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  • Turkey withdraws ambassador to Israel

    05/31/2010 1:32:38 PM PDT · by WKUHilltopper · 14 replies · 583+ views
    Journal Gazette ^ | 5/31/2010 | Selcan Hacaoglu, AP
    Turkey withdraws ambassador to Israel By Selcan Hacaoglu | Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Israel and canceled three joint military drills on Monday after Israeli commandos killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens aboard a Palestinian aid convoy unofficially sponsored by Turkey. Furious Turkish protesters tried to storm Israel’s consulate in Istanbul then marched toward the city’s main square denouncing Israel because of the deaths, which drew condemnation from around the world. Arab countries expressed outrage and European countries with passengers aboard the ships summoned the Israeli ambassadors home and called for an investigation....
  • Vanity Question Regarding Alan Keyes

    03/01/2010 11:03:41 AM PST · by Global2010 · 11 replies · 386+ views
    Feb 2010
    Before I awoke this morning I had a dream. I dreamed of an idea and posting it to Free Republic. It seemed like a great idea during the dream. Here goes: Obama cannot find an Ambassador to the Vatican that the Vatican will accept. Obama wants to reach out or so he says to Conservatives..... I guess you all have guessed where this is going by now. Alan Keyes for Amabassador to the Vatican. In my dream some of you said Alan would never take such a position let alone under Obamas Presidency. I asked that Alan examine himself in...
  • Diplomat Whose Name Is Dirty Word in Arabic Rejected as Saudi Ambassador

    02/04/2010 12:46:51 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies · 1,319+ views
    FoxNews ^ | February 4, 2010
    A high-ranking Pakistani diplomat reportedly cannot be appointed ambassador to Saudi Arabia because in Arabic his name translates into a phrase more appropriate for a porn star, referring to the size of male genitals, Foreign Policy reported.
  • BREAKING: Iran Ambassador to Norway resigned/seeking asylum!

    01/05/2010 4:23:18 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 109 replies · 3,548+ views
    Twitter | Tues, January 5, 2010 | ?
    It's being tweeted that the Iranian Amb to Norway has resigned and is seeking asylum in Oslo. So far I have not seen it in the MSM. It's beeing tweeted that it is been published in a Norwegian paper. Anyone read the language? Things must be gettin real bad if Ambassadors are cutting and running, as one person posted.
  • Paying Off 'La Raza'

    12/17/2009 8:11:37 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies · 538+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 16, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    If you were president of the United States, would you hire an alleged former spy for Fidel Castro to be ambassador to El Salvador, a country teetering on the brink of hard-core socialism? President Obama just did. On Dec. 9, Obama nominated Mari Del Carmen Aponte to be ambassador to El Salvador, despite the fact that in the late 1990s, the FBI discovered that she was working with Cuban intelligence officers. According to Insight Magazine, "When the FBI eventually questioned her about her involvement with Cuban intelligence, she reportedly refused to cooperate." Why would Aponte escape the Obama administration's scrutiny?...
  • Raised About Obama’s Nominee for El Salvador Ambassador

    12/10/2009 8:18:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 383+ views
    big government ^ | 12/10/09 | Publius
    Today, the Obama White House announced the nomination of Mari Del Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. It is not Ms. Aponte’s first brush with an ambassadorship. In 1998, President Clinton nominated her to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. She was forced to withdraw her name from consideration over allegations of ties to the Cuban spy agency. From Washington Times, January 25, 1999: Miss Aponte’s withdrawal from consideration for the Dominican Republic post came after she was questioned by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about her contacts with Cuban government employees or agents. She told the panel...
  • Dear Mr Ambassador (full text Pope Benedict's welcome address to new US ambassador Miguel Diaz)

    10/02/2009 4:17:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 532+ views
    witl ^ | October 2, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    As promised, here's the fulltext of Pope Benedict's welcome address to the new US ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel Diaz, delivered within the hour: Your Excellency, I am pleased to accept the Letters by which you are accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America. I recall with pleasure my meeting with President Barack Obama and his family last July, and willingly reciprocate the kind greetings which you bring from him. I also take this occasion to express my confidence that diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See, formally initiated twenty-five years...
  • Joe Wilson Lied

