State Department Had No $$$ for Consulate Security, But it Did Have $$$ For…


The last, generally disavowed, excuse is that the Benghazi consulate lacked proper security because of budget cuts. This has already been disproven, but let’s take that excuse at face value.

The State Department has a 50 billion dollar budget. Within that 50 billion dollar budget there was no money for reasonable consulate security in a city rife with Islamist militias who had already attacked the consulate and other diplomats in the city. But here’s what there was money for…

The 770 million dollar Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund for the Arab Spring.

7.9 billion dollars for Obama’s Global Health Initiative.

2.9 billion for international debt relief.

2.2 billion to strengthen democratic institutions in Pakistan.

469 million for global climate change.

587 million for student exchange programs.

And of course there is the always popular Mosque renovation program reported on by Front Page earlier.

In 2010, the State Department provided monetary support for saving three mosques on Zanzibar Island off the coast of Tanzania, mosques which included the 900-year-old Kizimkazi mosque, considered one of the oldest Islamic buildings on the coast of East Africa.

That generous American donation was repaid in July 2012 when Muslim mobs, shouting, “Away with the church — we do not want infidels to spoil our community, especially our children,” burned down three Christian churches on Zanzibar Island.

In 2011 the State Department provided funds to restore the 15th century Gobarau Minaret in Katsina State in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, an area which has become a virtual killing field for Christians at the hands of Muslim militants, led by the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Boko Haram.

Since 2009 over 288 Christian churches in Nigeria have been burned, thousands of Christian-owned homes destroyed, and over 2,000 Christians killed, including in July 2012 when fifty members of a northern Nigerian church were burned to death in their pastor’s house.

The State Department had billions for the Muslim Brotherhood and Pakistan, for the people killing us, but it supposedly did not have the money to defend against them.

Is it any wonder that with all the useful things the State Department does, it just couldn’t figure out how to budget consulate security too?

  • gman213

    Taxpayer money being sent to our enemies…the very people who want to behead us…marvelous…God help us…America needs to repent for turning their backs on God and seek His face…it is our only hope. Man cannot fix this problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.raupe Joel Raupe

    That U.S. taxpayers 'generously donate' billions for renovating mosques and minarets isn't widely known among those 'generous' Americans, especially as a Saudi / Wahhabi mosque (or 'culture center') construction program (at Ground Zero, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and throughout the West) speeds on and on.

    • Janet persons

      Wonder what happened to state and church are separate and do not get involved ummmmm.

      • Kingpin50

        It's ok if the church,oops mosque is in another country. That helps Islamist from diverting funds that go to more important things like killing infidels!

  • vanmgo

    Excuse me, but don't ependitures like these, going to our unashamed, blatant and avowed enemies clearly and obviously fit the definition of high treason?

    • Doris McCoy

      Mean like aiding the enemy!!!! YEP! Treason since sworn in and his cohorts included.

  • wyx wyzinski

    never mind the treason committed by those who are elected to protect our country, but instead bankrupt us while sending blood and treasure to those countries who hate us the most, and work tirelessly to defeat us. very little money would have been required to do the right thing——-and that is to remove all americans from every muslim majority country, and severely curtail our presence in countries with a substantial minority of muslims. if we did the right thing by not sending hostages to be murdered or held by evil islam, and brought all our people home, who knows, maybe we might start wondering why we allow our sworn and mortal enemies to invade our country, live on welfare, and breed themselves into a very malicious conquering majority. if the west is not to be defeated by indescribably evil islam, some country has to be the first to round up all the invaders, and i do mean all of them, and send them to some poor benighted hellhole that islam has already corrupted. there are 57 of them, and surely that is enough. do we really want to sacrifice our very lives to increase that dreadful toll of countries who have been conquered by pure evil?

  • John

    How soon we forget the basis of our own Constitution and the first amendment that deals with “freedom of religion”. Islam is the largest religion in the world and is a religious belief held by billions of people. Most of the major conflicts in history have been fought over religion and/or religious beliefs with some of those conflicts are still going on today. Historically speaking, the United States has not gone more than ten years without being involved in some type of armed conflict/war. More countries have fallen in the pursuit of religious cleansing and beliefs than any other reason in history. But our own home grown extremists would have us going out and eradicating anyone who doesn’t hold the same values or beliefs that we have. If you look at these countries that you are condemning as our enemies, maybe you’ll see that the majority of people living there want peace, democracy and the freedom that we enjoy here in our country. Some of those countries have risen up and overthrown their regimes in order to obtain this right, and hundreds if not thousands, have died to obtain those rights that we take for granted. The foolishness is thinking that these countries can magically change overnight and mysteriously undo or change the culture that they have lived for thousands of years. Remember that this country was forged by people who were repressed by a country deeply entwined with a church and our forefathers seceded from them to create our own country and way of life. And it wasn’t done overnight but took time to build. And for wyzinski, those are thoughts based on racist ideals and could represent any number of citizens of this country , born and raised here, that fit the description you put forth. I agree that this country needs to take care of it’s own first. Overshadowed by military and civilian deaths abroad is the continuous violence that is occurring right here in our homeland. Why is there so much media support and outrage in this country became focused on a single controversial death in Florida, while at the same time multiple shootings and violence has left over 400 homicide victims in Chicago, Illinois so far this year. where is the outrage for what is happening here in our own country?

    • Doris McCoy

      Islam is not a religion but a political organization or cult if you prefer, to take over the world. It has nothing to do with religion.
      I used to think it was a religious clash between Christians and Muslims but it is not. Islam was started by a person who wanted to rule the world and demanded his followers to conquer all others. Check out the Koran – see what they are instructed. Also, Islam means submission.
      Freedom to worship as you want great – but if you are instructed to kill and take over the world – hell no!!!!

      • Doris McCoy

        I failed to include wyx wyzinski's statement have nothing to do with racism, but strangely that is a term the liberals throw out there if we did not like something and all else fails to shout us up. We have finally gotten smart to that name slinging – the fact that racist, racism, etc is on the tip of your tongue and theirs pretty much shows who is the racist. The one(s) constantly thinking about race!

  • James Bailey

    Let me get this straight–our government cannot betray a hint of religious partisanship by allowing our military chaplains to give Bibles to our troops, cannot allow any hint of prayer at public schools, but we are giving tax dollars to rebuild mosques in other countries? So much for separation of church and state!

  • Wally Dow

    Frankly, the whole country has gone downhill since the murder fo JFK

  • Wally Dow

    Frankly, the whole country has gone downhill since the murder of JFK

  • T scheetz

    Let's not forget the 20 million dollars the US spent for Afghanistan fire wood.

  • JDI

    This is ridiculous….NO excuse for those 4 men to die after telling the Adm. they needed support. If Hilary thinks we believe her bs..she is nuts and on her going on with that UN gun ban deal or registering with a foreign entity she is equally nuts. IF they can't protect their Ambassadors Why would I expect them to protect me!