Employee Who Denied Extra Security to Benghazi Mission Promoted to Regional Security Officer

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That seems entirely reasonable and fair. If Hillary is supposed to get the White House, why not make Charlene Lamb a Regional Security Officer?

What difference does it make anyway?

At the Congressional hearing, Charlene Lamb stated that she would not have approved more security for Benghazi and said, “we had the correct number of assets in Benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon.”

That conclusion was shot down by the first friendly insider “protect Hillary” report and the second more serious Senate report. Lamb also refused to describe Benghazi as a terrorist attack.

Eric Nordstrom, the regional security officer, blamed Lamb directly in his testimony.

In that interview, Nordstrom said he sent two cables to State Department headquarters in March 2012 and July 2012 requesting additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi, but he received no responses.

He stated that Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary for international programs, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi artificially low. He said Lamb believed the Benghazi facilities did not need any diplomatic security special agents because there was a residential safe haven to fall back to in an emergency.

So obviously the thing to do is to move Lamb up the ladder.

Charlene Lamb, cited for failures in leadership from the Department of State’s own Accountability Review Board report, has been promoted to Regional Security Officer. We’ve heard rumor that she’s slated for international duty in Canada. She started the security officer training last week, much to the dismay of many within the State Department.

She currently holds the rank of MC (Minister Counselor) or the equivalent of a  2-star and is taking a full colonel position. This is usually reserved for people with hardship issues as State is an up-or-out organization.

Rank and file are [upset]and as one put to me, “it shows that as long as you play by the rules with the black dragons you can actually get someone killed and be rewarded”.

She refuses to leave DS (Diplomatic Security) as she has kids in college and is radioactive. No one in the private sector will give them (the DS 3) a look and [no one came] to the rescue with a willing patsy to take her off states hand with a $200k job.

Here’s the Senate Benghazi report on Charlene Lamb.

When the Libyan mission transmitted its official request for additional security personnel on March 28, 2012, the push back from Ms. Lamb’s office was swift and significant. While the request, which included five temporary duty Diplomatic Security agents in Benghazi, was clearly reasonable, one of Ms. Lamb’s subordinates asked Mr. Nordstrom why the official cable sought “the sun, the moon, and the stars.” When Mr. Nordstrom stated that he did not understand why this was an issue, the response from Ms. Lamb’s office was telling: “Well, you know, this is a political game. You have to not to make us look bad here, that we’re not being responsive.”

The message from Obama Inc. is that loyalists are rewarded, whistleblowers are punished.

  • Drakken

    Well one thing is for sure, no one in the private security contracting world is going to touch her with a 100 foot pole, her name and career is poison and no one except govt is going to hire or retain her. Incompetence and affirmative action plus the added benefit of being a democratic sycophant is the only reason this dumb bitch had the job she had. If she showed up in a foreign country at a DoS facility, she would be lucky to get out of there alive. The really twisted part is, she is not the only one this incompetent working in State, there are 100′s like her and they are large and in charge waiting to kill someone else out of political expediency to get ahead.

    • XCSX

      Looks like U & Raj agree, down to the last letter.

      • Drakken

        Apparently he liked what I had to say that he had to repeat it. ;)

  • http://best-hacker-tools.blogspot.com/ rajneesh

    Incompetence and affirmative action plus the added benefit of being a democratic sycophant is the only reason this dumb bitch had the job she had. If she showed up in a foreign country at a DoS facility, she would be lucky to get out of there alive. The really twisted part is, she is not the only one this incompetent working in State, there are 100′s like her and they are large and in charge waiting to kill someone else out of political expediency to get ahead.

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  • wreed22

    I would like to pile on and agree with everyone. I bet Ms. Lamb has a few tidbits of info that would be uncomfortable for a few higher up types. Perhaps ex-higher up also.

  • CharlesDiNatale

    They had to keep security at a minimum cause Amb. Stevens was to blow the whistle on Obama’s arming Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda for a long time. He had to be silenced..

    • XCSX

      I dunno— I still kinda’ suspect the ‘Trade hostage Stevens for the Blind Sheik and the Seals showed up and queered the deal’ scenario.

  • glpage

    It needs to be easier to fire incompetent federal workers. Of course, even if it were, there would have to be a willingness or desire on the part of the administration to get rid of the idiots. Idiots usually tend to flock together and protect themselves.

  • SoCalMike

    Will someone close please please spit in this woman’s face??
    That’s the least that should be done since she’s protected.

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  • Perplexed

    The bottom line for this b _ tch is to take care of her so she won’t rat on mrs clinton.

  • ta2t2o

    Here’s why your story is a big fairy tale. First, the deputy assistant secretary for international programs would be a higher position already than the Regional Security Officer (RSO) which is a field position. The RSO would report up to the Asst. Secretary.