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State Department Spent 4.5 Million for Embassy Art, Had No Money for Benghazi Security
FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | December 2, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 12/03/2012 10:41:17 PM PST by george76

Remember Benghazi only happened because the State Department had no money for security. And the military had no money for planes. And Obama had no money for his campaign and had to rush to Vegas to fundraise with Beyonce.

Things that the State Department did have money for? Mosque renovations, promoting environmental awareness in Baghdad, and 4.5 million for Art in Embassies.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi

1 posted on 12/03/2012 10:41:23 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

4.5 Million for Embassy Art? Hell, you could buy all of Libya for 4 mill..right?


2 posted on 12/03/2012 11:01:37 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: george76

Sickening.

And no one in the press says a word.

It’s way past time to acknowledge that Obama’s getting a free pass on matters over which a White president (and especially a White Republican president) would be crucified.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 11:51:22 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: george76

That’s buying of art is likely how they get money out of the government to their supporters.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 12:23:39 AM PST by dila813
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To: george76

I am sure “60 Minutes” will do an in-depth report on it.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 12:55:34 AM PST by wayne_shrugged
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Necessities of life...for those still alive, that is.
Doesn't look like G-d is going to grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change anytime soon.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 1:24:59 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Necessities of life...for those still alive, that is.
Doesn't look like G-d is going to grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change anytime soon.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 1:25:55 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine

Please add me to your Benghazi ping list.
Thanks in advance.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 1:40:19 AM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: george76

Vince Foster, murdered by the same Hillary and DNC,
would not have approved.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 3:28:47 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: MestaMachine

Please add me to your list. What is going on cannot be ignored by people of honor and decency.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 4:35:21 AM PST by Pat4ever
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To: MestaMachine

I’m having a rough time trying to be serene as well. I do think there is a time when you have to fight even if you can’t win. Have to die fighting rather than accept the unthinkable. I will never accept sharia. They’ll have to behead me first.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 4:47:51 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: george76
I am a big fan of the Arts in Embassies program. It is a form of power projection through the display of American culture. Sort of a modern-day Great White Fleet, if you will.

Certainly if the funds were part of a zero-sum game, then, yes, there should be no Art in Embassies and there should be more security. But that argument is a bit of a fallacy.

12 posted on 12/04/2012 4:49:10 AM PST by The Dude Abides (Soar as the falcon soars and run with the speed of gazelles...)
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To: george76

Bookmark.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 4:54:55 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: george76

Fancy way of saying “spreading it around” or a kinder, gentler way of saying they were gunrunning and financing the MB’s community service.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 5:19:05 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: george76

Don’t forget the promoting of gay pride parades all over the world. Probably costs a pretty penny as well.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 5:19:53 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: george76
Remember Benghazi only happened because the State Department had no money for security

Blah blah blah.........remember that Benghazi was neither an Embassy nor Consulate. It was a CIA operation and not under State Department jurisdiction.

16 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:42 AM PST by varon (11-06-2012 dob United Socialist Ghettos of America (USGA))
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To: Pat4ever

“What is going on cannot be ignored by people of honor and decency.”

That’s what we thought when we started the Fast and Furious Gunwalker ping list. A whole lotta noise and not much else for the past two years. For those to whom justice is long overdue, may they rot in eternal hell.

Had justice been done when it should have been, it is very probable that Benghazi would never have happened.

Same players, different day.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 6:19:33 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: butterdezillion

Lett’em come. I might not be serene, but I am a damn good shot.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 6:22:37 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: varon

That is only partially true. Chris Stevens’ security was the state department’s responsibility. And he was using that house at that compound as an extension of the state department’s official business. They were absolutely responsible for his safety and that of the American civilians who were there with him...on their orders.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 6:31:55 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Pat4ever
What is going on cannot be ignored by people of honor and decency.

That is very true, but then realize you are talking to the CHOIR. Those in charge have no honor or decency and it will be ignored.

I'm not listening to FOX news any longer, or any other news, so I don't know what is being said about all this today. I get my daily news from FR now. I just sense that it is all being quietly laid to rest, hope I'm wrong.

20 posted on 12/04/2012 7:06:00 AM PST by annieokie
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To: MestaMachine
And he was using that house at that compound as an extension of the state department’s official business.

Oh really now. Exactly what state department's official business is claimed to having been conducted?

I'm listening........crickets crickets crickets

I thought so!

Do some homework and get information from other nation's security people, unfiltered through US government or MSM sources and it will open your eyes

21 posted on 12/04/2012 11:25:21 AM PST by varon (11-06-2012 dob United Socialist Ghettos of America (USGA))
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To: varon

Might I be so bold as to ask how long you have been following this fiasco? And hillary. And petraeus. Or if you heard the testimony given by charlene lamb, among others?
Since you don’t know me, maybe you should think twice before you assume something, hmmm?


22 posted on 12/04/2012 11:48:47 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: george76

Truth be told “We” haven’t the money for even the art...its laundering money back into the “community” in return for its donations.

Its called “Community Organizing” ...doncha know? I hear Obama’s pretty good at it...


23 posted on 12/04/2012 11:55:03 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: george76
Examples of some of the art paid for by the $4.5 million.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 6:24:52 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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25 posted on 12/04/2012 7:10:50 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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