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  • troubleman2277 troubleman2277 Jan 23, 2013 11:29 AM Flag


    They already fired the 4 gop/republicans who were the director and asst director of diplomat security and appointed by none other then gwb. If the
    republican controlled committee has any sense they will keep this hearing closed door or they will come out with an 'incredible ' amount of egg on their faces.. you dolts thinking you are going to blame this on her aint thinking...

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    • They were fired,but all four are still working.Nice job if you can get it.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • “Does she really think we believe that someone who works for her, Susan Rice, was chosen by someone unknown to her to go on national television? And someone also unknown to her gave Susan Rice untruthful statements to make and she blindly made them? Does anyone really accept that? Does Mrs. Clinton think we will believe that?”

    • Amid ongoing controversy surrounding the September 11 attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, State Department officials acknowledged today that "mistakes occurred" regarding the security situation in Libya, and pledged the department is taking immediate action to correct "systemic problems" that may have prevented the department from preempting the attacks.

      "We've learned some very hard, and painful lessons in Benghazi, and all are acting on them," said William Burns, deputy secretary of state, during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We have to do better. We owe it to our colleagues who lost their lives in Benghazi."

      Yesterday, four State Department officials either resigned or were let go after the release of a harsh report detailing the department's findings about circumstances surrounding the Benghazi attack. The report accused the State Department of displaying a "lack of leadership" in burgeoning security issues in Benghazi, and argued the resulting security system "was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place." The report specifically pointed to "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus." Among those who resigned were Eric Boswell, the head of diplomatic security at the State Department.

    • She wasn't even smart enough to get rid of her serial cheater husband. That alone probably cost her the chance to be Prez in 2008. By 2016 she will look about 104 years old at the rate she's aging.

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      • stop trying to change the subject... fact is the GOP KEEPS HOLDING UP THE BUDGET PROCESS..
        Once the Libyans took away the private security guard option, it put enormous strain on a little-known State Department arm, the Diplomatic Security Service. This obscure agency has been responsible for protecting American diplomatic posts around the world since 1916.

        Though embassies have contingents of Marines, consulates and other offices do not. And the missions of Marines, in fact, are to destroy documents and protect American government secrets. It is the Diplomatic Security agents who are charged with safeguarding the lives of American diplomats.

        Today, roughly 900 Diplomatic Security agents guard 275 American embassies and consulates around the globe. That works out to a whopping four agents per facility.

        In Iraq and Afghanistan, the State Department relied on hundreds of security contractors to guard American diplomats. At times, they even hired private security guards to protect foreign leaders.

        After Afghan President Hamid Karzai narrowly survived a 2002 assassination attempt, the State Department hired security guards from DynCorp, a military contractor, to guard him. Their aggressiveness in and around the presidential palace, however, angered Afghan, American and European officials. As soon as Afghan guards were trained to protect Karzai, DynCorp was let go.

        But the State Department’s dependence on contractors for security remained. And Benghazi epitomized this Achilles’ heel.

        Unable to hire contractors, the Diplomatic Security Service rotated small numbers of agents through Benghazi to provide security, on what government officials call temporary duty assignments, or “TDY.” Eric Nordstrom, the Diplomatic Security agent who oversaw security in Libya until two months before the attack, recently told members of Congress that though he twice requested 12 agents he was rejected – and told he was asking for “the sun the moon and the stars.”

        He testified that he replied bluntly to his superiors in Washington. “It’s not the hardships,” Nordstrom testified he had said. “It’s not the gunfire. It’s not the threats. It’s dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. And I added it by saying, ‘For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building.’ ”

        Other State Department officials also say that the reliance on contracting created a weakened Diplomatic Security Service. They said department officials, short on staff and eager to reduce costs, nickeled-and-dimed DS security requests.

        “That is not a DS-centric issue,” said a State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “That is a Department of State issue.”

        Democrats have blamed Republicans for the lack of funding. They point out that House Republicans rejected $450 million in administration requests for increased Diplomatic Security spending since 2010. They say Senate Democrats were able to restore a small part of the funding

      • If she took responsibility for Benghazi, the tag line would be "I am responsible for the deaths of an ambassador and 3 others..." Another tag line "Shouting: What difference does it make...."

        Oh well, Zacks issues a strong buy for SWHC I see..... Noice.

    • no one has been fired; paid leave.get your facts straight. Oh wait, you're a Obamanista, you don't need no stinkin facts....make 'em up as you go. HRC will never be President. Start crying now and avoid the rush.

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