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Petraeus colleague tells how Paula
Broadwell ‘got her claws into him’

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/10/2012 1:45:07 PM

A colleague of disgraced former CIA director David Petraeus offers some revealing details on how Paula Broadwell ‘got her claws into him.’[Snip] ‘The timing of the rumors of the administration throwing him under the bus after the election is suspect, but in the end I believe she got her claws--so to speak--in him,’ that source said. ´He had enough honor to know that a cover-up is much worse than a public admission. ‘As a result, I think he can recover and continue to be a player on the national stage, but she´s toast. Her reputation is unrecoverable, in my opinion.’ Petraeus was caught by

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I´m already tired of this but we need to keep at it so we can keep asking this question:

What is President Kevlar doing right now that requires such a massive change of subject in the MSM and elsewhere?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 11/10/2012 2:04:31 PM     (No. 9005435)

He could have, indeed. He should have known better. Imagine- risking it all for a POA, now matter how appealing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/10/2012 2:07:50 PM     (No. 9005440)

Agree with above. I bet his wife can hardly believe that this man, who had meticulously crafted his career, public image so wisely for 40 YEARS threw it all away for some bimbo.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/10/2012 2:11:27 PM     (No. 9005442)

There is simply no way the White House hasn´t known about this affair from almost the beginning. The most likely place for it to have begun is in Afghanistan- both far from home and their spouses, he´s sharing personal information with her for the book, they are spending too much time together because of the lack of other alternatives for a social life. It´s the classic formula for falling off the fidelity wagon. I suspect his staff was buzzing with rumors about the two of them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/10/2012 2:12:12 PM     (No. 9005443)

The phrase "got her claws into him" suggests that he was helpless in the matter, which I´m sure wasn´t the case.

Any time a situation like this arises (you should pardon the expression), I wonder: "Was it worth it? Was it REALLY worth it?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/10/2012 2:16:52 PM     (No. 9005455)

I don´t think it was claws. And the colleague might need a review of human anatomy.

Setting: there is a hot babe with access to a general 24/7. She asks questions about his life, the more intimate the better. Even at night she is still nearby, only yards away. The wife is far away, the husband is far away.

Make a guess.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jackie, 11/10/2012 2:20:59 PM     (No. 9005460)

FTA...The racy communications between the four-star general and Broadwell were uncovered when the FBI began an investigation after suspecting corruption between the pair.

call me stupid but what had they done for the FBI to suspect corruption between them and THEN dig into email ( began an investigation after suspecting corruption)... What did they suspect the CIA Director of doing? They looked at the email after this it looks like to me... Seems like the FBI was doing some dirty work for Obama and Holder...
this is fishy...way more to this and if the General wants to save what honor he thinks he has left...he will spill the beans on all he knows of the traitorous POS in the WH..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nicholveski, 11/10/2012 2:21:20 PM     (No. 9005461)

As a retired military, can somewhat relate to what actually happens many times. Service member is stationed where there is a large male to female ratio. Years ago I was stationed in the VA-NC area (1950+60´ [DELETED by LCom Staff] city, have seen "dogs and sailors keep off the grass"). Many time a striking male military member would marry aa local girl. Whom he probably would not have married if he was stationed in say St. Louis, Cleveland, Dallas. Then when the service member rotated to like one of the aforementioned areas. Where a Paula B. comes along, the marriage many times ends up in divorce or affairs. Don´t get upset, I am stating reality.

We never allow bad language like that here. LCom Staff.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/10/2012 2:24:33 PM     (No. 9005464)

What #5 said. A so-called honey trap wouldn´t work if one refused to participate. There will always be females like her. A wise man - a man of good character - avoids them like the plague.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/10/2012 2:29:03 PM     (No. 9005472)

got her claws into him ... but ...

After being sworn in as CIA Director on September 6th, 2011, Broadwell broke up with Petraeus, but he continued to pursue her, sending her thousands of emails over the last few months - raising questions about his judgement which led in part to his resignation.

