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Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:43 PM
Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died,

Holbrooke, aged 69 was named special envoy for Afghan and Pakistan when President Barack Obama started his term in 2009 ,

Author of " The end of war" he was nominated several times for the noble peace prize, He was also known as a Top foreign policy adviser to Hillary while in her failed bid,

He was rushed to hospital to repair a tear in his aorta in which he became critical,
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Holbrooke, who was serving as the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was putting the finishing touches on a major report on American military and diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan, due to be released on Thursday.


Pres. Obama at State Dept reception about 2 hours before he passed called Holbrooke "simply one of the giants of Amer. foreign policy"

edit on 13-12-2010 by asala because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:53 PM
Awwww, a CFR member died.

We should all be devastated.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 07:05 PM
Well,this could cause a few ripples in international relations. I wonder who would be most qualified to step in and replace him? Diplomacy's a tough gig and no two diplomats cultivate the same types of relationships. Things could be a bit murky when it comes to someone else trying to pick up the pieces where he left off.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 07:18 PM
reply to post by BigTimeCheater

He just died, and during the Holiday season no less. I am sure his family and friends are greiving. Who cares if he was on the CFR? Its completely irrelevant to the post / situation, as is your comment as well.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends whose Holiday's just got a bit lonlier.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by Xcathdra

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Richard Holbrooke was a Strong supporter of the NATO Expansion into Eupore and during the wrong war in Kosovo Holbrooke seen in these images as a sign of friendships between the terrorist group KLA and Americas goal of cleansing the serbs in Kosovo with the goal of protecting oil pipelines near camp bondsteel.

Sorry i have no sympathies on Richard Holbrooke, the world doesn't need a CFR War Criminal, CNN is making such big deal over him.

Yet western media news networks never showed you these photos in the fears that it will make america look like as if they are dealing brute terrorists.

Just so you know Kosovo Holbrooke pressured CIA and other police Agencies to remove the KLA off the Terrorist dangerous list.

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 06:32 AM
reply to post by BigTimeCheater

I agree.... One less liar, one less self centered government official.... Sorry for his family but Boo whooo.... People die every day so what. This guy is special cause he is a diplomat??? Liar, cheat thief I can go on and on.... Good ridance

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 07:11 AM
reply to post by C130Fixr

Hes died, but someone similar is going to take his place and do the same job anyway.
So remind me, why are we happy someones died?
Killing people dosent fix the issue when there are others who are going to take the exact same position.
You sound exactly like the people your fighting against.

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by littlecloud

I agree, one more will fill his shoes... we can only hope and pray maybe just maybe we will get a good guy in there, reaching I know, but the war continues, it wont be good until they are all gone and the people yes us take back control of this socialist country we have become.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:45 PM

He was in Hillary's office, collapsed and rushed to the hospital eh?

Was about to submit his report on the Afghan war, and blow the lid off of corruption?

A fairly healthy man for his age, suddenly has this dramatic condition show up out of nowhere and no one is asking questions?

In his positions in government he had what could be considered the best healthcare on the planet, and no one seen this coming?

Because maybe it wasn't.

He underwent another 20 hours of surgery before he died, to "improve blood flow in his legs" 20 HOURS!

If he was given a lethal does of a secret medicine that can cause the walls of arteries to leak and rupture the above would make sense no?

What exactly was Richard Holbrooke going to report from the war in Afghanistan?

We may never know now.

Rest in Peace.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:25 PM
The war on corruption will continue.

And they all fall down...

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