"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
But, you know, one thing about Bush was...he never tried to find a patsy or something else to blame it on. Nor did he lie about it all.
What the heck are you people talking about? This appears to have little to do with what happened in the days leading up to the murders. One group that is suspected of doing this is lead by a guy we had at gitmo, he lead rebels in overthrowing Gaddafi and now he is suspected in these murders. Here's an idea quit siding with these "extremist" because you think you have some greater goal like overthrowing Gaddafi. How many times does this have to happen before the public calls bull**** on this tactic.
What do you think is happening in Syria right now? Amercian CIA is at a minimum coordinating weapons and extremist ,including Al Qeada, to mount military attacks against Assad. Here's a prediction if America is successful in overthrowing another regime there will be blowback. The blowback won't have jack **** to do with who is president because both of these bastards are warmongers just like the last bastard. Yet people are agruing about donkeys and elephants. WTF! Come November if you cast your vote for a donkey or elephant you are voting for more Americans to die in muslim countries and muslims to be killed by Americans. All the while the counrty is going broke, standard of living is declining and the FED is buying at least 40 billion a month worth s***** assets from the banks.
No other country in the World is putting up with the heated hatred that the US is or has been since 9/11.
The most dangerous region in the world to be a US citizen is the Middle East. In a volatile country that has just had a revolution and the vacuum of power has created a devolved to local tribal militia's type of governance what were you expecting to happen? The area has violent hardline anti-western groups. Did no one hear of the recent smashing up of WW2 British war graves? The police stated they could do nothing against the powerful heavily armed group involved. Security there is fragile at best.
Remember the cartoon from that small nordic country? The reaction was obvious.
The Ambassador should have never been put in such a sitting duck position. He should have been in a protectable, near the coast, non-urban fort protected by US marines until the heat died down. If not just out of the country all together.
It was neglectful, naive, and crazy to leave him in an uncontrolled city with no military backup which has hardline anti-American militas as well as its moderate elements.
If your being attacked in over 20 countries. Your flag being burned repeatedly in everyone. logically you must accept - these folks don't like us we need to take extra security measures.
An internal review of the policy to leave thats man's life in the hands of an untested militia needs to be undertaken. Its near criminal.
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I hate to take a stab at the Resident of the United States, but this is all on him. He should know what's going on in the War room at ALL TIMES. he was just relaxing enjoying his campaign ride with Romney. not focused on the dangers of our installations around the world.
At it odd that this guy was suppose to ease tensions in the Middle East and things have only gotten worse since he took office?
Don't you people find that ODD!!!??
Now - if you have more information than what has been publicly released before, please enlighten us all. I can change my mind with new facts.
What actionable intelligence are you privy to??
I am genuinely interested - maybe I have missed something.
Now about the Mid East turmoil - I think there was more than a 'random local security officer' who was concerned about the upcoming anniversary of 9/11.
In fact, one should not have needed any kind of 'heads up' - when anniversaries of important events in the muslim world approach, the State Dept should have reinforced security measures.
And - if we really had no intelligence info of an impending attack, that just means our intelligence was poor. Perhaps if we captured some of the Al Qaeda leaders and questioned them - (dare I say 'waterboarded' them) perhaps we could have gotten a heads up.
But - this administration would rather kill them from a drone - no doubt so they won't have to face the sticky situation of what to do with a captured enemy.
I am absolutely NOT opposed to our drone activities - I just wish we had some ground effort to effect some captures in addition to the fire from the sky. And I wish we had the guts to do interrogate the people we capture.
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