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Suddenly There's Talk Of A New Motive For The Benghazi Attack
business Insider ^ | Nov. 12, 2012, 5:02 PM | Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll

Posted on 11/19/2012 1:32:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

As the spotlight shines on ex-CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer-turned-mistress Paula Broadwell, journalists have uncovered a speech in which she may have revealed classified information about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Broadwell told a Denver audience in October: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex [to the consulate] 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."

The CIA adamantly denied her the claim, which would have been a violation of laws prohibiting CIA detention. It has also been suggested that Broadwell was confused when she made that statement.

A source of Fox News, however, corroborated Broadwell's claim today.

If there were ever a motive to attack Americans, it would be the disappearance of friends.

But it's important to note that the CIA operation was unknown to anyone else until it was exposed on the night of the attack and publicly acknowledged in congressional hearings on October 10. The consulate, on the other hand, was the official front for local CIA operations. If there were an original target to strike Americans, it would be the consulate, rather than the safe house.

Broadwell also said in her speech that intelligence shows "the militia members in Libya were watching the demonstration in Cairo and it did sort of galvanize their effort."

The following timeline is according to the CIA:

Once the fired up Libyans attacked the consulate at 9:40 p.m., the lives of Stevens and his colleagues were in immediate danger because the ostensibly pro-American police force, the February 17th Brigade militia, disappeared during the attack.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziannex; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazidebacle; benghazigate; davidpetraeus; libya; paulabroadwell; waronterror

1 posted on 11/19/2012 1:32:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Was that the militia’s motives in attacking the British Ambassador and the Red Cross as well?


2 posted on 11/19/2012 1:33:54 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ho Hum...so what else is new?


3 posted on 11/19/2012 1:35:07 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

By all means! Lets find something else to distract from the only issue that matters to me.

WHY DID OBAMA REFUSE HELP???


4 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:33 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"the militia members in Libya were watching the demonstration in Cairo and it did sort of galvanize their effort."

Trying to make the attack sound spontaneous and connected in some way with the video.

She fails to reconcile a member of the consulate security seen photographing the facility with her spontaneous attack narrative.

5 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:38 PM PST by fso301
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To: All

We sure need some here.
FReepathon Day 50!

6 posted on 11/19/2012 1:37:06 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: maggief
More recent and related thread:

The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

7 posted on 11/19/2012 1:37:29 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

This is from a week ago. ??


8 posted on 11/19/2012 1:37:45 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m here. :)


9 posted on 11/19/2012 1:38:14 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: onyx; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SunkenCiv; blam; Carry_Okie; GeronL; ...

fyi


10 posted on 11/19/2012 1:39:24 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

Well, I simply don’t think she just made that story up(about the CIA taking a couple militants into custody). She had been palling around with some pretty high level people to risk the consequences of fabricating such a thing. I believe she did become aware of some information to that effect.

I’m actually glad she said it, because there does need to be oversight of the Obama administration, including intelligence agencies.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 1:41:08 PM PST by mtrott
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Oh.....now that is an interesting question...

Clearly they need to clear up that MISUNDERSTANDING.....

12 posted on 11/19/2012 1:43:01 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 rats need a new red herring.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 1:45:43 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?

WHY were they left to DIE?

WHY were we LIED to?


14 posted on 11/19/2012 1:47:57 PM PST by Gator113 (WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

"...if he ever finds out about the arms smuggling, he'll go over the edge"

15 posted on 11/19/2012 1:50:07 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

like a car named Nova?


16 posted on 11/19/2012 1:51:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think they were trading terrorists for anti-aircraft weapons.

Al Qaeda figured it could get both since there was no security.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 1:52:51 PM 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
wonder if they had torture in this secret prison
18 posted on 11/19/2012 1:56:09 PM PST by freedommom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

New Motive?

Hell, I like the old motive. The video. You know... the excuse Obama and Rice kept repeating ad nauseum for days after the attack.

It must have been that video that sparked the rape and murder of our Ambassador and killed 3 other Americans. That’s what our leaders said, right? Again and again.

And, surely they wouldn’t lie, right?


19 posted on 11/19/2012 1:56:11 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gadsden1st

That is the key question, for sure.

But how come we are learning more from the General’s ho than we are from the White Hut?

How come Broadwell had more classified top secret intel than the Freaking Pentagon?


