Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:08 PM
morningfog (9,929 posts)
Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?
Paula Broadwell, the former military intelligence officer whose alleged affair with CIA Director David Petraeus culminated in the end of his career, had earlier made some startling, now-revealed claims about the agency’s role in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi.
In an Oct. 26 speech at the University of Denver, she said that Libyan militants had attacked the post to retrieve some fellow fighters who’d been taken prisoner at the nearby CIA annex. She also seems to suggest that Petraeus himself knew about it, implying that he may have been her source. Here’s the relevant passage from the speech, transcribed in full here by Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell.
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.
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Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi? (Original post)
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Response to morningfog (Original post)
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:11 PM
underthematrix (964 posts)
3. This is not something our gov't would acknowledge even if true because
from my estimation it would have serious implications for operations around the globe.
Response to demhottie (Reply #4)
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:22 PM
Jackpine Radical (42,358 posts)
8. That's a possibility.
Wouldn't be the first time the CIA got off the leash & did highly illegal clandestine things that they didn't report to annoying "civilians" like the president.