    09/15/2009 8:04:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 543+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-15-09 | Wordsmith
    This one: Not this one: Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) appears to be a decent and honorable man. Part of his background includes military service (with four sons currently serving). His impassioned outburst during President Obama's healthcare speech may seem out of step with his character and his military discipline, but he vented/channeled what many frustrated Americans were shouting into their tv sets, while provoking a million-mob strong march to turn out in D.C.: You LIE. Not only is former ambassador Joe Wilson a liar; but the current president of the United States is one, too. Congressman Wilson broke decorum and...
  • What's the dirt on Jeffrey Bleich?

    09/13/2009 11:29:16 PM PDT · by beagleone · 9 replies · 1,147+ views
    Vanity | 9/14/09
    The Obama Administration has named Jeffrey Bleich as US Ambassador to Australia. Does anyone have any dirt on him that would normally not be found in the mainstream media reports on his appointment? I'm in Australia and I'm trying to research this lib. Van Jones style dirt would be awesome but I'll settle for just super-lib stuff. Thanks.
  • Vatican rejects Kennedy diplomat role (Caroline)

    08/28/2009 1:24:49 AM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies · 1,280+ views
    Irish ^ | April 13, 2009 | PADDY AGNEW
    ITALIAN MEDIA sources last weekend reported that the Holy See has rejected the possible appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US Ambassador to the Vatican. Milan-based daily Il Giornale, owned by the family of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said that the Vatican has rejected three possible choices by the Obama government for the post of US ambassador, including that of Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy. Il Giornale claims that the appointment of a new US ambassador to succeed Mary Ann Glendon has proved difficult because of the “strained” relations between the White House and the Holy See,...
  • Obama's Vatican ambassador arrives in Rome

    08/27/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,007+ views
    cna ^ | August 27, 2009
    Dr. Miguel Humberto Diaz Rome, Italy, Aug 27, 2009 / 12:03 pm (CNA).- This morning Dr. Miguel Diaz arrived in Rome with his family to begin serving in his new position as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador-designate Diaz said that he and his family are looking forward to the coming weeks and that he hopes to "deepen and expand upon the special relationship" between the U.S. and the Vatican.Dr. Miguel Humberto Diaz, arrived with his family this morning at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport. Prior to leaving the U.S. he was sworn in as ambassador on August...
  • Sweden at Odds with Ambassador over Anti-Israel Article

    08/20/2009 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 608+ views ^ | 8/20/09 | staff
    ( The Swedish government distanced itself Thursday from an ambassador's condemnation of an article accusing Israeli troops of stealing Palestinian Authority Arabs' organs. The Swedish Foreign Ministry clarified that, unlike Ambassador to Israel Elisabet Borsiin Bonnier, it does not view the article as “appalling.” In addition to calling the article “shocking and appalling,” Bonnier said, “freedom of the press and freedom of expression are freedoms which carry a certain responsibility.”
  • Vatican ambassador nominee will adopt 'common ground approach'

    07/23/2009 6:21:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 554+ views
    cna ^ | July 22, 2009
    Dr. Miguel Diaz Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2009 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- Dr. Miguel Diaz, President Obama's nominee to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, spoke at his confirmation hearing this morning in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In his remarks, Diaz pledged to "embrace President Obama and Secretary Clinton's diplomatic vision of leading through active listening and learning from others to seek common ground."Before delivering his remarks, Diaz was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who described him as "a faithful Catholic...a gifted theologian...a respected scholar...a natural teacher...and a dedicated bridge-builder." According to...
  • Ambassador Praises Task Force for Contributions in Iraq

    07/16/2009 4:31:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Mark Miranda, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, July 16, 2009 – The U.S. ambassador to Iraq met with soldiers and leaders of Task Force Pathfinder here July 12 to thank them for their contributions and to discuss military support of provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill talks with Army Lt. Col. Michael Eastman, commander of Task Force Pathfinder, July 12, 2009, at Contingency Operating Base Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mark Miranda  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “What we’re seeing is a crucial year, and it’s good to see the military...
  • A few words of advice for Israel's new diplomatic face in the U.S.

