Skip to comments.State Department Denies Holding Up Blackwater Libya Contract
Posted on 09/14/2012 1:51:33 PM PDT by Daffynition
The State Department is denying charges it held up a security contract to protect the U.S. Ambassador in volatile post-conflict Libya.
On an appearance last night on Piers Morgan Tonight , former Romney and United Nations spokesperson Ric Grenell said hed been told by State Department officials that Academi was set to go in and provide security for the Ambassador in Libya.
They have been waiting, Grenell said. They've done some preliminary evaluations, but for two months, they have been waiting while the State Department decides to get the paperwork right."
A second source with ties to Foggy Bottom confirmed the substance of Grenell's account to BuzzFeed.
But State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland issued a blanket denial this morning of the claim that State Department red tape held up a contract with the firm.
(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...
I think the State Department is in a very bad state
BLACKWATER ?? EVIL HALLIBURTON SUBSIDIARY ??
It was the green tape...
Congressman Devin Nunes is a member of The Select Committee on Intelligence
The House intelligence committee used to be "one of the meanest snake pits in Congress" but lately the members have cooperated at least -- at the same time the Obama Administration (apparently) has been telling the Committee to pound salt.
Or just incompetence...
I don't believe a word that comes out of the mouths of government officials these days. Not a word.
>**...Department of State refused to meet with The Select Committee on Intelligence about warnings and will not meet to discuss the current crises.**<
Why should the SD meet ...when this is now a dictatorship. ;(
The State Dept has been holding up lots of contracts all over the world.
Had Blackwater been there, there would be scores of dead Libyans and they would be on trial for their lives.
But Stevenson would be alive.
Obviously, your parents raised a wise child. Last line of the article:
Yet for all its clear faults, Blackwater had never lost a principalone of the individuals they were tasked to protect.
I know this sounds familiar but I personally thought of it.
They are terrified. I’m on my way tonight to pickup one such operator that isn’t sticking around any longer. He says there has been zero effort to secure Americans overseas and many effort to ensure Americans are not armed or secure.
While the bodies of the murdered Americans were being unloaded today...I understand Hussein was *tweeting* for more campaign money.
Would you mind asking him what the sense is of others he knows in the region? Are they thinking this is a temper tantrum and will settle down? Or is the beginning of something more serious?
Decades ago, many of us in the ME had to have *go* bags at the ready. There’s not much that has changed in the stability of the region, since then.
I wish Israel would get it over with.
This has been going on for months and much more so since Obama took office. I was due to head out myself by about now but things are on hold from Zero’s level. Contracts are being dragged out and support overseas is drying up. The orders from the executive level are all against American personnel; no this, no that, and definately less personal firearms for prtoection. The issued body armor is still there but other things necedssary for defense aren’t. As several people have put it, Obama seems to be saying, “So, what?!”
“I wish Israel would get it over with.”
I’m a little tired of waiting myself.
If I could have only one wish:
My fellow Americans, Ive signed legislation that will outlaw al-Qaeda forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
Depressing, ins’t it? I would give my life for a just one day with Reagan at the helm.
Hope that helps.
Here is what I did today. Loaded up the 3 year old g-son and headed for the kid's fishing pond. No fish, but we found a turtle.
The we headed for one of gramps secret spots and caught our limits of some nice pan fryer size rainbow trout. And then we had a nap...
Sounds like a very Zen day..........I am apt to go to the range tomorrow....that’s very therapeutic, for me.:)
As for Valerie Jarrett ...GRRRR!
Hey, if the State Dep’t denies it, it must be true. Thanks bhf, and kudos on the graphic.
George Bush’s fault (/s)
Good for you, Grandpa Fred. That sounds just lovely, and very refreshing for the soul.
Keep dreaming those dreams.
Mine involve O’ooboo in solitary confinement in an orange jumpsuit and pink underwear. He will like the underwear.
What, the State Department behind the killing of Federal Employees? Why should this be any different than the Fast and Furious incident? Whatever has to be done for the greater good!
Don’t underestimate how fast someone can go over a “security fence”. One night at oh-dark-thirty I happened to get up and glance outside, just as a couple guys emerged from the woods and went over the apartment complex’s “security fence” (much like what you depict) like it wasn’t there.
Thanks Typical Tax Payer.
In other words "...State Department red tape held up a contract with the firm."
Wonder why/how this got so out of hand. I mean, I really want details regarding actions taken/not taken by POTUS and SOSUS.