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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
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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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