Much speculation has been aroused surrounding Petraeus’s resignation at such an opportune time, just days before he was to testify regarding Benghazi. We still don’t know for sure why he resigned so abruptly, but such scandals are hardly isolated in politics. Instead of asking who all in Washington is involved in scandalous behavior, perhaps an easier question might be, “Who isn’t?” Sure, we don’t hear about all of them; only the ones that the media want us to hear about.
These scandals are used as blackmail tools. As long as everybody or nearly everybody is involved with some kind of scandal, it makes it much easier for the “puppeteer” to control them.
Reports in the mainstream press regarding the Benghazi incident generally amount to how our Consulate was attacked by terrorists, and four Americans died as a result. The liberals say the motive was a video, and the attackers were merely an angry protest mob; the conservatives say that it was a coordinated terrorist attack commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the original 9/11 attacks. Conservatives highlight the fact that numerous calls for more security went unanswered, and forces that could have helped were told to stand down all while the Obama administration was watching in real time in the Situation Room. The White House’s non-actions resulted in the death of four Americans. Conservatives bring out serious problems that absolutely need to be addressed, and since Petraeus was the director of the CIA, he needs to come clean.
But not much has been talked about regarding what we were actually doing over there in Benghazi. There are some underlying premises that are not being addressed. This entire debacle in Benghazi has simply been a CIA operation gone bad. The facility in Benghazi was not even the actual Consulate. That was just its “diplomatic cover.” The embassy in Tripoli handled all the consular functions. Chris Stevens was the man in charge of acting as liaison to the Libyan terrorist groups who took over Libya following Gaddafi’s fall. He worked with these groups in collecting weapons from Gaddafi’s left over regime and shipping them over to the southern border of Turkey where CIA operatives were funneling these weapons to the Free Syrian Army. The FSA is comprised largely of Libyan Al-Qaida members whom the Obama administration has been using to topple the Assad regime in Syria. They’re the same militants that we used to topple Gaddafi’s regime (after which, the Al-Qaida flag flew on top of the Benghazi Courthouse). Forces were told to stand down in Benghazi, because such actions would have compromised Stevens’ operation and blown his cover.
This is how our government accomplishes its geopolitical goals in the Middle East. It’s a lot cheaper to arm and finance a group of Muslim extremists to do what they’re naturally inclined to do than to send in our own troops, jets and missiles. And, it has the added benefit of our being able to blame the Muslim extremists and avoid responsibility. But now, the U.S. can’t avoid responsibility because too much information has leaked regarding this operation. The cover has been completely blown. No wonder Petraeus doesn’t want to testify. He’d rather admit to an extra-marital affair than tell everybody about an operation that was supposed to be kept completely secret.
There are reports that suggest Petraeus may have had other girlfriends besides Broadwell. This should not be surprising if it’s true. Remember, most high-profile politicians are likely involved with some kind of scandal that won’t be reported on unless they “get in trouble” with those they answer to. (Google and read about the White House “call-boy scandal,” a scandal that was not supposed to be reported on but was anyway.)
None of the events on 9/11 in Benghazi would have happened, and Petraeus would not have been called to testify if we didn’t have a policy of arming, financing, and helping our “archenemy” to achieve our goals. That kind of policy backfires, and Americans end up dying, which seems to be a sacrifice the Obama administration is willing to make.