Obozo walked in the front door of the White House.
      I call BS on the whole thing. And now Petraeus will not testify about Benghazi. You can bet he won’t- not if he wants his family to stay healthy. And you can bet the treasonous RINOS won’t force the issue. What does Benghazi testimony have to do with the affair?

      Am I the only one who is convinced that we’ve been defrauded-that the election was widespread voter fraud- that pre-election polls were skewed to cause us to believe that it was a tight race so that when they had the final numbers that Obama magically pulled ahead when it was obvious that he was headed for a loss? Now suddenly we have Petraeus resigning, Clinton resigning, Holder probably leaving, Geithner headed out the door. The Obama admin is firmly convinced this country is populated by idiots who will believe whatever fairy tale they shovel at us- and I’m not convinced that mainstream Republicans are any better. I mourn for my country, for truth and for decency. I’m saddened to think of all the generations of lives that have been lost to ensure our freedom- all now it appears it was all for naught.

    • obxpatriot
    • Life and career

      Broadwell grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota and attended Century High School, where she was homecoming queen and valedictorian for the class of 1991.[5] Broadwell graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies in 2006.[6][7] She earned a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[8] She has served as Director of the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She later entered the Ph.D. program at Department of War Studies at King’s College London.[9] She served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. She was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Reserves in summer 2012.[1]

      Broadwell has written for the New York Times and the Boston Globe.[10][11] Her biography of Petraeus, All In, was published in January 2012.[12] In November 2012, law enforcement officials said Broadwell was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for improperly trying to access Petraeus’ email.[13][14]

      Pretty impressive creds, yet she was “caught” trying to access his emails….just not buying it!

      • Holly
      • Thinking the email part was added to prove the affair was a threat to national security.

        Just as ridiculous as the video causing the Benghazzi massacre.

    • truthandjustice
    • “The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus is not about an extramarital affair with his biographer, reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell. It’s about U.S. policy in the Middle East, the ongoing “color revolutions,” and specifically the operation underway to arm al-Qaeda, the FSA in Syria, and overthrow the al-Assad regime.

      Radio talk show host John Baxter told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow the step-down may be part of a deal made by Petraeus to avoid testifying before a closed-door session of the Senate Intelligence Committee next week about the CIA’s role in the September 11 assault on the diplomatic facility and a CIA annex in Benghazi.

      The House Intelligence Committee has also scheduled a hearing to grill Petraeus and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen.

      The chairman of the House committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, has vehemently criticized the Obama administration for its role in the attack that left ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead.

      “Benghazi is not about Libya, Benghazi is about the policy of the Obama administrtion to involve the United States without clarity to the Americvan people, not only in Libya but throughout the whole of the Arab world now in turmoil,” Baxter told Kudlow. “Benghazi is about the NSC directing an operation that is perhaps shadowy, perhaps a presidential finding, perhaps doesn’t, that takes arms and men and puts them into Syria in the guise of the Free Syria Army.”

      http://www.infowars.com/petraeus-resignation-is-about-putting-arms-and-men-in-syria/

    • truthandjustice
    • Correct me if I’m wrong, but even though he is subpoenaed, can’t he just plead the 5th??? If so, why would they care if he goes to the hearings….it isn’t so he doesn’t go it would seem, it’s just not telling them the condemning info.
      No? I’m confused why they would make it known he will not testify b/c that makes everyone more suspicious….to comfort other conspirators? Already a deal w/Congress that they won’t call him? Who knows – this gives me a headache!!!! I am not accustomed and do not like trying to think about all these evil strategies…..sheesh!!!!

      • west1890
      • Here’s an excerpt from the article at link:

        One week before he was slated to testify before Congress on the Benghazi debacle, Petraeus on Friday night announced his resignation, citing an extramarital affair, and it was reported he will no longer testify.

        Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, charged in an interview with CNN that Petraeus is “at the center of this, and there are answers that only he has.” King was referring to the Benghazi attacks.

