Benghazi-gate Dwarfed by
Intrigue and a National Soap Opera
In fiction or reality, a honeypot refers to illicit sex for the sake of national security and is referred to as a honey pot. Spy agencies may recruit a person to get romantically involved with their target. Espionage in this manner often includes sexual seduction by the spy, aka honey. Compromising of security secrets via pillow talk is the objective. A honeypot is “a trap that uses sex to lure an enemy agent into disclosing classified information or, in some cases, to capture or kill them.”
What began as an attack on our consulate (or mission) in Benghazi, Libya by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2012, killing four Americans was largely ignored by the MSM except for FOX. For two months prior to the election, the propaganda networks were mum for fear of revealing any information or news that could prove damaging to their presidential choice. Like good Pravda journOlists, they toed the Progressive/Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Ismista line and did not investigate the Benghazi attack or the multiple lies emanating from the different government officials about the attack.
But now, with a highly decorated general’s admission of an affair, they are willing to investigate every titillating detail of the sordid affair. There won’t be a rock left unturned to destroy the reputation of General Petraeus or anyone close to him. They will focus on the lascivious or salacious details and attribute their findings to anonymous friends or officials who “don’t want to be involved.” We know how the Left operates. They will publish information as fact. Then later, long after the information has been accepted by the public, they will publish a hidden retraction with no apologies.
There is a media frenzy covering the illicit affair of recently resigned CIA Director, General David Howell Petraeus. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011 until last Friday, November 9, 2012. The esteemed general was caught with his pants down by FBI agents who were allegedly investigating ten or eleven menacing emails sent to a woman who was a friend of the general and his wife.
The information uncovered in the last five days has more twists and turns than a sappy romantic spy novel. The FBI’s criminal case opened against General Petraeus was completed. Their investigation concluded that national security was not compromised and his loyalty is not in question. Was the investigation compromising the general’s judgment? Was the fear of his affair becoming public the reason that Petraeus came out three days after the attack and told a closed congressional committee meeting that protests and a video were the reason for the attack when he knew that an off-shoot of Al Qaeda was responsible? What made him parrot the White House lies? Did the White House hold his undisclosed affair over his head as leverage? Did he sell out to the Obama administration to keep his job or to avoid publicity? Either one would be understandable, but not honorable. Why weren’t the head of the intelligence committees informed about the investigation of Petraeus? Eric Holder was informed, yet he didn’t take action? Did Holder keep it secret for political reasons? The White House denies knowing anything until Petraeus turned in his resignation. Does anyone believe that Eric Holder didn’t tell Obama? Was the investigation of Petraeus originated by the Left when they thought he might be chosen by Romney as his vice president?
The case against Petraeus is closed, but the case against his paramour may still be in question. CNN reported last night that the FBI was at her home in North Carolina, taking photos and walking out with boxes and her computer. Broadwell is a journalist so it is expected that many people send documents or information to her. It is unclear what the FBI is now investigating.
The plot thickens. Alleged emails count in the thousands depending on which party is being investigated. The saga involves military officers of the highest caliber. Just today, it appears the FBI broadened their investigation. Apparently, General John Allen, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, who succeeded Petraeus, was also a friend of Jill Kelley. The FBI says there were 20,000 – 30,000 emails sent between Allen and Jill Kelley – many flirtatious. Both are married. Jill seems to have the personality that men are drawn to.
Interestingly, Jill refers to herself as a Honorary Counsel General. Somehow she thinks that gives her real diplomatic immunity. According to FOX, the military gives that innocuous title to people who give parties for them. Her husband is a surgeon, yet she gives parties for the military? She is of Lebanese background, so what is her draw to the top brass in the U.S. military? Is the honey in this pot, named Jill Kelley? She is the common denominator between General Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, General Allen and the FBI agent.
There are affairs, hints of affairs, concerns about espionage, blackmail, and national security breaches. As an aside, there were divorces and custody suits where top brass went to bat for a friend, questionable charities, financial difficulties, and twin sisters. There are lies and coverups that involve the White House, State Department, CIA, as well as the attorney general. We have two 4 star generals, two or three women, and the FBI all involved in who knows what.
