Skip to comments.Veteran United States diplomat takes up Libya ambassador post
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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Anyone have any backdrop on him?
I'm with stupid....
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 (19871990), Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism (19911993), U.S. Ambassador to Chad (19931996), and Political Advisor to General Zinni USMC, Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command (19972000). 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.
We better get busy building this guy some care packages.
What's a respected arabist?
Well he’s from Maine...I lived up there for 14yrs maybe he’s just trying to get away from the winter...lol
Someone who 'feels their pain'?
One that still has his head?
Poor Mr. Pope.
I wonder who HE pissed off.
LOL it will be interesting to see the security team they assemble for him.
Clearly sending in a guy with the last name of Pope is against Mohammed is it not?....sarc
Thanks you much for that....!
I have a picture in my mind of them putting him off the plane in Tripoli blindfolded then flying off.
Fer cryin’ out loud, if the muslims can’t get the subtle ironic humor of a new crusade in Libya.. /s
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?
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?
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.
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.
There; fixed it for you.
Obama, creating shovel ready jobs, one Ambassador at a time.
Feel bad for him. This is like the mafia’s car starting job. Not a good chance this guy survives.