There are certain egregious acts which are nary impossible to wish away, even for the leader of the free world – The (anointed) One. Ditto his band of willing accomplices. And it is often the cover up which ensnares the culprits; shining a spotlight on their criminal behavior, hopefully blinding them in the process.
Looks like the so called smarties aren’t all that bright. Their Ivy degrees are appearing ever more worthless. Does getting hoisted on ones (elitist) petard sound appropriate?
It is very likely that this discussion would be moot, if the Pyromaniac-in-Chief hadn’t told tall tales. For it is these bald-faced, brazen, absurd lies which peeked the interest – thereby raising the antenna – of this blogger. Others who sniff for a living are equally intrigued, at least from the alternative media.
Besides, what rational actor likes to be lied to, especially in areas of such grave import?
Thus, an outgrowth of the above has produced this and that – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/08/benghazigates-underpinnings-bubbling-to-the-surface-impeachment-in-our-sights-addendum-to-northeast-intelligence-network-posits-a-direct-nexus-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/, leading the readers to two more eye-openers.
But before we get to them, what is the subtext behind Petraeus’s sudden full throttle ‘confession’? Could there be, a tad more than meets the eye? Gosh darn, absolutely! And DEBKAFILE Intelligence seems to back up this blogger’s suspicions – http://www.debka.com/article/22514/Was-an-affair-just-a-pretext-for-Petraeus%E2%80%99-resignation-as-CIA-chief-
Not to be lost in the discussion, here are the promised updates:
‘State Department playing No Card Monte with Senators on Benghazi?'(video embedded)
“Three card monte at least affords the subject to actually choose a card after being deceived. In this game played by the State Department, the cards are shuffled and removed before the subjects have the opportunity to even flip them over.
Before continuing, see if you can find the metaphor for what you’re about to read:
Enter the State Department. According to Foreign Policy’s The Cable, the State Department is making documents relative to the Benghazi investigation, available to Senators for two days only and, coincidentally, those two days are at a time when there are no Senators in town.
Via Foreign Policy:
“We are currently in the process of gathering and reviewing record responsive to Congressional requests. Our efforts have already identified a large volume of potentially responsive records that address the security situation leading up to the attack,” State Department Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs David Adams wrote to Kerry on Nov. 2 in a letter obtained by The Cable.
“To facilitate your committee’s work, we want to offer you and other members of the committee the opportunity to review these cables and memoranda. This set of material contains classified and other sensitive information… Mindful of these concerns, the Department is prepared to make copies of these documents available for the committee’s in camera review.”
One senior GOP Senate staffer told The Cable that State is only making the documents available for senators and committee staff to view today and tomorrow, which won’t actually allow the members to prepare for the hearing. Staffers for committee members are also not allowed to see the material.
“Funny since no member is in town,” the aide said. “The timing and limited access clearly demonstrates the administration cares more about playing politics with the tragedy than accepting responsibility.”
Committee members Bob Corker (R-TN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent Clinton a letter Nov. 2 asking that the documents be sent to the committee, not just made available for viewing on a limited basis.
It is indeed interesting that Hillary Clinton appears to be assuming a position similar to one Attorney General Eric Holder assumed in Fast and Furious – obfuscation and stonewalling in an attempt to run out the clock. Again, House Speaker John Boehner essentially stayed in the shadows when it came to Fast and Furious. It’s time for him to step out, front and center, over Benghazi-gate and show solidarity with the leaders of the House committees that need to be able to rely on him for leadership.
Then again… we are talking about Boehner…”
‘Election over but Benghazi-gate not going anywhere; Hillary invited to testify at House Committee hearing’ (video embedded)
“Beleaguered Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly giving serious consideration to not returning for a another stint in the Obama administration’s second term. Operation Fast and Furious – probably more than anything else – is likely responsible for Holder openly wondering if he has ‘gas left in the tank’. Ever since the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Holder has been taking endless political fire over the botched gun-walking operation.
If Fast and Furious is Watergate on steroids, Benghazi-gate is Fast and Furious on steroids and while Barack Obama won a second term on November 6th, the Republicans retained control of the House and that body’s relevant committees don’t appear to be backing down when it comes to Benghazi. The hearings are being scheduled.
Via Fox News:
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned.
The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day.
Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. A local Libyan extremist group is suspected of carrying out the attack, but the Obama administration has been criticized for its confusing explanation for the strike and for security warnings that apparently weren’t heeded.
The House Intelligence Committee will hold its closed hearing on the attack on Nov. 15, Fox News has learned. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus and Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are expected to testify.
Additionally, as you’ll see in the interview exchange below, between Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer and Rep. Jason Chaffetz – who sits on the House Oversight Committee – the Benghazi hearings are likely to dog Barack Obama in a way not all that dissimilar from how the Fast and Furious hearings dogged Eric Holder. Ditto Hillary Clinton if the Secretary of State decides to stick around.
It remains to be seen if House Speaker John Boehner, who gave the perception that he wanted Fast and Furious to go away (he even scheduled the contempt vote against Holder on the same day that the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare), will have the courage to press Obama on Benghazi. There are indeed courageous Republicans on various House committees who are willing to do so.
Suggested question for Hillary Clinton: When the August 16th cable was sentdirectly to your office from Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who read it and who distributed it downline?
“…if the administration thinks that because they won an election, this thing is going away, absolutely not…”
– Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Member of House Oversight Committee”
NO one should dare be arrogant enough to believe their individual hunt will reel in the suspects. But a confluence of pressure, via many such efforts, is impossible to ignore, simply because their lies have too many sinkholes.
NOW, if they eventually get pulled into the depths of hell (due to their crimes), this blogger won’t lose a moment of shut eye. How about you? Heck, yours truly may even sleep like a baby!
Most significantly, the aggrieved families will finally gain a measure of justice!