The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “U.S. agents (and) military took up to 21 women to Colombia hotel” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/u-agents-military-brought-21-women-colombia-hotel-220406565.html?ugccmtnav=v1%2Fcomments%2Fcontext%2Fc778f394-e5dc-31e4-a92f-875d0b498fe5%2Fcomments%3Fcount%3D20%26sortBy%3DmostReplied). This is an emerging sex scandal.
“in an email to Reuters“, after being briefed by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, Sen. Susan Collins, the Ranking Member on the Senate Homeland Security Committee wrote: “There are 11 agents involved. Twenty or 21 women foreign nationals were brought to the hotel, but allegedly MARINES were involved with the rest“. So, this scandal involves MARINES as well as/in addition to the Secret Service? WOW. “Director Sullivan is RIGHTLY APPALLED by the agents actions and is pursuing a VIGOROUS (?) internal investigation“. Again, we have to wonder how “vigorous” this “internal investigation” will be. “He ordered all the agents to return to Washington immediately, and all have been interviewed“. What was the outcome of those “interviews?”
According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, “The president HAS CONFIDENCE IN Director Sullivan“. SHOULD HE? “The director ACTED SWIFTLY in response to this incident and is OVERSEEING AN INVESTIGATION“. All POLITICIANS CLAIM they “act swiftly” during crises when they really don’t and HOW LONG will this “investigation” take? This is still anyone’s guess.
“Another lawmaker who has spoken with Sullivan, Representative Peter King (chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee), said that investigators in Colombia for the Secret Service were interviewing the women involved, who had left identification at the hotel desk, King told Reuters“. “SO FAR, there is no information that any of them were involved with any narco-terrorist group or any organized crime. Nor is there any indication that the women were looking for the men“. “King said he understood that each of the 11 agents took a woman to his room“. “A number (of the agents) are saying (that) they DID NOT consider them prostitutes“.
“Collins said she asked Sullivan several questions, including who the women were. “Could they have been members of groups HOSTILE TO the United States? Could they have PLANTED BUGS, DISABLED WEAPONS, or … JEOPARDIZING THE SECURITY OF the president or our country? “She also asked whether there was evidence of previous misconduct, and “given the number of agents involved, does this indicate a problem with THE CULTURE OF the Secret Service?” If this is so, then this is A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
“NBC News reported that two Secret Service supervisors and three counter-assault team members were among the 11 employees implicated in the alleged misconduct in Colombia. A Secret Service source told Reuters the employees involved were support personnel and not part of the advance team, so they would not have had detailed itineraries and schedules that far ahead of the president’s arrival. Also any such papers would not be left in the hotel room, but would be kept in a security room set up for foreign presidential trips and guarded by Marines”. “That kind of stuff is not kept in rooms“, the Secret Service source said”.
“A report from ABC News said Secret Service agents partying at a club in Cartagena BOASTED that they worked for Obama and were in Colombia to PROTECT him“. This clearly ISN’T happening and boasted is the latest example of A POLITICIAN‘s ARROGANCE, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
This is the latest sex scandal involving people who think that they are ABOVE REPROACH and that they are “Superior” to others, another fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Once again, the trust that we should have for public servants has been broken.