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As if losing CIA director David Petraeus over having an affair last week wasn't enough - now Washington's chief commander in Afghanistan has become embroiled in the same scandal.
Petraeus stood-down last Friday after admitting to infidelity. Former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon says that Petraeus' downfall could be the result of infighting within the intelligence community.
Originally posted by Dreine
My consiracy theory angle on this...
Petraeus had no affair. He knew too much about Benghazi and got scared, so he plea bargained to leave the CIA under the cover of a personal issue that most of the media would accept at face value. By being a private citizen again he can invoke the 5th Amendment and not have to testify before Congress about what happened at the consulate.
I fully believe GEN Petraeus feared for his life and the safety of his family and scapegoated himself.
***Once again... this is MY consipiracy theory... pretty possible it's completely wrong, just putting it out there***
Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify at a closed-door session of Congress to answer questions about September's terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, but he will likely also be asked about new revelations that his alleged mistress Paula Broadwell is suspected of storing classified military material, at her home
Originally posted by Violater1
Regarding your misleading title "Iran Hawk Petraeus," he is not a hawk but a man
who would kiss the backside of any Middle Easterner with power. That's why B. Hussein Obama liked him.
The incompetent General Betrayus said nothing when Penetta disarmed US Marines!
More reasons to rejoice that this turn coat has been kicked out
ricochet.com...edit on 14-11-2012 by Violater1 because: (no reason given)