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Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator
Guardian (UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Karen McVeigh

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT by Steelfish

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To: Steelfish
director is pursuing 'vigorous internal investigation'

Just like the agents were doing.

51 posted on 04/17/2012 10:29:40 PM PDT by MediaMole
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“The incident, which overshadowed Obama’s visit to the summit in Colombia, has triggered scrutiny of a culture where, according to the Washington Post, married secret service agents joke during aircraft take-off that their motto is “wheels up, rings off”.”

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So this “culture” is well known enough that even the incompetents taking up space at the Washington Post know about it, but the SS wives don’t? Or are we to assume that they are OK with it, you know “hip” enough to have an “open” marriage? Probably the latter, as the amoral Left constantly tries to drag everyone down into the gutter with them.

In any case, I say not only bull$hit, but Total Bull$hit.

Something else is going on here.


52 posted on 04/17/2012 10:38:45 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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A bunch of guys got drunk, hired some hookers and got caught.

What else do you suppose was going on?

53 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:39 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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“A bunch of guys got drunk, hired some hookers and got caught.”

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A bunch of guys?

Like a pimply-faced fraternity or a bowling team?

Hardly.

No these were high level law enforcement and military types operating in a highly visible environment, repeatedly briefed and screened for security risks, and I would hope, appearances of impropriety.

BTW, do the married “bunch of guys” you hang with, engage in reflexive and serial adultery?


54 posted on 04/18/2012 5:49:54 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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OK then, a bunch of high level law enforcement and military types operating in a highly visible environment, repeatedly briefed and screened for security risks, and I would hope, appearances of impropriety got drunk, hired some hookers, and got caught.


55 posted on 04/18/2012 6:02:40 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Diogenesis

“Why was one stiffed?”

ah, come on, you did NOT say that...


56 posted on 04/18/2012 6:03:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nifster
Your first response to my post ...

Really??? And your experience as a secret service agent is exactly what???
I thank you for your service. Marines are a unique species that I grant but don’t think that everyone else has the morals of the Marines you knew ...

Then a few minutes later your 2nd response ... obviously feeling your earlier post not sufficient.

You may know Marines. You may have the same slimy morals as the alley cats that roam the garbage filled streets of any give port. But you do NOT know ‘the breed’. In fact you would never qualify to be part of the breed.

Such vitriol ... my suggestion to you 'newbie' is take this type of vitriolic response to another forum ... (liberal websites where you no doubt have strayed from) are more suitable for this type of crap response.

57 posted on 04/18/2012 6:10:48 AM PDT by BluH2o
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Indeed! My time in the Navy revealed the same. A waitress friend of mine, who worked at the NCO Club, told me that some of the wives of my shipmates took off their rings as soon as we shipped out.

I suspect that many of our Secret Service agents come from the military. Our military personnel does make connection with a much more liberal sex industry in countries outside the U.S. Washington D.C. used to have wide open sex clubs and hookers on the street. Rigorous law enforcement has changed that. So, when our SS agents go into a country like Columbia, with legal prostitution, I can understand the human nature element. But, these men should know the seriousness of their jobs. They are acting like a Saturday Night Live skit, which means they are not taking their jobs seriously and it might be because they do not take seriously, the one in the office.


58 posted on 04/18/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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Back in the day, I hit a few liberty ports in the Pacific and the Med (I was Air Force, not in the Naval Service), and it was pretty wide open then. My daughter told me that times have changed. She is on her third deployment to Afghanistan and said that if a service member “sets up a tryst in, say, Olongapo with Rosita,” said service member can be prosecuted for sex crimes under the UCMJ.


59 posted on 04/18/2012 7:37:17 AM PDT by Ax
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It is not vitriol. I know many good Marines and I know some Secret Service ( not as many since the pool is smaller). The ones I know are not so cavalier about either their mission or their behaviour


60 posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:45 AM PDT by Nifster
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How many people know that prostitution is legal in Columbia? I wonder were else prostitution is legal, that the President has visited? Hmmmmm.....
Boy, wonder how Nevada & Harry Reid would handle that type of publicity? ;)


61 posted on 04/18/2012 5:38:39 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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A friend of mine had a high security clearance - ex Air Force working in a defense industry.

One evening in about 1988 we were chatting with some friends and one mentioned that she had just returned from a visit to East Germany and talked at length about her experience.

My friend bemoaned the fact that he would have to go home and make a report of this conversation.

62 posted on 04/18/2012 5:48:01 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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It is not vitriol.

Before all this 'not' vitriol crap on your part ... my premise was that this type of activity was much more than a isolated incident on the part of the SS ... only in this instance ... caught in an activity that has apparently become part of their culture.
If more recent news bulletins are to be given credibility ... snorting coke is an add on with at least three SS agents resigning, or fired, in the last 24 hours. No doubt many more to follow ...

63 posted on 04/18/2012 6:29:43 PM PDT by BluH2o
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yup.


64 posted on 04/18/2012 11:05:28 PM PDT by Nifster
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where did you find anything about cocaine usage? The only reports I saw said there were no drugs or paraphernalia found in any of the rooms.

Being fired for the security violations that these agents committed is absolutely appropriate.


65 posted on 04/18/2012 11:34:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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