And, he can recover but her reputation is ruined? Can we all say together: Double Standard.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/10/2012 2:35:19 PM     (No. 9005481)

Excuse the second post, but that´s a very good point, #10. Elsewhere it´s been stated that Broadwell, or someone pretending to be Broadwell, accessed Petraeus´s email account to send harassing messages to various parties. Why would she do that if she initiated the break-up? Usually it´s the rejected lover who does the stalking and harassing.

And yes...it is a double standard to say that his rep can recover but hers is ruined. Why? They´re equally complicit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/10/2012 2:38:53 PM     (No. 9005491)

I still believe Hillary Clinton´s fat stubby fingers are all over this situation.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pomom, 11/10/2012 2:49:05 PM     (No. 9005513)

Having worked for the A.F. for 34 years, the best advice he ever gave me on temptation in the workplace was, ´´never insert they rod in they staff.´´ He was a fighter pilot and was hit on all the time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/10/2012 2:49:07 PM     (No. 9005514)

One observation about the pictures of Holly Petraeus:

She appears as the one lovely, shining example of goodness and decency in this sordid tale.
My prayers for her and her family.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/10/2012 2:58:47 PM     (No. 9005529)

General Eisenhower, a boyhood hero of mine, succumbed to his passions with Kay Summersby, his driver and aide during WWII. Thanks be to God, it did him no obvious permanent harm, and he served as one of our most honorable Presidents. Most men, unlike the Saints who have posted on this thread, are imperfect. Testosterone driven men like General Petraeus are particularly vulnerable. That testosterone by the way is what makes them great battle commanders. Given the services he has rendered to the Nation, I think it is shameful and indecent to so quickly throw him to the dogs.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/10/2012 3:01:36 PM     (No. 9005534)

Sometimes there´s another shoe to drop. Maybe that´s why he decided to get out of Dodge before sundown.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: postaway, 11/10/2012 3:18:59 PM     (No. 9005565)

#8, what are you saying? Are you saying that Holly Patraeus is a dog her husband picked as a wife because there weren´t very many viable alternatives? She was the daughter of the Superintendent of West Point while he was there and they got engaged while he was still a cadet. His hometown is right next door, literally, to West Point and USMA is about an hour north of New York City. And before a member of the military achieves flag rank the spouses are closely vetted, as well, for the ability to carry out the duties which will befall them and to conduct themselves in a manner befitting. I would say that Holly Patraeus served her husband well and faithfully.

On a different note, if David Patraeus sent Paula Broadwell thousands of emails after she broke up with him they were probably business about the book she was writing. This article seems to suggest that they were salacious which would indicate to me that he was mentally and/or emotionally unstable. I mean really cuckoo like the woman who stalked the astronaut, which I highly doubt.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/10/2012 3:24:47 PM     (No. 9005584)

Now let´s get every manjack on the internet to track reggie love and bammy´s emails. I do also wonder how much that female dog was paid to do a whole book on supposed affair.
On second thought, I doubt if bammy is smart or capable of starting a computer.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/10/2012 3:36:30 PM     (No. 9005601)

Horse Feathers! It takes two to tango, DM Staff! The General is a grown family man who had to know better! Civilized, intelligent, commanders simply do not do this! They never allow themselves to fall into this position. Now, go back and look at Eisenhower, Patton, Montgomery- they all did it! They are dynamo magnets of high power and draw women to them like stink draws flies. Yet, other great Generals kept their peckers zipped!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 11/10/2012 3:44:39 PM     (No. 9005618)

Petraeus is "disgraced" and Horndog William Jefferson Clinton is worshipped to this day. Go figure.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/10/2012 3:58:26 PM     (No. 9005641)

I want to know why our leaders failed our people in BenGazzara. I don´t give a hoot about David and Paula. And by the way how has MSM found all this dirt so fast, but can´t find Barry´s college transcripts?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: suejeanne, 11/10/2012 4:29:18 PM     (No. 9005695)

Angelina Jolie set to play the role of Paula Broadwell in upcoming movie to be produced by Harvey Weinstein . . .

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Tlyons1, 11/10/2012 4:37:16 PM     (No. 9005715)

Goodness.. #18..... That´s really funny!!!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/10/2012 5:45:42 PM     (No. 9005841)

All the general had to do was resist. That shouldn´t be too difficult for an honorable man.

