MILNET passing this around.
“Brennan waged his own unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure,” the book says, calling it an “off the books” operation not coordinated with Petraeus and the CIA. The authors then claim that these raids were a “contributing factor” in the militant strike on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex on Sept. 11. The raids, they said, “kicked the hornets’ nest and pissed off the militia.” Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack, “was kept in the dark and ultimately killed in a retaliation that he never could have seen coming,” they wrote. “Likewise, the CIA never knew what hit them.”
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“The reality of the situation is that high-ranking CIA officers had already discovered the affair by consulting with Petraeus’ PSD and then found a way to initiate an FBI investigation in order to create a string of evidence and an investigative trail that led to the information they already had — in other words, an official investigation that could be used to force Petraeus to resign.”