Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: New Secret Service Scandal Centers on Strippers, Prostitutes in El Salvador
Posted on 04/26/2012 11:16:40 AM PDT by lbryce
Seattle-based Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne (KIROTV- CBS- COX MEDIA GROUP) just returned from El Salvador, where he interviewed a U.S. government subcontractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team (snipers, K-9 and explosives sweeps) in San Salvador prior to President Obamas trip there in March of 2011.
The eyewitness says he joined about a dozen Secret Service agents and a few U.S. military specialists at a strip club in San Salvador a few days before President Obama and his family arrived in El Salvador to meet with its new president, Mauricio Funes.
This source witnessed the majority of the men drink heavily ("wasted," "heavily intoxicated") at the strip club. He says most of the Secret Service "advance-team" members also paid extra for access to the VIP section of the club where they were provided a number of sexual favors in return for their cash. Although our source says he told the agents it was a "really bad idea" to take the strippers back to their hotel rooms, several agents bragged that they "did this all the time" and "not to worry about it." Our source says at least two agents had escorts check into their rooms. It is unclear whether the escorts who returned to the hotels were some of the strippers from the same club.
These alleged incidents in El Salvador occurred a full year prior to recent revelations that secret service agents used prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, on a presidential trip this month.
To further confirm information provided about behaviors in El Salvador that reportedly occurred in March of 2011, Halsne interviewed the owner of the San Salvador strip club in which the subcontractor said they visited. The strip clubs owner confirmed a large number of U.S. secret service agents (and some military escorts) descended on his club that week prior to President Obamas visit. He claims agents were there at least three nights in a row. "No surprise to me.
The owner told Halsne his club routinely takes care of high-ranking employees of the U.S. embassy in San Salvador as well as visiting FBI and DEA agents. The owner says his reputation for "security" and "privacy" makes him a popular strip club owner with "those who want to be discreet." He told Halsne during a lengthy interview, he doesnt allow prostitution inside the club and that all his "girls" are at least 18-years-old. He says the girls can do what they want after work, but he discourages them from making contact with customers at other locations.
They’ll stop working their way back when they get to an incident in the Bush years, then blame him and call mission accomplished.
it’s bush’s fault
Close the Secret Service.
They have more guys on prostitutes and Ted Nugent than on guard duty.
An organizations’ culture always works from the top down.
People scoff at me when I draw parallels between the demise of Rome and our own situation. You see this corruption of our culture and it inserts itself into institutions that are the foundation of the republic. In Rome, first the Praetorian Guards were corrupted, then followed the Legions. We are witnessing the corruption of both the military and the Secret Service. Proud institutions sacrificed on the altar of political correctness and secular humanism. No one else could take us down, we have done it to ourselves...
Well, if NBC reports it, then it must be true. /s
We are witnessing the corruption of both the military and the Secret Service.
Show us a time in American history when military folk never got involved with prostitutes.
Actually with respect to the military, the corruption and decay I meant to refer to was not hookers. I was refering to the forced acceptance of homosexuality by officers willing to sell out their nation in order to advance their careers. We used to be certain of the military’s selflessness and sense of purpose. Now that homosexuals can openly prance in the ranks, it will be full of those who put themselves above the needs of the nation.
I have been a US contractor for a long time. Trust me, this is not shocking nor new. I used to work in Singapore, where prostitution is legal. I personally never got involved because of the human trafficking aspect repulses me, but I was the exception. Almost every US contractor or government employee is screwing around overseas. It’s sad really, especially when these people have a wife and kids back in the States, and they seem to think that there are different rules overseas.
Which is, these men in all the different agencies involved plus the military, it seems, are supposed to be like the smartest of the smart for these assignments. Yet they engage in 'activity' with prostitutes in turd world countries where HIV and AIDS is like -- $#&@ing RAMPANT.
Sheesh if you want to kill yourself, fine, use a friggen gun. But don't put others at risk by 'partying' with potentially diseased hookers.
Helllllooooo??? Ahem! This kind of thing is going on all over Asia.
Was in the postwar occupations of the '40s. Was in the '50s. Was in the '60s and the 'Nam. In the '70s. In the '80s. In the '90s. In the new millenium. In 2012. The Asian "girls" willing to sell it to US military in dank, shoddy honkytonks and cathouses act and look much the same (excessive makeup, foul English gutter language, aggressiveness, probably rejects from their own society, looked down upon by males of the same culture, certainly not particularly cultured or mannered, and some looking for the ticket to the "Big PX") (US stateside) through some naive, young E-4, then bam!, splitsville.
You can see it from a distance (pickups) or witness inside a club or a bar, and you know darned well what is happening. Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Guam, Malaysia. You name it. Where the US fleet lands or Army or Marines come ashore or flyboys land, whores by the thousands congregate like maggots. It is a sad story, but I am telling you, it is the way it is out in Asia near any US military base. Now what percentage of lonely young (and some not so young) men do this, I am not sure. Could be as low as 5%, I am guessing more on the side of 30 or 40%, maybe 50% in some places, and yes this involves married men with their wives back home. Much of it is "wheels down, rings off". It is just a fact of life. Recently in Korea they are trying to crack down on it, but I doubt little will change. And I should say, military from all other countries on maneuvers, TDYs, what not, also patronize the form of nefarious, stinking and sometimes dangerous nightlife. That's just the way it is. It might come as a shock to many back there in the USA. These are generally good, dedicated men doing a dangerous job, and when they want to let off some steam, well, they let it off. Bad? Yes. But who am I to judge. Its just a fact though. Sorry to worry any military wives out there. It does not surprise me the Secret Service has been active in this regard, and probably more places than Cartagena and San Salvador will emerge after its all over. You can count on the Libs to try to use this sad reality in some way to weaken either the Defense Department or the Secret Service.