CNN bombshell: Dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground during the Benghazi attack, agency in panic over revelations

posted at 6:31 pm on August 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

What kind of panic are we talking about here? Actual quote from agency “insider” communications obtained by CNN: “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

The word of the day is “unprecedented.” Phony scandal no more:

Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings…

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career…

Another [insider] says, “You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.”

Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.

A source now tells CNN that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.

While it is still not known how many of them were CIA, a source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the agency.

Thirty-five Americans on the ground, 21 at the CIA annex. Maybe the skeletal security crew at the consulate wasn’t as skeletal as thought. Is that what happened here — not so much a security vacuum as a security presence so secret that it couldn’t be revealed publicly, despite the White House being pounded over its failures for months afterwards? None of which is to say that they shouldn’t have had more security; the consulate and annex were overrun regardless, no matter how many people were there. But maybe that helps explain why the formal security presence wasn’t bigger: There was a lot of CIA in the area and maybe the White House didn’t want to attract attention to what they were doing there by inserting a squad of Marines to patrol the grounds. We already had an inkling of that, in fact, per this interesting but vague WSJ story from last November, which argued that the CIA’s role in the city appeared to be more important than thought. (“The consulate provided diplomatic cover for the classified CIA operations.”) CNN itself followed up in May by reporting that “the larger mission in Benghazi was covert” and alleging that there were more Americans there tied to the CIA — 20 of 30 in all — than to State’s diplomatic presence.

But what were they doing there to justify such agency paranoia now about people blabbing? Former CIA analyst Robert Baer tells CNN that agents are typically polygraphed ever few years, not every month. What could be so tippy top secret that it needs to be kept under wraps even if it means threatening agents’ families to buy their silence? On Twitter, Lachlan Markay points to this Business Insider piece, also from May, speculating that weapons were involved. Which isn’t surprising — everyone knows the feds are trying to round up loose arms from Qaddafi’s stockpiles before jihadis get hold of them. What’s surprising is where the weapons might, might have been headed. To a depot back in the U.S.? Maybe not:

Also in October we reported the connection between Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died in the attack, and a reported September shipment of SA-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles (i.e. MANPADS) and rocket-propelled grenades from Benghazi to Syria through southern Turkey.

That 400-ton shipment — “the largest consignment of weapons” yet for Syrian rebels — was organized by Abdelhakim Belhadj, who was the newly-appointed head of the Tripoli Military Council.

In March 2011 Stevens, the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan rebels, worked directly with Belhadj while he headed the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Stevens’ last meeting on Sept. 11 was with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin, and a source told Fox News that Stevens was in Benghazi “to negotiate a weapons transfer in an effort to get SA-7 missiles out of the hands of Libya-based extremists.”

Syrian rebels subsequently began shooting down Syrian helicopters and fighter jets with SA-7s akin to those in Qaddafi’s looted stock.

This theory seems sound enough to CNN that they actually mention it in today’s bombshell, albeit as something that’s being kicked around on the Hill. Is that what happened here? The White House decided to secretly start arming the rebels a year ago with the sort of SAMs that everyone fears might eventually be used to shoot down western airliners? Did Congress, or at least the intel committees, know about it? Do note: Even now, after the U.S. announced that it would arm the rebels openly last month, we’re supposedly withholding SAMs from them because they’re too dangerous. If the “secret weapons shipments” theory is true, then in fact we’ve been giving them the dangerous stuff for at least a year. Beyond that, anyone recognize the name Abdelhakim Belhadj? I’ve written about him before. Belhadj is no “moderate” of the sort we’re allegedly working with within the rebel ranks. He’s a hardcore jihadi who fought with Bin Laden in Afghanistan. If he was the point man on helping to transfer dangerous weapons to the Syrian rebels, there’s even less reason to think that they ended up in “moderate” hands rather than in the hands of the mujahedeen.

One other point. As far as I know, it’s a lingering mystery as to how the jihadis who attacked the consulate in Benghazi knew where the CIA annex was. The consulate’s a public presence so it’s a sitting duck. The annex kept a lower profile, even though it was close by, and yet the attackers zeroed in on it later in the evening of 9/11/12. Why? Could be it was as simple as knowing that there was another building in the neighborhood that had lots of Americans working at it and therefore that building was worth hitting too. Or maybe they just noticed suspicious traffic to the annex on the evening of the attack and decided to take a closer look. But if the “secret weapons shipments” theory is true, it could also be that bad actors in the city had actually dealt with the CIA there about getting arms to Syria and therefore knew full well where the annex was and who was inside. If that’s what happened, it’s like Afghanistan in microcosm in terms of jihadis ultimately biting the American hand that fed them.

