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  • No more 'B.S.!' Look who Trump picks for EU ambassador (Ted Malloch)

    02/05/2017 3:25:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 2-5-17 | WND
    The next U.S. ambassador to the European Union is warning that his boss, President Donald Trump, won’t take any “bull—-” from Brussels. How’s that for start to diplomacy? Ted Malloch, Trump’s pick for the post, shocked BBC presenters Sunday morning with his bluntness, predicting the impending collapse of the EU as President Trump continues to lay down the law. During an interview with Pienaar’s Politics, the economist, WND author and contributor said the time is over for “baby talk and political correctness” of EU elites such as Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and Guy Verhofstadt. The early Brexit backer said Trump...
  • DELINGPOLE: Donald Trump is going to make the European Union history

    01/28/2017 3:34:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Here’s a perfect example – in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth he’d want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean you’re clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • Delingpole: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History

    01/28/2017 2:38:48 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Here’s a perfect example – in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth he’d want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean you’re clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • Nikki Haley to UN members: ‘We’re taking names’

    01/27/2017 11:04:40 AM PST · by blucanary · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    New US Ambassador Nikki Haley strutted into the UN on Friday with a blunt message to American allies: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names.” The former South Carolina governor made the remark to reporters as she arrived at the world body’s headquarters in Manhattan to present her credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • My story is an American story, says Nikki Haley at confirmation hearing

    01/19/2017 8:14:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Agencies
    If confirmed by the US Senate, Haley, 44, would be the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any presidential administration. "My story is an American story", Indian American Nikki Haley said as she shared her experience of growing up in the United States and challenges faced by her family over the years, during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. "I was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of immigrants from Punjab, India. My parents had comfortable lives in India, but they chose to give up those comforts...
  • Trump Fires All Obama Politically Appointed Ambassadors Effective Inauguration Day (You're FIRED!)

    01/05/2017 7:15:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 219 replies
    Gateway ^ | 1-5-2017 | Kristenn Taylor
    President-elect Donald Trump has fired,effective Inauguration Day January 20, every U.S. ambassador politically appointed by President Barack Obama, according to a report published Thursday night by the New York Times. The Times reports the State Department sent out a notice on December 23 informing the ambassadors of Trump’s order. The move sent shock waves through the diplomatic corps as some ambassadors in previous transitions had been given time to leave their post for personal convenience.
  • NYT reporter tweets Trump ready to name Brian Burns as US Ambassador [to Ireland]

    12/30/2016 5:20:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 30, 2016 09:22 AM | Niall O’Dowd
    Brian Burns, a son of Joe Kennedy’s closest political advisor and a leading Irish American philanthropist, will be Donald Trump’s choice as Ambassador to Ireland, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman has tweeted. Burns’ name was first reported by IrishCentral as the likely choice earlier this month. Burns and his wife Eileen have close personal ties to Trump and were at Mar-a-lago, in Palm Beach, FL, for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. They were early supporters of the billionaire, who counts them as close friends. […] The 80-year-old Burns is a nationally regarded businessman, attorney and philanthropist. He is the chairman...
  • BREAKING: Putin Goes to War… Tells Terrorists, You’re About “to Feel It”

    12/19/2016 4:41:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 243 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Ben Marquis
    “A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others,” Putin declared. “There can only be one response – stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.” While praising slain Ambassador Andrei Karlov, Putin also revealed that he is sending investigators to Turkey to work hand-in-hand with Turkish officials, proclaiming, “We must know who directed the killer’s hand,” according to Newsmax.
  • Russian ambassador to Turkey dead after being shot in 'assassination attempt in revenge for Aleppo'

    12/19/2016 9:15:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 256 replies
    Mirror ^ | Updated17:02, 19 DEC 2016 | Chris kitching
    Russia's ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo. The gunman reportedly said in Turkish "We die in Aleppo, you die here" before opening fire and injuring Ambassador Andrei Karlov.
  • Andrey Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey is shot and killed by Turkish police officer

    12/19/2016 10:43:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Video of the moment Russian ambassador was shot in Ankara. feed source was on Twitter.
  • Trump Chooses Hard-Liner as Ambassador to Israel

    President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli far right, as his nominee for ambassador to Israel, elevating a campaign adviser who has questioned the need for a two-state solution and has likened left-leaning Jews in America to the Jews who aided the Nazis in the Holocaust.
  • Trump taps Israel advisor as next ambassador to Israel