        Asked if he will still call for Petraeus testify despite his resignation, Rep. King replied, “Absolutely, to me, he’s an absolutely necessary witness.”

        http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/is-this-why-cia-chief-really-resigned/

    • truthandjustice
    • Ham interview
      http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-general-ham-no-order-to-protect-consulate-video/

      “The current President through his Secretary of Defense in an unprecedented move, has announced three major changes in the command of European and African forces generals/admirals. General Carter Ham of Africon (U.S. Command in Africa) and Admiral James Stavridis, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander. Not only were Africon assets available,our forces in Southern Italy (Adm. Stavridis’s command) did not get orders either. Amd. Stavridis is reportedly retiring. The third commander, Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette is the Commander of the Stennis Strike Group that is currently stationed in the Middle East. This carrier group does not currently have a commander since the Navy re-called Adm. Gaouette from deployment (highly unusual). He is currently “under investigation for questionable judgement”.
      ODD and alarming that all three had command of those that could have provided aide in the Benghauzi attack and now (or soon to be) two are relieved of command and the third under internal Naval investigation. It seems to add up that they did not agree with the White House and have been replaced. “

    • truthandjustice
    • Maybe this is too optimistic/unrealistic but ….hey…I’ll take it……..

      How Obama could lose the Media on Benghazi-gate in his second term
      By Ben Barrack on November 10, 2012

      In Lyndon Johnson’s second term, it was his failures in Vietnam; Watergate broke in Richard Nixon’s first term but took him down after reelection; Iran-Contra dogged Ronald Reagan; Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice late in his second term; and George W. Bush’s second term was marred by failures in Iraq, a stalled agenda, and a mortgage crisis that hit just as he was leaving office. Taken together, these realities do not portend well for Barack Obama in the next four years. However, Obama has something none of the aforementioned presidents did – an unyieldingly complicit media.
      Like Nixon, signs of scandal (Benghazi-gate) reared their heads toward the end of Obama’s first term but unlike Watergate, disinterest throughout the mainstream media – save for a few exceptions – has been palpable. As Nixon was being sworn in for a second time, the likes of Woodward and Bernstein were doing all they could to get the truth out. Today, there is more than enough smoke – both literally and figuratively – when it comes to what happened in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/12 for the media to replicate its success.

      Yet, it seems collectively disinterested.

      Economic realities may do to Barack Obama what legitimate journalism will not. The former could end up being the catalyst for the latter.

      It’s time for a self-evident truth. Liberal, socialist economic policies are doomed to fail and always have been. It is as predictable as the sun coming up, water boiling at 212 degrees, or an apple falling to the earth when you let go of it. This necessarily means that Barack Obama’s economic policies will fail as well. They’ve actually failed already and although there is pain felt as a result of runaway debt, deficits, and unemployment, there is not enough for the media to do its job.

      That could change (don’t laugh).

      Almost immediately after Obama was re-elected, companies began announcing layoffs. People have been getting out of the stock market and moving to cash and gold. Taxes are going up on everyone and talk of a fiscal cliff, which was largely ignored by the media before the election, is now being given more attention.

      Let’s face it. The United States is likely headed for economic collapse. We may have been headed there even if Mitt Romney had won. Much has been baked in to the Obama economy already. Talk of repealing Obamacare was just that – talk. Even among Republicans, there were discussions about keeping part of the law. Imagine a scenario whereby the economy Romney inherited was too much to overcome and it collapsed on his watch in a year or two; it would be his fault because it would have happened on his watch.

      Fiscal signs are pointing to rising food prices, runaway inflation, and higher unemployment in the coming months and years. It will all happen on Obama’s watch and it will all have been his doing (blaming Bush at that point could cause even his most sycophantic media allies to roll their eyes). Misery will befall many more Americans. At some point, reality smacks everyone in the face, including liberal media types who continue down the track, despite the whistle and headlight of an oncoming train getting closer.

      As Benghazi-gate chugs along – now thanks to the added element of a sexual scandal involving the CIA Director – the economy will continue to get worse. Barack Obama will lose more and more Americans who will eventually realize that they have been foolishly duped, thereby making them even angrier. Like two elevators, as the economy descends, interest in what really happened in Benghazi could rise. People who have traditionally sat on the sidelines of the political playing field will start to take notice because their own lives will be affected, ironically because of their own indifference for so many years.

