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Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?
Foreign Policy ^ | Blake Hounshell

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:14:16 PM PST by dinoparty

So here is a bizarre twist in the David Petraeus resignation saga.

Paula Broadwell, the biographer revealed as the woman having a secret affair with the now-former CIA director, gave a talk at the University of Denver on Oct. 26 in which she appeared to reveal sensitive, maybe even classified, information about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The most interesting revelation is her claim that the CIA was holding two Libyan militia members prisoner, which may have prompted the attack. (Though she also sought to explain the Obama administration's initial view that the attack was linked to the YouTube video Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islam polemic that sparked riots across the Muslim world.)

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1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:14:20 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty

But Susan Rice said it was spontaneous -— on 5 Sunday talk shows.

Surely Obama and co. aren’t hiding something, are they?

Like Fast and Furious?


2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:19:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: dinoparty
It is this type of information that should get . . .

Zer0 impeached!


3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:19:27 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: dinoparty

Will the Administration need to admit that in addition to their lies about what they knew and when they knew it that The US did in fact have boots on the ground?


4 posted on 11/11/2012 7:24:14 PM PST by JIM O
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To: dinoparty

One possible explanation; we think of it as one event, but in fact there were more like two discrete attacks separated by a lull of some FOUR HOURS.

It’s true that they did take some attackers prisoner in the first attack on the Consulate, and that those guys had been relocated to the Annex, i.e., “The Farm”.

So I think it’s possible she is referring to those guys? She might be suggesting that the motive for the follow-up attack on the annex was motivated by a desire on the part of the comrades of the prisoners to free them from the annex...?

Or perhaps there had been other prisoners there already...?


5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:24:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: dinoparty
Either Broadwell or the blogger that is making the “holding two prisoners” conjecture are taking liberties with attributing the cause of the attacks to the detention of the so called “two militiamen”.
Other sources of leaked information have stated that they were taken captive during the rescue of the personnel at the (consulate?) building where Stephens and the others had been attacked. They were taken to the CIA (safe house?).
Now maybe Al Qaeda then attacked the safe house trying to get them back, but the full scale attack had been underway for hours by then.
7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:29:55 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: dinoparty

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNKRKHv742Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Video of one of the prisoners there (hands bound).


8 posted on 11/11/2012 7:33:38 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: JIM O

Not that it was a huge force, but they did say two military personnel came with the force from Tripoli. There were at least two military in Libya.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 7:34:03 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: All
None of this makes any bit of difference, 4 American's are murdered while a sitting US president denies support. No matter who is involved, what the information is, or why it happened no one will ever be held accountable while living on this earth.

We are witnessing the metamorphoses of the new Amerika, accountability is no longer part of the process for anyone in the government.

10 posted on 11/11/2012 7:41:48 PM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: dinoparty

I posted this link on another thread...this blog is written by a former intel officer; he published his piece about 90 minutes before the guy at Foreign Policy and goes a step further; according to the “formerspook,” the “in-extremis force was the unit that Gen Carter Ham (AFRICOM/CC) wanted to send to Benghazi, but was reportedly over-ruled by officials in DC. And a few weeks later, Ham’s replacement at AFRICOM was announced by none other than Leon Panetta. Ham is retiring months ahead of schedule; just a coincidence, I’m sure:

http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2012/11/who-knew-petraeus-scandal-edition.html


11 posted on 11/11/2012 7:54:48 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I remember hearing that the X-Seals had taken a couple of Libyan’s as prisoners but were forced to release them to the Libyan Government. Who gave the orders to release them?

I also remember reading that the Brits gave all of their arsenal of weapons to our Consulate when they left Benghazi.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 7:55:52 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: dinoparty; ExNewsExSpook
Related threads discussing same topic:

Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help (Classified pillow talk?)

Did Petraeus mistress reveal secret CIA prison?

13 posted on 11/11/2012 8:00:49 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Could there be another possibility ... that the investigation was not “official” but was instead being conducted by some rogue FBI individuals ... because the President and DOJ were actually potential targets of the investigation?


14 posted on 11/11/2012 8:08:22 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: jonrick46

if we’re gonna impeach this puke for Benghazi, let’s get him on the phony citizenship, too. I’m almost 65, & I don’t need all this menus ha crap. sticky


15 posted on 11/11/2012 8:09:52 PM PST by stickywillie (stanley ann went black, & never came back)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 8:11:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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"But Mr. Abu Khattala insisted that he had not been part of the aggression at the American compound. He said he had arrived just as the gunfire was beginning to crackle and had sought to break up a traffic jam around the demonstration. After fleeing for a time, he said, he entered the compound at the end of the battle because he was asked to help try to rescue four Libyan guards working for the Americans who were trapped inside. Although the attackers had set fire to the main building, Mr. Abu Khattala said he had not noticed anything burning.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/world/africa/suspect-in-benghazi-attack-scoffs-at-us.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

17 posted on 11/11/2012 8:17:06 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: dinoparty

we’ve got a sh*tload of contradictions to cut through, and it’s not going to be borin’, in the mornin’. R we havin’ fun yet? It’s not worth sh*t unless we’re havin’ fun.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 8:18:28 PM PST by stickywillie (8)
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To: stickywillie
The Birth Certificate issue is an example of the modus operandi of this entire Zer0 blight on the political landscape. It has been all a fabrication and that also includes this last election fraught with voter fraud. What makes me even angrier, being a former journalism student, is the American press. Its duty as watchdog for the American citizen over the government is as phony as a wooden nickel.

The movie Matrix is close to describing the alternate universe they are creating.

19 posted on 11/11/2012 8:34:07 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: stickywillie
CUT THROUGH THE CRAP


20 posted on 11/11/2012 8:40:20 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: jonrick46

It is this type of information that should get . . .

Zer0 impeached!

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Republicans, especially under Boehner, are not going to do squat about Barack Hussein Obama. Nothing. Never. Eunuchs do not breed, and Republicans do not fight.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 8:47:03 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: New Perspective

No matter who is involved, what the information is, or why it happened no one will ever be held accountable while living on this earth.

We are witnessing the metamorphoses of the new Amerika, accountability is no longer part of the process for anyone in the government.

**************************

Sooner of later there will be a successor state to this thing that squats on the Potomac. It could be better, it could be worse, but this existing thing will not be improved from within.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 8:49:16 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: dinoparty

Bookmark for later


23 posted on 11/11/2012 8:51:04 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Psalm 144

The Republican Party is standing on quicksand with this last election waterloo. They had better wake up and smell the coffee. There are a lot of people mad as hell and will never give another dime to the Republican Party.

The midterm elections should put the Republican Party on notice. How they perform will determine whether their necks will be on the line.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 8:56:37 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

“The midterm elections should put the Republican Party on notice. How they perform will determine whether their necks will be on the line.”

I appreciate your sentiments and passion but we have been saying this about this decrepit, incestuous and ineffective political machine since 2005. Already they are pumping Jeb Bush for 2016.

Too few will pull the trigger on the GOP and have done with it. We will be back at this same place on Armistice Day of 2014.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 9:04:24 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Psalm 144

I believe a Phoenix will rise out of the ashes. That Phoenix may not be the Republican Party. The Zer0 Regime has ruined America for our children. They are on the course to destroy America for future mankind.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 10:01:54 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: dinoparty
Very Interesting!
27 posted on 11/11/2012 10:23:16 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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I retire with a little help from my friends

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28 posted on 11/11/2012 11:02:13 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: fatasshick

So, I suppose that means you believe what O said?


29 posted on 11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST by HollyB
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To: dinoparty

If Ansar al-Sharia wanted to get 2 prisoners from the annex, why did they attack the consulate, and only attack the annex many hours later, when the US security retretated to that position? Did they mistakenly think the prisoners were in the consulate?


30 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:39 AM PST by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: jonrick46

“The movie Matrix is close to describing the alternate universe they are creating”......either that, or Professional Wrestlin’.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 7:45:43 AM PST by stickywillie (8)
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