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5 service members confined in misconduct probe [Colombia hookers again, but military this time]
Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT | unattributed

Posted on 04/14/2012 3:15:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama's visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the incident...stems from the same episode involving about a dozen members of the Secret Service...

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: colombia; cultureofcorruption; hookergate; obama; obamascandals; prostitutes; scandal; secretservcescandal; secretservice
This seems like a pretty big ruckus over some guys lining up some prostitutes. It's just about sex, right?
1 posted on 04/14/2012 3:15:47 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

That would depend on what the meaning of is is.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 3:17:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Hunton Peck

Why would the diplomatic corps have to get involved?


3 posted on 04/14/2012 3:21:34 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Hunton Peck
It's just about sex, right?

Only if the guy who can't keep it his pants is a Dem, especially a Progressive one. Otherwise, it's a 40 lashes offense.

4 posted on 04/14/2012 3:21:34 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Hunton Peck
It's just about sex, right?

Only if the guy who can't keep it his pants is a Dem, especially a Progressive one. Otherwise, it's a 40 lashes offense.

5 posted on 04/14/2012 3:21:55 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Hunton Peck

I’ll bet barack is upset about this. Especially if it were male hookers and they didn’t wait for him.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 3:24:32 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Hunton Peck
I wonder if this might be an operation by El Commandante Pocito.he has lots of supporters throughout South America and particularly,I'll wager,in neighboring Columbia.
7 posted on 04/14/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: txhurl
Why would the diplomatic corps have to get involved?

To prevent the Americans from getting arrested?

8 posted on 04/14/2012 3:33:06 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Hunton Peck

Sounds like a bunch of people caught Barry in a compromising position with someone who isn’t his wife. Maybe not even a female.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: PapaBear3625

Over a couple hundred USD? Not buying it.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 3:36:21 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Hunton Peck

On a liberal forum I’ve seen people saying “only the right would be upset about a few guys getting BJ’s”.

Gee... having a dozen SS agents’ rooms (possibly containing sensitive planning data) infiltrated by a dozen hookers is no threat at all.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 3:42:12 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Hunton Peck
This whole episodes smells...


12 posted on 04/14/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Hunton Peck

Don’t these guys access to the internet?


13 posted on 04/14/2012 3:46:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Colombia’s president thought Obama could score some points with America’s Hispanic voters with this visit; I hope this story drags on for months.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 3:46:16 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Hunton Peck

Honeypot? Anna Chapman was in the middle of something like this. I’m thinking there was an attempt to compromise the visit. I still want O out of our house and I’m hopeful in Leavenworth. One can be hopeful for change, yes? sd


15 posted on 04/14/2012 3:46:37 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Hunton Peck

It must be job stress. After all who would want to be known for the rest of their career as being Obama’s body man. What about later, will we find out which of these guys were present when Obama sold us out and they put the Pres above the country? Does the Service make his dope runs for him? Maybe by this point in the Obama Presidency, the service is out of guys from the first string.
Compromised?


16 posted on 04/14/2012 3:49:14 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Hunton Peck

This thread is useless without pictures (of the girls involved).


17 posted on 04/14/2012 3:52:24 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: darkwing104
This whole episodes smells...

Fishy??

18 posted on 04/14/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Have we seen pictures of these guys yet? I’m probably wrong, but I’m wondering if they’re Amish. Dumb thought. Never mind.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 4:10:29 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Pssst! Hey senior, would like to meeet my seeester?

20 posted on 04/14/2012 4:20:52 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hunton Peck

HOOKERGATE !


21 posted on 04/14/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I have been to Columbia. You don’t look for hookers they look for you.
They are VERY pretty. Sophia Vergara would not stand out in that crowd. Seriously. My wife is Mexican (legal thank you) and the only women she is jealous of are “las Columbianas”.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 4:26:38 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I have been to Columbia. You don’t look for hookers they look for you.
They are VERY pretty. Sophia Vergara would not stand out in that crowd. Seriously. My wife is Mexican (legal thank you) and the only women she is jealous of are “las Columbianas”.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 4:26:59 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Senore’ Clinton is a much better professional hooker user to ask your question.
Ya just don’t stiff the piano player and for goodness sake, don’t stiff your hooker.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 4:49:35 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Hunton Peck

One more thing Hunton Peck,
Whats your take on the Walker recall? Will he prevail?
Will the crazies of your state prevail??