      Moreover, once the truth about what happened in Benghazi is revealed, it could very well be worse than all of the other second term presidential scandals combined.

      For years, one of Barack Obama’s credos has been to never let a crisis go to waste. He used the mortgage crisis to push for the Stimulus package; he used the lie that is global warming to push for cap and trade and green energy, which has done nothing but line the pockets of his political cronies while bankrupting America; he pointed to the number of guns going to Mexico from America as evidence that tighter gun control was needed (never mind that his Justice Department was actually involved in facilitating that crisis).

      Obama’s ideological mentor – Saul Alinsky – taught that all events of a period should be used to one’s own advantage. Another self-evident truth is that Obama very much groks that idea. Unfortunately for him, there will come a point when he will no longer be able to do that because a crisis will one day be created that – no matter how it is spun – will spin right back to him.

      Though it would come at great expense to the nation, Barack Obama might just lose the media. It will have been a shame that it took them so long to do their jobs.

      When the bells of two elevators sound, one could be the economy reaching the ground floor and the other could be Benghazi-gate reaching the top of the media’s ivory tower.

      http://www.shoebat.com/2012/11/10/how-obama-could-lose-the-media-on-benghazi-gate-in-his-second-term/

      • NameBM
      • Would like to agree but cannot because of first hand experience of precedence.

        My country of origin had the same choices, the same crossroads and the same options AND systematically made the wrong choices, took the wrong roads, choose the wrong options. Now it is done and over with.

        The whole rant is based on the assumption that people will react to tyranny (inflation, unemployment, gov induced poverty). Wrong.

        Obama should have been thrown out on gas prices alone, but for the normality bias. The prices did not go over $4.00 a gallon overnite, they went there over the span of 4 years. It gave time to people to adapt. It’s the normaly bias. People tend to redefine normal given time to preserve their self-sense of security.

        If the entire system does not shift precipitously, people will adapt to them. For them to get overwhelmed and reactive, the shock needs to be very rapid. The timming needs to induced not only fear, but panick.

        • truthandjustice
        • Yes, sadly, I know exactly what you mean. That story about putting a frog in a pot of room temp. water and then just slowly bringing the heat up, the frog stays in there, not really noticing the difference that much until………it’s boiling and bye bye. Works very well with people. That’s why they do it gradually. But….maybe something like you say will happen in the near future? Might not be the same kind of scenario continuing. Don’t know….hang in there.

        • bill o'rights
        • I strongly disagree.

          For most people in the U.S., yes, boiled frog. Turn off the news, order a pizza and change the channel to “Dancing with the Stars”.

          However, one must take into account the spirit of American self determination and independence that has grown so strong these past years. Seems like I can’t go anywhere without meeting people who are prepping and equipping themselves, in some way, to survive whatever horror the future holds.

          And guns? Have you taken a look at gun sales lately? I’ve never seen anything like it. And thank God I already have ammunition, because it’s going through the roof. Yet, I don’t think Obama has inspired people to become game hunters…and I haven’t met anyone recently who will part with their guns without a last stand gunfight. Everyone I’ve spoken with lately really likes the idea of shooting Marxists in the face. The attitude I find most often is, “It is what it is”…an air of resigned acceptance to what imminently approaches and a desire to find positives in an admittedly horrific situation.

          This sounds warped, I agree, but I see it as people conditioning themselves to fight.

          I don’t think that most of the tens of millions of people who have been buying firearms over the past few years have been doing so because they’ve always wanted a gun and feel they better do so before they lose the chance. I think they’re buying guns because they’re smart enough to see what’s coming and would rather die than live in tyranny.

          If you take someone’s liberty, you take their life.

        • west1890
        • As brazen and ‘in your face’ as the Obama/Valjar crowd is I’m surprised she didn’t say she was so terribly sorry but she has already planned to wash her hair that day. Benghazi is Fast and Furious on steroids and is the key to impeachment. If Congress allows Hillary to pull this then we can count on them cowering and looking the other way for the next four years no matter what Obama does. It will be confirmation that they have sold their souls and our freedom for 40 pieces of silver.

      • obxpatriot
      • well, it sounds like she was chasing him, trying to make the relationship known, I think she was a smart enough person to know how to “lay low” IF she wanted to, it was a set up from the git-go!

