Friday, August 2, 2013

Phony scandal #2 - Benghazi

Even CNN can no longer ignore the story

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.
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.

The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

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.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."

More: The Atlantic: The Attack in Benghazi: Worth Investigating After All.


  1. Sounds like a different administration...
    a different country...
    and a different time not so long ago.

    Will we ever learn from the mistakes of the past?

  2. We don't have Phony Scandals, we have a Phony Scandalous President!

    Global Warming -

    Bengazi -

    The list is just too long and it just makes me more and more PO'd to go on here...

    Ugh! time for another round of coffee...

  3. Nothing has changed in the CIA. Since its formation after WWII, all personnel have been severely restricted from talking about their work with anyone, even their spouses. If one wishes to publish a book, it must be cleared. If there's no clearance, prosecution follows.

    Imagine that. Spies can't talk publicly.

    Get a grip, guys. The worst piece of legislation I can remember passing Congress was the Patriot Act. Ill thought out in the wake of 9-11, Congress fell all over itself giving the national security apparatus everything it wanted. The whole thing should be scrapped so we can start over.

  4. Protecting National Security is one thing, but protecting one's political position is very different.
    National Security should be hidden, but when it breaks through to daylight it can not be remedied by proclamations, requiring we pretend we didn't see it.
    The error is egregious and like Anonymous says a start over is necessary.
    All these phony scandals are are from the same root and this administration is asking us to blind ourselves. Our President, on the debate stage, arrogantly denied his administration's participation in the cover story of Muslims being angered by religious disrespect. This public stance forced a large number of American citizens into self immolation. Do they deny their President or do they deny themselves?
    He is still asking the citizens to do so.


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