Skip to comments.CIA denies Broadwell claim of “secret prison” in Benghazi annex
Posted on 11/12/2012 7:34:18 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
This seems like a pretty good reason to push the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair from a boys-club peccadillo into a resignation-worthy event. According to a transcript of a speech by Broadwell at the University of Denver the week before the election, Broadwell told an audience that the reason for the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was neither a YouTube video nor a celebration of the anniversary of 9/11, but a prison escape for jihadis secretly held by the CIA in its nearby annex.
Late last night, the CIA denied this report of a secret prison in its now-abandoned Benghazi facility:
The Central Intelligence Agency denied charges Sunday that its annex in Benghazi, Libya secretly held a few jihadi prisoners until it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack. Paula Broadwell, the girlfriend then-CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus, made that claim during an Oct. 26 speech in Denver, Colo.
I dont know if a lot of you have heard this, but the CIA annex had actually had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner. And they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back, Broadwell declared during the speech, at the University of Denver.
Thats still being vetted, she added.
The CIAs denial came just hours after Arutz Sheva, an Israeli news outlet, first published a partial transcript of Broadwells speech. By midnight Sunday, intelligence reporters with both The Daily Beast and The Washington Post were reporting and tweeting, respectively, that the CIA said her claim was false.
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The Daily Beast and The Washington Post were reporting and tweeting, respectively, that the CIA said her claim was false.
In a just world. Oh well.
We can’t believe the CIA’s denial until the Huffington Post weighs in.
We are living in Bizarro World.
Well that would acknowledge the large force of security and heavy arms the Embassy had on hand.........oh wait, it was just an unsecured house with just a few stand your ground American patriots.
Drip .. Drip ... Drip ....
wonder if P did bedtime bragging?
I actually believe the CIA on this claim.
Broadwell was just trying to seem like she had inside information and was still important. Plus, the story tended to help Petraeus.
Well there is still that video of an arab with his hands cuffed behind his back being led to a get a way car at the embassy. The video is floating around on the net still. Would he be one of those prisoners Broadwell was talking about?
“Late last night, the CIA denied this report of a secret prison in its now-abandoned Benghazi facility:”
LOL! Of course the CIA denies this. What else would we expect them to do?
Isn’t the nature of the CIA to lie?
We still are getting more muddling of the timeline and events in Benghazi.
I seem to recall from some of the earlier articles that the CIA (IIRC) had captured a couple of prisoners but the Libyan officials forced them to be turned over to the Libyans.
At the time, the reporting seemed to imply that the prisoners were taken the night of the attacks.
There have been too many versions and denials/confirmations of various events to really know what happened. It will take a full investigation — and even then, we will probably won’t get much resolution. All we would probably get is a select group of commissioners to write up a report similar to the 911 Commission Report.
2 prisoners does not a secret prison make. Looking at the bigger picture this brings me back to when Jennifer Griffin was asked “How solid are your sources?”
“As solid as they get.” Mmmmm......
MAN, is it only me who reads through these articles only to be more confused at the end? Broadwell has an affair with Petraeus, Broadwell states publicly that the Benghazi attack was actually a jailbreak, but in the background, Broadwell is sending harassing email to Jill Kelly? Circles upon circles upon circles. This crap is getting dizzying.
“Isnt the nature of the CIA to lie?”
Most certainly. Disinformation, misinformation.......
Only if Biden goes too. ;-)
Not exactly a reversal of the election, that would be nice. Truth is we would have Biden so little would change. If things go that far and Obama was to be impeached or resign we would still have the same issues unless Biden was deep in the muck as well. I doubt Biden was in the muck, who would trust him to keep quiet?
The terrorists know what was going on in Benghazi because they took whatever sensitive documentation they wanted. It is US that pay for these gun running missions that will not get told what we are buying and selling.
Just heard on Beck that Gen. P was in Lybia on the ground doing his own investigation.
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