An ongoing scandal in the USA involving the Top Brass could be just simply a case of men who cannot keep it in their pants (Jeremy Kyle saying) or political intrigue. With a looming investigation into the murder of US ambassador Stevens in Libya the resignation of General Petraeus is perhaps just too convenient.
Search a little online and you will see claims that the embassy was a hotbed of CIA activity and more. General Petraeus who resigned quickly this weekend following a breaking extramarital affair scandal was due to testify in the coming weeks on the death of Stevens. Now he will not have to testify. How very convenient.
Today the scandal has spiralled further out of control. Scandals sometimes spread like wild fire.They can easily consume all in their path. The latest "casualty" is General John Allen. Early indications are that he will keep his job but that may not be so easy. Accused also of having an affair he could find himself in deep water. As a still serving officer in the military it could be that he has broken military law. If that is the case Allen may find himself charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
This latest scandal leaves many questions demanding answers. Was the CIA using the Libyan Embassy for its own ends? How much was the fall of Gaddafi engineered by the West? Are we the West interfering in Syria and beyond for our own mercenary means? Has the Arab Spring actually benefitted the people of the Middle East?
Has the USA yet more blood on its hands? Will the truth come out?