|Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] over ruled on OBL targeting.....
|Quoting ruth02-at-web.de (ruth02-at-web.de):
> Anybody hanging out with OBL deserves what they get, when OBL gets a
> guided munition up his butt.
Next time I want my country accidentally at war with a friendly state,
I'll be sure to consult you. And, I'm sorry, _who_ are you, please?
'ruth02-at-web.de' is not a name.
> UAE officials and collateral damage are their made-up BS excuses for
> their typical cowardly Clinton inaction, just like when the Benghazi
> embassy was screaming for help.
I'm sorry, but was the State Department supposed to use, what, a
transmat booth to acquire forces instantaneously? A TARDIS? Prior to
the attack, State Department official requested Congress authorise
funding wfor additional Diplomatic Security Personnel and Marine
Security Guards to those and other diplomatic posts deemed high-threat
sites (Cairo, Sana'a in Yemen, and Khartoum among them), but guess what?
Republican-dominated House committees had slashed the budget for
diplomatic and embassy/consulate security by about half a billion
dollars, making this gratuitously difficult.
Nonetheless, the Accountability Review Board report singled out the
Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Near East Affairs for
failure to adequately deal with the problem, and four assistant
secretaries of state who'd been involved resigned. The Board faulted
their performance, but not that of the Secretary of State. They found
that the four managers had paid inadequate attention to requests for
more guards at the consulate and other security upgrades. Secretary
Clinton said she felt responsible because these managers worked for her
and because four Americans including our talented young (and brave)
ambassador died in the Ansar al-Sharia attack, but this reflected her
responsibility for what her direct reports did and didn't do, not
personal failure on her part. One of those managers, thankfully, was
deputy assistant secretary of state for international programs Charlene
Lamb, the dim bulb who'd rejected multiple requests for increased
security at the U.S. diplomatic missions.
The ARB report said that budget constraints had caused some officials to
be more concerned with saving money than in security. Guess whose
budget constraints? That of the kill-the-beast,
drown-government-in-a-bathtub 'Freedom Caucus' Republican idiots in the
House of Representatives. And who had restored a small fraction of the
missing funding? The Democratic-led Senate. And you know what _else_
put critical strain on diplomatic security funding at exactly the time
House Republicans were taking the money away? Additional security
missions caused by the BushCo-initiated wars in Iraq and Afghanistant.
By the way, whoever you are, when you go back to grade school, take a
few minutes to learn what an _embassy_ is. An embassy is a country's
extraterritorial primary presence in another country's capital. The
capital of Libya is Tripoli: All embassies are there. What the US had
in 2012 in the incredibly dangerous, unstable coastal town of Benghazi
is a consulate and a separate CIA annex building. These were, FYI,
since you're doing remedial study on what an embassy is and what a
consulate is, deemed to be 'temporary' installations, which is part of
why the bullshit budget-slashing on security was visited upon them.
Sheesh. Come back when you stop getting your understanding of foreign
affairs from bubble-gum wrappers and comic books.
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