Archive for December 21, 2012

Republican Senators Criticize Benghazi Embassy Security – VOA

U.S. Capitol file photo

(Voice of America – Scott Stearns – December 20, 2012 – http://www.voanews.com/content/republican-senators-criticize-benghazi-security/1568911.html) STATE DEPARTMENT — Opposition lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for sending diplomats to the Libyan city of Benghazi without enough security.  It follows an independent report into the September attack on the U.S. mission there that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Republican Senator Bob Corker says State Department officials

Bhengazi Report: Accountability Review Board (ARB) Report (Unclassified)

Image of Interior Damage of U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, After Attack, adapted from VOA image at VOANews.com

[Unclassified version of report by Accountability Review Board investigating the attack upon the U.S. consulate in Bhengazi, Libya, of Sept. 11, 2012, and related security lapses; adapted from PDF that appeared at: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/202446.pdf] “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense (1905) INTRODUCTION Pursuant to Title III of the Omnibus Diplomatic and Antiterrorism Act of

Nation Mourns Dead After Newtown, Connecticut, Massacre; Questions Raised Over Gun Control, Mental Health

U.S. Map Highlighting Location of Connecticut

Steven C. Welsh 12.18.12 [Draft – lightly edited 12.18.12; feel free to contact steve[at]stevencwelsh.com with suggestions or glitches] The first funerals began Monday in Newtown, Conn., for those filled in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. By now, the basic facts – or allegations – are known to most. 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who reputedly suffered from a form of Asperger’s Syndrome, with