Exit question: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?


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Phony scandal…

katy on August 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Journ-O-list assemble.

tetriskid on August 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

CNN must be racist.

Rode Werk on August 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

From the newspaper thread…

Was there an arms deal similar to Fast and Furious, considering all the ordinance and weaponry up for grabs in Libya post Qaddafi?

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Yes. As I wrote back then and included in my Benghazi timeline:

09.06.12: The Libyan-flagged vessel, the Al Entisar (which means ‘The Victory’) that had departed from Benghazi sails into the Turkish port of Iskenderun — 35 miles from the Syrian border. While its manifest claims that it is carrying humanitarian supplies, a search of the vessel reveals 400 tonnes of American-made ‘SAM-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).’ The Intisaar is detained in Iskenderun. Only after a phone call from the US government is the shipment released.

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

***BOOM***

idesign on August 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Exit question: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?

Running guns / $$$ / keeping us safe /s

tetriskid on August 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Mao Zedong, Iosif Stalin, and various other despots are smiling at the methods being used to keep this “phony” scandal from boiling over.

Steve Eggleston on August 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Puts “what difference does it make” screech into a whole new light.

tru2tx on August 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Jack Tapper suspiciously missing….

idesign on August 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Stunned silence in the comments section of the CNN link-absolutely no comments.

It would be ironic that it was CNN bringing this to light, except for the fact that it will take the rest of the Democrat Media O’bama fluffers to also run with the story.

If they don’t, it will be just another “fake scandal”.

(Cue Dr. Goebbels)

Del Dolemonte on August 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Fire them!!!

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Exit question: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?

Just based on how they (the administration and the CIA) are reacting, it’s much, much worse than is being thrown around here…it’s very, very bad. Expect lot’s of modified limited hangouts on the horizon.

AUINSC on August 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?

Lol!

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

This is new? Must be the people who haven’t been paying attention for the last eleven months.

De Oppresso Liber on August 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Please……we knew they were running guns/missiles out of there months ago.

Give first scoop credit where credit is due…..GLENN BECK.

Of course, he’s just a successfully ridiculed parody according to the mainstream media and the Alinskyites in the Democrat party.

…but still.

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Levin running with this. Stunning. If true, impeachement is a serious option and the Speaker should be forced to step down if he has known this. It does explain so much. The missing piece of the puzzle. HRC’s least worry will be Bubba’s sex tape.

Whiterock on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Exit question: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?

Running guns and managing a “secret” prison.

Steve Eggleston on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?

Not protecting a high profile diplomat.

RickB on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

This!

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

CIA operatives are usually polygraphed every three to four years. Benghazi survivors are being put through it once a month.

idesign on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

They were just in town sight seeing -buying ice cream. Obama told them to enjoy the sights and culture of the Middle East

jaywemm on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Refresh my memory. Wasn’t Hillary “I flew a million miles” Clinton asked about weapons trafficking during her famous What Difference Does It Make at This Point rant? By Rand Paul, iirc? Didn’t she pretend she’d never, ever heard such a silly idea?

Buy Danish on August 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

As if it wasn’t already apparent, this administration has no clue what the hell it is doing.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an admin with a modicum of experience in foreign affairs, and war?

kirkill on August 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It was weapons-running gone wrong that night for whatever reason and it involves high levels of the State Dept (Hillary), CIA (Panetta) and WH (Obama). Hillary and Obama would have rather let every one of those people die to cover up their operation than to save them and that’s why there was no urge to rescue anyone. They both had alot to lose if the weapons running were exposed immediately – Obama and the election – Hillary and her legacy and future ambition for the WH.

It’s odd or strange that all three people – Obama, Hillary and Panetta were in D.C. that night of the attack but none of them communicated or coordinated together during the attack according to Panetta own testimony but were doing their own thing supposedly.

Benghazi is the BIG one!

journeymike on August 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Levin running with this. Stunning. If true, impeachement is a serious option and the Speaker should be forced to step down if he has known this. It does explain so much. The missing piece of the puzzle. HRC’s least worry will be Bubba’s sex tape.

Whiterock on August 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Sorry, Boehner and Issa have been covering this up for months. Issa is nothing more than a blowhard.

Just because CNN finally can’t hold the dam back anymore it’s suddenly a real scandal?

