Ambassador to Estonia quits. Third one this year.

By | 2018-07-01T11:57:39+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Courtesy of Politico:

“Earlier today, the United States’ Ambassador to Estonia, Jim Melville, announced his intent to retire from the Foreign Service effective July 29 after 33 years of public service,” a State Department spokesperson confirmed.

Foreign Policy reports that the early retirement is related to Trump’s controversial comments about U.S. allies in Europe.

Melville wrote in a private Facebook post obtained by Foreign Policy that he decided it was time for him to leave after Trump’s comments on how the EU was “set up to take advantage of the United States, to attack our piggy bank“ and that “NATO is as bad as NAFTA.”

Melville is the third ambassador in the past year to retire early.

I do believe that Trump has lost more cabinet members and administration staff than any other president in history. 

Which considering that he is a fucking lunatic is not at all surprising. 

What is surprising is that there is anybody left who is willing to work for him. 

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 1, 2018 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Anyone who will pledge their loyalty to Trump and who is willing to kiss his pudgy, sagging ass can easily find work in this administration. There are millions of such people out there and competence for a particular position is simply not necessary. An interesting historical antecedent: Heinrich Himmler was a chicken farmer before he became the head of the SS in Nazi Germany.

    • Beaglemom July 1, 2018 at 5:21 am - Reply

      Interestingly Himmler’s daughter Gudrun died this past week at the age of 88. She remained a “loyal Nazi” to the end. Simply weird.

  2. Beaglemom July 1, 2018 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Melville had a long and distinguished diplomatic career. He is precisely the kind of diplomat this country desperately needs right now – someone with experience and someone who understands the history behind our traditional and honorable alliances with European countries. I certainly understand his decision to retire; it just saddens me that the US Diplomatic Corps has become so discouraged and decimated because we now have an ignorant president who thinks he knows it all when, in fact, he knows nothing.

  3. Anon July 1, 2018 at 5:43 am - Reply

    If Sarah can find Estonia on a map she will apply for the job.

  4. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

    OIL! FUCKU!

    tinydjt tweet>”Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference…Prices to high! He has agreed!” >”A White House statement said instead that while King Salman bin Abdulaziz confirmed his country has the extra production capacity, the Saudis will “prudently” use it “if and when necessary to ensure market balance and stability, and in coordination with its producer partners, to respond to any eventuality.””

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-backs-off-trump-tweet-on-oil-agreement_us_5b384439e4b0f3c221a17e7d

    • anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/iran-eyes-private-oil-exports-help-beat-us-sanctions/

      ‘“We want to defeat America’s efforts … to stop Iran’s oil exports,”’
      “anian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh sent a letter to OPEC asking its members to adhere to the group’s agreement reached last month to collectively raise output and “refrain from any unilateral measures” that could undermine the unity of the producer group.’

  5. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:56 am - Reply

    OT?
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/cnn-panel-blows-former-trump-adviser-claims-presidents-contradictory-tweets-negotiates/

    ” TPS [Temporary Protected Status], then all of the sudden we hear about brown countries.”

    “He doesn’t know what he wants. He is so contradictory when he says one thing then changes to another thing,”’

  6. ANONYMOUS July 1, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Bolton: ‘We’ll See’ If Recognizing Russian Annexation Of CRIMEa a Is On The Table>”Trump and Ru$$ian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet on July 16.” {KEY PORT$}

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bolton-echoes-trump-well-see-if-u-s-recognizes-russian-annexation-of-crimea

  7. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

    OT-FYI>”There’s an undeniable relationship between diabetes and and particle air pollution levels well below the current safe standards,” ”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/29/health/air-pollution-diabetes-study/index.html

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