Skip to comments.U.S. intelligence hurt when Libya base was abandoned
Posted on 10/13/2012 9:18:39 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence efforts in Libya have suffered a significant setback due to the abandonment and exposure of a facility in Benghazi, Libya identified by a newspaper as a "CIA base" following a congressional hearing this week, according to U.S. government sources.(Snip) The publication of satellite photos showing the site's location and layout have made it difficult, if not impossible, for intelligence agencies to reoccupy the site, according to government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity. The post had been a base for, among other things, collecting information on the proliferation of weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals,
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“....according to government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity”
Guess you can take that to the bank - from the Chicago Tribune and Reuters no less...
This is to perpetuate the narrative that this is all just a partisan attack -it’s weak.
We’re to believe that hearings called by Republicans outed the CIA base. As if Americans would go un-noticed in this neighborhood in the future or ever. Also, as if, nobody would question the compound down the street rented by someone unknown to anyone in the neighborhood.
Look for a lot more of these articles, they serve as chaf.
Reuters late to the party.
FUR. You completely suck as an agency of unbiased information.
Deadly Attack in Libya Was Major Blow to C.I.A. Efforts Sept. 23, 2012
Among the more than two dozen American personnel evacuated from the city after the assault on the American mission and a nearby annex were about a dozen C.I.A. operatives and contractors, who played a crucial role in conducting surveillance and collecting information on an array of armed militant groups in and around the city.
Its a catastrophic intelligence loss, said one American official who has served in Libya and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the F.B.I. is still investigating the attack. We got our eyes poked out.
September 14, 2005... Ar-Ramadi, Iraq.
A raid on a funeral gathering bags a dozen al-Qaeda operatives - and one additional surprise, a reporter with Reuters press credentials and his cameraman/boyfriend.
Reuters had reporters embedded with the enemy.
Could someone in the DNC please explain to me why the idiot in the White House would have a CIA safe house in Lybia that’s protected only by locally hired Muslim body guards that are advertised as “same sex couples are encouraged”?
Why would we want to reoccupy the site? Al Quida has the weapons Obama gave them. Islam rules Libya. Why would we want to send civilized people to Benghazi? What for?
Glen Beck had a story about the facility and the fact that the personnel there were on an intel mission, not ambassadorial security WITHIN a COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER THE ATTACK.
People criticize Beck as a dummy windbag, but he’s appears to have info to back up his stories most of the time.