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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,431
    I'm guessing that every person has classified crap laying around.  Hillary had it in her emails, Pence, Trump and Biden had files.  I bet Obama had some on that hotrod Blackberry he loved so much, lol!
    they all declassified them by thinking about them though.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    Neither Biden nor Pence required a search warrant to seize the documents which says more about tfg than it does them. 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 44,117
    Neither Biden nor Pence required a search warrant to seize the documents which says more about tfg than it does them. 
    Neither refused to return them, as well, even after a subpoena....thus avoiding a so called raid on their home. 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    Hilarious because I heard some GOP dipshit over the weekend yammering about why Biden even had classified docs since he was only VP.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2, Nashville, Louisville 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    Hilarious because I heard some GOP dipshit over the weekend yammering about why Biden even had classified docs since he was only VP.
    I think there was one of em in here too. 
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    nicknyr15 said:
    Is this all a joke ? Wtf is going on ? Who’s next? 
    If it’s Jimmy Carter we’re all doomed. 
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 7,681
    edited January 24
    So after Biden, did everyone just decide to go through their old desks and see what they find?
    Post edited by mace1229 on
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 44,117
    Hilarious because I heard some GOP dipshit over the weekend yammering about why Biden even had classified docs since he was only VP.
    I think there was one of em in here too. 
    Misinformation as per usual. 
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 26,288
    I bet it’s more prevalent than what the public perception is! I bet you can go to WB’ ranch and find boxes of files 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    mace1229 said:
    So after Biden, did everyone just decide to go through their old desks and see what they find?
    The crazy thing to me is that I’ve worked jobs, like probably several in here, where you had to follow federal rules around protecting information and maintaining confidentiality. Just the thought of walking out the door with a bunch of files, nothing near classified info, and then just leaving them at home would be terrifying. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    mace1229 said:
    So after Biden, did everyone just decide to go through their old desks and see what they find?
    The crazy thing to me is that I’ve worked jobs, like probably several in here, where you had to follow federal rules around protecting information and maintaining confidentiality. Just the thought of walking out the door with a bunch of files, nothing near classified info, and then just leaving them at home would be terrifying. 
    I don't know. I have a feeling most of these items are expired intelligence. And it's not like these docs are blowing down the street. The secret service isn't going to let anyone near these places.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2, Nashville, Louisville 
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,971
    mace1229 said:
    So after Biden, did everyone just decide to go through their old desks and see what they find?
    The crazy thing to me is that I’ve worked jobs, like probably several in here, where you had to follow federal rules around protecting information and maintaining confidentiality. Just the thought of walking out the door with a bunch of files, nothing near classified info, and then just leaving them at home would be terrifying. 
    Back when I worked my "adult job" I had a TS Clearance and I never once thought of bringing any work home with me. At least not anything that would get me in any trouble.
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
    I'll park this here since theres no General government thread....


     
    Classified records pose conundrum stretching back to Carter
    By ZEKE MILLER, FARNOUSH AMIRI, COLLEEN LONG and JILL COLVIN
    1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three presidents. A vice president, a secretary of state, an attorney general. The mishandling of classified documents is not a problem unique to President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

    The matter of classified records and who, exactly, has hung onto them got more complicated Tuesday as news surfaced that former Vice President Mike Pence also had such records in his possession after he left office. Like Biden, Pence willingly turned them over to authorities after they were discovered during a search he requested, according to his lawyer and aides.

    The revelations have thrust the issue of proper handling of documents — an otherwise low-key Washington process — into the middle of political discourse and laid bare an uncomfortable truth: Policies meant to control the handling of the nation's secrets are haphazardly enforced among top officials and rely almost wholly on good faith.

    It’s been a problem off and on for decades, from presidents to Cabinet members and staff across multiple administrations stretching as far back as Jimmy Carter. The issue has taken on greater significance since Trump willfully retained classified material at his Florida estate, prompting the unprecedented FBI seizure of thousands of pages of records last year.

    It turns out former officials from all levels of government discover they are in possession of classified material and turn them over to the authorities at least several times a year, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of classified documents.

    Current and former officials involved in the handling of classified information say that while there are clear policies for how such information should be reviewed and stored, those policies are sometimes pushed aside at the highest levels. Teams of national security officials, secretaries and military aides who share responsibility for keeping top-level executives informed — and the executives themselves — may bend the rules for convenience, expediency or sometimes due to carelessness.

    It’s a contrast to the more rigid way the procedures are followed across the wider intelligence community, where mishandling information could be grounds for termination, a security clearance revocation or even prosecution.

