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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:08 PM

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.

The challenging thing for General 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, in Libya. Within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/12/why-did-paula-broadwell-think-the-cia-had-taken-prisoners-in-benghazi/

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Reply Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi? (Original post)
morningfog Nov 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #1
joshcryer Nov 2012 #5
MADem Nov 2012 #2
underthematrix Nov 2012 #3
demhottie Nov 2012 #4
Tutonic Nov 2012 #7
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #8
grasswire Nov 2012 #6
MFM008 Nov 2012 #9
Oilwellian Nov 2012 #10

Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

1. Pillow talk.

Next question.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:16 PM

5. +1

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

2. I think Paula is quite the cipher, here.

I don't think she's playing with a full deck.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

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.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:13 PM

4. Because they did and P Diddy told her about it

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Response to demhottie (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:17 PM

7. haahaahaa

funny!

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Response to demhottie (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:22 PM

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.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:17 PM

6. I suspect they did but must deny it publicly nt

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:50 PM

9. was she a mole for the GOP?

just being conspiratorial.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:52 PM

10. I think her speaking about these prisoners...

is why her home is being raided tonight.

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