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  • U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Slams American Fight Against Terror During July 4th Celebration

    U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass criticized the American fight against terrorism during a July Fourth celebration hosted by the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, claiming that an "overly broad" definition of terrorism has hampered U.S. efforts to combat extremists and eroded international confidence in America. Bass, a career foreign service officer who was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2014, urged Turkey to "avoid making the mistakes the U.S. made" in its fight against radical terrorists, telling those in attendance at an Independence Day reception "that rushing to justice or making an overly broad definition of terrorism can erode...
  • Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8..

    07/11/2017 4:40:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 97 replies
    gateway pundt ^ | 7/11/17 | jim hoft
    """Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8 Days After Trump Jr. Mtg."""" More information leaked out today on Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya told NBC News on Monday she was not with the Kremlin as was reported by The New York Times. She confirmed her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. was about Russian adoptions in the US. The law firm where Veselnitskaya is listed as managing partner, Kamerton Consulting, is based in a Moscow suburb and does not even have a website. A staff member at Kamerton told The Associated Press Veselnitskaya...
  • U.S. Ambassador, Obama Holdover, Signals Disdain for Representing Trump

    05/21/2017 6:20:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/17 | Kredo
    The U.S. ambassador to Qatar, an Obama administration holdover whose family donated hundreds of thousands to the Obama campaign, signaled her distaste for working under President Donald Trump, raising questions about her commitment to the new administration. Dana Shell Smith, the U.S. ambassador for Qatar who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, took to Twitter last week to express her frustration at Trump's administration, which has been battling negative headlines over a plethora of foreign and domestic issues. "The problem is that the Obama administration left holdovers all over the government, so you get rid of one Obama loyalist...
  • US Ambassador To Qatar Takes Swipe At Trump

    05/10/2017 6:28:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Ambassador to Qatar took a direct swipe at President Trump, seemingly over his firing of FBI Director James Comey. “Increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions,” Dana Shell Smith wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. Trump had fired Comey just hours earlier.(TWEET-AT-LINK) Smith, a career diplomat, was nominated to the ambassadorship in 2014 and confirmed the same year. Federal Election Commission records show she donated $1,000 on eight separate occasions to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She also recently expressed support for former Acting Attorney General...
  • New US Ambassador to Live in Jerusalem, Palestinians Furious

    01/22/2017 7:47:38 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 35 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Israel Today Staff
    The new US Ambassador to Israel under President Donald Trump will reside and work in Jerusalem, even if the embassy is still officially in Tel Aviv. David Friedman is yet to receive Senate approval for his new posting, but has already confirmed that he’ll spend most of his time in Israel’s real capital.
  • Trump Considering Openly Gay Man to Cabinet Post

    11/15/2016 6:54:05 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/15/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Sources close to Trump’s White House transition process have revealed that the president-elect is seriously considering Richard Grenell to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If selected, Grenell would enter the position with plentiful experience under his belt. He was the longest serving U.S. spokesman to the United Nations under the George W. Bush administration. Grenell also served as Mitt Romney’s foreign policy adviser during the 2012 election. Grenell is also openly gay. If chosen, Grenell would be the first openly-gay individual to serve a Cabinet-level foreign policy post – making his appointment historical. His candidacy alone showcases Trump's...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 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...
  • Meet the guy who convinced Russia to side with the North during the Civil War

    10/17/2015 1:46:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Oct 16, 2015 9:04:57 am | Blake Stilwell
    It’s hard to determine which is more surprising: the British aching to send troops and materiel to aid the Confederacy during the Civil War or that the first “Special Relationship” was between the U.S. and Russia against the British. Both of these facts are true and for the latter negating the former, we can thank one Cassius Marcellus Clay. Clay was more than just a namesake for the greatest boxer of all time. He was also a politician, representative, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War, abolitionist, and ambassador with a pedigree in badassery. This man once frightened an...
  • Egypt summons U.S. ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood (US support of...)