The real question is who benefits from this coming out?

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Happy Second Term, Obama. Drip, drip, drip…

joejm65 on August 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

The real question is who benefits from this coming out?

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

A Rat Presidential candidate not named Rodham.

Steve Eggleston on August 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Sorry, Boehner and Issa have been covering this up for months. Issa is nothing more than a blowhard.

Just because CNN finally can’t hold the dam back anymore it’s suddenly a real scandal?

The real question is who benefits from this coming out?

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Yeah, Issa & Boehner are both sh*tbags.

Issa covered up Fast & Furious as well.

tetriskid on August 1, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I wonder if Patreaus can add anything to this revelation…

joejm65 on August 1, 2013 at 6:43 PM

AP, you are the man!!!

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 6:44 PM

don’t wory the GOPe will go slow on this and drag it out for max impact to Obama….oh wait that isn’t working too well with the IRS scandal. The GOPe is not going to bring CIA infront of a house hearing. the GOPe are cowards and quislings.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Time for a “select” committee to investigate Benghazi . . . and the IRS too. There is no reason for Boehner and Issa to block this – unless they are part of the cover up as well.

TarheelBen on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Americans died, Obama lied, and the media conspired to steal an election

IMPEACH

burserker on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

This won’t harm Obama in the least. CIA will be blamed for ‘going rogue’, Obama was never informed, and the details are classified on a need-to-know basis and the White House will tell Congress it doesn’t need to know.

The liberal media will accept all that, Boehner will do nothing and even if he does, Reid will put a stop to it all if it gets as far as the Senate (with help from McCain and the other Schumer Republicans).

Nothing will change; the band will play on.

Liam on August 1, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Hillary can forget about 2016; she needs to be brought up on charges of perjury

burserker on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

What could be so tippy top secret that it needs to be kept under wraps even if it means threatening agents’ families to buy their silence?

America is NO longer a free constitutional republic.

obama is her platinum-sprayed horseturd thug, the tyrant.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

unless they are part of the cover up as well.

TarheelBen on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

of course they are. everything going on in DC is for politcaly purposes. No ONE wants to ge tto the bottom of this scandal they just want to use it for political gain. If they wanted the truth they could have had it within a week but that would mean the house would have to impeach the POTUS and the cowards of the GOPe don’t want to go there.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Transcript:

PAUL: Now, my question is: Is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?

CLINTON: To Turkey? I — I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody’s ever raised that with me. I don’t…

PAUL: It’s been — it’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons. And what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons? And were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included.

CLINTON: Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct — direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will — I will see what information is available and…

PAUL: You’re saying you don’t know.

CLINTON: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that…

Buy Danish on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Dear Liar is arming the Muslim Brotherhood, plain and simple.

rbj on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Pappy,
I was giving them the benefit of the doubt, to be gracious (which is something they don’t deserve).
Who does this benefit? The families of the dead to start with.
My barber for I will stop pulling so much hair out.

Whiterock on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Americans died, Obama lied, and the media conspired to steal an election

IMPEACH

burserker on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Don’t forget: The Obama administration blamed a youtube video and the filmmamker IS STILL IN JAIL.

The Obama administration KNEW the video had nothing to do with Benghazi.

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

everyone knows the feds are trying to round up loose arms from Qaddafi’s stockpiles before jihadis get hold of them.

Baaawwwwhahahhhaaahhhaaaa…..Hussein was making sure that jihadis GOT ALL THOSE WEAPONS..
in addition to all the weapons he is running with Holder and Killery…..c’mon we all know that ! Even the Turkish Cardigan guy knows about it !!!!!

burrata on August 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I guess we know what he was meeting hillary about.

tomas on August 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

This was reported almost 6 months ago on The Blaze. Hot Air even has archives about it.

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/02/08/where-are-the-benghazi-survivors/

n my opinion, any good journalist is a bit of a conspiracy theorist at heart. Every story has a bottom, some are deeper to dig through than others and I believe Benghazi to be one of those stories.

Sen. Rand Paul seems to be one person working to get to the bottom of the story and keeping his eye on the bigger picture. Make no mistake, the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi wasn’t just about a protest gone awry or the anniversary of September 11. There’s a larger story that has yet to unfold in all of this, another shoe to drop.

As we reported here, Paul suspects it involves under-the-table arms deals:

I really think part of the cause may have been there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and distributing arms to the rebels… They’ve interviewed the captain of the ship. A ship from Libya sailed for Turkey a week before the ambassador was killed. It was full of arms and they interviewed the captain and he actually specifically talks about the distribution of the arms to Syrian rebels… And I think the administration needs to answer, “Are they running guns through Turkey to Syria?”

