Benghazi: Focus, focus, focus


Back in the olden days García Marquez managed to annoy Fidel Castro by writing a story called No One Writes to the Colonel. Today we can amuse ourselves by reading about the General’s 30,000 emails; General John Allen, that is, not Gen. Petraeus.

Are You Effing Kidding Me With This Right Now?

Jill Kelley, the woman who was (allegedly) threatened by Gen. Petraeus’s squeeze Paula Broadwell and who (apparently) started the FBI investigation that led to Petraeus’ ouster, who went to the FBI for help after the threats and then (allegedly) had a relationship with the FBI agent in charge of her own case, who (allegedly) sent her shirtless pics of himself, also (apparently, allegedly) had “compromising” communications with Gen. John Allen, the Big Damn Commander of our war effort in Afghanistan.

Good grief. America’s national security has been entrusted to the pledge committee at Delta Tau Chi.

But wait, the farcical plot thickens,

if you were thinking that what the story of the under-the-desk CIA director, the bunny-boiling biographer, the email-crazed Afghanistan commander, the CentCom socialite, and the shirtless FBI agent lacked was a “psychologically unstable twin sister” . . .

Your wish has been granted.


What’s with the beads?

Yes, after all this it may be hard to focus, focus, focus on the real questions,

The Petraeus scandal is a sideshow. Those of us who want to know what happened and why in Benghazi need to focus. Keep asking the basic questions. I have provided some of them and you can peruse the archive log for the many pieces on Benghazi.

Why was it Rice and not Clinton who appeared before the press? Who wrote the talking points for Ambassador Rice? What was the facility in Benghazi? If it was important, why wasn’t it protected? Why was the Ambassador there on 9/11? What was the meeting with the Turkish official about? Were we “walking guns” to Syria’s rebels? If so, is there any indication of Iranian or Syrian involvement in the attack? What did Secretary Clinton know and when? What did she do about it? What did Petraeus know and when? What did he do about it? What did Panetta know and when? What did he do about it? What did President Obama know and when? What did he tell the military, et al, to do? What did they do?

And THAT’s the real story.

Eric Holder Knew About Petraeus Probe Months Ago.

Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack

In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred.

The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi.

“He was looking forward to testifying,” a Petraeus friend told ABC News. “He wanted to be fully prepared.”

He’s ready; have him testify before Congress.

UPDATE,
Oh, fer cryin’ out loud, Why in God’s name does Angelina Jolie get photographed on the seventh-floor office of the CIA?

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5 Responses to “Benghazi: Focus, focus, focus”

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  2. jlh Says:

    Patience. The Powers-That-Be have yet to introduce us to the White Rabbit. These are the best story-tellers since Lewis Carroll. It’s Chicago Time.

  3. LibertyAtStake Says:

    Clinton has desk sex, lies about it, and speaks at Obama’s convention. Petraeus has desk sex and is sacrificed by Obama. It’s still all about Barry. Like Benghazi – ‘Heroes died, Obama lied’ – coming to a bumper sticker near you soon.

  4. Fausta Says:

    Indeed, Liberty. The CiC was excused but the general isn’t!

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