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Gen. Petraeus Felled By “Icarus Syndrome” And Big Brother

lspooner Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 5:26 AM
Isn't it funny that you can lie to Congress, torture, murder, commit war crimes, drop bombs on weddings and funerals, and assassinate Americans without judicial oversight, but screw some start-struck sycophant and then they get you. By the way, if Petraeus gave Broadwell top secret info that exceeded the category of classificationfor the information that Bradley Manning gave Wikileaks, why is it that Petraeus isn't being charged with releasing classified information? Once again we see a two-tiered justice system that American will only be able to end through violent revolt and the charging of treason and the execution of our criminal elite. Petraeus allowed Iraqis to be tortured to death and then threw Lyndee England under a bus for putting

Retired, four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus is paying the price for his hubris in much the same way as did the mythical figure Icarus who, like Petraeus, thought himself invincible but discovered otherwise when he flew too close to the sun before crashing back to earth. The now-retired CIA Director flew not too close to the sun, but rather ignored basic rules of secrecy, and ran afoul of the virtually limitless powers of surveillance we have placed in the hands of the FBI and other government agencies.

Like former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer before him, Petraeus’ sexual peccadillos were unmasked...