posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 05:36 PM
This story sheds some very real light on the Obama administration's foreign policy spending priorities when it comes to our foreign embassies.
As we discover that, prior to the tragic September 11 terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, where our ambassador Chris Stevens and three
other consulate staff were brutally murdered, consulate staff were frantically requesting greater security as a result of increasing attacks...We also
find that their requests were consistently
either ignored and/or denied by the Obama administration's State Department.
Now we see another glaring example of absolutely ludicrous Obama foreign policy, where the lives of dedicated diplomats in service to our nation in an
extremely dangerous post, take a back seat to one of Barack Obama's pet 'Green' projects; a diplomatic spending priority which frankly strains
Please read this story...and try not to throw up.
In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to
continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country. The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris
Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.” Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in
Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the
State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program
expenditures at various U.S. Embassies. In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other
green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.” The event posting on the embassy website read:
“Celebrating the Greening of the Embassy.” While the embassy in Vienna was going green, the consulate in Benghazi was getting bombed, and little
was done to stop it. Read more: KELLY: Libya security cut while Vienna embassy gained Chevy Volts - Washington Times
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According to an employment contract recovered at the Benghazi compound by the Washington Post shortly after the September attacks, those unarmed
Libyan contractors were making roughly $4 dollars an hour. If that was indeed the case, the State Department, using the funds provided to the U.S.
embassy in Austria for an electric vehicle charger, could have provided Ambassador Stevens with three additional guards, 24 hours a day, for 365 days,
with some money left over. This is not to argue that having more guards, extending the SST presence, or authorizing the continued use of the DC-3
plane would have prevented Ambassador Stevens’ death, which marked the first assassination of a U.S. ambassador since the 1970s. It does, however,
raise a question about the State Department’s spending priorities. Read more: KELLY: Libya security cut while Vienna embassy gained Chevy Volts -
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