Breaking: CIA Director Petraeus Resigning

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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Who, Barry?




posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
i'll add further to this and say that Patraeus is about as close to an Eisenhower as we've had since.

what was it he 'warned' us about back in the day. :shk:
If true, does anyone know what Patraeus might be trying to say? Eisenhower at least gave a good bye speech about the MIC.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by xedocodex
Why are people surprised cabinet level positions will change in Obama's second term?

They always do.


His reason for leaving at this point in time are what makes one wonder.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

The house cleaning and exodus begins. The fallout of Benghazi I would think.

Next will likely be Hillary IMO.

~Heff


Hillary already announced she would resign after the election, a long time ago.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by Jaellma
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The military has rules and doctrines governing extramarital affairs and consequences. I wouldn't see why the Director of the CIA should be exempt to similar rules.



The CIA is not the military. They don't play by those rules. If the Head of the CIA can't keep at least one mistress quiet then I seriously doubt his qualifications.

No, I agree with this others. This stinks of a cover story.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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HA! Made me think...Bill Clinton didn't leave for "not having sexual relations" with Monica via a Cuban...cigar!

second....



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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THe Resignation letter:


HEADQUARTERS

Central Intelligence Agency

9 November 2012

Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.

As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of our Nation’s Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard. Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that.

Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end.

Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.

With admiration and appreciation,

David H. Petraeus


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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by xedocodex
Why are people surprised cabinet level positions will change in Obama's second term?

They always do.


His reason for leaving at this point in time are what makes one wonder.


Honestly, any type of action within this administration is going to cause some people to scream cover up and conspiracy.

I just love how the Right Wing is all cool with affairs now.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by OneisOne
 
The military has rules and doctrines governing extramarital affairs and consequences. I wouldn't see why the Director of the CIA should be exempt to similar rules.



Well, it's 32 CFR 147.6, Guidance D.

Also from the adjudicator's desk reference.

And if you screw around, they'll generally toss CTIP at you as well.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
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Who, Barry?


HUH? you know lol



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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No, I agree with this others. This stinks of a cover story.


A cover story of what?

What is it that you think resigning will protect him from?



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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Like I said, the facts speak for themselves



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by antonia

The CIA is not the military. They don't play by those rules. If the Head of the CIA can't keep at least one mistress quiet then I seriously doubt his qualifications.

No, I agree with this others. This stinks of a cover story.
And by stating that it was because an affair, the POTUS couldn't try and talk him into staying. Why else would a High Ranking guy like this publically release an e-mail that talks about an affair.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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I am not cool with affairs, lol

I just think the timing is odd and there is more to this



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Soo... He really was General "Betraeus" at least to his wife

Im sure its already been said but oh well.

Btw, im kinda hazy on who said that, was it pelosi?
edit on 11/9/2012 by Juggernog because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by OneisOne
So he's leaving the CIA because having an affair is unacceptable.


Anyone that high up in government can't be in a position where they are blackmailable. By having an affair, he was putting himself in a vulnerable position to enemy blackmail. His resignation was the correct thing to do for national security reasons.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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What other high ranking officers are a threat to Barry?
Lets see who's next
edit on 11/9/2012 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by xedocodex
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What is it that you think resigning will protect him from?


It's not about protection. If the ship is sinking and you know it then what are you going to do? He is to go before Congress on the 15th. It's likely he would lose his job anyway as the GOP will be out for blood since they lost.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by xedocodex
Why are people surprised cabinet level positions will change in Obama's second term?

They always do.


His reason for leaving at this point in time are what makes one wonder.


Also the fact that he keeps saying, it has nothing to do with Benghazi and the 3 current investigations into Benghazi, that he will be called to testify in....

Des



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
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Who, Barry?


OH yes Barry, I am sorry I misunderstood your post






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