Skip to comments.$110 million for embassy ... in Suriname?
Posted on 02/06/2013 4:12:51 PM PST by Steve Peacock
Tiny nation rich in oil, gold led by alleged killer, drug-trafficker
The Obama administration will pump upwards of $110 million into a new U.S. Embassy compound in Suriname, a South American nation whose population of 580,000 is equivalent to that of Wyoming, the least-populated U.S. state.
Jay Anania, U.S. ambassador to Suriname, said last year during his Senate confirmation hearing, It is very much in the United States interest that Suriname remains a stable democratic partner.
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We have the most expensive, complex Government in the world.
Complex things tend to collapse, so in the future, I see the US Gov’t working increasingly towards the ends of maintaining itself, at the expense of all else.
It may be a drop in the bucket compared to entitlements but there are enough of these drops to fill a supertanker. We’re giving another hundred million to Brazil to build an aquarium. Then there are the jets we’re selling to Egypt with our money....
You misspelled "tomorrow".
They are a resource-rich nation that should be standing on the own two feet!
Another Great example of gross fiscal mismanagement. Can’t float the Truman but can waste 110 million in some sludgehole? Does he have muslim brothers infesting the nation?
Actually, there aren't. All of these small things that people get outraged over, even if added up, are basically irrelevant compared to entitlements.
And the reason embassies are so expensive are because of all the security measures. Even in seemingly "quiet" areas of the world they can be a target.
I thought I read somewhere that the Chavistas hate the three little countries to the east of Venezuela, and that one of their clandestine goals was to invade, occupy, and nationalize their oil. Maybe this buildup is a reaction to that.
It’s sort of the epitome of Wing Nut Daily stupidity that the reason for outrage over the cost of an embassy is because the country is violent and riddled with drug dealerss; new embassies are typically built because the exsiting ones don’t meet the elaborate security standards put in place after the 1983 Beirut Barracks bombing and the AQ attacks on the Kenya/Tanzania embassies; most of the cost of the new embassies is because of the fortress-like security requirements.
And then of course if the new embassy wasn’t built and our existing embassy in Suriname was Benghazied by Islamist terrorists, WND would savage the State Department for that.
Considering that the State dept spent...spent..$80 million for an embassy in that sh_thole called Afghanistan that was never built should make everyone look at this through jaded glasses.
But...the filthy saudis are gearing up to build a $100 mil barracks there once we back out that’s going to rival the one built in Paki-stan.
In the 1990s, the State Department let a proposal for the refurbishing of the old US Embassy on the Malecon, on Havana’s Gulf coast. A California-based construction won the contract for $21,000,000. The project took several years and it was complicated by the security requirements. The Cuban laborers couldn’t work above the second floor. Only American workers were permitted above and then only under the watchful eyes of the Sea Bees. The building had to be certified by State and CIA security officers as being bug free. The Seabees developed a good personal relationship with the Cuban laborers and before long, big boxes of Cohibas found their way to the Seabee House for redistribution. A box of 25 real Cohibas cost us US $25. My brothers-in-law were sad when I got transferred back to CONUS.
I will build it for $50 million with 10% overhead and 10% profit!
I think you’re lying. Colonialism did all that. Post-colonial countries are paradises. Stop spreading lies.
That’s $ well spent...on both items but there isn’t anything in Afghanistan to show for the $80 million gone.
It wasn’t entirely a waste. My daughter brought back a bunch of T-shirts, caps, keychains, etc.