    12/15/2016 5:04:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 50 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 16/12/16 | Elad Benari
    President-elect to nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman: I look forward to serving from Jerusalem. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, the transition team said in a statement on Thursday, according to Reuters. Friedman served as Trump’s advisor on Israel affairs during the election campaign. "(Friedman) has been a long-time friend and trusted advisor to me. His strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission and be a tremendous asset to our country as we strengthen the ties with our allies and strive for...
  • Trump Picks Iowa Governor Branstad As US Ambassador To China, Beijing Calls Him "Old Friend"

    12/07/2016 9:00:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/07/2016
    As reported in Frontrunning, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing after rattling the world's second-largest economy by speaking to Taiwan's president. Earlier in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang called Branstad an "old friend" of China when asked about a report on the appointment, although he added Beijing would work with any U.S. ambassador.The appointment of Branstad will likely ease trade tensions between the two countries, the world's two biggest agricultural producers, diplomats and trade experts said according to Reuters. It also suggests...
  • Britain to Trump: 'No vacancy' for Nigel Farage as ambassador to the USA

    11/22/2016 10:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/22/2016 | By Guy Faulconbridge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that "many people" would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!" Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May, who congratulated Trump...
  • Trump: Farage Would do ‘Great Job’ As UK Ambassador to USA

    11/22/2016 6:29:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has ostensibly thrown his support behind the idea of UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becoming the British Ambassador to the United States in a tweet issued late on Monday night. The next president of the United States issued the statement, unprompted, via his Twitter feed, stating that the idea was popular amongst “many people” in a move that is sure to set the British political establishment into a further tailspin. Writing at 9:22pm on Monday night, the President-elect said: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the...
  • Mike Huckabee will be ambassador to Israel, move embassy to Jerusalem [false rumor?]

    11/18/2016 12:17:19 PM PST · by dead · 129 replies
    Mike Huckabee is headed back to the Holy Land. The two-time White House hopeful, former Fox New Channel weekend host and former governor of Arkansas will be America's next ambassador to Israel, a presidential transition official confirmed to DailyMail.com on Friday. He is scheduled to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump Friday at 2:00 p.m. Huckabee, an ordained Baptist preacher and electric bass player, will become the tip of Trump's spear as he seeks to shake up U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East, beginning with relocating America's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 'That's going to happen,' the...
  • French ambassador to the US: "world is collapsing" as Donald Trump looks to become President

    11/09/2016 3:28:10 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 22 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/09/2016 | Anthony Bond
    Gerard Araud, who is the serving [French] ambassador [to the US], tweeting his astonishing remarks as forecasters predict the Republican billionaire will defeat Hillary Clinton. The 63-year-old said: "After Brexit and this election, everything is now possible. A world is collapsing before our eyes. Dizziness." (Après Brexit et cette élection, tout est désormais possible. Un monde s'effondre devant nos yeux. Un vertige.)
  • Phony Ambassador Running Obama’s Anti-Islamic State Diplomacy

    09/30/2015 11:28:37 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2015 12:00 pm | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration official most likely in line to become the next U.S. envoy to the Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) has falsely presented himself as an official U.S. ambassador by the administration for the last five months, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Brett McGurk, a deputy special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition who serves under General John Allen, was temporarily appointed by the administration as an ambassador on Oct. 18, 2014. He was conferred this rank through a little-known legal loophole that allows the administration to...
  • Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

    08/17/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 5:14 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity. World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan cited Bloomberg’s longtime support for its efforts to control smoking and tobacco use, improve road safety and prevent drowning in announcing Wednesday that he will be the agency’s Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Diseases. She said Bloomberg will help mobilize national and local political leaders, donors and the private sector to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases...
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insults US ambassador (Calls him "gay son of a bitch"

    08/11/2016 4:27:08 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 August 2016 | Duan McKirdy
    (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called the US ambassador to his country a "gay son of a bitch" in a speech, prompting US diplomats to raise the issue with their Filipino counterparts in Washington. Recounting Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to the country, Duterte, speaking Tagalog, said that he was feuding with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg. "I was with (incoming defense chief General) Delfin Lorenzana. We talked to Kerry, he was actually OK because I had a fight with his ambassador. I told him: 'your ambassador is a gay son of a bitch.'"
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 152 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Is Ambassador Chris Stevens DEAD because Hillary's unsecure server was hacked?