25 posted on 04/14/2012 4:51:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Hunton Peck

Now the hookers are all dressed up and nobody to blow.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 5:04:01 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: Hawthorn

27 posted on 04/14/2012 5:20:31 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: Hunton Peck
What? Soldiers and government employees on an overseas TDY getting whores? Unbelievable!!! You should see what the contractors on Embassy construction projects are doing. If this happened in Brazil, those SS and military would be severely injured or dead.

Geez people the only reason this sounds abnormal now is because we have been fighting in shitholes where the women are absolute dogs and haji really hates it when infidels boink his females.

28 posted on 04/14/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Hunton Peck

I could believe one guy but not this many. No way. Something smells.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 5:34:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Joe Boucher

I quit making predictions a long time ago, cuz I’m really bad at it, but judging from what I see and hear in my little rural northwoods outpost, things look pretty good so far. Independents I talk to don’t necessarily appreciate all the good Walker’s done, but they think he should get the same chance other governors get, and are tired of the never-ending campaigning against him.

There are many more “We stand with Walker” yard signs around here than recall ones, including a lot at homes that don’t usually have signs at all (This area has been evenly split in recent elections, so I take this as a hopeful indicator).

We can presume that union-owned fleebaggers will try last-minute dirty tricks, but I get the impression that most folks are expecting that and will discount any such claims at least somewhat.

Don’t know if that reflects the leaning of the state as a whole, though.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 6:10:03 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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31 posted on 04/14/2012 6:13:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Hunton Peck

Regardless of what we think of the idiots in power, it’s not good if the advance security team is getting drunk and partaking of the local talent in foreign countries.

They’re supposed to be professionals.

We don’t have all the facts and I’ll patiently wait for them. But right now they don’t appear to have acted very responsibly.

(Donning nuclear/flame suit...)


32 posted on 04/14/2012 10:37:19 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Hunton Peck

I love coming to your beautiful state, even Madison.
You are correct in that the unionists will try to portray Walker as the worst boogie man the state has ever known at the last minute.
I look for them to float a report that he is diddling little boys the day before the election giving NO time to refute. Or something as evil.
One more thing, If the wife and I were to come to Wisconsin this summer where would you say is a GREAT r.v. park?

Thanks


33 posted on 04/15/2012 3:31:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Hunton Peck

Soldiers patronizing prostitutes?
Why, I’m so surprised...

If they were having gay trysts the left wing media wouldn’t be promoting this idiotic story.

A soldiers job is to break things and kill people. When they aren’t doing that or training to do that, expect them to drink a bit, relax and visit disreputable women.

Sheesh, leave the soldiers alone.


34 posted on 04/15/2012 4:06:17 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: PapaBear3625

I thought the Democrats are in favor of World courts convicting Americans of “Crimes”


35 posted on 04/15/2012 5:31:48 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Bon mots

Psst, just do not talk about sailors on shore leave, Hotel Street Honolulu.

The place to get”screwed,stewed and tattooed” in the Pacific War.

During World War Two, a slightly different situation was present in Honolulu. During the war, over 7 million men were stationed in or passed through the city on their way to fight in the South Pacific. This, of course, provided a high demand for sex work, as some of the men coming through town hadn’t seen a woman for months. At any given time, over 200 women who had come over from the mainland were working on Hotel Street, a block full of brothels that charged three dollars for three minutes. Though the women were required to have regular medical checks, which resulted in a surprisingly low rate of venereal diseases, there were many other strict regulations over the women’s actions. Some of these were that: prostitutes were not to be seen in public with army officers, they were not to wire money home to their families, were not to own cars and they were not to have bank accounts. The prostitutes and the madams who ran the assembly line-like brothels paid taxes on their respective yearly incomes of up to $40,000 and up to $150,000 (madams). Because the women were making such huge sums of money and yet still had men constantly lined up on street, they decided to raise their prices. The chief of police (and strong opposition to the brothels), Frank Steer, said, “The price of meat [is] still three dollars,” dehumanizing the women and signifying a contempt of the lucrative profession


