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I’m confident that the committee will conclude that Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, and Mission Libya officers conducted themselves professionally and with careful attention to managing people and budgets in a way that reflects the gravity of their task. I’m proud of the work that our team accomplished in Libya under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. The protection of our nation’s diplomats, our embassies and consulates, and the work produced there is deserving of the time and treasure invested. The work of our fellow Americans abroad is essential to advance the goals of our nation. I am glad to further discuss my experience, and hope that it proves beneficial for this committee, the State Department, and my fellow DS agents protecting and advancing U.S. interests abroad.
May God bless our nation and our efforts to bring peace to a contentious world.
Thank you Mr. Chairman, and Members of the Committee, for the opportunity to appear before you today. I stand ready to answer any questions you might have.
Originally posted by searching411
How many of these whistle blowers are going to disappear/die/change their testimony. History repeats itself with this administration's enemies.
I agree, someone has to take the fall and Obama will come out clean.
Originally posted by Granite
If dems had "Hilliary Hopes" for 2016 election, the next six months will squash a campaign effort forever. Why else was she totally silent except one "appearance" to say she takes full responsibility?
So much for transparancy during a Presidential election...
Originally posted by JBA2848
Strange thing I just noticed. Eric Allan Nordstrom also served at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Boston Bombers friend named Robel Phillipos is a Ethiopian. Is there a connection? His mother works with refugees from Ethiopia. I wonder if that is a state department job? The bombers uncle worked with the CIA and State Department creating front companies in Russia to send money to Chechnya to do anti Russian attacks. The older bomber was trying for the Olympics which is connected to the State Department.
Also have a strange connection with Gregory N. Hicks. His wife works for USAID also through John Snow,Inc. located in Boston which also has projects on Russia.
It seems strange that you connect these names to Libya, Ethiopia,Russia and Boston all through the USAID and State Department. What is the chance so many things happening to places directly connected to these guys who's job is in Terrorism?
edit on 4-5-2013 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ausername
They watched it all, live and in real time, they had assets in the region and could have ended it quickly. They did NOTHING! They had advanced warning and requests for more security, and at the highest levels those repeated requests were denied.
Fact is you have an administration and top officials that by their inaction are guilty of murder, not only that they are all more worried about offending Muslims, and the new leadership in Libya that they were already preconditioned for inaction.
The policies of tolerance, apologies and appeasement when dealing with Muslims, particularly in that region of the world have proven to be a failure. Weakness invites Muslims to attack.
There are no shocking revelations to be made here, there is no reason to assume that anyone will be held responsible for their inaction and complicity. Maybe if they try really hard with a new plan and better "talking points" they can still blame it all on that youtube video.
Originally posted by WeAreAWAKE
Hillary? Even Hillary Clinton takes her orders from someone. And at the top of that ladder just so happens to be a person who was trying to win an election which this news, may have hurt. Hmmm. Now correct me if I'm way off base here, but just maybe, all the president's lackeys put some pressure on. And maybe, just maybe, after it was all over...Hillary was pissed and resigned. You know...the way LOGIC would presume it must have happened.