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Libyans, diplomats: CIA's Benghazi annex a secret
Seattle Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | Nancy A. Youssef -- McClatchy

Posted on 11/18/2012 12:38:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set of U.S.-leased villas — — an...

Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set of U.S.-leased villas — an annex where the CIA had set up shop, and from where would-be rescuers set out on the night of Sept. 11 in response to the attack at the consulate.

Despite speculation to the contrary, no Libyan or non-American diplomats stationed in Benghazi say they knew of the existence or purpose of the CIA annex.

Top Libyan security officials in Benghazi and Tripoli, as well as diplomatic representatives who worked closely with Americans here, said they had no idea about the compound, which unlike the consulate had no signs of American life outside its tall gates. There were no concrete barriers in front or barbed wire on the top of its concrete wall.

Libya's deputy interior minister, Omar al-Khadrawy, and the deputy interior minister for Benghazi, Saleh Daghman, told McClatchy Newspapers they didn't know that the CIA had kept a base there. Neither did the second in command of Benghazi's largest revolutionary brigade, the Libyan Shield. Two consuls from allied nations who met frequently with Americans said they didn't know the CIA annex existed until after the deadly Sept. 11 attack.

Ahmed Langhi, Benghazi's representative to the country's congress, the General National Council, said he didn't think that anyone in the top levels of the Libyan government knew that the CIA was housed there; neither did he.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziannex
Of the dozen people McClatchy asked in Benghazi and Tripoli, only an unarmed 31-year-old security guard who was stationed at the main gate of the consulate on Sept. 11 had heard about a possible second U.S. compound in Benghazi. And he said he didn't know the CIA had been based there.
1 posted on 11/18/2012 12:38:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This info isn’t in the video which pissed ‘em off?


2 posted on 11/18/2012 12:44:25 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Eventually, some idiot reporter will finally stumble upon the question....why would you have a significant number of CIA guys at one site?

The answer is....they ran an interrogation center. This is the great secret to this entire episode....the President doesn’t want to admit that they have such a center or what it does. It begs questions because they probably didn’t let the Senate Committee on Intelligence know about the center.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 12:47:32 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who knew there were villas in Benghazi?


4 posted on 11/18/2012 12:51:04 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now that’s pretty darn interesting. All of the CIA compound assets were whisked away and Libyans moved in within a couple of days of the attack. It was shelled by RPGs and mortars, and it’s all nicely fixed up. I wonder where the resources came from for that...?


5 posted on 11/18/2012 12:55:36 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It wasn’t an “Attack”. It was a “Raid”. Two different missions with two different objectives.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 12:55:48 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: pepsionice; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK
"Why would you have a significant number of CIA guys at one site? The answer is....they ran an interrogation center. This is the great secret to this entire episode....the President doesn’t want to admit that they have such a center or what it does. It begs questions because they probably didn’t let the Senate Committee on Intelligence know about the center." Imagine if that reality with a real media had gotton out t the American people before the election. Obozo would have been treated worse than LBJ was during the Vietnam years by liberals, who voted for the man who kept Gitmo open, uses drones to kill his designated enemies and knew the CIA had a prison in Benghazi to interogate Islamofacists. He could have lost at least 10% of his voters, if they knew about the prison, he had sanctioned, approved and to stay open. The reality of what happened in Libya in a followup on Broadwell's talk at CU on 10/26/2012: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/12/petraeus-mistress-may-have-revealed-classified-information-at-denver-speech/

First this block buster tid bit out of the report below, which has flying under the radar:

"According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.

The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier."

Now back to the Fox news story:

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

By Jennifer Griffin, Adam Housley

Published November 12, 2012

FoxNews.com

Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.

At an Oct. 26 speech at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on the same day that Fox News reported that the rescue team at the CIA annex had been denied help, Broadwell was asked about Petraeus’ handling of the Benghazi situation.

Her response was reported originally by Israel’s Arutz Sheva and Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell.

Broadwell quoted the Fox News report when she said: “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.”

In the original Oct. 26 Fox News report, sources at the annex said that the CIA’s Global Response Staff had handed over three Libyan militia members to the Libyan authorities who came to rescue the 30 Americans in the early hours of Sept. 12.

A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and annex that night.

According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.

The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier.

The CIA, though, categorically denied these allegations, saying: “The CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.”

Broadwell’s affair with Petraeus was likely known to Holly Petraeus, according to family friends. The FBI reportedly knew about it months beforehand and White House Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan reportedly was aware that there was a relationship as early as the summer of 2011.

