Archiv: resignations


24.12.2018 - 11:58 [ BBC ]

Syria conflict: Macron criticises Trump’s withdrawal decision

The US said the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated, a claim disputed by allies and US politicians.

France, a key part of the US-led coalition against IS in Syria and Iraq, said its troops would remain in Syria.

24.12.2018 - 11:06 [ breakingisraelnews.com ]

‘No Reason to Panic’ Over US Decision to Withdraw Troops From Syria Says Former Israeli General

“Trump’s declaration on US forces withdrawal from Syria is a significant step, but there’s no reason to panic,” posted Yadlin in a Twitter thread. “2000 US troops came to Syria to fight against ISIS and had no authorities to act against Iran.”

The “authorities” Yadlin appears to be referencing is the Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed by Congress that allows the United States to fight those responsible for the 9/11 attacks. It does not include Iran.

24.12.2018 - 10:43 [ Kansas.com ]

Israel confounded, confused by Syria withdrawal, Mattis resignation

Combined with the departures of Chief of Staff John Kelly and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Israeli officials are scrambling to determine who is left in the White House who can convince President Donald Trump to think of Israel before taking such drastic security moves, as Mattis successfully did in the past, U.S. and Israeli officials said.

“There is no question that Israeli officials are concerned about the U.S. pulling out,” said Dan Shapiro, U.S. ambassador to Israel in the Obama administration. “It was done without any meaningful consultation with them.”

23.12.2018 - 20:44 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ISIS FIGHT GOES ON: Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson insists fight against ISIS ‘will go on’ in Afghanistan and Syria despite Donald Trump withdrawing US troops

DEFENCE Secretary Gavin Williamson has insisted the fight to secure Syria and Afghanistan would endure – despite Trump’s shock withdrawal of troops from both war zones.

23.12.2018 - 20:04 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!

23.12.2018 - 20:03 [ New York Times ]

Trump, Angry Over Mattis’s Rebuke, Removes Him 2 Months Early

President Trump said on Sunday that he would remove Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who issued a stinging rebuke of the president when he announced his resignation last week, from his post by Jan. 1, two months before he had planned to depart.

23.12.2018 - 14:07 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

US Envoy to ISIS War Resigns, Criticizes Syria Pullout

McGurk was intended to coordinate with the 79 countries involved in the US-led coalition against ISIS. It is not clear who his replacement will be, but with the administration arguing ISIS is defeated, there may be a low priority for this position.

21.12.2018 - 04:51 [ CNN ]

READ: James Mattis‘ resignation letter

„Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances. NATO’s 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongside us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof.“

21.12.2018 - 04:43 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years.

During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting….

09.12.2018 - 12:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

THE POSH PEOPLE’S VOTE: The loaded, leftie elites are conspiring to steal Brexit from Brits – while pretending to represent ‘the people’

The People’s Vote campaign group is funded by a circle of rich contacts who want to overturn the decision to leave

09.12.2018 - 12:15 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

JEREMY PAXMAN: My dog could have won a better Brexit deal than those forelock tugging drones we sent out to battle Brussels

The outcome of the 2016 referendum was clear.

By a margin of more than one million votes, the British people said they wanted to leave the EU. Yet more than two years later we are in paralysis, faced with a piece of paper that no one wants – and with seemingly no way forward other than to take the Prime Minister’s Deal.

09.12.2018 - 12:14 [ Will Quince / Telegraph.co.uk ]

I am resigning from the Government because May’s Brexit deal means obeying EU rules for years to come

I do not want to be explaining to my constituents why Brexit is still not over and we are still obeying EU rules in the early 2020s or beyond. Unless and until this is amended, the Withdrawal Agreement cannot receive my support. How can we realistically expect to secure a good deal under such circumstances, with such a power imbalance?

16.11.2018 - 20:27 [ Express.co.uk ]

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg REVEALS the REAL reason Dominic Raab resigned

In a special podcast, Laura Kuenssberg explained that she had visited Mr Raab at his south-west London home following his departure, and that the deal had been significantly changed without his knowledge. She said: “Here’s an intriguing thing – what’s been suggested to me is that there’s quite a big difference between the October draft of the withdrawal deal and the bit about the future relationship, and the bit that emerged yesterday.

16.11.2018 - 07:26 [ Express.co.uk ]

The moment Rees-Mogg puts final nail in May’s coffin? Parliament falls DEATHLY silent

THE Commons fell silent on Thursday when prominent Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg threatened Theresa May directly and claimed he will write a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister over her controversial Brexit draft agreement.

16.11.2018 - 06:59 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Brexit crisis: Angela Merkel kills hopes of more EU concessions

The German chancellor said that a no-deal Brexit would be the “worst and most chaotic scenario” but clearly signalled her reluctance to yield more ground to the British side.

“We have a document on the table that Britain and the remaining 27 EU states have agreed,” Mrs Merkel said in Potsdam. “There is, as far as I am concerned, no question of further bargaining at present.”

16.11.2018 - 06:51 [ BBC ]

Theresa May under pressure after Gove rejects Brexit secretary job

Theresa May will continue to sell her Brexit withdrawal deal on Friday, as cabinet minister Michael Gove is understood to be considering quitting.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she understood Mr Gove had rejected the PM’s offer to make him Brexit secretary, because Mrs May would not let him renegotiate the deal.

16.11.2018 - 06:48 [ theSun.co.uk ]

FOSTER’S FURY: DUP threatens to bring down Government over ‘humiliating’ Brexit deal

Arlene Foster, leader of DUP, flew to London to warn Theresa May over her current Brexit plans

The DUP leader said there would be „consequences“ for Mrs May if she put forward a deal which threatened to break up the United Kingdom.

10.10.2018 - 05:23 [ Chris Cillizza / CNN.com ]

3 theories behind Nikki Haley’s shocking resignation

And that reaction was quickly followed by „WHY???“

The answer to the second question is now the big story. And, in truth, we just don’t totally know yet why Haley, who seemed to be one of the few Trump administration officials able to stay in the good graces of Trump, the international community and establishment Republicans all at once, would decide to simply (and suddenly) call it quits.

10.07.2018 - 11:06 [ Zero Hedge ]

„We Are Headed For The Status Of A Colony“: Boris Johnson’s Full Resignation Letter

We are now in the ludicrous position of asserting that we must accept huge amounts of precisely such EU law, without changing an iota, because it is essential for our economic health — and when we no longer have any ability to influence these laws as they are made.

In that respect we are truly headed for the status of colony — and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement.

It is also clear that by surrendering control over our rulebook for goods and agrifoods (and much else besides) we will make it much more difficult to do free trade deals. And then there is the further impediment of having to argue for an impractical and undeliverable customs arrangement unlike any other in existence.

What is even more disturbing is that this is our opening bid. This is already how we see the end state for the UK — before the other side has made its counter-offer.

18.06.2018 - 12:16 [ Malay Mail ]

A look at the resignation of Malaysia’s two top judges and what’s next

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The resignation of Malaysia’s two highest-ranking judges have been all over the news, but how did we get here and what’s next?

Here we list down everything you may want to know about this whole saga — probably one of the most exciting in the legal community in recent times.