        • Jules
        • What? You mean you don’t believe Honeychile fell madly, truly, deeply for this hunka-hunka burnin’ love?

          http://www.time.com/time/politics/whitehouse/photos/0,27424,2000510,00.html

          Do you not believe that as they ran together, training, sweating, mile after mile, sharing their passion for fitness,, together, as their patriotic, military hearts beat ever faster, bringing to life a biography, together, that they somehow didn’t realize they were meant to plant the seeds of scandal?

          No offense, Your Top Brassness, Sir, Gen. P., sir.

    • west1890
    • I posted this above, but it’s important enough that I want to make sure it’s noted.Someone sent in stats from a county in Fla. and in every precinct except one the vote totals far exceed the number of registered voters, by as much as 50%. If this is true, and I’d bet it is, this happened nationwide.
      ———
      There is a comment under an article on Conservative Treehouse website that lists the polling places in St. Lucie Co. Florida and then lists the number of registered voters and the percentage of registered voters that actually cast a ballot. In all but a single polling place the number of votes cast by far exceeds the number of registered voters-in one precinct the votes cast exceeds the number of voters by over 50%.iI’m not going to attest to the validity of the information, but if those stats are true the voter fraud there was massive. I’d also have to believe that St.Lucie County was NOT an isolated incident.

      link: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/11/10/benghazi-the-president-the-secretary-the-directors-the-advisors/#comments
      ..

      • Jules
      • “WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: “SHUT UP. MOVE ON…OR NOT.

        WHI: “To give you a taste of what I’m doing now I’ll share this with you. I’m using a Florida outcome in a specific district to try and wrap my head around all of this. Three counties. Martin, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach. Martin is controlled by Republicans and the turnout #s match what all our national trending showed. Big enthusiasm for the Republican candidate. Republican vote dominated Martin County. St. Lucie and Palm Beach are the real tests and is where the #s really start to signal something is wrong. St. Lucie …”

        http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/07/white-house-insider-shut-up-move-on-or-not/

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • http://illinoispaytoplay.com/

      David Petraeus got caught in a classic “honey trap,” and then, rather than lie under oath before Congress, he sprang the trap on himself.

      Events in Washington D.C. are seldom as they appear.

      Likewise for Chicago, except when things appear corrupted the Chicago Way.

      The recent resignation of CIA Director and former Army General David Petraeus reeks of the Chicago Way flavored with Vito Corleone’s advice to “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”.

      The legacy media is promoting this version of the story: Petraeus had an affair with an attractive, younger woman. An FBI investigation found out about it and discovered that his email correspondence with the woman had been compromised. Recognizing the potential scandal he faced, Petraeus resigned, rather than cover it up. End of story.

      Just your garden-variety sex scandal, right?

      Who’s kidding who here? Or trying to.

      Believing this version requires what one famous politician once called “the willing suspension of disbelief”. We’re supposed to believe:


      that the FBI either (1) did not discover this indiscretion before Petraeus was appointed to the CIA, or, (2) knew of it then and didn’t considered it a disqualifier for the position;


      that his resignation has nothing to do with him being scheduled to testify before Congress under oath concerning the death of the four Americans in Benghazi (he previously was not under oath when he addressed a Congressional committee about the episode – that’s important to remember); and,


      that his marital indiscretion, though not publically known, was sufficient cause for him to pull the plug on his career.

      To buy this account requires not only having fallen off a turnip truck, but then having been run over by a fleet of other turnip trucks.

      There’s a more believable version of this matter being played out inside the Beltway by those who know Petraeus. Here’s how that version runs:


      Petraeus got caught in a classic “honey trap”;


      his oath as an Army Officer was to protect and defend the Constitution – marital fidelity isn’t mentioned. If it was, in wartime particularly, there’s be courts martial of field and general grade officers on a daily basis;


      he toed the administration’s party line when he testified before congress about Benghaziwhile not under oath;


      testifying under oath is an altogether more serious happening; and,


      rather than lie under oath about the Benghazi fiasco, Petraeus sprang the honey trap on himself, taking away the leverage that was being used against him by those who sought to force his compliance by threatening to release what they knew about his affair with the honey, Paula Broadwell.