The White House strongly denied that Brennan was aware so early.

“It is irresponsible and flat out wrong for Fox News to run an anonymous, unsubstantiated, and blatantly false accusation, as Mr. Brennan was first made aware of the issue last Wednesday," spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

Broadwell, whose affair with Petraeus reportedly ended earlier this year, continued to serve as an informal spokesman for the CIA director. She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack -- possibly to free militia members.

A few days later, Petraeus testified in a closed session to Congress that the attack was due in large part to an anti-Islam video and a spontaneous uprising, according to reports from the hearing.

Congressional leaders say privately they believe they were lied to by Petraeus when he testified shortly after the attack. Some of these members already considered charging Petraeus with perjury, but said they planned to withhold judgment until he testified this week. After resigning as CIA director, the CIA said Acting Director Mike Morrell would testify in his place.

All of this raises the question: What was the CIA really doing in Benghazi in addition to searching for Qaddafi’s stash of more than 22,000 shoulder-held missiles that could bring down commercial airplanes, and who in the White House knew exactly what the CIA was up to?

7 posted on 11/18/2012 1:01:34 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Bumps Maximus.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 1:04:55 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

clandestine or what? remember the old days ,, air america, contra’air, and now, who knows what else was going on in Benghazi?

CYA Airlines.. grab a seat.. looks like a bumpy ride ahead on the road to answers about Benghazi.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 1:08:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: blueunicorn6; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Carry_Okie; Fred Nerks; SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; ...
And the Guard (31 yr old mentioned in the article) at the consulae said of the attackers.....

They came to kill Americans!


10 posted on 11/18/2012 1:10:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The plan was to arm 22,000 terrorist with the ability to take out airplanes.

The plan was Ordered by Baraq Hussein Obama.

Not one person in the US Congress or the MSM cared
although even cartoonists saw through the rouse.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 1:17:03 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Somebody in Benghazi knew about it. The ‘annex’ was attacked almost immediately after Woods and his team got back from rescuing people from the main consulate.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 1:28:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Well if they followed them to find it.....then those dumb Arabs did some quick calculations to get those mortars calibrated correctly....now that is impressive.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 1:32:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: NormsRevenge

Very bumpy!!


14 posted on 11/18/2012 1:34:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Al Qaeda seemed to know it was there, and whatever it’s purpose in a couple of the first reports that came out from the people at the ‘CIA compound’ said they were surprised they were being attacked with modern laser-guided weapons and the accuracy with which they were hitting. The weapons were not from Ghaddafi’s old weapons cache. After the first couple of articles, nobody was talking about that anymore. And then there was an interview with somebody (Doherty’s brother?) that said in the process of finding the old weapons cache’s which were supposed to be destroyed, the only thing being destroyed was ones that didn’t work, that the good ones were being stored in the warehouses at the ‘compound’. I understood that at least part of their mission was to find Gadaffi’s ‘lost’ weapons. And of course noises now about interrogations and prisoners. I wish the congressional investigation would get off the ‘he said, she said’ stuff and get to the purpose of that ‘compound’ and it’s mission. That is the relevant information.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 1:34:27 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: Grampa Dave

Why were they going to close down the CIA annex in a couple of weeks?


16 posted on 11/18/2012 1:41:41 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Go look at your house on google earth map..... Note longitude and.latitude . One long, one short your bracketed....

You’ve been geotagged by a mortar crew.

Old hat for em now.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 1:42:22 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: blueunicorn6; Jim Robinson

Precisely.

No wonder General P. has hired a lawyer.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 1:44:08 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT


19 posted on 11/18/2012 1:45:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Then why didn’t they kill more or all of them? It’s because that wasn’t the purpose of this mission. What was the purpose of this mission? Why stop firing the mortar after you’ve killed the former SEALs on the roof with the machine gun? Why not keep firing and kill more Americans? It’s because that wasn’t the purpose of this mission. I understand national security about as well as anyone in this country, but I can’t imagine any scenario in Libya that I feel would be as dangerous to this country as this collection of liars, thieves and grifters known as the Obama administration.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 1:49:51 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Of the dozen people McClatchy asked in Benghazi and Tripoli, only an unarmed 31-year-old security guard who was stationed at the main gate of the consulate on Sept. 11 had heard about a possible second U.S. compound in Benghazi. And he said he didn't know the CIA had been based there.

Those above him knew enough to lie about it.