    06/09/2015 2:59:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/8/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    Egypt summoned the U.S. ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. officials did not intend to meet the group although they had met some Brotherhood figures that came to Washington in January. The tensions reflect a clash between U.S. diplomats' desire to deal with the whole political spectrum in Egypt and a fear of alienating Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who, as army chief, toppled a Muslim Brotherhood-led government in 2013. The...
  • Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

    04/19/2015 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2015 | By Wiktor Szary
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. A foreign ministry spokesman said on his Twitter account that the U.S. ambassador would be summoned to the ministry over the article, and that Poland would demand an apology. Comey said...
  • BOOM: It Took Just 3 Minutes For Trey Gowdy to Leave the Media in Stunned Silence [VIDEO]

    03/09/2015 5:59:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies
    As we near the glorious day when Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., calls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi for a grilling session that she’ll never be able to prepare enough for, we’re reminded of when Gowdy left a room full of journalists stunned and speechless — an impressive feat. In a typical Washington, D.C., press conference, a couple dozen journalists and media types crowd into a small room and fire off a barrage of questions toward the person at the podium — but that’s not how it works when Gowdy’s behind the wheel. Gowdy...
  • Who is Mark Lippert - The man so close to Obama? (now ambassador, slashed in Korea)

    03/05/2015 1:31:49 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Truth On Target ^ | October 17, 2008 | Kerry Picket
    Who really is Mark W. Lippert? OBAMA used Senate Office to influence Kenyan Presidential Elections...
  • U.S. Envoy to Seoul Lippert Injured in Attack by Armed Assailant

    03/04/2015 3:18:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 71 replies
    Yonhap ^ | (Thursday), March 5, 2015
    U.S. envoy to Seoul Mark Lippert was seriously injured Thursday morning after being attacked by an armed assailant, official sources said. The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place. Lippert, bleeding heavily, was rushed to a nearby hospital, the sources said, adding that the suspect was immediately arrested although his or her identity is still not known.Image source
  • 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,...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan suspected of laundering $1.5million

    09/08/2014 5:42:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    [The Daily] Mail Online ^ | September 8, 2014 | Associated Press
    A former ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan was being investigated by U.S. authorities for suspected money laundering through his wife's bank account. The suspicions center on Zalmay Khalilzad's alleged transfer of $1.5 million in May 2013 to an account in Vienna owned by Cheryl Benard.
  • A Blogger Found Secret U.S. Justice Department Documents in a Dumpster in Austria

    09/09/2014 4:18:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 9-9-14 | Kaveh Waddell
    A former U.S. ambassador is being investigated for laundering, according to papers found in a garbage container in Vienna. Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, is being investigated for money laundering, and several of his wife's bank accounts have been frozen in connection with the probe. The Justice Department investigation only became public on Sunday, when a blogger found relevant documents in a garbage container used by a state prosecutor's office in Vienna and posted them online. A day later, Austrian magazine Profil reported on the case.
  • Ambassadorships: Qualified Applicants Need Not Apply?

    03/22/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    “I’m no real expert on China.” Sobering words to hear from the man nominated by President Obama … to be U.S. ambassador to China. But that’s what Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said during his confirmation hearing in January when asked some detailed questions about U.S.-China policy. At least Baucus had actually been to China. Not all of President Obama’s nominees for ambassadorships can say that. Consider this exchange between Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Noah Mamet, during the latter’s confirmation hearing to be U.S. ambassador to Argentina: Rubio: “Mr. Mamet, have you been to Argentina?” Mamet: “Senator, I haven’t...
  • Reset: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul Announces Resignation

    02/04/2014 7:47:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 4, 2014 - 10:06 am | Kim Zigfeld
    In November of 2013, Russian media reported that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul would soon resign; McFaul emphatically denied he was going anywhere. Yet today, he announced his resignation. Izvestia and Gazeta.ru reported the news back in November. […] McFaul is the chief architect of Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia, a policy that diagnosed Vladimir Putin not as a dangerous foe of the U.S. but as a misunderstood statesman who had been alienated by Republican policies inspired by Ronald Reagan. In practice, “reset” was McFaul’s euphemism for appeasement. The results of this policy were completely predictable: sensing weakness, Putin...
  • Obama’s Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway

    01/26/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Norwegians are not happy about the next U.S. ambassador to their country—and for good reason; he’s a top Obama bundler that knows absolutely nothing about Norway, a country he admitted he's never even visited. Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition. "You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce...