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Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?
Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Max Fisher

Posted on 11/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PST by Seizethecarp

I can only imagine three possible explanations, all of which should be taken with many grains of salt:

1. Intelligence from faraway conflict areas can be hazy, and the story got honestly confused. Who knows how long or convoluted the chain of information was from Benghazi to Broadwell, whether or not it went through Petraeus, and it’s not hard to imagine a misstatement or mistake getting amplified.

2. She made it up or exaggerated some other piece of information, possibly including the name-dropping implication of Petraeus’s knowledge, either deliberately or mistakenly.

3. The story is true, and she let slip what had otherwise remained a remarkably well-kept secret from the Benghazi incident, which has been characterized by weeks of leaks. If true, it would raise further questions about the CIA’s efforts to maintain necessary levels of security.

I could be missing other possible scenarios, but all of these further raise the concern that, even if Petraeus did not allow classified intelligence to be compromised, his relationship with Broadwell may have heightened that very serious risk.

The full story of Broadwell’s access to Petraeus’s world at the CIA is still not clear, but it appears to have been intimate, perhaps problematically so. The Wall Street Journal now reports that FBI investigators found classified documents on her computer. That Petraeus’s relationship may have jeopardized sensitive intelligence would seem to remain the strongest case for his resignation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; broadwell; ciaprisons; jailbreak; navyseals; obama; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
The intersection of the "sex" scandal and Benghazigate reaches WaPo...a few months too late by design, as usual.
1 posted on 11/12/2012 9:40:04 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: MestaMachine
ping to WaPo suggesting possibility that prisoners at the consulate might be a true story (#3 on list of reasons Broadwell mentioned this as a motive).
2 posted on 11/12/2012 9:42:09 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

CONFIRMED: US Was Holding Prisoners at Benghazi Annex (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, November 12, 2012, 11:24 AM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/fox-news-confirms-us-was-holding-prisoners-at-benghazi-annex-video/


3 posted on 11/12/2012 9:43:09 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Obama's Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: MestaMachine

Benghazigate Ping.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 9:49:27 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Seizethecarp

#3 has to be broken into at least two possible scenarios
A) they had two prisioners before 9/11
B) they captured two enemy who became prisoners during the battle

I view those as very different situations.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 9:53:23 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Seizethecarp

Obama CIA Prison? Now THAT fact would have depressed the turnout of the DUmpster dim voters. LOL.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 9:53:48 AM PST by lodi90
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Heavens to Murgatroid! It WAS true. I bet they had them for a couple of hours at least!
G-d Almighty! When is someone going to give us a straight answer to a straight question? Or has that gone completely out of style?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

7 posted on 11/12/2012 9:54:58 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Seizethecarp

I think I remember reading an article from the Libyan side of things that said that they had taken prisoners, but were forced to release them before they could escape to the airport.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 9:56:00 AM PST by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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To: lodi90

I don’t think we should think of this as a “prison”. It’s more likely to be an interrogation center....like all the others that the CIA managed after 9/11 (remember, Poland and the other twenty-odd countries that we used for such actions). Libya is one of the few countries left that wouldn’t care if we ran an interrogation center on their soil.

This is likely the reason why everyone refused to talk more on the death of the ambassador...there’s a flood-gate of things that they’d have to admit to in public....unrelated to the killing of the ambassador. I would suggest we are all thinking small and in a vastly different direction from what actually was going on there.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 9:57:35 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Army Air Corps

I haven’t stopped for hours and I still can’t keep up. Whew.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 9:58:12 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: LTC.Ret

Yes. 2. They turned them over to the Libyan ‘government’.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 10:00:30 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Seizethecarp

ROTFLMAO. To listen to the news today you can see the Dems throwing
their own under the bus .

Sit back, git the popcorn, and enjoy.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 10:11:12 AM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Because she read about it in Al Jazeera?


13 posted on 11/12/2012 10:15:30 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Seizethecarp
The Wall Street Journal now reports that FBI investigators found classified documents on her computer.

Does she have a security clearance? Is it her assigned computer?

14 posted on 11/12/2012 10:16:20 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: MestaMachine
“Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually, um, 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.”

This sentence needs to be parsed carefully.

1. the annex had Libyan militia prisoners

2. the attach on the consulate was an effort to get these prisoners back.

But the initial attack was the attack on the consulate (not the annex where she says the prisoners were held), so the consulate attack would have occurred _before_ any additional prisoner may have been taken in that attack and taken to the annex to be added to the previously held prisoners, if her statement is true.

This would have been known to all those who tried to blame the attack on the video, if true.

Broadwell had a security clearance and knew the rules, so the words “I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but” should never have come out of her mouth unless she was mentally impaired for some reason. She must have had some basis for thinking that this was declassified.

