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Krauthammer: White House Attempted to Blackmail Petraeus Over Affair


NewsBusters: Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.

Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on Election Day" (video follows at link with transcript and commentary)

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job.

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

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am I alone in enjoying the

am I alone in enjoying the irony of the head of the CIA going down because of internet spying?

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What? Me worry?

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The fact is Mr. Petraeus lied to the American people.

Sure, the White House may have torqued him, but he dishonored himself by engaging in forbidden behavior then lying to the people in order to cover up his behavior. That little fact seems to be overlooked in all this.

Undo what Wilson did

May be true but the fact that

May be true but the fact that this POS is the one floating the theory only raises my skepticism.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

none of these fox 'experts'

seem to have any shame whatsoever.

They go on and on about minorities when it's them who are the minority. Ron Paul's message resonated widely buy we have these faux conservatives telling us he's unelectable then getting behind the least electable gop candidate in living memory.

I'm no fan of obama or rice but these same people made heroes of bush/condi and the rest of those scum. He and his ilk sicken me.

How can he pontificate with a straight face when he's invariably wrong about everything?

The Nuclear Code Moral Code: Forced Petraeus resignation.

The Nuclear Code Moral Code. 16 Nov 2012 05:37 PM

Ambers notes an under-reported reason Petraeus had to resign. He, apparently, "violated special behavior codes for officials who might one day be forced to execute nuclear strikes":

    In classified presidential emergency action documents, the CIA director is among the dozens, if not hundreds of officials who are listed as National Command Authority successors in the event that higher ranking officials are no longer able to do their jobs. Because under certain circumstances he'd have ready access to the nuclear satchel, Petraeus was indoctrinated into the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), which evaluates and monitors the lifestyle and behavior of Americans with access to nuclear command and control mechanisms. Adultery is not a minor sin under the PRP rules.


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It's interesting how that clause didn't apply when he was appointed to that position. The affair was going on before that. If Judge Napolitano is to be believed about the thoroughness of CIA background checks, Obama and others KNEW about it long before the appointment.
Are we to believe they just “missed” that one? The PRP, which is supposed to monitor that sort of thing for those with access to nuclear command and control mechanisms, missed it too? It took some eavesdropping on private communication to ferret out this tidbit?
They display bumbling ineptitude, and, in the same situation, praise themselves for a job well done.
TSLEA (The Three Stooges Law Enforcement Agency), protecting Americans from reason.
This whole thing is about something else.

Just open the box and see

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I follow what you write. I respect w/ Judge Judge Andrew Napolitano's positions on this matter. I cited the secretive moral code as the reason for expeditious forced resignation of General P.

There are many rapscallion actors at play. There are many reasons why major events topple those in high places. Moral codes in this case, were at the ready to cause dismissal.

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I follow your posts with great interest. :)
I was unaware of the info you posted, and very much appreciate the post. You certainly seem to have a vast awareness of the overall picture, and your posts always provide new insight to me. I intended only comment on the info, not the messenger. Your messages contain vital pieces of the puzzle, and I savor each one. (plus, your writing style is cool). ;)

Just open the box and see

"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein

I endeavor to make things a simple as possible, but... Now where was I?

Oh yes. Here is a postcard I received reasoning out the whys & where fores of General P's resignation. Herewith my follow up reply.
This is a CRAZY resignation
Submitted by Jungleboogie on Sat, 11/10/2012

Could be so many reasons: ...[Redacted]...
====================== reply ======================

This is [ Redacted] { an official resignation. }
Submitted by Mark Twain on Sun, 11/11/2012
Dear Jungleboogie,

Your letter has been forwarded to me w/ some content redacted.

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Every Inch down the rabbit hole

begs the question, "what is the Gordian solution to this knot?".

The answer is quite simple,


"and thats all I have to say about that". ;)

Just open the box and see

Krauthammer's arguments are always from a pro-Zionist angle

Ron Paul's attackers were 99% Zionists.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

He might suck, but...

Real information can be extracted from propaganda. His information is just one more piece in the puzzle. Gathering news without the sound bite MSM world, requires some assembly by the viewer, and listening to someone who's general stance on issues is personally offensive.
With this, and other related information it seems clear to me that the big pieces are moving now.
The MSM is focused on the trivial sex scandal, while there are other "ethics replacements" going on in key places within the military complex. The vice president of Lockheed Martin(scheduled to move up soon) resigned in some scandal the day the Petreas' story broke. Also, an Admiral in command of an air craft carrier strike group currently deployed in the Middle East was replaced. This sort of thing is highly uncommon.
This is all going on while Israel bombs the crap out the Palestinians (they are shooting back, I'm sure).
It's all just breadcrumbs; make from them what you will.

Just open the box and see


The MSM has worth but only in watching the type of spin they offer. Excellent catch on the Lockheed Martin VP resigning the day before the Petraeus scandal hit.

It's reminiscent to me about the $2.3 trillion unaccounted for Pentagon dollars announced by Rumsfeld on 9/10/2001. Breadcrumbs.

