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Symmetry/Asymmetry of Gaza Violence
No US national interest in taking sides, says Paul Pillar
A Pillar Built on Sand
Mearsheimer: Gaza Attacks tied to goal of Greater Israel
Big Brother, Kill Lists, and Secrecy
Christian Stork on what to expect from Obama's 2nd term
 
Israel Prepares for Gaza Invasion
IDF calls up 75,000 reservists
Gaza War Could Set Up Attack on Iran
'Show of strength' aimed at proving military readiness
Petraeus: Libya Attack Was Terrorism
In closed-door briefings, Petraeus sparred with GOP
 
The War in Syria Rages On
Pepe Escobar on the spreading violence
PLA to Declare State in General Assembly
Joe Lauria on why the Israelis are freaking out
Protest the School of the Americas
Joey King invites you to Ft. Benning this weekend
CIA Denies Broadwell’s Claim That Agency Held Detainees in Libya
Obama has not commented on the allegation and neither Broadwell or the CIA is credible on the question
by John Glaser, November 12, 2012
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The CIA has denied a claim made by General Petraeus’s mistress that the spy agency held militants as detainees in Libya before the September 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.
In public comments last month at the University of Denver, Petraeus girlfriend and biographer Paula Broadwell said the CIA had detainees at a secret facility in Benghazi and that the attack on the US Consulate was an effort to free those prisoners.
Under the Bush administration, the CIA maintained secret prisons, or black sites, where they held captive alleged militants. Upon coming into office in 2009, President Obama issued an executive order stripping the CIA of its authority to take and hold prisoners.
CIA spokesman Preston Golson said “any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.”
There has been no comment from the Obama administration on Broadwell’s claim, and a CIA statement is about as credible as a rogue, and apparently jealous, mistress of CIA chief Petraeus.
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Highlights
Symmetry/Asymmetry of Gaza Violence
No US national interest in taking sides, says Paul Pillar
A Pillar Built on Sand
Mearsheimer: Gaza Attacks tied to goal of Greater Israel
Big Brother, Kill Lists, and Secrecy
Christian Stork on what to expect from Obama's 2nd term
Breaking News
Israel Prepares for Gaza Invasion
IDF calls up 75,000 reservists
Gaza War Could Set Up Attack on Iran
'Show of strength' aimed at proving military readiness
Petraeus: Libya Attack Was Terrorism
In closed-door briefings, Petraeus sparred with GOP