State Department Cut Libyan Security While Spending on Chevy Volts
by Michael Patrick Leahy
11 Oct 2012
The Washington Times is reporting that at the same time State Department officials were cutting security for our diplomatic stations in Libya, they were increasing the budget for our embassy in Austria in order to purchase Chevrolet’s electric powered Volt:
[quote]In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country. . .
Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna [Austria] to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.
While the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton within the last eighteen months specifically prohibits the stationing of Marines at any diplomatic station in that country, the American embassy in Austria has a full complement of Marines.[/quote]
Emphasis added. A glance at State Department “priorities”, how State handled budget cuts, and State’s situational awareness of what was happening in Libya. If I were to look at this - in light of State Department stupidity, Obama Administration attempts to scapegoat some amateur film maker and obscure what happened - after the fact and from a conspiracy-theory mindset, the only evidence I can think of that would directly argue against the idea that the Ambassador to Libya was set up to be killed is the fact that this is an election year, and Pres. Obama would not want a crisis like this close to the election. But I think this mess is easily explained by stupidity seasoned with willful blindness - the Obama ***MAL***Administration and State want to believe their “smart” ME diplomacy is working and want to believe that A-Q is dead.