David Petraeus Scandal Pressed by Time?

When the David Petraeus scandal first broke, I have to be honest I barely knew who the guy was and rolling my eyes said not again.  But than after a fortunate meeting I decided to look further into the David Petraeus scandal. I began with looking into David Petraeus himself, understanding the history behind how someone goes from a high school nickname of “Peaches”  to a military legend regarded as “P4”.

I began my study on the David Petraeus scandal by purchasing multiple newspapers, the New York Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Daily News.  Each having a unique approach I admire as a writer.  The Post of course always giving the juicy gossip that makes Perez Hilton just jump for joy.  While the Wall Street Journal has always had a way of riddling in the truth behind the stories.

Next after I understood the story, I took to the internet to understand the man behind the scandal, David Petraeus.  Painted by the press and other media as an exemplary General, a strategical military genius, I couldn’t help but wonder how a man like David Petraeus could stand up in front of the entire nation, without any sort of regret or guilt, and throw away his 37 year long marriage.  Sorry buddy I don’t buy it after the picture your past painted about you.

The media knows that Americans have a short attention span.  Not many people are going to go and look back at Petraeus and wish to understand his psyche such as I did. Between the timing of his resignation and the release of the story I realized giving my readers the same timeline I see is crucial in understanding my point.

One day after the Presidential election, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is informed of the news.  Between Wednesday night and Thursday (because once again no one seems to agree on the cold hard chronological facts) it was determined that Clapper spoke to Petraeus urging him to resign.  On Thursday November 8th 2012 President Barack Obama recieved the news of the David Petraeus scandal.  On Friday November 9th the David Petraeus scandal made front page headlines across the nation.

As John McCain said our leaders are either involved in a coverup or are incompetent.  It may have been harsh, but in all honesty, I don’t find him to be that far off.  Friday is a dead news day, ask anyone who is in the industry.  Why break the news than?  Because they have an entire weekend to watch and see how people react to prepare for Monday and have some answers.

Another key thing is that if the news is about a CIA director wouldn’t you think that the person in charge of releasing this information to the media would have given the same facts across the board? After reading about 20 different articles that had broke between Friday and Sunday, it began to appear as though this was a story that was being made up as the public reacted.

On Wednesday November 7th, Israel shotdown a drone that was believed to be produced by Iran.  Now we know there is a “secret” drone operation that our President knows about, but thanks to this top secret mission, it is now clear that when it comes to technology Iran is more sophisticated than we thought.

During my first article I had two key questions.  How does the head of our CIA get caught in an affair and resign because he was not careful enough to delete his emails?  Second, who the hell goes to the FBI and what is this woman’s name?  On November 11th, at around 4-5 pm the Associated Press broke with the story on Jill Kelley.  For a woman who wanted privacy she sure knows how to throw a media spotlight on herself.  What was her connection to the military that she had access to contact the FBI based on a threatening email?  Well she took a class at the 2011 FBI Citizens Academy taught by Frederick Humphries, an FBI agent known for his heroic history.

Frederick Humphries now say Kelley bought the threatening emails to his attention in June of 2012.  On July 13, 2012 a letter was published under Chuck Klusterman’s column that was said to be from the husband of Paula Broadwell.  Paula Broadwell’s husband is a radiologist.  However Jilly Kelley and her husband actually are known to host events at their 1.5 million dollar mansion that allows elite members of the military to “rub shoulders off base”.  What if it’s actually Jill Kelley’s husband?  I mean wouldn’t he benefit more from this sort of treatment than a radiologist? Anyways who knows… This is just how ridiculous the media can manipulate the minds of Americans.

This is the thing guys, Petraeus was going to testify. He had too.  Perhaps President Obama and Petraeus hoped that the headline “David Petraeus Scandal” would divert the attention towards a scandal, rather than possibly one of the largest coverups since Watergate.  Yes I said it.  I believe that President Obama (even though I voted for him in 2008) must have had some knowledge of this entire scandal if it were real.

Yesterday I received a personal email and it was honoring two Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in their valiant effort to defend the U.S Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.  Of course it was anti Obama propaganda, as all my emails are from this one individual are, nonetheless I do agree that this entire scandal that is all over the news is just to coverup a greater truth.

HIlary Clinton David Petraeus

Hilary Clinton watches, sort of with a “You lying son of a b*tch” face

Argue with me all you want, this is my honest opinion and it is something that you need to actually research on your own if you want to know the entire truth.  In an article by UPI.com I found that most of the heat was directed towards the State Department, rather than the CIA, the true organization in charge for a consulate security lapse.  Hilary Clinton stepped up and took full responsibility, but President Obama?  General Petraeus?  Hmmmm…

General David Petraeus

General David Petraeus (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

General Petraeus stepped up to testify on the attack in Benghazi on Friday, November 16, 2012.  Instead of saying I regret having to be hear to testify in why we lost four American lives in his opening statement, he addressed the scandal.  The one step that led to his resignation.  There was not many occurrences, just this one.

The article also stated this, “Republicans have accused Washington’s UN envoy Susan Rice of misleading the country by telling Sunday talk shows after the attack that it was part of a “spontaneous” protest against the anti-Islam video.”  That’s funny, I believe this means the media diverted attention of the American public away from those who were responsible and onto an anti-muslim video, or a group of extremists.  Just outside of America.  But where are the media cameras covering the stories of what our troops are doing on the ground overseas?  Where are the cameras when the stories of those soldiers returning with PTSD or strange illnesses need to be heard?

Listen guys, I was always a strong believer in our media, our government and our country.  However people don’t want to look anymore, you as readers are not curious.  The said truth is that the majority believes whatever the news puts out for them too read.  Was Mitt Romney a good choice?  No.  Perhaps that is why he won.

Sure some can say that the scandal and the investigation have nothing to do with one another, but I don’t believe it for a second.   President Obama and those in charge of handling this story publicly have slipped.

  1. A major story released on a Friday?  Yeah ok…
  2. A little over 48 hours after the story breaks the mysterious other woman who was threatened all of a sudden is willing to put herself out there and share her entire story?
  3. Where is Paula Broadwell throughout the entire week?  Her family? Friends?
  4. General Petraeus steps up, on national TV and says hey I’m sorry, I messed up, admits to the affair, however doesn’t give any details, or timeline to when and what happened?
  5. The head of the CIA got caught because of an email trail…
  6. Paula Broadwell had a substantial background regarding military intelligence, I am sure she would not have sent “threatening emails” without realizing the repercussions of the matter at hand.
  7. Who the hell is Jill Kelley and why do we care about this lady and General Allen all of a sudden?
Wake up guys, it’s not Anthony Weiner or Eliot Spitzer.  I remember their faces, their was remorse, they woke up and realized their mistake, whether it was because they were losing a lifetime reputation or a love, they felt it.  This guy stepped down, la dee da da and just four days after the election?  Yeah no, sorry don’t buy it.
Also why is this being dealt with over two months after the attack?  How are we supposed to prevent another one if we are not even sure what caused this one?  President Obama I am disappointed you are more worried about your own security in the White House than in an American’s safety.  If this was truly a “surprise” I am sure President Obama would have pursued it with an intensity that none could match.
One last thing.  The original day for Petraeus to testify was Thursday November 15th, 2012.  Why Friday?  Another dead news day? There is more behind the David Petraeus scandal and unfortunately whoever handled the initial press release was obviously pressed by time.

 

Iran Drone

Enhanced by Zemanta

One Response to David Petraeus Scandal Pressed by Time?

  1. Kira Majeau says:

    John McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *