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  • Leftists Are Making Global Culture War Alliances, And So Should The Right

    12/02/2021 11:35:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 2, 2021 | Sumantra Maitra
    Alongside Poland, Hungary has formed a semi-alliance of conservative central European powers, and has been an example of sorts for Western conservatives. They all should do more.Entrenched leftists within the U.S. State Department are supporting the effort to demote Viktor Orban from prime minister of Hungary, if a report in Financial Times is correct. The Biden administration also left Hungary off its invitation list for a forthcoming international virtual Democracy Summit on Dec. 9 and 10 to which some 100 countries were invited.“Trump and his enablers and those who invaded and attacked our Capitol, they don’t like the world we’re...
  • The Taliban are summarily executing Afghans, and the State Department is 'deeply concerned'

    12/01/2021 4:59:47 PM PST · by Robwin · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/01/21 | Zachary Faria
    The Taliban are carrying out retaliatory killings in spite of their assurances to the contrary. But don’t worry because the United States is “deeply concerned” about it.
  • US, others warn citizens in Ethiopia to leave as prime minister heads to front lines

    11/24/2021 9:30:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24 November 2021 | Conor Finnegan andLuis Martinez
    The U.S. government is warning American citizens in Ethiopia even more starkly to leave the country now, as the conflict there continues to deteriorate. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is heading to the front lines to lead the federal government's forces, he announced, urging his fellow citizens to join him and "lead the country with a sacrifice."... ... after the unprecedented, chaotic evacuation effort from Afghanistan, the State Department has gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure U.S. citizens in Ethiopia know military flights like those out of Kabul will not be coming to rescue them. "There should be absolutely...
  • Confirmed: ‘PR Executive -1’ in Durham Indictment Docs Is Charles Dolan Jr.

    11/05/2021 6:39:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | THU, NOV 4 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Attorney Ralph Martin confirmed Thursday that his client, DC-based communications executive Charles Dolan, Jr., is the person referred to as “PR Executive-1” in Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of researcher Igor Danchenko. ... Durham indicted the Russian-born, U.S.-based Danchenko on five counts of lying to the FBI in connection with his role as a major source for Christopher Steele’s fraudulent “Russia dossier” on Donald Trump. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid the Fusion GPS opposition research firm, which hired Steele, to prepare the dossier and then provided it to the FBI. It became a basis for...
  • Some Afghans evacuated from Kabul struggle to find help in U.S.

    09/09/2021 12:59:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 07 September 2021 | Merdie Nzanga
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept 7 (Reuters) - After Fahima, 30, stepped off a plane at Dulles international airport in Virginia on Aug. 26th, she asked an immigration official what would happen to her next. He shrugged, she said, and told her to find a lawyer.... ..."I was a little confused," Fahima said through an interpreter. "I didn't know that we had to talk to a lawyer and do all these things by ourselves. I thought the American government was going to take care of this." The next day, Fahima was picked up at a convention center near the airport by her...
  • State Department obstruction of private rescue flights from Afghanistan revealed in leaked email

    09/07/2021 3:40:40 PM PDT · by blueplum · 54 replies
    Fox ^ | 07 September 2021 | Peter Hasson
    State Department 'will not provide an approval' of charter flights from Afghanistan, leaked email reveals EXCLUSIVE: The State Department refused to grant official approval for private evacuation flights from Afghanistan to land in third countries, even though the department conceded that official authorization would likely be needed for planes to land in those nations, an email reviewed by Fox News shows. Furthermore, the State Department explicitly stated that charter flights, even those containing American citizens, would not be allowed to land at Defense Department (DOD) airbases ... ..."You need to find another destination country, and it can't be the U.S....
  • Covid Emails Cover-Up? [Weekly Update]

