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  • Too bad to check: California secession movement leader lives in … Russia?

    02/23/2017 5:34:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-22-17 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump’s stunning election win has some Californians so upset that they want to secede from the United States. A group calling itself Yes California has organized a petition drive for a referendum in the spring 2019 election to demand a convention of states to approve “Calexit,” which would recreate the Republic of California of 1850. Louis Marinelli writes that the movement “is about California taking its place in the world, standing as an equal among nations.” Taking one’s place in the world is something Marinelli knows about, as the New York Times discovered. His place in the world isn’t...
  • Wife of WNBA's Brittney Griner tells AP scheduled call never happened

    06/21/2022 4:55:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2022
    PHOENIX — Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed, Cherelle Griner said Monday. The couple has not spoken by phone in the four months since Griner's arrest in Russia on drug-related charges. That was to have changed Saturday, when a long-awaited call was to have finally taken place. But the day came and went without any contact, leaving an anguished Cherelle Griner to wonder what went wrong...
  • Don't close the embassy, U.S. ambassador tells Russia

    06/06/2022 6:19:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2022
    Russia should not close the U.S. embassy despite the crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine because the world's two biggest nuclear powers must continue to talk, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow was quoted as saying on Monday. In a clear attempt to send a message to the Kremlin, John J. Sullivan, the U.S. ambassador appointed by President Donald Trump, told Russia's state Tass news agency that Washington and Moscow should not simply break off diplomatic relations. "We must preserve the ability to speak to each other," Sullivan told Tass in an interview. He cautioned against the removal of the...
  • Republicans call on Blinken to reopen Kyiv embassy

    04/20/2022 6:44:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/20/2022 | Mychael Schnell
    Two Senate Republicans are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv as Russia appears to be shifting its military forces away from the capital city. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Steve Daines (D-Mont.) penned a letter, obtained by Politico, to Blinken on Wednesday urging him to “fully open” the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, arguing that such a move would “enhance cooperation with a democratic partner” and “symbolically affirm” America’s commitment to Ukraine’s territory.
  • Protesters Gathered Outside Canadian Embassy in NYC to Support of Truckers’ Freedom Convoy

    02/16/2022 4:35:49 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/16/2022 | Penny Starr
    A large crowd chanting “We Won’t Comply” gathered outside of the Canadian Embassy in New York City on Tuesday. The protest, made up of Americans according to social media posts, was in support of the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers north of the border who have been protesting government vaccine mandates.
  • US to evacuate Ukraine embassy amid Russian invasion fears

    02/11/2022 8:36:22 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is set to evacuate its embassy in Kyiv as Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent. U.S. officials say the State Department plans to announce early Saturday that all American staff at the Kyiv embassy will be required to leave the country ahead of a feared Russian invasion. The State Department would not comment.
  • Ukrainian president: Remain calm. All is well (for now)

    01/25/2022 5:52:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot ^ | January 25, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    Has the situation between Russia and Ukraine been overblown? Several of the players involved in the current standoff seem to think it may have been. We already heard from some European leaders this week that there’s no need to “dramatize” the situation by withdrawing staff from our embassy in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent out his own message to the people of his country last night saying that the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic.” And Vladimir Putin continues to insist that he’s not invading anyone, despite having more than 100,000 troops and heavy...
  • Families of US Embassy personnel in Ukraine ordered to begin evacuating as soon as Monday: officials

    01/22/2022 9:07:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jaznuary 22nd, 2022 | By Lucas Y. Tomlinson
    The State Department has ordered families of U.S. Embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday, U.S. officials tell Fox News. Next week, the State Department is also expected to encourage Americans to begin leaving Ukraine by commercial flights, "while those are still available," one official said.Moscow has massed tens of thousands of troops at the border with Ukraine, leading to fears of an invasion.
  • Nicaragua seizes former Taiwan embassy to give it to China

    12/27/2021 5:22:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/27/2021
    <p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has seized the former embassy and diplomatic offices of Taiwan, saying they belong to China.</p><p>President Daniel Ortega’s government broke off relations with Taiwan this month, saying it would recognize only the mainland government.</p>
  • Lithuania closes embassy in China after last diplomats leave amid Taiwan spat

    12/16/2021 3:58:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | December 16, 20211:01 AM ET
    Lithuania said Wednesday that it has closed its embassy in Beijing and pulled its last diplomat out of the Chinese capital, a move that came amid a spat over the European Union nation allowing Taiwan to open a representative office in its capital, Vilnius. The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Baltic country would carry out its diplomatic activities in China, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory and does not give diplomatic recognition to nations that treat the island as a separate state. The ministry said it had recalled Lithuania's charge d'affaires — the deputy...
  • Group Biden Removed From Terror List Storms U.S. Embassy in Yemen, Takes Hostages

    11/11/2021 5:42:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOV 11, 2021 1:10 PM ET | BY ROBERT SPENCER
    Isn’t great that America is back and the adults are back in charge? America is back, all right: all the way back to 1979, the last time we had a president so weak that enemies of the United States stormed one of our embassies and took hostages. On Thursday, the Yemeni media outlet Al-Masdar Online reported that Houthi jihadis in Yemen, which are backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, stormed our embassy in Sana’a, seizing “large quantities of equipment and materials.” Just days before that, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), they “kidnapped three Yemeni nationals...
  • Has anyone seen anything about a U.S. Embassy take over?

