Skip to comments.Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help
Posted on 11/12/2012 10:43:50 AM PST by mojito
Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11....
Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack.
Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox News that the CIA annex asked for a special unit, the Commander in Chief's In Extremis Force, to come and assist it. She also said that the force could indeed have reinforced the consulate, and that Petraeus knew all of this, but was not allowed to talk to the press because of his position in the CIA.
"They were requesting the it's called the C-in-C's In Extremis Force a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and the CIA annex. Now, I don't know if a lot of you have heard this but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner, and they think that the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get these prisoners back. It's still being vetted.
"The challenging thing for Gen. Petraeus is that in his new position, he's not allowed to communicate with the press. So he's known all of this they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in Libya, within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening."
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Whoa.. this chick is going to break this story wide open.. She could bring down ZERO!!!
Soooooooooo lady parts and binders?
Which one of these do the sheep still care more about?
Dude! Get a grip.
She’s a journalist; a card-carrying member of the media. She won’t even save her life it meant for Obamugabe being defeated.
Hey, look over here instead of at Obama!
When did Obama issue his directive...this is monumentally key to Benghazi, but NO one is asking the question!
Besides, I can't tell if Broadwell is "guilty" or not!
Would you please post a hotlink to: “ - - - on YouTube under the title “Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell,” - - - - “ ? Thanks.
She is guilty as Heck! Trust me on that one!
Just an observation. It’s kinda odd...someone who has zero journalism experience....gets picked up and approved to be embedded with the big general? Go back and look at day one, and she was some military intellectual who had a number of college degrees and a number of years in the military...nothing else. And she starts reporting for the New York Times?
This is like me getting picked by CNN to be a White House correspondent starting tomorrow morning, or you getting picked up to be a starting catcher for the New York Yankees.
There’s more to this whole story.
Broadwell hasn't helped the old boy out here when she says he knew within 24 hours ..... plus, since she is part of the 'sex scandal', the media is reporting what she said, even the Benghazi-related info. So, the question remains:
Why, three days after this terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, did Petraeus go before the House Intelligence Committee and brief lawmakers that a Youtube video was to blame for a spontaneous protest wholly fictitious that went on, as ranking Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger told ABC on September 14 following the Petraeus briefing, for two to three hours?
Ha, Ha! "Kind of..."? Typical for the man-boy's entire team.
Although I can still throw a rope knee high to second, my knees would never be able to take it!
Sure..she’s going to speak in public about this....classified information from the Director of the CIA, ....two weeks before a presidential election. NOT!
I know that 50% of the population are DUmmies, but the rest of us can see right through this.
Bingo!!!! Much more to this story!
Are you sure about that? Could it be possible she was framed? ;-)
I did find this excerpt of her talk:
“Paula Broadwell spilling secret CIA information”
Ha, ha! She was framed alright. But I have seen a photo and going by the usual FR criteria—what was he thinking?!! Oh My!
Like my wife says, if you’re going to fool around it better be with a Super Model!!!
” - - - she said. “The fact that came out today is that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements.
“They were requesting the it’s called the C-in-C’s In Extremis Force a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and the CIA annex. Now, I don’t know if a lot of you have heard this but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner, and they think that the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get these prisoners back. - - - - .”
Out of the mouth of this smoking-hot BABE, comes THE smoking gun - - - .
Thank you for your “service”, Doctor ‘Petticoat’ Paula.
LET THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS OF BENGHAZI-COWARD OBAMA BEGIN!
Petraeus had a great pickup line. ‘Do you want to write my biography?’ For every King of the Hill, there are women who want to be queen.
So how did a Dilworth mom score this assignment?So it looks like they met in 2006, when she was a 34-year-old grad student and army officer, and it was he who decided to maintain contact with her.
The answer begins at West Point. Broadwell, who grew up in North Dakota, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, also Petraeus's alma mater. She has worked in military intelligence, lived in multiple countries and specialized in counterinsurgency, counterterrorism and geopolitical analysis.