21 posted on 11/18/2012 1:51:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They would have had to do some quick following too. They raced back from the consulate to the ‘annex’ under attack on the way. The ‘annex’ was then attacked almost immediately.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 1:54:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Squantos

Well that changes things abit....so maybe even Al- Queda didn’t know the CIA was in town.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 2:10:01 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Donate here!

FReepathon is still on. Day 49
If not now, when?



24 posted on 11/18/2012 2:16:03 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hopefully the truth will come out that the CIA was running a interrogation center and arms transfer post, both were without congressional approval. No wonder Obama wanted to sweep this under the rug as as soon as the two murdered CIA agents were investigated, the whole CIA operation would be uncovered. Fortunately, the Petraeus sex scandal kept this on the front pages and hopefully the full story will be uncovered. Obama’s goal is to have the Muslim Brotherhood have control of all the middle east, with Lybia and Egypt already there, he was aiding the Syrian rebels with arms and info in an effort to overthrow the government there and install another MB group.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 2:50:53 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: KC Burke

Thanks!

By late this coming Monday, will anyone besides Freepers even care about this event?


26 posted on 11/18/2012 3:03:01 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think that is apparent that with all agencies and the military stating they did not change the “talking points” account of the event that it was the White House. Fox is just now speculating that we should look at the NSC Deputies Commitee.

Anyone remember the chairman of that Committee? Denis McDonogh!


27 posted on 11/18/2012 3:04:00 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Why were they going to close down the CIA annex in a couple of weeks?”

Maybe they ran out of prisoners or water for the water boarding.

Maybe all of the RPGs and ground to air missiles fired by a a team of two had been distributed.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 3:05:55 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Nachum; BIGLOOK; ASA Vet; Squantos; LonePalm; KC Burke; pepsionice; ...

So how much of this stuff is from Benghazi and our mystery former CIA warehouse/distribution center?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960905/posts

Report: Hamas Preparing Chemical Weapons
Breitbart ^ | 11/18/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:19:14 AM by Nachum

According to Britain’s Sunday Times, Israeli special forces are already on the ground in Gaza seeking out rockets and weapons for targeting. The Times is also reporting that Hamas may place chemical weapons on its long-range missiles. “Hamas might go for a desperate attempt to launch rockets with chemical warheads if the worst came to the worst,” one unnamed source reported.

It has been reported that Hamas is hiding its rockets underground, particularly near civilian areas including mosques, hoping that Israel will not strike such targets out of concern for civilian life.

The same report gave a timeline of the killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari:


29 posted on 11/18/2012 3:16:38 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

More still

Ping


30 posted on 11/18/2012 3:22:25 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Joe Lieberman is saying today why did we leave our people without security and why did we not come to their aid are still the central issues.

I think the answer is that “stuff was going” on that the White House did not want known. We have about four dark theories going right now and it may be a combination.

Turkish routing of weapons to Syria.
Interrogation Facility
Blind Sheik trade
Obama didn’t perform due to election goals.

It is speculated on Fox that the NSC Deputies Committee crafted the whole Internet movie talking point alteration. That is chaired by Obama’s creature Denis McDonough who is his Muslim interface specialist.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 3:24:24 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: andyk
"Who knew there were villas in Benghazi?

In the Mediterranean world, a "villa" is merely a detached residence, nothing more, nothing less. California developers have managed to inflate the term to something more grandiose.

32 posted on 11/18/2012 3:31:42 PM PST by cookcounty ("For the first time in my adult life I am not proud of my country.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Agree....Probably not. These folks go native when in town. No 5.11 fashionistas or black water look tactical. All Track suits, dark tans, flip flops and cheap watches and sunglasses. You show up to work with these guys with a pair of oakleys you get the evil eye for sure.

As to this fight and discovery , just my opinion of course,... They were followed by the raiding party and cling ons from the consulate IMHO. Any other day they would have bailed on their hide and disappeared into the dark of night. In this case they had 20 state department staffers weighing them down. Better to gun up and hold what they had. Never suspecting the DOS and POTUS would leave their employees hanging.

The CIA contractors stayed with em figuring the cavalry was enroute .

They won’t make that mistake again IMO.

Stay safe.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 3:39:20 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: 103198

mark...


34 posted on 11/18/2012 4:23:07 PM PST by 103198
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
COME ON!!!! WHITE AMERICANS going into a big COMPOUND in Benghazi and no one knew about this?????? PLEASE.

