It's day four of the David Petraeus scandal, which started on Friday when the CIA Director and retired General announced he was stepping down from the position due to an extramarital affair. Shortly after, fingers were pointed at his biographer, and mistress, Paula Broadwell. The timing, right after a national election, is suspect and raises all sorts of questions about the September 11, 2012, attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya and what sort of classified information Petraeus may have been sharing with Broadwell as pillow talk. Also, there's the whole using Gmail as a CIA Director thing, a fundamental breach of basic national security protocol.
But look: We know you don't come to BroBible to read about that stuff. Other online news organizations are doing a hell of a job with their reporting on Petraeus Gate. So I wanted to share something originally put together by Foreign Policy magazine. It's a collection of conspiracy theories flying around Twitter by people who can't spell "Petraeus." I laughed out loud at the one speculating Angeline Jolie is involved in some sort of foreign relations conspiracy with Petraeus. Hey, maybe the guy thought Salt was a documentary? Unintentional humor at its best.
Petrayus retires due to cheeting, now a lockheed exec does too. Its a convenient excuse prior to Obama induced layoffs— klaatu barda nikto (@klaatu) November 10, 2012
The woman who"outed" Petraeous affair was FBI agent in Holder's DOJ? Now isn't that special?! @natenquirer What a Coincidence! Investigate!— Jana Shellman (@wishladya) November 10, 2012
#nowWithAlex ..GOP hopefuls for 2016 may have wanted Petraus neutralized as a candidate.— Jim Devaney (@XIXthLegion) November 12, 2012
Must remember that this administration murders people without a thought about. Petraeous is on the kill list if he testifies. Had to do it.— Salt (@captainanglin) November 9, 2012
Paula Broadwell could be Gen. Petraus' daughter. No, really. She looks exactly like him.— Priscilla Jones (@PatriotWriter) November 12, 2012
Petraeous affair was known for many months. Obama forced it out now to distract from all his other shady deals. Sandy, Benghazi, gun running— Bob D Caterino (@Caterino) November 12, 2012
Wow .. Obama forces David Petraeous out of CIA so he cant testify on Benghazi attacks ! Good job America !— Georgia Boy ® (@JustAGaBoy) November 9, 2012
Why is Angeline Jolie a member of Council on Foreign Relations and hangs out at the CIA with Petraus? j.mp/RSP4j4— Charles Edward Frith (@charlesfrith) November 12, 2012