    07/07/2016 11:03:11 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 31 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | July 7, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Was the Ambassador's location and mission in Benghazi compromised because the bad guys hacked Hillary's server? I think Comey knows more than he is willing to disclose. Did a video cause the attack in Benghazi? No. THAT WAS A BLATANT LIE. It's far more likely Hillary's server getting hacked is the reason for the attack in Benghazi. Emails leading up to Benghazi are MISSING and were deleted from Hillary's server. That is a FACT. Hillary is covering her tracks and the FBI knows it.
  • New Benghazi Email Explaining How “Movie Protest” Talking Points Came About Released; Most Redacted

    05/06/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/14 | Aurelius
    While much of last week's news was about the smoking gun that linked the White House to the false talking points about the attack in Benghazi, another email that would have shed light on how those talking points came about was nearly completely redacted by the government. The email has as its subject, "SBU/CLOSEHOLD: 0800 SVTS on Movie Protests/Violence." SBU stands for "Sensitive But Unclassified" and SVTS most likely refers to "Secure Video Teleconference System." Ironically, though labeled unclassified, nearly the entirety of the email was redacted before it was given to Judicial Watch. It was written by Eric Pelofsky,...
  • EU ambassador quits after telling Turks to be more like Germans

    06/14/2016 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06/14/2016 09:35 | James Crisp
    The European Union’s ambassador to Turkey has quit after criticizing the Turks for their handling of a deal to tackle the refugee crisis, and telling them they should be more like Germans. Under the terms of the controversial pact, Turkey gets cash and visa-free travel to the EU in return for taking back migrants illegally crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Turkey also wants discussions on it joining the EU to be restarted as the price for its help. The European Commission has set 72 conditions that Turkey must meet to get visa-free travel. But negotiations have stalled over the EU’s...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Rejects Obama’s Middle East Policy Claims Made in ‘Atlantic’

    03/10/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    algemeinr journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Ruthie Blum
    President Barack Obama’s recent claim about the real meaning of his 2009 Cairo speech “is patently unsubstantiated by the text,” former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Algemeiner on Thursday. Oren, today a member of Knesset with the centrist Kulanu party, was responding to statements Obama made in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the just-released April edition of The Atlantic. “My argument was this,” Obama told Goldberg, “Let’s all stop pretending that the cause of the Middle East’s problems is Israel… We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I...
  • Ted Cruz suggests Phil Robertson for U.N. ambassador

    02/19/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2016 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an unusual suggestion for U.N. ambassador at a rally on Friday: "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. "How much would you pay to see the Russian ambassador's face when Phil says, 'What is wrong with you people?'" Cruz joked to an applauding crowd in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Fired ambassador: I used State’s e-mail for official business

    03/06/2015 4:35:53 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 6,2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    So the issue with Gration at State wasn’t that he used private e-mail services for official business, or at least that’s Gration’s recollection of it. In fact, Gration had no problem using the “OpenNet” system, but State wouldn’t allow him to use his official devices to go outside of it. There is also one other key difference between Gration and Hillary, emphasis mine: “It is false that I ignored State Department instructions and willfully disregarded State Department regulations concerning the use of commercial email for official government business. I used the OpenNet for much of my official business as I...
  • You have ONE question for Hillary tomorrow.. What would it be? Here's mine:

    10/21/2015 10:05:50 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 73 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    If you could ask Hillary ONE question tomorrow during the hearing, what would it be? Give some background first if you wish. Here's mine: "Why did you reduce Ambassador Stevens' security just prior to the most dangerous day of the year for Americans overseas, which is that of 9/11?"
  • REPORT ACCUSES HILLARY ADVISER WHO RAN INTEL SERVICE OF ILLEGALLY LOBBYING FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN ALLY

    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Blumenthal “passed along a note...
  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Netanyahu is Refusing to Discuss the Day After Iran Deal

    08/10/2015 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    jp updates ^ | 8/10/15 | Eliyahu Berkowitz
    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro took it Monday to the airwaves, in interviews to Israel’s Army Radio and Reshet Bet, suggesting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should try a different approach than simply objecting to President Obama’s deal with Iran. According to Shaprio, Netanyahu should accept the deal as a fait accompli and begin planning for the day after. Such measures would includes discussions over strengthening security relations to cope with Hezbollah’s rearming and defense measure that would protect Israel from Iranian missile threats. “So far, the prime minister is not prepared to hold talks,” he told Army Radio....
  • 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Official Trailer

