Skip to comments.AUSTRIAN EMBASSY GOT BUDGET INCREASE TO BUY VOLTS AS SECURITY WAS CUT FOR LIBYAN EMBASSY
Posted on 10/11/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by Snuph
The Washington Times is reporting that at the same time State Department officials were cutting security for our diplomatic stations in Libya, they were increasing the budget for our embassy in Austria in order to purchase Chevrolet's electric powered Volt: In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country. . . Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna [Austria] to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pools new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Departments Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies. In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. governments commitment to climate change solutions. . . .
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Kennedy @ state dept. is leading a project to “green” the state department.
Instead of blood for oil, it’s blood for batteries...
Nepotism replaces merit at the nation's highest levels.
The rot starts at the head.
“Instead of blood for oil, its blood for batteries...”
POST OF THE DAY!!!
Ambassador Stephens is dead and United Auto Workers is alive!
Obama wants to burn all US Embassies to the ground one way or another.
Must be the oldest commercial plane still flying.
yep, sure sounds like the fault of the GOP, forcing all those electric cars on the State Department. HEY! Wait a minute ...
Just some bumps in the road for a utopian mastermind.
I sure hope the members of the Congressional Committee holding these hearings get ahold of this. No doubt they will.
All day yesterday, the Democrats were pounding away at the money issue being the cause for no additional Security and blaming Republicans.
How in the HELL can a (decent???) Democrat display such utter disgusting opinions. Are there any DECENT ones left, or have they all sold their souls?
Sic em Trey Gowdy.
Something wrong here:
I though the European countries had a different electrical current than the USA and that is why seasoned travelers take ‘convertors’ with them when they travel.
Now we are sending Chevy Volts to Vienna & installing a $108,000 ‘charging station’ to service the cars?
How were these Volts different than the ones being sold in America?
You cannot just ‘pulug something in’ that doesn’t have the same system.
I am totally confused.
The Regime is sending to most embassies around the industrialized world along with the equipment necessary to convert the electrical current. In fact, if not for government purchases of volts the sales would not amount to .0001% of cars sold by GM.
They found that out after they got the Volts, hence the $108+K charging station.