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Negroponte, a long-time protg of Secretary of State



Colin Powell
, has spent 37 years in the foreign service. He was an envoy in Vietnam and served as ambassador in Mexico and the Philippines.



In 1981, President Reagan sent Negroponte to Honduras, the "banana republic" Washington commandeered as a base for covert military operations against the leftist Sandinistas who controlled neighboring Nicaragua.



On several occasions Jack Binns, Negroponte's predecessor in Honduras, warned the State Department that violence against political opponents of the puppet Honduran government had been on the rise. He first got the cold-shoulder treatment then was summoned to Washington and reprimanded by Assistant Secretary of State



Thomas Enders
for reporting human rights abuses through official channels.



"He [Enders] was afraid it would leak and make it more difficult for us to continue our economic and security assistance to the contras," said Binns, now retired. Binn's stint at ambassador lasted only a year, ending shortly after protesting the violence in Honduras.



At Negroponte's behest, U.S. military aid to Honduras ballooned from $4 million to $77.4 million. He also helped orchestrate a cabal now known as the "



Iran-Contra Affair
," during which arms were funneled through Honduras to help the contras overthrown the constitutionally elected Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.



Negroponte looked the other way when atrocities were committed in Central America. In light of recent revelations of prisoner abuse at the hands of U.S. military in Iraq, one wonders what kind of message the Bush administration is sending about human rights by posting Negroponte to represent the U.S in Baghdad. Worse, what kind of message does Mr. Bush send about his own moral values?


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Negroponte, a long-time protg of Secretary of State Colin Powell, has spent 37 years in the foreign service. He was an envoy in Vietnam and served as ambassador in Mexico and the Philippines.

In 1981, President Reagan sent Negroponte to Honduras, the "banana republic" Washington commandeered as a base for covert military operations against the leftist Sandinistas who controlled neighboring Nicaragua.

On several occasions Jack Binns, Negroponte's predecessor in Honduras, warned the State Department that violence against political opponents of the puppet Honduran government had been on the rise. He first got the cold-shoulder treatment then was summoned to Washington and reprimanded by Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Enders for reporting human rights abuses through official channels.

"He [Enders] was afraid it would leak and make it more difficult for us to continue our economic and security assistance to the contras," said Binns, now retired. Binn's stint at ambassador lasted only a year, ending shortly after protesting the violence in Honduras.

At Negroponte's behest, U.S. military aid to Honduras ballooned from $4 million to $77.4 million. He also helped orchestrate a cabal now known as the " Iran-Contra Affair," during which arms were funneled through Honduras to help the contras overthrown the constitutionally elected Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.

Negroponte looked the other way when atrocities were committed in Central America. In light of recent revelations of prisoner abuse at the hands of U.S. military in Iraq, one wonders what kind of message the Bush administration is sending about human rights by posting Negroponte to represent the U.S in Baghdad. Worse, what kind of message does Mr. Bush send about his own moral values?

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A foreign policy commentator and Fox News contributor, Grenell was previously spokesman for the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2008, serving under four U.S. ambassadors: John Negroponte, John Danforth, John Bolton and Zalmay Khalilzad. In 2004, ...
Among those signing the letter were six former CIA directors -- Goss, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, George Tenet, William Webster and Mike Hayden and three former national intelligence directors -- James Clapper, Mike McConnell and John Negroponte. However, many human rights advocates ...
The decision was also made over the objections and without the approval of Director Goss, Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, and the White House legal advisor - all of whom were furious with him. The tapes were neither created nor destroyed on my watch but I told the president - ... CIA
"Coordinated messaging by our government on matters as serious as these is very important, so it is best that an episode such as this one not be repeated," said John Negroponte, a former ambassador to the United Nations. He added that he was confident that Ms. Haley "has absolutely no interest ...

This event featured guests from outside the University, including Bill Kristol, conservative political commentator and editor at large at The Weekly Standard, Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and John Negroponte, director of National Intelligence during the George W. ...
Weeklong celebration in Charlottesville with over 200 events showcases iconic innovators John Cleese and Dan Rather and inspires thousands of entrepreneurs and creators. The seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival, a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship, culture, and innovation, ...
Elissa Slotkin, a DCCC-backed candidate in Michigan's 8th District, worked for the CIA in Iraq under John Negroponte before moving to George W. Bush's National Security Council and then Barack Obama's State and Defense Departments. Slotkin was an architect of the failed "surge" strategy in Iraq and continues to ...
He was to have taken over from John Negroponte who, more than secretary of state Colin Powell, was the key hawk in the run-up to the occupation of Iraq in April 2003. For greater continuity in the theme partly scripted by him, he took over as ambassador to Baghdad. A key player in his team was Robert ...
Those officials included the White House counsel to President George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales; his successor, Harriet Miers; Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff David Addington; Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, CIA Director Porter Goss and CIA acting general counsel John ...
Sometime in late 2006, US Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte visited Israel. According to a security source speaking on condition of anonymity, at a meeting with the heads of Israeli intelligence at Mossad headquarters in Tel Aviv, intelligence branch officers presented a small time bomb.
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte implemented the so-called "Salvador Option," which he helped develop during the Reagan administration in the 1980s when the U.S. backed death squads in Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua against left-wing movements and governments. Negroponte ...
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ambassador John Negroponte, former director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State, to review Secretary Rex Tillerson's tumultuous tenure at the top of the State Department and the legacy he'll leave there. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Now let's get reaction from a ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- During the Tom Tom Founders Festival, there will be two panels discussing the current presidency through the lens of history. The University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs and Tom Tom will bring together political leaders, journalists and scholars for the ...
Powerhouse pundit William Kristol of the conservative Weekly Standard, Neera Tanden of the progressive Center for American Progress, former Bush 43 Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, and the Miller Center's William Antholis, Douglas Blackmon, and Nicole Hemmer will answer such ...
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. at the time, John Negroponte, said when resolution 1441 was adopted unanimously: “There's no 'automaticity' and this is a two-stage process, and in that regard we have met the principal concerns that have been expressed for the resolution.” That is, the U.S. would intend ...