    07/28/2015 8:37:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    Thirteenhoursmovie ^ | 7/28/2015 | Michael Bay
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an upcoming American action thriller film produced and directed by Michael Bay and written by Chuck Hogan, based on the 2013 book 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff. It is the true story of the six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, after the attack of Islamist militants on September 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks. The film stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma. Filming began on...
  • Ambassador reveals how Obama undermined Israel

    06/21/2015 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/21/15 | Larry Getlen
    On Nov. 8, 2011, President Obama met with then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Cannes after what had been a particularly rough week for US-Israeli relations. Modal Trigger The week prior, the UN agency UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state. Congress responded by cutting off UNESCO’s funding, a move the Obama administration direly opposed. Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s US ambassador from 2009 to 2013, said the president, having opposed Palestine’s admission to the agency, “thought he had done enough . . . and did not need to punish them further.” President Obama responded to Congress’ act by admonishing Israel for...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador: Obama Has a Problem–with America

    06/17/2015 5:33:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    More alarming for me still were Obama’s attitudes towards America. Vainly, I scoured Dreams from My Father for some expression of reverence, even respect, for the country its author would someday lead. Instead, the book criticizes Americans for their capitalism and consumer culture, for despoiling their environment and maintaining antiquated power structures. Traveling abroad, they exhibited “ignorance and arrogance”–the very shortcomings the president’s critics assigned to him.
  • Rubio: I’ll block confirmation of any ambassador to Cuba without key concessions from Castros

    06/01/2015 7:32:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    And that means that Marco Rubio will block any nominee for the position. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, who is coming home after breaking his leg while bicycling, Rubio pledges not just to oppose any nominee but “to block the Administration’s efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an Ambassador to Havana” until Barack Obama and Kerry work to wring concessions from the Castros. In particular, Rubio wants American fugitives extradited to face long-delayed justice in the US: Secondly, I urge you to make central to the current talks the repatriation of known...
  • Pope Francis meets with gay French ambassador nominee

    04/24/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | April 24, 2015 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Credit: Daniel Ibåñez/CNA. Vatican City, Apr 24, 2015 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis met April 17 with Laurent Stefanini, the openly gay foreign service officer named by France to be ambassador to the Vatican. News of the private audience, which was kept strictly confidential, was reported April 22 by the French magazine Le Canard Enchainé, although the magazine said that the meeting took place April 18. A source from the Vatican Secretariat of State told CNA that the meeting actually took place in the late evening of April 17, and confirmed that it...
  • An Important Clarification on the Proposed French Ambassador to the Vatican

    04/16/2015 11:33:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 4/15/15 | Steve Skojec
    Stories were blowing up the Internet last week saying that France was sending Laurent Stefanini — an “openly gay” ambassador — to the Vatican. More turmoil and surprise when the Vatican refused his appointment. We didn’t cover the story, though we did link to it in this piece. Only something is not right: The first interesting point is that Stefanini, before the press took hold of this affair, was not publicly known as a homosexual: reliable sources say he never touched the subject. He is 54, unmarried, without children; he also has no known companion. He is not known ever...
  • It looks like he “judged” after all! (Pope Francis ‘refuses’ gay French ambassador)

    04/10/2015 2:34:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 10, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The MSM took what the Pope said on the airplane (about a homosexual who is trying to live a holy life), that is, “Who am I to judge?” and ran with only half the story, giving the impression that Pope Francis approved of some way of homosexual acts.Wrong.  HEREThis Pope is not a liberal when it comes to doctrine.  He doesn’t think that homosexual sex is okay.I have been saying for a couple years now that when liberals figure that out, they will turn on Francis.I read this today at the Telegraph: Pope Francis ‘refuses’ gay French ambassadorPope Francis’ reputation...
  • White House to Netanyahu: You created the crisis, you fix it (Zero wants Israeli Ambassador fired)

    03/04/2015 6:09:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | 1:20 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Though the administration won't say so directly, U.S. officials hint replacing Ambassador Ron Dermer is key to mending ties. Senior U.S. officials made clear after the speech that the White House sees Netanyahu as the one who created the current crisis, and so if he is reelected, the responsibility for repairing the breach will be his. “We are not the ones who created this crisis,” said a senior administration official. “President Obama has another two years in office and we wish to go back to a reality where you can work together despite the differences. The prime minister of Israel...
  • Ambassador To Belgium-Top Obama Bundler & Palin Basher “Solicited Prostitutes, Including Minors”…

    06/12/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    U.S. Ambassador To Belgium Howard Gutman, who was a top Obama campaign bundler, reportedly “solicited prostitutes, including minors.” Gutman was also a Palin-basher who challenged her parenting skills. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The New York Post reported, via Weasel Zippers: A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agency’s inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton’s chief of staff,...
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    01/31/2015 9:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 9:59 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family’s best interests. …
  • Andrea Mitchell To French Ambassador: Why Are ‘Provocative’ Anti-Muslim Cartoons Permitted?

