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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:33 AM

Petraeus misstress may have revealed classified information on real reason for Benghazi attack

EXCLUSIVE: Petraeus mistress may have revealed classified information at Denver speech on real reason for Libya attack

Broadwell: “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.”


It is very disappointing and disconcerting to think that a man of Petraeus' stature, intelligence and standing would get involved with another woman without thinking of the consequeces which are anything from scandal to espionage. Did she know she was revealing secrets? I suppose that remains to be seen. He should be ashamend of himself.

Some are speculating that her knowledge may have somehow tipped off the militants or that they already knew the men were being held but how did they know where? Good guess? Possible but so are so many other things regarding this scandal.

This may be another reason (if true that there were militants being held at the annex or embassy) the admin. wasn't/isn't as forthcoming as people would like. Perhaps they have other similar operations going on in Libya and elsewhere and more than likely they didn't want the Libyan government to know since they aren't sure who they can trust.

http://www.newser.com/story/157423/petraeus-mistress-i-had-access-to-state-secrets.html

The report may have originated from Fox news but I think it might put the onus on Petraeus rather than on Obama like many repubs are trying to do with their stupid conspiracy theories.

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Reply Petraeus misstress may have revealed classified information on real reason for Benghazi attack (Original post)
courseofhistory Nov 2012 OP
Coyotl Nov 2012 #1
Coyotl Nov 2012 #4
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #8
frazzled Nov 2012 #2
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #3
leveymg Nov 2012 #5
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #7
DonViejo Nov 2012 #13
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #6
earthside Nov 2012 #9
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #10
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2012 #16
Myrina Nov 2012 #18
WallaceRitchie Nov 2012 #11
secondwind Nov 2012 #17
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #15
unc70 Nov 2012 #19
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #14
SoapBox Nov 2012 #20
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #22
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #21
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 #23

Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:37 AM

1. FOX n/t

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:44 AM

4. Didn't Fox broadcast the same information earlier in the day?

You can't have it both ways!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:51 AM

8. I wouldn't know since I don't watch Fox n/t

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:37 AM

2. Fox news, eh?

10, 9, 8 ....

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. Fox News

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:47 AM

5. Not FOX exclusive, and the Broadwell statement video is out there. Literally.

The only newsworthy thing about it is she revealed something that was mentioned by a female Fox reporter to the effect that the CIA station was holding two militants, and there is speculation that the attack may have been some sort of effort to free them. Doesn't seem too much of a breach of secrecy, but I would like to know if it's true and who these guys are, and why they were released as reported to local militias.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:50 AM

7. I did not know it'd been

revealed previously. Also, I think it might possibly put the onus on Patreaus and not on Obama for being careless with secrets and possibly other things leading up to the attack and the aftermath. I never thought all the conspiracy theories were true about Obama and the admin. I think Petraeus might be the culprit here.

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Response to courseofhistory (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:39 PM

13. Chuck Toad played the video this a.m. on his program. nt

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. The reason I posted this is

The report may have originated from Fox news but I think it might put the onus on Petraeus rather than on Obama like many repubs are trying to do with their stupid conspiracy theories. I think Obama had no idea this general was being either very ignorant or deliberately leaking secrets. Just because it's from Fox doesn't mean it might not be true and I look at it in the light I mentioned above.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:52 AM

9. Blowing-up in their faces?

If Fox 'News' is trying to get out in front of this scandal, that may be an indication that this whole Benghazi tizzy they have tried to gin-up is blowing up in their faces.

Let's face it, while Petraeus is an Obama appointee, he is and has been a hero of the neocon Repuglicans; and this Broadwell was certainly a partisan Repuglican.

Who else was Broadwell telling her secrets to?
She may have been feeding Fox 'News' and other Repuglican 'friends' her 'inside' information ... that may explain part of the Rmoney/Fox 'News' franticness to hype the so-called Benghazi 'cover-up'.

In any event, Petraeus looks to be in big, big trouble.

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Response to earthside (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:57 AM

10. I agree and think

if this is true, and there is any blame to place for Benghazi, it is on Petraeus. I read on another thread here a report that said the FBI determined there were no crimes committed "after talking to Petraeus". Huh? They just took his word for it? I think there may be a LOT more to this!

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Response to courseofhistory (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:08 PM

16. It's been mentioned many times in news reports, the FBI has no lost love for the CIA and vice versa.

I doubt if theh FBI just took his word about anything; particularly once they knew what they were dealing with.

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Response to earthside (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:13 PM

18. Would be nice if somehow Faux could be linked to it also ...

... and shut down for treason or giving away National Security secrets, or spying, or ... hell, just being lying assholes should be reason enough.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:59 AM

11. Forget Muslim Brotherhood

Some want to claim that we should be worried about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating our government. It sounds like a bigger threat is Fox News/Rove plants in our government willing to spill U.S. secrets for political gain and putting covert ops at risk.

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Response to WallaceRitchie (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:11 PM

17. Cheney left a lot of moles all over the place, before he left office.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:29 PM

12. We need to stop

referring to the US facility in Benghazi as an "embassy." There was a CIA station there and a consulate, BUT NO EMBASSY.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:02 PM

15. +1 nt

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:28 PM

19. Do not think there was even a "consulate" in Benghazi

We had several discussions regarding that here at DU. It wasn't on any official list, not in any directory at State.

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:51 PM

14. A "man of Petraeus' stature, intelligence and standing"

You're confusing his carefully manufactured public image with the real man.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:31 PM

20. ...we know where most men's brains reside.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:42 PM

22. In their heads

Just as is the case with women.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM

21. Yes, well

obviously he is none of those things. If any mistakes were made, it is making him CIA director or giving him any position in the administration. I think it is entirely possible he did try to stir things up during the last part of the election to help bring Obama down and it's backfiring big time!

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Response to courseofhistory (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:16 PM

23. Paula Broadwell Security Clearance Suspended: US Official

WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says the Army has suspended the security clearance of the woman who had an affair with CIA Director David Petraeus, triggering his resignation.

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