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Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
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Posted on 08/01/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT by sunmars

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

Read: Analysis: CIA role in Benghazi underreported

Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency's workings.

The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."

Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation."

"Agency employees typically are polygraphed every three to four years. Never more than that," said former CIA operative and CNN analyst Robert Baer.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelead.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; christopherstevens; cia; coverup; dozens; fastandfurious; impeachnow; intimidation; irs; libya; noduh; obamasfault; polygraph; scandal; weknewthislongago
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Holy Crap, this is outrageous....this could just explode now.
1 posted on 08/01/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

CNN? Is this satire?


2 posted on 08/01/2013 2:18:38 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; penelopesire; kristinn; holdonnow; hoosiermama

M’thinks the S is going to hit the fan shortly...


3 posted on 08/01/2013 2:19:14 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: sunmars

Me thinks a wag event will be up in 3.....2.......1.....


4 posted on 08/01/2013 2:19:40 PM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: sunmars

Obama’s America.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 2:20:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: sunmars

If CNN is reporting it then it is a dog whistle to the CIA that the administration means business when they say shut up.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 2:20:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Maybe not. Did you read the article?


7 posted on 08/01/2013 2:22:07 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: sunmars

Well, it does explain a lot.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 2:22:09 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: EQAndyBuzz

oh we just got inter departmental war, CIA vs the WH...who wins?

CIA will be pissed at this.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 2:22:27 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
The CIA was there to ensure the hostage-taking of Stevens would go smoothly, so that Obama could release the Blind Sheik resulting in a huge election bump! Then those two SEALs from the Annex showed up, against orders and the rest is history. Nice work, CIA /s
10 posted on 08/01/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sunmars

Looks like the beginning of the Obammunist disinformation campaign to blame Benghazi on the CIA. Kills two birds with one stone: gets the blame off of Obama(and more importantly, Hillary) and hurts the CIA. One of those classic win-win situations for the Democrat/Progressive/Fascist/Marxist/Racist Party.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 2:23:22 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: sunmars

Geeze... how phony can a scandal become?


12 posted on 08/01/2013 2:23:45 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: sunmars

I really need to stock up on popcorn.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 2:23:49 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: sunmars

The Regime will do anything to keep the lid on this and anyone involved knows that Congress can’t or won’t protect them. John Boehner is doing his bit to cover for Obama, too. We have reached the stage where you have to wonder how a representative republic and its democratic organs can deal with an Administration that will do whatever they want without regard for the law.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 2:24:25 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: sunmars

So far, Jake Tapper has done more than Daryl Issa. Is Issa still alive??


15 posted on 08/01/2013 2:25:23 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: SE Mom
Mark Felt leaked Watergate because he was p*ssed about not getting the FBI promotion which he thought he deserved.

There used to be patriotic people who worked for the CIA. Any who remain will immediately be on the short list of suspects in the event of any leaks.

16 posted on 08/01/2013 2:25:36 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sunmars

How long until government agents with honor of country speak up and do what is right?


17 posted on 08/01/2013 2:25:47 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Get the feeling that someone is pissed that Carney went out and called the death of 4 US citizens a “phony” scandal?


18 posted on 08/01/2013 2:26:04 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Obadiah

Drew Griffin & Kathleen Johnston at CNN found and posted the Benghazi scoop that aired on Tapper’s THE LEAD. Tapper taking no credit for it.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 2:26:41 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Color me skeptical though.. CNN doesn’t report anything without clearing through King Obama. This could be a diversion, just like the ‘Anti-Islam YouTube Video’. I am CONVINCED Hillary assigned Stevens to be in Benghazi on 9/11 for him to be kidnapped so Obama could fulfill Morsi’s wish to get the Blind Sheik released. Hillary has more blood on her hands than anyone in this mess. She reduced Stevens’ security and REFUSED his requests for more.. He was set-up so Hillary could please her lover Morsi by giving Obama the excuse he needed to release (trade) the Blind Sheik.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 2:27:33 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sunmars

SAD SOG all over Cyrenaica


21 posted on 08/01/2013 2:28:51 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: sunmars
Obama's "phoney scandals" claim rang out like Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" claim.

Dumb man. Media heard it loud and clear as a ludicrous denial of something Obama is very much afraid of.

22 posted on 08/01/2013 2:29:09 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

This is nothing short of a disaster for Obama, it makes him look clueless and also a blatant liar as to why no rescue team were sent in.


23 posted on 08/01/2013 2:29:14 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The CIA was there to ensure the hostage-taking of Stevens would go smoothly, so that Obama could release the Blind Sheik resulting in a huge election bump!

I would come closer to believing your theory than the "Syrian Missile" back-story. The administration might even get a bump if it were truly Syrian Missiles.

The truth will be much more cynical and controversial.
24 posted on 08/01/2013 2:29:33 PM PDT by Deek
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To: sunmars

Hey,CNN—we figured all this out here on FreeRepublic before the sun rose on September 12th.

You’re only 10.5 months late to the party.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 2:30:15 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: sunmars

The big thing is what was Obama doing the night of the 11th?

Evidently he was not to be disturbed.

Why?

And plausible deniability can only be a small part of the answer.

I think this is the key that unlocks much.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 2:32:12 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: sunmars

I have a feeling this is actual reporting and I’m amazed.

Wonder what David Petraeus is thinking right abou now...


27 posted on 08/01/2013 2:34:26 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: sunmars

Aw.. it’s just a internecine purge of the non faithful..
The Gospel of Obama MUST BE preached..