If true, this scenario might help explain why Ambassador Stevens was meeting with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin just before he was killed. Through shipping records, Fox News has confirmed that the Libyan vessel Al Entisar arrived in the Turkish port of Iskenderun — located just 35 miles from the Syrian border — on Sept. 6, just five days before the attack. The cargo reportedly included surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and shoulder-launched missiles.

CNN…..Late to the party.

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

CLINTON: Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct — direct that question to the agency that ran the annex.

Buy Danish on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

So when is Paul going to have the CIA director in front of a senate hearing?

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Pappy,
I was giving them the benefit of the doubt, to be gracious (which is something they don’t deserve).
Who does this benefit? The families of the dead to start with.
My barber for I will stop pulling so much hair out.

Whiterock on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

:-)

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:50 PM

$^&&^&%#$^@#%*(()!!(*^%&^%#(*&(*&!()*@&^()*&)!)(&*!)^)!

Cleombrotus on August 1, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Buy Danish on August 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Classic Clintonianism. The weapons were never going to Turkey. They were being routed through Turkey.

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Petraeus was otherwise covering up…he s/b in jail.

obama won like Putin and Chavez.

This is the not yet told scandal of all scandals.

In Benghazi state and the CIA were operating shady arms deals, in agencies which were illegally opened, without the congress’s knowledge. That is the big cover up, the arms operation to the rebels in Syria. There was opposition ahead of the election. People saw Libya go to Hell, Egyp, etc. and didn’t want to have anything to do with Syria.

obama and Hillary did it anyway…impeacheable all of it. May he and her always have blood on their hands. But, the cover up is due to the congress not knowing.

obama threatened his adversaries with all the domestic agencies and covered up on all his foreign operations, which all help his muzzie brothers.

He is illegitimate in his 2nd term. Romney let him get away with it.

Media, you hacks, wake up or die in his azz. You’re eating his shit and he destroys the land and you.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Have we all had enough of all this corruption? When are we going to see people start going to jail over all these scams??

Alinsky on August 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

The real question is who benefits from this coming out?

PappyD61 on August 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Hussein ,
because Benghazi is Bush’s fault
/fluffer media .

burrata on August 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

So what.

Isn’t American idol on tonight?

cozmo on August 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

No matter what this WILL NOT be the fault of dear leader 0bama….or future dear leader Shillary.

My best guess is Bosh!!! Or republicans in congress….or anbody but the democrats or 0bama’s merry band of fascist idiots.

jukin3 on August 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I guess we know what he was meeting hillary about.

tomas on August 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I posted on the lunch thread that it was about Benghazi.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Have we all had enough of all this corruption? When are we going to see people start going to jail over all these scams??

Alinsky on August 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

when we get off our lazy as@es and start marching in the streets.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I placed a link at this story on CNN. Would someone mind seeing if the comment showed up. ; )

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I thought the original rightwing meme was that there wasn’t enough security in Benghazi…now we know there were a lot more CIA operatives than previously thought. What does this actually mean for this “scandal.” What was the wrongdoing? What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

No matter what this WILL NOT be the fault of dear leader 0bama….or future dear leader Shillary.

I just need someone to explain to me what “this” is.

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

everyone knows the feds are trying to round up loose arms from Qaddafi’s stockpiles before jihadis get hold of them.

Or were they more likely the weapons provided to the “rebels” (ultimately jihadis) to overthrow Qaddafi?

onlineanalyst on August 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

This revelation really backs up the theory that Ambassador Stevens was there to secretly meet with Al Queda and were double crossed.

Obama & the CIA have more explaining to do.

portlandon on August 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

We already had an inkling of that, in fact, per this interesting but vague WSJ story from last November, which argued that the CIA’s role in the city appeared to be more important than thought. (“The consulate provided diplomatic cover for the classified CIA operations.”)

We were already pretty sure that Benghazi was the central depot for Barky’s Syrian Fast+Furious gun/missile running to his latest jihadi buddies. Of course, once it was revealed that the pathetic dipsh!t, Petraeus, had been texting his little heart out to his chick Friday all of that disappeared as Congress was gracious enough to let him shut his mouth and never utter another word about anything. And Mittens didn’t want to make too much of a stink about Benghazi, either, seeing as Barky and Shrillary and the America-hating left had only danced on the coffins of the dead in order to lie their black, little hearts out to America. Yeah … no big deal. Just dead Americans and American soil run over and torched by a bunch of savages – who just happen to share world views with the Indonesian, 84 IQ, dog-eating America-hater and his useless idiot junta. Luckily, none of this bothered that fat POS in Jersey, who worked as hard as he could get his rotund azz to do in clinching the election for the America-hater.

