Go to any community playhouse and you may be assured of witnessing better acting than that which has been trotted out on stage by the Obama administration with the Petreaus scandal running in tandem with the slaughter in Benghazi. Today, we will play a new type of Jeopardy where responses must come in the form of a question, but unlike the game show you will be given five acceptable questions to analyze each nauseating vignette. Your choices are: A) What is incompetence; B) What is massive disorganization; C) What is a cover-up; D) What is criminal; E) What is all of the above
Maybe the president was campaigning or golfing after the first bombing…….but the second attack could not possibly be brushed away, so what prompts the fairy tale that it was a spontaneous attack triggered by an internet video?
Chronologically speaking it is instructive to begin with the case of flagrante delicto involving a presidential appointee, and not just any presidential appointee: a man hand-picked by this president to head the CIA despite the “open secret” that his dalliance with Paula Broadwell was known to the military as far back as 2009. The CIA Director does not even go to the grocery store alone much less travel without an armed entourage and communication systems that won’t be imagined for sci-fi thrillers for decades. We are being sold, um, excuse me, being “told” that a man who lives in this unimaginable bubble of security and information, surrounded by staff, on call 24 hours per day, was able to carry on an affair and nobody knew about it until it was brought to the attention of the FBI and Eric Holder last spring.
The next circumstances to examine are the bombings of our Libyan Embassy in Benghazi that occurred on April 6th and June 6th of this year, clearly harbingers of the final attack on September 11th. The president receives a daily briefing by top security sources, so he was either not advised and did not receive the briefings (impossible), was given inaccurate information, or ignored what he was told. Did Petraeus provide incomplete data because, ahem, he had his hands full with other matters? Maybe the president was campaigning or golfing after the first bombing…….but the second attack could not possibly be brushed away, so what prompts the fairy tale that it was a spontaneous attack triggered by an internet video?
Upon analysis of the post-Benghazi destruction, the bad acting starts in earnest, beginning with a puppet, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, tossing out manure faster than a John Deere spreader, and UN ambassador Susan Rice singing out of the same hymn book with an intentional obfuscation of facts, otherwise known as lying. Though Attorney General Holder knew about the investigation of Playboy Petraeus from the onset, we are being told as the lies compound that he never confided in the president that the head of his spy agency had been compromised, a kindergarten-level explanation continually advanced to such a degree that the president said two weeks post-Benghazi carnage in front of the UN that the cause of the attack was a video nobody has yet seen, and meanwhile the noose is getting tighter around the neck of his intel-chief, clearly not only in the form of an investigation but from the White House itself. And let’s not forget the motive: re-election. Once again, there are several options available for an explanation but we are now getting into a very, very dark area, so the best choice for this chapter and it is fast-tracking toward criminal conspiracy.
I have lived in Washington DC, known influential lobbyists, dined with senators as well as representatives. Here’s a news bulletin: there are no secrets in Washington DC, period. That brings us to the insipid, eye-batting Senator Diane Feinstein, the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who claims the news about David H. (as in Hefner) Petraeus hit her like a “thunderbolt” when she was briefed about his imminent resignation. Really Diane? Did you go to the same acting class that produced Hill the Shill Clinton?
First, you have been in Washington for decades and know the game. You are not only advised and consulted about our nation’s most sensitive and classified military and intelligence maneuvers, you have unlimited sources and connections of your own, yet you tell Chris Wallace during an interview that you were shocked by the revelations upon which you were officially and commodiously advised two days post-election?
The last scenario to examine is the role of the president, emperor, king, or whatever he wants to be called in what he likely considers the second of his five terms. If he claims to have not known, the systems and personnel he put in place failed to advise him and he is disorganized. If he knew and decided not to act, he is incompetent. If he knew and continued to lie he is part of a massive cover-up, and if he is part of the cover-up, he is arguably part of the criminal conspiracy which persistently suggests he was “unaware” of all security matters, which violates his oath to protect and defend, as conveniently, convoluted, and unlikely a scenario as me being consulted for strategy about troop movements.
We now have yet another general in the Petraeus scandal, a general in a war zone who somehow found time to send 30,000 PAGES of emails to another woman in Tampa either on the periphery of the monkey business or smack in the middle of it. To put that number in perspective, after contributing to Mr. Massie’s blog for nearly a year, I have yet to use 50,000 WORDS. Additionally we have a rogue FBI agent who likes to send topless photos of himself and every last player in this tawdry web is married. And, lest we forget, the ongoing issues with the Secret Service in Cartagena have yet to be resolved. Bring on the acrobats, painted lady, strong man, monkeys, and elephants. The circus is in town. Meanwhile, the same cabal that lied to the American people about Benghazi is insisting no security interests or individuals were compromised. How grossly and arrogantly premature.
What do you think foreign spies in our country are paid to do? Do you actually think they did not know about these shenanigans? You can be assured Putin knew, Iran knew, the Muslim Brotherhood knew, and due to its marvelous intelligence sources, Israel probably knew before anyone else. Worse yet, does anyone believe this is the first rodeo for Petraeus? It sure wasn’t for Eliot Spitzer so it is specious to suggest as the ball of yarn continues to unravel that anyone is in full possession of the facts and could state emphatically to the contrary.
Remember as you analyze this to phrase your response in the form of a question, and if time allows, visit your local community theater.
And don’t forget to tip your server.