Federal Agencys are SHRINES to his wonderfulness..
If you even “think” Michele is a “WOOKIE” you’re GONE...

Whats really dangerous “IS” the junta that installed “the black” Barny Fife as President..
They are Evil as Hell but extremely intelligent.. bordering on genius..
I mean, you must be, to pull off something like that..


28 posted on 08/01/2013 2:35:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: All

Congress is going into recess.. they have five weeks to cover this up and I’m afraid this will amount to a whole lot of nothing. Face it, we’re stuck with Obama for the next 3 1/2 years.


29 posted on 08/01/2013 2:37:21 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Someone please explain how trading an ambassador for the Blind Sheik would make Obama "look good"?

I would think that would look terrible to the American people.

30 posted on 08/01/2013 2:37:27 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Obadiah
Jake Tapper was ABC's top WH correspondent for several years. He, at least initially, was drinking the Obama cool aid all the WH correspondents were slurping up with great relish. However, I began to detect a note of cynicism creeping into Tapper's reporting as time went on ... especially towards the end just before he left ABC to join CNN. It would appear Jake Tapper isn't in the bag for O anymore ... he's becoming much more objective. This is good for those of us that want to get to the bottom of the 9'11/’12 Benghazi attack. Not good for Hildabeast & O.
31 posted on 08/01/2013 2:41:03 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Deek
I say, forget the arms sales bullsh!t. That is a 'anti-Islam video' diversion of which this administration is masterful at.

At EVERY step in this YEAR LONG, unsolved mystery called Benghazi, 0bama has stonewalled, delayed, denied, refused, stood down, lied, covered-up at every turn. Something VERY EXTREMELY DAMNING and BEYOND BELIEVABLE was going on there. Perhaps the CIA had that thing Obama HATES going on there: A SECRET CIA PRISON? Lots of graybars in those Greg Palkot videos!!

Me? I'm sticking with the 'hostage-taking of Stevens so Obama could release the Blind Sheik to fulfill Morsi's demands' theory..

32 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:25 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SE Mom; MestaMachine; maggief; penelopesire; kristinn; holdonnow; hoosiermama; LucyT

To me, this is all more smoke & mirrors.

Fact: Obama refused to issue Cross Border Authority, ergo Obama deliberately let these people die!

Nothing else matters.


33 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: sunmars
Speculation on Capitol Hill has included the possibility the U.S. agencies operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.

I guess it doesn't look good if Obama is arming his Muslim Terrorist Spring buddies.

34 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:29 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: boop

I agree. Never bought into the swap talk.


35 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:29 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: sunmars

My bet is that target was the Iraqi WMD’s that Russia helped smuggle out of Iraq and into Syria pre-invasion.

We wanted to gain control of them to make sure that they never surfaced. If they were found, GWB’s war would be justifiable. That would kill the libs to admit.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: boop
Nope. Obama was considering releasing him ANYWAY. The media would spin this and focus more on Stevens being freed by the great one!

By the way, doesn't stonewalling and obstructing justice for nearly a year on Benghazi "look terrible to the American people" too? He doesn't care.

37 posted on 08/01/2013 2:46:15 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: stephenjohnbanker
SECRET CIA PRISON???
38 posted on 08/01/2013 2:48:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sunmars

Gee and golly news as it happend? So old, what does it matter four dead in a phony scandal??? gads


39 posted on 08/01/2013 2:48:04 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: boop

I’ve always been puzzled by the theory as well. A US ambassador is kidnapped. Then to get him back, we swap him for the blind sheik. And that would be perceived as a foreign policy success?

A kidnapped ambassador, dealing with terrorists and submitting to their blackmail. Hardly stuff you want to add to your resume just a few weeks shy of an election.


40 posted on 08/01/2013 2:48:11 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: sunmars

It’s an onion...just keep peeling off layers.

But what difference does it make...she’s going to be President!


41 posted on 08/01/2013 2:49:51 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: berdie

later


42 posted on 08/01/2013 2:50:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
...so that Obama could release the Blind Sheik resulting in a huge election bump!

I've heard that, but find it hard to believe it would have been effective. How would releasing the Blind Sheik excite Americans to vote for Obama that wouldn't have anyway (because he's Dem and Black)?

43 posted on 08/01/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: sunmars
I myself got duped.. This story isn't even news. Most of us here thought there were 37 evacuees and 4 dead. What's the news?? That the 37 were CIA? Big deal!

CNN interviewed one of the attackers. This has nothing to do with what an attacker would know. This is a smokescreen, folks. This is not THE news.

44 posted on 08/01/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sunmars; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping
Video on the article page
CIA operatives are being subjected to threats via polygraph results of leaking information.

35 Americans were there that day

They mention the weapons running operation


45 posted on 08/01/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Pearls Before Swine

It’s called “foreign policy bounce”. Something Obama needed to convert those ‘on the fence’ for Romney.


46 posted on 08/01/2013 2:52:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sunmars; All

Modified, limited hangout.


47 posted on 08/01/2013 2:53:31 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (A Greenie is one distraught that somewhere, someone is living above subsistence level.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I don’t think it would have worked.

Besides, Romney was an awful pick. The Mormon mystery just turned a lot of people off—they didn’t feel like they had a handle on the guy.


48 posted on 08/01/2013 2:53:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: sunmars

Why is CNN following this phony scandal?


49 posted on 08/01/2013 2:54:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: AD from SpringBay

That’s what I was thinking. It looks like CNN is really ginning up the phoniness on this to make these allegations.


50 posted on 08/01/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT by NEMDF
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