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  • Sharyl Attkisson Twitter

    07/26/2018 11:16:24 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 32 replies
    twitter.com/SharylAttkisson ^ | 7/27/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Sharyl Attkisson‏Verified accou @SharylAttkisson 4h4 hours ago Looking back, this leaked internal email from government intel firm says a lot, doesn't it?
  • 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
    Federalist.com ^ | 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...
  • US State Department condemns Russia's decision to recognize Meta as extremist organization

    03/21/2022 7:25:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 44 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | 3/21/2022 | TASS
    On March 21, a Moscow court has recognized the activities of Instagram and Facebook, social networks owned by Meta Platforms, as extremist and banned their operation in Russia. Washington, March 22./TASS/. The United States condemned Russia's decision to ban activities of Meta (the organization's activities are banned on the territory of the Russian Federaton) as an extremist organization, spokesperson for the US Department of State Ned Price said. "We condemn a Moscow court's decision to designate Meta, including Facebook and Instagram, as 'extremist'. This assault on access to information must stop," he wrote on Twitter...
  • State Dept will hand over Hunter Biden connected emails to the New York Times

    03/14/2022 4:07:38 PM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 3/14/22 | Jacob Shamsian 3 hours ago
    The Times sued after STATE allegedly slow-walked a records request. A NYT lawyer said the State Department will start handing over records in April. "The parties are still negotiating the number of pages to be processed in and the frequency of each production," McGraw wrote, "and propose to provide a status report to the Court March 25, 2022, of the results of this negotiation." In a court filing Friday, David McCraw, wrote that the State Dept had begun identifying records the Times requested and agreed to give them to the Times starting in April. "The State Department has started identifying...
  • In Leaks About Failed Russian Diplomacy, Biden Exposed Dangerous Weakness On China

    03/01/2022 8:54:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    https://thefederalist.com ^ | March 1, 2022 | BY: ANONYMOUS
    The author is anonymous due to government threats against the author’s family. The Federalist verifies the identities of all anonymous authors we publish. ************************************************************************ In lashing out against Beijing through The New York Times, the Biden administration revealed their incompetence in handling China. ************************************************************************ The Biden administration’s weakness and incompetence were on full display in a New York Times article last week recounting the White House’s repeated—and failed— attempts to urge China to help avert war in Ukraine. The purpose of the article was to allow senior administration officials to take their duplicitous Chinese counterparts to task, but the account...
  • Ukraine Travel Advisory (level 4. leave now if you believe it)

    02/10/2022 4:57:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    US.gov ^ | 2-10-22 | Travel.State.GovU.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE — BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS
    Do not travel to Ukraine due to the increased threats of Russian military action and COVID-19; those in Ukraine should depart now via commercial or private means. If remaining in Ukraine, exercise increased caution due to crime, civil unrest, and potential combat operations should Russia take military action. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees (USDH) and ordered the departure of eligible family members (EFM) from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action. U.S. citizens should...
  • VIDEO: State Department Warns that Virtual Russians Are Coming in the Metaverse

    02/04/2022 8:12:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 4, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOThe Virtual Russians Are Coming! The Virtual Russians Are Coming!Okay, technically the Russians are probably not coming for real but they are definitely coming in the Metaverse. Fortunately the State Department is now warning us about the Virtual Russians that are coming in the Metaverse.
  • State Dept vows Nord Stream 2 will be a 'hunk of metal at bottom of the ocean' if Russia invades Ukraine

    01/28/2022 8:18:04 AM PST · by Mariner · 196 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | January 28th, 2022 | Caitlin McFall
    The State Department on Thursday unequivocally warned that if Russia invades Ukraine the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will sit unused at the bottom of the ocean.The controversial pipeline has become the U.S. and NATO’s biggest bargaining chip in its attempts to preserve Kyiv’s sovereignty.But reporters questioned the diplomatic agency on whether Germany, which would profit from the functioning pipeline, is on the same page when it comes to countering a Russian incursion."We continue to have strong, clear communication with our German allies," Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said. "If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream...
  • Russia’s Top Five Persistent Disinformation Narratives

    01/21/2022 5:33:29 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | January 20, 2022 | State Department
    Theme #3: “The Collapse of Western Civilization is Imminent”Russia pushes the false claim that Western civilization is collapsing and has strayed from “traditional values” because it works to ensure the safety and equality of LGBTQI+ people and promotes concepts such as female equality and multiculturalism. The demise of Western civilization is one of Russia’s oldest disinformation tropes, with claims of “the decaying west” documented since the 19th century.This “values”-based disinformation narrative evokes ill-defined concepts including “tradition,” “family values,” and “spirituality.” Russia argues it is the bastion of so-called “traditional values” and gender roles and serves as a moral counterweight to...
  • Project Veritas: Assange asks for help stop release of unredacted leaked documents (Audio)

    12/16/2020 9:35:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 12 16 2020 | James OKeefe III
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  • A Shameful Diplomatic Anniversary

    01/08/2022 4:34:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2022 | Humberto Fontova
    A staple of the Fake News Media/Academia mantra on Cuban history is that from day one mean ‘ole Uncle Sam repeatedly bullied Fidel and Che until these benevolent free health-care providers had no choice but to turn to the Soviets for support. In fact: January 7, 1959, marks a milestone in U.S. diplomatic history. Never before had the U.S. State Department extended diplomatic recognition (i.e. benediction) to a Latin American government as quickly as they bestowed this benediction on KGB satraps Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s that day. At the time, Castro himself had yet to even enter Havana. Nothing...
  • State Department mocked for 'bizarre' promotion of Antony Blinken's Spotify playlist: 'Humiliating'

