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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Benghazigate was plot to bring down David Petraeus gone bad?

Were CIA director David Petraeus and Ambassador Chris Stevens in the dark over the Benghazi consulate attack because the same CIA agents who exposed his affair with Paula Broadwell were trying to bring him down? That's the claim in a shocking new book (Hat Tip: Zvi S).
Senior CIA officers targeted Petraeus because they didn't like the way he was running the agency - focusing more on paramilitary operations than intelligence analysis. They used their political clout and their connections to force an FBI investigation of his affair with Paul Broadwell and make it public, according to 'Benghazi: The Definitive Report.'
'It was high-level career officers on the CIA who got the ball rolling on the investigation. It was basically a palace coupe to get Petraeus out of there,' Jack Murphy, one of the authors, told MailOnline.
Murphy and co-author Brandon Webb also revealed that the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was retaliation by Islamist militants who had been targeted by covert U.S. military operations.
The book claims that neither Stevens nor even Petraeus knew about the raids by American special operations troops, which had 'kicked a hornet's nest' among the heavily-armed fighters after the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
John Brennan, President Barack Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser, had been authorizing 'unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure,' according to the e-book. Brennan is Obama's pick to replace Petraeus as head of the CIA.

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At 3:40 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Gunrunning to Al Qaeda, who killed 3,000 of us one morning.

I thing that is the underlying issue... why does our govt arm the people who did in the past and continue to want to kill us inside the U.S. Don't Al Qaeda's actions against us make them an enemy? And isn't one of the only stated purposes of the U.S. govt to protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic? So is it legal what they've done in Libya with our jets, etc.? All of this other stuff is a deadly soap opera to bury that issue. Sen. Ted Cruz asked the question with witnesses under oath, but waited til the end of his allotted time to do it and, so, no answer was allowed. Hopefully, someone like him will ask it first, rather than last, next time, although I'm thinking there may (purposefully?) not be a next time.

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

PS In case you think this is something unique, these same Progressives ran guns to multiple sides of the Mexican Drug Cartel Gangbanger street war (next door!), where 60,000 are DEAD and many maimed, displaced, etc. since 2006, the year of Leb II. NO ONE (not the states, not Sen. Cruz, no one!) is investigating things like the border town that was co-opted by the Obama/Holder/Hillary2016 gun running operation... arrests later made, and connections with Fast&Furious publicized directly *after* the Nov'12 election day. It's just stunning the things going on. I'm just repeating it so people can plan accordingly for their families, because these Obama people will say or do ANYTHING.


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