This photo taken on Sept. 11, 2012 shows a vehicle and the surrounding area engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the U.S. mission compound in Benghazi, Libya. (Getty Images)
Geraldo Rivera said Friday that his sources tell him the U.S. was involved in a secret mission in Libya to arm the Syrian rebels, which was the reason for the initial secrecy about the attack in Benghazi.
Rivera said on "Fox & Friends" that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have been briefed by then-CIA Director David Petraeus "to suggest that there was a secret mission going on there, that we can't go there, we can't talk about it."
"I believe, and my sources tell me, they were there to round up those shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, they were going to hand those missiles over to the Turks and the Turks were going to give them to the rebels in Syria," Rivera said. "It was like Iran-Contra, I think it merits gigantic investigation, it will all become clear."
ABC News reported Thursday that the Republican National Committee actually created a Benghazi attack ad, but shelved it after objections from the Romney campaign.
Glenn Beck in October was one of the first to raise the theory that the U.S. could have been running weapons to Syrian rebels, which he said would be "Fast and Furious times 1,000."
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