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#1 So this curvaceous 37 year old surgeon's wife and MacDill socialite complains about harassing e-mails and the FBI jumps into action? Hmmm.
Posted by Creresing Barnsmell5798 2012-11-12 14:32||
#2 Shawn Turner, a spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, said Mr. Clapper spoke with Mr. Petraeus that evening and the following day after the election was over and urged him to step down.
Rommel was offered poison...
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-12 15:36||
#3 But he only got 15 minutes.
Posted by Creresing Barnsmell5798 2012-11-12 15:48||
#4 I imagine having to drive home to brief Mrs. Petraeus to what what the "Little General" had been up to with a buff 40yo was no fun ride the General.
Early, in our relatively long marriage, Mrs Capsu78 told me that if I ever felt the need to cheat on her, don't feel the need to "confess the deed" to her... She would already know it and I would feel the Lodge # 10 cast iron frying pan before I ever saw it...
Posted by Capsu78 2012-11-12 15:59||
#5 So this curvaceous 37 year old surgeon's wife and MacDill socialite complains about harassing e-mails and the FBI jumps into action? Hmmm.
Yeah. Harassing emails from someone she didn't know which didn't name anyone she knew or threaten any violence. So she called the FBI's spam hotline, activating the Spam Rapid-Reaction Force, which took 3-4 months to make the connection to Petraeus? Doesn't add up.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-12 17:33||
#6 That's just one of many, many things about this that don't add up.
Posted by Steve White 2012-11-12 17:42||
#7 So "keep off my man" is harassing enough to have your email snooped by the FBI? Wow.
I think we're fed loads of crap here.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-11-12 17:51||
#8 There is always a worry that the CIA might be susceptible to blackmail and so the FBI vets him thoroughly before he is confirmed to Director of the CIA? He is given a poly by the CIA and none of this affair comes up at that time?
I'm thinking the only blackmailing going on with Petraeus is by this administration--threats of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, busting him down in rank, messing with his pension, messing with his family, possible prosecution as a civilian--a general screwing over--no pun intended. He was most likely told to STFU before the election or else. Call me conspiratorial but this whole thing smells.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-12 18:09||
#9 this thing does SMELL. and the odor is foul.
I wonder how we will attract a new generation of fine young people to serve in the CIA and FBI with all this cr** going on???
Posted by Raider 2012-11-12 18:24||
#10 I wonder how we will get good men and women to serve in our military or Ambassadorships when calls go out for help and no one responds. When Seals are threatened with prosecution over consulting for some video game, it is likely they are going to think this is very chicken shit.
Obama misspoke the other day in one of his speeches while campaigning. He said to the audience: "You've got my back." What he meant to say was I got your backs or I'm backing you. Somehow I think the actual quote (misspeak) said is the truth--I'm turning my backs on you.
I heard a Marine speak on some talk radio show a day or so ago about Obama's trip to Afghanistan. He said it was really strange. O did not eat with the troops, he was aloof and stand-offish, didn't mingle with the troops. I remember seeing that on TV thinking at the time it seemed strange. He stood in front of a military vehicle in a hangar and no one was around him; he appeared to be all by himself--probably just another staged photo op, one of the many for political purposes.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-12 18:52||
#11 The coverup would be more believable if these people had their stories straight.
Posted by Lonzo Trotsky7304 2012-11-12 19:00||
#12 According to Michael Yon there were rumours about an affair when Petraeus was still in Afghanistan.
Is it really plausible that the FBI didn't find out about the affair during Petraeus' pre CIA background check?
My theory: The administration knew about this before the appointment and Mr & Mrs Petraeus knew that they knew. Mrs Petraeus silence was bought with a cozy government sinecure job.
The firing/resignation is about Benghazi where something big went very wrong.
Who knows, maybe one of the secret prisoners held by the CIA was Bin Laden himself...
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-12 19:01||
#13 Another issue: If Petraeus lied during the FBI's background check would that not be a criminal offence per se?
This issue not being raised strengthens the hypothesis that the General's affair(s) has been known to all parties. The scandal is about something else.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-12 19:08||
#14 The fact that so little is being said by this administration about Benghazi and there is so much disinformation and cover-up leads one to believe that there is much, much,much, more. I think Petraeus was used by this administration (it's not clear in what way yet) and tossed. There is too much going on to go away. The less the information and truth that is forthcoming, the greater the interest.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-12 20:12||
#15 I think one of two things. This affair situation will either pull Benghazi back into spotlight and the WH admin will get very uncomfortable (& hopefully enough congresscritters get pissed as being in the dark to go for the throat) or, this thing will get so convoluted that the avg moron Obama voter won't be able to follow it and will tune it out and tune back in to Dancing w/the stars. I think the latter is the more probably outcome.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-12 20:22||
#16 Will tune it out, Broadhead6?
The ones I know already have. La la la la ..... I can't HEAR you .....
Posted by lotp 2012-11-12 20:49||