Was CIA Director Petraeus Set Up ‘Godfather Style’?

I’m a little suspicious of the sudden resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director based on an extra-marital affair he had. The resignation seems very well timed. This was certainly known before the election. It was Petraeus who gave what some consider to have been “misleading” testimony when he appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on September 14 about the Benghazi attack. Petraeus claimed that the attack was the result of an anti-Islam YouTube video despite an abundance of intelligence information that pointed to a preplanned terrorist assault on the anniversary of 9/11.

It gets even more interesting as The Weekly Standard reports the following:

“Obama administration officials have told reporters that Petraeus’s resignation means he will not testify before congressional oversight committees next week, as planned. This will not sit well with Republicans, who believe Petraeus is in a unique position to shed light on the intelligence on Benghazi before the attack, the decision-making during the attack and the misleading stories told after it.”

Why now and why no testimony? As I said, I’m suspicious.

I’m reminded of the film Godfather II. Pat Geary (played by G. D. Spradlin) is a senator from Nevada who’s almost as corrupt as Michael Corleone. Michael uses the senator’s moral failings to his advantage.

At the Corleone’s son’s First Communion celebration, the senator and his wife are in attendance. The senator accepts a generous donation from the Corleones for the local college in memory of Vito Corleone, Michael’s father and the original Godfather.

Soon after, the senator is in Michael’s private office. Senator Geary wants Michael to pay a bribe in return for a disputed gaming license at one of the casinos in Las Vegas. He tells Michael that he intends to “squeeze” the Corleone family for all he can get. He gives Michael a day to respond to his offer. As Geary is about to leave, Michael tells Geary that he is ready with his answer. He tells the senator that he wants the license for free and that he is to pay the $20,000 licensing fee out of his own pocket. Geary sneers and then leaves figuring he has Michael over a barrel.

It’s at this point that the Godfather goes into action in order to make it impossible for Senator Geary to oppose anything Michael will do:

Some time later, Geary spends the night with a prostitute in a brothel run by Michael's brother Fredo in the Nevada desert. Having suffered from an alcoholic blackout, he awakens in a bed covered in blood next to [a] woman, who is dead. Corleone family consigliere Tom Hagen arrives on the scene and tells a terrified Geary that since the woman has no family, the matter can be safely covered up. Hagen promises Geary, "All that will be left is our friendship." It is implied that the Corleones have engineered [the] situation, perhaps through drugging Geary. . . . Subsequently, it appears that the Corleones' "help" with the incident (in other words, blackmail) sways Geary to the Corleone family's side.

Was the Petraeus resignation “Godfather politics” in action? The FBI discovered the relationship by monitoring Petraeus' email on what was said to be “an unrelated matter.” The information about the emails came from “an official who is not authorized to comment publicly on the matter.” I find all of this very odd. Did Obama and Co. use this information to blackmail General Petraeus? Is there more to the story that Petraeus wants kept secret?

Again, I guess I’m just a little suspicious, especially about the part that he won’t be testifying about Benghazi.


About Gary DeMar
Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.
  • 66corky66

    Petraeus will end up like Jimmy Hoffa. He'll come up missing......

  • doulos

    Because I so distrust Obama and company, I too think the general was set up. I hope he comes clean now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

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  • Bubblegum199

    He better face up and tell the truth to the committee if he wants to regain his outstanding reputation. If he lies as Obama threatened him to do, he should still speak out the truth ad tell the courts what Obama and his crew are doing not only to him but to the American people.

  • 63Marine

    From all that's going on, it is way past time for another JFK action. Let it happen very soon before we all end up as "Subjects" of a muslim/communist dictater. As far as General Petraus, I feel he was threatened. He has the dirt on the administration and if he would have testified, he would blow the lid off the Bengausi issue. General, watch your back!!!
    I hope congress gets of their collective buts and impeaches that clown.
    Semper-Fi

  • Karen

    Question: Who is Obama going to select to be the next director of the CIA? A communist, a radical Muslim, or a militant homosexual? All three describe Obama---hmm

  • stonemike

    This little half breed punk is not worthy of cleaning the toilets in "our White House" and he just cant stand it , he continues to push the American people with his cheap Chicago mafia tricks! I predict he'll keep on until the American "exceptionalism"will devour him!

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    Audio Emerges of Dem Poll Watcher Getting Rid of GOP Inspectors: 'I Say What the Law Is!'

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003785449998 Charlotta Jones

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  • bhudda

    It has the Obama MO all over it . The first 2 politicians he beat were married then divorced and alledged sex scandal . He eliminated Herman CAIN sex scandal . Maybe we the people should find one of his jealous BOY friends and get a sex scandal going on him .

  • TheBitterClinger1

    If the General had not bedded another man's wife there would be no issue. Set up or not the General ruined more than just his career acting more like a high school boy than a full grown man. There are more than just a few men in their grave for messing with another man's wife.

  • Carol J

    To answer the title question here--------YES

  • darkcyder

    Hah- where's Geraldo when you need him? I suspect he's still sitting in that tunnel wondering why there was nothing in there.

  • Maria Andrews

    You bet he was.. and the name of the Godfather.. George Soras.. I'd bet on it!