In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thank Goodness for the Overseas Media

The Independent, in the U.K., has this report on the attack of the Libyan Embassy. According to the report:

"...According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted..."

Otherwise, between the lack of attending briefings, a failure to insure the safety of foreign diplomats, and their staff, two of the most powerful people in the country dropped the ball, allowed U.S. citizens to die and even worse:

"...Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts...."

In the end, thousands of lives could be affected by this incompetence and the damage may be irreversible.

The reason for the post title is the lack of critical reporting by the U.S. media. They're in the tank for the current administration and are up to no good.

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