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Hillary Clinton Responsible for Embassy Security

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/12/Clinton-responsible-for-security-failures-apologies

    State Department: Secretary Responsible for Security Failures


    by Ben Shapiro 12 Sep 2012
    Today, speaking about the despicable and stomach-wrenching attacks by Islamists on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and our embassy in Cairo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked: “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?”

    That single line is the most damning indictment of Hillary Clinton’s State Department that could ever be penned. It demonstrates her complete lack of knowledge about the region, her failure to anticipate security threats, and worst of all, her willful ignorance about the Islamists that she and President Obama trusted to take over Libya and Egypt.

    “How could this happen?”

    Clinton, as Secretary of State, should know the answer to that question. That she didn’t anticipate even the remote possibility of the murder of our ambassador to Libya by her erstwhile friends led to his death. The Secretary of State is responsible for ensuring the security of our embassies and consulates and staff, as the State Department website plainly acknowledges:

    The Secretary of State, and by extension, the Chief of Mission (COM), are responsible for developing and implementing security policies and programs that provide for the protection of all U.S. Government personnel (including accompanying dependents) on official duty abroad. This mission is executed through the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS). Personal and facility protection are the most critical elements of the DS mission abroad as they directly impact upon the Department’s ability to carry out its foreign policy. With terrorist organizations and coalitions operating across international borders, the threat of terrorism against U.S. interests remains great. Therefore, any U.S. mission overseas can be a target even if identified as being in a low-threat environment.

    Even the State Department website acknowledges that the threat in places like Libya and Egypt “remains great,” even if targets are in a “low-threat environment,” which Benghazi and Cairo are certainly not.

    Yet the evidence shows that despite ample evidence that Libyan Islamist terrorists were about to take action against US interests – including a taped message from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released the day before the attacks, as well as a recent history of multiple attacks on diplomats in Benghazi -- Hillary Clinton did nothing.

    Actually, it’s worse than that: the consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed was an “interim facility” with zero Marines. None. Instead, it was staffed by Libyan security officers, who according to CBS News, told Ambassador Stevens to hide in a second building, then promptly directed the Islamist mob to him. He was murdered and dragged through the streets.

    And what about Egypt? The Cairo Embassy is under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of State. The Cairo Embassy, of course, was busily tweeting just before it was attacked, condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” After the Embassy was breached, they doubled down on the tweet, stating, “This morning’s condemnation still stands.” Then Clinton herself released a statement on the consulate attacks in Libya, in which she stated, “The US deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”

    Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State. She is responsible for the security of State Department officials abroad, and she is responsible too for their public actions. When it comes to the security threats and the Cairo apologies, the question isn't "How could this happen?" It's the same question she asked of President George W. Bush in 2002, politicizing the September 11 attacks: What did Hillary Clinton know, and when did she know it?
     
  2. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    Now with the use of UAVs in Afghanistan and Pakistan able to hit a moving car, I am wonder what might prevent a UAV from circling in the airspace directly above a US facility and when a mob begins to form, have a loudspeaker announce in the local tongue that any breach of Embassy grounds will result in the launch of a missile that will impact the grounds area in two minutes unless the crowd immediately disperses. Then, if they don't disperse, the missile hits where the crowd is at. That would be self-defense which is a basic right of all living creatures.
     
  3. wireguy

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    I like the way you think pyrdek except for the warning part LOL.
     
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    Ah, have we forgotten who the "carpetbagger" was?
     
  5. Don Steele

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    First...we have to have a Secretary of State who will authorize the Marines in those embassies to actually have ammo. in their weapons. Then we simply advise the local government that THEY bear the responsibility under treaty to protect our embassy ground from incursion. If they fail to meet that responsibility our Marines shoot ANYONE breaching the walls and stepping onto what is BY TREATY...United States Soil. Try tearing down and burning our flag while a highly motivated individual with an automatic weapon is protecting it.You'll get to meet Allah a WHOLE LOT sooner than you ever thought possible.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the local government knew that, but the below listed preventatives could have helped:

    A high voltage electric fence, then mines, then marines with real bullets and other amazing stuff.

    And...no Ambassador, no AID!

    The Obama administration is in over their head
     
  7. BIGDON

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    It is said this morning that the State Dept. knew 24 hrs before and did not alert/warn their embassies. What a great Gov't. to work for. The Bitch and the Muslim, what a great pair.

    Don
     
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    If you think that's bad read what Bernake did last night. It would appear that he just made O stinko a shoe in. Jackie B.
     
  9. Firewater

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    I like the way you think Wireguy. Mike
     
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