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  • Madeleine Albright on fascism and the "most undemocratic president" in U.S. history

    04/10/2018 12:51:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 10, 2018
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is warning of a looming worldwide political threat. In her new book, "Fascism: A Warning," she argues contemporary world leaders are turning to the same tactics used by fascists like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini nearly a century ago. "We should be awake to the assault on democratic values that has gathered strength in many countries abroad and that is dividing America at home," she writes. Albright pointed to politics in countries like Hungary, Turkey, the Philippines, Poland and Venezuela. She also addresses President Trump in her book, writing: "If we think of fascism...
  • Madeleine Albright: Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

    04/06/2018 12:41:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | April 6, 2018 | MADELEINE ALBRIGHT
    Fascism poses a more serious threat now than at any time since the end of World War II. On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead. To guard against a recurrence, the survivors of war and the Holocaust joined forces to create the United Nations, forge global financial institutions and — through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights —...
  • Madeleine Albright: Trump Is ‘Most Anti-Democratic Leader’ in American History

    04/05/2018 4:57:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 120 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 4, 2018 | Haris Alic
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright threw jabs at President Donald Trump, calling him the "most anti-democratic leader" in America’s history, during an interview published by NPR on Tuesday. Albright, who served as secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton, sat down with NPR to promote her upcoming book, Fascism: A Warning. In the interview, Albright opined about how she believes the United States has receded from the world since Trump took office. "We're not fulfilling the role that we're supposed to,"Albright said. "I see it as the most unbelievable step backwards, because I do believe...
  • Madeleine Albright worries Rex Tillerson doesn't love his job

    10/19/2017 6:22:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2017 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Madeleine Albright said Thursday she's worried that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doesn't love his job as much as she did. "I loved being secretary of state, I thought it was the most incredible job in the world," she said on CNN. "And I don't kind of see Secretary Tillerson seeing it quite that way."
  • Madeleine Albright: "I Am Ready To Register As A Muslim"

    01/26/2017 9:46:27 AM PST · by Weeble · 6 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/26/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Having told Americans that "there's a special place in hell for women who don't [vote for Hillary]," during the presidential campaign. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attempted to show solidarity with American Muslims (as fears rise over President Trump's executive actions on immigration), by tweeting this drivel... I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity. — Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) January 25, 2017 We are sure American Muslims appreciate her support. Albright joins ADL director Jonathan Greenblatt who said in November he would register as...
  • Defending the General

    11/14/2003 10:35:39 AM PST · by van_erwin · 60 replies · 163+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 13th, 2003 | Fred Kaplan
    I don't know whether Gen. Wesley Clark is qualified to be president, but Peter J. Boyer's profile in this week's New Yorker—which paints him as scarily unqualified—is an unfair portrait as well as a misleading, occasionally inaccurate précis of the 1999 Kosovo war and Clark's role in commanding it.Boyer relies heavily on some of Clark's fellow retired Army generals who clearly despise him. The gist of their critique, as Boyer summarizes, is that Clark, while a brilliant analyst, "had a certainty about the rightness of his views which led to conflicts with his colleagues and, sometimes, his superiors." I have...
  • For Susan Rice Benghazi Was Kenya 1998 Deja Vu - Embassies Bombed, Americans Died

    12/01/2012 11:13:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Parallels: A mission was attacked after warnings, Americans were killed after security requests were denied, and a diplomat went on TV to explain it all — our current U.N. ambassador, after embassy bombings in 1998. 'What troubles me so much is the Benghazi attack in many ways echoes the attacks on both embassies in 1998, when Susan Rice was head of the African region for our State Department," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday after two hours with our U.N. ambassador. "In both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security." In both cases, Susan Rice was involved more than she...
  • Albright: 'Nobody is going to die' from Clinton emails

    06/03/2016 6:02:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while at the State Department will not kill anyone, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Friday. But Donald Trump's rhetoric might, the Clinton ally suggested. "She has said she made a mistake, and nobody is going to die as a result of anything that happened on emails," Albright told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day," after the host broached the multifaceted criticism and concerns about Clinton's foreign policy from opponents and supporters alike.
  • The next US Secretary of State?

    03/31/2016 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Say it isn't so. Could this actually be the next US Secretary of State (Hat Tip: Barak Ravid)? Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met during his visit to Washington Wendy Sherman, an adviser to the US Democratic Party's presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, the foreign affairs ministry announced on Thursday. The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that during the meeting Sherman listened to Shoukry's evaluations of political and economic developments taking place in Egypt, the country's regional and international relations, as well as the country's efforts to fight terrorism. "The meeting reflected the mutual wish to...
  • Albright at Clinton Rally: 'Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don't Help Each Other'

    02/08/2016 3:37:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Weekly Standart ^ | 02/06/16 | John McCormack
    At a rally before a few hundred people on Saturday, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright suggested that women who vote for Bernie Sanders are buying a one-way ticket to "a special place in Hell."
  • Madeleine Albright: Iran deal is a win-win

