When Life Imitates Art

I recently read a Kindle book (it was free!) called The Ambassador’s Wife. It wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but it was decently entertaining and funny and I enjoyed the fact that it took place in Singapore, a place I’ve never been but would love to visit.

Throughout the course of the novel, an American ambassador is murdered at her post abroad. The United States government investigates ineffectually and tries to cover the whole thing up. Scandalous, right? I can’t ever imagine that happening.

…oh wait, I can. Because that did happen on September 11, 2012. Four Americans were murdered in Libya, one of them an ambassador, and nobody did anything. Nobody even cared. In fact, they voted to re-elect the people whose very negligence made this possible in the first place!

It’s depressing when real life is stranger than fiction. At least in that novel, the murder victims get justice (sort of). In reality, that did not happen.


One thought on “When Life Imitates Art

  1. We’ve got rough and rolicking diplomats in Singapore (yes, and some crazy Russian silver foxes too!), and murder cover-ups that appeared to be conspired at national security level. Fortunately stuff like that hasn’t happened in my circle, so lets hope it stays that way!

    We’d like you to believe that we are free of corruption and crime… but many times we’re just like everyone else. People will be people… and some people are just disgusting.

    Except the sexy Russian silver foxes I used to know.


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