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  • CIA destroys $10,000 watches agents receive as gifts from foreign officials

    02/27/2023 10:38:21 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 23 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 2/27/2023 | Thomas Phippen
    The CIA put four bottles of "vintage wine" and a basket containing wine and cognac given by undisclosed foreign parties to "official use," while destroying other items like wristwatches given as gifts to agency employees. Because the CIA is a clandestine intelligence service, many of the details about gifts given to CIA employees from foreign dignitaries and sources are kept secret. But a foreign gift disclosure document released by the State Department Thursday shows gifts many CIA employees received were destroyed, including watches ranging in value from $500 to $10,000. Gift-giving is a major part of foreign relations, a sign...
  • Disinformation index collapses after targeting conservative media content

    02/22/2023 12:36:54 PM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Just The News ^ | February 21, 2023 | Joseph Weber
    A State Department-backed group is severing its connections with a disinformation index group also backed by progressive megadonor George Soros following reports about the group's efforts to muzzle conservative media outlets by blacklisting them with advertisers. The National Endowment for Democracy, a private foundation created by Congress whose funding is part of the State Department budget, said it will no longer provide grants to the Global Disinformation Index, according to The Washington Times. "Recently, we became aware that one of our grantees, the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), was engaged in an initiative, funded by a different donor, that focused on...
  • The ‘Twitter Files’ Reveal Big Tech’s Unholy Alliance With The Feds Exists To Control You

    02/21/2023 8:18:04 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    The Federalist. ^ | FEBRUARY 21, 2023 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Twitter Files show how the FBI deputized Twitter to conduct illegal censorship of American citizens and undermine the First Amendment. ... Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter last October and the subsequent reporting on the “Twitter Files” by journalists Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and a handful of others beginning in early December is one of the most important news stories of our time. The “Twitter Files” story encompasses, and to a large extent connects, every major political scandal of the Trump-Biden era. Put simply, the “Twitter Files” reveal an unholy alliance between Big Tech and the deep state designed to...
  • Giddy Up, Elon Musk Identifies the State Dept Origin Behind Twitter Content Control Mechanisms

    02/06/2023 5:36:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse - The Last Refuge ^ | February 6, 2023 | | Sundance
    … He still hasn’t identified the source code, the proverbial ghost in the machine, buried deep in the algorithmic code; however, Twitter owner Elon Musk has finally identified the agency within the U.S. government who spearheaded the creation. The “Global Engagement Center” (GEC) of the State Dept. The GEC mission is described as, “To direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate U.S. Federal Government efforts to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations,” (link). However, when...
  • AFGE joins calls to fire State Dept diplomat for allegedly posting antisemitic content

    10/28/2022 4:03:06 AM PDT · by FalloutShelterGirl · 4 replies
    Federal News Network (Via WTOP) ^ | October 27, 2022 | Jory Heckman
    The largest federal employee union is joining State Department employees and members of Congress in calling for the firing of a Foreign Service officer for allegedly running a website with antisemitic content. The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1534, which represents State Department employees, is calling for the removal of Fritz Berggren, a Foreign Service officer, for running a website that “frequently assails members of the Jewish faith, the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and argues that the United States should be a ‘Christian nation-state.’” The site features nearly 800 blog posts with titles that include, “Jewish Tactics to...
  • Report: Biden administration is funding drag queen performances in Ecuador

    10/19/2022 6:59:03 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    We have yet to hear a good reason why it’s become so important to the Left (and to the Principled Conservatives™) to bring children and drag queens together. Public schools are now hosting Drag Queen Story Hour, and recently at a family-friendly drag show in Texas, Antifa militants with pride flags and AR-15s stood guard over the performance just in case any crazed right-wingers showed up to cause trouble. Fox News’ Bill Melugin is still watching the border, but he’s reporting Wednesday that the Biden administration’s State Department has awarded a cultural center in Ecuador $20,000 to host “drag theater...
  • Biden State Department Racial Equity Rep Says White Diplomats Like America Too Much

    06/22/2022 6:54:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    freebeacon ^ | June 20, 2022 | Chuck Ross
    The Biden State Department this month named its first ever special representative for racial equity and justice. The newly minted envoy, Desirée Cormier Smith, once slammed white diplomats for being overly "protective" of the United States and lacking the "empathy" of their minority counterparts. Smith, a self-described "Black activist," made the comments in an October 2020 interview. At the time, Smith served as senior policy adviser for Open Society Foundations, the think tank funded by Democratic billionaire donor George Soros. The State Department on Friday announced Smith’s appointment to the post, which was created to "confront systemic racism and injustice...
  • State Department Hire Oversaw UN’s Terrorist Textbook Program

    03/09/2022 6:45:45 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 9, 2022 | Alana Goodman
    Elizabeth Campbell directed a U.N. agency using textbooks that glorified terrorism The Biden administration has hired the former director of a United Nations agency accused of promoting anti-Semitism and terrorism in Palestinian schools to help oversee refugee issues and U.N. reform at the State Department. Elizabeth Campbell was hired as deputy assistant secretary of state at the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration last month, according to reports. From 2017 to 2022, Campbell served as Washington, D.C., director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), a U.N. agency that runs schools for...
  • 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...