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JohnJack888
Too many grasshoppers, not enough Ants
07:16 PM on 10/10/2012
Interesting defensive argument to support the party line but it kind of falls apart when you remember that a BOMB was detonated and blew a hole in this embassy's perimeter wall in JUNE. And then on sept 11, everyone thought it was safe? Why wasn't a bomb attack on a US embassy news? Why did they cover that up also?
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GoldwaterKid
Vote Person, Not Party
07:15 PM on 10/10/2012
Ambassador Stevens wanted more security.
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Hazelhill
This storm is not yet over
07:56 PM on 10/10/2012
GOP house voted to cut security funding
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realitytrumpsbull
Two 'alves of coconut!
07:15 PM on 10/10/2012
How about the 'embassy cafe'? One computer terminal for customers, with internet, coffee pot in the corner, sheet of souvenir American flag stickers, box of business cards with the embassy website URL on it, $.99 tabletop flag on the desk, bureaucrat behind the desk, standard telephone on the desk, printer, typewriter, Obama on the wall, 8-to-5 operation, 1-man/woman shop, no big secrets, not much of anything, just the bare minimum to do the job in a 'nothing to fear, nothing to hide' representation model. Requirements: One reasonably brave person who has a working command of the language spoken in the host country. Net impact: Minimal. Net cost to taxpayers: Pennies on the dollar, compared.to what they've been doing.
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NotEasilyFooled
Do the math...
07:15 PM on 10/10/2012
"As Benghazi Attack Controversy Simmers, Some Diplomats Say Security Is Already Too Tight"
???
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Tresco
Sistagirl Laughin' Thingy Award Winner!
07:13 PM on 10/10/2012
Nothing to see here.
07:11 PM on 10/10/2012
I know people think I'm nuts for saying this, but I distinctly remember an article here on HP quoting a friend of Ambassador Stevens saying that he told his friend that he didn't have enough security, but that the Ambassador said he did not want a heavily fortified embassy. This article disappeared from on-line shortly after the Benghazi attack so I'd be grateful if anyone could back me up on this.
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shankapotomus
07:34 PM on 10/10/2012
Thats the problem you heard it on the HP.
07:10 PM on 10/10/2012
someone needs to ask the administration why they made up a story about a youtube video protest? they knew it was an organized attack. Why youtube?
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One Solitary Star
Some love the light, others thrive in darkness.
07:10 PM on 10/10/2012
Too much security, not enough security. They can't have it both ways.
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Who Honest
07:08 PM on 10/10/2012
Notice HP gives us this but no report on State Department testimony before Congress today!

I wonder why?
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PALEOLOGOS DRAGASH
I think, therefore you are wrong.
07:04 PM on 10/10/2012
Josh, this article is either some demented sense of humor, or a tongue-in-cheek parody of how Hillary's State Department operates. Too much security? Dude, you need a serious examination by the professionals.
AtticusinPa
Sapere aude. Incipe!
07:28 PM on 10/10/2012
You seem to be suggesting that you know more about American diplomacy and security abroad than do the actual FSOs doing the work, walking the walk and talking the talk.

Really?
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PALEOLOGOS DRAGASH
I think, therefore you are wrong.
07:35 PM on 10/10/2012
I am not aware of a SINGLE American diplomat ANYWHERE in the world, active or retired, complaining of "too much security" from the State Department. Even the phrase itself strikes me as brutally retarded,
09:48 PM on 10/10/2012
You have never steppped out of the U.S. it looks like. Embassies cannot be heavily fortified in all countries. The very purpose of having an Embassy is for diplomacy not to make it an armed camp.
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PALEOLOGOS DRAGASH
I think, therefore you are wrong.
02:49 AM on 10/11/2012
You are not for real, are you? American embassies across the entire globe make Hitler's bunker look like a lego-block house. They are extremely large (the one in Baghdad may actually be the biggest embassy in the world) and they are heavily fortified all-around. PLease don't tell me that America lacks weight to throw around in order to force host country to grant a building permit for a citadel.
07:04 PM on 10/10/2012
We don't need security if no one is there.
07:01 PM on 10/10/2012
There is nothing in Bengazi. Lion tamers sometimes get bit by the lion.