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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:57 PM

Republicans Reveal Location Of Secret CIA Base During House Hearing On Libya Attacks

Source: Think Progress

In their questioning and in the public testimony they invited, the lawmakers managed to disclose, without ever mentioning Langley directly, that there was a seven-member “rapid response force” in the compound the State Department was calling an annex. One of the State Department security officials was forced to acknowledge that “not necessarily all of the security people” at the Benghazi compounds “fell under my direct operational control.”

And whose control might they have fallen under? Well, presumably it’s the “other government agency” or “other government entity” the lawmakers and witnesses referred to; Issa informed the public that this agency was not the FBI.

“Other government agency,” or “OGA,” is a common euphemism in Washington for the CIA. This “other government agency,” the lawmakers’ questioning further revealed, was in possession of a video of the attack but wasn’t releasing it because it was undergoing “an investigative process.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/11/991231/republicans-reveal-cia-base-libya/?fb_action_ids=10151268486573669&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582



Republicans can not be trusted with secrets because they politicize them. First Valerie Plame now this.

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sarchasm Oct 2012 OP
ck4829 Oct 2012 #1
montanacowboy Oct 2012 #2
UrbScotty Oct 2012 #3
fascisthunter Oct 2012 #4
FiveGoodMen Oct 2012 #6
red dog 1 Oct 2012 #12
Up2Late Oct 2012 #18
Berlum Oct 2012 #5
Marie Marie Oct 2012 #8
Hissyspit Oct 2012 #10
Cha Oct 2012 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2012 #9
alp227 Oct 2012 #11
Haywood Brothers Oct 2012 #13
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #27
ffr Oct 2012 #14
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Oct 2012 #15
randr Oct 2012 #16
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #17
Up2Late Oct 2012 #19
UCmeNdc Oct 2012 #20
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #21
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #22
libodem Oct 2012 #23
HuckleB Oct 2012 #24
Alamuti Lotus Oct 2012 #25
.99center Oct 2012 #26
and-justice-for-all Oct 2012 #28

Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:58 PM

1. Republicans will blame Obama for them leaking it in 3... 2...

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:02 PM

2. And remember that Rmoney & Eddie Munster

are getting security briefings

imagine what they will do with that information

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:02 PM

3. Just imagine if Democrats had done this!

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. the GOP is comitting treason

it's time to call it what it is... they are commiting treason in so many fucking ways, and if the US wants to exist as a democracy, it better get a lid on the sick fuckers now!

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:10 PM

6. ...aided and abetted by roughly half of America's likely voters

What do we do about treason when half the country is for it?

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:59 PM

12. GOP has been committing treason for at least 32 years,

going back to October 1980, when the CIA's Donald Gregg copied Jimmy Carter's briefing papers for his second debate with Ronald Reagan, smuggled them out of the White House, turned them over to Reagan's campaign team and George Will used them to prepare Reagan for the Second Debate.

Reagan lost the first debate badly, and Carter was well ahead in the polls.

However, Reagan won the second debate, because he knew what Carter was going to say beforehand..("Well, there you go again"), because of the stolen Carter briefing papers..

This was called "Debate-Gate", and, after "winning" the second debate, Reagan went on to defeat Carter in a close election.

Shouldn't theft of top secret papers from the White House be considered an act of treason?

To this day, I wonder why Donald Gregg, George Will, William Casey and others weren't tried for treason for their roles in "Debate Gate"

Both Donald Gregg and William Casey went on to become deeply involved in the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:54 PM

18. Exactly.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:07 PM

5. Is it that Republicans are just stupid, or are they in fact deliberately evil?

You have to wonder.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. Good Question

Either way, they are unfit for public service.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:52 PM

10. Both.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. Republicon Stupidity Backfires!

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:22 PM

9. No surprise.

This is the same party that outed Valerie Plame when her husband didn't play ball.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:54 PM

11. REPUBLICONS! YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:08 PM

13. They'd sell out their mothers....

...to score on Democrats.

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Response to Haywood Brothers (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:04 AM

27. yes they would and welcome to du

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:11 PM

14. Vote them out so we can pass tougher laws

No More Republicans. PERIOD!

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:13 PM

15. Issa and his band of Taliban...

should be tried as traitors.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:17 PM

16. Don't you wish we could hang them all like back in the days of our founding fathers?

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:33 PM

17. Yet another of the ever expanding number of reasons ...

... for Issa to shut the f* up.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:58 PM

19. Sounds like it's time for someone in the Senate to get some balls and call a hearing to have Issa...

...answer for this leak!

I have no doubt that Issa would do that in the House if any Democratic Senator did this in a hearing.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:07 PM

20. This GOP investigation destroyed the CIA's ability to track down the killers

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:25 PM

21. What would be a hell of a note is if the attack was a CIA operation by neocons,....

.....just to try to water down Obama's credentials for having killed Bin Laden...

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:43 PM

22. Sounds like the Senate should investigate House intelligence leaks.

Bachman and Issa should be hauled in and investigated thoroughly.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:31 AM

23. Yep

You give 'em one security briefing and suddenly rMoney is a critic on foreign policy.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:10 AM

24. Kick.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:59 AM

25. does the existance of this "secret CIA base" make the compound a valid military target?

 

Suspected US drones attack civilian locations in Yemen and Pakistan (among other places--some of the locations are so classified that you haven't been cleared to even know that they exist on the map) due to "suspected militants" being reputed to be at the location. Don't question me on this, we have intelligence reports to prove whatever story is needed to keep up morale until the next headlines appear and distract attention away from the last fable being spun. Thousands of nominally innocent people die in the process. This would be tragic and might even warrant a fundraiser or a special set of commemorative plates to be minted, if not for the fact that they were born in the wrong country and probably worship the wrong mythic religious icons (or non-icons, as the case may be). Nonetheless, it is dismissed with aggressively patriotic contempt by the cheerleaders because the civilians make themselves a valid target by associating with suspected militants. What a "suspected militant" precisely constitutes will change with whatever excuse is required at the time to keep consumer confidence at high levels, which is important since we are entering the Christmas season and Americans need the courage to continue shopping if this recovery(TM) is ever really going to take hold. Does the same principle apply in such an analogous situation as this? Or is it a special exception, because Americans are just a special exception to anything?

I don't expect a real answer, but at least will raise the question. Well, somewhere buried in with that rhetoric-laden tirade is a question. A couple of them, perhaps.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:02 AM

26. U.S. intelligence hurt when Libya base was abandoned

'BONEHEADED QUESTIONING'

The next morning, Dana Milbank, a Washington Post columnist, wrote that the committee's "boneheaded questioning" of State Department witnesses left little doubt that the compound in the pictures was a "CIA base."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/13/us-usa-libya-intelligence-idUSBRE89B1EU20121013

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:53 PM

28. That is just as bad as when they outed Valerie Plame..nt

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