Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Say No to military intervention in Syria

Congress must defeat President Obama’s War Powers resolution authorizing military action against the Assad regime in Syria. Continue reading

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CUSIB Applauds Appointment of Kevin Klose As RFE/RL President and CEO

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org) congratulates Kevin Klose upon his appointment to serve as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) President and CEO. Continue reading

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Sino-African media relations – Listening Post – Al Jazeera English

If this doesn’t alarm you, I don’t know what will. While our President and Congress dither over a fiscal cliff and gun control, Communist China is cleaning our clock in Africa. The economic re-colonization of Africa by a foreign power … Continue reading

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“We have fewer horses & bayonets, too”

“You mention the Navy,for example,and the fact that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor,we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama said during the final presidential debate. “We have these things called aircraft carriers and … Continue reading

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Libya Attack: Clinton Claims Responsibility For Libya Consulate Security

Last week, I asked if President Obama would throw Secretary of State Hillary Clinton under the bus as a consequence of the tragic errors that left US Ambassador Chris Stevens vulnerable to attack in Libya. Today, on the eve of … Continue reading

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ABC News: Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya

No, this is not a “bombshell” email.  It’s connection to the possible security unpreparedness at the Benghazi Consulate is tenuous at best. An anonymous State Department official provided ABC News with an internal email where Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy … Continue reading

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U.S. had early indications Libya attack tied to organized militants | Reuters

An American Ambassador can’t manage all the risks when posted aboard. The late Ambassador Chris Stevens probably knew this more than anyone. But after action reports and reviews are revealing the truth about the attack that led to Ambassador Stevens … Continue reading

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Former Navy SEALs died after coming to the aid of others – CNN.com

As we put time and distance between the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, the clearer we understand what transpired that day. We now know that Ambassador Chris Stevens, who perished, traveled in an armored vehicle and had, … Continue reading

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In the face of Middle East unrest: Keep on Tweetin’

I found this interesting article online at Foreign Policy magazine. It’s written by James K. Glassman, a former State Department official. Mr. Glassman encourages the use of social media and offers a balanced assessment of the State Department’s efforts, especially … Continue reading

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What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda — Updated 1X

    I was looking at the Wikileaks cables [To/From Washington & Embassy Tripoli, 2007-2009] and it appears the late US Ambassador Chris Stevens was aware of Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda. Since his name appears on a … Continue reading

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