15 posted on 11/12/2012 10:26:23 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

That’s why, when I first saw the video to mark the time for a ping, I said then that she didn’t seem to know what she was talking about. There were TWO separate battles at that compound that night.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:30:55 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: LTC.Ret

My recollection is the same as yours as far as yours goes, the report I read wasn’t a Fox report it was from the Libyans who worked security and they and the US forces that came in from Tripoli captured two of the attackers. The report I read said they later turned over to the Libyan government.
As I recall the Libyans checked them out and found they were not Libyan and deported them to Tunisia or Turkey. These were probably the guys who were associated with Al Qeada in Iraq.
I’ve got the report in here somewhere and will try to find it to see if my recollection is accurate.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:33 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Seizethecarp

The terrorists that very day said the initial attack on the mission, was revenge for al Libbi’s killing.

The us or liyan security probably captured some of their guys in that initial attack and they ended up in the annex when the survivors moved to that, which is why people last night were thinking the entire thing was about a hidden interrogation center or something and these prisoners had been captured long before. Looks more like they were captured in the first firefight, as the Libyans originally said. I think there was a photo of someone with their arms bound behind their back being taken out among all the other tapes that night.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 10:58:37 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Seizethecarp

GITMO II.

The administration is expanding GITMO.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 10:58:37 AM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/fox-news-confirms-us-was-holding-prisoners-at-benghazi-annex-video/


20 posted on 11/12/2012 11:12:04 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: cruise_missile

No. This administration has been releasing terrorists, and members of this administration were involved in the release of terrorists even before they came to power. Some of Obama’s staffers were part of al Qaeda’s defense team.
Al Qaeda is what is expanding.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 11:15:30 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Revelation 911; MestaMachine
“Jennifer Griffin at FOX News today confirmed that the US was holding prisoners at the Benghazi annex near the consulate compound. US agents handed three prisoners over to Libyan authorities on their way out of the city on September 12. The prisoners may have been held in the compound for several days.”

Bingo!!! Griffen "may have" confirmed that Broadwell know what she was talking about and blew Obama's cover before the election to boot.

Prisoners held SEVERAL DAYS...before 9/11/12!

This totally trashes the Obama admin and Petraeus’ video mob story. Obviously, the CIA knew they had Al Qaeda-linked militia prisoners (extra-legal detention in “sovereign” Libya, no doubt) and Amb. Stevens likely knew as well...or did he? Did he know that there were mad-as-hornet Islamists in the neighborhood looking to spring their buds wherever they could find them on and anniversary of 9/11 or not?

22 posted on 11/12/2012 11:41:10 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Matchett-PI; Seizethecarp

Here on FR we see the words in red: Lose Lips Sink Ships!!!

Pillow talks???


23 posted on 11/12/2012 12:04:06 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: Seizethecarp

She is intel her own self. Stay on it. I flat can’t keep a focus on one thing and do this whole thing. Ping me whenever you get updates. I trust you.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 12:05:11 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

How did the NY Slimes get into her computer???


25 posted on 11/12/2012 12:06:25 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: MestaMachine; Seizethecarp

And it was apparently been observed that hours before the attack there activity to set up suspicious road blocks and check marks around the complexes???


26 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:59 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

Hi, Dan. They didn’t. She talked about it in a speech in Denver. There are videos floating around out there somewhere,


27 posted on 11/12/2012 12:13:12 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Seizethecarp; Revelation 911; MestaMachine

It would be pop-corn time now if it was not so serious of slaughtering of three Americans and a guy Ambassador on American properties!!!


28 posted on 11/12/2012 12:16:06 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: Seizethecarp
Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi? ... I could be missing other possible scenarios,

You could be missing half your brain too. There was a firefight and our guys grabbed some of the attackers temporarily. One might assume you're too stupid to do 10 minutes of research on the internet. Or you're doing this on purpose to create confusion.

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media will not report the truth!

29 posted on 11/12/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: danamco
“And it was apparently been observed that hours before the attack there activity to set up suspicious road blocks and check marks around the complexes???”

Tactically this could be not only to intercept reinforcements but also to prevent any Al Qaeda prisoners from being spirited out the back way by CIA in the “consulate” if the attackers were not sure where the prisoners were being held.

30 posted on 11/12/2012 2:24:42 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

She said that was still being vetted. My guess is Obama threw that excuse around the CIA after they all stopped laughing at the original video excuse.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 5:21:17 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: MestaMachine

Heard today (yesterday) that FBI is in her home right now!!!


32 posted on 11/12/2012 10:00:48 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: Seizethecarp

As far as I heard that was done to locate the precise spots where to placing the fire arms aimed at the two locations!!!


33 posted on 11/12/2012 10:05:33 PM PST by danamco (-)
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