- 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
MailOnline (UK), 10 February 2013
Phi Beta Iota: Despite truly superb questions from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) staff, the deal appears to have been cut to confirm Brennan without questioning him about Benghazi or Petraus or his private deal with Jim Clapper. Nor are they addressing Brenan's role in the continued failure of the National Counterterrorism Center (NTSC) over which he had White House oversight. They appear to be excusing his drone campaign, calling the Americans killed by Brennan's order “so-called Americans.” We do not make this stuff up! Of SPECIAL INTEREST is the claim that there is a dual chain of command that by-passed both the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Africa Command. Allen Dulles started this practice and Dick Cheney took it to high art, evidently the SSCI has no interest in this additional violation of the Constitution and all federal laws and regulations. The SSCI Chair and Members are not being serious about this confirmation.