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CURL: Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal
Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2013 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 05/13/2013 3:46:19 AM PDT by servo1969

Make no mistake: Benghazi is a major scandal. Benghazi is a scandal before, during and after the terrorist attack that left four Americas dead, including an ambassador.

For months before, there were warnings about weak security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya; no one paid attention. During the attack, when Americans were begging for help, the White House ignored their pleas, sent no help.

And after? That's when the Obama scandal falls into the predictable second-term pattern his predecessors all learned the very hard way. Faced with a crisis, the Obama White House panicked. "We can't have a terrorist strike two months before Election Day, so ... let's not have a terrorist strike two months before Election Day." Cue the Cover-Up.

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Despite protestations by the White House, this scandal is just beginning. And the White House has picked a very bad scapegoat: the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA follows RFK's edict: "Don't get mad, get even." And when the CIA gets even, it isn't 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, he's 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; hillary; navyseals; obama; obamaspeople; petraeus; petraeusbenghazi; terrorism; threatmatrix

1 posted on 05/13/2013 3:46:20 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Get the popcorn popper ready!


2 posted on 05/13/2013 3:48:36 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: servo1969

3 posted on 05/13/2013 3:51:53 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Butth0li0 laid the decision at VJ's feet.

What are we to do? Impeach Valerie the Iranian?

Jail the lot of em for Homicide!

4 posted on 05/13/2013 3:52:02 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up" Jeremiah 50:32)
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To: servo1969

We’ll see. I also remember the “Clinton’s going down” prognostications of Monicagate. Who can forget all that hoopla leading up to his videotaped deposition?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 3:55:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA
"We’ll see. I also remember the “Clinton’s going down” prognostications of Monicagate."

Sadly, I agree. I also remember the "Hillary's going down" wagon that DFU was pulling around here for the longest time, investing inordinate amounts of time and & money in a pursuit that went nowhere.

And look at the almost-daily outrages we see from Obama and his crime company: ignoring laws they don't like, making up new ones that fail the legislative process. Blatant, documentable lies. Blaming someone else for their own policy failures.

It goes on and on. Often, I think 'This time, the country is going to wake up'.

It never happens. I don't give up hope, but I don't hang my hat on it anymore, either.

6 posted on 05/13/2013 4:09:20 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: ScottinVA

Nobody died as a direct result of Watergate or Monicagate.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 4:19:27 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: DJ Frisat

Benghazi or Monicagate did not affect most of the people personally. Add to this the IRSgate and now everyone is starting to pay attention because it affect every working and trust-fund person in this country. Left, Right or Center.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 4:22:29 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

“Nobody died as a direct result of Watergate or Monicagate.”

Do you really think that even if they were to prove this came down directly from hussein or hillary, the “punshment” would be any different than what clinton got with holder in charge ?


9 posted on 05/13/2013 4:24:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Yes, because Holder is on hold for a ruling on F&F that is due shortly. The biggest difference are the whistle blowers are far more than clerks on the government dole.

I was a comm center controller in Tehran 1972-1974 and watched as then CIA Director Helms was whisked out of DC to be the new Ambassador to Iran. Everything US went through our facility, even the raw AP feed. As we had nothing better to do with our off duty time than listen to music, the daily rolls of teletype paper from that feed was passed around, many even came to the center to read the roll as it was being collected.

I have seen the same sequences, along with the media starting to ask really tough questions and the machine is rising to a boil, just as it did in 1973. The media may have been able to eventually obscure Benghazi, but the IRS thing is spinning back into reality for every taxpayer, especially now that we know they were also targeting Jewish groups like Z-Street.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 4:38:34 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


11 posted on 05/13/2013 4:42:16 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: ScottinVA

“We’ll see. I also remember the “Clinton’s going down” prognostications of Monicagate. Who can forget all that hoopla leading up to his videotaped deposition?”

Agree. I’m not very confident that anything will come of this. Nor, do I believe that it will have any significant negative effect on Hillary’s run for president. When the Lewinsky scandal first broke I remember Sam Donaldson speculating that Clinton might resign the next day. But, we soon came to realize that Democrats/Liberals have no shame. They are willing to ride out any scandal. And, their low information supporters will continue to vote for them - so they will continue to get their stuff....


12 posted on 05/13/2013 4:45:24 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: ScottinVA
This is different. I cannot recall where any president decided they were lost without sending in some military to look.

It's not about talking points.It's that our people were callously abandoned so that obama would not have anything bad "happen". Oh my god!

Help was NOT ALLOWED to even try to save any of them. God have mercy on obama and this America. What have we become under this president?

13 posted on 05/13/2013 4:45:24 AM PDT by Rapscallion (People died. Obama lied....to win the election and bankrupt the US..)
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To: servo1969

“The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown.”

We can only hope and pray.

