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#1 Intentional? I really doubt it. More likely it's simply a consequence of US Gov't rules against discrimination. It is not possible for Govt agencies, or subcontractors, to discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race or sexual preference. Bottom line is that folks in the State Dept might have known about it, but could do nothing. And so if Stevens requested the assignment and was qualified - he got it.
Posted by Raider 2012-09-24 00:13||
#2 Points to the potential need for a concentrated heterosexual recruiting effort at State to protect our GLBT FSO's. [sarc off]
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-24 05:28||
#3 Sure, but who told the Libyians he was gay? Ya supposed he volunteered his (supposed) orientation?
Posted by Bobby 2012-09-24 09:04||
#4 If he continued gay relationsips while in Libya - then the Liytan guards at his embassy would have known about it. There would have been visitors. That would have been a really bad judment call - if he did that. But who knows? How on earth did the Serbians know about this??
Posted by Raider 2012-09-24 09:18||
#5 The American left has supported Islam over the Christian faith as evident through politics, leftist blogs, Hollywood, the arts community and many on the right have warned them repeatedly that Islam teaches death to the gay community in the harshest way, but they do not listen.
And now that they have empowered this savage monster even more and have tried to push their values on them, they now seem shocked that the power is being used against them in such a brutal way by their Mohommedan allies.
Posted by Flereng Fleretle8784 2012-09-24 09:22||
#6 How on earth did the Serbians know about this? Posted by Raider
We keep dossiers on them. They do likewise. It's not personal, it's just business. Back in the day, homosexual activity was preceived as a lifestyle which could be exploited by a hostile intelligence service (HOIS - a term no longer used). The question of homosexuality was, as I recall, a regular or mandetory question on both the CI and Full Scope polygraph. Intelligence exploitation bsed on sexual orientation, how interesting, how novel a concept.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-24 09:29||
#7 Hillary ought to give some thought to what they might do to an ambassatrix.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-09-24 10:59||
#8 There has always been rumors about Hillary pitching for the other team. If true, it wouldn't be a surprise if she was receptive to the ambo's request for a Libyan posting. Also diversity has always been a strategy of the Donk party to cobble together various vote blocks. I would also bet the ambassador posting to Egypt has never been well-received by the Egyptians. Gays and women who might have power over the Arabs would, I think, breed resentment. Doubt they are that fond of Hillary either. They are, after-all, the Mideast; it's not San Francisco.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-24 12:02||
#9 I take it from this sad episode that, even though it might be considered a homosexual act, Muslims think it's OK to commit sodomy on infidels.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-09-24 12:34||
#10 Listening to the big news controversy regarding the late Ambassador's diary. I believe the media, CNN, FOX (all of the media) has missed the point. Bottom line: anything in a destroyed consulate or safe-house is US GOV'T property! Looting of Embassy or Consulate property is still looting, no matter who participates in it.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-24 12:53||
#11 "Did Clinton send gay Ambo to Libya as an intentional provocation?"
If she did, she's an accessory before the fact to his murder.
Instead of just an accessory after the fact.
In either case, she's a WORTHLESS IDIOT.
Posted by Barbara 2012-09-24 13:12||
#12 Compared to the other state department blunders this is small potatoes. They KNEW it was Sept 11 and Al Queda tries to attack on that day for symbolic reasons. They KNEW Al Queda was up to something at least three or four days before. They did not have Marine security or even a secure compound. If a Republican was in charge we would be talking impeachment and demands for SecState to resign. Instead we violate a filmmakers 1st ammendment rights to placate madmen and distract from the failures.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-09-24 13:19||
#13 "I take it from this sad episode that, even though it might be considered a homosexual act, Muslims think it's OK to commit sodomy on infidels."
IF this story about Stevens is true - and I still haven't seen any confirmation (will there ever be one??) ... then the jihadists have done a great job to ensure that no American ever surrenders in the future. From now on ... they're just gonna get a hail of bullets :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-09-24 14:01||