I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
I have a very clear idea of what E&E is, you apparently think hollywood antics are part and parcel of covert ops. No the agents don't just abandon their missions and cover stories on their own. As in a military mission you continue your part until told otherwise.
Again you have no clue as to the condition of the mission. Just because a CO gets hit doesn't mean the mission ends. for all anyone knows the mission continued for sometime.
The problem with most on the radical right is they make crap up to suit. What obvious signs the consulate was going to be hit? There was a CIA operation using the Consulate as a base- you can't just close it and possibly strand the 69 agents you have out there. There are dozens of signals of trouble, most never happen. risks were assessed as best they could be. but you think there was only one threat possible???
It is armchair generalship to sit NOW and say-"This sign was legit and this one bogus"
I think it is very partisan to think the Ambassador would go to the Consulate if the signs were any worse than any other given day when he walks out among the people.
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Two weeks into the scandal, there was information out there that the CIA was running a gun operation there. I guess the "news" is that there were so many agents on the ground. We'll probably never find out the truth here. Sixty-nine agents given early retirement and full pensions hinging on their silence is tough to beat.....snip~
Course any with common sense or was in the service would know about the basics and Classified Information over Operations. So if agents are sent out to pasture. They would be given their Retirement. Without having to ever say a word.
Doesn't mean they are bought off. Also Could be that their lives are saved even more and they are out of the game, for good.
As far as I know......there hasn't been any information to say if they have been moved to other operations. Other than what Hicks brought out with his testimony. Which involved higher ups.
It seems kind of fishy that the Ambassador would leave the relative security of the Embassy for a far less secure Consulate where the CIA was operating unless he was involved in what the CIA was doing.
Also You have no clear idea as to even how many are involved. The 69 on the ground are mentioned. None others. So once again you assume. Which we know what goes with all your assuming. So other operations were more than likely running even after the attack.
Problem with most radical left thinking.....is they forgot the warning signs that Hillary's Dept dismissed. Which was pointed out in her own independent investigation, with their findings.
Well that's what you think.....good thing the majority of the country doesn't think like you do.
Not to mention.....McCain was already interviewed several times. Stating he had seen Stevens a week before. Wherein Stevens brought his concerns directly to McCain. Which.....there goes your theory about Stevens walk around and how things were being perceived by him.
Korea is a tad different as it is still technically a war zone.
The Marine Security Guard consists of 1000 Marines for 150 locations. typical detachment is 5 men. Their mission is to guard the classified equipment and materials. (wiki)