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20 December 2012             00:23 ET

A senior US security official has quit and three others are suspended after a damning report into a deadly attack on a US mission in Benghazi.

The state department said diplomatic security chief Eric Boswell resigned and three other unnamed officials had been put on administrative leave.

US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other officials were killed in the attack on 11 September.

An internal report said “grossly inadequate” security led to the deaths.

However, the report did not suggest disciplinary action be taken against any individuals.

Political fallout

“The Accountability Review Board identified the performance of four officials, three in the Bureau of the Diplomatic Security and one in the Bureau of Near East Asia Affairs,” state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

“The secretary has accepted Eric Boswell’s decision to resign… The other three individuals have been relieved of their current duties.”

Benghazi report: Key findings

  • Reliance on armed “but poorly skilled” local militiamen and contract guards was “misplaced”
  • US personnel had “performed with courage and readiness to risk their lives to protect their colleagues in a near-impossible situation”
  • There was “no immediate, specific” intelligence about the 11 September attack or threats to the consulate
  • The Libyan government’s response to the attack was “profoundly lacking”
  • There were “systematic failures at senior levels” within two bureaus of the state department, but no individual official ignored their duties

US media have named one of Mr Boswell’s deputies, Charlene Lamb, and Raymond Maxwell, deputy assistant secretary for the Maghreb, among those relieved of their duties.

Mr Stevens died of smoke inhalation when he was trapped alone in the burning building after armed men had stormed the compound.

Days after the attack, US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said the attack seemed to have developed out of protests over an anti-Islamic film.

But later intelligence reports suggested it was a planned attack by Islamist gunmen.

Ms Rice was forced to pull out of the race to be the next secretary of state after being subjected to widespread criticism.

‘Near-impossible situation’

The board’s report found “a lack of transparency, responsiveness, and leadership” among certain senior state department officials.

But the review found no “reasonable cause” that any specific individuals had “engaged in misconduct or wilfully ignored” their responsibilities.

It also said there had been “no immediate, specific” intelligence about the 11 September attack or threats to the consulate.

The probe concluded that the US personnel had “performed with courage and readiness to risk their lives to protect their colleagues in a near-impossible situation”.

But the Benghazi mission had nevertheless been hampered by a lack of resources.

Its reliance on armed “but poorly skilled” local militiamen and contract guards was “misplaced”, the report said.

In a letter to Congress, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she accepted all 29 of the recommendations put forward in the report.

She outlined some steps the agency would take, including sending hundreds of US Marines guards to missions abroad and assigning a state department official to oversee “high-threat posts”.

In addition, she said the state department would request more funding from Congress to make improvements to security.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20787086

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Eric Boswell

5993 2615533              51

 

his path of destiny = Government official.  Harsh reality.  Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law.

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July 27, 2012

China has taken another step in its campaign to claim the world’s most disputed waters by naming two senior military officers to head a garrison in the South China Sea, days after calling the island community the country’s newest city.

Senior Col. Cai Xihong was named commander of the Sansha garrison and Senior Col. Liao Chaoyi was named its political commissar, state media reported Friday. Sansha, a rugged outpost of just 1,000 people, was formally declared a city on July 20 with a flag-raising ceremony televised live.

The garrison is on an island barely large enough to host a single airstrip, while fresh water comes by freighter on a 13-hour journey from China’s southernmost province. China claims control over most of the South China Sea, portions of which are also claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and other neighbors.

The Philippines has said it does not recognize the city or its jurisdiction, and Vietnam said China’s actions violated international law.

The China Daily newspaper Friday quoted Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun as saying the garrison will be responsible for defense as well as disaster rescue work for the city. He would not say if combat forces would be stationed there, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reiterated U.S. concerns about such “unilateral moves” by China, saying collective diplomacy is needed to resolve competing claims.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry told Xinhua on Thursday that it is within China’s sovereign right to establish the city.

Beijing created the city administration to oversee not only Shansa but also hundreds of thousands of square kilometers (miles) of water where it wants to strengthen its control over disputed — and potentially oil-rich — islands.

