Skip to comments.CNN: PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM 'ALMOST IMMEDIATELY'
Posted on 11/15/2012 4:29:22 PM PST by hole_n_one
Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew "almost immediately" that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.
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Admiral Boorda was an honorable man. Petraeus ought to be concerned that someone will decide for him that he is just too ashamed of himself to live.
But there is another way to look at it. If I managed to get appointed CIA director by 0bama, I’d definitely take the job and do my best to use that position to protect the country. At the same time, I’d keep an eye on 0bama. (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.) The only way I’d resign is if I thought that would benefit my country more than staying on the job.
Not saying Petraeus thinks the way I do, but I wouldn’t rule that out.
It would be nice, but I’m not holding my breath. It seems that every time we get Obama on the ropes, somebody comes in at the last minutes to stab us in the back. Roberts, Christie, etc.
Maybe Rahm’s office in Chicago?
She had been out jogging that morning and surprised news people when she came back to the house.
I can’t believe that all those potential bus accidents think it can’t happen to them and they are going to be safe on the bus. I don’t even think Moochelle is safe from being thrown under the bus if Zippy thought it would benefit him.
Well put. It’s easy for us to bluster, but few if any of us have ever been in that position or anything even remotely like it.
He was a general, and therefore had to be pretty PC to get to the rank he attained, although he also obviously had skills and was a thoughtful person. I think it’s very possible that he wants to do the right thing now, even if he blew it the first time around for whatever reason (possibly not to protect himself, but somebody else).
That certainly is another way to look at it.
First this block buster tid bit out of the report below, which has flying under the radar:
"According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier."
Now back to the Fox news story:
Petraeus mistress may have revealed classified information at Denver speech on real reason for Libya attack
By Jennifer Griffin, Adam Housley
Published November 12, 2012
Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
At an Oct. 26 speech at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on the same day that Fox News reported that the rescue team at the CIA annex had been denied help, Broadwell was asked about Petraeus handling of the Benghazi situation.
Her response was reported originally by Israels Arutz Sheva and Foreign Policys Blake Hounshell.
Broadwell quoted the Fox News report when she said: The facts that came out today were that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements."
Broadwell went on to explain more sensitive details from the Benghazi attacks, particularly concerning what the real cause might have been.
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. So that's still being vetted.
In the original Oct. 26 Fox News report, sources at the annex said that the CIAs Global Response Staff had handed over three Libyan militia members to the Libyan authorities who came to rescue the 30 Americans in the early hours of Sept. 12.
A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and annex that night.
According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier.
The CIA, though, categorically denied these allegations, saying: The CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.
Broadwells affair with Petraeus was likely known to Holly Petraeus, according to family friends. The FBI reportedly knew about it months beforehand and White House Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan reportedly was aware that there was a relationship as early as the summer of 2011.
The White House strongly denied that Brennan was aware so early.
It is irresponsible and flat out wrong for Fox News to run an anonymous, unsubstantiated, and blatantly false accusation, as Mr. Brennan was first made aware of the issue last Wednesday," spokesman Tommy Vietor said.
Broadwell, whose affair with Petraeus reportedly ended earlier this year, continued to serve as an informal spokesman for the CIA director. She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack -- possibly to free militia members.
A few days later, Petraeus testified in a closed session to Congress that the attack was due in large part to an anti-Islam video and a spontaneous uprising, according to reports from the hearing.
Congressional leaders say privately they believe they were lied to by Petraeus when he testified shortly after the attack. Some of these members already considered charging Petraeus with perjury, but said they planned to withhold judgment until he testified this week. After resigning as CIA director, the CIA said Acting Director Mike Morrell would testify in his place.
All of this raises the question: What was the CIA really doing in Benghazi in addition to searching for Qaddafis stash of more than 22,000 shoulder-held missiles that could bring down commercial airplanes, and who in the White House knew exactly what the CIA was up to?
There was a closed door hearing several weeks back.
I'm pretty certain you're clueless.
Oh, okay, thank you! I missed that bit of information.
“Blackmail”, “perjury”, and “impeachment” might come up, but Hussein will rise above it all. He’s black, so he’s innoculated. Nothing to see here.
I don’t think we’ll ever be truly “free” until someone, like the little kid in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, speaks up. Someone in Congress, or wherever, needs to break the ice and just say, loud and clear, “We know he’s black. We don’t care that he’s black. We resent that he’s using his race to manipulate everybody and everything.” Until we stop tip-toeing around that elephant in the room, nothing will ever be accomplished in America again.
What is this about Ft. Marcy park? Maybe I do not get a whole lot being a former marine and getting around on wheelchair. Yes I work too but at times I am at a loss about Ft. Marcy Park in DC. I remember something about a woman that was congressional aide for some guy from California whose body turned up there sometime in 2001. That was the year i went through multiply surgeries so at times 2001 is a fog. 2006 - 2012 18 more surgeries so at times events get muddled because of all the surgeries.
Please someone get me updated about this particular park, so I have a better understanding of it or I will just bing search it.
Maybe he didn’t think the pos Kenyan would win re-election. Perhaps he had a change of heart and wants to save the country.
Zero will never be impeached and removed from office. Any trial would be in the Senate. He could slaughter his children on the White House lawn and have sex with the bodies on Pay Per View and the Senate would dismiss all charges as “racism.”
Put a fork in Rice; she is cooked !
If he testifies to this then :
Put a fork in Rice; she is cooked !
This part is largely still true.
Petraeus doesn't trump Holder nor H!, much less Zer0.