    “Executives go back and forth to their house with documents and read them. They read them at night, they bring them back,” said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. He contrasted that pattern for top officials to senators, who are required to retain classified materials in secure rooms at the Capitol.

    “I can see how this happens,” he added. “But again, every situation is different. They are all very serious. So, how many? How serious? How did you get them? Who had access to them? Are you being cooperative? And the same set of questions has to be answered with respect to Pence and with President Biden and President Trump.”

    As for the judiciary, a separate federal law, the Classified Information Procedures Act, governs the handling of material that comes before judges in criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits. Another law deals with foreign intelligence investigations that come before a special court that operates in secrecy. Both laws are intended to guard against the disclosure of classified information.

    While Trump intended to keep the documents — he’s argued, in apparent disregard of the Presidential Records Act, that they were his personal property — he was hardly the first president to mishandle classified information.

    Former President Jimmy Carter found classified materials at his home in Plains, Georgia, on at least one occasion and returned them to the National Archives, according to the same person who spoke of regular occurrences of mishandled documents. The person did not provide details on the timing of the discovery.

    An aide to the Carter Center provided no details when asked about that account of Carter discovering documents at his home after leaving office in 1981. It’s notable that Carter signed the Presidential Records Act in 1978 but it did not apply to records of his administration, taking effect years later when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated. Before Reagan, presidential records were generally considered the private property of the president individually. Nonetheless, Carter invited federal archivists to assist his White House in organizing his records in preparation for their eventual repository at his presidential library in Georgia.

    The National Archives declined to comment when asked to provide a list of times that classified documents were turned over to the agency by former officials.

    Meanwhile, other former senior U.S. officials have insisted they have always appropriately handled classified materials. A spokesman for former Vice President Dick Cheney said he didn’t leave office with classified materials and none have been discovered at any point since. Freddy Ford, a spokesman for former President George W. Bush, told The Associated Press that “all presidential records — classified and unclassified — were turned over to NARA upon leaving the White House,” referring to the National Archives and Records Administration.

    A spokesperson for President Barack Obama didn't comment but pointed to a 2022 statement from the National Archives that the agency took control of all of Obama’s records after he left office and was “not aware of any missing boxes of Presidential records from the Obama administration.” Former President Bill Clinton's office said, “All of President Clinton’s classified materials were properly turned over to NARA in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.”

    The closing days of any presidency are chaotic, as aides sort through years of their bosses’ accumulated materials to determine what must be turned over to the archives and what may be retained. Different teams of individuals are responsible for clearing different offices and maintaining consistent standards can prove challenging, officials said.

    In Pence’s case, the material found in the boxes came mostly from his official residence at the Naval Observatory, where packing was handled by military aides rather than staff lawyers. Other material came from a West Wing office drawer, according to a Pence aide who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the discovery. The boxes were taped shut and were not believed to have been opened since they were packed, the person said.

    There have also been accusations of mishandled documents while officials were still on the job. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took home highly sensitive documents that dealt with the National Security Agency’s terrorist surveillance program and the terrorist detainee interrogation program in the late 2000s. Hillary Clinton was investigated for mishandling classified information via a private email server she used as secretary of state.

    But rarely are officials punished for these mistakes. That’s in large part because, while federal law does not allow anyone to store classified documents in an unauthorized location, it’s only a prosecutable crime when someone is found to have “knowingly” removed the documents from a proper place.

    Mishandled documents are often returned with little fanfare or national news coverage. And there is no one reason for why records are mishandled, as the process of presidential records management plays out amid the chaos at the end of a presidential term and is based mostly a good-faith agreement between the archives and the outgoing administration.

    “The National Archives has historically worked under an honor system with any administration,” said Tim Naftali, the first director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. “They work for the president and the vice president and they have partnerships with all these former presidents and vice presidents.”

    The White House counsel’s office declined to comment Tuesday on whether Biden would order a review of how classified documents are handled across the government in response to the latest discoveries.

    The power to change or amend how classified documents are handled rests largely with the president. Biden, who is actively under investigation, is not likely to instigate a review or order any changes in procedure because it could be seen as a political move meant to better his own circumstances.

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    Associated Press writers Bill Barrow, Mark Sherman, Kevin Freking and Eric Tucker contributed to this report.


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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2, Nashville, Louisville 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    They live in an alternate reality where perpetual victimhood is the only thing that matters. 