China claims virtually the entire South China Sea and its island groups, and its disputes occasionally erupt into open confrontation. The islands, many of them occupied by garrisons from the various claimants, sit amid some of the world’s busiest commercial sea lanes, along with rich fishing grounds and potential oil and gas deposits.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-names-military-heads-south-china-sea-city-16867166#.UBQVmrRSTNk

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Liao Chaoyi

3              7

 

what he must do/has to do = LY = 37 = South China Sea.

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July 27, 2012

China has taken another step in its campaign to claim the world’s most disputed waters by naming two senior military officers to head a garrison in the South China Sea, days after calling the island community the country’s newest city.

Senior Col. Cai Xihong was named commander of the Sansha garrison and Senior Col. Liao Chaoyi was named its political commissar, state media reported Friday. Sansha, a rugged outpost of just 1,000 people, was formally declared a city on July 20 with a flag-raising ceremony televised live.

The garrison is on an island barely large enough to host a single airstrip, while fresh water comes by freighter on a 13-hour journey from China’s southernmost province. China claims control over most of the South China Sea, portions of which are also claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and other neighbors.

The Philippines has said it does not recognize the city or its jurisdiction, and Vietnam said China’s actions violated international law.

The China Daily newspaper Friday quoted Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun as saying the garrison will be responsible for defense as well as disaster rescue work for the city. He would not say if combat forces would be stationed there, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reiterated U.S. concerns about such “unilateral moves” by China, saying collective diplomacy is needed to resolve competing claims.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry told Xinhua on Thursday that it is within China’s sovereign right to establish the city.

Beijing created the city administration to oversee not only Shansa but also hundreds of thousands of square kilometers (miles) of water where it wants to strengthen its control over disputed — and potentially oil-rich — islands.

China claims virtually the entire South China Sea and its island groups, and its disputes occasionally erupt into open confrontation. The islands, many of them occupied by garrisons from the various claimants, sit amid some of the world’s busiest commercial sea lanes, along with rich fishing grounds and potential oil and gas deposits.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-names-military-heads-south-china-sea-city-16867166#.UBQVmrRSTNk

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Cai Xihon

3             7

 

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = CG = 37 = South China Sea.

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PHOTO: Activist Chen Guangcheng, is seen in a village in China in this undated photo released by Guangcheng supporters.

May 19, 2012

Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng and his immediate family have left China on a flight to the United States. They are expected to arrive in Newark, N.J., Saturday evening.

State Dept Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed that Chen and his family left China so he can pursue studies at an American university.

“We are looking forward to his arrival in the United States later today. We also express our appreciation for the manner in which we were able to resolve this matter and to support Mr. Chen’s desire to study in the U.S. and pursue his goals,” Nuland said.

Their departure caps off three weeks of roller coaster diplomacy that reached the very highest levels of Chinese government and the White House.

The human rights activist is best known for his fight against forced abortions and sterilisations under the One Child Policy.

He served a four year prison sentence for what are widely believed to have been trumped up charges before being placed under a brutal, extra-judicial house arrest in his hometown province of Shandong.

Several media outlets, as well as human rights supporters in the U.S., cited late May as a potential departure date if all rules for passport applications were strictly adhered to.

But on Saturday, social media reports surfaced that said Chen had left the hospital. By midday, Chen spoke to the AFP and the Associated Press to say he was at the airport with his family and while he had no details, he believed they would be leaving that day.

His departure is in some ways bittersweet. His supporters by and large agree the only way he will be truly safe is outside China.

But for Chen, and dissidents before him, leaving is a compromise; he may be safer but he is also farther away from his cause.

Daring Escape Attempt

On April 22, Chen made a daring and highly risky escape with the assistance of his wife.

After several days in hiding, after a car chase and near arrest by Beijing authorities, he sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Friday, April 27.

U. S. Officials were then tasked with an unusual request from a known dissident in any country: Chen wanted to remain in China with guarantees of safety and the freedom to continue his work.

Unlike the more straightforward process of securing asylum, U.S. officials embarked on an effort to strike an unprecedented deal with the Chinese that would satisfy all sides.