There is so much treason and stupidity around that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting tons of it. But, the first one who has to go – be tried and appropriately sentenced – is Barky, the ineligible idiot who has racked up a list of un-Constitutional and un-American actions that defies the imagination, really. Then, after he’s gone, the idiots under him need to go the same route and then the idiots in the GOP who let him get away with all this criminality and treason for all these years. They all have to go, eventually.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

CNN is acting stupidly.

BobMbx on August 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I thought the original rightwing meme was that there wasn’t enough security in Benghazi…now we know there were a lot more CIA operatives than previously thought. What does this actually mean for this “scandal.” What was the wrongdoing? What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I remember the original meme that Benghazi was the fault of Republican budget cuts.

Barbara Boxer, for one, got a shitload of Pinocchios for that one over at the WaPo.

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

thought the original rightwing meme was that there wasn’t enough security in Benghazi…now we know there were a lot more CIA operatives than previously thought. What does this actually mean for this “scandal.” What was the wrongdoing? What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

It’s always the cover up that gets you. but Typical of you leftwing loons. CIA operatives does not = security. For all we know the “operatives” might have been supply clerks and computer IT.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

If that’s what happened, it’s like Afghanistan in microcosm in terms of jihadis ultimately biting the American hand that fed them.

Exit question: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?

“Afghanistan in microcosm”.

What WAS the CIA doing in Benghazi… and why was Stevens there?

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Alinsky on August 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

That’s what I’m wondering. When the hell is this going to catch up to this crowd of TREASONOUS BAST*RDS?

Cleombrotus on August 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I just need someone to explain to me what “this” is.

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Treason and other assorted crimes, you despicable, America-hating sack OS.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

“CNN” is breaking this?

Must have been in a hurry to beat the competition in publishing a “can-no-longer-be-kept-secret” scoop.

farsighted on August 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

My best guess is Bosh!!! Or republicans in congress….or anbody but the democrats or 0bama’s merry band of fascist idiots.

jukin3 on August 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

….because you see , Hussein was having his beauty sleep at that time and Killery was busy and Huma was acting busy and Val was tired and the generals were sniffing their fingers and the CIA always lies …..

burrata on August 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

What is the story here?

1. That there were CIA agents on the ground? (I thought we knew that)

2. That these agents are being intimidated to stay silent?

3. That CNN is (finally) reporting on this.

I am so confused.

esr1951 on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Isn’t it interesting that CNN has begun breaking stories that could be (in a country run by a sane and honest government) very harmful to the Administration?

What’s up with that?

Liam on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

when we get off our lazy as@es and start marching in the streets.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

True enough.

Cleombrotus on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

This is old news and was revealed months ago.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/sources-confirm-u-s-gun-running-to-jihadists/

WND has reconfirmed with multiple knowledgeable Middle Eastern security sources that the U.S. special mission in Benghazi was used to coordinate Arab arms shipments and other aid to the so-called rebels fighting in Libya and later in Syria.

WND first broke the story on the Benghazi gun-running issue just 13 days after the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks.

sharrukin on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

What does this actually mean for this “scandal.” What was the wrongdoing? What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

They were running guns from Benghazi through Turkey to the Syrian rebels. This was against the law. Furthermore, they sought to blame a youtube video on it when they knew that it had NOTHING whatsoever to do with what happened in Benghazi. They lied to the country.

Here’s some more for you:

The Missing Link? Libyan Intelligence Connects Pharaoh Morsi To Benghazi

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I just need someone to explain to me what “this” is.

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Hint: It’s probably not something you can try to blame on white racism in America or the evils of capitalism. So you may not be interested.

But then, I don’t think like a race baiting bigoted socialist troll.

farsighted on August 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM

CNN is trolling they are deleting all comments. Near as I can tell. Funny the story appears just above Nixon.

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

You remember those 4 flag draped coffins which Hussein used as a backdrop for his campaign speech ?

burrata on August 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

thought the original rightwing meme was that there wasn’t enough security in Benghazi…now we know there were a lot more CIA operatives than previously thought.

