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AP: U.S. replaces lost Libyan ambassador
politico44 ^ | 10/11/12 | politico

Posted on 10/11/2012 11:08:50 AM PDT by ColdOne

The AP reports that the State Department has sent a temporary replacement to the U.S. mission in Libya, after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed last month. Laurence Pope,a career foreign service officer, will take charge of the mission until the Senate confirms a new permanent ambassador.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: chrisstevens; laurencepope; libya; libyaambassador; soshillary; usembassy
LOST AMBASSADOR really AP???? You lose keys, parking spots etc....
1 posted on 10/11/2012 11:08:51 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Or, in the case of AP. You lose your mind.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 11:13:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne

I sure they hope they FIND Christopher Stevens.. He could really be in trouble LOST there in Benghazi without any security provided to him. /s


3 posted on 10/11/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: ColdOne

Lost. It was just carelessness. Or, as Sandy Berger would say, “sloppiness.”

Well, good luck to the replacement. I hope he has better security.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 11:13:56 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: ColdOne

I expect that position to become somewhat like the “Al Queda #2” spot. Oft-refilled.

No thanks, Barry.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 11:15:07 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: ColdOne

I would hate to be the new guy...


6 posted on 10/11/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

So is the one a FLAMER too?!


7 posted on 10/11/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ColdOne

Being an ambassador in the ME is like being a guy with a bangalore torpedo during an invasion.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 11:15:20 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: ColdOne

Good luck, Mr. Pope. Under the current administration, you’ll need it.

I’d start demanding security right now if I were him. If he plays his cards right he’ll get nothing less than 4 men with Nerf guns. Maybe rubber band guns.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 11:16:00 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: ColdOne

I hope his life insurance is paid-up.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 11:16:17 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GraceG
I would hate to be the new guy...

I hope he doesn't wear red shirts too often.
(Vague Star Trek reference)
11 posted on 10/11/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: ColdOne
How about using this guy as the replacement?


12 posted on 10/11/2012 11:17:42 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: RandallFlagg

I get it.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: GraceG
"I would hate to be the new guy..."

But....the benefits are great!"
14 posted on 10/11/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: ColdOne

Uhhh,, replacing one lost soul with another one whose last name is Pope? sounds like a risky scheme to me. ;-)


15 posted on 10/11/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

They failed to mention. AT GUN POINT.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 11:25:39 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: ColdOne

He used to be known as “Lucky Larry”.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 11:25:51 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: ColdOne

Many reports indicate Ambassador Chris Stevens was gay and the new security solicitation from the administration is indicating that “same sex couples” are no problem in Libya. Yeah, right.....


18 posted on 10/11/2012 11:27:26 AM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne

I thought that I was going to click on the link and read where Obumbles had sent Romney to Libya.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 11:29:11 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: ColdOne

They replace a “lost” homosexual ambassador with a man named Pope.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 11:31:18 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: ColdOne

He was one of the ambassadors along with Pickering (who Hillary selected to head her investigation into the Benghazi-gate murder) who took Bush to court over Gantanamo Bay terrorists being incarcerated there with out a trail:
http://www.wilmerhale.com/files/upload/Boumediene_FormerUSDiplomats.pdf

He’s one of the in-crowd so will do just fine. They only take out the big guns when someone goes against them.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: ColdOne

Wonder who Mr Pope pi**ed off to get that assignment?


22 posted on 10/11/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: bronxville; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; penelopesire; hoosiermama; SE Mom

Ping!


23 posted on 10/11/2012 11:35:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Thanks maggief for putting me on your ping list. I’m very interested in this especially since it replicates Clintons Balkan war pattern.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 11:41:48 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: verum ago
"Good luck, Mr. Pope. Under the current administration, you’ll need it."

This White Hut reminds me of Rev. Johnson from "Blazing Saddles":

"Son, you're on your own."

25 posted on 10/11/2012 11:43:50 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GraceG
"I would hate to be the new guy..."

Look on the bright side, maybe he'll get a Chevy Volt.

Libya Security Cut While Vienna Embassy Got Chevy Volts

26 posted on 10/11/2012 11:48:22 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne
The US Dept of State always sends the "career" diplomats to the undesirable posts. The most important positions politically speaking are given to campaign donors; go figure that you support a president and you are appointed to Paris, London, or if you have business interests you can apply for The Netherlands;)

Notice that Gene Cretz did not jump back into the fire as he is an Middle East Hand and too smart to risk his life under the current State Department leadership. Good man who will no doubt play a significant role in the background supporting more of those political appointee ambassadors as the real person in charge of the diplomacy.

Too bad for the USA that the same cannot be said for the current president, a Muslim ring-knocker.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 11:54:21 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: ColdOne

‘lost’? did we misplace him? did he wander off??

obvious spin / media cover is ... obvious


28 posted on 10/11/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: AdamBomb
"But....the benefits are great!"

Yep! You get a welcome home reception from President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

29 posted on 10/11/2012 12:06:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

Kind of like being asked to be the new drummer for Spinal Tap.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 12:08:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ColdOne

Note to AP: check the urn on the mantle.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 12:13:07 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ColdOne

I hope he or she is not the #3 in line!


32 posted on 10/11/2012 12:14:34 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: ColdOne

After reading this guy’s bio, I think he ought to be given LESS security than Stevens had. He is a lifelong pacifist and should be allowed to be the diplomat he has always wanted to be. He appears to be one who dislikes the US military despite his father being a Medal of Honor recipient. Let him give peace a chance without the backing of US military power.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: verum ago; All

They may keep him at the embassy in Tripoli, which I hope is more secure, rather than traveling to Benghazi 500 miles away.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: ColdOne

“Everybody here who’s not going to Libya, take one step forward. Not so fast Larry.”


35 posted on 10/11/2012 12:29:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GraceG

The job now comes with 782 gear issue.

Dash 2’s up!

Keep yer head down ambassador!


36 posted on 10/11/2012 12:43:28 PM PDT by Francis McClobber
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To: ColdOne

Don’t you know they were lined up around the block for that job.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: gleeaikin
They may keep him at the embassy in Tripoli, which I hope is more secure, rather than traveling to Benghazi 500 miles away.

You know, after thinking about it a bit more, they might keep him at the embassy and make a big show of security around him. Then again, that might mean admitting that the security for Stevens wasn't sufficient; mind-bogglingly enough the administration is insisting that he had sufficient security when he was killed. My best guess now is that the new ambassador won't go to Libya at all in the near future. He'll stick around Washington for 'consultations' or some such nonsense (at least 18 holes a day).

What is going on in these people's heads? Clearly they're treating this as a political issue to be spun and manipulated, but I just can't see the angle they're playing on this on.

The administration tried to claim that the attack was a spontaneous escalation of a protest over a stupid youtube video. This is simply damage control to try and minimize the damage from the murder of an ambassador before the election. They've backtracked on this and admitted it was an attack, but only because they were forced to.

But now they're claiming that Stevens had sufficient security. What the hell is their motivation for doubling down on this asinine claim? It's transparently false- there are 4 dead US citizens and a burned out consulate with bloody handprints on the walls to prove it. So what are they trying for? Is this just terrible damage control?

WTF is going on here? We're missing something important. I can feel it. Not just an angle, but I bet they've repressed some pertinent facts too. Facts juicy enough that they're willing flounder in public to stop people from finding them.
38 posted on 10/11/2012 1:18:26 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: blueunicorn6

**** ““Everybody here who’s not going to Libya, take one step forward. Not so fast Larry.” ****

That was a Belly Laugh

TT


39 posted on 10/11/2012 4:20:25 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: verum ago; All

The last word I heard on the attackers is that there were about 135 heavily armed men. How can we maintain forces at all our potentially target embassies and consulates to fight back a force of that size? We would need a far greater budget for embassy security than we have now, and that had been cut back not too long ago.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 10:34:35 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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