close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Will Petreaus be subpeoned to testify about Benghazi?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Michael Rye, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Michael Rye

    Michael Rye

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,730
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    SC
  2. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    13,845
    Likes Received:
    707
    Location:
    Kansas
    Hope he and Hillary both get subpoenaed.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    36,367
    Likes Received:
    642
    Location:
    Troy
    Omamma will save their azzes, just like Holder.
     
  4. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 1999
    Messages:
    14,052
    Likes Received:
    4,019
    Location:
    Oh, USA
    No, they will save his. How many Oliver Norths does one president need? This guy goes through sacrificial goats like there is no tomorrow.
     
  5. czsmithGT

    czsmithGT

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,753
    Likes Received:
    2,134
    Yes, absolutely. So will Hillary.
     
  6. wrenrj1

    wrenrj1

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,047
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    Huskerville
    Time for peoples' consciousness to come about. I hope that he and Hillary do so. They owe it to those that died. Their political careers are done, time to do the right thing.
     
  7. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    1,763
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Yep. This runs a lot deeper than anyone in the administration has admitted.

    Maybe Obama's lousy performance in the first debate was related to a briefing about Petreaus' screw up and implications for the election; this news would be especially troubling if the CIA flubbed Benghazi because the general's attention was elsewhere. I'm thinking O learned about the scandal long before Petreaus resigned.
     
  8. czsmithGT

    czsmithGT

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,753
    Likes Received:
    2,134
    I think you are right.
     
  9. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Messages:
    6,391
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    NoVA
    This.

    ...and when they do, all of GT will be heartbroken and disappointed to find that there is no grand conspiracy.

    (or actually they will claim that everyone involved lied under oath- simply because it doesn't fit their hateful anti-American narrative)
     
  10. czsmithGT

    czsmithGT

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,753
    Likes Received:
    2,134
    Petraeus lied to Congress and Clinton failed to adequately protect her Ambassador. Rice lied to the American people and Obama lied in his speech to the UN. Why on earth would Congressional oversite committee and the American people deserve to figure out why? Let's just forget the whole thing.
     
  11. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    1,763
    Location:
    SW Florida
    I really hope the general comes away tarnished only by the sexual indiscretion. His distinguished professional record can survive that scandal.

    I fear he may have allowed his temptress to get too close to secret info and he may have missed the seriousness of warnings about how dangerous Benghazi had become. As well as he understands terrorists, it's hard to imagine he underrated the threats.

    Time will tell. His testimony is critical. He will be treated fairly by cross examiners on both sides unless there are misgivings about his answers.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  12. jpa

    jpa CLM

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Messages:
    8,030
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Las Vegas NV
    He and everyone else who knew anything and passed it up their chain needs to testify. That's why they're all resigning now.
     
  13. GAFinch

    GAFinch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    5,937
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Georgia
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a lot of what he would've testified about is classified knowledge. Now that he's resigned and had his security clearance revoked, he can't talk about it can he?
     
  14. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    1,763
    Location:
    SW Florida
    I think he can answer anything asked in a closed hearing environment. As I understand it, the public, cameras, reporters, curious colleagues, even high-ranking officials will be kept out. However, committee members conducting the hearings have the necessary top secret clearance.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  15. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,513
    Likes Received:
    110
    Location:
    Florida
    BTW where is Hillary ? not seen her on TV for a week or so.
     
  16. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Messages:
    23,156
    Likes Received:
    7,557
    some give obama too much credit, thinking he orchestrated a cover up when in fact this is the result of his incompetence.
     
  17. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,706
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Location:
    the narrow way
    What happened at our Benghazi consulate proves unequivocally that the leaders and heads of our government are a litany of fools one and all.

    Heck, a housewife living in a trailer from No-Wheresville, Miss, would have made the conclusion that danger was imminent due to the previous actions of the indigenous population as well as the actions of other nation's concerning the rising problems in the region.

    Most all the other countries decided to leave when the danger became greater than the benefit(s) of staying.

    Due to the escalating dangers of being there, which was tactically proven to exist beyond all doubt PRIOR to the attack which murdered four people, those in our consulate were asking for MORE help and protection if the white house was going to make them stay in country.

    If anyone wants to know more facts than the mass misinformation news outlets are willing to provide, simply research when other nations started pulling their people out of Benghazi and EVEN more importantly, WHY THEY DID SO.
     
  18. CAcop

    CAcop

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2002
    Messages:
    20,752
    Likes Received:
    3,349
    Location:
    California
    He could even talk about things in public if when he was debriefed they told him he could talk about it in public.

    Look at Paul Howe and his book. He describes things he did in Somalia. Then look at Mark Bowden's book Killing Pablo. The Delta guys talked about the sruveillance they did from a military base. They did not talk about the picture of them sitting next to a very dead Pablo.
     
  19. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,706
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Location:
    the narrow way
    Great points.

    This whole, so called, scandal concerning Petraeus is simply giving the mass misinformation media something to put on the airwaves instead of what certain outgoing members of Congress and the POTUS are going to try to ram through in their waning lame duck sessions.

    Of I were a reporter, I would be watching closely EVERYTHING coming out of or going on in wash, dc.

    The Petraeus thing is merely pablum like gossiping to keep the sheeple busy in order to avoid reporting on what's really going on in DC between now and Jan 20, 2013. The only thing better would be mr soetoro ordering strikes with cruise missiles so as to punish "those responsible" for attacking our Benghazi consulate. Such a strike would give the mass fake media hours upon hours of useless "news."
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  20. Averageman

    Averageman

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,012
    Likes Received:
    0
    He has volunteered to testify, but what will we learn from this?
    He has already said it was a "Flash Mob" like demonstraition, he would have to recount that statement and offer something a bit more logical. I don't think you will see that happen.
    1) Did the President give full authorization to go to any measure to get those 4 out of harms way? He says he did, who can back up that statement and more important who called a "Stand Down" if the POTUS actually did give the order?
    2) What happened to cause the security force to laser designate mortar positions without air support? Logically you would be trying to fight your way out, not stop and call in air support with laser designation if no one was there to engage the designated targets.
    3) What happened to the call for more security weeks and months before this happened and what about the reports of Police reconing the safe house a day before the fire fight?
    4) How long have they known about Patreaus's affair and why didn't they take action before?
    It is rather convienant that this all hits the fan after the election, make me think it was carefully handled to fall just this way.
    We will never get the real answers. Think Fast and Furious.