Skip to comments.State Department Lawyers Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’ Against Christians
Posted on 07/25/2017 7:27:45 AM PDT by george76
State Department Lawyers Removing References to ISIS Genocide Against Christians, Other Religious Minorities.. full title.
Obama holdovers in State Department's legal office are responsible, critics say.
The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies.
Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support.
These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's Christian and other minority religious populations from key U.S. aid programs remain in place, the activists said.
Richard Visek, who was appointed by President Obama as head the State Department's Office of Legal Adviser in October 2016, is behind the decision to remove the word "genocide" from official documents, according to Nina Shea, an international human rights lawyer who directs the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom.
"I don't think for a minute it's a bureaucratic decisionit's ideological," said Shea
ISIS murders and kidnappings have decimated the Christian population in Iraq, which numbered between 800,000 and 1.4 million in 2002, reducing it to fewer than 250,000 now. Without action, activists and charities say, Christians could disappear completely from Iraq in the near future.
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“We’ve always been at war with Eastasia, Winston.”......................
Drill some more holes in the swamp. Get that thing drained already.
And these State Department lawyers can do just anything they want?
I agree with you that Rex Tillerson as SoS and head of State is responsible for the terrible text in the annual report on Israel (among others) that was released recently. However, read this thread and see what damage Zero hold-overs can wreck.
The first thing to do is get rid of the lawyers...
Someone has already advanced that thought, IIRC.
IOW, Obozo wanted them all to die...........................
Christians are the bugaboo for secularist for a long time now even though we won’t hack anyone’s head off. In fact for some the effort to dechristianize society means importing Muslims ... who will eventually take to lopping off heads.
Barry is a good Muslim, so....
I’m beginning to think that everyone approved by the senate cut a deal and agreed to be swamp plugs.
According to Nina Shea, an international human rights lawyer, the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom director: "I don't think for a minute it's a bureaucratic decisionit's ideological," said Shea.
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TALKING POINTS---Visek's misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamist organizations means he should be dumped....subito.
Same letters should’ve gone out, from
AG Sessions, day one.
Thanks for the ping.
Now, that is a letter for my archive:
Perhaps, this is a trifecta.
Add to the “Election’s Have NO Consequences” pile.
We have seen the enemy . . .
William Sessions. Not Beauregard.
Are we sure the State Dept. lawyers action isn’t intended to protect Obama, Clinton, McCain and everyone else involved in the ISIS creation from sharing in the war crimes responsibility?
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