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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
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.
The guy in CA who made the video...the cops went to his door at about 1am I think....with the media cameras all there filming....the neighborhood was packed with cop cars and media trucks.
Yes, I did. Thought that now, since he's lost almost everything, he can say what should be said. I do fear for his life, though.
Thank you very much for pings.
I think I’m going to have to stay up late and read a bunch of stuff.
Seems as though it’s going critical.
Could the salary of Holly P be considered a pay off/bribe to keep mouth shut?
Not a good idea to cross the CIA
That would be Rock Creek Park.
You need to investigate Vince Foster.
Are you suggesting that Booda’s suicide was murder made to look like suicide? Any corroborating evidence?
You don't take at face value what was reported about what Petraeus said the first time.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Suicide of Vince Foster
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Deputy White House counsel Vince Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park off the George Washington Parkway in Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., on July 20, 1993. His death was ruled a suicide by multiple official investigations, but remains a subject of conspiracy theories.
Anybody consider that he may have documents and evidence that will tell the story. Might even have evidence that he was forced or blackmailed to go along with the WH. Afterall, he was the head spook and before that a rather convincing military strategist.
lol, Eva, I swear only you and I read the whole article. It IS pretty weasley. Petraeus supposedly “knew” it was terrorism, but there were 20 reports claiming it happened because of the video, so it took some time for it to be proven that it WASN’T the video.
How is this different than what we heard leaked from his Sept 14 testimony? He’s just trying to say that he knew these 20 reports would be disproved. He’s an idiot.
The only interesting piece of information is that he claims Rice’s CIA talking points came from the administration, not the CIA. Ummmmmmmm, what about the 20 intelligence reports that indicated the video instigated the attack? Again, I say, he’s an idiot.
It's also safe to assume that unless both the chair and the ranking member have offered Petraeus immunity or he's only speaking without being sworn or he didn't give sworn testimony on 9/13 that this current story is BS. Because otherwise Petraeus will be incriminating himself for perjury.
Could be grounds for hooking up with Broadwell.
I think everyone here thought that the first day.
How do CIA talking points come from anywhere but the CIA?
And yet the Admin pissed on the 1st Amendment while the ACLU, Leftwing Media, Hollywood, and largely Congress all remained silent.
Our Constitutional Liberties don’t matter to these scumbags. No worries, though, the ACLU is focused on the voice of genitalia:
ACLU sues to force elementary (school) libraries to display lesbian advocacy book
I censored myself.
there was another word I was going to use.
OMG, look at those angry black eyes.
I think he admitted the affair and exposed it and resigned so he would not be under bama’s blackmail.....this is a soldier, a good guy, a white hat guy to bamas black hat mobster....and I hope he blows bama’s house down...
Whatever Patreaus said or did not say had nothing to do with the guy who made the “movie” which of cousre no one has ever seen. Only the 14 minute trailor on Youtube which some Egyptian sheikh put up there. The guy who “made” it was partners with a Palestinian jihadist. Neither is clean, and it is obvious that the administration put them up to it. The guy is in jail to keep investigators away from him. He’s probably very stupid and would reveal too much even by accident.
SUch as reveal who put him up to it, who supplied the money, who dubbed the anti-Muslim words in, and so on.
“Petraeus was blackmailed by Obama”
Now that the affair is out in the open, what can he blackmail him with ?
Who’s angry black eyes, Obama’s or the General’s?
There's no way in heck that I'd be party to being an apparatchik to the regime.
Patreaus knows 0bastard is lying.
Maybe Patreaus has borrowed Sarah Palins b@lls and is going to fight fire with fire. Could get interesting.
john roberts broke our heart
mitt romney broke our heart
and sadly, i think patreaus will too
Along those lines...anybody consider that this is a “sting” aimed at the administration?
Not sure who is telling the truth, but I'm leaning towards Petraeus.
Anyway here are our sources of contradicting information.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intel committee, said Petraeus laid out a chronological order exactly what we felt happened, how it happened, and where were going in the future. In the Benghazi area, in the beginning we feel that it was spontaneous the protest- because it went on for two or three hours, which is very relevant because if it was something that was planned, then they could have come and attacked right away, Ruppersberger, D-Md., said following the hour-long briefing by Petraeus. At this point it looks as if there was a spontaneous situation that occurred and that as a result of that, the extreme groups that were probably connected to al Qaeda took advantage of that situation and then the attack started.
Well if you saw Bambi's Presser the other day you will know the answer is NO it will not. The Marxist Media has not interest in a gotcha game unless it involves Republicans
His wife's job. OIbama appointed her a federal job with the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Pays $187,465 per year...
I'd guess that more than half of the CIA are "progressives".
Lot’s of folks pretending to know what the General is going to say....I suspect many are going to be very disappointed with what comes out...
Maybe he had her take the job to feign cooperation.