When they want to keep a secret they can and do.
When they want to tarnish the image of America they can and do.
Columbia+secret service is the topic of the day and number one on Google has a picture of sexy high heels next to a story by AirForceTimes.com.
There is this comment about the agents “violating their curfew”. From my expat experience this is entirely relevant. One can not nor should not allow regular Americans into foreign countries without cross cultural training. This is why the military seeks to maintain discipline. I can appreciate that massive problem of being in charge of a bunch of 18 to 24 year olds stationed in a supposedly sovereign country. My theme however. To what extent is “our” military merely globo-corp’s gofer bitch. Iran/North Korea/Venezuela/Cuba not want a McDonalds, a CVS, Verizon 4G cellphone coverage areas built by slaves in FoxCon sweatshops your 401ks built.
Home of the fee and land of the slave. I saw it as a comment in my lists.