But will the traitors of the lamestream media cover up the treason of the Kenyan and its minions?

To be sure, between this and the illegal IRS activities, there are enough criminal actions here to convict and hang most of the Democrat party and its media mouthpieces. The instinct for self-preservation among the elites will be strong.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 4:52:45 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: servo1969
"The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown."

From Curl's lips to God's ear ...

15 posted on 05/13/2013 4:55:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mazda77
The liberal media doesn’t care and won't report it. If they don't report it on the 6 pm network news it didn't happen to the uninformed idiot voters.

They are already back to spinning Owebama’s Rose Garden speech the next day as calling it a terrorist attack, when in reality he was taking about 9-11-01 and taken in context everyone knows it.

Even fat ass Candy Crowley was spinning that again, when after the debate she admitted it was a lie.

Unless Issa can get someone under oath to admit that Hillary or O’bastard ordered the troops to stand down, or ordered people to lie, this will go nowhere.

16 posted on 05/13/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

The local news has been emasculated, I stopped watching them years ago. These don’t go down overnight, there is a drip, drip process that wears on those to afraid to come out. I watched the process unfettered from half way around the world without the 6 o’clock news. Were you old enough to have understood Watergate as it happened? I had a front row seat from the Embassy in Tehran.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 5:02:43 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: servo1969

Petraeus can never ask...’where do I go to get my reputation back...it’s simple and obvious, TELL THE TRUTH.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 5:08:01 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: mazda77

Yes, i remember watergate well, that was wall to wall reported, but Nixon didn’t have that magic “D” after his name.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 5:08:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: servo1969
"With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week — nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus...

"Nuclear'? Horse manure. An American Ambassador was brutally raped and murdered. Three other Embassy officers murdered. American diplomatic facilities overrun and burned. Petraeus knew the truth, but said nothing. Not only that, but he played along. Didn't want to lose the perks of office, including time with his little playmate. Now he wants to talk? Not interested. Day late and dollar short. Go to Hell, Petraeus. You're poison. Further input from you at this point will only weaken our cause.
20 posted on 05/13/2013 5:10:35 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: servo1969

Excerpt:

// 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. //

Exactly who are these 14 individuals?!?!? This needs to be public. They need to forever have an asteric next to their names.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 5:10:59 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: mazda77
I'm old enough to remember when fins on cars came out.

When cars had no seat belts, steel dashboards, side vent windows, and an ashtray that would hold a carton of cigarettes.

22 posted on 05/13/2013 5:14:12 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ScottinVA
One difference is the Obama is no Bill Clinton. Bill is a good ‘ol boy who is able to seduce the MSM. Obama is incoherent if he's not reading from a TelePrompTer. Can you imagine Obama being interrogated by Congress...under oath?
23 posted on 05/13/2013 5:14:24 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: servo1969
The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown.

For two full weekends before the election, I stood on a busy street corner that had about 5,000-7,000 vehicles pass through it daily. I had a HUGE sign that read:

Obama Lied
American's Died
In Libya

Perhaps 300 cars honked their approval and gave a thumbs up for the sign. Another 300 or so gave me the finger, yelled out their windows "Obama rules!" or called me a racist. The rest pretty much ignored me or didn't indicate their approval/disapproval one way or another.

Yesterday (Mothers Day) pretty much the same thing. Took the sign out of my garage (which is on a 4' x 4' sheet of plywood screwed to a 10' 2x4) and got much the same results.

I still don't think people are paying attention. It'll be an interesting experiment this weekend to take that same sign out to the same intersection and see what reaction I get if this scandal is full-blown on Friday.

24 posted on 05/13/2013 5:22:38 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: servo1969

It’ll only get worse for Obama if the people care about the scandal. So far, no one cares. It’s not the crime that matters, it’s the reaction to the crime. So far......no reaction....no problem for Obama.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 5:26:28 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Fitzy_888

Please be patient. There is a drip, drip process that must be exercised to get all the information out. One bit of info produces another person coming forward to protect their ass one step at a time. Nobody is coming forward unless they absolutely have to to protect their means of income because they can not get a job anywhere else. It has to be a move of last resort to get them to come forward because they suddenly realize it is either their job or an orange jumpsuit.

Stop watching the local news. They are just news readers and the bobblehead street reporters aren’t smart enough to keep from locking themselves in a car trunk while demonstrating to the rubes who watch local news understand what locking one’s self in a trunk means. Because they honestly believe the average person has no idea.

I went to a station to get some info on a storm in the area and actually saw this. There was also another reporter doing a story on the ports in Jacksonville. The crew went out on a john boat to do the story. In her stupid vanity, took off her life vest so she looked good on camera, fell out of the boat and drowned.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 5:26:46 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: servo1969
Monicagate....fizzle.
Fitzmas.......fizzle.

