You have to wonder… Blackmail already done?
The late Federal Bureau of Investigation director, J. Edgar Hoover, was known to use information on public figures, to manipulate them, silence them and so on. This is not a practice new to him, or exclusive to him, either. There is a sequence of events that beg for more information than we presently have, or may ever have. Most recent: The scandal around CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair with a biographer.
That sequence of events is around Benghazi, Libya – and the fateful night of September 11, 2012, that saw 4 Americans murdered, including Ambassador John Stevens. Includes a trip to Benghazi by Director (former 4-star General) Petraeus, who friends indicated was conducting a “personal” assessment and investigation of the event. What were his conclusions? Unknown to the public. As the world knows, his resignation has delayed Congressional hearings, and so on. Hopefully it has freed-up the General to reveal whatever his findings were to Congressional panels.
But if they were to reflect negatively on the Administration and its players (Hillary Clinton, UN Ambassador Rice, prior decisions regarding security of embassies for that day, any denials of requests by Stevens to gird up security in Benghazi, etc.) – perhaps the blackmail suppressed and suppresses the results of his investigation.
On so many levels, this sordid episode in American history, challenges us. Accountability is a must.