Tag: United States Department of State

US State Department lacks any cyber-security whatsoever, including no passwords needed (Repost from Oct 2013)

Editors Note: (Ralph Turchiano)- Requested Repost from Oct 2103  Published time: October 28, 2013 02:01                                                                             Reuters / Jim Young Access classified data without authorization, use your account after you’ve been fired, or anonymously request a new account for an Afghan friend – these are just some of […]

U.S. government knew about al-Qaeda ‘pep rally for jihad’ in Benghazi that included calls for the murder of American diplomats – just months before terror attack

A report prepared for the government in  August 2012 described a massive military presence of Ansar al-Sharia, the group  behind the Benghazi attack It warned ‘assassinations’ would follow,  and said the first attack on the  U.S. diplomatic station quickly followed the two-day  June rally in Benghazi U.S. State […]

The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat while Egypt plunges into chaos – after his spokesman denied he been sailing in Nantucket

  New pictures show Kerry on kayak as he  celebrates July 4 holiday Secretary of State’s aides retract denial  that he had been sailing By  Jessica Jerreat PUBLISHED: 15:55 EST, 5 July  2013 |  UPDATED: 16:53  EST, 5 July 2013   John Kerry’s spokesman  has admitted that the  […]

US spent $630,000 to ‘buy’ Facebook fans

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013   |   Agence France Presse he US State Department has embraced the wide outreach made possible through social media, but requires guidelines Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/File The US State Department was Wednesday under fire for spending $630,000 over two years to win millions of “likes” on […]

The CIA’s deputy director announced his shock retirement following a 33 year career at the agency today. / His replacement will be White House lawyer Avril D. Haines

  Michael Morell, 54, made a joint statement  with CIA Director John O. Brennan this afternoon explaining that he wants to  devote more time to his family. He is married with three college aged  children. Departing and arriving: Michael Morell, left, will step  down as CIA Deputy Director […]

US diplomatic security accused in sex, drugs cover-up

11   Jun   2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) A US watchdog has launched an inquiry into claims that diplomatic security officials tried to cover up alleged sex-and-drugs charges against agents and diplomats, an official said. State Department diplomatic security agents are responsible for protecting 275 US embassies as well as the […]

The Obama administration’s State Department had a direct hand in revising the official story on the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, new documents show

State  Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland objected to the CIA’s summary, which  concluded that terrorists killed four Americans Attack came  in the weeks before the 2012 election, as President Obama was campaigning on the  strength of having defeated al Qaeda White House  Press Secretary Jay Carney has denied that […]

In rare public Q-and-A with reporters, Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress

At least four career officials have hired  lawyers as they prepare to share sensitive information with Congress Would-be State Department whistle-blowers  claim harassment, intimidation Obama: I’m not familiar with this notion  that anybody’s been blocked from testifying’ By  David Martosko In Washington PUBLISHED: 11:14 EST, 30  April 2013 […]

‘Troubling’ Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack “Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures,” he wrote hours before the assault.

Sensitive documents found amid the wreckage of the U.S. consulate shine new light on the Sept. 11 assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. BY HARALD DOORNBOS, JENAN MOUSSA |NOVEMBER 1, 2012 BENGHAZI, Libya — More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the […]

Senior State Department officials publicly acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador, was not preceded by protests as previously thought.

New vivid account of deadly attack on U.S. embassy in Libya that reveals how  security forces attempted to save Americans under fierce fire By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:22:24 EST, 9  October 2012| UPDATED:00:22 EST, 10 October 2012 Senior State Department officials publicly  acknowledged for the first time on […]

Clinton Aide Philippe Reines fires off an angry expletive to reporter Michael Hastings.” Stevens was worried about the security situation in Benghazi for months before the attack”

State Department Aide Tells Reporter to ‘F**k Off’ by Megan McArdle Sep 24, 2012 1:36 PM EDT   I’ve never seen a government official get quite this testy with a reporter. According to BuzzFeed, Clinton aide Philippe Reines sent quite the stream of profanity to one of their […]