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Shocked and Shocking in the “Casa Blanca” tradition

Woke up this morning with some sense of anticipation.  Went in, turned on the TV, went to C-SPAN 2 hoping to watch what has been held out as dramatic expected testimony.  Three highly placed “Whistle-blowers” were going to spill all regarding Benghazi and the cover-up that brought Obama election victory in November 2011.

Some speculate the results of the testimony before the House committee, could result in the impeachment and removal Obama from office of President.

Got to C-SPAN 2 and there saw the banner as one-minute speeches on not-so-interesting topics were being given by members of the House.  The banner read that the hearings were on C-SPAN 3!!

I don’t think there is a television on the planet that has C-SPAN 3!!!

Given that my Netbook was not working well, I couldn’t get to C-SPAN 3!!  Fox News I understood from listening to the Rush Limbaugh show, was doing wall to wall coverage.  Unfortunately I don’t have access to Fox.  But no worries… surely this major news event would get coverage elsewhere.

To my “shock” and “surprise” – there were no other media outlets with coverage.  Later I would catch the gripping story of the witnesses via re-broadcasts once I got to a real computer (I hate my netbook and it’s linux os!).

But how many other’s will have that testimony?  Delayed for 8 months, and now buried by the media, these courageous whistle blowers deserve better – as do the four who died for their country – largely due to the political scheming of those ambitious for a presidency (one wanted a second term – the other looking to 2016 to become the first woman president).


David Petraeus scandle: A Whole Lot’a Something funny going on here

Judge Napolitano, Fox-News legal issues “go-to-guy”, raises interesting questions on what in fact is a highly unusual case for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to have taken up:  Adultery that included email series from a spurned lover to a competitor to stay away from her man.  Nothing here, Napolitano points out, is a crime, let alone grounds for an FBI investigation.

The fact that it was taken up, and has now been spread all over the nation after resignation of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Director, David Petraeus interesting too.

This so smacks of a set up.  Bad judgement by the four-star and CIA Director, you bet!  But the way it surfaced and forced resignation, resembles something out of Chicago politics.

Known since last summer could it be that the affair was effectively used to silence Petraeus regarding the entirety of how Benghazi had, was and is being handled by the Administration?

Yeah, it could be.

Mike Mitchell

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.

Mike Mitchell

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