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Obama Appoints New Libya Ambassador

President Obama today nominated career diplomat Deborah Jones to be U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

Deborah K. JonesJones of course would replace the late Christopher Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi by terrorists last year.

Jones served as ambassador to Kuwait from 2008-2011. She has wide-ranging experience, having served as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey and on other assignments in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Baghdad, Iraq; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Damascus, Syria.

She currently is Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.

According top her State Department bio, she is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.S. in history (magna cum laude) and a distinguished graduate of the National War College of the National Defense University with an M.S. in national security strategy. She speaks Arabic, Spanish and French.

And she’s a brave woman.

67 Responses to Obama Appoints New Libya Ambassador

    • “and….uh…..don’t watch any ….uh….movies, ya know? We’ve had ….uh….some problems with ….uh… makers in those parts”

  1. BTW any of my comments are certainly NOT against Ms. Jones. I agree with Keith, she’s a brave person (bravery is unisex in my book). Her boss, on the other hand, is the south bound end of a northbound horse.

  2. Why oh why would the President select a woman to be our Ambassador to a country that places the welfare of goats above their women?

    I guess as long as she has a shotgun, she’ll be safe from attacking militants.

  3. Come on guys… Take the day off. And, if required, take some Rolaids to sop up the acid spewing forth.

    Most of the posts on this thread do not lighten (enlighten?…lol) up the room. Rather, they are dark, sad reminders of a dog eating its own puke…

    • A “US Ambassador” was MURDERD in Libya and the current ‘US Government (“Pres.” Obama) did NOTHING to ‘stand up’ to defend the Honor of the USA…

    • Are they as dark as what happened to the last Ambassador to Libya? And your “hero” Obama could have prevented it by giving one order so that the strike force sitting ready to go could have gone in and rescued the embassy and consulate personnel. I am the daughter of a Foreign Service officer, and I was literally physically ill about what happened to those people. Their own government sent them into harms way and then abandoned them to the lunatic mob. This is unprecedented in the history of the State Department. Only the president could give that order and he didn’t. Then he went off to Vegas for some fundraising while the bodies were still warm. Disgusting, absolutely disgusting. I hope that one day you are in a situation where one word from Obama can save your sorry ass. And I hope it doesn’t come, like it didn’t come for the Ambassador.

      • Sorry to disappoint, but I am not the miserable one here. In this space, I am a breath of fresh air while most wring their hands and spew venom… I like our President while most here puke and then eat their own vomit – metaphorically of course…

        Have a nice day!

  4. Deborah, congratulations on your new appointment. Please take the time right now to schedule your next vacation to be far away from your job duties around Sept 11th of every year. And please do NOT ask Susan Rice for any advice.

  5. Brave indeed. Is there a place we can send gifts like body armor or a good semi-auto rifle to so she can defend herself when the administration doesn’t give a rip?

    • Does she have a conceal carry permit or is she going to rely on the military?
      Brave woman,…yes.
      Stupid, possibly.

      Any attachment to the Obama administration is a tenuous enterprise to say the least.

  6. “And she’s a brave woman.” – Keith Koffler

    Truer words were never spoken. Don’t worry, Barry’s got your back, girl!

    By the way, as a rule, Arabs prefer blondes, even if they’re not quite genuine. Considering what happened to Ambassador Stephens, you should be quite popular at the next Embassy sacking…

    • The only back Barry worries about is his.
      The last ambassador was sodomized in the street.
      Now he’s sending a woman to into that Islamic cesspool ?

      This woman is a fool to enter into that environment.
      Koffler said that she is a brave woman.
      I contend that she is stupid.

      • Sorry, AFVet, that was /sarc/ about Obama having her back. If you look at the next paragraph, that is NOT sarc and agrees with your assessment of the situation.

        We’re on the same page. Women are not treated well or respected in Islamic countries. Obama knows this. He’s doubtless telling us something with this choice, then.

  7. A “US Ambassador” is ATTACKED & MURDERED in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012… (that is an ‘Act of War’) and the ‘President of the US’ or anyone else cares?

  8. She’s qualified and brave. I fail to see how putting a woman in this position will improve our negotiations with Libya. I hope she can handle a firearm.

    • Troy, I agree. It’s taken this long to find someone because everyone else who was offered the job wisely turned it down. This woman must be desperate. I do wish her well.

  9. Is she nuts; they don’t respect woman in the middle east. . .the admin must have something on her–pray she stays safe and doesn’t ruin her life by allowing herself to be used as a pawn by the most corrupt admin in the history of our country.

  10. . . .and here we are 6 mos after the murder of 4 Americans and still no answers/no one held accountable/no access to the survivors!!! That’s the real story IMO!

  11. I just read on Drudge that the US has tumbled in world opinion except for a few places like Mexico (figures). I wish Ambassador Jones and all our diplomatic service well, especially those in the hot spots of the world like Libya. And may this administration find some guts somewhere to preserve and protect you.

  12. It doesn’t say in your blog what Ms. Jones’ political bent is, but knowing Barack Obama it seems that it’s the perfect post for a republican or a conservative.

  13. First he appointed a homosexual man, who was brutally murdered by a group of throwbacks to the 5th century, and now he appoints a woman. Many of your wise WHD readers have already illustrated the folly of his choice. The person pulling the strings of this failed demagogue is not only evil, they are sinister. Please Ms. Jones, stay far away from Benghazi.

    • I’m not so sure what disorder Obama suffers from. Your points were
      interesting to say the least and spot on too. Believe it’s rather like the faux WH tour shutdown he just loves to watch American’s suffer and twist in the wind with anger and disbelief. One of these days a big dose
      of schadenfreude is going to come along and dumb on the Obamas.
      Big time. Sinister is a very good word for Mr & Mrs Evil.

  14. Now, if ya wanna know Benghazi and it’s bloody aftermath ,
    Ya gotta topple the objections of Obama and his staff.
    “Cuz they’re blamin’ it on a video an’ kickin’ it down the line
    Cuz they didn’t save our people, cuz they didn’t have the time.
    So he dispensed with heir defense on our dime.