Monday, July 17, 2017

Have At It - All's Fair

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is downgrading the U.S. campaign against mass atrocities, shuttering the Foggy Bottom office that worked for two decades to hold war criminals accountable, according to several former U.S. officials.

  Foreign Policy
Shame. On the other hand, if you're not going to use the office, why have it, eh?

The head of the department is being reassigned to the State Department's office of legal affairs.
The remaining staff in the office, Buchwald was told, may be reassigned to the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the former official told Foreign Policy.

The decision to close the office comes at a time when America’s top diplomat has been seeking to reorganize the State Department to concentrate on what he sees as key priorities: pursuing economic opportunities for American businesses and strengthening U.S. military prowess. Those changes are coming at the expense of programs that promote human rights and fight world poverty, which have been targeted for steep budget cuts.
America first, right?

P.S. This isn't officially confirmed.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.


And there goes the cyber crimes diplomatic office.

Henceforth, there will be no cyber crime and no war crimes.  Thanks to DJ Trump and Rex Tillerson.

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