36 posted on 04/15/2012 5:43:10 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Back in the 90s, the U S Diplomatic Mission in the old Embassy in Havana was undergoing a major upgrade. We had a crew of contractors from California overseeing the Cuban workers. The contractors, as well as all U S personnel, especially the Marine Security Guards, had to play by “Moscow Rules”: absolutely no fraternization with Cuban nationals. If one was caught with a Cubana, one would be on the next plane out. The NCOIC intuited that two of his Marines were in an apartment with a couple of Cuban girls; these guys were on the next plane back to Quantico to begin processing back to the fleet.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Psalm 144

Fast and Furious, now this, and the GOP is still letting Holder or entire government agencies and offices go down the drain in the name of PC, snobery, cowardice and fear of controling what is out of control.

These people must really hate the job of taking care of America, they really suck.


38 posted on 04/15/2012 6:33:09 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: El Gato

Quid Pro Quo and sexual harassment is the MO of liberals. It’s ok if you self hate and are an atheist “loving science” to reject science and logic.

ANd with RINOs, you are a moderate if you tolerate terrorist radicals like Zero in our midsts and universities, ie. people who are barely veiling their intention of genocide against whomever is not mentaly ill like them, self hating and self destructing. It’s our perfect right, they claim, but they impose it too.


39 posted on 04/15/2012 6:38:12 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Ax

Similar rules for Beijing Embassy five years ago. How do you think that went? Compliance was lip service.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 9:40:11 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Hunton Peck

These “five service members” must be higher-ranking officers because normally, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines visiting local hookers while on leave isn’t exactly the kind of thing anybody notices. As a matter of fact, it’s expected.

Therefore, something about this story stinks to high heaven.
Is the military being dragged into this to try to soften the blow (no pun) to the Secret Service’s reputation?
How is that supposed to work?


41 posted on 04/15/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bgill
I could believe one guy but not this many. No way. Something smells.

Agreed.
We'll need to keep an eye on the Daily Mail and the rest of the British press to find out what's really going on here.

(Isn't that pathetic?)

42 posted on 04/15/2012 9:53:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s not exactly clear from the stories I’ve read (including this one), and my bracketed addition to the headline may have created more confusion, but it sounds as if the claim is that these service members were involved in procuring the hooker(s) for the SS agent(s).

What doesn’t make sense to me is why it would take such a wide-ranging operation to recommend some girls for a good time.


43 posted on 04/15/2012 10:26:56 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Joe Boucher

I’m not an RVer, so I don’t know what makes for the best parks, but the most popular places for recreating around here would be the Chippewa Flowage, in Sawyer County, with its legendary muskie fishing, or for scenery and a bigger body of water, the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior just to the north of there.


44 posted on 04/15/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

You can screen these people until there’s nothing you don’t know about them, but put them in a real world situation where they’re tempted and who knows what they’ll do?


45 posted on 04/15/2012 11:02:53 AM PDT by Ax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry wasn’t down there yet. The SS were supposed to be securing the hotel area before his arrival.

Eleven Secret Service agents busted because they [one] refused to pay hooker:
Five American service members were also accused of misconduct stemming from the scandalous incident at the
hotel, according to the U.S. military.

Scandal was revealed Friday before President Obama arrived in Colombia for Summit of the Americas

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/ho_lombia_twist_4oMCMx8CRfOyJhODIuCcfM#ixzz1s7vCIUn9

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75128.html

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/argument-about-the-bill-alerted-hotel-authorities-to-secret-service-and-prostitutes-cavorting/


46 posted on 04/15/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Apparently, the SS was checking out the lay of the land prior to OBs visit. ................I apologize in advance of any complaint.


47 posted on 04/15/2012 11:59:34 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Sad that 16 men’s careers may be ruined because of their weakness. I think if we had a President who was admired and trusted, these men would have been more conscientious about their choices.


48 posted on 04/15/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by potlatch
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