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

That doesn’t mean they were fighting or did anything to help. The CIA certainly didn’t do anything to help anyone after Benghazi. It would make sense that they were pulling the same sh!t in Benghazi, not providing security for anyone or anything.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

What’s up with that?

Liam on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

civi! war within the dem party Obama vs Clinton.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

What does this actually mean for this “scandal.”

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

This is how liveenslavedthendie writes the following:

“Christopher Stevens”

“Sean Smith”

“Ty Woods”

“Glen Dougherty”

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

What does this actually mean for this “scandal.” What was the wrongdoing? What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I explained them all, if you can read.

To be clear, aside from the impeacheable offenses, threatening the CIA and their families s/b against your and the ACLU’s grain, alas.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

the death of a sitting ambassador in 30 years. You know what we used to consider an act of war.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Why would CNN delete comments?

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Just another ‘bump in the road’.

GarandFan on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I thought the original rightwing meme was that there wasn’t enough security in Benghazi…now we know there were a lot more CIA operatives than previously thought. What does this actually mean for this “scandal.” What was the wrongdoing? What did that wrongdoing lead to?

libfreeordie on August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Just how ignorant are you?

Just because there was a lot of CIA presence there it does not mean their job there was to provide security.

You do know what the CIA does, don’t you?

farsighted on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

“Hey, did you see George Zimmerman got pulled over for speeding?” – srm

Lost in Jersey on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Maybe Lindsey Graham and Juan McCain can investigate while they are in the area?

Link

SouthernGent on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

As if it wasn’t already apparent, this administration has no clue what the hell it is doing.

This is where you are wrong; still assuming they don’t know what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing.

Puma for Life on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Why would CNN delete comments?

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Maybe it’s the NSA doing it !!

burrata on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

That doesn’t mean they were fighting or did anything to help. The CIA certainly didn’t do anything to help anyone after Benghazi. It would make sense that they were pulling the same sh!t in Benghazi, not providing security for anyone or anything.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Maybe CIA got a stand down order, too.

Liam on August 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

They also withheld support for the four men desperately trying to defend that CIA annex and the 35-38 people who, because of their efforts, made it our alive, and those four brave men died in that effort.

Obama and H.R.Clinton actually stood over the coffins of those fallen heroes and lied to the American people and the world.

Five days later Susan Rice stood before the UN and the world and declared that the ‘spontaneous protest was the result of a You Tube video’.

Obama actually went to the UN and said ” The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

There is so much treason and stupidity around that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting tons of it. But, the first one who has to go – be tried and appropriately sentenced – is Barky, the ineligible idiot who has racked up a list of un-Constitutional and un-American actions that defies the imagination, really. Then, after he’s gone, the idiots under him need to go the same route and then the idiots in the GOP who let him get away with all this criminality and treason for all these years. They all have to go, eventually.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Needs repeating.

itsacookbook on August 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Maybe Lindsey Graham and Juan McCain can investigate while they are in the area?

Link

SouthernGent on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

LINK

SouthernGent on August 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

the death of a sitting ambassador in 30 years. You know what we used to consider an act of war.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Yes, but the admin. doesn’t give a damn about the 4 dead.

Higher up on their priorities for the cover up – the two operations were illegitimate and Benghazi exposed them.

The last person Stevens met with was the Turkish embassy guy…you know the rest.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

This is where you are wrong; still assuming they don’t know what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing.

Puma for Life on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

yeap everyday they go to work and think how can I turn this country into a 3rd world shithol@ today. At the end of the day they have a beer and think how much they love their jobs.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

burrata on August 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Have a look. You know I can’t link it. You have to go there on your own.

Bmore on August 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

There is so much treason and stupidity around that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting tons of it. But, the first one who has to go – be tried and appropriately sentenced – is Barky, the ineligible idiot who has racked up a list of un-Constitutional and un-American actions that defies the imagination, really. Then, after he’s gone, the idiots under him need to go the same route and then the idiots in the GOP who let him get away with all this criminality and treason for all these years. They all have to go, eventually.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Of course…alas, eunuchs ‘represent’ us. I hope they all go, one way or the other.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

The last person Stevens met with was the Turkish embassy guy…you know the rest.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

pretty clear cut case if you ask me. the fact that the MSM and Dc is still in the dark about this whole think just shows how utterly stupid they are about things outside their bubble.

unseen on August 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Look at liveenslavedthendie. Doesn’t he know that he has to be cute in order to play dumb?

Resist We Much on August 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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