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  •  Wake up and smell the damned coffee! (0+ / 0-)

    You are spouting nonsense. Our diplomatic staff does diplomatic work and is not just a nest of spies as you seem to want to make out. The pros put their safety and lives on the line in all sorts of nasty trouble spots to try to mitigate situations. We probably have some at risk in Mali right now and they are not working to screw the people of Mali. Get your own "big boy/girl pants on" and learn a bit about how things are in the world. The "bullshit" is coming from you!

    Throughout history diplomats have worked for the interest of their countries and often for mutual interest of theirs and the host countries. That is still the case. At the same time, intelligence gathering—and that is not a "dirty little secret"—has been a part of diplomatic representation. Every embassy in Washington, including our closest allies, has some form of that embedded. Our intel people meet with theirs with full knowledge that there are also some purely self interested national interests within those staffs as well. Some others have hostile intent and we know it.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:08:03 AM PST

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    •  You look at the history of this country and what (0+ / 0-)

      the CIA has done in our name.  Your the one that lives in the fantasy world.  The intelligence operation in Benghazi made that site the target of the attack and the Ambassador got caught in the crossfire...they just won't say that.

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