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MSNBC Guest: Protecting Ambassador Stevens Would Have Stopped Him From Doing His Job
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/13/2012 9:11:37 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

This could be the lamest defense yet for the lapses that led to the murder of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. According to a former diplomat appointed by Bill Clinton, providing tighter security for Ambassador Stevens might have prevented him from carrying out his diplomatic duties.

Daniel Serwer, the Clinton diplomat in question, offered his excuse for the Benghazi debacle on MSNBC's Up With Chris Hayes this morning.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghaziattack; chrishayes; chrisstevens; danielserwer; serwer; soshillary
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1 posted on 10/13/2012 9:11:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess that strategy succeeded, because he certainly can’t do his job now.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 9:13:19 AM PDT by randita
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Excuse of the Day as to why the Obama administration allowed Ambassador Stevens to be murdered.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT by madison10
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Former Clinton ambassador claims protecting Ambassador Stevens could have prevented him from doing his job. Gag alert ping to Today show list.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If the goal was to have Stevens held hostage I could see this statement as being true.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 9:15:13 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: randita

He will help give our troops a new CIC on November 6th.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The bullsh!t coming out of Washington is about up to our eyebrows.This is the lamest excuse yet.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So, the Secret Service detail assigned to "protect" Idi Obama is responsible for the country being so screwed up?
8 posted on 10/13/2012 9:18:57 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess peacefare.net is one of those left-wing “peace at all costs” organizations. Yep, this turd Daniel “The Sewer” Serwer fits right in.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 9:18:57 AM PDT by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t care who he is, that there was downright funny!


10 posted on 10/13/2012 9:25:46 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Daniel Serwer, author of "Benghazi Needs a Hug," wasn't exactly on top of developments over there.
11 posted on 10/13/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by x
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To: madison10

With all the info we are learning about this, it appears that the administration wanted Stevens and company dead. Why?


12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:28:27 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Cutting ribbons”? This guy said that’s an Ambassador’s job.....”cutting ribbons”. Yes, he would have to be a Jimmy Carter appointee.

“Mr. Ambassador! This country is in chaos and heavily armed men are gathering outside this building! What should we do?”

“Let’s set up a ribbon in the front yard and I’ll cut it. That should fix everything.”

No wonder we lost the embassy in Iran under Carter.

“President Carter! They’re overrunning our embassy in Iran? What should we do?”

“We’ll have to get into the Strategic Ribbon Reserve! Send in every pair of scissors we’ve got!”


13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:28:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Another idiotic analysis from the triangulated mind of a deluded LIEberal. Good for a laugh just before relegating it to the Recycle bin. Yes recycle because Libs believe in reincarnations coming back again but in lower forms of life.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: CPO retired

One theory I heard/read:

Obama needs to look like he actually knew what he was doing in the Middle East so they were going to stage a hostage situation. The “genius” in the White House was going to Mighty Mouse his way to popularity with some sort of rescue.

My theory: Middle East version of Fast and Furious which Stevens had recently discovered or, which I doubt, was involved with.

Obviously the video had been in play for a long time, with Obama having knowledge of the it. Wonder what the real reason was they wanted to arrest the film maker?

There certainly is more here than we are seeing now.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 9:37:08 AM PDT by madison10
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Where does MSNBC find these fools?


16 posted on 10/13/2012 9:41:02 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL! BIGGER BRAINS RULE.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 9:41:07 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: N. Theknow
So, the Secret Service detail assigned to "protect" Idi Obama is responsible for the country being so screwed up?

Yep, that's gotta be it. Just replace the SS detail and Zippo will be the BEST POTUS EVAH©!!!

18 posted on 10/13/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: randita

You sure got that one correct. LOL


19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:44:56 AM PDT by dforest
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To: CPO retired

In the movies, guys like Stevens usually end up dead because they know too much or are onto a diabolical plan.


20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by dforest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama is throwing Clinton under the bus and she is going to pull out everybody that she can to help her. Obama will have a fight on his hands when Clintons start action but Obama could always bring in the Chicago thugs.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have a great idea. Lets appoint this guy Ambassador and send him over to take Stevens place and give him no security. We could make a pool on how long he would last.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:53:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2944272/posts?page=1

My post synopsis from the thread:

This interview is explosive and mind-blowing.

As COUNTrecount said on the other thread when he posted the link:

“Col. Hunt ...explains how at least 12 command centers get IMMEDIATE info when the embassy was attacked.”

Hunt said that from the moment the call went in to Lamb, all of those command centers were instantaneously notified.

Hunt said that as soon as he heard Lamb’s testimony he was stunned. Said this is the elephant in the room the media refuses to report. He said none of what I am saying is my opinion. It is fact and standard operating procedure, but the WH refused to act or issue an order to help save our people there. They watched and listened for 6 hours and did NOTHING.

MissMagnolia sums it up (post 15)

Immediately communicated when embassy under attack, satellites & drones looking at this while it happened & the ambassador & 3 others were killed. Hundreds knew this was going on, watched/listened for 6 hours while the consulate was under attack & decision-makers were being constantly updated and DID NOTHING.... then lied about it for 8 days. Biden KNEW this was not an intelligence failure and lied during the debate about it.

This interview is devastating.

23 posted on 10/13/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They will say and do anything to protect the One. Even if they look stupid.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess the guy would also advocate removing the Secrte Service so Zero has a better chance at doing his job - he must be absolutely crippled by the protection.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 10:20:25 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Apparently after the Wikileaks fiasco, the State has decided to post homosexuals in dangerous assignments to limit their numbers.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 10:26:19 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
what diplomacy is all about, that comprehensive understanding of a society.

which unfortunately came to Chris Stevens only in the final hours of his life.
27 posted on 10/13/2012 10:29:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: x

Good find


28 posted on 10/13/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: YukonGreen

Obama is throwing Clinton under the bus and she is going to pull out everybody that she can to help her.


