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Members of elite Secret Service unit among those suspended in Colombia
msnbc ^ | 4/16/2012 | Isikoff

Posted on 04/16/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by tobyhill

Two Secret Service supervisors and three members of the agency's elite Counter-Assault Teams were among the 11 agents sent back from Colombia and placed on administrative leave over allegations that they brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, law enforcement officials tell NBC News.

The involvement of Counter-Assault Team (CAT) members-- who are not members of the Uniformed Division, but full-fledged Secret Service agents -- ratchets up the seriousness of the incident, officials said. The heavily armed agents play a key role in protecting the president, serving as part of any presidential motorcade, usually a few cars back from the president's. Their responsibility is to "neutralize" any attack "as quickly as possible," according to the Secret Service website.

"Their job is to fend off a heavy assault on the motorcade to give POTUS a chance to flee to a safe locale," one law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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1 posted on 04/16/2012 10:32:14 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Pseudo-military/military guys getting hookers in a foreign country where prostitution is legal.

Gee, I'm shocked.

2 posted on 04/16/2012 10:36:37 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: tobyhill

I remember how Hillary really hated the Secret Service, but she sure seemed to enjoy herself after this occurred. Obama probably isn’t that far from the same thinking. More like a human sacrifice followed by revelry by pagan devil worshipers..


3 posted on 04/16/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: tobyhill

Have you SEEN the chicks in Columbia?


4 posted on 04/16/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: tobyhill

Can’t wait for the first book to come out. Hope it’s before the election.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 10:39:01 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: ryan71

No - never been there. What do they look like?


6 posted on 04/16/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: tobyhill

Actually, I read in another account that these guys were dog-handlers, people trained to do pat and frisk, and other relatively low-level people. They actually weren’t getting off duty after having been an advance detail, but were just arriving for their job and were warming up, so to speak.

I seriously can’t imagine full-fledged agents risking their careers for a fling with a hooker, especially since one of the things they are told from the very beginning is to avoid hookers simply because they are major security risks (they can steal the identities, passwords, badges, guns, etc. of their clients).

And the 5 members of Special Forces were not involved, but apparently were restricted to quarters for having returned to their lodgings late.

Of course, there are many conflicting stories coming about about this, so who knows?


7 posted on 04/16/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by livius
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
The problem is that they could have compromised national security by giving details all for a few minutes of pleasure.

I wouldn't doubt if Obama said, “go have some fun boys but if you get caught I knew nothing”.

8 posted on 04/16/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: tobyhill

maybe they can be reassigned to lead GSA trips to Vegas.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: tobyhill

STUPID! STUPID! I hope they lose their jobs. If you’re no smarter that that then you don’t need to be there.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 10:56:42 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: Ken522
No - never been there. What do they look like?

Colombian women are some of the hottest on the planet.

11 posted on 04/16/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: tobyhill
Obama really wouldn't have had an substantive contact with these guys. And I'm not saying that what they did was right morally. But it appears to have been legal in Colombia. And the "compromised national security" argument is so broad that it would effectively mean they coulnd't have a relationship with anyone. Heck, a hooker is almost safer in that regard because you're paying the price in moneny, not information.

As I understand it, the real argument is that some of these guys were married, and so could have been subject to blackmail. I'm kind of curious about what they'd nail the single guys for, though. I mean, military guys getting hookers overseas is not exactly unheard of.

12 posted on 04/16/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: NativeTxn

Maybe they were undercover agents. You can groan now.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 11:07:57 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: tobyhill

One or two guys I could see...but a dozen?

This looks like a coordinated effort by some foreign intelligence service to probe the security arrangements surrounding Barry. For what purpose we can only speculate.

I would say the evidence points to a handful of countries who have shown a historic fondness for “honey pot” operations.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 11:08:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tobyhill

Well, let’s make a deal with the little dictator.

If NY gives up it’s right to self defense and someone gets robbed or killed without bloomer’s “professional” protection, the family of the murdered or robbed citizen gets to execute the Mayor and everyone gets their second amendment back.

Otherwise, Bloomers should sit down and shut up. He’s a liar.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 11:13:49 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: trailhkr1
"Colombian women are some of the hottest on the planet."

Now you have done it. I did a web search. Now I will have to drive the old Gremlin to Columbia.

