Skip to comments.For Susan Rice, Benghazi Was Kenya 1998 Deja Vu
Posted on 11/30/2012 4:18:07 PM PST by raptor22
Parallels: A mission was attacked after warnings, Americans were killed after security requests were denied, and a diplomat went on TV to explain it all our current U.N. ambassador, after embassy bombings in 1998.
'What troubles me so much is the Benghazi attack in many ways echoes the attacks on both embassies in 1998, when Susan Rice was head of the African region for our State Department," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday after two hours with our U.N. ambassador. "In both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security."
In both cases, Susan Rice was involved more than she would like to admit.
In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot.
The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response, she wrote Albright, was "endangering the lives of embassy personnel."
A matter of months later, on Aug. 7, 1998, the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were simultaneously attacked with car bombs. In Kenya, 12 American diplomats and more than 200 Africans were killed.
As in Benghazi, requests for more security were denied, warnings were issued, prior incidents were ignored and Susan Rice went on TV to explain it all.
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... JUST HOW DID SUSAN RICE COME UP WITH HER INVESTMENT BANKROLL???
Both events were under Dem control. And still the “gimme” voters elect them.
Boy that’s going to be non stop all over the 6 o’clock news!
Anyway, thanks for posting that here:(
“Gimme voters”. Until their streets are attacked and they lose cell and Internet service? Tragedies do not exist.
Daddy was a Fed president. A family of Squids.
Surprised Susan Collins brought this up.
Ever the reliable clintonista.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Rice worked under both Clintons as well, ironically.
FED president...gotta name?
What is a squid?
Sorry, Fed governor.
Susan Rice is an evil anti-American Obama hack.
100 years ago, she would have been hanged for treason.