Steve Inskeep talks with former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte about President Trump's firing of James Comey, and his time working with Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: In the language of Washington, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is part of the ...
She also tells FP she's received financial backing from prominent Republican foreign-policy figures, including former President George W. Bush's national security advisor Stephen Hadley and his deputy secretary of state John Negroponte. Negroponte, who worked closely with Slotkin when he ...
John Negroponte, then national intelligence director, said in January 2007 that Pakistan was “a major source of Islamic terrorism.” Terrorist Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of 9/11, was hiding in Pakistan, apparently under the protection of Pakistan's military or intelligence services, when he was killed by ...
The US-Philippines Society, represented by its co-chairperson and former US Ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte and executive director Hank Hendrickson, pledged to strengthen its partnership with the Philippine Embassy and other Filipino organizations. Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy ...
Others say they roll with the punches when he labels Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man.” For Tillerson, however, the tweets have severely tarnished his credibility in foreign capitals. “All of them know they still can't control the thunderbolt from on high,” said John Negroponte, who served as director of national ...
John Negroponte, a former US ambassador to the UN, has warned about the difficulties in solving the North Korea crisis. Speaking to Fox Business, he said: “The problem is, the more you contemplate a military approach to this matter the more horrific or horrendous the outcome would appear to be.
The U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, oversaw the mercenary army attacking Nicaragua and the emergence of death squads in El Salvador. Tens of thousands of peasants and opposition activists were killed with impunity. In Honduras itself, there was widespread repression and murder of ...
The US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, oversaw the mercenary army attacking Nicaragua and the emergence of death squads in El Salvador. Tens of thousands of peasants and opposition activists were killed with impunity. In Honduras itself, there was widespread repression and murder of ...
John Negroponte, a former ambassador to Mexico, spoke about the negotiations Tuesday in a meeting of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. Now the vice chairman of McLarty Associates, Negroponte said the deal could survive tweaks to bring it into the Internet Age but that ...
Joining Tom were USPS president Ambassador John Maisto, executive director Hank Hendrickson, and former Deputy State Secretary and Ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte (who co-chairs the organization with Manny Pangilinan). In my view, the US-Philippines Society is a good institution ...
On that Sunday in October 2001, John Negroponte was to seek an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to inform its members that American forces were on their way to Afghanistan in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks, “exercising our rights to self-defence.” The second directive was “truly bizarre,” ...
Steve Inskeep talks with former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte about President Trump's firing of James Comey, and his time working with Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: In the language of Washington, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is part of the ...
Many security experts found that news troubling. Longtime U.S. diplomat John Negroponte says it somewhat acknowledges reality. Domestic politics influence foreign policy. JOHN NEGROPONTE: You can't tell me that Franklin Roosevelt didn't have in consideration the domestic environment in the 1930s ...
Joining Tom were USPS president Ambassador John Maisto, executive director Hank Hendrickson, and former Deputy State Secretary and Ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte (who co-chairs the organization with Manny Pangilinan). In my view, the US-Philippines Society is a good institution ...
In 2001, the representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom, John Negroponte and Stewart Eldon, assured that their two countries ...
Earlier days are long gone, notably post-9/11 with neocons John Negroponte, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalilzad, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, ...
Al Thani's address at CFTNI was attended by a number of prominent figures, including former director of national intelligence John Negroponte, ...
... a day after a visit by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. A methane blast ripped through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine, killing 101 ...
... government dismissed a last-ditch U.S. call to end emergency rule, a day after a visit by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.
Ten years ago: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte (neh-groh-PAHN'-tee) delivered a blunt message to Pakistan's military ruler, ...
Ten years ago: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte (neh-groh-PAHN'-tee) delivered a blunt message to Pakistan's military ruler, ...
As U.S. diplomat John Negroponte made clear, only American troops could stem the disintegration of the ARVN and its losing battles like the ...
His supervisor was head ambassador to the UN, John Negroponte, appointed by President George Bush. Mr. Negroponte had a penthouse ...
His supervisor was head ambassador to the UN, John Negroponte, appointed by President George Bush. Mr. Negroponte had a penthouse ...
John Negroponte, who until 2004 was George W. Bush's UN ambassador, became America's ambassador to Iraq that summer as the White House shut down ...
Former US director of intelligence and president George W Bush's ambassador to the UN John Negroponte described the rhetoric as "unhelpful ...
On that Sunday in October 2001, John Negroponte was to seek an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to inform its members that ...
... strike by the US on North Korea would “wreak havoc” on the Korean peninsula, the former US Deputy Secretary of State, John Negroponte, ...
Steve Inskeep talks with former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte about President Trump's firing of James Comey, and his time ...
Steve Inskeep talks with former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte about President Trump's firing of James Comey, and his time ...
Steve Inskeep talks to John Negroponte, who was the country's first director of National Intelligence. He shares his thoughts on President ...
AFL-CIO trade policy specialist Celeste Drake, Council of the Americas Vice President Eric Farnsworth, ARC Specialties President Daniel Allford and McLarty Associates Vice Chairman John Negroponte are slated to testify before the subcommittee. Negroponte, who once served as ambassador to Mexico, ...
Ten years ago: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte (neh-groh-PAHN'-tee) delivered a blunt message to Pakistan's military ruler, ...


 

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