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Veteran United States diplomat takes up Libya ambassador post
China Post ^ | 10/13/06 | staff

Posted on 10/12/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

WASHINGTON -- A month after the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Washington said Thursday it has brought a veteran diplomat out of retirement to head up its Libya team vowing to help build the new democracy. Arabic speaker Laurence Pope, who left the Foreign Service in 2000, arrived Wednesday in Tripoli to join staff there still shocked by the loss of Stevens, who was killed in the Sept. 11 militant attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: libya; obama
Not sure if this was posted yet as to Ambassador Stevens replacement.

Anyone have any backdrop on him?

1 posted on 10/12/2012 9:36:58 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper
Saw him walking next to a guy with a T-shirt that said....

I'm with stupid....

2 posted on 10/12/2012 9:40:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Wiki:

Laurence Everett Pope II (born 1945) is a retired United States Ambassador to Chad. Pope held a number of senior posts in the Department of State. He was the Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (1987–1990), Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism (1991–1993), U.S. Ambassador to Chad (1993–1996),[1] and Political Advisor to General Zinni USMC, Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command (1997–2000).[2] In 2000, President Clinton nominated him for Ambassador to Kuwait but he did not receive the appointment from Congress.

Ambassador Pope retired from the U.S. Foreign Service on October 2, 2000 after 31 years of service. He continues to consult with various institutions and is a respected arabist. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Pope also had advanced studies at Princeton University and is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State Senior Seminar, a Senior Fellow at the Armed Forces Staff College. He speaks Arabic and French, and resides in Portland, Maine.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 9:41:30 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: winoneforthegipper

We better get busy building this guy some care packages.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: MissMagnolia
Clinton Loyalist....What are lies among friends...

What's a respected arabist?

5 posted on 10/12/2012 9:45:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau

Well he’s from Maine...I lived up there for 14yrs maybe he’s just trying to get away from the winter...lol


6 posted on 10/12/2012 9:45:39 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Sacajaweau
What's a respected arabist?

Someone who 'feels their pain'?

7 posted on 10/12/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Sacajaweau

One that still has his head?


8 posted on 10/12/2012 9:47:06 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: winoneforthegipper

Poor Mr. Pope.

I wonder who HE pissed off.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 9:47:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: txhurl

LOL it will be interesting to see the security team they assemble for him.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 9:48:16 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

http://digitalcommons.bowdoin.edu/mitchelloralhistory/46/


11 posted on 10/12/2012 9:50:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Clearly sending in a guy with the last name of Pope is against Mohammed is it not?....sarc


12 posted on 10/12/2012 9:50:42 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Sacajaweau

Thanks you much for that....!


13 posted on 10/12/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I have a picture in my mind of them putting him off the plane in Tripoli blindfolded then flying off.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 9:52:28 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Fer cryin’ out loud, if the muslims can’t get the subtle ironic humor of a new crusade in Libya.. /s


15 posted on 10/12/2012 9:53:54 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

+ 1


16 posted on 10/12/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: winoneforthegipper

NEXT!


17 posted on 10/12/2012 9:58:17 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Sacajaweau

respected.

18 posted on 10/12/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MissMagnolia; winoneforthegipper

Not to be ghoulish, but isn’t it true that you can take out a life insurance policy on another person without their approval or even their knowledge? If so, is anyone here a life insurance agent?


19 posted on 10/12/2012 10:03:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have to have an insurable interest.

On the issue of his age, perhaps he is getting out in front of one of O dummy’s death panels. Anyone know if he has some incurable disease?


20 posted on 10/12/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Veteran United States diplomat takes up Libya ambassador post

Old Codger. 0bama and the Beast must've thought he was expendable, plus the Death Panels won't have to spend any time on him; Hussein's muzzie bros will take care of that.

21 posted on 10/12/2012 10:17:58 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Anyone have any backdrop on him?

Doesn't matter.
Dead man walking. A living Darwin Award nominee.

The "rules of engagement" are no better than those of our fighting men in the middle east:

No security; no arms; no ammunition. If attacked, reassure the koranimals that we love islam as they butcher us and blow up our facilities.

Only the insane with a death wish would accept such a post without the accompanying declarations.

This is sovereign US territory and will be defended with deadly force if attacked, or even threatened.
If attacked, retaliation with overwhelming force will be immediate and massive, without further notice, against all known headquarters or facilities of the known parties (muslim brotherhood.)
If the so-called local government is complicit and fails to provide effectual protection, its headquarters and facilities similarly will be utterly destroyed.
All foreign aid of ANY kind, direct or indirect (UN) will immediately cease for a minimum of 5 years. including "humanitarian" aid.
If Russia, China, Denmark or anyone else is willing to go in and give it a try, I say welcome to fiscal and cultural suicide.

Prepare everything necessary to achieve listed objectives AHEAD of time. Including all predetermined targets.

22 posted on 10/12/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: txhurl
We better get busy building this guy some care packages [comfortable coffins, and a nice burial plot somewhere.]

There; fixed it for you.

23 posted on 10/12/2012 10:23:35 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

Obama, creating shovel ready jobs, one Ambassador at a time.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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Feel bad for him. This is like the mafia’s car starting job. Not a good chance this guy survives.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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