    They need to feed that beast to keep their base energized and angry. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    They live in an alternate reality where perpetual victimhood is the only thing that matters. 

    They need to feed that beast to keep their base energized and angry. 
    It's mindblowing. Doesn't Jr work? Doesn't he have banks to rip off and lie to?
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2, Nashville, Louisville 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    They live in an alternate reality where perpetual victimhood is the only thing that matters. 

    They need to feed that beast to keep their base energized and angry. 
    It's mindblowing. Doesn't Jr work? Doesn't he have banks to rip off and lie to?
    This IS his work. 

    This is how they work his father's base. This is how they get rubes to send them money. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    you're right....
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2, Nashville, Louisville 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
    edited January 25
    They live in an alternate reality where perpetual victimhood is the only thing that matters. 

    They need to feed that beast to keep their base energized and angry. 
    It's mindblowing. Doesn't Jr work? Doesn't he have banks to rip off and lie to?
    This IS his work. 

    This is how they work his father's base. This is how they get rubes to send them money. 

    with way too many air quotes.....
    for a secong there, I thought he was seizing....

    Post edited by mickeyrat on
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    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,431
    mickeyrat said:
    They live in an alternate reality where perpetual victimhood is the only thing that matters. 

    They need to feed that beast to keep their base energized and angry. 
    It's mindblowing. Doesn't Jr work? Doesn't he have banks to rip off and lie to?
    This IS his work. 

    This is how they work his father's base. This is how they get rubes to send them money. 

    with way too many air quotes.....
    for a secong there, I thought he was seizing....

    mickeyrat said:
    They live in an alternate reality where perpetual victimhood is the only thing that matters. 

    They need to feed that beast to keep their base energized and angry. 
    It's mindblowing. Doesn't Jr work? Doesn't he have banks to rip off and lie to?
    This IS his work. 

    This is how they work his father's base. This is how they get rubes to send them money. 

    with way too many air quotes.....
    for a secong there, I thought he was seizing....

    no that is just his response to the covid booster.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 26,288
    He’s stoned on something I doubt it’s weed but def on something 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,302
    mace1229 said:
    So after Biden, did everyone just decide to go through their old desks and see what they find?
    The crazy thing to me is that I’ve worked jobs, like probably several in here, where you had to follow federal rules around protecting information and maintaining confidentiality. Just the thought of walking out the door with a bunch of files, nothing near classified info, and then just leaving them at home would be terrifying. 
    Back when I worked my "adult job" I had a TS Clearance and I never once thought of bringing any work home with me. At least not anything that would get me in any trouble.
    I once had a "skeleton key" that opened every door to a soon to be open penitentiary.  It was loaned to me for the day but wasn't able to return it because the person whom gave it to me left early that day so it accompanied me the whole weekend.  I actually made sure that it was on me the whole time so it wouldn't get misplaced.

    Came back Monday and the person whom gave it to me was very worried if I still had it or not, lol.
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 16,974
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    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
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    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 16,974
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
    I'm not a politician, I don't know..but an American citizen is in danger, shouldn't he do something??
    what you think??
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
    I'm not a politician, I don't know..but an American citizen is in danger, shouldn't he do something??
    what you think??
    The DOJ does do stuff to protect Americans.  For example, 48 hours ago it arrested three Iranian agents plotting to kill an Iranian-American journalist.  See here:  https://thehill.com/policy/international/3833232-fbi-arrests-three-men-in-iranian-murder-for-hire-plot-of-u-s-journalist-activist/

    Just because the State dept doesn't levy sanctions on Turkey doesn't mean it's doing nothing to protect Kanter as it appears you and the Washington Examiner seem to believe. 
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 16,974
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
    I'm not a politician, I don't know..but an American citizen is in danger, shouldn't he do something??
    what you think??
    The DOJ does do stuff to protect Americans.  For example, 48 hours ago it arrested three Iranian agents plotting to kill an Iranian-American journalist.  See here:  https://thehill.com/policy/international/3833232-fbi-arrests-three-men-in-iranian-murder-for-hire-plot-of-u-s-journalist-activist/

    Just because the State dept doesn't levy sanctions on Turkey doesn't mean it's doing nothing to protect Kanter as it appears you and the Washington Examiner seem to believe. 
    I hope you're right.. but because I've been watching the story for a long time, there's nothing like that in my opinion..
    but i understand, not all dictators are the same, right??..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
    I'm not a politician, I don't know..but an American citizen is in danger, shouldn't he do something??
    what you think??
    The DOJ does do stuff to protect Americans.  For example, 48 hours ago it arrested three Iranian agents plotting to kill an Iranian-American journalist.  See here:  https://thehill.com/policy/international/3833232-fbi-arrests-three-men-in-iranian-murder-for-hire-plot-of-u-s-journalist-activist/

