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Posted by Fred 2012-09-25 00:00||
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#1 Slams CNN? Why does State not slam the murdering slimeball thugs instead of apologizing to them? Whose our enemy?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-25 07:38||
#2 really...it would have been better to let them sit there for al-qaeda to get them, alter them for propaganda purposes? Wonder why where in this mess?
Posted by jack salami 2012-09-25 07:43||
#3 It's not about the wishes of the family, or being thoughtful and considerate, it goes a bit further than that.
If the town Post Office burns down, it's not OK to sift through the rubble and sort mail or packages to take home and read or enjoy at your leisure. or release to the local news paper. I would reckon just about anyone would view this as a CRIMINAL ACT!
US Gov't property is still US Gov't property, here or over there. Thankfully, CNN is NOT the gov't.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-25 07:55||
#4 Besoeker, you're right IN THEORY. Given that the gov't has no problem with their press publishing anything of anybodies as long as it doesn't reflect badly on the gov't.
The hypocricy is breathtaking but all to common.
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-25 08:06||
#5 Now that's too bad---CNN forgetting the rules, I mean.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-25 08:26||
#6 Slight of hand by State. If CNN got the diary, what did the 'other side' pick up from the rubble?
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-09-25 08:52||
#7 Seven pages of what appears to be recent entries in a diary. New hobby, or most recent edition?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-25 09:06||
#8 P2k nails it - this outrage is an attempt to divert attention from a huge loss of gathered intel and - worswe - intel capability.
Dangerous, dangerous loss.
Posted by lotp 2012-09-25 10:20||
#9 Our Champ eulogized the late Ambassador Stevens and is now lecturing the "wax museum" (UN General Assembly) on the future. He quoted Ghandi and Nelson Mandela. All wasted breath.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-25 10:37||
#10 A diary is US Govt property? Did it have CONFIDENTIAL stamped on each page?
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-09-25 12:12||
#11 I doubt it had classification markings NS, but a legal opinion would no doubt find anything on US Embassy or Consolulate grounds as rightful property of the United States. The personal effects of a deceased US ambassador would most certainly fall into this category.
It's an academic point however. Hell will freeze over and pigs will fly in flocks before this administration openly takes Main Stream Media to task over anything.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-25 12:23||
#12 surely you are mistaken. US Consulates and Embassies have real security. This was protected by Teh Won's Exalted Self Esteem™ only
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-25 12:26||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-25 12:34||
#14 Seems like somebody left an extra 0 out of 106 hours. (More like 1006 hours.)
Posted by Bobby 2012-09-25 12:56||
#15 damn civil engineers and their attention to detail
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-25 13:01||
#16 the other side picked up the names of all the people in Libya who were cooperating with the USA. those folks will be dead soon.
Posted by Raider 2012-09-25 13:33||
#17 State slammed CNN because they had an unspoken deal about making the Administration look bad. They would allow CNN more flexibility after the election.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-09-25 14:33||
#18 CNN may be in the beginning of a break with O admin. Normally they carry water for O and Co. But O&Co did not do much to recover the papers, so the newshounds and others went on a scrounging expedition. THAT is a news story in itself.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-09-25 20:47||