    09/04/2021 8:27:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 3, 2021 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Goes to Federal Court To Battle for Key Document Used to Justify Obama Spying on Trump Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Director’s Emails on China and Covid Research Judicial Watch Sues For Details Outsourcing Asylum Process in Mexico to UN, Foreign NGOs ~snip~ Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Director’s Emails on China and Covid Research Our government’s medical bureaucrats seem determined to obscure their entanglement with China and coronavirus research before the pandemic struck. We’re equally determined to get to the bottom of it. We filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services...
  • State Dept briefing soon - was supposed to start 5PM - Live

    08/30/2021 2:50:46 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 56 replies
    Blinken to speak soon. "Secretary Blinken on Efforts in Afghanistan Since August 14 and the way Forward"
  • Fact Checking Jake Sullivan claim Trump admin didn't process Afghan visas for a year

    08/26/2021 11:33:28 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    CNN via msn ^ | 25 August 2021 | Tara Subramaniam
    During a press briefing Monday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan suggested a slowdown in approvals for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program during the Trump administration contributed to the current delays in evacuating Afghans... ..."When we took office in January, the Trump administration had not processed a single Special Immigrant Visa since March of 2020, in nearly a year," Sullivan said. Facts First: This is incorrect... ...The White House told CNN that Sullivan was referring to the Trump administration stopping in-person interviews in Kabul... [but the Embassy] was closed for in-person visa services due to the prevalence...
  • Joe Biden on alert as US State Department targeted in cyber attack - 'serious breach'

    08/21/2021 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 57 replies
    UK Express ^ | August 21, 2021 | Rachel Russell
    THE US has been targeted by a cyber attack in a "possible serious breach", according to sources. Fox News' White House Correspondent Jacquie Heinrich tweeted: "The State Department has been hit by a cyber attack, and notifications of a possible serious breach were made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command. "It is unclear when the breach was discovered, but it is believed to have happened a couple weeks ago. "A source familiar tells Fox the State Department’s ongoing mission to evacuate Americans and allied refugees in Afghanistan “have not been affected”. "The extent of the breach, investigation into the...
  • A newly revealed State Department memo has explosive news: It turns out that Biden had important information early on that could have led to a different outcome

    08/20/2021 7:13:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    During his interview with George Stephanopoulos, Biden reiterated his July 8 claim that he had no idea the Taliban would move so quickly. However, according to a Wall Street Journal article, the administration has known for over a month about the speed with which the Taliban were moving. There was time to get people out safely. On July 2, the American military abandoned Bagram Airfield, the most important base of operations still in Afghanistan. They didn't inform the Afghans, and the State Department made no effort to get Americans and their allies out of Afghanistan before the military left. [SNIP]...
  • State Dept. Asks UN To Send Experts To US To Help Them End ‘Systemic Racism’

    07/14/2021 5:07:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/2021 | LOGAN WASHBURN CONTRIBUTOR
    TThe U.S. State Department has asked the United Nations for help ending “systemic racism.” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken gave the United Nations a “formal, standing invitation” to send human rights experts to the U.S. in order to address “systemic racism” in a press release sent out Tuesday. “It is in this context that the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues,” Blinken said. “As a first step, we have reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms...
  • New Fauci Wuhan Emails [Weekly Update]

    06/11/2021 6:00:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 11, 2021 | Tom Fitton
    Under Dr. Fauci NIAID Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research Judicial Watch Sues Intelligence Director and State Department over Wuhan Lab Judicial Watch Sues for Information on New York COVID-19 Deaths Under Dr. Fauci NIAID Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research We’re now learning that U.S officials, using your tax dollars, were more deeply involved with the notorious Wuhan Lab in China than anyone knew. The agency headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci is reluctantly revealing the details only because we sued them. Here is a progress report. We obtained 280 pages of documents from the...
  • Pompeo Confirms Intense Opposition to Wuhan Lab Probe From State Department, Intelligence Bureaucracies

