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  •  Been to Benghazi (17+ / 0-)

    Had my passport stolen there, and had to pass through Sirte at night when they were still fighting, just before Qaddafi's death.  Benghazi was/is 80% pro-US and Europe, but it's the 20% you need to worry about.  What happened in Benghazi is an occupational hazard - it happens even if planning is flawless.  Most diplomats understand this. Chester Crocker, the former ambassador in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the other day on the radio that he hopes the lesson from Benghazi is not that diplomats become even more isolated and walled off, but that we accept that occasionally the costs of diplomatic service - just as military service - is that fatalities will happen.  I agree with him.  This whole thing strikes me as especially bizarre.  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:59:48 AM PST

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