I posted a comment on a piece written by geomoo on this topic - Petraeus, Broadwell, Libya, secret prisons - on 13 November.
"The timing leads me to believe there is a Benghazi connection. There is much speculation about it. If indeed there is a link I expect the truth to emerge somewhere down the road once the the story begins to fade into history and the public's interest has been diverted to other stories."
It did not take long to connect the links.
The establishment media would have us believe that the president learned of the Petraeus - Broadwell investigation two days after the election. The author, see link in the next paragraph, points out that there were press reports as early as last summer and that it defies credibility that the president was not aware of the FBI probe.
The details are presented in a comprehensive op-ed written by Horace G. Campbell which was published in Eurasia Review on 18 November. The article is long, nearly 7 printed pages.
One of the most important revelations is the fact that under Petraeus the CIA was running a base for the recruitment of 'extremists' in Benghazi to fight in Syria with the FSA in opposition to the secular Assad government, another regime change supported by the US, Britain, France and funded directly by the gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
We know from documents captured in Iraq that the area in eastern Libya has historically been a rich source of extremist, al-Qeada linked fighters. In the chart below we see that, on a per capita basis, Libya led all other countries as a source of foreign al-Qeada linked fighters. Benghazi and Darnah were home to most of them.
The ambassador, Christopher Stevens "had become a cheerleader for this cooperation between Special Operations Command and private military contractors." It had been his job to coordinate this kind of warfare in Benghazi.
There is much more, some snippets follow:
General Petraeus had aggressively pushed the military deeper into the C.I.A.’s turf, using Special Operations troops and private security contractors to conduct secret intelligence missions and for fighting. As commander of the United States Central Command Petraeus had refined the trick of fighting with one group and then turning against them later. This double-cross game was taking hold in Libya in order to set back peace and reconstruction in Libya for decades so that Libya would morph into another Somalia.
With the millions of dollars available for suborning journalists and academics and with the complicit media, the narrative about the success of AFRICOM had been widely sold within the United States. It is this attempt to control the narrative that had led to the widespread view in the United States that the NATO operation in Libya was a success. The death of Ambassador Stevens shattered this myth.
General Petraeus graduated from West Point in 1974. Two months before graduation he married Holly Knowlton, the daughter of the superintendent of the acadamy, General William A. Knowlton.
He had become known to those around him as someone who would do anything to advance his career. We catch a view from this angle in an article written by an officer who had served under Petraeus for a number of years.
I think it is important to bring attention to a section in the referenced op-ed under the sub-title "General Petraeus and the Disrespect for Obama". Not sure that I agree but it is worthy of note here.
Because of his endorsement of Lieutenant Colonel William McCoy’s Under
Orders: A Spiritual Handbook for Military Personnel, Petraeus was on the radar of the right. It is not by accident that of the top politicians calling Petraeus at this time was George W. Bush. Bob Woodward in his book Obama’s Wars documented facts of the disrespect exhibited from a section of the military (Crusaders) to Obama. It is important for readers to grasp the deep arrogance of Petraeus in relation to Obama. Much of this has come out in the formulation that Petraeus attempted to ’box in’ the president over the deployment of troops to Afghanistan.
Petraeus, according to the op-ed in Eurasia Review, "had endeared himself to the neocons and the Christian fundamentalists ..." The New York Times called Petraeus "the most prominent military commander over the past decade, the architect of the 2007 troop surge in Iraq." It is obvious that the establishment media has fawned over Petraeus since his purported "success" in Iraq. Petraeus had come to believe that his historical legacy was secure.
Petraeus and his supporters had been confident that the circle of war and destruction would continue for generations. With the support of the media Petraeus had been confident that the full details of the destruction in Libya and alliance with the militias could be kept out of the public domain. The full story is unfolding.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and now Syria. Americans are largely unaware of the immense suffering imposed upon those who live in these distant lands. It is unlikely that most of the people in any of these countries would view the consequences of our involvement in a positive way, or as having brought about an improvement in their lives.
Please read the linked article from Euroasia Review if you are interested in learning more.