The purge of Gen. Petraeus: This is how it's done!

The new day of flexibility is upon us: how the mighty can be brought to heel for implicating the Party or the Leader.

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2012 ― The People’s Cube resident expert on history of purges and show trials gives a sarcastic take on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus as seen through the eyes of a fictional Stalinist Politburo member, supposedly active in today’s U.S. politics.

By Ivan Betinov

The new day of flexibility is upon us. At last we can deal with the enemies the way enemies should be dealt with. This time we will get it right!

One of our first tasks is constant vigilance against enemies of the State and of the Leader. The Party is the vanguard of this vigil, ever-watchful for those who would slander the moral correctness of all State actions or the wisdom of the Leader’s decisions.

Previous incarnations of the progresive model have used crude methods of fear, imprisonment, and execution to combat the enemies of the State. Here is where we, the New Vanguard of the Revolution, are superior to those who have come before.

David Petraeus is a fine example of how the New Vanguard does business, as described in this AP story.

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and was thought to be a potential candidate for president.

First we demonstrate how even the mighty can be brought to heel for implicating the Party or the Leader, and at the same time take a slap at the Republicans: Who but they would likely nominate a soldier and spy-master?

Next, we show the magnanimity of the Leader in graciously allowing the offender to fall on his sword, then leave it to unnamed underlings to drag the corpse through the streets by its heels:

Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair in tendering his resignation, which President Barack Obama accepted Friday.

Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, a reserve Army officer, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss publicly the investigation that led to the resignation.

Then we remind all that We Are Watching You.

The FBI discovered the relationship by monitoring Petraeus’ emails, after being alerted Broadwell may have had access to his personal email account, two of the officials said.

Then we get to the reasons behind this fall from grace:

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell will serve as acting director, Obama said. Morell was the key CIA aide in the White House to President George W. Bush during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Set up the patsy and at the same time plant the seeds of guilt by association to explain why he too cannot be trusted:

“I am completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission,” Obama said.

Said mission being to deflect all blame from Benghazi from the White House and the Leader

The resignation comes at a sensitive time. The administration and the CIA have struggled to defend security and intelligence lapses before the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. It was an issue during the presidential campaign that ended with Obama’s re-election Tuesday.

Blame the political opposition for trying to politicize the issue to embarrass the Leader at a crucial time in his campaign.

The CIA has come under intense scrutiny for providing the White House and other administration officials with talking points that led them to say the Benghazi attack was a result of a film protest, not a militant terror attack. It has become clear that the CIA was aware the attack was distinct from the film protests roiling across other parts of the Muslim world.

Make it clear that all of the misinformation coming from the White House, the Party, and, most importantly, the Leader, was entirely due to lies told by Petraeus, and plant the meme that the only possible source of information was the CIA.

Carefully exclude any reference to State Department communications or the realtime intelligence feeds from operators on the ground and assets in the air streaming live to the White House Situation Room. Make sure that everyone knows that the administration was duped by an unfaithful husband who simply cannot be trusted.

Morell rather than Petraeus now is expected to testify at closed congressional briefings next week on the assault on the consulate in Benghazi, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Set up the patsy. Remember folks, he was appointed by Bush and was part of 9/11. If he tries to implicate the White House, the Party, or the Leader, he’s a dirty liar.

Now THAT’s how it’s DONE.

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With a whole lot of humor and an eye to the absurdities of poltics and politicans, Oleg Atbashian brings the news and views from The People's Cube to the Communities and you.

Born and raised in Ukraine, Oleg Atbashian has been a teacher, translator, construction worker, satirical journalist, and at one time a propaganda artist, creating visual agitprop for the local Party committee in Siberia. In 1994, he moved to the US with the hope of living in a country ruled by reason and common sense, and whose citizens were appreciative of constitutional rights and capitalist prosperity. To his dismay, he discovered a nation deeply infected by the leftist disease of "progressivism" that was arresting true societal progress. He started writing satire again, this time in English, publishing a large number of essays, political parodies, and cartoons, in various media in America and around the world.

In 2005 Oleg Atbashian started ThePeoplesCube.com, a forum-based spoof of "progressive" ideology with a loyal conservative/libertarian following, which he runs under the name of "Comrade Red Square, People's Director, Department of Visual Agitation and Unanimity." Rush Limbaugh described it on his show as "a Stalinist version of The Onion." The site contains thousands of hilarious, original satires and graphics by contributors from all parts of the US and the English-speaking world.

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