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  • White House: Hillary Sent Classified Emails Despite Her Claim to the Contrary

    03/11/2015 7:06:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/11/15 | Aurelius
    Before Hillary Clinton’s news conference yesterday, Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the United States Department of State, stated that the White House could not immediately released the former Secretary of State’s emails because “it will take several months” to redact all the classified things she sent. Despite this, Ms. Clinton then stated in her press conference, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.” Someone is not telling the truth. Either Ms. Psaki lied in order to prevent the immediate release of...
  • The "Jobs for Jihad Delinquents" Program

    02/18/2015 4:35:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists. Just kidding. It's actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo' money, mo' money, mo' money. Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to "invest" in unnamed immigrant "communities" vulnerable to unnamed extremism. Some...
  • Hillary Clinton's Legacy: Defending Rapists and Sexual Predators

    06/19/2014 4:57:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week, audio of Hillary Clinton gleefully defending a child rapist was published by the Washington Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman. In 1975 during her time as an attorney, Clinton took on the case of Thomas Alfred Taylor, a man who brutally raped a 12-year-old girl at the age of 41. Clinton said she thought Taylor was guilty. The issue isn’t her defense of the accused rapist; after all, this is America and even the worst and most evil villains in our society are entitled to an attorney. Instead, the issue is Clinton’s behavior after getting Taylor out of a...
  • Sec. of State Clinton to be honored by V [WTF? Honored for embracing Muslim Brotherhood?]

    04/03/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | 4/3/12
    Secretary of StateHillaryClinton isbeing honored by Virginia Military Institute with the Distinguished Diplomat Award. Clinton will accept the honor on Tuesday and address students and faculty during a noon address on the Lexington campus. VMI's superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, calls the award "highly appropriate" based on Clinton's long and varied career on the national and international scene.
  • US State Dept to force gay agenda on foreign nations!

    03/30/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 03/30/2012 | n/a
    The Obama administration has announced that it is taking the unbelievable role of pushing the homosexual agenda around the world and punishing countries that don't comply. Back in July, MassResistance reported how the Pakistanis angrily denounced the US Embassy's open homosexual parties as "cultural terrorism." Well, that was just the beginning. Now, foreign countries which seek to protect their citizens against homosexuality and the homosexual movement will be actively confronted by America's State Department, foreign service, and other federal departments, according to a Presidential Memorandum released by the Obama Administration announced on Dec. 6. Unless countries around the world subordinate...
  • F-15 Silent Eagle scores two firsts with export license, flight test

    07/09/2010 4:14:08 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 7/8/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    Boeing on 8 July received a license to export the F-15 Silent Eagle to South Korea and tested in flight one of the key upgrades for the stealthy new design. "It was a big week for the F-15," says Brad Jones, Boeing director for F-15 development programmes. The US Department of State awarded the license after a two-month review based on an undisclosed export policy established in May, Jones says. South Korea is expected to issue a request for proposals for the F-X3 contract in the first quarter of 2011, Jones says. The F-15SE will compete with the Lockheed Martin...
  • Is State Dept Playing April Fools Joke on Israel?

    04/01/2010 10:29:11 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 12 replies · 479+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-1-10 | Bob McCarty
    Try to find information about Israel on the U.S. State Department web site today and you'll find: "We're sorry. That page can’t be found and may have moved."
  • U.S. State Department Approves $500,000 in Education/Training Aid to Guatemalan Military

    06/07/2008 2:25:21 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 251+ views
    (English-language translation) WASHINGTON - The Department of State cleared the way yesterday for the United States to provide military education and training to the Guatemala Air Force, Navy, and Corps of Engineers. An announcement published in the Federal Register reports that these institutions respect human rights and cooperate with civil judicial investigations of military personnel who "have been the object of credible accusations of having committed human-rights violations." This "certification" was a requirement towards activating half a million dollars the United States will dedicate to those ends, according to the so-called Foreign Operations Law of 2008. The [Guatemala] Army is...
  • More Passport Review Found at State

    03/26/2008 4:12:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 199+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/26/8 | MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
    State Department workers viewed passport applications containing personal information about high-profile Americans, including the late Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, at least 20 times since January 2007, The Associated Press has learned. That total is far more than disclosed last week with the news that presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama had been victims of improper snooping. An internal department review has found the additional instances of department employees or contractors looking at computerized passport files of politicians and celebrities, according to preliminary results. It has not been determined if the new cases also involved improper...
  • State Department Response to Cartoon Controversy

    02/04/2006 2:07:02 PM PST · by Cap Huff · 81 replies · 1,846+ views
    U.S. Department of State Press Briefing ^ | 3 February 2006 | Sean McCormack, Spokesman
    Excerpt from Daily Press Briefing: QUESTION: Yes? Can you say anything about a U.S. response or a U.S. reaction to this uproar in Europe over the Prophet Muhammad pictures? Do you have any reaction to it? Are you concerned that the violence is going to spread and make everything just -- MR. MCCORMACK: I haven't seen any -- first of all, this is matter of fact. I haven't seen it. I have seen a lot of protests. I've seen a great deal of distress expressed by Muslims across the globe. The Muslims around the world have expressed the fact that...
  • Westerners hunted over cartoons (Meanwhile, U.S. DoS bows to Islam and Repression -- BARF Alert)

    02/03/2006 3:24:43 PM PST · by Cornpone · 58 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Australian ^ | 4 February 2006 | The Australian
    MILITANTS threatened to kidnap or murder Western citizens as anger over the publication of caricatures of Mohammed spread around the Muslim world. Diplomats, journalists and aid workers fled Gaza and the West Bank yesterday as Palestinian gunmen searched hotels for citizens of countries where newspapers had printed the images, warning they were now targets. As Western governments tried to calm tensions ahead of Friday prayers in mosques across the Middle East, protesters burst into the building housing the Danish embassy in Jakarta and burned the Danish flag to show anger over the publication of the cartoons by a Danish newspaper....
  • Persecution Against Christian Converts in Iran Escalating