Trying to throw her under the bus would be the biggest mistake obama ever made. Bill would not be amused.


29 posted on 10/13/2012 10:41:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: YukonGreen

I’m not saying this is planned out, but I do see that Clinton made a mistake taking the SoS position.

It seems to me that all along O planned to smear her to keep her out of power. This is the perfect opportunity. IMHO, the Clintons and the Kennedy/Obama wing each have their power base in the party, and they are in a cold war. As long as the subservient MSM doesn’t cover it.


30 posted on 10/13/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Hopefully this won't harm the Administration's critical Green and LGBT initiatives in the region.

/s

31 posted on 10/13/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by alrea
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To: I want the USA back

If “looking stupid” is the preferred option, what can the alternative (truth) be?


32 posted on 10/13/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If that is the case we could save lots of money by dropping Secret Service protection for Obama and Biden AND they would be able to do their jobs better. Sure...


33 posted on 10/13/2012 10:46:39 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: YukonGreen

Obama is throwing Clinton under the bus and she is going to pull out everybody that she can to help her.


If obama tried that, he would get a REAL lesson in smash mouth politics. I’m drooling thinking about what the Clintons have on him.


34 posted on 10/13/2012 10:49:31 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: CPO retired
Maybe it was a Ron Brown! Perhaps Chris mentioned within the hearing of one of Barry's friends that Chris had hoped to get "something more" than just a crummy Libyan post out the tryst with Barry that sealed that deal.

HF

35 posted on 10/13/2012 10:53:21 AM PDT by holden
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To: chessplayer
Word out there is that Clinton offered Obama help in his debate prep. He waited several days and Obama did not even offer Clinton a response to his offer.

When a past president attempts to contact a seating president (especially in his own party) there is no way Obama can say he did not know about it.

Oh yea, Clinton is pissed bigtime.

36 posted on 10/13/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dems will just keep making up stories until their poll takers announce that one of them works. In the old days the New York Times and alphabet news organizations by themselves could push any dem lie - it’s not that easy now that no one really believes those groups... well, except for people too stupid to figure out how to use a computer.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 10:54:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Pox

I’m still not sure if this wasn’t a wag the dog gone wrong and they don’t know how to spin it.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 10:59:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: CPO retired

I have not heard anything more about this guy being homosexual and being sodomized by the attackers. Could it be possible that he left Tripoli to go to Ben Ghazi without guards in order to have some sort of gay assignation and the terrorists got wind of it and took advantage of the opportunity? This scenario would certainly explain the coverups and conflicting stories.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 11:02:09 AM PDT by dadharry
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t understand how people this stupid are able to dress themselves.


40 posted on 10/13/2012 11:02:34 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
MSNBC Guest: Protecting Ambassador Stevens Would Have Stopped Him From Doing His Job

Only if "martyr" or "sacrificial lamb" were in the job description.

41 posted on 10/13/2012 11:13:27 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Farmer Dean
The folks over there said it was like dealing with the Taliban being in the state department. This puke definitely proves that to be a problem.

This came up back in Truman's day ~ too many commies in state department. Now we have the Taliban.

A clue for Romney ~ DO NOT DEFEND STATE DEPARTMENT ~ round up the Taliban in the agency and send them to Gitmo.

42 posted on 10/13/2012 11:13:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dadharry

So the Obama administration appointed a homosexual to be ambassador to a Muslim country! Keep that little tidbit in mind next time a Liberal lectures you on how we Conservatives should be careful not to offend the practitioners of the “religion of peace.”


43 posted on 10/13/2012 11:14:13 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The Cover-up of moslem's routine animalistic behavior continues.

Nobody mentions how Stephens and company were tortured and killed. They died from the effects of prolonged sodomy. One early picture released before the mainstream media discovered the truth actually shows a dead Stephens being raped. His rapist grins in triumph while still mounted behind Stephens.

In fact the cause of death, asphyxiation occured because the Ambassador's airway was compressed by the weight pushed down upon him in the process of his gang rape.

We can certainly identified the professional rapist who does this for a living. Yes, you heard me right, the mullahs employ gangs of professional rapists to terrorize entire regions of the Middle East. Imagine it's actually a government job just like our POTUS hired a body man like Reggie Love. Oops, that might not be the best anal--ogy. Yuk, yuk, yuk they all make me sick.

It's about time we teach them a lesson. Blow the whole region to hell. They are animals.

44 posted on 10/13/2012 11:19:37 AM PDT by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Careful analysis suggests that being dead also prevents him from doing his job.


45 posted on 10/13/2012 11:38:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

j—kazz


46 posted on 10/13/2012 11:55:26 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: randita
I guess that strategy succeeded, because he certainly can’t do his job now

Ouch!

47 posted on 10/13/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: YukonGreen
[Obama is throwing Clinton under the bus...] Photobucket Hell, he's TRYING throw the whole State Dept. under the bus.
48 posted on 10/13/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So, if you want to be successful..... get murdered.


49 posted on 10/13/2012 12:05:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t think the US is better off in our influence, with our ambassador dead and I sure don’t think the ambassador is better off dead.

But this how the death cult in power thinks and operates. They will kill us stateside for the “higher good” of their liberal golobal ideology as well.


50 posted on 10/13/2012 12:33:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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