More than half U.S. diplomatic posts may not meet security rules

Feb 14, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

More than half the U.S. diplomatic posts overseas may not fully meet security standards, a senior U.S. official told a hearing on Thursday that follows an attack on the mission in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans died.

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Cat74

Barrington, IL

#1 Feb 14, 2013
Does the security problems mean we can expect the President to sleep trough more AlQaeda attacks? The people won't stand for additional negligence.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#2 Feb 14, 2013
Hell, the president couldn't pass a military security check. You think he is going to be concerned about any security problems?
celticwarriors

Bradenton, FL

#3 Feb 14, 2013
Thank you,Bush and Cheney, for creating this dangerous situation for our diplomats! War crimes have no expiration date.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#4 Feb 14, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
Thank you,Bush and Cheney, for creating this dangerous situation for our diplomats! War crimes have no expiration date.
Too bad we don' thave an icon for "dumber than a box of rocks."

In case you haven't noticed, Bush has been out of office for years. Obama gleefully took up that mantle and is running it into the ground.

Fort Hood massacre was an incident of 'work place violence?' Yeah, right.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Common sense: FOCUS on those in the most DANGEROUS regions of the world.

Don't worry about France, England, Germany, Italy, Austria.

Let those billionaire ambassadors fund the cost for these cushy posts a reward for monetary support of the President during the election.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#6 Feb 15, 2013
We could turn our embassies into forts with a
platoon of Marines in each one.

That might prevent a repetition of Benghazi
and Beirut.

On the other hand, if it's that dangerous
it might be better to just clear out.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#7 Feb 15, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad we don' thave an icon for "dumber than a box of rocks."
In case you haven't noticed, Bush has been out of office for years. Obama gleefully took up that mantle and is running it into the ground.
Fort Hood massacre was an incident of 'work place violence?' Yeah, right.
Yeah, Bush has been gone (good riddance), but the destruction he left behind will take years to repair. The unfinished wars, the
economic collapse, the crumbling infrastructure, you name it.

The Taliban couldn't have done more damage to this nation
than these domestic American terrorists who proudly call
themselves Republicans.

Traitors all.
Dane Thorsen

AOL

#8 Feb 15, 2013
This is an easy fix. Even thoughtless Progressives should agree that tax slaves shouldn't be forced to fund lavish living for Embassy people and unnecessary infrastruture in every little third rate dump of a Country in the World. We should reduce the number by 75%.

The Embassys have no more value in the 21st Century than the Post Office.
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#9 Feb 15, 2013
Sorry. You can no longer blame Bush for the Economy. Obama has had more then enough time to fix it if he really wanted it fixed. He has had 57 days of vacation since he said he wouldn't rest until our unemployed had jobs. The truth is not in the man. That is why no one pays any attention to him anymore.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#10 Feb 15, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, Bush has been gone (good riddance), but the destruction he left behind will take years to repair. The unfinished wars, the
economic collapse, the crumbling infrastructure, you name it.
The Taliban couldn't have done more damage to this nation
than these domestic American terrorists who proudly call
themselves Republicans.
Traitors all.
Most democrats approved the actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, clown.

The democrats deliberately pushed the core of the credit crisis, and ignored warnings that things were being done by Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae that would be very harmful to our economy, by the Bush administration, and even John McCain.

The democrats buddies in Freddy Mac and Fannie May (powerful advisers in the Obama campaign and huge democrat contributors to Obama, Frank, Dodd, Waters, and Reid among other democrats started out on a dangerous course, lied to investors about the status of the investment, and caused the credit crisis and the bringing down of banks.

Infrastucture problems were there when clinton was president, screwball. He was too busy chasing interns to worry about it.

Marxits anti-americans..the new democrats.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#11 Feb 15, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
Thank you,Bush and Cheney, for creating this dangerous situation for our diplomats! War crimes have no expiration date.
What war crimes, idiot?

Why don't you come and get him, tough guy?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#12 Feb 15, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
Thank you,Bush and Cheney, for creating this dangerous situation for our diplomats! War crimes have no expiration date.
This dangerous situation wasn't there when Bush was president...her majasty hillary had four years to check security at embassies.
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#13 Feb 15, 2013
Obama has been President for more then 4 years. He has no ideas, no vision, and cannot seem to get a handle on what he really believes in, if he believes in anything. He spends more time golfing then leading the country. He isn't nearly as bright as past Presidents, and is stumbling along getting noting done. At some time he has to meet with people smarter then he is, or this country will coast along for 4 more years.
Billy Ringo

Rego Park, NY

#14 Feb 15, 2013
Obama should appoint all Rethugs to those embassy posts.
yakjdfo1hafjkjs2 kjl2ljl2

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#15 Feb 15, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Obama has been President for more then 4 years. He has no ideas, no vision, and cannot seem to get a handle on what he really believes in, if he believes in anything. He spends more time golfing then leading the country. He isn't nearly as bright as past Presidents, and is stumbling along getting noting done. At some time he has to meet with people smarter then he is, or this country will coast along for 4 more years.
;) hey Kitty! wanna know how much it coast! go to www.costco.com/spend ;-000
yakjdfo1hafjkjs2 kjl2ljl2

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#16 Feb 15, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
Obama should appoint all Rethugs to those embassy posts.
U meant employmend! don't like BO JACKSON? wanna playing with #23Air Jordan?!!;)~
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#17 Feb 15, 2013
Obama doesn't stay in his office long enough to appoint anyone. A staffer prepares a list, and Obama signs off on it on his way to pick up his golf clubs.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Feb 15, 2013
My daughter texted me today to tell me about a bumper sticker she saw:

"Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again."

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#19 Feb 15, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
Obama should appoint all Rethugs to those embassy posts.
Brilliant comeback...were there any children of your parents not born brain dead?
Reality Bites

AOL

#21 Feb 16, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Obama doesn't stay in his office long enough to appoint anyone. A staffer prepares a list, and Obama signs off on it on his way to pick up his golf clubs.
Go easy there Bub! We knew we were dramatically lowering our standards and expectations for hands on quality leadership BEFORE we re-elected Obama. America has spoken. "Less" is all we think our Country and our families deserve no matter how devastating the out comes.

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