I hope not too reminicient

That’s a good point, I'm sure we all remember what happened to hide Rumsfeld's ill-gotten gains that time, among other things. There is another decade worth of scandals to bury, and some really juicy ones.
Petreas' is the sheep (no matter how bad he might be) in the joke "a wolf, a lion and a sheep discuss what's for dinner"
The things the MSM tries so hard to lead us away from, are likely the most salient points of a situation, and when they reach a conclusion, you can bet it’s as far from the truth as it can be. I keep an eye on the MSM, just so I know what NOT to believe. ;) This situation has NOTHING to do with his affair, which was known about since before he got the job.
Your right, I just hope not too right.
Check out James Corbett for more information on this topic, and others, he caught the Lockheed story.

Just open the box and see

When is the last time Kraut

When is the last time Kraut told the truth about anything?

He's right sometimes...

He's definitely against the use of Drones... Domestically.

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He is an irrelevant blood stained NEOCON.

He is touting conspiracies now in a failed attempt to make himself important.

Why is the DP promoting this scum?


Charles Krauthammer can kiss my ass.

He's a war-monging, Neo-Con, Arab-hating rat who I can hardly stand to look at.

And don't forget, he's also one of the chief Ron Paul-haters in media.

Krauthammer is the kind of shyster who would have had Dr. Paul quickly assissinated had he won the presidency.

By the way, where was Charles Krauthammer while we were firing 1 billion dollars worth of cruise missiles into Lybia? He was ALL for that.

Now suddenly he's so concerned about 4 dead Americans, but how many innocent Lybians do you suppose we killed last year?

I hate these bastards who use situations like this (Benghazi) for political purposes and PRETEND to care about people who got killed.

But you can be sure that had Benghazi happened under a republican president, Krauthammer would have been silent as a church mouse.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

No point in shooting the messanger.

To the family of Chris Stevens-: my heart breaks for you, knowing that you know, that a father, husband, son, brother has been so callously murdered by the Government he worked for. Murdered by horrid, self-serving, dishonest, untrustworthy, small minded TIN POT generals, and war racketeers.
God give you the strength to uncover the truth.

focus on what he's trying to say...

instead of the person saying it.

these knee-jerk ad hominem attacks against krauthammer are very typical of the left, dispatched to regulate the media when it somehow threatens their 'version' of the truth.

think about it instead of dismissing it as a 'conspiracy theory' because you're not intelligent enough to connect the dots for yourself and consider that this guy's probably right.

-the timing of petraeus' departure is rather suspicious considering an investigation of what happened in benghazi hasn't concluded anything, except that the official white story was a complete lie.
-no one has taken the fall for this one, not obama, not hillary (who hasn't been seen in the media for quite a while now) and someone really should.
-left-controlled msm is now trying to sensationalize this story with romance and intrigue surrounding petraeus' life to create an 'Entertainment Tonight' story out of this event that left Chris Stevens and 3 aides dead when they really didn't have to die.

The man's not worth listening

The man's not worth listening to on anything. When an objective journalist provides evidence, I'll listen.

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This man

is scum.

Interesting, so the white house could be trying to start a coup

but for some odd reason all I hear is 5hit

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Why do folks like Krauthammer

Why do folks like Krauthammer only believe in conspiracies by Democrats or leftists?

Along those lines

I started wondering... for how long has he been compromised? Previous Admin have something on him too?

More deceit and smoke and mirrors... why is this Paul enemy...

gracing the front page of DP!? That is the real question.

Rise above the dirty foam of the CFR washing machine folks! Keep your eyes focused but clear of obstructions, and that means do not flinch and dodge every time the CFR/FED/Tyrants throw out another bone and morsel for the grassroots to follow. It is all distraction.

Instead, follow the constitution just as Dr. Paul has been and will, as long as he is breathing. Focus on the obvious violations rather than the hidden and unknown.

The 'soap watchers' are easily led down the dark tunnels of misinformation, which is why we are in this mess in the first place. The constitutionally enlightened and adherent like Dr. Paul are not only NOT misled, they are ready to 'give an answer of the things' which so easily mystify the others. That is our calling.

Sound and sage, abiding by the rule of law throughout! That is exactly how the RNC was forced to bare their teeth of evil in Tampa... the grassroots liberty minded used the rule of law to force their hand, and we did not blink when they feinted!

Await the outcome and know that you were all along, on the right track! Sound money preparation, defense of family, home and health, prepared to step into the void of confusion in the body politic, and thereby spread the fires of liberty!

Calm progress, unfazed by their huffing and puffing against the constitution, is exactly what the CFR and FED friends fear the most. All you see right now in the news is designed to distract you from the real picture. Listen to Dr. Paul for he is talking about the real picture!

The enemy of liberty needs confusion and distraction, calculated to lead people away from their birthright of freedom and liberty, slowly and voluntarily... they fear facing the issues of their own corruption and law violations straight on!

They fear actually having to fight right at the street level of freedom and liberty! It is a fight tyrants always lose!

The CFR will have to face their own perfidious demons stacked up against the reality of liberty's brush-fire, head on, but only if the grassroots remains focused on reality instead of the soaps in D.C.!

I cannot' stand to watch this

I cannot' stand to watch this man speak...he reminds me of Kermit the frog.

Reminds me of

Count Chocula.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.