Skip to comments.Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal
Posted on 05/12/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 12, 2013
Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps. Of course, the public briefing came after a private session with reporters who matter, a sure sign the White House is in full hunker-down mode and, more precisely, terrified.
Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points. Fully. That is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA, he said.
For the record, this is what the CIA generated:
Since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants. That line was stricken: Everything was fine there fine fine fine.
And: We do know that Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda participated in the attack. That line, too, was deleted by someone. Instead, this was inserted: There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
.........this scandal is just beginning. And the White House has picked a very bad scapegoat: the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA follows RFKs edict: Dont get mad, get even. And when the CIA gets even, it isnt pretty.
With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the former director forced to resign after a sex scandal, is a dangerous man to the Obama administration. Mad and intent on getting even, hes already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were useless and that he preferred not to use them at all. The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown...
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What has Patreaus got to loose at this point?
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Could Jay sit down after his creampie?
I think not.
The General has some serious explaining to do.
You know what really angers me, smoothsailing-
According to this article, Issa is saying that Obama and Hillary are not targets, which to me seems preposterous.
I do not want to jump the gun on this and get angry about it too early, but I have really had my fill of wimp republicans.
It seemed obvious that Petreaus was being blackmailed to go along with the White House version of the attack. He did what anyone who is being blackmailed should do, if they can, simply announce the dirty laundry and resign.
It’s much better to take the consequences of a personal indiscretion than lie under oath about Benghazi and go down with an impeached president.
Curl sees way more in this than I do. I didn’t think Carney seemed ashen, scared, worried or much different at all. Did he seem worried? Did I just miss it?
I doubt Petraeus will offer up anything useful. I don’t have faith in these people any longer.
Full blown by Friday?...I’m doubting it but hope they prove me wrong.
Weird. I start calling Paid “Midway Carney” barker by his true idiom, to illustrate the primary motivation behind his cheap suit act and New everyone is following.
Happy Benghazi Dam Break...may the shiite hit the fan!
my perhaps overly optimistic view of what Issa is saying here is that the investigation into Benghazi isn’t a political witch hunt meant to have consequences for political purposes. Instead Issa is saying the investigation is about actually finding out the truth about what happened the night four Americans were killed in Benghazi and why the American people were lied to about its root cause.
Issa has got to say that now. Ultimately, Obama gave the order to stand down. The responsibility is his. Issa knows that. He is going to inflict the death of a thousand cuts. This is just beginning. Let the chips fall.
“20 hours or so to get there.” I guess since it was “the middle of the night” the military would have to wait until the next business day to respond. God save us.
I understand why Issa would say that. He’s building a case. Why give away the ending?
He sure does, but I bet he knows a heck of a lot that can make Clinton and Obama squirm!
Damn, I hope you are right.I have no faith in any of the sumbitches in politics.NONE
You don’t want the press to start calling this a WITCH HUNT. Because the witch has already been found! This is an exploration of what went wrong and why and how to prevent it from happening again. Incompetence exposure. And whatever else may be found under the rubble.
Joseph Curl must be reading your FR posts! :)
BS marriage? hair? honor?
Why would ANYONE ever be employed directly or indirectly by this administration? Their very lives in danger and the only thing Obama cares about are faggots and islam.
He has one chance.
Sounds like crap to me.
He certainly does, I hope he can make the most of it.
With it being a 9/11 anniversary and our embassies were being attacked all over the Mideast and Africa, are they serious to say we had no military assets ready to go???
Who decided it was acceptable not to put Hil-lie-ry under oath? The RNC should pull all election funding from that person forever.
The question should be “Which Hunt?”
Obamanation has done great harm to America, and the RINOS lack the ‘fire in the belly’ to punish Communist B. Hussein Obama.
With so many evil actions by Obama to prosecute, the question should be “Which evil should we hunt down first?”
Yes. Which hunt!
That’s an interesting angle I hadn’t thought of.
But since he has retired..can they touch his government or military pension?
Carney was flustered. Sometimes hard to tell with that gay ass, crooked mouth that constantly looks as if he is suffering from some painful infarctions ....
Either that or he hasn’t gotten use to chewing Shoal just yet.
Nothing. He's already got a teaching job at CUNY.
Must be. 2nd time this week and I started calling that walking hemorroid “Midway Carney”. Months ago.
Then again, his name invites creative derision when he’s walking around horrid like Baghdad Bob....
I also note that just after Benghazi, Patraeus was forced to step down for his post at CIA and I don't think it was a coincidence!
It fits! :o)
Too bad...so sad....
LOL, you’re not stealing it, you own it!
Ah yes, ok, I think with the responses to my post I can understand why this was said.
I really appreciate the responses as well. I think the reason I am edgy on this is having the knowledge that Hillary was allowed to testify without having to take an oath, which just smacks of GOP cowardice to me, so it has left me suspicious.
But I can see why Issa might want to go out of his way to characterize his hearings as something other than what they will be portrayed as.
This whole situation with the death of 4 men, 3 of them being heroes, and then the lying about it really cuts me to the core over just how sorry a state we have allowed our government to enter.
I do not want some underling fall guy to take the rap for those. I want those who have dishonored our country and our dead to be brought to justice.
Again, thank you to all of those who responded to my post.
“it would take up to 20 hours to get them there”
During the attack no one knew how long it would last. Hours? Days? Weeks?
If I call the cops or the fire department, are they going to say, “Gee, the burglar is already inside the house, or the house is already on fire, so let’s not bother going there because it would take up to 20 minutes to get there.”
What kind of stupid remark is that? How could he possibly know how long the attack would last? How could he possibly think that 20 hours would be too late? And most of all, how could he possibly justify not making an effort?
So who would be president, McCain, Biden, Pelosi, Romney, Boner?
With luck, the focus will then turn to Hillary's bad decisions...but I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.
It wasn't news that that area was volatile or that Sept. 11 was a meaningful anniversary. So why wasn't the administration ready in case action was needed? Was a flight from Aviano (far northeast part of Italy) the only option? We had nothing at any bases closer to Benghazi?
There is a Judge Janine video from before the election in which Col. Hunt and an ex CIA guy showed there were assets in Sicily which could have transited in just over two hours with all their gear. I’ll see if I can find the link. BBIAM
I have no question but that they’ve got plenty of stuff on Issa. He always pulls his punches after taking forever to make some noise on an issue.