So here’s just a tidbit of the news over the past week…
The incoming CEO of Lockheed/Martin – the largest DoD contractor – is fired over an affair
Lt. General David Petraus, US Army, Director, CIA, long and honorable service to his country – resigns over an affair; was to testfiy to Congress over Benghazi-gate. Bret Baier, FoxNews, tweeting he no longer will testify: “With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be “stunned” by the announcement”
SecState Hilary Clinton – will resign “days after inauguration.”
Now I DO write novels, as a matter of fact (and just got an excellent review of China Rising from a National Security professional who was on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, BTW)
BUT … would I write a novel like this?
FADE IN ….
American consulate security staff stripped in the face of rising local violence and accelerating tempo of anti-Western attacks, attacks that already have driven the Brits and the Red Cross from the area, an area home to at least 10 Al Qaeda training camps – AFTER we bombed the former government out of power and got their leader murdered in the street. Current Libyan “government” agrees to provide local security team instead of trained, experienced, American professionals POTUS has withdrawn…
American ambassador flies to a consulate remote from his Embassy to meet with Turkish ambassador.
Russia makes VERY plain to America that she WILL NOT TOLERATE American assistance to those trying to overthrow Russian client Assad.
America setting up transfer of “lost” weapons from Libya to Syria via Turkey (why the meeting with Turkish ambassador that night), weapons transfers to be to Syria Al Qaeda affiliates overthrowing Assad.
Unknown to POTUS, SecDef and SecState, American CIA contractors (former SEALs) are in-country to “track” Ghaddafi’s “lost” arsenal of weapons, including shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.
Consulate attacked just after Turkish ambassador departs. Attack coordinate and made with heavy (Russian?) weapons, local security – fades away.
Unexpected SEALs, against orders, implement rescue mission from CIA Annex, save two dozen but lose the ambassador, ultimately are killed in firefight.
During firefight those SEALS use laser designators – the type that require synch to a local, on-station attack aircraft (armed drone, AC-130, F/A-18) in order to acquire target. Yet target never engaged by those orbiting assets.
During firefight POTUS, SECSTATE and others (Petraus?) watch live video feed from unarmed drone over firefight, watch Americans fight, let Americans die.
Standing orders – order that MUST be countermanded in order to be stopped – are that an attack on an ambassador is automatically responded to and reinforced… unless recalled by POTUS / SecDef. No reinforcement or rescue operation launched…
Next morning two flag officers are relieved – General Ham, 4-star Commander of Africom (who was on all the email and radio traffic and probably watched the video feed), and Admiral Gaouette, Commander of Mediterranean carrier task force centered on Carrier USS Stennis (ditto).
Had Ham launched an AC-130 against orders, or not recalled it? Had Gaouette launched F/A-18, or not recalled them? What else could have synched with the laser designators? Were those A/C on-station and awaiting authorization to engage from POTUS/SecDef who were watching our men fight and die, but who refused to authorize engagement to save them?
POTUS, State, UN Ambassador, WH Press Secretary, DoD all tell lies to America, the UN and the world for two months about why the local attack in Benghazi.
Presidential election held, POTUS re-elected
Within DAYS…. Secret Service agent commits suicide, General Ham still relieved, Adm Gaouette still relieved, Gen Petreaus resigns over “affair,” incoming CEO of largest DOD contractor, Lockheed / Martin resigns over “affair.” SecState Clinton announces resignation effective 1/20/13. AG Holder announces resignation 1/20/13.
Would even I – whose recent novel included nuking Mecca and Medina – write this?!? …. Or would it be too entirely unbelievable?
But – IT ISN’T A NOVEL … THIS IS ALL REAL.
How do YOU spell “conspiracy”?
O B A M A.
What’s …. NEXT ?????