CIA denies Broadwell claim of “secret prison” in Benghazi annex

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    CIA denies Broadwell claim of “secret prison” in Benghazi annex ​



    By: Ed Morrissey
    November 12, 2012


    This seems like a pretty good reason to push the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair from a boys-club peccadillo into a resignation-worthy event. According to a transcript of a speech by Broadwell at the University of Denver the week before the election, Broadwell told an audience that the reason for the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was neither a YouTube video nor a celebration of the anniversary of 9/11, but a prison escape for jihadis secretly held by the CIA in its nearby annex.

    Late last night, the CIA denied this report of a secret prison in its now-abandoned Benghazi facility:

    The Central Intelligence Agency denied charges Sunday that its annex in Benghazi, Libya secretly held a few jihadi prisoners until it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack. Paula Broadwell, the girlfriend then-CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus, made that claim during an Oct. 26 speech in Denver, Colo.

    “I don’t know if a lot of you have heard this, but the CIA annex had actually 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,” Broadwell declared during the speech, at the University of Denver.

    “That’s still being vetted,” she added.

    The CIA’s denial came just hours after Arutz Sheva, an Israeli news outlet, first published a partial transcript of Broadwell’s speech. By midnight Sunday, intelligence reporters with both The Daily Beast and The Washington Post were reporting and tweeting, respectively, that the CIA said her claim was false.


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    So now we begin to see why Petraeus was thrown under the bus. If you think it was just for an affair you don't know how D.C. operates.

    This undoubtedly is one of the places where terror suspects (American citizens included) get "rendered" to.
     
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    Demoted from Army reservist Lt. Colonel...
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    Uncle Ferd sweet on her, thinks she's a honey...
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    Eyah.

    Maybe 50 years later they will cop to it.

    Like Operation Ajax.
     

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