She met Petraeus in 2006 when he spoke at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she was a graduate student. When she told him about her research interests, he handed her his card and offered his help. "He really cares about mentoring," she says.
Later, with his cooperation, she began a doctoral dissertation that included a case study of his leadership.
I have a feeling that this whole “affair” thing was put together as a way to prevent Patraeus from testifying before Congress. If he gets charged with any crime (such as Adultury under the UMCJ) then he can refuse to testify at any Congressional hearing on the grounds on 5th amendment grounds.
Patraeus’ testimony could bring down both Obama and him. I think that they leaked this whole thing to delay any proceedings. Look for the Military to issue a court marshall for “adultery” while he was still in the Military. That should delay the whole thing for at least a couple of years until the heat blows over. Then the Military will drop all charges based on lack of evidence.
Nothing to see here.
Thanks! I found this nugget from her smiling, joking speech on how her-bed pall helped murder 4 Americans.
Dr. Paula Petticoat Broad”wellcare” : “In my career I have never had any kind of sexual harassment.” She said it with her usual smirk. Being a spy for al-Qaeda is apparently sooooooooo much fun!
ANOTHER man victim of having two locations for his brains! It just has to be genetic. Zipper-Boy Clinton had the same problem. Could be the water in DC, I guess - - - .
BTW, is she really a graduate of West Point? Wasn’t General Benedict Arnold trying to give away West Point when he was caught as a traitor? History does move in a circle.
BTW, BTW, do NOT watch this video if your blood pressure is already elevated, just DON’T!
” - - - Nothing to see here. - - - “
Obama loves it when you write like that!
Sorry to see that you have become another victim of THE OBAMA MIND MELD.
I’ve thought all along that Petraeus was being blackmailed to toe the administration’s “it was the video” meme on Benghazi. I thought he was resigning because the ‘red line’ for him was going to be testifying under oath this week and he wasn’t willing to lie under oath. Now, it seems Clapper was the one who aked him to resign .... Petraeus wasn’t the one originating the resignation idea so .... still think the blackmail opportunity would have been too good for the Obamathugs not to have used it, but it’s not as strong a case as it would have been if Petraeus resigned of his own volition, ostensibly to get out from under the blackmail threat.
"look, over here, it was prisoners, yeah that's it, prisoners I tell ya !!...prisoners and adultery "
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Who actually KNOWS if Clapper asked him to resign or if it was Petraeus’ idea? I’ve heard a different story every day about what happened, and I frankly don’t think we’ve heard the truth yet by any means.
Goodness gracious she is a smart woman! You scored big time with your wife!
I will never believe that Petraeus did anything but go flippin nuts trying to get the guys in Benghazi help. I also believe he threw his CIA citation in Obama’s face and refused to repeat the “film” lie at the hearings this week. When he was threatened with the affair he had to have said, “I’ll out myself and I quit!”.
The chances of the military charging Petraeus with adultery after he has left service are worse than slim to none. Even in the case of adultery while still in service, it is extremely difficult to prove absent pictures or personal confession.
IIRC, Petraeus has put no timeline on his alleged adultery. Additionally, it is also impossible, if he recanted his confession, to prove beyond his own word. He didn’t confess under oath, and he could always say there were politically expedient, personal, psychological, etc., reasons that he said what he said and then recant his confession.
The military is not going to charge him. He did this purely to help Obama with the Benghazi case.
The majority of news sources are saying it ... BUT until you get them all testifying under oath, you are correct that the truth isn’t known. Then again, the way things are going these days, I’m not sure even being under oath before Congress is going to result in the truth.
She knew what she was doing, IMHO. This speech on 10/26 was after her initial interview with the FBI.
She knew what she was doing, IMHO. This speech on 10/26 was after her initial interview with the FBI.
A man of no integrity and no sense of honor in abiding by his Oaths. In other words, the perfect democrat shill/worker/slug.