    Just because the State dept doesn't levy sanctions on Turkey doesn't mean it's doing nothing to protect Kanter as it appears you and the Washington Examiner seem to believe. 
    I hope you're right.. but because I've been watching the story for a long time, there's nothing like that in my opinion..
    but i understand, not all dictators are the same, right??..
    Well that’s one way to think of it, although I wasn’t doubting Erdogen’s sincerity.  But Tehran is already heavily sanctioned and they continue to attempt assassinations.  I’m more in the camp that a sanction for Kanter alone isn’t going to to stop Turkish forces if they really want to attempt something.  But considering we also foiled the kidnapping plot of the Turkish cleric Gulen tells me that the FBI is watching this stuff.  And Gulen wasn’t even an American citizen, just a dissident.  

    Bottom line is that the security apparatus of the US govt watches high risk targets as evidenced by the number of arrests and foiled plots.  Just because something isn’t public doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.  And we do not know the message sent through our diplomats either.  I’m 100% sure Kanter has been a topic.  
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 16,974
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
    I'm not a politician, I don't know..but an American citizen is in danger, shouldn't he do something??
    what you think??
    The DOJ does do stuff to protect Americans.  For example, 48 hours ago it arrested three Iranian agents plotting to kill an Iranian-American journalist.  See here:  https://thehill.com/policy/international/3833232-fbi-arrests-three-men-in-iranian-murder-for-hire-plot-of-u-s-journalist-activist/

    Just because the State dept doesn't levy sanctions on Turkey doesn't mean it's doing nothing to protect Kanter as it appears you and the Washington Examiner seem to believe. 
    I hope you're right.. but because I've been watching the story for a long time, there's nothing like that in my opinion..
    but i understand, not all dictators are the same, right??..
    Well that’s one way to think of it, although I wasn’t doubting Erdogen’s sincerity.  But Tehran is already heavily sanctioned and they continue to attempt assassinations.  I’m more in the camp that a sanction for Kanter alone isn’t going to to stop Turkish forces if they really want to attempt something.  But considering we also foiled the kidnapping plot of the Turkish cleric Gulen tells me that the FBI is watching this stuff.  And Gulen wasn’t even an American citizen, just a dissident.  

    Bottom line is that the security apparatus of the US govt watches high risk targets as evidenced by the number of arrests and foiled plots.  Just because something isn’t public doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.  And we do not know the message sent through our diplomats either.  I’m 100% sure Kanter has been a topic.  
    Hope you are right..but a stement would be nice i think..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    mrussel1 said:
    23scidoo said:
    What sanctions do you think the US should levy on Turkey because of this issue?
    I'm not a politician, I don't know..but an American citizen is in danger, shouldn't he do something??
    what you think??
    The DOJ does do stuff to protect Americans.  For example, 48 hours ago it arrested three Iranian agents plotting to kill an Iranian-American journalist.  See here:  https://thehill.com/policy/international/3833232-fbi-arrests-three-men-in-iranian-murder-for-hire-plot-of-u-s-journalist-activist/

    Just because the State dept doesn't levy sanctions on Turkey doesn't mean it's doing nothing to protect Kanter as it appears you and the Washington Examiner seem to believe. 
    I hope you're right.. but because I've been watching the story for a long time, there's nothing like that in my opinion..
    but i understand, not all dictators are the same, right??..
    Well that’s one way to think of it, although I wasn’t doubting Erdogen’s sincerity.  But Tehran is already heavily sanctioned and they continue to attempt assassinations.  I’m more in the camp that a sanction for Kanter alone isn’t going to to stop Turkish forces if they really want to attempt something.  But considering we also foiled the kidnapping plot of the Turkish cleric Gulen tells me that the FBI is watching this stuff.  And Gulen wasn’t even an American citizen, just a dissident.  

    Bottom line is that the security apparatus of the US govt watches high risk targets as evidenced by the number of arrests and foiled plots.  Just because something isn’t public doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.  And we do not know the message sent through our diplomats either.  I’m 100% sure Kanter has been a topic.  
    Hope you are right..but a stement would be nice i think..
    But that's the point.. public statements are not effective in diplomacy.  The statement is likely coming from the State Dept between the ambassadors.  That's where the real work is done. 
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