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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, they so far appear to be imaginary dots.


    I'm pretty sure the assassinated ambassador agreed with you as he was being murdered.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by JRog View Post
    Probably a top secret weapon to melt the ice caps to flood Russia. They closed it because the cold war is over.
    Now, the warmers objected to the word "cold".
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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    I'm pretty sure the assassinated ambassador agreed with you as he was being murdered.
    Rather obviously. But since you somehow saw it all coming, maybe you should have jotted down all your dots on a postcard and sent them off to the US Embassy. Why didn't you do that again? Was it because you weren't actually aware of any of the dots until some bilge-pumping propaganda site suggested them to you weeks after the fact?

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Now, the warmers objected to the word "cold".
    Way to not understand at all. The models point to decreases in moderation. That means extremes that expand across the board -- gustier winds, drier droughts, wetter rains, warmer highs, and colder lows. Among other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Rather obviously. But since you somehow saw it all coming, maybe you should have jotted down all your dots on a postcard and sent them off to the US Embassy. Why didn't you do that again? Was it because you weren't actually aware of any of the dots until some bilge-pumping propaganda site suggested them to you weeks after the fact?


    It's not my job to be aware of these things. The time line of events shows that the staff on site called for more security more than once and was refused. It shows that there were incidents on several occasions that showed that the locals were interested in causing mischief. We now know with absolute certainty that members of Al Qaeda were involved in the attacks that went on for hours.

    Is it your belief that people who are paid by the Departments of State and Defense to know about this stuff and are required to know know more about it should have no greater knowledge than some regular guy in Indiana involved in the football season? That, apparently is the measuring stick used by the Obama administration, but a thinking individual might suppose that professionals would know more about their job than a person who is not paid to think about this stuff.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    It's not my job to be aware of these things.
    Yada, yada. Your hindsight is wonderful. Clearly, the ambassador had NOT connected these dots you think everyone should so easily have connected or he would not have made the trip. If you believe that even well paid security and intelligence personnel will somehow be able to know all, see all, and tell all, you are simply deceiving yourself.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Yada, yada. Your hindsight is wonderful. Clearly, the ambassador had NOT connected these dots you think everyone should so easily have connected or he would not have made the trip. If you believe that even well paid security and intelligence personnel will somehow be able to know all, see all, and tell all, you are simply deceiving yourself.

    Maybe it is a progressive thing to just ignore the facts when they don't line up, but that unfortunately for them, doesn't mean that they don't exist....

    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that security team told ABC News.
    The embassy staff’s “first choice was for us to stay,” Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, 55, told ABC News in an interview. “That would have been the choice of the embassy people in Tripoli.”

    Security Team Commander Says Ambassador Stevens Wanted His Team to Stay in Libya Past August - ABC News
    The revalations came a day after it emerged that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens repeatedly pleaded with the State Department to ramp up his security team in Libya -- requests that the Pentagon ultimately denied -- in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the terrorist attack that killed him and three other Americans, newly released cables have revealed.

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    Prior to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador Chris Stevens' request for additional security officials was turned down by the Obama administration in order to project a friendly atmosphere to the distrusting Islamic population, an anonymous security official in Washington, D.C., informed the Law Enforcement Examiner on Wednesday.

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    Sounds like Stevens knew the dots very well, but it was the Obama administration that refused to connect them in order to further their own political agenda at the time....Wonderful. We now have a President that sacrificed the lives of Americans for his own political ends....
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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    C.I.A. Closes Its Climate Change Office - NYTimes.com


    Question: Why the hell did the CIA have a climate change office to begin with? No wonder we are broke!
    To go after those who were claiming climate change and cutting into the profits for the rich.
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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Yada, yada. Your hindsight is wonderful. Clearly, the ambassador had NOT connected these dots you think everyone should so easily have connected or he would not have made the trip. If you believe that even well paid security and intelligence personnel will somehow be able to know all, see all, and tell all, you are simply deceiving yourself.


    Deceiving one's self seems like an area in which you are expert so I will defer to your expertise.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    I'm pretty sure the assassinated ambassador agreed with you as he was being murdered.
    Again, emotionalism doesn't equal connecting dots.

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