I wouldn't put too much faith in Benghazi doing much more. Probably just another flash in the pan.

27 posted on 05/13/2013 5:42:31 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Can you imagine Obama being interrogated by Congress...under oath?

...With Trey Gowdy doing ALL the questioning. That'd be one fine sight to see.

28 posted on 05/13/2013 5:43:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
In case you missed it, petraeus is indeed a dangerous man.

Ping.

29 posted on 05/13/2013 5:43:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: servo1969

30 posted on 05/13/2013 5:55:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: servo1969
Tomorrow's Headline?
Is has crossed the Rubcion and Issa!
31 posted on 05/13/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Rapscallion

We are a “fumdamentally changed” America.

Sumbeech...he kept his promise.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 5:58:21 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Beagle8U
fat ass Candy Crowley

Fat bottomed girls they make the rockin world go round....or something.

33 posted on 05/13/2013 6:04:10 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

That’s right.

See my tagline.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 6:05:36 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Beagle8U
When cars had...four barrel carburetors, big V8s, standard transmissions, 3 on the tree, 4 on the floor, white sidewalls, no converters, real dual exhaust, manual steering, analog clocks, tube AM radios, rubber floor mats...
35 posted on 05/13/2013 6:11:49 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: snoringbear
I’m not very confident that anything will come of this. Nor, do I believe that it will have any significant negative effect on Hillary’s run for president. When the Lewinsky scandal first broke I remember Sam Donaldson speculating that Clinton might resign the next day. But, we soon came to realize that Democrats/Liberals have no shame. They are willing to ride out any scandal. And, their low information supporters will continue to vote for them - so they will continue to get their stuff....

I agree with you. During the Clinton years, we kept hearing that the scandal surrounding him was reaching a critical mass, and how the next revealation would be the tipping point that brought down the Clinton presidency. We all know how that turned out.

36 posted on 05/13/2013 6:17:57 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: servo1969

I stopped holding Gen. David H. Petraeus in high esteem after he teamed up with the dark lord.

Here is a once good, maybe great, General who was called Betrayus by the democrats yet he left the military to join the very people who were attacking him.

Couple this with his following his peter rather than his brain, I guess he was never the brilliant man I thought he was.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 6:27:17 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: sauropod

Petraeus is dangerous and wounded. He is ex-CIA and ex-four star general. He has methods and means. He will not be thrown under the bus again.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 6:28:20 AM PDT by quantumman
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Now you know why his affair was leaked to the press.
No long knives party like a Beltway long knives party, no doubt.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 6:42:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969
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, he's already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were "useless" and that he preferred not to use them at all.

Obama's got the goods on Petraeus - my guess is the little sex scandal isn't the half of it... Petraeus and the CIA cower before Obama thugs... that's not going to change.

40 posted on 05/13/2013 6:53:26 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: GreenHornet

No one wanted to give algore a leg up on being elected President iirc. Do you think hill/billy would allow Biden to run?


41 posted on 05/13/2013 7:01:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
No long knives party like a Beltway long knives party, no doubt.

yep ... and the real party just started. Everyone knows America love a party.

42 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:28 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: hoosiermama
No one wanted to give algore a leg up on being elected President iirc. Do you think hill/billy would allow Biden to run?

I don't think Hillary will allow anyone to stand in her way. However, if the mainstream media reaches the conclusion that either Obama or Hillary must take the fall for Benghazi, they will, if reluctantly, turn against Hillary to preserve the legacy (as they see it) of the first black president.

43 posted on 05/13/2013 7:28:09 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Beagle8U
Even fat ass Candy Crowley was spinning that again, when after the debate she admitted it was a lie.

IMHO, between this fat a$$ lying and protecting her precious messiah, AND Mr. Romneycare not wanting to tear into Zero which was so richly deserved in debate 2 and 3 IS WHAT COST THE GOP THE WHITE HOUSE. There is just no simple explanation other than full scale voter fraud why even a nation of fools would give this a$$hat a second four year term.

When Mr. Romneycare refused to bring up Benghazi I felt like not voting (I did though), and I am sure that is part of the reason so many stayed home and did NOT vote. Most people I associate with do not trust the media for anything they report - of course I do not have liberal friends but some relatives. The relatives believe every single word out of ABCCBSNBCMSNBCPBSNPRCNN.

I hate to be so negative but the nation is about as polarized as before CW I and we are heading for another.
44 posted on 05/13/2013 7:38:29 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: servo1969

45 posted on 05/13/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: GreenHornet

You’re probably correct They turned on her before even after her backer brought suit regarding the birth certificate issue. Remember Hillary was one of the original birthers so what does BO have on her? ;-)
Take your pick!


46 posted on 05/13/2013 7:42:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

And you didn’t need a $200,000.00 computer to give one a tune-up!


47 posted on 05/14/2013 7:43:56 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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