      His marital infidelity was the wrong thing to do. In the end, though, he did a right thing by not violating both his oath as an officer in the United States Army, and the similarly serious oath to tell the truth before Congress, once he is sworn-in.

      If you accept this version as at least as viable as the popular storyline – maybe more so – ask yourself this question:

      Who could have set the honey trap so as to have it available for use as leverage against Petraeus in the event that he found himself facing personal difficulty in complying with an order that compromised his oath as an Army officer – an oath with no shelf live?

      “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer” – and have something on them in case you need to make a request they can’t refuse, unless they fall on their sword.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • The FBI was called in by another woman who complained she was being threatened by Paula Broadwell …. Consider that woman was Holly Petraeus ….in an effort to protect her husband…from testifying before Congress again…Petraeus who had testified before Congress previously regarding Benghazi…but NOT under oath –so could not be charged with perjury for the lies….or be sent to jail or loose his pension as it is not perjury if not under oath…

      …..Calling in the FBI to release the trap to get him out of the CIA and thinking he then will not be required to be sworn in to testify under oath about Benghazi –where he had previously lied…when using the BS video meme excuse…
      Petraeus now will not testify under oath (he’ll lawyer up to prevent it)…and not need testify about the gun running, missile running and misuse of Congressional funds which were misused for arms and not the humanitarian use the funds were approved and slated for….this looks like a rope-a-dope to avoid testifying and committing perjury about Benghazi…avoiding weapons running questions and questions about the illegalities committed under the wars act…against the rule of law

      http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50976

      Barack Hussein Obama was aware of the CIA director’s indiscretions “long before” the November 6, 2012 elections, and knew about the FBI’s investigative findings weeks before the election
      Cover-up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

      - Doug Hagmann
      According to two well-vetted sources with intimate knowledge of the CIA operations and events in Benghazi, the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus is directly related to the testimony he was expected to provide before a closed-door hearing next week before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources close to the controversy, citing the need for anonymity due to their positions, stated that Barack Hussein Obama was aware of the CIA director’s indiscretions “long before” the November 6, 2012 elections, and knew about the FBI’s investigative findings weeks before the election, but “erected a firewall” to prevent any disclosure before November 6th.

      “What I do know is that an integral part of that firewall involved having information on Petraeus that would potentially damage his career, legacy and marriage. A sort of political blackmail, if you will. What I don’t know, but suspect, is that Petraeus was placed in the unenviable but self-inflicted position of having to choose between providing truthful testimony under oath and having his professional and personal life destroyed while systematically being impeached due to this incident, or keeping quiet before the Senate Intelligence Committee,” stated one source.

      A second intelligence source stated that “the announcement [of Petraeus’ resignation] was carefully timed. It was announced in a Friday afternoon news dump three days after the election, and days before the Senate Intelligence Committee was to hear his testimony, despite the President having knowledge of these events weeks ago. Friday’s announcement served two purposes; it kept controversy from emerging before the election, while allowing the administration to buy time regarding testimony by a federal official about CIA’s involvement in Benghazi.”

      The resignation of David Petraeus is merely one, albeit a very high-profile one, of several coordinated moves to push any meaningful investigation into the events of Benghazi well into the future. “Obama and other high ranking officials learned many valuablelessons from Fast & Furious,” a fact agreed upon by both sources. Fast & Furious is the name given to the gunrunning operation from the U.S. into Mexico. “They understand that the longer they can delay and obstruct the truth, reassign key personnel with important information to positions and locations that hinder any meaningful investigation, the more the public interest wanes. As the public loses interest, it also takes the pressure off Congress from getting to the bottom of things.”

      Both sources agreed that it is difficult to speculate whether Petraeus decided to extract himself from the leverage that the controversy had over him by the Obama regime on his terms, or whether his resignation was conducted solely by the terms of the Obama regime. Otherwise, both sources agreed that his resignation would buy theadministration some valuable time, and the change in status of Petraeus as the active CIA director would also have an effect on the manner in which he is required to provide testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The change of status, from an active CIA official and government employee, to a citizen bound by far reachingconfidentiality agreements, would change his ability to testify before the committee. “He can also lawyer-up,” added one source.

