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Warren Christopher, former secretary of state, dies
The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 18, 2011

Posted on 03/19/2011 12:30:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher died at the age of 85 Friday night, KABC-TV Los Angeles reported on its 11 p.m. newscast.

Christopher attended the University of Redlands before transferring to USC, where he graduated in 1945. He was secretary of state under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.

He died from complications of kidney and bladder cancer, KABC reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1993; carter; carteradmin; carteradministration; christopher; hostagecrisis; iran; statedepartment; statedept; warrenchristopher

1 posted on 03/19/2011 12:30:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP


2 posted on 03/19/2011 12:32:58 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


3 posted on 03/19/2011 12:34:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Deputy Attorney General in the Johnson administration, Deputy Secretary of State in the Carter administration, Secretary of State for Bill Clinton. He had the misfortune to serve under our worst Presidents!

R.I.P.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 12:37:41 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rest in peace.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 12:39:15 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: iowamark

RIP.

I feel compelled to point out that he’ll never make a list of great American diplomats, though.

I think he’ll be remembered for the quote that genocide is a problem from hell.


6 posted on 03/19/2011 12:43:11 AM PDT by nyc1
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To: iowamark

He served as a campaign advisor for Howard Dean.


7 posted on 03/19/2011 12:46:48 AM PDT by piasa
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No offense, RIP, precursor to Hillary, no experience, brains or talent for the position.
8 posted on 03/19/2011 12:50:31 AM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rest in peace. Prayers to his family at this difficult time.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 12:50:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How could they tell?


10 posted on 03/19/2011 12:52:41 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was an evil little man. May he RIP.


11 posted on 03/19/2011 1:01:13 AM PDT by bronxville (if science disagrees with the Bible, it means that science hasn't caught up w/ all the facts yet..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Warren Christopher was present when Jimmy Carter decided to use Colonel Charlie Beckwith’s Delta Force in an attempt to rescue American hostages held in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by armed “students.” According to the Los Angeles Times: “. . . Beckwith. . . informed Carter's point man, Warren Christopher, that in the rescue effort ‘anyone who is holding a hostage, we intend to shoot him, and shoot him right between the eyes. We intend to shoot him twice.’ Christopher was stunned, according to Beckwith. ‘Would you consider shooting them in the leg, or in the ankle or the shoulder?’

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg14-2009apr14,0,1560384.column

12 posted on 03/19/2011 1:06:26 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Met Christopher when I was in Ha Noi..he was a nice guy..he was pleasant and kind. Never asked for anything like McCain or Kerry.

His suit was impressive..

Thanks for visiting us in Hanoi.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 1:18:48 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When Colonel Beckwith of Delta Force gave his briefing at the White House about the raid/rescue of American in Tehran, Warren Christopher asked if the commandos could only just shoot Revolutionary Guards in the shoulders and not kill them. Supposedly Colonel Beckwith, stopped his presentation for a moment and gave the little twirp a WTF? look, didn’t answer and kept going with his presentation.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 1:29:41 AM PDT by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: napscoordinator

That’s got to be a painful way to die. Usually when you get kidney cancer, it spreads into the bladder.

Wonder if he was a smoker, since that’s a major cause of this condition.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 1:32:13 AM PDT by Strk321
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To: Brad from Tennessee; All

Warren Christopher also listened to one of his underlings, the odious Martin Halperin and denied Rangers the use of Armor and Gunships to rescue those trapped in Mogadishu under the Clinton administration. Halperin’s reasoning was that the presence of such violent implements of destruction would upset the locals.

Several friends of mine at State described Christopher as Jiminy Cricket’s evil, stupid twin brother.

Jack.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 1:37:14 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth
[Halperin’s reasoning was that the presence of such violent implements of destruction would upset the locals.]

I never knew the inside on that screw-up but I remember it was the excuse Clinton was looking for to can Les Aspin who was about to cause an insurrection in all the branches of the military.

17 posted on 03/19/2011 1:54:57 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: M. Thatcher

I agree, never saw him with his eyes open.


18 posted on 03/19/2011 2:01:43 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Jack Deth

“the odious Mark Halperin”

I copy that...his father stinks even more if that’s possible...and he once had full control of national security policies along with highly classified secrets...
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/washington/about/bios/halperin


19 posted on 03/19/2011 2:14:01 AM PDT by bronxville (if science disagrees with the Bible, it means that science hasn't caught up w/ all the facts yet..)
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To: org.whodat
"I agree, never saw him with his eyes open."

Wasn't he nicknamed Sleepy?

20 posted on 03/19/2011 3:42:17 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Margaqritaville: - Smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil. . . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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21 posted on 03/19/2011 4:29:16 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is the guy who, in the final briefing for Operation Eagle Claw, wanted Charlie Beckwith and his Delta Force soldiers to shoot Iranian guards only in the shoulders and/or extremities during the hostage rescue attempt to avoid killing them.

Other than this, no comment.

22 posted on 03/19/2011 4:31:51 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dorthy Parker on the death of Calvin Coolidge, “How could they tell?”


23 posted on 03/19/2011 4:57:28 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Sulzberger Family Motto: Trois generations d'imbeciles, assez)
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To: Strk321

...it spreads into the bladder.

Anyone who has had a bladder tumor would rather pass a kidney stone...a very big kidney stone.

24 posted on 03/19/2011 5:02:50 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Read about this on the BBC. My local newspaper didn’t find it news worthy.


25 posted on 03/19/2011 5:34:53 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Twenty-something posts into the thread, and not one person has yet said "I thought he died years ago"?

It's a FReeper tradition. You guys are falling down on the job.

26 posted on 03/19/2011 5:45:31 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Lead Gove V Bush.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 5:48:43 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP


28 posted on 03/19/2011 5:52:27 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama, recreating-in-chief until Fri, Jan. 20, 2017.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Christopher was stunned, according to Beckwith. ‘Would you consider shooting them in the leg, or in the ankle or the shoulder?’
Sometime ago(late 80s?), the Soviets had covered over some outdated missile silos and were growing food crops on the land.
Some American commie-Libs, including Christopher, went over and planted flowers there as a "gesture of peace."
The left over hippies couldn't resist referring to it as "flower power."
29 posted on 03/19/2011 6:10:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: iowamark

That was misfortune by choice.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 6:37:50 AM PDT by Postman
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To: southernnorthcarolina

It was asked in 2006:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1666785/posts?page=1#4


31 posted on 03/19/2011 9:29:50 AM PDT by idkfa
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good, he was an old incompetent commie that did much damage in his life.
32 posted on 03/19/2011 10:52:14 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP


33 posted on 03/19/2011 10:56:46 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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He doesn't even make " Breaking news" at Freerepublic.

I will agree with the majority.

RIP

HATER of the western world.

The same world which gave you your "legitimacy".

34 posted on 03/19/2011 10:58:39 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: bushpilot1

I am grateful I saw your post. I am reminded politics is but one part of a whole. I may disagree with the politics of the left, but it does not mean I am a perfect human being.

May he rest in peace and may God comfort his family.


35 posted on 03/19/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
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36 posted on 03/19/2011 3:46:13 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: norge

I don’t get it.


37 posted on 03/19/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT by Strk321
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To: Strk321

Bladder tumors can be far more painful than kidney stones.

BTW, I was referring to post 15.


38 posted on 03/20/2011 4:41:09 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Strk321

Oh, post 15 was you.


39 posted on 03/20/2011 4:43:20 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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