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Grand Irony: CIA Director Done In By The Patriot Act?

The Grand Irony of the Petraeus Scandal

by Dave Lindorff | Counter Punch

There is a delicious irony to the story of the crash-and-burn career of Four-Star General and later (at least briefly) CIA Director David Petraeus.


For a real measure of Gen. Petraeus, go to Admiral William Fallon — that rare military leader who had the guts to tell President Bush and Cheney he would not allow an attack on Iran “on his watch,” thereby quite possibly saving us all from being at war with Iran years ago. Fallon, who at the time in 2007 was head of Centcom, the military command region covering the entire Middle East, once reportedly called, Petraeus, who was being put in charge of the Iraq theater, an “ass-licking little chicken-shit” — to his face.

Anyhow, what makes the epic collapse of this consummate political general’s career so exquisite is that it was the post-9-11 spying capabilities of the FBI that allowed its agents to slip unannounced into the email of the General’s paramour, Paula Broadwell (a name that could have been selected by Ian Fleming!), and possibly into the general’s own email too, there to find the evidence, allegedly in the form of X-rated letters, of a covert adulterous relationship underway.

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Expect him to announce he is now a democrat

As he has now fulfilled all the requirements.

We know more about this affair after a couple of days than

we know about the Benghazi attack after two months.


The only problem with this synopsis is the fact that it mentions

the ruined career, and I assume in jest. Gen. P will be soon working for a defense contractor making more money than the military ever thought about paying him, and his life is set. As goes so much "punishment" in Washington these days, the level of corruption opens the doors for the corrupt. Within the elite, no bad deeds goes unrewarded.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

You got that right

Unless he takes the Princeton job so he can "mold young minds", and by minds they mean, well you know.

Bump. FBI is using the patriot act to get dirt on the mistress

...to deflect guilt away from Petraeus.

Of course they would like to take Petraeus down too in such a way as they could claim "TOP SECRET" and close door the congressional investigation into Benghazi such to lock out the public.

That is really what this mistress crap is all about. It is to protect the government from being exposed for its false flag attacks on its own ambassadors, allies and people.



"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Just watch and see....

All this soap opera garbage with Patreus and the other big-wig and their lady friends is just another distraction/slight of hand to stick it to us with another rights-robbing measure, or war maneuver.

It's being blown way out of proportion to get the media chasing a bone in the other direction.