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  • Donald Trump has been far tougher on Russia than obama, who is the real traitor

    07/18/2018 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-17-18 | DrJohn
    The liberal media outrage over the last 24 hours is impressive. Predictable and stupid, but impressive. Donald Trump has been far tougher on Russia than obama ever was. Obama was a push over for Russia: Barack Obama sold out our Eastern European allies on missile defense. He slow-walked aid to Ukraine and did little more than shrug when Crimea was annexed. He said “never mind” on his own “red line” in Syria and turned a blind eye to Putin’s intervention there, in large part because of his obsessions with getting the Iran deal. The Russian meddling in our elections started...
  • State Department says consulate employees in China suffering similar symptoms to those in Cuba

    06/07/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Rick Moran
    The mystery illness that struck several employees at the US embassy in Cuba appears to have hit some US diplomats in China. The State Department says they have evacuated some employees and their families from our consulate in Guangzhou, China after one diplomat was sent home with symptoms eerily similar to the sickness that caused the US government to recall more than half or our embassy staff in Havana.  NBCNews: Heather Nauert, the State Department's spokeswoman, said "several" consulate employees had returned to the United States from China for further evaluation after they were screened as part of a task...
  • A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill

    06/06/2018 6:43:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS and JANE PERLEZ
    GUANGZHOU, China A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China widened on Wednesday. The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans who fell ill in China after hearing strange noises, officials said. Many other employees at the American Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and their family members are also being tested by a State Department medical team that has been flown in, officials said. It is unclear how many of them are exhibiting symptoms, but officials expect more American personnel...
  • US, KRG lay cornerstone for new Consulate building in Erbil (Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq)

    04/23/2018 9:53:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | April 23, 2018 | Sangar Ali
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) The US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, along with the Kurdistan Regions Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, on Monday announced the start of constructing a new US Consulate in the capital of the semi-autonomous region. In a statement delivered at a ceremony in Erbil, Barzani said that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) welcomes the construction of the compound, one of the largest in the world, and that it is a sign of US confidence and trust in the Kurdistan Region, now and in its future. He mentioned that the project is an indicator that Washington wants to...
  • Turkey resumes pressure on US Consulate staff

    02/01/2018 8:21:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | February 1, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Turkey has reneged on its pledge to not hound locally employed staff at US missions on its soil, with police interrogating a Turkish citizen working for the US Consulate in Istanbul yesterday, Al-Monitor has learned. The move could likely accelerate the US administration's plans to apply targeted visa sanctions against Turkish officials deemed to be involved in the unlawful detentions of US Consulate staff,provided that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives final approval, sources close to the Donald Trump administration told Al-Monitor.The sources, who spoke on strict condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the topic, said the...
  • Turkey-US row: Erdogan 'upset' by visa suspension (issues warrant for 2nd US consulate worker)

    10/10/2017 4:13:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    BBC Europe ^ | 9 October 2017 | none stated
    Turkey has also suspended visa services in the US. Prosecutors are seeking another consulate worker for questioning as a suspect, the state news agency reports. snip It said the suspect's wife and child had been detained in the city of Amasya, in northern central Turkey.
  • Smoke seen pouring from Russian consulate in San Francisco (1 day before deadline to close)

    09/01/2017 1:06:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 20 minutes ago | GARANCE BURKE and ERIC RISBERG
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia.</p> <p>Firefighters who arrived at the scene were turned away by consulate officials who came from inside the building.</p>
  • A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.)

    11/12/2009 8:32:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 564+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/13/09 | Choi Yushik
    /begin my translation A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.) Choi Yushik in Beijing 2009/11/13 Authorities looking into various possibilities A consul at N. Korean Consulate in Shenyang, China, was recently found dead in the city, raising tension among the diplomatic circles in China. A source on N. Korea in Beijing said on Nov. 12, "A consul in charge of economic affairs at N. Korean Consulate in Shenyang was found dead on Oct. 30. Chinese authorities are investigating." The consul went missing in early October, which prompted rumors. One version said he may have escaped to...
  • Shootout at U.S. Consulate... Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:39:16 AM PST · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 1/12/2017 | Unknown
    A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.
  • Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

    07/03/2016 7:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-4-16 | BBC
    A suspected suicide attacker has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, local media reports say. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead.
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Krecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Krecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

    03/29/2016 8:35:08 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 29, 11:23 AM EDT | By MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears. The two agencies said dependents of American staffers at the U.S. consulate in Adana, the Incirlik air base and two other locations must leave. The so-called "ordered departure" notice means the relocation costs will be covered by the government. In a statement, the military's European Command said the step "allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region."
  • Bomb blast, US consulate attacked in Istanbul: Reports

