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Re: New US Ambassador to Switzerland/ Liechtenstein

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Old 30.10.2014, 00:00
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Re: New US Ambassador to Switzerland/ Liechtenstein

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And what is the Problem ? You cannot renounce the Swiss citizenship, no chance. You CAN take up citizenships of other countries, you can assume functions of any kind, unless the new country demands you to have been born there

Wolly your wrong, this is the second time in 2 weeks


One can renounce Swiss citizenship ,but one also can reinstate it ,with no problem at all Been there done that
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Old 30.10.2014, 00:09
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Well, a while ago, actually in 1957, Mum checked it up with authorities, as my uncle, who had been emigrated to the USA in 05 (aged 5), wanted to visit his country of origin. Mum was told that on one side, he could NOT renounce the CH citizenship, but at age 57 was heavily above military age. Those Mum spoke with were NOT lawyers, but people at the Kreiskommando and in the City Administration (Bevölkerungsamt). Sure, laws change, but not so swiftly (less than 50 years) usually, and our captain in 1992 clearly stated that we could NOT renounce the CH citizenship (he was an architect and not a lawyer)

Uhhhhhhhh same people which send out the "Aufgebot For the WK " to dead folks
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Wolly your wrong, this is the second time in 2 weeks


One can renounce Swiss citizenship ,but one also can reinstate it ,with no problem at all Been there done that

It was and is the general info available


and if you can reinstate it, you simply in reality have always remained a CH citizen, just not active
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Well, a while ago, actually in 1957...
One time, at band camp,...
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Old 30.10.2014, 07:17
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Its one thing to possess dual citizenship through birth which is something that cannot be given up in some countries, and another thing to make use of that second citizenship while serving in a diplomatic position.

U.S. Department of State security clearance evaluations and determinations are the responsibility of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS). DS is required to consider dual citizenship in conducting personnel security investigations and making security clearance evaluations/determinations in accord with government-wide Executive Orders and adjudicative
standards (Executive Orders 10450 and 12968, 32 C.F.R. Part 147 and 12 FAM 230 are available online at the referenced web addresses).
Azita Raji probably remains a citizen of Iran, given that she was born in Tehran and the near-impossibility of renouncing it. Considering the tensions between Iran and the US, it would be easy to imagine that she could be viewed as a security risk as well in spite of her naturalized US citizenship status.

A search of the internet shows that she and her husband, Gary Syman, supported a project called "Israel in the Gardens" in San Francisco. This might give her some brownie points in her quest to become a US Ambassador to some country:

http://www.sfjcf.org/gardens/2010/pages/sponsors.htm
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Don Beyer was very attentive to the nightmare known as FATCA. But he didn't have the connections with Wall Street to be very effective.
Don Beyer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, was elected to Congress, Virginia, 8th District, yesterday:

"In the 8th District, anchored in Arlington County and Alexandria, Democrat Donald S. Beyer Jr. easily beat Republican Micah Edmond and three other candidates to win the seat of retiring Democratic Rep. James P. Moran.
Beyer will return to elective office for the first time in 17 years. A former two-term lieutenant governor, he was his party’s nominee for governor in 1997. Obama nominated Beyer as ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, a post he held from 2009 to 2013."

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/st...19e11bef8.html

The question is whether one Congressman will be to do anything about the Obama terror campaign against Americans abroad.
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Old 05.11.2014, 12:07
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The worst of course was Bush-junior
I used to think that as well.

But Obama proved me wrong.

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Old 05.11.2014, 16:50
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...The question is whether one Congressman will be to do anything about the Obama terror campaign against Americans abroad.
Uh, clearly no. He now answers to the voters of his district in Virgina, who don't give a fig about Americans abroad.
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Failed administration ?

All US presidents had some successes and some failures on their route. The worst of course was Bush-junior
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I used to think that as well.

But Obama proved me wrong.

Tom
I'm amazed at the number of my fellow Americans who apparently don't know any history beyond what has happened in their lifetimes. This, I believe, accounts for the number of liberals who insist that George Walker Bush was the worst U.S. President in history and the number of conservatives who insist Barack Obama deserves that title.

Neither, in my opinion, can touch "Lying" Jim Buchanan*, who let his nation go to civil war because he was unwilling to do ANYTHING between the election of his succesor Abraham Lincoln and the inauguration in March.

(Lincoln's famous nickname of "Honest Abe" came from the 1860 campaign when Republicans were contrasting him to Buchanan.)
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I used to think that as well.

