Skip to comments.CURL: Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal
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.
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.
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Get the popcorn popper ready!
What are we to do? Impeach Valerie the Iranian?
Jail the lot of em for Homicide!
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?
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.
Nobody died as a direct result of Watergate or Monicagate.
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.
“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 ?
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.
“Well see. I also remember the Clintons 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....
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?
“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.
From Curl's lips to God's ear ...
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.
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.
Petraeus can never ask...’where do I go to get my reputation back...it’s simple and obvious, TELL THE TRUTH.
Yes, i remember watergate well, that was wall to wall reported, but Nixon didn’t have that magic “D” after his name.
// 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.
When cars had no seat belts, steel dashboards, side vent windows, and an ashtray that would hold a carton of cigarettes.
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:
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.
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.
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.
I wouldn't put too much faith in Benghazi doing much more. Probably just another flash in the pan.
...With Trey Gowdy doing ALL the questioning. That'd be one fine sight to see.
We are a “fumdamentally changed” America.
Sumbeech...he kept his promise.
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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.
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.
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.
Now you know why his affair was leaked to the press.
No long knives party like a Beltway long knives party, no doubt.
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.
No one wanted to give algore a leg up on being elected President iirc. Do you think hill/billy would allow Biden to run?
yep ... and the real party just started. Everyone knows America love a party.
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.
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!
And you didn’t need a $200,000.00 computer to give one a tune-up!