20 posted on 11/19/2012 2:01:36 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NEMDF
Yes,....if you are asking why I posted it....it because I am looking for any all leads that give additional detail about the Annex....

If you then ask why might that be interesting then i would point to several threads ...(If I can find them all again).

Libyans, diplomats: CIA's Benghazi annex a secret

There is another one ....but I need to find it.

21 posted on 11/19/2012 2:13:16 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 0bama regime continues to try to divert attention from the central question -

Americans were under attack, for whatever reason, for more than 7 hours. They resisted and called for help. For some reason, help was denied and they were left to die. WHY was help denied and WHO denied it?

Why the CIA explanation of a terrorist attack was changed to a "spontaneous demonstration", and why there was an attack at all are questions to be answered for the record, but they are diversions to muddy the water and protect the guilty.

22 posted on 11/19/2012 2:15:30 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obviously, they all had this information. It was simply that they didn’t get the cover-up memo out to her in time.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 2:17:29 PM PST by livius
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To: onyx
That's nice.....

But I am slow ...so I pnged you before I knew you were here...oh rats...I am such a pest ...with all this pinging stuff.

24 posted on 11/19/2012 2:18:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: GeronL

???


25 posted on 11/19/2012 2:20:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: NEMDF; All
And:

Benghazi Betrayal May be a Cover-Up of American Weapons in Hands of Terrorists

26 posted on 11/19/2012 2:30:08 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
I have been posting about this since last week: "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 to 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 allowed 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/ 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.

27 posted on 11/19/2012 2:43:09 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: NEMDF; thouworm; All
See post #39 by thouworm....touches on issues about what the annex was about,....

Still looking for other threads.

28 posted on 11/19/2012 2:43:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 3:01:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: fso301

“militia members in Libya were watching”

Where? In a movie house? The mayor’s office? Down by the port? Next door to the embassy?

Bullchit


30 posted on 11/19/2012 3:05:51 PM PST by combat_boots (I lost my tagline somewhere......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In any investigation the first thing you look for is motive. Who would want to kill Stevens and the other Americans? What we know now is that there is good reason to believe that Steven was involved in running military hardware through Turkey into Syria, the objective being the arming of Islamic militant fighters trying to bring down Assad. Why would the Islamic fighters want to kill a supplier of weaponry? If fighters were not the driving force behind this then who else would have a motive to stop the munitions supplying activity? The answer is Assad and those aligned with him. The big player in this picture is Russia. Putin had the motive and the means to take out the Americans and use the Islamic fighters as cover. This does not mean that Islamist did not do the fighting and killing, but the Russians likely were behind it. We know that Putin does not want Syria to become an Islamic run country. If Syria falls, Russia would sustain major economic and national security losses in the Region, including the only coastal port city they have outside Russia at Tartus.
31 posted on 11/19/2012 3:09:15 PM PST by iontheball
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To: iontheball

Interesting points!


32 posted on 11/19/2012 3:12:36 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Suddenly There's Talk Of A New Motive For The Benghazi Attack

More smoke and mirrors, as if Broadwell wasn't capable of covering for Petreaus running a gun-running operation. She's an innocent victim caught in a crossfire you know ;-)

33 posted on 11/19/2012 3:15:21 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: iontheball

I thought this at first, and it is a possibility, but I think it’s too complex.

THE TESTS OF TRUTH
1. Logical consistency.
2. Agreement with experience.
3. Economy of explanation.

The Russian/Syrian angle takes a lot of time to explain. Look at what Erik Latani (sp?) wrote above. That is a simpler explanation.


34 posted on 11/19/2012 4:33:48 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest. Anything to shift blame from the darling of the Partisan Media Shills.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 4:56:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I think Broadwell knew and knows a lot. I think she tried to warn the Generals about the Kelley woman...and I don't think she was warning them about sex. There's a lot more to this story, I just hope it all comes out. What we must continue to ask is who refused help to Americans under attack, that is the main issue.
36 posted on 11/19/2012 5:31:48 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There has been nothing “new” reveled that has not been brought out weeks ago. The rags all take a shot at how they want to present things. Same goes for the idiot box goons.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 5:39:46 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: pepperdog

Now that makes sense....had not seen that thought before....


38 posted on 11/19/2012 9:39:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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