Maybe Holly is calling him General Betrayus now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/10/2012 5:59:36 PM     (No. 9005879)

Above poster makes a good point. The e-mails he sent might not all have been of the romantic variety. Many might have had to do with the book she was writing about him.

Regardless, JournOList has their marching orders and destroying Petraeus is all part of deflecting from the Benghazi atrocity.

Justice for the Benghazi 4. Never let it slip through the cracks.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rael, 11/10/2012 6:04:50 PM     (No. 9005892)

It´s funny that so many of the women here don´t understand. If you aren´t making yourself attractive to your husband, and a hot woman almost half his age comes along and starts throwing herself at him, guess what happens?
I also wonder how many of those women who don´t understand did the exact same thing when they were younger, throwing themselves at some other woman´s boyfriend to try and steal him away.
This is nothing more than standard human behavior.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/10/2012 6:07:33 PM     (No. 9005897)

She couldn´t get her claws into him if he wasn´t easy to grip. As many posters here have pointed out, it takes two to tango.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/10/2012 6:14:19 PM     (No. 9005915)

There´s more to this-new info says they were caught because a third party--another woman..was getting threatening emails from Paula. She contacted the FBI and the rest.....


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Reply 28 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/10/2012 6:58:36 PM     (No. 9006001)

Hey, I got an idea...Petraeus for President!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: anonymous, 11/10/2012 7:03:53 PM     (No. 9006013)

There´s something about Paula Broadwell that I don´t like. I think it might be the way she flaunts her arms a la Michelle Obama. The way she stares at the camera gives me the irrits, too.

I think what you might have is the classic case of a woman who´s selling herself. Sell, sell, sell...whether by body or book.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: cym rhondda, 11/10/2012 8:06:56 PM     (No. 9006096)



#21. Nevadadad46, ...Now, go back and look at Eisenhower, Patton, Montgomery- they all did it!

We knew that Eisenhower had an ongoing affair with a female English staff member, but perhaps you would be willing to enlighetn us with a reference to where Patton or Montgomery were ever accused of such activity.

If such information is lacking, then we can only summise that you have publicly engaged in a scandalous slander. Thanks.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/10/2012 8:28:21 PM     (No. 9006128)

Both parties to this affair are graduates of the US Military Academy commonly known as West Point. Mr. Petraeus is a retired 4 star general officer in the US Army, and Mrs. Broadwell is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve. They used to have an honor code at West Point that a cadet would not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do; along with the tenets of duty, honor, country. It also used to be considered that if an officer cheated on his wife, that he would also cheat on the Army.

If this affair was going on in Afghanistan when Mr. Petraeus was on active duty, it was in contravention of UCMJ provisions that prohibit adultery by officers of the Armed Forces, the violation of which has ended the military careers of a lot of officers over the years.

I don´t think that you can call Mr. Petraeus a "disgraced" person at this stage, as we do not yet know the whole story as to why he apparently "outed" himself at this time. There is a reason that he did that, as he could have resigned for "personal reasons" and left it at that. He may well go on to become a university president, or to some big job with some think tank or corporation we will have to wait and see.

The reason that the FBI was in on this is because the FBI is responsible for counterintelligence operations inside the USA. A person holding the job of Director, CIA is naturally a target of foreign intelligence agencies, and it is the job of the FBI to know about such targeting when it happens.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/11/2012 12:51:06 PM     (No. 9007280)

The "source" for this article does not understand women very well if he compares Paula to Paula Jones. Perhaps he can´t get past the name Paula. This sounds more like Monica to me. Paula Jones, remember, resisted Billy Jeff. After the full wrath of the U.S. Government including the IRS was brought down upon her head, she cheapened herself with the Playboy spread, but she did NOT initiate a sexual affair with Clinton, no matter how he, his harridan wife Hillary, and their evil minions portrayed the story.

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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/9/2014 6:57:56 PM     Post Reply
Although the news media and Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is “America’s most prolific serial killer,” said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote funding for a movie about Gosnell. “Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer,” says Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. “For more than three decades he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
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Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 12:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Official: Stephen Colbert is the new host of CBS’ Late Show. Release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s


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