Military types seem to have a peculiar straight-forward sort of innocence that reminds me of pet predators like cats and dogs. Killing is part of the package, but it is just about the business of staying alive, not even the main part.
Spies, on the other hand, play with their catch a lot more and that is what they are about. They do better if things are constantly in an uproar and there is a lot of confusion and suffering. It is just easier to get information if people are upset and vulnerable.
These differences usually mean that regular military are at least somewhat distrustful of spies. Military do rely on information to do their job and even have their own spies. This makes them dependent on spies to do their job well. It makes for a sort of got-to-have-them but wish-we-didn't situation.
One of the problem with using spies, is that you never know when they will turn on you. I know a lot of "loyal" spies won't like the above statement, but whether a spy intends to turn on the people who use them is not important. It is more the perception. Besides, if you are a loyal spy, admit it, most of your compatriots are not like you.
Spies essentially lie for a living. This has to engender a certain amount of distrust even in the people who depend on them.
Not all spies are assassins and vice versa, but they hang out together a lot. If spies aren't assassins, they hire them. Thinking of this reminds me of King David of Biblical fame. He had his own spy and assassin.
If someone became a serious problem to King David, he sent out his assassin and they were killed.
There was not a lot of hemming and hawing about it. People who were problems became dead. I found it especially interesting that King David was not chastised for this sort of activity. That meant it was not morally wrong for him to have an assassin kill people.
Okay, now back to Petraeus. having a general in charge of spies is kind of strange. Having a general who is in charge of spies resign because of doing something that makes him vulnerable to blackmail seems kind of predictable, but what do I know?
Many of the spooks that I have known have said things along the lines of, "Everyone eventually does something they can be blackmailed over." Very few people are perfectly behaved, so I guess they are right.
The ones that spies can't blackmail are those who are honest enough to do what they think is right in spite of someone threatening to blackmail them. In that case it can achieve the same ends if that person is rendered ineffective by a scandal, or they resign.
I think somebody was trying to blackmail Petraeus, and that is why he resigned. I believe that the 1% were trying to get Petraeus to help in their plan to kill off the majority of the human race that they consider disposable.
The following text is from the Georgia Guidestones:
The following text is some of the ideas of the 1%.
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
You will note that the population they think should be on the earth is less than the current population of 7,051,439,664. In other words, they want to kill off over seven billion of the rest of us.
Some of the rest of it may sound good, but once you know how those are being interpreted, you probably won't like them much better than number 1.
Petraeus would have been offered a bribe or bribes first. Not taking them, would have caused the 1% to fall back on blackmail. Even being head spook for the CIA, it is unlikely the 1% would have shared their intentions with Petraeus. They don't do that with many, but don't hide their intentions from the rest of us either. They count on us choosing to remain ignorant.
I have not made that choice, but too many have. It is very disappointing and discouraging. I hope some of my readers will choose to give up the ignorance choice.