Remember former ambassador Thomas Pickering? Check This Out ….
As Written BY ED MORRISSEY For Hot Air:
The State Department chose Pickering to review the events surrounding the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi as chair of the so-called Accountability Review Board. Its report amounted to a whitewash for Hillary Clinton, blaming lower-level career officials for failures in security, only later to be debunked by whistleblower testimony. Pickering makes a surprising and disturbing reappearance in Hillary’s secret e-mail system in a fine catch by the Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, in which he encourages Hillary to foment protests by Palestinians as a way to pressure Benjamin Netanyahu to move off the “status quo.”
Pickering wanted a game-changer. He may have belatedly provided one:
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton considered a secret plan created by her then-advisers to foment unrest among Palestinian citizens and spark protests in order to push the Israeli government back to the negotiating table, according to emails released as part of the investigation into the Democratic presidential frontrunner’s private email server.
In a Dec, 18, 2011, email, former U.S. ambassador to Israel Thomas Pickering suggested that Clinton consider a plan to restart then-stalled peace negotiations by kickstarting Palestinian demonstrations against Israel.
Pickering described the effort as a potential “game changer in the region,” recommending that the United States undertake a clandestine campaign to generate unrest. Clinton requested that his email be printed.
“What will change the situation is a major effort to use non-violent protests and demonstrations to put peace back in the center of people’s aspirations as well as their thoughts, and use that to influence the political leadership,” Pickering wrote.
Pickering addressed the letter to Hillary’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills, who promptly forwarded it to her boss. Hillary sent the note to aide Monica Hanley with the instruction to “Pls print,” presumably for further review. Hanley made news earlier this week for a dressing-down she received from Hillary in one e-mail exchange for misinforming her of the name of an ambassador, although it turned out that she had been given bad information by others in State about Tunisia’s Rafik Abdessalem.
In case no one already knew this, Pickering …..
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