November 12, 2012

The Dark Twists and Turns

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This whole Patraeus thing is like a frickin' train wreck. Folks, I hate to admit this, but I can't quit reading about it. It just gets crazier and crazier. It falls into the category of 'you can't make this $hit up'. I read all sorts of spy/CIA/FBI books. From characters Mitch Rapp to Scott Horvath, authors John LeCarre, Tom Clancy. I can't get enough of the rough and tumbly spy world. And they have the FBI pitted against the CIA a lot.

And I've thought, 'Oh, I'm sure this little section is maybe a bit overblown...'

Well, if it was before, it's not anymore. Wow. I think it's not possible to have two agencies that probably hate each other any more than they do now... Good Luck with that one, President Obama.

And can you imagine being the FBI guy who is just casually looking into the potential cyberstalking to help out a friend and then... it gets deeper and deeper and takes some weird ugly holy crap turns?

There has to be some point in time when he or a group of them finally turned over that one rock and realized what they had. It was the big 'Oh F*ck' moment. The 'wait, this is wrong. Let's retrace our steps... we didn't do something right' moment.

I was privy to one of those moments once, a non-bloggable moment, not nearly to the degree as what we're seeing with the CIA, but still one of those things you don't forget. One of such dread and horror... and I was a spectator watching the train go out of control. It was not a 'pull up a chair and get popcorn' moment. It was a 'grab a garbage can so we can all throw up' moment.

The cold heat... the flush of the face, the cold sweat, the adrenaline flow of 'no... this cannot be...' Yet it was.

If you've had one of those life altering moments, even been witness up front and personal, when you witness something like this Patraeus thing... you start thinking of the background players, the guy that turned over that rock and thought, "oh... oh... oh... no... Please... no..."

Crazy stuff.

Posted by Boudicca at November 12, 2012 10:50 PM

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Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 13, 2012 05:53 AM

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Posted by: Bou at November 13, 2012 06:55 AM

There is far more to this Patraeus thing than is being talked about. I don't doubt he had the affair, I question the timing of the release of the info and of his own resignation - right after the election. It's like they held this over his head for months, keeping him quiet about Benghazi until the election was done. Then he resigns rather than be fired publicly. And now H. Clinton won't be testifying due to ... scheduling conflicts.

My god. The coverup of Benghazi just gets deeper and I see that Patraeus will be the one who takes the full blame.

Posted by: Kris, in New England at November 13, 2012 08:52 AM

Re: your comments, I sat here like a dope writing you what I thought was a witty comment the other day (was it yesterday?), about palmetto bugs. It did, admittedly, have a few mostly inoffensive swear words -- like "crapola," and "bigassed," but nothing shocking. Well. Let me tell you, for nearly 20 minutes I sat here and tried to find synonyms, euphemisms, and otherwise less-offensive alternatives to these words -- including sticking asterisks in place of vowels -- so I could post this comment. I thought I had used a whole bunch of words that you must have blacklisted or something. Finally, I just gave up. I swear, I thought it was me and that your blog just didn't like me anymore.

Posted by: Erica at November 13, 2012 04:56 PM

Looks like we read exactly the same books.

Posted by: patti at November 14, 2012 08:31 AM