    06/03/2021 6:15:53 PM PDT · by Yong · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jun 3, 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed to The Epoch Times on June 3 that his efforts to get to the bottom of how the CCP virus—also known as the novel coronavirus—spread from China to the United States met with sustained opposition within the U.S. government. Asked about revelations in a June 3 Vanity Fair report that key officials deep within the State Department sought to keep the public from knowing that U.S. funds had supported gain-of-function research at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), Pompeo described a “contentious battle.”
  • State Department Walks Back Criticism of Israel

    05/10/2021 8:50:12 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 10, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    It is 'critical for Israel' not to 'exacerbate tensions or take us further away from peace,' said spokeswoman Jalina Porter The State Department walked back comments from controversy-prone deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter, who last week singled out Israel for criticism and blamed the Jewish State for inflaming tensions with the Palestinians. The State Department distanced itself Friday from Porter's remarks, noting that "we have consistently called on both Israel and the Palestinians to avoid unilateral steps that exacerbate tensions and make it more difficult to preserve the viability of a two-state solution." The dust-up comes after Porter was asked at...
  • Biden Admin Will Allow U.S. Embassies to Fly Gay Pride Flag

    04/23/2021 8:05:15 AM PDT · by TrumpianRepublican · 59 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 4/23 | Martin Walsh
    The Biden administration is allowing left-wing "woke" politics to take over every facet of our government. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has authorized U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag at their embassy or consulate showcasing support for LGBTQ rights. This was not allowed under President Donald Trump -- or any other president, for that matter. So this is another nod from Biden to the far-left fringes of the party.
  • US blacklists two Iranians for violations of human rights

    03/09/2021 3:22:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/3/21 | Elad Benari
    The State Department on Tuesday designated two Iranians for their “involvement in gross violations of human rights”, The Hill reported. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that he was designating Ali Hemmatian and Masoud Safdari, two interrogators with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), for “their involvement in gross violations of human rights, namely the torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment (CIDTP) of political prisoners and persons detained during protests in 2019 and 2020 in Iran.” The designation makes both Hemmatian and Safdari, as well as their immediate family members, ineligible for entry into...
  • Biden Nominee for Top State Dept Post Contributed to Book About How ‘Israel Lobby’ Controls American Politics

    02/18/2021 4:58:17 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    freebeacon ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | Alana Goodman
    Uzra Zeya nominated for undersecretary of civilian security, democracy, and human rights President Joe Biden's nominee for a top State Department position played a key role in assembling a book on the nefarious influence of the "Israel lobby" while working for an organization that promoted claims about Jewish media control and dual loyalty to Israel. As a staffer at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Uzra Zeya compiled research for a book that argues that "the Israel lobby has subverted the American political process to take control of U.S. Middle East policy" by establishing a secret network of "dirty...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Illegally Fired an Inspector General to Protect a Sexual Predator

    05/18/2020 7:05:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 5/18/2020 | matt margolis
    On Friday, Trump fired the inspector general of the State Department, Steve Linick. In accordance with the 2008 Inspector General Reform Act, which protects inspectors general from being fired without cause, Trump informed Congress in writing about the intent to fire Linick, expressing that he no longer had the “fullest confidence” in Linick, who was appointed to that position in 2013 by Barack Obama. Democrats naturally have come out of the woodwork to express their faux outrage, and to launch an investigation into the firing over allegations that Trump acted to protect Pompeo. But where were these Democrats in 2009...
  • Is This a Joke? That's Who Biden's State Department Spox Declared Was Our Greatest National Security Threat?

    02/03/2021 8:12:13 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 2/3/2021 0600 hrs est | Matt Vespa
    The Biden administration sure knows how to pick top folks with regards to articulating the foreign policy of this White House. I’m kidding of course. If these are the people getting key communications positions, then we’re in serious trouble. It’s no shocker that Uncle Joe is a hard-core liberal and will govern as such. Look at his legislative action items, his staff, his picks—they’re all the moves of the lefty. We knew this from the get-go. For the suburban voter who was simply too lazy to ready up about this, well—you own it. Take Jalina Porter, who has recently accepted...