Information is coming to light indicating that CIA operatives were in Benghazi during the 9-11 attack that killed Ambassador Stephens in Libya.
It is not known yet what the CIA was doing there and it appears the agency does not want the information to come out.
CIA personnel involved are being given frequent polygraph tests to see if any information was being leaked. It is normal procedure for the CIA to use polygraph tests on operatives. Polygraphs are normally given every few years, but for the people involved in Libya the tests are as frequent as every month. Reports are that 35 people could have been there on 9-11 and as many as seven wounded. One person involved was quoted on the punishment for a leak “You don’t jeopardize yourself; you jeopardize your family as well.”
US Representative Frank Wolf is calling for an investigation. The Republican states “I think it is a form of a cover-up, and I think it’s an attempt to push it under the rug, and I think the American people are feeling the same way.” Wolf said he was contacted by people who wanted to tell their story. Then they changed their minds. “Initially they were not afraid to come forward. They wanted the opportunity, and they wanted to be subpoenaed, because if you’re subpoenaed, it sort of protects you, you’re forced to come before Congress. Now that’s all changed.” The possibility that CIA operatives were in Benghazi during the 9-11 attack may refuel Representative Wolfs call for an investigation Into the event.
The Benghazi attack took place on September 11, 2012, on the anniversary of the World Trade Center attack. The Attack known as 911 took 3000 lives. On that day terrorists took over commercial airliners to use as weapons. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one was crashed into the Pentagon and United Airlines flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania when passengers tried to subdue the hijackers and take back control of the plane.
The attack in Benghazi killed four, including Ambassador Stephens. The incident has since been scrutinized and many have suggested a cover up by the Obama White House. Questions have been asked why Ambassador Stephens was not given additional security that he had asked for. US officials at first blamed the attack on small unorganized groups; upset over a YouTube video with purported an anti-Muslim message. The link to the video was later found to be baseless and further fueled the idea that the White House was guilty of a cover-up. If it is found that CIA operatives were in Benghazi during the 9-11 attack, then the conspiracy theorists will have even more ammo against the government.
Attacks on US personnel around the world have happened before. An attack may happen again. When they do occur the American people want to have all of the facts in the matter. This newest development may or may not shed more light on what happened in Benghazi depending on forthcoming officials are with the details.
written by Kevin Reid