Soon after Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Beijing to attend a previously scheduled economic conference, the US announced a deal. The plan was for Chen to be released to a local hospital and, after receiving medical treatment, move to Tianjin, a city just outside Beijing where he would be able to pursue his legal studies. According to the US, the Chinese agreed to offer assurances of Chen’s safety as well as investigate the past abuses committed against him.

Chen entered the hospital on Wednesday May 2. But within hours he changed his mind and the deal fell apart.

In numerous interviews over the phone with various media outlets, and in reports published online by his supporters, Chen said that he had misjudged the reality of living freely under Chinese rule.

He said he no longer felt that the safety of him or his family could ever be truly guaranteed. For that reason he wanted to leave China.

That sent U.S. officials into a tense period of re-negotiation while garnering international criticism for mishandling the case.

All the while, Secretary Clinton was in Beijing attending meetings with Chinese officials and participating in negotiations on Chen’s future behind the scenes.

The drama reached a high point when Chen made a public plea to be allowed to fly on Secretary Clinton’s plane when she left China. He also phoned into Washington to offer congressional testimony on his plight.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/chen-guangcheng-chinese-dissident-leaves-us/story?id=16384545#.T7fysEVSQ3M

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Chen Guangcheng was born on November 12th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Guangcheng

November 12th

11 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 27 = his personal year (from November 12th, 2011 to November 11th, 2012) = Taking the initiative and following through.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 5 (May) = 32 = his personal month (from May 12th, 2012 to June 11th, 2012) = Fighting.  Winning.  United States.  America.  Americans.

Six of Wands Tarot card

32 month + 19 (19th of the month on Saturday May 19th, 2012) = 51 = his personal day = Government.  It’s official.  Lawyer.  Obeying the rules.

King of Swords Tarot card

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May 4, 2012         6:39 am

The State Department said Friday that it expects China to quickly provide travel documents to blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, easing a weeklong crisis between Beijing and Washington over the fate of the long-imprisoned lawyer.

Victoria Nuland, the chief State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that China has signaled that it will approve Chen’s application to travel to the United States with his family so that he can accept a temporary fellowship at a university and receive medical treatment.

“The Chinese government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s application for appropriate travel documents. The United States government expects that the Chinese government will expeditiously process his application for these documents, and make accommodations for his current medical condition,” Nuland said in the statement. She said the U.S. government would give “priority attention” to visa requests for Chen and his family.

Chen, held for months under house arrest in his rural hometown, set off an international diplomatic crisis last month by escaping and seeking refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He appeared to accept a U.S.-negotiated deal to remain in China on Wednesday, repudiated it hours later, and then appeared to reverse himself again on Thursday.

He told a congressional panel in a phone call Thursday afternoon that he wanted to travel to the United States for only several months, and then return to China, a compromise that appears to have the blessing of Chinese officials. Yet activists and experts caution that it remains to be seen whether China will follow through on its promises to the United States to allow Chen freedom to pursue his studies and continue his political activism.

Nuland’s statement didn’t say which university Chen planned to work with. But Jerome Cohen, a law school professor at New York University, said Thursday that his school would offer Chen a role if he were able to make it to the United States.

The U.S. statement was another sign of the Obama administration’s eagerness to wrap up an impasse that has strained relations with China at a moment when both countries are coming through political transitions. Many Chinese officials have been upset by what they see as U.S. meddling, and Republicans and human rights advocates have criticized the administration for what they see as its heavy-handed diplomacy.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner wrapped up two days of high-level talks in Beijing on Friday. Though U.S. and Chinese officials made clear in the talks that they weren’t happy with the way the other country was handling the Chen affair, Clinton said afterward that officials had made progress in the economic and strategic discussions.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/chen-guangcheng-china-us-possible-breakthrough.html

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Chen Guangcheng was born on November 12th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Guangcheng

November 12th, 1971

November 12th

11 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 27 = his personal year (from November 12th, 2011 to November 11th, 2012) = Uncharacteristic.  Out of character.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 4 (April) = 31 = his personal month (from April 12th, 2012 to May 11th, 2012) = Controversy.  Struggle.

Five of Wands Tarot card

31 month + 4 (4th of the month on Friday May 4th, 2012) = 35 = his personal day = A real lifesaver.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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