Party On

In a responsible fashion, of course.

KELLY: Libya security cut while Vienna embassy gained Chevy Volts

Examining the State Department’s misplaced green priorities

In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.

The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”

Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.

In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.”

The Libyan Ambassador’s block party was quite different in both color AND tenor.

3 Responses to “Party On”

  1. Dino Spumoni says:

    Pssh. Chevy Volts are ORDNANCE, don’tcha know.

  2. JeffS says:

    I hear a fiddle playing somewhere….

  3. aelfheld says:


    . . . while the Volt burns.

Image | WordPress Themes