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26-01-2017, 07:27 PM
Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
From the BBC:

Top US diplomats quit State Dept posts

From the article:

"These four were career foreign service officers who'd had years of experience managing both the department and foreign missions, and they leave a void.

"It's the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that's incredibly difficult to replicate," a chief of staff for former Secretary of State John Kerry, David Wade, told the Washington Post."
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26-01-2017, 07:33 PM
RE: Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
If the captain wants to ram the ship into an iceberg why should the crew stay to drown with him?

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26-01-2017, 07:33 PM
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The downside is that it creates more high-level vacancies that Dumpster can fill immediately with unqualified stooges and lackeys.

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26-01-2017, 07:35 PM
RE: Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
Does it matter? The captain is a madman. Doesn't matter who is turning valves in the engine room.

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26-01-2017, 07:39 PM
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(26-01-2017 07:33 PM)unfogged Wrote:  The downside is that it creates more high-level vacancies that Dumpster can fill immediately with unqualified stooges and lackeys.

I nominate Kanye West for diplomat to Mars.

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26-01-2017, 07:39 PM
RE: Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
As Trump works hard to ruin relations with other countries, our most experienced diplomats see the writing on the wall.
Maybe he can get some former contestants from his TV show to fill these vacancies.
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26-01-2017, 07:53 PM
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At least we know some people still have their integrity intact.

It will be interesting to see how many more people do the same.

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26-01-2017, 08:02 PM
RE: Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
(26-01-2017 07:39 PM)pablo Wrote:  As Trump works hard to ruin relations with other countries, our most experienced diplomats see the writing on the wall.
As I read the article, some were near retirement age with no advancement path anyway, and in any case would typically only have stayed on a little while to help with the transition. There is nothing about their resignation that is unusual or that they would publicly connect to Trump. The most you can say is maybe they left a little sooner rather than later.

Much as I despise Trump I don't see this as evidence of his perfidy. There is plenty of other evidence without needing to stretch for it.
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26-01-2017, 08:25 PM
RE: Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
Thread title is false.

They were asked to leave. Fired.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/politics/t...index.html

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26-01-2017, 08:27 PM
RE: Top US Diplomats Abandoning Trump
(26-01-2017 08:25 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  Thread title is false.

They were asked to leave. Fired.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/politics/t...index.html
They submitted letters of resignation per tradition. Trump simply accepted them. It's my understanding that he would have only asked them to stay for transition purposes anyway.
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