David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents and his own bodyguards who made sure his affair was exposed, claims new book

  • Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, and Jack Murphy, a former Green Beret, reveal the new claims in their book ‘Benghazi: The Definitive Report’
  • Petraeus was humiliated after a ‘palace coup’ by high-level intelligence officers who did not like the way he was running the CIA, authors say
  • The book also claims that Petraeus and Ambassador Chris Stevens were caught off guard by Benghazi consulate attack because they weren’t briefed about on-going U.S. military operations in Libya
  • Webb and Murphy say Benghazi attack was a retaliation for secret raids authorized by Obama security adviser John Brennan

Michael Zennie
The Daily Mail [UK]
10 February 2013

David Petraeus was betrayed by his own bodyguards and vengeful high-ranking enemies in the CIA, who made sure his affair with his biographer was exposed to the public, a new book claims.

MailOnline can reveal a new angle on the story that rocked Washington last fall. It comes from two retired special operations commandos – a Navy SEAL and a Green Beret – who say they discovered a plot against the former CIA director while doing research about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Senior CIA officers targeted Petraeus because they didn’t like the way he was running the agency – focusing more on paramilitary operations than intelligence analysis. They used their political clout and their connections to force an FBI investigation of his affair with Paul Broadwell and make it public, according to ‘Benghazi: The Definitive Report.’

‘It was high-level career officers on the CIA who got the ball rolling on the investigation. It was basically a palace coupe to get Petraeus out of there,’ Jack Murphy, one of the authors, told MailOnline…

…Webb and Murphy claim that the ‘inside’ story of the attack – as told by their connections in the CIA and special operations units of the military – show that Brennan never warned the CIA or Stevens about ongoing U.S. military operations in the country.

Had the State Department and the intelligence community known about what was happening, they would have stepped up security in Benghazi and could have prevented the tragedy…

…Behind closed doors, President Obama had given his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, carte blanche to run operations in North Africa and the Middle East, provided he didn’t do anything that ended up becoming an exposé in The New York Times and embarrassing the administration. In 2012, a secret war across North Africa was well underway…

The complete article is at The Daily Mail.

H/T The Ulsterman Report

Related: Rep. Tom Cotton Slams AWOL Obama: “A Complete Failure of Leadership”

Freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a former captain in the Army, slammed President Obama today for going AWOL as US personnel were being slaughtered in Benghazi. Cotton obliterated the president on his actions as the Benghazi consulate burned on 9-11…

CAJ note: Keep your eye on this young Congressman. We believe this is another conservative star on the rise…

Obama had plenty of time to save Benghazi lives

…Obama stated during a presidential debate in October that he was informed of the siege early on. The significance of this admission cannot be overstated due to its implications concerning U.S. opportunity to save lives.

The fact Obama knew early on is corroborated by Panetta and by Gen. Dempsey, who spoke with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for 15 minutes just after he had received the news of the Benghazi attacks. Again, that would be the only conversation anyone would have with Hillary during the duration of the seven-hour siege.

The reason that these facts are so significant is that the president and the secretary of state had nearly seven hours to save the lives of the four who were slaughtered by terrorists at the consulate compound…

Read the whole thing!

But, hey! There was the Vegas gig to attend the next day. Priorities, People!

Also at The Ulsterman, Did Leon Panetta Offer Clues Of Obama Administration Benghazi Cover-Up?

During his testimony this week regarding the Benghazi Massacre that left four dead Americans including the firt U.S. Ambassador to be killed in the line of duty in over 30 years, outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta offered some subtle distinctions between what he states as fact, and what the Obama White House told the American public in the days and weeks after the Benghazi attack…

And, if this is true, it should blow the lid off Brennan’s nomination, at the very least: “John Brennan did convert to Islam when he served in an official capacity on behalf of the United States in Saudi Arabia.”

John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia, states former FBI agent, John Guandolo. John Guandolo wrote the first Muslim Brotherhood training manual for the FBI.

Read it.

UpdateLindsey Graham on Benghazi: Yeah, That “What Does It Matter” Answer Wasn’t Good Enough

Also, Did Obama Administration And John Brennan Lie, And Allow Release Of A Benghazi Suspect?

Update 2Sen. Ted Cruz Questioning on Benghazi Attack: It was 23 Days before Attack Scene was Secured; Military Not Asked to Secure It – Video 2/7/13


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