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… Wrong , Vickie , Very Wrong [#economics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 30th,2014

.. Victoria Nuland is apparently a true ObamaCrap …

.. and that is a big problem for U.S. policy ..

.. her idea is that His Lordship ‘ s policies have brought Russia into economic line . Wrong ,Very Wrong …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. it is the plunging price of a barrel of oil , and its effects on the Russian economy that are acting to bring Russia to heel . Russia is a borderline Second World economy with a First World nuclear force . Their economy is grossly underdeveloped , with much of it focused on state – controlled companies and state enterprises . Some are economically viable ; others are not . that is what is working , not POTUS ‘ policy choices …

.. Russia ‘ s economy is far too heavily dependent on oil and natural resources for its economic development . That , and the concentration of economic forces in the state sector , make Russia waaaay too vulnerable to an economic price shock . Which is what is is going on now , not the effect of sanctions ….

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… You Have to be Kidding Me … (She got a Promotion ???)

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 30th,2013

You have got to be kidding me , She gets a promotion ???

… from the Daily Caller (Vince Coglianese)

Obama promotes Benghazi talking points editor to assistant secretary of state

The woman responsible for completely removing references to terrorism from the Benghazi

talking points has been nominated by President Obama to become an assistant secretary

of state.

Victoria Nuland — the State Department spokeswoman who famously altered the talking

points regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 attack — will become assistant secretary of state

for European and Eurasian affairs if the nomination clears the Senate.

It’s a toxic nomination for the president to put forward, particularly as congressional

Republicans hammer the administration for failures in readiness and response to the

attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Nuland is a central character in those criticisms, having expressed “serious concerns”

about any mention of terrorism.

Four Americans died in the terror attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Christopher Stevens.

.. considering the monkeyshines that she was involved in , Victoria Nuland deserves to

be fired , NOW . A promotion ? That is waaaay beyond outrageous ! .

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… Are You Kidding Me ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 27th,2013

Victoria Nuland , the hack who had an active hand in monkeying around with the Benghazi – related talking points , is getting a promotion ???

.. What a joke !

… She deserves an indictment , a conviction , and a loooong prison sentence . Not a new job . What a frickin ‘ joke . A hack gets promoted , while professional and career Foreign Service Officers like Greg Hicks are sent (likely , permanently) to the bench . How ridiculous is that .

[h/t — WhiteHouseDossier.com]

The  State Department spokeswoman who played a pivotal role in deleting portions of the Benghazi talking points has been tapped by President Obama for a plum new post, bagging a nomination to become assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

Nuland is a career foreign service officer who had held many high-level positions, including under George W. Bush. But her nomination to handle the European portfolio will likely be seen by Republicans as an example of the president flipping the bird their way.

Senate confirmation in the current environment would seem unlikely, at best.

During the process of whittling the original CIA talking points down, a reference to participation in the Benghazi attack by al Qaeda-linked elements was deleted. Nuland had expressed “serious concerns” about mentioning the terrorists. And she also asserted that including references to previous attacks against foreigners in Benghazi “could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.”

Nuland was particularly aggressive, pursuing the matter until the concerns of her superiors were satisfied.

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… Steve Hayes is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 20th,2013

Steve is right

.. I am referring to Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard . He is more right than he realizes .

.. Yea , we have received 100 pages of White House – released e – mails . However , I most strongly doubt that this is it . There are likely lots more e – mails than that . According to Neil Munro of the [Daily Caller] , there is a 2 day gap in the process . Uh – Huh , the first 2 days , right after the attacks (September 13th & 14th) . The e – mails and the CYA mode start on September 15th .

.. Simple . To reiterate . Release the e = mails . Redact what one must , within reason , for national security reasons . But release the e – mails .

.. ALL OF THEM !! ..

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