• Petraeus, Hillary, Benghazi and WTF

    November 13, 2012

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    Posted in: Embassy/State, Libya


    While the hearings on what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and elsewhere on the Hill this week are being held behind closed doors, and while SecState-in-Wanting John Kerry as chair is on board to make sure nothing too bad happens, what we do know continues to suggest the cesspool in Washington has no bottom.



    Exit Petraeus

    David Petraeus’ political assassination last week has taken him off the stage as effectively as any sniper’s round. Conveniently timed to drop just a few days after Obama’s re-election (and on a Friday before a three day weekend to boot, sorry Mitt), in one fell swoop a fall guy is crowned for whatever went wrong in Benghazi, Hillary’s virgin status is preserved for 2016 and at no extra charge a potential Republican candidate is shredded. Not a bad day’s work for our FBI. And of course, most immediately, Petraeus won’t be allowed to testify before the Senate to cover his own philandering butt on Libya. People have learned a lot about how to do these kinds of things since the messy demise of Vince Foster.

    New CIA Renditions?

    As part of the gift that seems to keep giving, we now can go back and examine Petraeus’ snooki, Paula Broadwell, and see what she has been saying in new light. Overnight she has gone from pretend journalist to oracle into the deepest secrets at the CIA. And what might those be?

    How about this: On October 26 Broadwell told an audience at the University of Denver that the CIA annex at the Benghazi consulate came under assault on September 11 because it had earlier “taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back.”

    Another source says that prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were also brought to the CIA’s Benghazi location. CIA, as expected, denies everything.

    Woooo, holy mother of Christ on toast! Knowing now that Broadwell had access to Petraeus’ top secret pillow talk, her “speculative” statement becomes serious stuff. It tells us without a doubt that the September attack was aimed at the CIA (which this blog called way back then without having to had slept with anyone) not Ambassador Stevens, that the White House and Susan Rice damn well knew the attack was unrelated to the anti-Muslim video and worst of all, that the CIA is back in/still in the kidnapping and rendition business.

    The latter is major stuff people. The CIA was kidnapping dudes in Libya? To do what with them? Torture/interrogate them locally and then release them? Render them to some outside secret site? What other sites? What the hell are those bad boys (still) doing in our name?

    Where in the World is Hillary?

    Just prior to the re-election of Barack Obama, lickspittle Hillary proudly proclaimed that she would assume full responsibility for what happened in Benghazi.

    So with that statement of full responsibility, one would assume that Hillary will be up on the Hill this week, adding her insight and responsibility into the Senate’s Libya hearings, right?

    Wrong Skippy.

    Hillary is off to Australia to pimp for money to prop up America’s overweight defense structure in Asia. And don’t ask her for next week either, because she’ll be “on travel.” And also don’t expect to hear any testimony from any Libyans, either.

    From Friday’s State Department press briefing:

    MS. NULAND: Matt, they’ve asked for closed hearings, closed briefings; that’s what we’re complying with.

    QUESTION: The Secretary won’t appear before any of these committees?

    MS. NULAND: The Secretary has not been asked to appear. They’ve asked for the individuals that are coming.

    QUESTION: Would she be willing to fly back from Australia to appear?

    MS. NULAND: Again, she has not been asked to appear. She was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that she’ll be on travel next week.

    QUESTION: Are you aware that any Libyans will be called to the hearings to be talked to?

    MS. NULAND: That sounds like a question for the Hill. I’m not aware of any panels other than the government panels.

    QUESTION: But you have not been asked to facilitate any visas or anything like this for –

    MS. NULAND: To my knowledge, no.

    QUESTION: — maybe some Libyan officials?

    MS. NULAND: No.


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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      If I was a conspiracy nut, this scenario will play well with the FOX popu-LIE and give “Bubba” David Betray-US the boost to beat Hillary in 2016. If King David married Paula, that would even be better.

      btw- isn’t Rice-erroni slated to replace Hillary as SecState?

