Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Obama Lost the Most Important Supporters on 9/11/12

When I did my report on Ambassadors and Appointments during Watergate in 1995, I met Bruce Laingen and others who survived their "stay" at the American Embassy in Tehran for the 444 days.

What did I learn?

Embassy ground is American Ground.  

Or read this from Vienna Conference on Diplomacy (1961):

Article 22
1. The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents
of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of
the head of the mission.
2. The receiving State is under a special duty to take all
appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any
intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the
mission or impairment of its dignity.
3. The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other
property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be
immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution.

So, President Obama did not care about International law when it came to 9/11/12. 

When Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in Benghazi (a province in Libya, away from the capitol) with no protection, there was one other group who were also attacked in the Fires of 9/11/12 -- the Intelligence Agencies. 

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During the debates, President Obama took credit for killing Osama Bin Ladin.  Did the President think there would be no "blowback?" (a term used by the Democrats during the last Administration)

The President stopped reading the Presidential Daily Briefings [PDB] long before the attack -- President Obama was concerned with re-election, not Governing.  The night of the attack, he went to sleep.  The next day, he went to a fundraiser in Las Vegas. 

The PDB's are compiled by our Men and Women in the Intel Agencies, and President Obama ignored them. 

To win elections, you need coalitions.

To Govern, you need coalitions and then you need to give individuals cover when times are rough or your Word is useless.

The one group of people no one has mentioned during this Election are the American Intelligence networks, in the Beltway and Overseas. 

Say what you will about President Bush (and the Democrats have), but he backed his people up.  Old School politics, don't leave your allies in a bind.

My question to those who work in the Dark: Do you, Men and women, of the Intelligence Agencies feel safe with a second Term Obama Administration?   

Well, has President Obama given any response to those attackers other then speeches?  

If our Men and Women in the Outer dark don't feel safe, do you think they would take it lying down?  I think not.

My question: Why has the Obama Administration not supported our Men and Women in the Intel Agencies?

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to venture that the IC doesn't think much of #OccupyResoluteDesk


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