    07/13/2009 10:03:20 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 1 replies · 279+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | By Marco Greenberg
    When's the last time the Government of Israel made a decision that really and truly made you proud? This week's This Hyphenated Life column is dedicated to just such a moment. While Bibi's speech to the Arab world in Cairo last month might have done it for some, in most cases, this bloated government is not a source of inspiration. Yet, I had such a 'wow, that's terrific' reaction after hearing that Michael Oren was appointed as Israel's next ambassador to the United States. Rather than just echo the initial reactions, let's both provide perspective and look forward. Not only...
  • Maltese newspaper editor comments on Kmiec’s proposed ambassadorship

    07/08/2009 10:03:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 530+ views
    cna ^ | July 8, 2009
    Valletta, Malta, Jul 8, 2009 / 12:14 am (CNA).- The editor of a Malta newspaper has commented on President Barack Obama’s choice of Prof. Doug Kmiec as ambassador to Malta, describing the appointment as “somewhat of a poisoned chalice” and noting the controversies concerning Kmiec and his campaign to elect Obama to the American presidency.Noel Grima, editor of the Malta Independent Online, said that though Kmiec was a Catholic and a pro-life person he has “fallen foul” of some Catholic leaders for his public stances on abortion and other pro-life issues.Noting Kmiec’s past as a law school dean, a law...
  • Donors Find a Home in Obama's Ambassador Corps

    07/03/2009 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 343+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/3/09 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and YUKA HAYASHI
    The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has seen its share of luminaries in the ambassador's suite. Former Vice President Walter Mondale, former Senate Majority Leaders Mike Mansfield and Howard Baker and former House Speaker Tom Foley are among those who have brokered relations with a complex and critical ally in a region bristling with military and trade tensions.
  • Another Chicagoan, Fay Hartog-Levin, tapped for Obama ambassadorship

    07/02/2009 2:40:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 564+ views ^ | July 2, 2009 | Lynn Sweet
    Another Chicago area resident, Fay Hartog-Levin, a longtime Democratic activist and fund-raiser and an early career supporter of Barack Obama, was tapped Thursday to be ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Her husband, Daniel Levin, is the chairman of The Habitat Company and the founder of the East Bank Club. Valerie Jarrett, before joining the Obama White House as a senior advisor, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company. Levin's cousins are Michigan Democrats, Sen. Carl Levin and his brother, Rep. Sandy Levin. A Winnetka resident, Hartog-Levin is a senior consultant at the Res Publica...
  • Holy See ambassador nominee faces ‘difficult task’ in Rome, Weigel says

    07/02/2009 10:04:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 300+ views
    cna ^ | July 2, 2009
    Washington D.C., Jul 2, 2009 / 01:25 am (CNA).- Catholic commentator George Weigel has written an “open letter” to Dr. Miguel Diaz, President Obama’s nominated ambassador to the Holy See, advising him to focus on common agreement between the Vatican and the United States in his “difficult task.”Writing in his weekly column, Weigel suggested Diaz, a theology professor at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, cultivate intellectual contacts during his diplomatic work. According to Weigel—who is biographer of the late Pope John Paul II—previous Ambassadors Jim Nicholson and Mary Ann Glendon were “particularly successful”...
  • Study: 19 Ambassador Nominees Bundled $4.8 Million for President's Campaign, Inauguration

    06/19/2009 8:44:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies · 536+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    If all goes according to plan, Colorado businessman Vinai Thummalapally will soon be moving to a Central American tourist paradise to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Belize. Thummalapally was President Obama's roommate at Occidental College in 1979. As Barbara and Vinai Thummalapally described it to the Colorado Springs Gazette, they "used to party with (the president) in college. He was the guy who'd drink a few beers, maybe take a toke, stay up until 4 a.m. then excuse himself to crank out an 'A' paper due that morning. ... He was Barry, the...