Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In the News . . .

By the headlines, I have to wonder what we're not being told. Right before the elections, the Republicans got up in arms over the horrific occurrence in Benghazi. I blogged about that when it happened and wondered why it was handled so casually on so many levels, but once it came to the forefront, a new saga appeared. General Petraeus, after all those years of marriage and all those stars on his shoulders, as head spy of the nation, decided to give infidelity a try? I'm having a hard time sorting this out, then find out another general was not exactly walking the path of discretion himself. It's the timing, just the timing that I find so distracting . . . Now that the hearings are supposed to be scheduled, everything else is up in the air, careers are on the line, and Hillary has other plans.
I've never been able to get my tin foil hat around this administration. The Bush administration was a bit easier, in that they were overtly conspiratorial and authoritarian. It's taken me nearly 4 years and other blog topics to finally realize this administration appears to consider itself above accountability and is quite transparent about it. I'm really embarrassed it's taken me so long to see it. I saw in the first year of the Obama administration, the man has the same countenance that Yul Brenner "put on" to portray Pharaoh.
Now back to the headlines or rather what is missing from the headlines. If it wasn't for Haaretz and Facebook, I wouldn't know much about the rocket fire in Israel and the preparation for self-defense.
This General situation is reminiscent of the Reagan days when Oliver North took the fall for his Commander in Chief, then later he was exonerated or cleared or whatever, so basically we the people never did know what happened, but the same Iran that insisted Reagan be elected also ended up with weapons, but that was President Reagan, so it was all right. I'm guessing it won't be all right this time around with those same people.
The election is past, Benghazi, sadly is history, Generals are being investigated, our leaders are saying they want transparency from behind guarded walls, and I've noticed, CNN has so little to report. It's repetitious or local and the comments page and i- reports fill the domain.
This has also been reminiscent of when the Terri Schaivo situation was in the news. While the public was all up in arms over an emotional and sinful issue, deals were being made and papers were being signed, and except for a few of us irritating bloggers, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America went virtually unnoticed, but is still signed and sitting somewhere to this day.
Well, now considering this administration's stance on immigration, perhaps it's the topic that's not in the news, again . . .
I don't know what we're not being told, but with this much media time dedicated to an Old General's sex life, I'm thinking when we do finally find out what's been in the works, we're going to wish we'd have known sooner. One week ago, states were complaining about election observers, then the voters were complaining that their votes were going to the wrong candidate, and now half the states in the union want to secede and a General's sex life is the top story, still . . . Whatever it is, that's not in the news, must be big or bad or both. Either that, or we as a nation just prefer drama and dirt to news and information.
G-d hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. . . Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. . . . Thy kingdom is divided . . . a Prophet of Holy Scripture
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