According to Paula Broadwell talking on October 26 at University of Denver about her biography and having been asked by someone in the auditorium to talk about the Benghazi disaster where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, General David Petraeus in his new position as CIA Director was “not allowed to communicate with the press” when, as was broken the very same day by Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, the “urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate [in Benghazi on September 11] and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team.”
What Broadwell then disclosed, just ten days before Election Day, was that Petraeus of course knew within 24 hours that the attack was not about the anti-Muhammad video, the Obama administration had tried to claim.
“Now, I don’t know if a lot of you have heard this but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner, and they [Petraeus and administration officials] think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try get these prisoners back, so that’s still being vetted.”
Broadwell’s leak about possibly true motives of the attackers may be revealing as regards her own motives. Immediately after his inauguration in January 2009, Obama had ordered secret interrogation camps abroad to be closed. So what was the role of the “CIA annex” closely related to the Consulate in Benghazi? According to Broadwell, “the challenge has been the fog of war, and the greater challenge is that it’s political hunting season, and so this whole thing has been turned into a very political sort of area.”
So, is Petraeus’ downfall in fact rooted in jealousy? It is hoped that Petraeus does actually have the balls to testify before Congress about the Benghazi disaster as requested.
12 November 2012 @ 10:26 am
Last modified November 12, 2012.