    12/02/2005 11:20:03 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 10 replies · 592+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Friday, December 02, 2005
    Christians in Iran, especially converts from Islam, have experienced growing persecution from the government since the new Iranian President was installed, according to reports. The recent wave of persecution traces back to the kidnapping and stabbing of an Iranian convert to Christianity named Ghorban Tori on Nov. 22. Since Tori’s death, not only was the church to which he belonged raided, but ten other Christians were arrested in other cities, including the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to Compass Direct. The murdered 50-year-old Tori was a leader of an independent house church of Christian converts in Gonbad-e-Kavus, a town east of...
  • At State, Some Employees Languish in Security Limbo (Meanwhile, in Foggy Bottom)

    08/20/2005 6:10:01 PM PDT · by Diplomom · 16 replies · 610+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2005 | Stephen Barr
    There are about 40 of them -- ghost employees of the State Department. They have had their security clearances suspended and are under investigation until officials decide whether to revoke or restore them. Some of the employees are Foreign Service officers with decades of experience. They say they have been waiting for as long as two and three years for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which investigates possible security risks, to make decisions in their cases. Daniel Hirsch, one of the diplomats with a suspended clearance, was recalled to Washington from a Central Asian nation after his wife sought marital...
  • Rice Warns Israel: Don't Stop with Gaza; Don't Create "Facts on the Ground" East of Jerusalem

    06/20/2005 9:16:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 114 replies · 1,554+ views
    DOS ^ | June 17, 2005
    Press Briefing to the Traveling Press Secretary Condoleezza Rice En Route to Shannon, Ireland June 17, 2005 SECRETARY RICE: Welcome aboard. I just want to talk a little bit about the first stop on our trip, which is to go to the Palestinian territories and then also to meet with the members of the Israeli government. And the principal reason for this trip, you’ll remember that the President said that he wanted me to come out before the disengagement and so this is an opportunity to see how the process of coordination is going between the parties as they get...
  • Iraqi Regime Devastates Environment of Marsh Arabs

    07/30/2003 5:09:11 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 12 replies · 764+ views
    Middle East/North Africa | Iraq The southern marshes as they looked in 2000. By May 2001, more than 90 percent of the Al 'Amarah and the Hawr al Hammar marshes were almost completely dry according to the UN Environmental Program. (DOS Photo) 24 April 2002Iraqi Regime Devastates Environment of Marsh Arabs Satellite imagery shows extensive injury to wetland ecosystemBy Jim Fuller Washington File Science Writer Washington — The marshlands of southern Iraq are a unique part of the world. The region, lying between the lower reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, is where the ancient Sumerians, it is...
  • The Disinformation Campaign is ON! (Was: Ambassador Says Critical Letter Is Hoax)

    07/15/2003 2:40:34 PM PDT · by jriemer · 80 replies · 386+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/15/02 | Reuters
    Ambassador Says Critical Letter Is Hoax WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. ambassador told the State Department Tuesday that a letter attributed to him and critical of career diplomats was a hoax, a U.S. official said. "The ambassador has said the letter is a complete fake and does not reflect his views," said a State Department official, who asked not to be named. The State Department will make a formal statement later Tuesday, he added. The Washington Times, which published the letter as though it were from Stephan Minikes, ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, withdrew the...
  • Sources cite inadequate preparation of Arabic-language interrogators

    09/18/2002 1:01:47 PM PDT · by BplusK · 4 replies · 294+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | September 18, 2002 | Joseph Farah and Jon Dougherty
    Iraq theater's Tower of Babel Sources cite inadequate preparation of Arabic-language interrogators Posted: September 18, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern Sources close to the preparations for a U.S. invasion of Iraq are concerned about what they perceive to be the military's inadequate preparation of Arabic-language interrogators – a critical component not only of a battlefield victory but a nation-building operation afterwards. Current training exercises emphasize battlefield interrogation techniques, overlooking the need for understanding tribal conflicts, terrorist infrastructures, Islamic politics and other concerns, say the sources. The important lessons learned in the low-intensity conflict in Afghanistan are not being properly assimilated into...
  • Is the Department of State "breaking ranks" with the President?

    08/16/2002 3:39:28 PM PDT · by BplusK · 27 replies · 254+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/16/02 | William Kristol
    The Axis of Appeasement The State Department "breaks ranks" with the president. "Leading Republicans from Congress, the State Department and past administrations have begun to break ranks with President Bush over his administration's high-profile planning for war with Iraq." --New York Times, August 16, 2002 WAIT A MINUTE. "Leading Republicans from . . . the State Department . . . have begun to break ranks with President Bush"? Isn't the State Department part of the Bush administration? How can its "leading Republicans"--Colin Powell and his deputy, Richard Armitage--"break ranks" with the president they work for? Let's be clear. President Bush's...
  • U.S. Blocks Money for Family Clinics Promoted by U.N.

    07/23/2002 3:03:51 AM PDT · by ppaul · 22 replies · 499+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/02 | TODD S. PURDUM
    WASHINGTON, July 22 — In a rebuff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, the Bush administration said today that it would not contribute to a United Nations agency that it contends provides aid to Chinese government agencies that force women to have abortions. At his Senate confirmation hearings last year, Secretary Powell praised the agency, the United Nations Population Fund, for its "invaluable work." A State Department fact-finding mission in May found no evidence that the program "knowingly supported or participated in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization." But the administration reversed course and...