      According to another CIA source, the resignation of Christopher Kubasik, president and CEO-elect of defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, announced on the same day as Petraeus, might have ties to the events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “There is a relationship between Lockheed Martin and the defense department, as well as the CIA, that ties into current events in Turkey and Syria. This is particularly relevant in the operation taking place in Benghazi and when investigation into where the ‘black-ops’ money went. Don’t forget, Congress appropriated money, at the behest of Obama, for humanitarian aid, not weapons.”

      Like Petraeus, Kubasik cited an “inappropriate relationship” for his resignation. “The timing is beyond coincidental, and the operation much too big for this to be merely coincidental.”

      Both intelligence sources interviewed for this report agree that there is an exceptional cover-up campaign taking place. “All roads lead to Benghazi, and this cover-up is exponentially bigger than anything we’ve seen in Watergate and the Iran-Contra Affair combined. The American people are being lied to at every turn, and the Obamaadministration has become emboldened by the election results and a disinterested media.”

    • Name Nancy
    • Didn’t Gen. Stanley McCrystal get the boot because SOMEONE ELSE- his aides say something negative about Obama to a small, nothing magazine? & didn’t Gen. Betray-us take Mc Crystal’s job in Afghanistan?

      The sands of justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.

      • bill o'rights
      • Name Nancy,

        One of our readers tried to post a reply to your comment, but was unable.

        The following is from “Clarity”:

        In April 2010, McChrystal and his guys were grounded in London, unable to fly out due to the Iceland volcano. Matt Taibbi and another from Rolling Stone magazine were embedded with them. They were all stuck in London, drinking to pass the few days and a few comments that were supposed to be off the record were made by a few guys while drinking; Taibbi and the other “journalist” wrote it up in Rolling Stone, taking great liberty with the comments, writing that McChrystal said that the military does not trust Obama. I saw Taibbi interviewed on “Imus in the Morning” telling how the interview came about that made the claims about McChrystal. Imus asked him if McChrystal and the guys really said those things in the magazine and Taibbi seemed to try to evade the direct questioning.

        After McChrystal was ousted, he was investigated. The investigation ultimately found that McChrystal had not made the comments that were attributed to him in the article, and that no one had made comments to the extent that the article quoted. BTW- Taibbi’s father is also a “journalist” so Matt was raised that way. The family lived in Russia for years while Matt was growing up–probably another red-diaper baby! And this is what is allowed to travel with our esteemed military. Matt involved himself at the start of Occupy Wall Street movement in Sept or Oct 2011 by sending out tweets encouraging take-overs of banks. This was reported by either Breitbart or Dailycaller.

    • Anonymouse
    • SCRUTINIZE the numbers on PAGES 1 and 2 in this St. Lucie County, Florida, VOTE tally.

      The link to this PDF is also in the article I just cited, but I want to be absolutely sure that all of you see it.

      Statement of Votes Cast
      ST. LUCIE COUNTY
      2012 General Election
      November 6, 2012
      SOVC For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races
      UNOFFICIAL RESULTS WITHOUT PROVISIONALS

      Date:11/07/12
      Time:01:39:59
      . . .

      http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf

      Ulsterman, do you know whether Mitt Romney, his campaign managers, WHI, WSI, and MI have seen those vote data?

      St. Lucie County, Florida, is one of the two counties whose votes House Rep Allen West is challenging.

    • sartana
    • Truth and Justice

      I clicked on your link to sign the petition demanding recount, but it’s a Whitehouse.Gov address, and it requires to set up a WH.Gov account in order to sign.

      Is this legit?

      • west1890
      • I wouldn’t touch that petition with a ten, no make that a 100 foot pole. If you trust the government to do the right thing I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona I’d love to sell you.

      • Obeline
      • Having avoided anything linked to government, I decided to give this particular thing a shot.

        So far, nothing untoward.
        (For whatever it’s worth.)

      • truthandjustice
      • Uh oh…in my rush to do it, somehow that didn’t “click” about it being connected to the Gov. True about the Gov. !!! Oh well….like they don’t ALREADY “know who and where we are” ?!!!!…assumed so.