Unless he has charges pending when he testifies before Congress, he cannot take the fifth without implicating himself in some crime directly related to the cover up.
I do think he “confessed” to this affair and resigned as a way of giving both himself and Obama some cover and possibly buying some time in order for the heat to die down.
Frankly, though, unless Obama is caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy, Congress is not going to be pressing any serious investigation that might implicate Obama in anything. It’s not in the cards. Boehner is fully on board with Obama’s agenda and nothing will stand in their way.
There were FOUR government officials. This illustrates how easy it is in our politically correct DA/DT military
Now who is giving away "sources and methods"
for a KGB "swallow" to take down a four star &/or D/CIA.
There were FOUR government officials.
This illustrates how easy it is in our politically correct DA/DT military
I agree. Congress is not going to pursue anything that involves Petraeus adultery.
Also, the military won’t pursue anything that their commander in chief tells them not to pursue (or their secdef/secarmy/cjcs/Chief of Staff Army.
I’ll bet you’re exactly right, Deb.
Broadwell’s co-author to publish WaPo piece
By DYLAN BYERS |
11/12/12 3:58 PM EST
The Washington Post is set to publish a piece by editor Vernon Loeb about Paula Broadwell, his co-author on the Gen. David Petraeus biography and the woman at the center of the scandal surrounding Petraeus’s resignation from the CIA, Post sources tell POLITICO.
The Adultery is a Red Herring. It is a deflection from the cover up. The cover up of Benghazigate is the scandal. This confession and his resignation over charges of adultery is just designed to deflect the nation from the real issues, i.e, just what the hell was Stevens doing in Benghazi and why didn't the CIA, the Military or Obama do anything to rescue him?
Patraeus is hiding something underneath his adultery scandal. Something much more sinister than any sexual affair.
I’ve fairly well convinced myself that Turkey (NATO) was arming the “arab spring” with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles (Manpads), that they lost control of them, that the Americans in Libya were attempting to get them cornered, and they had essentially failed. They knew enough to let everyone know who had put the world’s entire commercial air industry in jeopardy, and they were, therefore, expendable.
Just my personal operating theory.
“Whoa.. this chick is going to break this story wide open.. She could bring down ZERO!!!”
Headline in about two weeks:
Broadwell Killed in Tragic Accident.
Boradwell found dead, suicide suspected.
Ha, ha, ha! You have NO idea. She's practically a super model herself so it ain't that hard! Plus, how smart could she be? She married ME!
That or she’ll be paid off.
Never underestimate how much money talks, it is far easier for them to be paid into silence......with no source, the story dies within a few weeks tops.
Happens all the time.
The whole affair stinks. (excuse the pun)
When are the repubes going to grow a pair and start doing their damn job?
The simplest explanation is that the affair started without any outside interference, but was known to the Obama administration. With this information, Petraeus became a useful idiot for the Administration, which explains him (a) failing to protect his people when they were under attack in Benghazi and (b) spinning the Obama story about the video. I don’t think the Obama Administration leaked the story. They would have preferred to keep Petraeus right where he was, where they could manipulate him through blackmail. He chose to bailout when it was clear that the instability of his mistress was bringing heat down on him from the FBI and was about to break out into the open.
Are you suggesting Obamacide??? gasp! If she turns up with a Canary in her ear, we’ll know it’s them, they can’t get anything right.. LOL.. :)
I’m just not sure. If Petraeus wouldn’t testify the way they wanted and decided to get out in front of the story with his confession, I think they’d still want to humiliate him and make it look like they have control and made him resign....
..........hmm...........I could be out on a limb here but doesn’t it matter whether he is talking to a Senate Committee, a House Committee or a Joint Committe.
If he were talking to a House Committee, the Pubbies being in the majority, they could offer him immunity for his testimony. Then the marxists leverage over Petraeus goes bye bye.
If I am right, then the marxists will be looking to get him before a Senate Committee where Reid can rig the proceedings so as to hold UCMJ adulterous prosecution over his head, or worse.
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