    01/03/2022 9:41:29 AM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 hours ago | 1/3/21
    The Department of State was viciously mocked by critics over the weekend after it repeatedly promoted Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Spotify playlist in an odd series of tweets. From Dec. 10 through Jan. 2, the State Department's Twitter account tweeted about Blinken's Spotify playlist a total of (8) eight times while also retweeting its own tweets about the playlist, as well as tweets from other accounts mentioning the playlist, on multiple occasions. "Have you heard the news? [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] is now on [Spotify]! Check out his latest recommended playlist, listen to some tunes from around the...
  • The government's real problem with UFOs

    12/09/2021 2:48:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Many view the United States as having the most sophisticated and capable national defense and intelligence apparatus globally. In totality, this is arguably true. However, often not taken into account is that all of America's capabilities rarely, if ever, come together to achieve a unified objective. Instead, you have constant and bitter bureaucratic infighting, with agencies often distrusting each other and operating as their own fiefdoms. Take, for example, Project GUNMAN. In 1978, the NSA discovered a sophisticated radio transmitter inside a false chimney in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The NSA told the CIA and State Department that the...
  • In Africa, Blinken sees limits of US influence abroad

    11/21/2021 11:27:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 21 November 2021 | MATTHEW LEE
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Traveling across Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw firsthand the limits of America’s influence abroad. Blinken confronted authoritarianism, growing threats from newly energized extremists, and persistent challenges posed by COVID-19 and climate change, all of which have stubbornly resisted various U.S. interventions. And, nowhere on his three-nation tour last week — to Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal — was he able to escape obvious signs of the intense competition between the U.S. and China:...
  • Leaked State Department cables add weight to the theory that COVID-19 started in a Wuhan virology lab

    04/16/2020 6:17:50 AM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2020 | Phil Silver
    In 2018 — nearly two years before the start of the global coronavirus pandemic — U.S. officials in China sent warnings to Washington expressing safety concerns over a Wuhan facility's research into coronaviruses in horseshoe bats, adding weight to the theory that the novel virus originated in a lab and not at a Wuhan wet market. The news broke in a report Wednesday by Josh Rogin of the Washington Post, who said that he obtained access to the first of two diplomatic cables sent from State Department officials who had visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in January and March...
  • Issa slams ‘betrayal’ as State Dept admits number of Americans still in Afghanistan higher than prior claims

    10/24/2021 12:21:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 23 October 2021 | Adam Shaw
    The State Department on Friday conceded that there are significantly more Americans in Afghanistan than previously estimated -- leading to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and other Republicans to accuse the administration of a "betrayal" of Americans abroad. State Department officials briefed congressional staff this week and told them that it is in touch with 363 Americans in Afghanistan and nearly 176 legal permanent residents, a congressional source who was on the call told Fox News. That 363 number is significantly higher than previous estimates by the Biden administration, which had put the number at around 100 in September -- and...
  • The State Department Illustrates Just How Screwed We Are: Obsession with woke politics while facilitating the loss of wars

    10/20/2021 7:44:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2021 | Bonchie
    Just days ago, news broke that China had tested a next-generation hypersonic, nuclear-capable glider capable of defeating our nuclear defense system (see Chinese Military Operation Leaves US Officials Dumbfounded). The technology, deemed unnecessary by the brilliant minds at the US Pentagon, enters low orbit and then is able to approach its target from directions that conventional ballistic missiles never could.That test left US officials confused and unable to explain how China had advanced so quickly. It also served as a reminder that we are clearly in a new cold war with China and that China is not our friend, though...
  • State Department Walks Back Spokesperson’s Comments Referring to ‘Palestine’

    10/09/2021 11:44:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2021 | DEBORAH BRAND
    The State Department has walked back comments made last week that the Biden administration is engaged in strategic talks related to “Palestine.” The State Department’s spokeswoman, Jalina Porter, to whom the report referred to as “controversy-prone,” mentioned at a press briefing last week that officials were engaged in talks with Palestinian officials “surrounding Palestine” – a nonexistent state. “Any time that we engage on issues of, surrounding Palestine they are strategic,” she said. The report noted: Porter’s reference to “Palestine” would represent a monumental shift in decades of U.S. policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The State Department’s longstanding policy, upheld...
  • Afghanistan IG: ‘No One in the Government Has Been Held Accountable’

    10/07/2021 11:44:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | 10/7/2021 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction told lawmakers on Wednesday that his office has issued 11 reports and 600 audits since its creation in 2008, but that despite “all of the reports we’ve done, no one in the government has been held accountable.” “I always joke that the only person who’s ever going to get fired over Afghanistan is probably going to be me,” John Sopko told the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that deals with international development. “Nobody else,” he said. “Not the generals who came up [to the Hill] and spun and spun and spun, and...
  • Schiff: Afghanistan ‘Intelligence Was Pretty Good’ — Question Is Why Didn’t Biden Have Contingency Plans in Place

    09/30/2021 8:39:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/30/2021 | Trent Baker
    Thursday on “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sounded off on Gen. Mark Milley reportedly blaming the State Department for the botched withdrawal out of Afghanistan. Schiff noted that the “intelligence was pretty good” and said there are “profound questions” about why the Biden administration didn’t have contingency plans in place for what was a “foreseeable” outcome.