New information on the Benghazi terror attacks has been revealed. As it turns out, the CIA had dozens of agents on the ground that night. Not only that, but the spy agency is going to great lengths to prevent operatives from leaking sensitive information.
The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September has been dubbed a terror attack. Including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, four Americans were left dead when militants raided the facility.
Since the attacks, it has become clear that the operations in Benghazi were not purely diplomatic in nature. Two of the victims of the militant attack were later revealed to be CIA agents. Sources at CNN say that many CIA agents were in Benghazi the night of the attack, part of a covert operation.
This raises an obvious question: What exactly were so many CIA agents doing there? All that is certain at this point is that the spy agency doesn’t want the public to know. In an effort to prevent information coming out, CIA agents involved with the Benghazi operations are being subjected to frequent polygraph, or lie detector, tests.
According to The Hill, these tests are given monthly to some agents to check whether they have been leaking classified details. Usually, CIA agents are given polygraphs once every three or four years. The spy agency is also taking other steps to try to intimidate any would-be whistle-blowers.
Anonymous CIA insiders have also told CNN that these tactics are working. One insider says that “you don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”
These claims have been denied by a CIA spokesman who says that CIA employees have been allowed to testify fully in any and all hearings in Congress on Benghazi.
Much speculation has risen over what the CIA’s operations in Benghazi were. Some in Washington have said that the agency is sending weapons through Libya into rebel hands in Syria. They also say the State Department is aiding weapon trafficking operations there.
This will likely prompt a series of new inquiries by Congress into the Benghazi terror attack.
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