The unnamed FBI agent involved was responsible for the initial investigation after reading “threatening” emails sent to a woman “friend”, Jill Kelley. After reading those, the agent elevated his concerns to the FBI’s cyber-security unit. His relationship with the victim of the emails, is peculiar because it was found that he sent shirtless photos of himself to his friend, so he is now under investigation by his own agency. (ala so Weiner like! ). His obsession with the case (jealously?) was observed by his superiors, and he was removed from the investigation.
This FBI agent was the person who uncovered the affair between Director Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell while investigating the harassing emails sent to his friend, Jill. After he found the links to Director Petaeus’s affair something occurred at the FBI to make him think that the affair would be swept under the proverbial Obama rug. So he notified a member of Congress, Eric Cantor (R – Virginia). According to ABC News, Rep. Cantor asked his chief of staff, Steve Strombres, to inform FBI Director Robert Mueller. On October 31, Strombres then notified Mueller of the call.
The questions remain as to why these emails were of such importance that they were seriously considered an FBI matter instead of one that would be reported to local authorities. These emails originated from an anonymous person (later traced to Paula Broadwell) who was telling another woman, Jill, to stay away from “her man”. Was the FBI agent acting out of his own jealousy? Did he want to know who the accuser was that was insinuating an affair with his “friend” was someone other than himself? Was he operating outside of the FBI’s authority? Did the FBI get the required lawful documentation to search through personal emails? There was something that tipped them off. What was it? When they found it was Paula Broadwell who was sending the emails what excuse did they give a judge for a search of her personal email accounts? Who at the FBI signed on and off of this investigation?
All of the details of the personalities are certainly captivating but we must get back to reality of the situation that began on September 11. These distractions may be fall out or are being used to cover other situations from being widely reported. Is this news of an affair being used as a distraction from the election results and accusations of election fraud? Is this cover for the thousands of regulations that the Obama administration is secretly expecting to put in place? Was the Petraeus affair finally leaked to stop the media from reporting on the fate of those involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? Was this affair reporting supposed to taint the general’s reputation when he testifies at the Congressional hearings on Benghazi?
A video showed that Obama lied when he said he called it a terrorist attack in his Rose Garden speech. He intentionally lied during the debate. Obama, Hillary, Ambassador Susan Rice, Jay Carney, and Petraeus all used a story about a sloppy homemade video and a protest as the reason for the attacks. Most knew the truth within hours. Outrageously, Obama and Hillary lied to the parents and family of those brave Americans at their memorial.
On September 11, the Benghazi reality played out at the White House in the Situation Room while Obama and Panetta and whoever else was there, DID NOTHING! THEY WATCHED IN REAL TIME AS FOUR AMERICANS DIED! Who sent the order to the men saying to “stand down”? The Navy Seals disobeyed orders and went in and tried to save their fellow Americans. They lost their lives instead. They are heroes. Why didn’t the military intervene? Did Obama tell them to stand down also?
Questions will be answered as to what the CIA and Ambassador Stevens were really doing there. Was the CIA holding prisoners there? Were there armed sales being negotiated that would go into the hands of Al Qaida? The questions should address Stevens meeting with the prime minister of Turkey an hour before the attack and how he left unscathed. Why were unarmed drones circling? Why was the military not notified? Why was General Ham dismissed from his post? Selling weapons and arming our enemies is treason, Obama. Therein begins the real story.
The more distraction the Obama Administration can generate, the happier they are. They “never let a crisis go to waste”… especially if they can generate or manufacture one. Benghazi-gate may be the Obama Administration’s real crisis. The congressional investigation of specific individuals begins this week; and we may learn the answers to many of the questions, and then again we may not. Let this is the beginning of their end. Truth wins out. Well, we used to believe that it did. But that was then, and this is now, the Obamanation.