Skip to comments.Obama Provides Chevy Volts For War-Torn Vienna, Nothing For Benghazi
Posted on 10/13/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by raptor22
Priorities: While our consulate in Benghazi was guarded by unarmed Libyan contractors making $4 an hour, our embassy in Vienna received an expensive charging station for its new electric cars to help fight climate change.
Even MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell says Vice President Joe Biden lied during Thursday's debate when he said twice that no one in the Obama administration knew that requests for extra security had been made by our Libyan ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other members of our consulate in Benghazi. The State Department knew "in real time," as Mitchell put it in her post-debate analysis, that requests had been made.
The requests were denied, despite 230 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012. With 48 taking place in Benghazi, two at the U.S. diplomatic compound where Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were murdered on Sept. 11, 2012, a date that by itself should have prompted enhanced security.
What Biden was denying was pointed out by Eric Nordstrom during his testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last Wednesday. Nordstrom, a regional security officer of the U.S. Mission to Libya from September 2011 to July 2012, said that, among other things, he was told in a phone call in July that the deployment of the site security team, a 16-member American military unit based in Tripoli, could not be prolonged.
According to Nordstrom, the State Department not only refused his requests for greater security, but also actually reduced the number of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agents assigned to foreign service officers based in Libya. Security was left to one DSS agent, four armed members of the 17th of February Martyrs Brigade and unarmed Libyan contractors employed by the British-based Blue Mountain Group.
(Excerpt) Read more at tcotblog.ning.com ...
Obama’s mobile land fortress, Escalade One, should be battery powered using the same effing drive plant the Volt does..
Well, that’s because they speak “Austrian” in Vienna... sarc/off
Should debate participants be drug/alcohol tested before the debate, Or, is it better to see them the way they really are?
I really think the VP came across as impared, and I would like to know what his problem is. Alcohol testing might provide valuable insight into what was going on.
Did anyone notice that the last half hour VP Biden looked more dour, and apparently was no longer on quite a buzz?
How many of the few Chevy Volts sold are being paid for by the government (taxpayers)? Just wondering....
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.