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  • The Strange Finances of Biden’s Terror Ambassador

    06/17/2024 6:01:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 17, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    How does a government employee come into $61 million in twelve bank accounts? When Israel took out a top Hamas terrorist, Hady Amr warned that “every Israeli” would pay. And that America would too.That was less than a year after 9/11. By Oct 7, when Hamas launched its murderous ethnic cleansing assault, Amr had become Biden’s Special Envoy to the ‘Palestinians’.Formerly employed by a Qatari front group, a state sponsor of Hamas, Amr, a Muslim immigrant who grew up in Saudi Arabia, had advocated for a deal with Hamas.“I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada,” Amr wrote, making no secret...
  • Biden administration gave Cuban officials a full tour of Miami airport's security system

    05/22/2024 11:05:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 May, 2024 | Monica Showalter
    Who the heck made this bad decision? And how does it differ from something an embedded Cuban operative in the U.S. might do? After the arrest of Ambassador Manuel Rochas on espionage charges for Cuba, a logical question was whether there were one, two, many, Manuel Rochases (and Kendall Myerses) over at the State Department? What else can one conclude with whoever it was at State who made a decision like this? According to the Washington Times: Homeland Security gave a delegation from Cuba a look behind the curtain at airport operations at Miami International Airport, in a move critics...
  • University of Vermont Bows to Pro-Palestinian ‘Encampment,’ Cancels Black UN Ambassador

    05/04/2024 10:49:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/04/2024
    The University of Vermont has capitulated to a demand by the campus anti-Israel “encampment,” canceling a commencement address by UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a black female diplomatic pioneer. The “encampment” is one of dozens across campuses in the U.S., demanding the destruction of Israel and making other antisemitic demands. According to local NBC affiliate WPTZ: Thomas-Greenfield is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. UVM student protesters had listed the cancellation of her commencement speech as one of their key demands. She has overseen three votes for a cease-fire to war efforts in the Middle East, and has vetoed the...
  • US ambassador 'developed poor relationships' with Singapore ministries, threatened embassy staff

    03/02/2024 2:34:48 AM PST · by khoree · 16 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | Mar 02, 2024 | ChannelNewsAsia
    SINGAPORE: A report by the US State Department's internal watchdog has revealed several shortcomings by the US ambassador to Singapore, including unauthorised spending and ineffective dealings with the Singapore government. The audit by the Office of Inspector General found the Ambassador Jonathan Kaplan did not "model integrity, plan strategically, collaborate, or communicate" and recommended a review of his conduct and performance. Advertisement The report, dated February 2024 and released on Friday (Mar 1), also uncovered morale issues at the US embassy in Singapore, many of which the report directly attributed to Mr Kaplan. Embassy staff cited by the report described...
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson Meets with Joe Biden’s U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Raising Eyebrows

    11/03/2023 11:52:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/03/2023 | KRISTINA WONG
    New House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) raised eyebrows Friday after U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink posted a photo announcing that she met with the Speaker to discuss Ukraine aid. “An honor to meet @SpeakerJohnson to discuss the importance of enabling Ukraine to stop Russian aggression in Europe,” Brink posted Friday morning in English and Ukrainian. An honor to meet @SpeakerJohnson to discuss the importance of enabling Ukraine to stop Russian aggression in Europe. — Ambassador Bridget A. Brink (@USAmbKyiv) November 3, 2023 The post generated surprise from journalists as well as across the political spectrum.
  • CNN’s Tapper to Israeli Ambassador: ‘How Can You Hold All 2.3 Million Palestinians In Gaza Responsible’ For Hamas?

