It seems that Peyton Place has entered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), our military and other branches of our federal government. This is what happens when a nation takes their eyes off of God. This latest episode’s focus is related to sexual scandal in high places, breaches of national security, the recent elections, and testimony about the recent tragedy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. The players as of this writing are as follows: 1)David Petraeus, Retired General and current Director of the CIA. 2)Paula Broadwell, biographer of Petraeus who also played the role of his mistress. She may have received top security clearance information from him, and her computer was just confiscated by the FBI. 3)Jill Kelley, a friend of the Petraeus family who was perceived as a threat by Broadwell to her relationship with Petraeus. She contacted the FBI about perceived threats from Broadwell which opened up this entire can of worms. Kelley also has a position as a social liaison with the military. (My, they seem to have quite a social life). 4)John Allen, the active leading general in Afghanistan. Allen was up for a promotion as commander of all of Europe but the recent revelations may jeopardize this. Allen has had a 20,000-30,000 page e-mail correspondence going on with Jill Kelley since 2009. One wonders where does he find time to lead his troops? Mike Huckabee summed up all of this very well by saying that all of this sexual scandal may eventually lead to clear answers about the travesty in Bengazi. We need to pray for honest revelation, truth and justice to be done. It is interesting that this scandal and Petraeus’ resignation broke out extremely close to two major events: 1)Petraeus’ testimony about Benghazi which was scheduled for this week, and 2)the national elections last week! Petraeus’ testimony for this week has been cancelled, at least temporarily. (By design?) How sad that the mainstream media jumps right into this scuttlebutt with both feet, yet avoids comprehensive coverage of the four Americans who were needlessly killed in Benghazi on September 11. What a shame this entire story is to our nation. Our country use to ring with integrity. As this story grows, there is only more egg on our face. It reminds one of Watergate does it not? One wonders how many people will be implicated and how far this story will go. Will security breaches be determined? How large is this sex scandal? Was blackmail involved? How are these awful deeds related to the killings of United States ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, his fellow diplomat Sean Smith, and the two heroic retired Navy Seals and current CIA operatives Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty?
“What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.” The Lord help this sin sick, power hungry, God ignoring and sex saturated nation before it is too late. Pastor Steve