Skip to comments.STATE DEPT SPOKESMAN DODGES BENGHAZI QUESTIONS: 'I'M GENERALLY DUMBER' THAN MY COLLEAGUES
Posted on 10/13/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by RummyChick
From Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News: In a disastrous question-answer session at the State Department yesterday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland first tried to claim that the murder of our ambassador to Libya may have been touched off by a demonstration about the YouTube video after all.
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Here’s a thread to cross-reference. Why was this allowed to happen?
Col. Hunt on the Newest Libyan Revelations (huge coverup!)
see Post #14:
For six hours the entire military, intelligence, diplomatic and civil command structure of the United States government watched, in real time, as our consulate in Benghazi was under attack, while our ambassador and his hobbled security died.
That command structure did nothing. Afterward, they lied outright to cover-up their own culpability for political reasons. An intelligence failure, under the circumstances, was impossible.
In addition, the Ambassador had met with the Turkish Ambassador right before it happened. Later Turkey stopped a Russian passenger plane flying to Syria carrying Russian military equipment.
She claims she’s paid to be dumber than the rest of the government, so what is her job title? $hit-For-Brains? Another fine example of government waste.
IMHO, the "Fast and Furious" of the Middle East...letting guns fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to her bio, she’s a career Foreign Service Officer, and she’s married to Robert Kagan who is supposed to be a Republican. I checked to see if he might be related to Elana Kagan, but he’s not. It’s hard to believe this woman was Principal Deputy National Security Advisor for Dick Cheney, but then she also worked for the Clinton Administration too. She gets around.
I think her “I am generally dumber than, etc” statement is her telling us that.
No. I worked for NY State, and decided early I wasn't willing to be a "team player" or an ass kisser. I wrote letters to the editor, questioned my superiors, questioned the system, and wasn't well-liked by the administrators. But I did my job the way it was supposed to be done, so they didn't bother me. It got to the point where if I was out and about in the facility, and a big-wig saw me coming, they'd turn on their heel and walk the other way to avoid me. They eventually learned not to ask me how things were going on the job, because they knew I'd bluntly tell them. That was fine with me, because I didn't like them either. The only way they'd gotten their high-paying jobs was being somebody's kid. I managed to survive my 25 years and retired, and never looked back.
Had two situations one in government and one in private industry where I was stuck with projects assigned to me by bosses that would make Dilbert's boss look like a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. In both cases I was asked to work on something that was physically impossible to do. One would have required me to build the equivalent of a “perpetual motion machine” the other violate the fundamental tenets of information transmission. It was a challenge to maintain my personal integrity and yet be a good employee. I survived, but it was an “eye opening” experience for a relatively young lead engineer. (All the while I was going through this I kept telling myself and my wife how much more happier I was back on “the bench” or “programming”! Of course I was making so much more money as a “Lead or Chief Engineer”)
It taught me some important lessons. One be alert to early on project discussions. This is the best time to be on the look out for similar “sticky” situations and either head them off or find a reason and a method to get out of the way. (None of that was covered in undergraduate or graduate school! From those experiences I learned I was required to deal with people without resorting to Alice's “Fist of Death”! — another Dilbert character who is a female engineer. However "Fist of Death" would have been far more psychologically satisfying.)
Yeah, I'm glad I retired when I did. The department I worked in had been going downhill for a while, and it was evident it was only going to get worse. When I had the opportunity to retire, I did. Every now and then I'll run into someone I used to work with, and they always tell me how smart I was to go, while the gettin' was good.
I'm glad you survived the crap they threw at you. Even though I raised cain during my career, I tread lightly, didn't do any more than what was required of me because I didn't want to give them anything to go after me for, and I made sure I dotted all my i's and crossed all my t's on official paperwork handed in. Thankfully I survived, and there was great camaraderie amongst the rest of the peons I worked with, because the majority of us were like-minded, and were all in the same boat.