    10/14/2023 7:35:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2023 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “The Lead,” anchor Jake Tapper asked Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan if his country could “hold all 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza responsible” for the Hamas terror attacks in Israel by bombing Gaza. Erdan said, “Sadly, it’s very sad, because I really feel sorry for the suffering of the people of Gaza. But we should all remember, they elected Hamas 18 years ago. Hamas is the only one responsible for everything that is happening there. Hamas embedded its terrorist infrastructure within the civilian population under public facilities and there’s no other way to eradicate...
  • Ukraine Fires Top Ambassador After He Criticized Zelensky in Public

    07/21/2023 4:49:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Ukraine’s ambassador to London appeared to side with the British government when it said Zelensky would be wise to start showing more gratitude to the Western nations showering the country with tens of billions of equipment and cash, a move that has cost him his position. One of Ukraine’s top ambassadors, Vadym Prystaiko — the point man for communication with one of the country’s most supportive allies in its defensive war against Russia — has been fired, just days after he said President Zelensky’s “sarcasm” towards his Western underwriters wasn’t “healthy”.
  • NEW: US Ambassador to China's Email Account Hacked by China as Part of 'Targeted Intelligence-Gathering Campaign'

    07/20/2023 8:44:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/20/2023 | Becca Lower
    The email account of the U.S. ambassador to China was hacked by Chinese hackers on a mission to attack several American and global targets in recent weeks, including another account at the State Department, according to reports.China-based hackers breached the email account of US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns as part of a recent targeted intelligence-gathering campaign, three US officials familiar with the matter told CNN.The hackers also accessed the email account of Daniel Kritenbrink, the assistant secretary of State for East Asia, who recently traveled with Secretary of State Antony Blinken to China, the people said.The State Department did...
  • Joe Biden nominates Charlie Crist for UN Ambassador role

    06/08/2023 4:13:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 14 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 7 June 2023 | Jesse Schnecker
    President Joe Biden is nominating former Congressman and Florida’s 44th Governor, Charlie Crist, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Crist would serve as America’s representative on the ICAO Council, a 36-member body composed of electees from the ICAO’s 193 member states. He’d replace famed pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, whose “miracle” landing on the Hudson River in 2009 was dramatized in a feature film seven years later. Sullenberger has served as ICAO ambassador since December 2021. [Snip] In November 2021, the U.S. set a goal of...
  • US ambassador forced to shelter as fighting breaks out in Sudan's capital

    04/15/2023 3:58:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 15, 2023
    The US ambassador to Sudan has been forced to take shelter after sustained fighting broke out in the capital Khartoum, as tension between the military and powerful paramilitary forces escalates. John Godfrey said he and embassy staff were sheltering in place as heavy firing was heard in a number of areas. The Rapid Support Forces militia claimed they had seized Khartoum airport and the presidential palace, as well as an airport and air base in the northern city of Marawi. It accused the army of attacking its forces at one of its bases, while the Sudanese Army said the fighting...
  • Japan’s prime minister rejected China’s ambassador in an audience ahead of the diplomat’s return to his homeland KXan 36 Daily News

    03/25/2023 5:39:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    eprimefeed ^ | March 26, 2023 | Hansen Taylor
    The head of the Chinese diplomatic mission in Tokyo sent a request to meet Kishida in late January on the eve of his departure. However, the head of the Japanese government refused, citing a difficult work schedule. This incident is exceptional. As a general rule, the Japanese prime minister does not avoid audiences with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions before his departure from Japan. To alleviate the situation, Kong Xuanyu was received by the Japanese Foreign Minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi. According to some reports, when the Japanese ambassador in Beijing left his post and returned to Tokyo, he was not...
  • Ukraine ambassador: Every dollar from US is going to good use

    01/08/2023 12:11:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/08/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova on Sunday stressed that the billions of dollars in U.S. support to Kyiv in its fight against Russia is being put to good use, as some Republican lawmakers have started to question the aid. “Every U.S. dollar that is given to us, we’re putting it to a good use,” Markarova said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” with Margaret Brennan. “We’re using it as an investment into our joint fight for democracy.”
  • US Ambassador to Israel: This is the Biden administration’s policy on Israel

    10/17/2022 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/22 | Thomas R. Nides
    Biden Admin wants two-state solution for Israel Taiwan is hem haw hem haw Putin is crazy and evil and therefore I'm using my tough voice Biden is smart and articulate Blahblahblahblah
  • Biden formally nominates new ambassador to Russia