        • Obeline
        • Yes, they already know who we are.
          (the info requested was innocuous – basically just this email address)

          Make me a martyr if something ‘happens’.

          St. Obeline has a nice ring to it.

    • VTX
    • You have to wonder: now that he’s stolen the election, why doesn’t the big pussy release his records? We all know the reason for that: he’s ineligible.
      Now that this is his “last election.” C’mon, sissy! Whatcha hidin’?

      Now the term should be “Obamafraud.” Forget Obamacare. All of it’s fraudulent. Obamafraud (TM)

      The TEA Party should actually get a great deal of momentum from this, and there’ll be a purge of people like Karl Rove and anyone by the name of Bush. If we had Tea Party marches in every city, with only those invited who voted for Romney, it would prove that the election was stolen. There are other means and methods as well – can’t get into them.

      But the failure of this administration to fix anything other than elections and testimony will cause it to come down in a crash. When doctors stop seeing people on Medicaid, and the food stamp computer program suddenly develops a glitch? (just sayin’) and the military refuses orders because their votes weren’t counted and Obama is just using them for fodder (just sayin’) and businesses lay off people by the millions because there’s no way to keep the businesses afloat?

      This is Obama’s mess. I predicted that he would do all that he’s done in the first four years – that he wouldn’t even get anyone to listen to his stupid, boring speeches anymore, among other things. I’m predicting he’ll be hated by so many people – some have mentioned Johnson – that even his Bat-Faced Firewall won’t keep the news from him.

      Remember how Howweird Dean set out to defeat Bush’s legacy – early in the Iraq war? This is the template. Works both ways.

      We need to get our “representatives” to eliminate the voting system, first thing – as some have suggested, paper ballots, voter IDs and picture IDs and purple thumbs. SCTYL needs to pay. And pay. And whomever caused the company to ustilize corrupted software needs to be dealt with extralegally (just sayin’.)

    • VTX
    • I still have Romney signs in my front yard – and I won’t take them down until my neighbor take theirs down, too. My flat remains at half mast and will as long as this pussy pretender is still in the whitehouse.

      Can’t post without the words being stopped – then finally showing up. (Hi, NSA!) I’ve had to run dozens of repeat scans even to read the posts on this thread. I am seriously under attack. (But you know where I live, don’t you, you incestuous bastards?) If you have a patriotic bone in your body, you should find a way to expose this fraud.

      Bumper sticker that you can use – (courtesy of VTX)

      Obamafraud: it’s a vote you can count on!

    • VTX
    • Sorry about the misspellings and the vulgarity – having to type quickly while running scans and cleanups: every post requires a new scan, and every refresh does the same. This isn’t happening on other sites. You can count on this: this site is being looked at with evil intent.

      With that, all I can say is: Hi, Bat-Faced One!

      The judge won’t sequester the voting machines in the recount for West. That fix is in. If the Republican party is still an opposition party, they should refuse to seat the challenger – and let West keep his seat, damn the torpedos and corrupt judges!

      Time to plan purchases: food, ammo, weaponry. (I figure ya’ll have already done that.) I’m late to the party, because I didn’t believe that the administration would be this open in their fraud. That’s one place I was wrong – incredibly wrong.

      This WILL end up in the streets, eventually.

    • Anonymouse
    • About those countywide St. Lucie, um, ‘votes’ . . .

      Meanwhile St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker has gone to ground. No one is answering the phones at her office. She will not answer her cell phone and her voice-mail is full. She has hired an attorney, who has also been incommunicado. If there is another side to the story it has yet to be told.

      UPDATE: An hour after this report was posted the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board agreed to an entire early-voting recount starting Sunday at 7 a.m. Most of the election-day problems with the vote count were among the early votes, including possible duplicate vote counts or over-counting. This recount will involve approximately 30,000 ballots.

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/robbins-report/2012/nov/10/florida-vote-twist-more-ballots-voters/

      So . . . now what convincing fable has the St. Lucie County elections supervisor’s lawyer advised her to narrate?

    • truthandjustice
    • CEEJAY – Posting here b/c having immense trouble once again with the “Reply” among other things.
      You have to be a strong, tenacious patriot/troll to post on this site !!!!