    08/31/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:50 AM ET, Mon August 31, 2015 | Madeleine K. Albright
    The United States and Iran have been locked in an adversarial relationship since the 1979 hostage crisis. Having worked for President Jimmy Carter, I viewed the country through the prism of that experience when I served in the Clinton administration. Nevertheless, as secretary of state I felt it important to explore the possibility of developing a less chilly relationship with Iran. During my time in office, we offered to engage in dialogue, but the Iranians were not ready. In the end, although we improved the relationship on the margins, we failed to make much of a dent in the thick...
  • Clinton adviser on Israel [Sandy Berger] had commercial ties to Middle East

    08/08/2015 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright Stonebridge Group, has engaged in business in more than 100 countries around the world, according...
  • Madeleine Albright: Senate Iran letter 'outrageous' (video at link)

    03/11/2015 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 3/11/15
    Former U.S. secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about the controversial letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton's e-mails and how much progress has been made when it comes to gender equality.
  • U.S. stance let terror network grow

    11/06/2001 4:59:34 PM PST · by tomball · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 11/06/01 | Mary Pat Flaherty, David B. Ottaway and James V. Grimaldi
    - Each year, the U.S. State Department formally rebukes and imposes penalties on governments that protect and promote terrorists. But since 1996, when the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the nation harboring Osama bin Laden has never made the department's list of terrorist-sponsoring countries. The omission reflects more than a decade of vexing relations between the United States and Afghanistan, a period that found the State Department more focused on U.S. oil interests and women's rights than on the growing terrorist threat, according to experts and current and former officials. It was not until 1998, when two U.S. embassy bombings ...
  • Secrets of Saddam's nuclear programme hidden under tree

    09/25/2004 1:15:57 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 25, 2004 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    AN IRAQI scientist-turned-author says the most significant pieces of his country’s dormant nuclear programme were buried under a lotus tree in his backyard, untouched for more than a decade before the US-led invasion in 2003.But their existence, Dr Mahdi Obeidi writes in a new book, is evidence that the international community should remain vigilant as other countries try to replicate Iraq’s successes before the 1991 Gulf war to develop components necessary for a nuclear weapon. In The Bomb in my Garden, Dr Obeidi details Saddam’s quest for a nuclear bomb: "Although Saddam never had nuclear weapons at his disposal, the...
  • Declassified U.N. Cables Reveal Turning Point in Rwanda Crisis of 1994 (The Smoking Gun)

    06/06/2014 12:44:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    NY Slime ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mark Ladner
    WASHINGTON — On April 12, 1994, six days after a plane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down, setting off a wave of killings, Madeleine K. Albright, the American ambassador to the United Nations at the time, sent a cable to the State Department proposing that the United States take the lead in pushing to withdraw most of the United Nations peacekeeping force operating there. Ms. Albright’s tersely worded cable, recently declassified, starkly captures the reluctance of the United States to respond to the deepening crisis in Rwanda. When most of the United Nations force was withdrawn shortly afterward, leaving the...
  • Helios Towers Africa May Seek To Raise $500 Million For Cell Tower Investments

    05/21/2014 1:58:22 PM PDT · by mgist · 4 replies
    Helios Investment Partners is an Africa-focused private investment firm backed by funds managed by George Soros, Madeleine Albright and Jacob Rothschild’s family interests and RIT Capital Partners. One of its subsidiaries Helios Towers Africa, in July of last year picked up more than 1,000 mobile phone towers in Tanzania from cellular operator Vodacom, a local cellular operator there backed by Vodafone. That deal ended up as a three way venture with Vodacom itself, Helios and with competing cellcom carrier Millicom as well. With the enormous capex needs of a growth industry in a very large continent, increasingly Vodafonemobile carriers in...
  • Ayotte: Rice Went Beyond Benghazi Talking Points

    12/04/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by haffast · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | Sun, Dec 2, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went beyond the talking points she was given on the terrorist attack in Libya when she appeared on Sunday talk shows shortly after the Sept. 11 attack. Ayotte, along with five other senators, met with Rice on the Hill this week to discuss her reaction to the attack, which left four Americans dead. Ayotte said she was “very troubled” by what she heard, noting specifically that Rice had read the classified intelligence briefings saying that al-Qaida was behind the attack and did not mention that in her television appearances. Ayotte also...
  • Report on Benghazi attack cites "systemic failures" [Miami news says "no one person to blame"]

    12/19/2012 2:45:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2012
    - An independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cited "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department. The attacks killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The failures resulted in a security plan "that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the 39-page, unclassified version of the report concluded.
  • How Susan Rice Covered Up the Kenya Embassy Bombings 14 Years Before Benghazigate

    12/02/2012 5:05:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 12/2.12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before you read this, keep in mind that all this is just unjustified racism because Susan Rice had nothing to do with any of it. Except for the parts that she had to do with. In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot. The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response,...