      11/13/12 2:51 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Hasn’t this all played out long ago in Biblical folklore? People making unenlightened self interest decisions due to pathological ambition (Paula seeing herself as first lady by 2016 perhaps?). There is an arrested and deformed emotional core in virtually all the players. There are no exceptions. Like the early Christians it is time for sane and caring humans to decouple from empire in any way possible.

      11/13/12 3:19 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      3

      But this is better than watching it on IMAX and without the sticky floors.

      11/13/12 3:29 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      4

      The good news is the Betray-US scandal will likely put a knife in the back of our over-classified leaky government. The investigative leaks alone – we know how Betray-US and his mistress hid their e-mail love notes and the shirtless FBI eye-spy sextexts – will overwhelm the FBI’s ability to keep a lid on it.

      Betray-US reportedly thought he could stay on at the CIA as he believed the FBI would keep a lid on it.

      11/13/12 4:08 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Fall of Rome, the sequel: In his swearing in, the Emperor has no clothes and Paula is giving him lip service.

      http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2012/11/12/fall-of-the-house-of-petraeus/

      11/13/12 4:39 PM | Comment Link

    • jim hruka said...

      6

      PVB,
      If DP leaked, in the intel sense then will we bring charges against him as we did with Manning and Kirakou?
      jim

      11/13/12 5:14 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      7

      Old fart says “Not that there is anything wrong with that” –

      http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/13/petraeus_situation_you_asked_i_answer

      http://usmilitary.about.com/od/punitivearticles/a/mcm1342.htm

      Ricks is just pissed Paula didn’t do him. Yeech.

      11/13/12 5:23 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Peter wrote
      quote:”…what we do know continues to suggest the cesspool in Washington has no bottom.”unquote

      On the contrary Peter..there is. But dooood..how sweet it is. Watching the cesspool pond scum devouring the cockroaches makes my day and it feels great. Fucking great. In fact..this calls for a toast.

      Congratulations ‘Merica. You’ve finally reached the farthest depths of the cesspool. Not only have you become an accomplice to a regime of depraved murdering psychopaths…your appetite for trite indiscretions of the political/military elite while ignoring their murdering debauchery testifies to your excruciating slow spiral to the bottom of this vile, festering pustule of filth. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own squalid, profane and morally challenged existence.

      Ok, where was I? Oh yeah….
      quote:”…and worst of all, that the CIA is back in/still in the kidnapping and rendition business.” unquote

      Geewhiz..whuda thunk? I’d submit the rat’s are jumpin ship as I type. On the bright side…anyone in the CIA whose got ideas bout writin a book this time might wanna take a raincheck ..cause I gotta funny feeling soma those critters in Congress is gonna get REAL nasty.. now that they know they were kept outta the loop.. Of course..it’ll all be behind closed doors so..move on folks. Nothin to see here. BTW…did I mention stench?

      11/13/12 6:23 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      All this “Paula” sex stuff coincidence is hard to swallow.

      http://www.americanpolitics.com/101497PaulaJonesUpdate.html

      11/13/12 6:33 PM | Comment Link

    • Eric Hodgdon said...

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      67 years and no end in sight.
      When will the shout be heard? most likely never. The acceptance of subservience continues.
      The degeneracy of federal agencies continue.

      Employees quiver in fear, not willing to expose what is illegal, wrong, bad, misguided, mean, or perhaps un-Constitutional – whatever that means.

      Yet, decent citizens encourage decent federal employees to consider their legal and extra-legal liabilities if they do not report crimes inside their specific agency. Decent employees are welcomed as hero’s of the Homeland. Why, a new medal must be created, the ‘Hero of the Homeland’

      Why even PVB may receive one such distinguished medal. Who else must also receive one?

      Ellsberg?
      Manning?
      Kiriakou?

      11/14/12 5:41 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      11

      11/14/12 1:58 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      I think I know now who tampered with the first draft of the Benghazi attack talking points. Rose Mary Woods’s grand daughter who is now secretary to Obama.

      11/17/12 9:24 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer- come on! Lay off on the airhead Broadwell. She’s just- well, a dumb broad.

      11/18/12 11:20 PM | Comment Link

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