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Worst Department of State, ever

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is someone’s brilliant idea of an effective strategy to deal with Putin over Ukraine: To echo @BarackObama today-proud to stand #UnitedForUkraine World should stand together with one voice pic.twitter.com/VeMt578UdY — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) March 26, 2014   Word of advice to Secretary Kerry and President Obama: Communitarianism is not a foreign […]

 

John Kerry focuses the State Department like a laser… On climate change

Posted by: Phineas on March 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, as we all know, Man-caused climate change the Dread Demon Carbon Dioxide is the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,” a threat we have to deal with now and with all our efforts. Not nukes in the hands of Iranian mullahs yearning to bring about their version of the Apocalypse. […]

 

Have we ever had a more fatuous Secretary of State than John Kerry?

Posted by: Phineas on March 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Really, all that seems able to come out of that mouth of his is an endless stream of meaningless blather that would make Sir Humphrey Appleby proud. Courtesy of Hot Air, this is what Kerry had to say about the Ukraine crisis yesterday: Secretary of State John Kerry said that “all options […]

 

Foreign Service officers revolt against lousy Obama appointees

Posted by: Phineas on February 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In the Catholic Church, the sin was called “simony,” the buying and selling of sacred offices, such as bishoprics. The practice was one of the abuses that lead to the Reformation. Now Foreign Service officers are rising against a secular simony, the Obama administration’s appointment of unqualified ambassadors who also happen to […]

 

#Benghazi: Lady Macbeth regrets

Posted by: Phineas on January 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee-in-waiting (1) spoke before the annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association in New Orleans last weekend and took full responsibility for the security lapses at Benghazi that led to the deaths of four Americans, including the Ambassador, saying, “I was in charge, but I put politics […]

 

#Benghazi: consulate staff pleaded for help during attack

Posted by: Phineas on November 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s enough to make one want to punch a wall in frustration: State Department employees at the Benghazi compound knew they were in a death trap and made a series of radio distress calls to the CIA annex during the terror assault last year, according to congressional sources familiar with recent testimony […]

 

#Benghazi: attackers knew where the “secret” safe room was

Posted by: Phineas on November 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As if we needed more proof that there was no way this was the product of some “spontaneous” demonstration in protest against a video hardly anyone saw, one of the survivors has testified that the jihadis knew their way around the compound, including where the ambassador’s “safe room” was: The terrorists who […]

 

Kerry on the Hill: “Assad used chemical weapons because Obama is weak.”

Posted by: Phineas on September 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wow. Per Marc Thiessen of AEI, here’s what the Secretary of State said am few minutes ago while testifying before a Senate committee on the need to intervene in Syria: One of the reasons Assad has been using these materials is because they have, up until now, made the calculation that the West writ […]

 

#Benghazi: Cover up complete, scapegoats rehabilitated

Posted by: Phineas on August 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas They’ve served their purpose, after all: Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton after the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi do not deserve any formal disciplinary action and has asked them to come back to work […]

 

#Benghazi: And, just like that, the missing colonel is found

Posted by: Phineas on July 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Funny how that works, when Congress controls the appropriations leash: The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa on the night armed terrorists staged a military-style assault on an American diplomatic outpost in […]