TRIPOLI, Libya (WMR) -- In a gesture aimed to
improve re-established diplomatic relations between Libya and the United
States, the Libyan government of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi offered to the Obama
administration the seaside royal palace of the former King, Idris al-Senussi,
as the site for the new U.S. embassy in Tripoli.
However, the U.S. State Department, under Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, turned down the offer without batting an eyelash. Clinton is
maintaining the State Department�s policy of only building fortress-like
structures to serve as American embassies around the world. This policy has
enriched U.S. building contractors, as well as security companies that provide
millions in redundant security systems for new U.S. embassies.
WMR learned from a Libyan government source that the U.S.
rejection of the Libyan offer of the palace was a belief by the Americans that
the embassy could be riddled with listening devices. The U.S. fear is mired in
the Cold War when the new U.S. embassy in Moscow was discovered to have been
built by Soviet contractors with bugging devices hidden in the concrete.
If the new U.S. embassies in Baghdad, Kabul, and Islamabad
are any indication, the new U.S. embassy in Tripoli will be yet another white
elephant built courtesy of the American taxpayers.
published in the Wayne
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