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Was the Attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi a result of a secret CIA prison there?

Being that it's cnn I'm of course skeptical of anything they say but the idea being floated here of the attack on the U.S. consolate in Benghazi being the result of a secret CIA holding facility there seems entirely plausable. Anybody else here on the DP know anything about this?


A source told CNN national security contributor Fran Townsend that Broadwell was acting as Petraeus' archivist and that the FBI went to the house to look for any documents she might have. It was not clear, the source said, whether any of the material was classified.

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The Internet has been abuzz with video of a speech by Broadwell in which she suggested the Libya attack last September 11 was targeting a secret prison at the Benghazi consulate annex, raising unverified concerns about possible security leaks.

"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 get these prisoners back," she said in a speech last month at the University of Denver.