    01/13/2015 4:18:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/12/15 | Alex Griswold
    The host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” asked French ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud why “provocative” anti-Muslim cartoons were permissible in France, when they had taken steps to ban Holocaust denial. “So why is it permissible to be as provocative as these anti-Muslim cartoons were?” she asked, before ominously adding, “This is a debate we’re having in the United States as well, you know.”
  • Cringe-worthy Obama nominee withdraws [For Ambassador to Norway]

    12/16/2014 1:37:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I confess that I halfway looked forward to George Tsunis being confirmed as ambassador to Norway.  He could have made for a highly amusing storyline on Season 3 of Lilyhammer, the hilarious Netflix Original series that satirizes political correctness in Norway and the clash of cultures between American Mafiosi and Scandinavian self-righteous niceness.  But when Harry Reid failed to shove him through Senate confirmation in the back-door deal last weekend, the handwriting was on the wall for the spectacularly unqualified nominee.  No way would a GOP majority next year confirm such an ignorant putz. David Matosko of the U.K....
  • NBC Reporter to Rick Perry: "Are You Smart Enough To Be President?" (vid)

    12/11/2014 10:27:47 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 71 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 11, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    KASIE HUNT, MSNBC: And are you smart enough to be president of the United States?"
  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if he’s “smart enough to be president”

    12/11/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure we’re all relieved to know that after the many media debacles in the last few election cycles, the cable news denizens have learned their lesson. This time around things are going to be different. Candidates will be treated fairly, with an opportunity to make their case before the American people while being subjected to rigorous examination of their actual record and their stated positions on the issues.Naw, I’m just kidding. Nothing has actually changed at all. And to lead off the two year parade of embarrassing media moments, MSNBC featured an interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • Blame Reid's 'nuclear option' for unqualified ambassadors

    12/05/2014 7:56:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-4-14 | Editorial
    If you're looking for a good laugh this week, you probably can't do better than Tuesday's White House press conference. Reporters asked spokesman Josh Earnest about the confirmation of two Obama-appointed ambassadors whose confirmation was only possible because Democrats manipulated Senate rules earlier this year to make it easier to approve executive-branch nominees. By the narrowest of margins, two people completely unqualified to represent U.S. interests abroad were confirmed to serve in relatively important countries they know nothing about. Colleen Bell, the new U.S. ambassador to Hungary, is a former soap opera producer who couldn't name a single strategic interest...
  • WH Can't Explain Why Soap Opera Producer Just Became Ambassador to Hungary

    12/02/2014 4:47:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-2-14 | Daniel Halper
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest was unable to provide a cogent explanation for why Colleen Bell, a former soap opera producer, just became the U.S. ambassador to Hungary: "Josh, I wanted to ask you about something else that happened today in the Senate," said ABC's Jon Karl in today's White House press briefing. "You had some of your ambassadors confirmed after a long, long process. One of those is Colleen Bell, confirmed as ambassador to Hungary. If you can remind me, what are Colleen Bell's qualifications for ambassador? Was it that she was a soap opera producer, is it that...
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • US ambassador to Iraq: White House was warned early on about ISIS, “did almost nothing” [VIDEO]

    10/29/2014 8:41:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the rise of ISIS and the collapse of the Iraqi army really catch the Obama administration by surprise, as the White House tried to argue over the summer? Subsequent research has already shown that senior intelligence and military officials warned Congress about both as early as February, but now the man who served as Barack Obama’s ambassador to Iraq says that the administration knew what was happening — and did “almost nothing” to stop it. James Jeffrey represented the US in Baghdad from 2010-12 and oversaw the withdrawal of American troops, and told PBS’ Frontline that the White...
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The White House says Azita Raji is Obama’s pick for the job. She’s a former investment banker who served as national vice-chair of finance for Obama’s 2012 campaign. She helped raise more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign as a “bundler” in 2012. …