The Young Turks are talking about the head of the CIA’s totally unexpected departure: ‘CIA Director David H. Petraeus, the retired four-star general widely commended for his oversight of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned from his position due to an extramarital affair. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus wrote in a letter today to Central Intelligence Agency employees. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.” Petraeus, 60, said President Barack Obama accepted his resignation today. White House staff learned about Petraeus’s resignation and affair on Nov. 7, the day after Obama’s re- election to a second term, according to a person familiar with the disclosure. Petraeus offered his resignation yesterday in a meeting with Obama at the White House, said the person, who requested anonymity to discuss internal matters.”* Cenk Uygur, Michael Shure (Political Correspondent- TYT, Current TV), and John Iadarola (Host, TYTUniversity) discuss the sudden resignation. Is this the end of Petraeus’ speculated political ambitions? Should we even care if he had an affair? (9 Nov 2012)’.
On the other hand, on the interwebz one can read this on the facebook page Syrian Truth: ‘Syrian Truth l Mr. Ghaleb Kandil [, a Lebanese journalist] wrote on his page – General David Petraeus resigned after he failed in Syria. Whatever the media says, this is the core reason, and any other reasons given are made to protect him from accountability. He is the person behind the “soft force” and “war by agency” theories. The result, a huge failure, and Syria is victorious over the American empire which was defeated in an indirect world war, and now is unable to shift to a military attack that may launch a universal war, as per Kissinger himself. Glory for Syria, its people, army, and its leader Bashar Al Assad’.
We are really living in strange days . . . also on facebook, a self-confessed American mercenary called Matthew VanDyke, for instance, explains why the war against the Assad regime is in the American interest: “In #Aleppo, #Syria watching #election on #CNN. Syrians generally prefer #Romney over #Obama because they believe that Romney might help Syria and they are disappointed that Obama isn’t helping them. However, they don’t seem to have much confidence that either candidate will actually help them. I already voted by absentee ballot before I left the USA (I am not saying whom I voted for, I don’t publicly discuss my domestic political views)”.
On his twitter account, this person describes himself as a ‘Freedom fighter + POW in Libyan Civil War. Africa + Middle East Expert, Filmmaker, Photographer, NGO director. Tweet rumors + inside info from region’.
 Cfr. “Syrian Truth | English” facebook. https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/syrian.truth.e; “Ghaleb Kandil” facebook. https://www.facebook.com/gkandil.
 “Matthew VanDyke” facebook. https://www.facebook.com/sitanbul#!/pages/Matthew-VanDyke/102993809826639.