Thanks for telling me it was a good day until I briefed you. [General Petraeus]—You are only interested in your career and provide no support to your staff—no msn [mission] support and you don’t care.
I cannot support a msn that leads to corruption, human right abuses and liars. I am sullied—no more. I didn’t volunteer to support corrupt, money grubbing contractors, nor work for commanders only interested in themselves.
I came to serve honorably and feel dishonored. I trust no Iraqi. I cannot live this way.
All my love to my family, my wife and my precious children. I love you and trust you only. Death before being dishonored any more.
Trust is essential—I don’t know who trust anymore. [sic] Why serve when you cannot accomplish the mission, when you no longer believe in the cause, when your every effort and breath to succeed meets with lies, lack of support, and selfishness?
Reevaluate yourselves, cdrs [commanders]. You are not what you think you are and I know it.
COL Ted Westhusing
Life needs trust. Trust is no more for me here in Iraq.
Two years before Westhusing left for Baghdad, he had finished his doctoral dissertation in philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta. The focus was on honor and the ethics of war. Westhusing wanted to understand arete—the ancient Greek word meaning virtue, skill, and excellence. His quest for understanding the concept was, he believed, a central part of his existence. “Born to be a warrior, I desire these answers not just for philosophical reasons, but for self-knowledge,” he wrote.
Westhusing did not find excellence or virtue in Iraq.
When he was in Iraq, Westhusing worked for one of the most famous generals in the U.S. military, David Petraeus. In January, Petraeus was appointed by President Bush to lead all U.S. forces in Iraq. As the head of counterterrorism and special operations under Petraeus, Westhusing oversaw the single most important task facing the U.S. military in Iraq then and now: training the Iraqi security forces.
Petraeus was impressed with Westhusing. By 2005, Petraeus had become a darling of the U.S. media thanks, in part, to his success in helping stabilize and rebuild northern Iraq. Petraeus liked what he saw in Westhusing and promoted him from lieutenant colonel to full colonel. In a March 2005 e-mail, Petraeus told Westhusing that he had “already exceeded the very lofty expectations that all had for you.”
It appears that shortly after writing the note, at about 1 p.m. Baghdad time, Westhusing took the 9 mm Beretta automatic pistol he’d been issued at Fort Benning five months earlier, placed it behind his left ear, and pulled the trigger.
After Westhusing’s death, there was a great deal of speculation.
Some family members and friends began wondering if he had been murdered.
Westhusing was supposed to leave for the U.S. on July 7. Yet he killed himself on June 5.
Why, they asked, couldn’t he stick it out for just one more month?
Much of the speculation focused on USIS and the contractors.
Did Westhusing have evidence that the contractors wanted to keep quiet?
There were conflicting stories from the contractors about how they discovered Westhusing’s body. One manager said that the first time he went to find Westhusing after lunch on June 5, the door to Westhusing’s room was locked.
But on a second visit, he said, he found the door unlocked. Further, one of the first people to find Westhusing in his room, a military contractor, moved Westhusing’s pistol from its original position, claiming he had done so for safety reasons.
That person was never checked for gunpowder residue.
“The big news at this year’s Bilderberg meeting is the arrival of General David Petraeus, who was forced out last November as head of the US Central Intelligence Agency under circumstances which strongly suggested that he had taken part in a Seven Days in May scenario, joining with a shadowy cabal of generals, admirals, politicians, pollsters and defense contractors to oust Obama from the White House regardless of the actual vote count last November, and to install a permanent dictatorship of war and austerity under the figurehead of the Wall Street financier Willard Mitt Romney.
"I'll tell you right now, unequivocally; I won't give the reason for your resignations.... If I were to do that, this country would go right down the drain..."
President Jordan Lyman
"You can't HANDLE the truth!!"
Colonel Nathan R. Jessep
The best-known public manifestation of that effort has so far been the Benghazi incident of September 11, 2012, an orchestrated pre-election provocation (or “October surprise”) intended to put the Obama campaign on the defensive.
From the Bush-Clinton transition, January 1993.
Romney and Rove's October Surprise Redux: The Smoking Gun from Paul Coker on Vimeo.
Hillary Clinton went on National Television to blame internet video "The Innocence of Muslims" for triggering a spontaneous protest in Libya which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.
Because that's the CIA told her had happened.
That's NOT what they told the Romney/Ryan Campaign - they told THEM it was an Act of Terror.
At 10:08 EST, footage of the raid on the Benghazi compound shot (and EDITED) by the attackers themselves had already begun airing on CNN on Anderson Cooper's AC360 9/11 Special.
A physcial tape of the (first) attack, edited on an offline editing suite had been handed to CNN and was broadcast live on CNN within 5 hrs of the shooting starting - Al-Jazeera did not recieve a copy.