    09/21/2022 6:27:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep. 20, 2022
    The White House announced the nomination of Lynne Tracy, the current U.S. ambassador to Armenia, to the post after the Russian government signed off on the choice. Such approval is generally routine but couldn't be taken for granted at a time of particularly fraught U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine, the detention of Americans in Russia, allegations of Russian meddling in U.S. and other elections, and an escalating spat over the staffing of embassies in Washington and Moscow. Tracy, who speaks Russian, previously served as a senior adviser for Russian affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and...
  • Mamma mia: Nancy Pelosi already planning post-GOP takeover career; Wants to be the Ambassador to Italy

    09/06/2022 8:23:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2022 | Ed Morrissey
    Nothing says confidence like a party leader already plotting a golden parachute to deploy after the midterms. Nancy Pelosi apparently doesn’t put much stock into reports of sudden Democratic competitiveness, and maybe she shouldn’t.We’ll get back to that in a moment, but Fox Business channel reports this morning that Pelosi is already angling to get an appointment from Joe Biden as ambassador to Italy as her exit as Speaker seems all but assured:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning her next move after an expected Republican victory in November.Sources tell FOX Business that Pelosi wants President Biden to nominate her to...
  • 4 Ambassadors Died in China Sparking Questions

    08/09/2022 9:00:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Al Bawaba ^ | August 8th, 2022
    Reports of the death of Myanmar's ambassador to China last Sunday in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming seemed all normal until reporters noted that he is the fourth ambassador to China to die within a year while in office. ... A statement by the Foreign Ministry in Myanmar announced the death of Ambassador U Myo Thant Pe without providing details on the cause of his death, despite media reports in China and Myanmar suggesting it was the result of a heart attack. Even though news of the ambassador's death did not cause major reactions in Myanmar, the country that...
  • 'Terrible monster' or ‘caring father’?: Mulvaney tells on Trump

    03/11/2020 2:19:22 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies ^ | 3/10/20 | Paul Bedard
    When he became the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney was more familiar with the media’s critical portrayal of President Trump the family man than the first dad himself. That changed on one of his first trips with Trump, and it was another eye-opening case of how the media was dead wrong. “The first trip I went with him," he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, “I bet he called his son [Barron] three times, four times on the trip.” He added, “People forget that Barron’s only 13 years old. We don’t think that about him because...
  • Biden Administration Makes Skin Color A Litmus Test For Being A U.S. Diplomat

    05/16/2022 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | May 15, 2022 | Jeremy Carl
    The State Department has tossed merit out as a criterion for promotion within America’s diplomatic corps and replaced it with wokeness.With a war in Ukraine and challenges to U.S. leadership around the world, there is no shortage of possibilities for skilled diplomats to pursue America’s interests abroad. So it is particularly disturbing that the Biden administration has just tossed merit out as a criteria for promotion within America’s diplomatic corps and replaced it with wokeness. For decades, the State Department has chosen its diplomats through the Foreign Service Officer Test, a grueling gauntlet that begins with a challenging, objective, written...
  • Joe Biden Just Promoted the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Who Attacked the Investigation into the Hunter Biden-Linked Burisma

    04/25/2022 8:29:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 04/25/2022 | Natalie Winters
    President Joe Biden nominated Geoffrey Pyatt – a participant in a controversial leaked phone call with State Department official Victoria Nuland about Ukraine – to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources.The nomination of Pyatt, who currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, was announced on April 22nd and, if confirmed, would make him the president’s leading official on energy security.Pyatt previously served in the Obama administration from 2013 to 2016 as its Ambassador to Ukraine, and during his tenure, was embroiled in a leaked phone call controversy with then-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian...
  • Polish Ambassador to U.S.: Zelensky Is ‘The Leader of the Free World Right Now’

    04/16/2022 6:36:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/16/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview with CBS News’ “The Takeout” podcast on Wednesday released on Friday, Polish Ambassador to the United States Marek Magierowski said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s image has undergone a dramatic transformation and he is “the leader of the free world” at the moment.