WHY was Amb. Stevenes inBenghazi on 9-11??? WHO SENT HIM THERE WITH NO SECURITY????

WHY was he meeting witha Turkish guy????? WHO WAS IT???

WHY did Sean Smith write that they might get killed that night???

FORGET ABOUT THE WORDING OF THE DAMN TALKING POINTS>......THESE QUESTION SNEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

35 posted on 11/18/2012 4:53:17 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Could be.


36 posted on 11/18/2012 5:02:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Squantos

I think you are likely right. If there had been no need for the rescue like sufficient security at the consulate, no one would have ever known the CIA had people and a building there.


37 posted on 11/18/2012 5:11:54 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Grampa Dave

While the Consulate attack was sloppy, the attack on, “The Farm” (annex) was much more professional. Over two hours elapsed between these two attacks:

Why are people so sure that both of these two attacks were carried out by the same (or roughly the same) groupup of people..?

It could be that the second attack was carried out by a more sophisticated, third country or organization that sensed an opening after the opening of thethe first attack.


38 posted on 11/18/2012 6:37:32 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Grampa Dave

While the Consulate attack was sloppy, the attack on, “The Farm” (annex) was much more professional. Over two hours elapsed between these two attacks:

Why are people so sure that both of these two attacks were carried out by the same (or roughly the same) groupup of people..?

It could be that the second attack was carried out by a more sophisticated, third country or organization that sensed an opening after the opening of thethe first attack.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 6:37:43 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Grampa Dave

Just one point....I really don’t think Obama’s liberal base would even care if he had a black op detention center in Benghazi or even if prisoners were being ‘tortured’ or waterboarded. Obots would have voted for him anyway. They only pretended to be outraged at stuff like that because Bush was president. They don’t care about anything but socialism, communism and free crap.


40 posted on 11/18/2012 7:30:44 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest. I bookmarked this one, stored in my Libyan folder. Just when one thinks they have most of the story down, something else pops up. That’s ok. As long as Congress take a responsible approach to come to equitable conclusions on the whole.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 8:22:36 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Why were they going to close down the CIA annex in a couple of weeks?”

I would bet because their cover was blown. Several weeks seems like a long time if that’s the case. But that would be my first guess.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 10:12:24 PM PST by Wendy44
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To: Ann Archy

“WHITE AMERICANS going into a big COMPOUND in Benghazi and no one knew about this?”

As someone mentioned earlier, if they were going out and about, you would never know they were white Americans.

“WHY did Sean Smith write that they might get killed that night???”

It really bothers me that there has been so little discussion or questions about this in the reporting. Sean Smith said something about “if we don’t die tonight”. They knew their own security was casing the place. And they specifically thought something was going to happen THAT NIGHT. That’s important because it indicates a specific and credible threat was known to them. He said, “tonight”.

The only reason we know that is because he posted that on a video game message board. What was being communicated to DC? What was the specific and credible threat that made Sean Smith, however flippantly, write that?


43 posted on 11/18/2012 10:28:09 PM PST by Wendy44
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To: Wendy44

The only reason we know that is because he posted that on a video game message board.

*************

Interesting coincidence that I read a blurb in the paper that Navy Seals were recently disciplined for giving intel while playing a video game...hmmm? The real news isn’t in the headlines. It’s in the little mentions.


44 posted on 11/18/2012 10:45:33 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


45 posted on 11/19/2012 4:03:05 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My speculation:

Al Qaeda found out about the CIA facility through the negotiations with Ambassador Stevens.

Amb Stevens was sent to get the anti-aircraft weapons back that were supplied by the Obama Admin. Perhaps they were going to trade captured terrorists for the weapons.

Al Qaeda figured out where the captured men were being held and decided to gamble on an attack to free them while keeping the anti-aircraft weapons.

I would think twice about flying over the next few years. I expect a multiple airport attack worldwide that would down perhaps a dozen passenger aircraft or more is lurking in our future.

But Al Qaeda will wait for a GOP president so their allies in the US (Democrats) can restart the “connect the dots” narrative.


46 posted on 11/19/2012 4:10:40 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT!


47 posted on 11/19/2012 2:18:50 PM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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To: Grampa Dave
All of this raises the question: What was the CIA really doing in Benghazi in addition to searching for Qaddafi’s stash of more than 22,000 shoulder-held missiles that could bring down commercial airplanes, and who in the White House knew exactly what the CIA was up to?

Well finding the manpads is definitely a worthy mission.

48 posted on 11/22/2012 11:53:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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