But Obama proved me wrong.

Tom

The record of Obama is excellent still.


And that a second-term president loses the mid-term elections is almost normal. Many US presidents governed against congress, BY
- using their VETO
- using their status as supreme military commander (chief of both
the Minister of Defence and the CIC (example: General Ulysses Sydney Grant)
- using the right for decrees of many sorts
Exactly THIS is why the delegates in Solothurn in 1848 made
sure that there is no federal president of political relevance in Switzerland
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Uh, clearly no. He now answers to the voters of his district in Virgina, who don't give a fig about Americans abroad.
Don Beyer would understand the issues that overseas Americans face, particularly in Switzerland. Whether he would still have an interest in this topic is, of course, another matter.

Today's WaPo laments the fact that the Washington DC area is losing three experienced Congressmen and notes that Don Beyer will need to support Federal government employees:

"Now, with another budget battle looming and Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress, two incoming House members from Virginia — Don Beyer (D) and Barbara J. Comstock (R) — will be fighting an uphill battle for the estimated 172,493 government workers in their combined districts."

With new Congress, region is losing clout

If all politics is local, as the saying goes, his former "constituents" in Switzerland are long forgotten.

Still, congratulations to Don Beyer on winning a seat in Congress.
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Re: New US Ambassador to Switzerland/ Liechtenstein

Quick question---the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland also becomes by default the ambassador to Liechtenstein? I can imagine that Switzerland can reject the American ambassador if they so choose, but does this also apply to Liechtenstein?
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Re: New US Ambassador to Switzerland/ Liechtenstein

you must read a little about the history of the position. It is one position so therefore yes a new ambassador would be appointed. Additionally the Swiss military also protects Liechtenstein and its borders.

History
Since 1997, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland has also been accredited to the Principality of Liechtenstein. Appointed on February 10, 1997, Ambassador Madeleine M. Kunin served as the first United States Ambassador to Liechtenstein. She presented her credentials to Liechtenstein on March 14, 1997, which marked the beginning of the United States' diplomatic relations with the country.[3] (Although the United States executed its first treaty with Liechtenstein in 1926, at the time Liechtenstein was represented by Switzerland).
Before 1997 it was understood that the rights of a U.S.–Swiss agreement also extended to citizens of Liechtenstein because it had yielded control of its foreign affairs to Switzerland. At the end of the 20th century, however, it "began pursuing independent membership in international organizations".

U.S. Recognition of Liechtenstein, 1926.
Formerly a part of the Holy Roman Empire, Liechtenstein achieved sovereignty in 1806, joined the German Confederation in 1815, and became independent again in 1866. The United States executed its first treaty with Liechtenstein in 1926, although Liechtenstein was represented in foreign affairs at the time by Switzerland. Because Switzerland and Liechtenstein allowed free passage between their two countries, an exchange of notes between the Swiss and U.S. governments extended rights of a U.S.-Swiss agreement to include citizens of Liechtenstein as well.

https://history.state.gov/countries/liechtenstein
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To add one more "don't do this" item for the new US Ambassador to Switzerland:
7. As US Ambassador, don't discuss the taxes of a private citizen with the media, even if the US citizen taxpayer is the Mayor of London:

"But US Ambassador (to the UK) Matthew Barzun indicated that Mr Johnson should settle up.
Speaking to journalists in Westminster, he refused to be drawn on the details of the London Mayor’s case.
But he said: ‘We have our rules and we expect people to play by them.
'If you get the benefits of being an American citizen you pay your fair share in taxes.’ "


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2867749/Settle-six-figure-tax-bill-envoy-urges-Boris-Mayor-pursued-authorities-sale-London-home.html

Matthew Barzun, the US Ambassador to the UK, is married to an heir to the Brown-Foreman company fortune, the maker of Jack Daniels and other spirits. It was probably not his diplomatic skills that got him this post.
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"The Local Sweden" says that Azita Raji is an Iranian-American: "The United States Embassy in Stockholm is set to get its first female ambassador after the White House announced it was nominating the Iranian-American ex-investment banker Azita Raji to take over from Mark Brzezinski."
Fact is stranger than fiction. If AllGov.com is right, Azita Raji is the daughter of Parviz Radji, the Shah's last ambassador to the UK. He worked for and accompanied the Shah's twin sister, Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, for a number of years.

http://www.allgov.com/news/appointme...27?news=855206

The AllGov article does not mention the future US Ambassador to Sweden's mother. This may also prove to be interesting.
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