    08/10/2015 7:30:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8-10-15 | Phillip Tutt
    A car bomb attack at a police station has killed four people and injured up to 10 people, while the city's U.S. consulate has also come under fire, news agencies have reported. Reuters, quoting Turkey's Dogan news agency, reported that at a police station in the Istanbul neighborhood had been rocked by a blast early on Monday morning. The agency, quoting the Istanbul's governor's office, added that three attackers and a police officer had been killed in an exchange of gunfire following the explosion. Istanbul police headquarters confirmed to Dogan that three police officers and seven civilians were wounded in...
  • Egypt Car Bomb: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Fatal Italian Consulate Explosion

    07/11/2015 6:31:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/11/2015 | By Christopher Zara
    Pope Francis on Saturday condemned a fatal car-bomb attack outside the Italian Consulate in Cairo, where one person was killed and eight others were injured. According to the Associated Press, the pope sent a telegram to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calling for political and religious players at all levels to unite their efforts to combat with ever more determination the plague of terrorism and to promote harmony and solidarity. The explosion took place in the early-morning hours, causing heavy damage to the building and sparking fears that Islamic militants have begun a fresh round of attacks against foreigners, Reuters...
  • Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail

    03/06/2009 5:37:34 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 511+ views
    (AFP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News | n/a
    Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail Ringleader Kevin James was 'architect, mastermind of very troubling offense, judge says AFP Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News The ringleader of a radical Islamic group that planned to bomb Israeli assets and US military facilities in California was on Friday jailed for 16 years, justice officials said. Kevin James, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the United States through terror for his part in the plot, which involved three co-conspirators currently in custody. Prosecutors said the plotters were part of Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS,) which was founded by James...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for deadly US consulate blast in Iraq that killed two and injured 8

    04/18/2015 12:36:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2015-04-18 | AFP
    The Islamic State group claimed credit on Saturday a bombing near the US consulate in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region a day earlier that killed two Turks. 'Security detachments were able to... detonate a car bomb left at the American consulate building in the city that led to the killing and wounding of many of them,' ISIS said in a daily audio message posted online. But the US State Department said the bombing in Ainkawa, near Kurdish regional capital Arbil, did not kill or wound any consular employees. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3044749/IS-claims-deadly-US-consulate-blast-Iraq.html#ixzz3XgvqF6RE Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • What Were Armed US Consulate Staff Doing near Adei Ad?

    01/04/2015 11:14:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/15 | Ari Soffer
    The full details of Friday's clash between residents of the Jewish village of Adei Ad in Samaria and a delegation from the US Consulate in Jerusalem - which very nearly escalated into a fully-fledged shootout between the sides - are still emerging. But those details which have emerged so far paint a worrying picture regarding the conduct of Consulate staff - who either willingly took part in a planned provocation, or else, in a staggering show of irresponsibility and unprofessionalism, recklessly blundered into a volatile and potentially deadly situation without the slightest idea of what they were doing. Roughly two...
  • Settlers clash with US consulate security near West Bank outpost

    01/02/2015 9:29:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ynet ^ | 1/2/2015 | Elior Levy
    A confrontation broke out between security personnel from the American consulate and settlers from the Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank on Friday, after settlers hurled stones at two vehicles from the consulate. According to both Palestinian and settler sources, the American security guards drew their weapons at the settlers. A preliminary police investigation of the clashes between American security personnel and Israeli settlers discovered the consulate employees had arrived at the Adei Ad outpost in Samaria without coordination with the appropriate defense officials. An official from the village of Turmus Ayya, near the scene of the incident, said...
  • Report: Consulate source says Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released as early as tonight

    10/01/2014 7:57:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 99 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-1-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Craig McKee - WISN @McKeeWISN BREAKING: Consulate Source: U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi to be released from Mexico tonight or Thursday morning. #breaking #wisn12
  • Mexican Consulate brings ID services to Wisconsin

    09/29/2014 6:59:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox11 ^ | 9/29/14 | ap
    <p>APPLETON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin officials are working to better serve the rapidly growing Hispanic community in the state, with a little help from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.</p> <p>A mobile version of the Chicago-based office issued passports and consular identification cards to hundreds of Mexican nationals at an Appleton church last week, Post-Crescent Media reported. About 800 people took advantage of the services at First English Lutheran Church from last Wednesday to Saturday, according to Alfredo Gomez Sepulveda, a coordinator of the consulates mobile program.</p>