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Murdered State Department official Sean Smith was influential gamer
Yahoo Blog ^ | September 12, 2012

Posted on 09/12/2012 3:22:13 PM PDT by jdsteel

.....(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don't die tonight. We saw one of our 'police' that guard the compound taking pictures....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ambassador; diplomat; seansmith
Some pertinent information leaked out through Obama's misinformation campaign. Please read the article to get the sense that this was NO accident or spontaneous outbreak.
1 posted on 09/12/2012 3:22:19 PM PDT by jdsteel
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To: jdsteel
Hmmm....

Interestingly, Smith was also a respected debate and discussions moderator on the Something Awful site.

2 posted on 09/12/2012 3:31:40 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jdsteel

“Gaming” is a sanctioned activity for DOS employees abroad, in a near-war zone, a sanctioned use for DOS-issued electronics?


3 posted on 09/12/2012 3:38:38 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: jdsteel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve_online

Uggggh, it was Eve Online...


4 posted on 09/12/2012 3:42:04 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Mach9
“Gaming” is a sanctioned activity for DOS employees abroad, in a near-war zone, a sanctioned use for DOS-issued electronics?

Hey, come into the 21st century. Computer time is cheap; bandwidth is cheap. Giving our folks something fun to do in their downtime when stuck in third-world hellholes is worth letting them amuse themselves online with spare computer time (if he really was using DOS hardware and not his own).

5 posted on 09/12/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Mach9
For centuries, people played chess -- in part to hone strategic-thinking skills. Many of today's electronic games are very sophisticated simulations. Not only should any employees involved with strategy be allowed to play these games; perhaps they should be required to play them.
6 posted on 09/12/2012 3:55:53 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: jdsteel

>> Please read the article to get the sense that this was NO accident or spontaneous outbreak.

I’m perplexed about the vulnerability of the embassy personnel.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 4:03:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric
I’m perplexed about the vulnerability of the embassy personnel.

Things are not "right" about this.

8 posted on 09/12/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Gene Eric
I’m perplexed about the vulnerability of the embassy personnel.

Why should we be surprised when this administration has the Border Patrol defending themselves with Bean Bags.
9 posted on 09/12/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by Delphster
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To: Timber Rattler

As in, “Something awful this way comes?”

Sounds like a prepper.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 4:38:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: The_Reader_David; USFRIENDINVICTORIA

First of all, “gaming” isn’t gaming. I understand the war-gaming concept just fine. “Gaming” not only suggests but was explicitly described as online sci-fi/fantasy/whatever. Of course, it’s an appropriate, maybe even useful leisure activity, especially for policy wonks. But in the middle of an attack (”Gunfire”)? Further, his “gaming” partner (at least one of them) knew his identity. You don’t consider any of that as security-sensitive? Lastly, those I know in CERTAIN government services are permitted no personal internet access (including personal email), AT ALL, on government computers and no personal cell phone use on certain secure government property. And that goes for offices here as well as at offices abroad. I’m just aghast that business-as-usual freedoms weren’t remotely curtailed in what any idiot would classify as a war-zone on September 11, of all dates.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 4:41:44 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

This is especially true of EVE Online, the game the DOS official played. EVE has been called sometimes derisively “Excel in space”. It’s a game where long term strategy and planning can pay real dividends.

Apparently, this DOS official was quite influential in the game, where everyone plays on a single server from all over the world.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 5:17:40 PM PDT by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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To: jdsteel

So did he report what he saw? Did he tell any American security person that they were being surveilled? No, they love us! They just hated Bush.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 5:25:55 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: jdsteel

Do the Marine Guard on today’s Embassy Duty have ammo readily at hand or are we more worried about making sure the IRS etal agents have ammo here in the ‘big Gedunk’?

Of course we know the ‘real enemy of the state’ is the Vet that helped make it possible to allow these idiots in charge run things.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 5:37:45 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: jdsteel

Personally, I think it may be time for a little “Duke Nukem”, if you know what I mean ...


15 posted on 09/12/2012 6:42:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Delphster

“Why should we be surprised when this administration has the Border Patrol defending themselves with Bean Bags.”

The man-child is hell bent on making our country a joke....


16 posted on 09/12/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jdsteel.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 8:33:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: xrmusn

We found out the answer to your question today. The Marines were told to NOT carry live ammo. Brilliant.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 10:21:31 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

We found out the answer to your question today. The Marines were told to NOT carry live ammo. Brilliant.
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I won’t even TRY to tell you I ‘knew that’ BUT it sure doesn’t surprise me.

We continue, as a country, to sacrifice our troops for the sake of politicians, I will go back to exposing our Sailors and Marines to direct radiation in the Atom Tests in late 40’s and early 50’s, and will just cite USS Liberty (AGTR-5) and USS Pueblo (AGER-2) as 2 ships that were sacrificed in the name of political correctness/pols saving face.
Go back to WWII and sampling LSD on our young troops - to see the side effects - Yes, some thought they could fly.

We are coming full cycle....there was a day when virile young MEN went off to war to protect a nation. Of course, in the ranks, were some that weren’t quite sure if they were men or not (at least sexually)but as long as they kept to themselves etc they survived.
Women (other than nurses) were for the most part in the rear freeing the ‘virile men’ to do battle for God and Country.

The future shows that the Military will be manned by and lead by Females and Gays of all persuasion.

Guess the ‘virile young men’ will be forced to sit in the background and not speak of their virtues or likes/dislikes.

Yes, the ‘Road to Hell’ is not only paved with good intentions, but a lot of gross stupidity.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 11:24:00 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

A ray of hope: My son is in the Army right now. I have not met a finer bunch of young men that is the VOLUNTEER military force of today.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

My son is in the Army right now. I have not met a finer bunch of young men that is the VOLUNTEER military force of today.
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Sorry, I am not trying to be ‘down’ on the fine young men and women that have given and are giving their time, efforts and in some cases all, to carry on the tradition of keeping us the ‘Land of the Free, Home of the Brave’.
Regardless of their sexual persuasion or lack of it.

I am concerned with what the future holds.

I come from an era of when the draft was still in effect, MEN did the fighting (as we were taught), I enlisted at 17 and some 40 years later I had to listen to a ‘REAL LIFE DRAFT DODGER’ try to excuse his own actions by claiming that all who ENLISTED VOLUNTARILY during a period when the Draft was in effect, were Draft Dodgers, JUST LIKE HIM.

And we are still spiraling downward.

Again, jdsteel, I apologize if you thought the ‘negatives’ were ‘directed’ at you or any other volunteer etc...


21 posted on 09/13/2012 3:05:20 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

Please don’t misunderstand; no offense taken. As I said, I think it is a real ray of hope in a dark time that our young men are ready, willing and able DESPITE all of the cards stacked against them. Since it is a volunteer army the patriots are the ones volunteering, with few exceptions.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 5:51:28 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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