Petraeus Mistress Suggests
Benghazi Attack Was Aimed At Secret CIA Prison
By Tony Lee
November 12, 2012 "Information
CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus may have told his alleged
mistress Paula Broadwell what really happened in Benghazi, Libya
on September 11, 2012 when terrorists murdered U.S. Ambassador
Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Broadwell, whose alleged
affair with Petraeus forced him to resign last Friday, revealed
during an October 26 speech at the University of Denver that
Libyan terrorists may have attacked the U.S. Consulate in
Benghazi on September 11, 2012 in order to take back Libyan
militia members the CIA Annex had taken prisoner.
confirmed that the CIA Annex in Libya had requested
reinforcements and could have “reinforced the consulate and the
CIA annex that were under attack.” Broadwell also said Petraeus
and administration officials knew within 24 hours the possible
motives behind the terrorist attacks.
In January of 2009, the
ordered secret interrogation camps abroad to be closed.
Broadwell's comments about the CIA Annex having captured Libyan
militia members may reveal some of these overseas prisons may
still be operational.
“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 think that
the attack on the consulate was an effort to try get these
prisoners back, so that’s still being vetted,” Broadwell said
during the question-and-answer session of her presentation when
an audience member asked her to comment on Libya.
Broadwell, who was
speaking at her alma mater about her biography of Petraeus,
confirmed the Fox News report (Broadwell
said Jennifer Griffin's report had "insightful information")
that came out on the day of her speech that said the Obama
administration denied Americans on the ground in Libya the
security and help they requested, telling NAVY Seals in Libya
who wanted to help U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other
Americans who were eventually murdered to “stand down.”
“The facts that came out
today is that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is
different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements,”
Broadwell said. “They were requesting the – it's called the
CINC’s (Commander-in-Chief’s) In Extremis Force – a group of
Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in
the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate
and the CIA annex that were under attack. “
Broadwell said the
“challenging thing” for Petraeus was, as Director of the CIA, he
was “not allowed to communicate with the press.”
“So he's known all of this
– they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in Libya,
within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening,” Broadwell
The Obama administration
tried to claim an anti-Muhammed video caused the terrorist
attacks and has repeatedly punted on whether they they turned
down additional security measures and reinforcements that were
requested. Broadwell, though, said there was a system failure
that led to four Americans being murdered in part because
additional security forces were denied.
“It is a tragedy that we
lost an ambassador and two other government officials, and there
was a failure in the system because there was additional
security requested,” Broadwell said. “It's frustrating to see
the sort of political aspect of what's going on with this whole
said "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" politicized.
Petreaus was slated to
testify before Congress this week about Libya before his prompt
resignation. Republicans in Congress said Petreaus's resignation
does not preclude him from testifying in the future.
On Sunday, it was revealed
Broadwell allegedly sent threatening emails to a Florida woman,
whom she may have suspected was having an affair with Petreaus.
Jill Kelley -- the woman who received the threatening emails --
reported them to the FBI. The FBI conducted an investigation and
discovered Petraeus and Broadwell were having an affair.
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Congress wants answers on Petraeus
affair: Members of Congress
said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI
investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between
ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning
when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether
national security was compromised and why they weren't told
Jill Kelley, social liaison to MacDill
Air Force Base, is mystery woman Paula Broadwell harassed via
email leading to FBI probe:
Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla., reportedly alerted the FBI
several months ago about threatening emails she had received
from Petraeus alleged mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell, a
senior military official told the Associated Press.
Jill Kelley admits 'friendship' with
former CIA director David Petraeus
: The New York Post reports excerpts from the emails that Ms
Kelley passed on to the FBI with sources telling the newspaper
that "Mrs Broadwell clearly thought something was going on" and
thought she was in a "lovers triangle."
Jill Kelley: Five Facts About the
Petraeus Affair’s Mystery Woman:
It’s unclear the nature of her relationship with Petraeus, but
her closeness with the general was enough that Broadwell
allegedly demanded Kelley “stay away from” him. Here’s what has
been reported about this mystery woman.
Petraeus 'flew mistress to Paris for a
trip that was funded by the government' after he was named CIA
chief: Petraeus made the trip
with 40-year-old Paula Broadwell, who has written a fawning
biography of him, in July 2011, an unnamed source told Buzzfeed.
Petraus was heading to his new job as chief of the CIA at the
Broadwell: Petraeus' biographer... and
his undoing: The high school
homecoming queen from North Dakota, who later graduated from
West Point and Harvard University and went on to become a
counterterrorism expert, never seemed to settle for second best.
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