Sunday, February 19, 2017

#PizzaGate: Back to #Benghazi

First a dose of reality so we can continue on with our goal(s). When the Podesta Emails started to fall into place and pedophilia began to emerge, the rage was swift and completely understandable. But even at that early stage signs were evident that emotion was ruling the investigation. Not only was any person not jumping on the PizzaGate bandwagon labeled a pedophile, but Internet lynch mobs had ropes-in-hand ready to execute judgment on any and all offenders.

Before anyone really had a chance to put emotions in check a larger, even more horrifying picture emerged. A picture with no real center, no one place where a finger could aim at the focal point from which such evil emanated. This evil goes back and forth, up and down, inside and outside; there seems to be no place left untouched by the scourge of human trafficking.

So now the lynch mobs want all of the human traffickers dead-and-buried. In our imaginations this can be done in one fell swoop. CIA? Gone. ISIS? Gone;. Sudan? Gone. Mexico? (Shhh. We cannot discuss Mexico.) Of course! Gone! Haiti? Whoa, wait a second. There are innocent women and children there. We cannot just get rid of Haiti (nor can we "just get rid of" any of those I listed, nor the dozens I did not list). Something called "reason" needs to be injected into this discussion, and no one is going to like it much.

People have been sold into slavery since the Book of Genesis. For well-intentioned people to want to eradicate such abuse is commendable, even honorable. It is just not realistic. Americans are experiencing an awakening as to the realities of this world, but those realities are only new to us. What we must do now is what we can in our small corner of the world and consider ourselves lucky if we save a handful of these victims because, without our Special Forces going into Iraq/Syria and rescuing the thousands of Yazidi who were kidnapped off of Sinjar Mountain, a handful is really the most realistic goal we can set for ourselves.

In fact, how many people were thinking about the Yazidi right before they saw the word in the last sentence? What about the Kurds? What do readers think happened to the wives and children of all of the men the Islamic State has beheaded? I could go on, but I will spare the reader.

PizzaGate is not all doom-and-gloom. We just have to settle for far less than the Moon. Say, a pizza joint owner and people with intimate knowledge of the activities that occurred in a  compound located in Benghazi, Libya. For new readers who think I just changed the subject, I did not:

For all of the money and temporary fame Kris Paranto has received, we really never learned anything from him. As I pointed out in 2013, nothing he wrote in "13 Hours" was different from the original report on Fox News, 2012:

So what is he hiding under the guise of a confidentiality agreement? Paranto will not even name the company for whom he contracted (and presumably still does). Why not? I am sure the money from his new literary career is more than enough to cover a lawsuit...assuming the company involved has the time and money to file in court once its misdeeds are exposed. Another possibility is that someone threatened his family. But, over what? Keeping a secret that was not a secret (gun-running)? We all knew aobut it at the time so there is certainly no need for his employer to become melodramatic.

What exactly was happening in that "CIA annex"? Is "CIA" being used as a synonym for "DynCorp"? Is that why we know absolutely nothing about what was happening there, long after so-called "black sites" had been outlawed? At the time I thought maybe we were holding prisoners there for interrogation or awaiting transport, but Paranto remained mum on this issue. Every time I asked him the purpose of the annex, his answer was always the same, "Someone's gonna have to come forward". When I tried to press the issue, he either mentioned the confidentiality agreement or simply clammed up. Clearly he is hiding something big.

One thing is certain: Our government did not pay close to three dozen people to occupy an empty building while playing with reptiles and video games, and playing "Soul Train" in front of security cameras in their spare time.  Furthermore, I can only think of one possibility so heinous that I would gladly pay that $250,000 breach of confidentiality fine, and which is also so heinous that anyone remotely involved would rather die than divulge it to the world.

I wonder if that is the reason Dylan Davies was forced underground. I wonder if that is the reason Lee Stranahan dropped Benghazi altogether. I wonder if that is why Iran sponsored the attack of September 11, 2012. I wonder if that is why it took three weeks to scrub the scene before the FBI was allowed into the compound.

After all, $32 billion per year is a lot of money.

Human Trafficking.

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