At 10:08 EST (4:08am in Libya), CIA Officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were still alive.
The CIA sponsored ,militia had just (miraculously) located the super-top secret CIA Secruity Annex and unleashed a SECOND, murderous assault, with the clear intent to leave no-one left alive, only withdrawing when friendly Libyan Miilitias loyal to the Government arrived to chase off the CIA Contra under the Command of Director Petreaus in Langley,
David Petreaus tried to murder him own people at Benghazi.
The Benghazi Muggers in Their Own Words (Now with Partial Arabic Translation) from Paul Cokeron Vimeo.
The following was written by the original YouTube user who had the (partial) translation done, and I cannot vouch for it, although I do intend to seek out my own translater for the Mahgrebi Arabic being spoken by the frightened looking men with AK's cowering in fear of the one, batsh*t crazy Arab speaking with a Gulf Arabic dialect and accent, because even to Anglophone easrs, the two are really distinct and he's clearly the only out of town "terrorist" taking part in this glorified mugging.
Just one "terrorist", shooter with an asault weapon and home made flash-bangs.
Damn - that's only about 1/6 as many "terrorist" shooters with assault weapons as we involved in carrying out Columbine.... And they had way better pipe bombs, to boot.
Surely it can't just be because he's brown he's classed as a "terrorist" by The White Man in America, now could it...?
"As I listened to the terrorists speaking in loud voices and at times yelling, I wondered where the American Diplomatic Security Special Agents were?
Perhaps the nine foot block walls cut out the noise or maybe the terrorists were not even at the U.S. Consulate compound
(as it turns out, they were right outside the compound).
I thought surely the CIA looked at this video and immediately had it translated and examined to learn what was said and to determine where the terrorists were having their little talk.
I thought surely all of the major TV networks and of course the NY Times have reporters who have heard this audio.
Surely they all must know what is being said.
So where is the translation?
After searching for a certified Arabic translator for three weeks, I finally found one who agreed to translate this video into English.
Unfortunately, once he actually saw and listened to the video he became very distressed. He said that these "people" do not truly represent Islam. After listening patiently to a 1½ hour history lesson on Islam and reading parts of an English translation of the Koran with him, I agreed the terrorists did not represent Islam.
Actually I agreed with him immediately, but he didn't believe me I guess [ GEE, I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY...] —because he kept going. I listened patiently as he proved the terrorists did not represent Islam.
Anyway he finally watched and listened to this short video clip for about an hour.
In the end, he was clearly too stressed to share the translation of everything he heard and he implied that the terrorists were speaking in two different Arabic dialects, Libyan (Maghrebi), which he understood, and another one which he could not understand very well.
So I have concluded that I need another Arabic speaking translator for the parts my translator could not understand or refused to translate for me.
If anyone wants to help, please let me know what you hear in the comments section.
Now as to what my certified translator did translate for me. First he concluded that the terrorists did not seem to have a clear leader. Words and phrase that he could clearly understand are as follows:
00:00-00:05 Announcer: "We are now showing you the first pictures of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi."
00:21 "I swear to God you did your best."
00:22 "Listen to me."
00:22 "Take pictures, take pictures."
00:23-24 "Keep it moving."
00:30 "Listen to me."
00:31 "We did something, no need to waste time talking. We can move forward."
00:32 "I'll stay with you and what I am feeling is the same as you."
00:33 "The American."
00:40--00:41 "You do not know what's going on."
Note: Here the terrorist may be speaking to the young man in the navy *blue* vest.
I have concluded that he is a frightened *Blue* Mountain security guard who was lucky to escape with his life.
00:56—00:58 "Try from other (spot, place, side, or direction.)"
01:01 "Trying from other direction."
"Keep using the camera to take pictures."
"Need to show what we can do to America."
"Say or remember God."
"Young men, listen to me."
"The window toward the yard."
"Let them bleed." "
The Benghazi incident occurred in the area of command responsibility of General Petraeus as CIA Director, and of General Carter Ham, head of the US Africa Command.
Petraeus, Allen, Gaouette, Ham The Benghazi Story The Media Isn't Telling You from Paul Coker on Vimeo.
"Why doth Treason never prosper...?
...for if it prospered, none dare call it Treason...."
Both of these officers, along with Afghanistan commander General Allen, NATO commander Admiral Stavridis, and a dozen or more others of flag rank were ousted for various official reasons in a post election purge.
John Bolton and Gretchen FINALLY get it: - "This would be an Incredibly Stupid Cover-up....It makes no sense!" from Paul Coker on Vimeo.
But there is good reason to conclude that the United States had narrowly escaped what might be called a veiled military coup d’état.“