    11/11/2021 7:16:18 PM PST · by BobNative · 48 replies
    Personal question | November 11, 2021 | Self
    Has anyone seen anything about a U.S. Embassy take over?
  • Security Message: Suspension of Operations (August 31, 2021)

    08/31/2021 5:55:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    US Embassy in Afghanistan ^ | August 31, 2021
    The U.S. Embassy in Kabul suspended operations on August 31, 2021. While the U.S. government has withdrawn its personnel from Kabul, we will continue to assist U.S. citizens and their families in Afghanistan from Doha, Qatar. The Embassy will continue to provide information via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), the Embassy web page, Travel.State.Gov, and Facebook and Twitter. Consular services remain available outside Afghanistan. To locate the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate click here. The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. U.S. citizens still in country should: Enroll in...
  • US Embassy in Afghanistan: Who Should Come to the Hamid Karzai International Airport?

    08/23/2021 6:54:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    If you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident, immigrant visa applicant, or are affiliated with the U.S. government and have received specific instructions to travel to the Hamid Karzai International Airport, follow the instructions you have been given. If you have begun the SIV or the P1/P2 process, you will be given instructions on next steps. Please understand, however, that this process may take an extended period. If you are not a part of the above groups, but are seeking to leave Afghanistan and are part of an organized private effort to evacuate, please do not come to...
  • Security Alert – Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (August 21, 2021)

    08/21/2021 5:23:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    US Embassy - Afghanistan ^ | August 21, 2021
    Event: Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so. U.S. citizens requesting assistance in departing the country who have not yet to completed the Repatriation Assistance Request for each traveler in their group should do so as soon as possible. Spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens in Afghanistan who are awaiting immigrant visas should also complete this form if they wish to depart....
  • Breaking: British Para Troops Are Running Vehicle Patrols Through Center of Kabul to Extract Trapped UK Citizens — While Biden Abandons Trapped Americans

    08/18/2021 7:04:30 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 90 replies
    GP ^ | August 18, 2021 | Jim Hoft
    The US Embassy in Afghanistan under the direction of Joe Biden on Wednesday sent out a second security alert to stranded Americans in Kabul: “THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT ENSURE SAFE PASSAGE TO THE HAMID KARZAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.” You are on your own. .... Snip.... Joe Biden and Lloyd Austin have abandoned over 10,000 Americans trapped inside Kabul who are not able to leave their homes. But not the UK. The British Government is sending Para Troops in vehicles through the center of Kabul to rescue their citizens
  • French rescue convoy humiliates Biden…

    08/20/2021 1:35:45 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 91 replies
    Twitter via Citizens Free Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2021 | David Martinon
    Two nights ago, French police escorted out of the embassy in the green zone of Kabul the French, Afghan and international families to whom 🇫🇷 had offered shelter. The diplomatic and consular team of the embassy has taken care of them at the airport and they have been evacuated. Twitter link:
  • Jamaicans demand removal of LGBTQ pride flag from US embassy in Jamaica

    08/19/2021 6:13:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 70 replies ^ | 18 August 2021
    Concerned Jamaicans protested and demanded that the US Embassyin Kingston Jamaica, remove the LGBTQ Pride flag hoisted on its grounds. The group says it is not only goes against articles in the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, but is a form of cultural imperialism. “Cultural Imperialism,” was the phrase on most of the placards broadly refers to the exercise of domination in cultural relationships. In such cases, the values, practices; and meaning of a powerful foreign culture are imposed upon one or more native cultures. Phillipa Davies, Advocacy Officer at the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society says the Pride...
  • Trump: Taliban flag flying over our Obama-Biden built $1 Billion U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

    08/18/2021 10:43:25 PM PDT · by libh8er · 12 replies
    Gab ^ | 8.18.2021 | Donald Trump
    "..Biden did this to celebrate on September 11th when in actuality the celebration is our enemies and the fact that we already have the Taliban flag flying over our Obama-Biden built $1 Billion U.S. Embassy in Kabul.."
  • US Embassy in Afghanistan Burned the Passports & Documents Needed to Get Afgan Citizens OUT!

    American personnel destroyed the passports of some Afghans when they were getting rid of all sensitive materials at the US Embassy in Kabul in preparation for a full evacuation, according an update that Rep. Andy Kim’s office is sharing with people who request assistance with evacuations from Afghanistan. It is unclear why the passports were destroyed, but it is possible diplomats determined it would have been dangerous for the documents to fall into the hands of Taliban members, who could then target those Afghans. Not having a passport creates major complications for Afghans who are desperately and urgently trying to...