A leak is highly probable.
Of course - so, too, is the possibility that proper OPSEC protocols were not being followed and led to the envoy and his staff revealing far too much
about the embassy operations.
If the safe-house had been used relatively recently or a contract inadvertently exposed due to failure to follow proper material destruction protocols
- that could also have led to the same effect.
It can be difficult to tell - but the most expedient source and most likely for the lesser organized extreme groups would be inside informants.
I think this story tells it all... our government is corrupt.
. . . While I'm not necessarily going to disagree that our government has issues with corruption... I don't particularly see the relevance to this
If this can happen and the president gives no security to any officials, we will not get any at home.
I don't think I follow you on this point. What do you mean: "the President gives no security to any officials?" - The man had security personnel
assigned to him. Unfortunately - they were not prepared to handle mortar fire and a coordinated platoon sized assault.
To be fair - assigning the type of security that can handle that to every diplomat would practically require an entire Marine Battalion assigned to
every diplomat (staying in the same country). Often - the best defense is a low profile and diplomacy.
This is a police state!
We go from not providing any security to saying that this country is out of control with security.
Son, have you ever been to a country known as South Korea?
It's a pretty interesting place. Almost every president has been fired or committed suicide under charges of corruption (true or not - it's the way
the people treat their president). However - what Americans would absolutely flip a lid over - is that you have to register for
protests/demonstrations. You register for a certain time, location, and number of people. The police show up one-for-one with the registered
number of protesters.
Additional people are turned away, and anyone demonstrating after the allotted time is placed under arrest.
Usually - only a fraction of the registered number shows up - so you have a rather entertaining scene where 50 protesters are out dancing around -
doing their college graduation project (you have to participate in a demonstration as part of higher education, there) - and there's like 800 police
in riot gear milling about, meditating, or whatever.
That's so much closer to a police state than the U.S. can -possibly- be (you'd start a riot simply by putting one police officer in the area for
every four demonstrators). Yet no one's rights get trampled on there (at least when it comes to demonstrations); and that # doesn't get out of
So the "America IS
a police state!" line is rather humorous to me. Do we have errors in our law enforcement system, legal systems,
etc? Of course.
The problem with America is that too many people think they should be able to use the government to tell you how to live. It's not "the
politicians" that want to control every aspect of your life so much as it is the people who want to ban things they don't like - or change things to
better suit themselves.
America isn't a police state. It's an ideological battleground where we use the laws to subjugate each other into what we believe to be the correct
or ideal lifestyle.
we live in a oxymoron world, and I believe that the truth is what you search for,
The truth is a subjective concept.
Whatever you're looking for, you won't really give up until you find it. While you may say: "I am looking for the truth" - you are really looking
for something to confirm what you have faith is accurate.
Very rarely does anyone search with the genuine intent of discovering the most accurate course of events possible. They generally search for things
that support their concept of what is true and what is false.
believe what the world wants you to and you will be no better tomorrow than you were yesterday. Today you find your own truth and you wont need
the Goverment to warn you. YOU WILL KNOW.
To me - you are part of this thing called "the world." And you're wanting me to believe that I should find 'my own' truth and not believe other
outside factors.... but you are an outside factor.
The world doesn't have one set thing it wants you to believe. People, places, cultures - all are similar, but different and often have individual
motivations for anything.