16 posted on 04/16/2012 11:22:36 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: tobyhill

Just fire them. they no longer meet the standards required to be a “Secret” Service member(oops).

Too easy to compromise ....

“Say, I’ve these here pictures of you. Interesting position you are in and the girl, well, I’m not sure she is what be considered of age in your country.

Now, I’ve got them ready for mailing. Thought your wife would find them real interesting.

Maybe I just post them on a new website Secret Service Revenge?

‘Course we could make a deal....


17 posted on 04/16/2012 11:25:26 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tobyhill

Just fire them. they no longer meet the standards required to be a “Secret” Service member(oops).

Too easy to compromise ....

“Say, I’ve these here pictures of you. Interesting position you are in and the girl, well, I’m not sure she is what be considered of age in your country.

Now, I’ve got them ready for mailing. Thought your wife would find them real interesting.

Maybe I just post them on a new website SecretServiceRevenge.com

‘Course we could make a deal....


18 posted on 04/16/2012 11:26:06 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tobyhill

Just fire them. they no longer meet the standards required to be a “Secret” Service member(oops).

Too easy to compromise ....

“Say, I’ve these here pictures of you. Interesting position you are in and the girl, well, I’m not sure she is what be considered of age in your country.

Now, I’ve got them ready for mailing. Thought your wife would find them real interesting.

Maybe I just post them on a new website SecretServiceRevenge.com

‘Course we could make a deal....


19 posted on 04/16/2012 11:26:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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OOOOOH, Whatshisname is really going to be mad now!


20 posted on 04/16/2012 11:56:02 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: livius
I seriously can’t imagine full-fledged agents risking their careers for a fling with a hooker, especially since one of the things they are told from the very beginning is to avoid hookers simply because they are major security risks (they can steal the identities, passwords, badges, guns, etc. of their clients).

Did some someones see something they weren't supposed to see? Is this a preemptive strike?

Is barry-o back toot-ing up the blow?

Beautiful women aren't the only thing Columbia is famous for.

21 posted on 04/16/2012 12:05:22 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: trailhkr1

Actress Sophia Vigara....also called Sophia “Viagra” by some....is from Colombia.

I don’t like the TV show “Modern Family”....too many annoying liberal characters....but once in a while I’ll tune in to see Sophia Vigara....she is smoking hot.

If any of those Colombian ho’s looked anything like Sophia, then I can somewhat understand why these guys gave in to temptation and threw caution (and their pants) to the wind.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 12:26:01 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Voter#537

If you need further proof, go to BroBible.com. They have a pictorial spread of the 50 hottest Colombian Women.

You’ll thank me for the Davallos Twins and the Montoya Twins.

My good deed for the day is now complete.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 12:28:34 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: meatloaf

Good One!!!


24 posted on 04/16/2012 12:38:28 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: Smokin' Joe

I’m sure there are beautiful women anywhere, particularly among the crowd that make their living at being beautiful, so to speak.

Colombia is not that big a drug center anymore, so I don’t think it was blow.

If the SS group was indeed low-level, I’d suspect they just got out of control and unfortunately the press was standing by.

However, I recall reading a couple of years ago that Obama actually had non-Secret Service people protecting him (NOI? - they sure looked like it) and that the SS was very upset about this. So this may be an attempt to discredit the SS. Then again, it may be nothing.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 12:40:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: tobyhill

If they do a thorough investiagtion they will probably learn that some of the hookers were underage kids.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 12:46:37 PM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Yo Da Man.
I am changing the oil in the Gremlin and heading out. . . . .
27 posted on 04/16/2012 1:01:51 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Honestly, I don’t see what all the fuss is about...


28 posted on 04/16/2012 1:06:51 PM PDT by refermech
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To: tobyhill

Scandal related to 0bama administration? This is meant to have the “bribery and kickbacks” in the GSA story fall back to 4th page at the bottom, perhaps crowd out any ongoing coverage of Fast & Furious... just the media helping him out again.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

Bingo!

I predict we will see a steady stream of such stories between now and November.

It is a smoke screen designed to hide stories of real corruption, fraud, abuse, and high crimes. Not to mention our staggering economic problems.

Notice the twist this AM where they had stories about 14 y/o sex slave hookers. Prurient speculation to get the viewers hooked.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by darth
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