      Yes, I noticed all the states wanting to secede!!! Not a surprise – but Texas should have been first !!! LOL (I’m from and live in Texas)
      Do you post at conservatives4palin also? Thought I saw your “name” there. Palin people are wondering and seriously thinking about starting a Third Party for her run in 2016 I think. ????

      And yes, all of us need to focus our energies and prayers about this Obamafraud!!!! Hope WHI, WSI, etc. know about all this and are able to do something to help.?? However, question – can they prove vote flipping from machines that had the corrupt software in them????? I read somewhere you can’t. And why in the world did Romney campaign concede so early?

      • VTX
      • TruthandJustice,

        Same reason Clinton stopped doing what he was doing: when you have a gun at your head, you either commit or surrender – unless you are either very brave or have a Prophetic talent, and then you utter what G0D wants you to utter, regardless of the consequences.

        Committing means going all the way back to the people who put the Big Limpwristed Wuss in office from the get-go, hiding all of the pertinent data; it means finding out how the press was subverted; it means exposing an international cartel of former spooks and other organized criminals. It also means facing ridicule.

        Think: Noah. Think: Jeremiah. Think: Lot. Think: every Prophet who was murdered and ridiculed – and most of them were. Elijah was on the run, and was protected from the evil bitch known as Jezebel.

        They murder the Prophets and lie about them, making stuff up out of thin air, and they always have. It’s doubtful about anything that was said about Rasputin and David Koresh was true. Rasputin was killed – possibly by Brit Intel, which didn’t want Nicholas II to withdraw from the war, but also with cooperation from the Royal family. The bullets are snall-caliber, probably a 22 or around that size according to some reports. Rasputin also reportedly warned the Royal Family: he laid a curse (they say) on whomever would kill him: if it was the common people who killed him, the common people would pay; if it came from the Royalists, the Royalists would pay. History tells us that the Royal Family was punished, and then the peasants for not supporting him and lying and gossiping about him relentlessly. I will defend Rasputin as an honorable man defends another.

        This is why Palin is so dangerous to the status quo; she’s Deborah, the Prophetess – and they won’t accept her, and they’ve mostly silenced her – for a time. She knows that other Prophets are hunted down and killed, driven to ground and eliminated. Once murdered, the murderers lie about those they’ve killed, ravaging their reputations and making people think they were crazy. A lot of the Prophets were, truthfully, different – odd and strange. None of the real Prophets lost their gold tablets, though – and they didn’t make up new “testaments.” None of what they prophesied was self-serving. Mostly it cost them personally.

        Mitt was no Prophet, nor was he from a Prophetic lineage nor from a Prophetic religion. That’s why he is silent. But given that, who can blame him?

      • Nona
      • T and J.. I have read in several places that a computer forensics expert would be able to find it..bc although they may have wiped out things..the forensics experts can find traces.It is my hope that the impounded machines can be inspected by such forensics experts.

    • VTX
    • Nona,

      Not likely they’ll be allowed to sequester the machines – as the Judge won’t sequester the machines from West’s disenfranchisement.

      Besides, can anyone tell me that STUXNET can be exposed? If so, how? It hides too well, and that (or other variants) can be externally applied and then withdrawn. I doubt it can be shown – though I hope they can expose it for what it is.

      We are already having every journalist on the Conservative side blaming Romney or blaming this or blaming that, and hardly one is willing to go on the record about this election fraud. They love their position too much to tell the truth, or to even hint that they feel it was stolen.

      Mitt Romney won the election by votes tended, not by votes counted. The only way to trace this is to expose the same people who put Sissy Barry in office in the first place, and who have thoroughly hidden his origins and scholastic record. Until that is done, everything is just chasing after the wind.

    • cobra
    • The general was compromised before he was demoted to the CIA. I think the obamatollah had the goods on him since 2011.With that he was not a threat any more. The Chicago thugs took him out of any future position of power, including President, and allowed him to play in the sandbox by their rules. Too bad such a brilliant man did not get the picture and allowed himself to be blackmailed. Now you understand how CIA was forced to do illegal arms transfers to the islamists and be part of the obama plan to destabilize the ME for hard core islamists’ benefit.

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