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  John D. Negroponte - SourceWatch
John Dimitri Negroponte, Director of U.S. intelligence, is stepping aside to become second in command to Condoleezza Rice in the U.S. Department of State, the Associated Press reported January 4, 2007.
When, in early 2001, Negroponte was nominated by Bush to be appointed as United States Representative to the United Nations, human rights groups opposed, and a concerned Senate questioned, his nomination, causing a six-month delay in his ulimate appointment, which was acceeded to after September 11, 2001.
Negroponte is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=John_Negroponte   (1340 words)

  
  JOHN NEGROPONTE
JOHN NEGROPONTE: Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981 to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras.
JOHN NEGROPONTE: Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years.
JOHN NEGROPONTE: Well I think we were influenced a lot by the context of what else was going on in the world at the time, you gotta remember and you yourself mentioned this question of the Reagan administration having inherited a situation from President Carter before him.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/coldwar/interviews/episode-18/negroponte1.html   (1419 words)

  
 Ambassador John D. Negroponte, United States Representative to the United Nations, Biographical Sketch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John D. Negroponte was sworn in as United States Representative to the United Nations on September 18, 2001.
Negroponte was Ambassador to Honduras (1981-85); Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (1985-87); Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1987-89); Ambassador to Mexico (1989-93); and Ambassador to the Philippines (1993-96).
Negroponte is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy.
www.un.int /usa/negroponte_bio.htm   (201 words)

  
 Negroponte
Negroponte served as ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985, a period during which U.S. military aid to Honduras grew from $4 million to $77.4 million.
We are here presenting the information we have on John Negroponte's role in those dark days of the eighties when, by accusing any leftist government of being "communist," some on the far right felt they had free rein to do whatever was necessary to remove the opposition.
In this letter, Sister Bordes recalls a meeting with John Negroponte in 1982, when she was sent to Honduras on a fact-finding mission regarding the disappearance of women who had fled El Salvador after the assassination of Archbishop Romero.
www.geocities.com /ravencrazy/Negroponte.html   (767 words)

  
 John Negroponte
Negroponte was the central agent overseeing a plan for the CIA to train a special intelligence unit under the direction of the chief of the Honduran armed forces General Gustavo Alvarez.
Negroponte was one of a series of former Contra era officials to be nominated by the Bush administration, including Elliot Abrams, a former assistant secretary of state under Reagan, who had been convicted for his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
John Negroponte was never pursued by Congress for his old role as the ambassador to Honduras in the 1980s, even though he was one of those responsible for coordinating aid to the Nicaraguan Contras and holding together the dictatorship of an assortment of Honduran generals.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Zeroes/John_Negroponte.html   (4090 words)

  
 Biofiles: John D. Negroponte
Negroponte eventually rose through the ranks of the diplomatic corps to serve as the Ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985.
Negroponte's service in Honduras is controversial due to the allegations that he had a vital role in the U.S. effort to overthrow the Marxist Sandinista government Honduras' neighbor, Nicaragua.
Negroponte served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to March 2005.
www.historyguy.com /biofiles/negroponte_john.html   (419 words)

  
 John Negroponte - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Negroponte (born July 21, 1939) went to Yale with William Henry Trotter Bush and Porter Johnston Goss where all three became member of the Fence Club.
Negroponte knew of all of these human rights abuses and torture and aided the Honduran death squads, all the while lying to Congress about his involvement and what was really happening.
Just last month, for example, John Negroponte went to Baghdad as US ambassador to Iraq, heading the world's largest diplomatic mission, with the task of handing over sovereignty to Iraqis to fulfil Bush's 'messianic mission' to graft democracy to the Middle East and the world, or so we are solemnly informed.
demopedia.democraticunderground.com /index.php/John_Negroponte   (1461 words)

  
 Wikinfo | John Negroponte   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Dimitri Negroponte (born July 21, 1939) (IPA) is the nominee to be the first United States Director of National Intelligence.
From 1981 to 1985 Negroponte was the U.S. ambassador to Honduras.
Negroponte supervised the construction of the El Aguacate air base where Nicaraguan Contras were trained by the U.S., and which some critics say was used as a secret detention and torture center during the 1980s.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=John_Negroponte   (1861 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Ambassador John Negroponte Discusses Iraqi Election Results -- January 31, 2005
JOHN NEGROPONTE: Well, there is no monolithic Sunni leadership to my understanding, which is perhaps one of the issues that has been a complicating factor.
JOHN NEGROPONTE: Well, first of all, it's certainly a very important step in terms of the government and the people of Iraq taking on even greater ownership for the management of their own affairs.
JOHN NEGROPONTE: Well, we've been reluctant to try and put a timetable on this to give a time estimate simply because we don't want to create some kind of expectation that then subsequently might lead to a disappointment.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june05/negroponte_1-31.html   (1401 words)

  
 TIME.com Print Page: Nation -- Spy Chief: CIA Detainees Will Be Held Indefinitely
Negroponte says he is trying to boost the number of Chinese-, Arabic- and Farsi-speaking officers and get them into the field; Graham says they are pouring money into computational linguistics, or machine translation, so that the relatively few translators the U.S. has don't waste time translating irrelevant documents.
Negroponte has hired an ombudsman to hear complaints from officers when their views are ignored or underemphasized, and officers are now encouraged to start chat rooms to exchange ideas and tips.
Negroponte told TIME that the FBI is "moving toward the idea of having officers writing up reports for their intelligence value, not only to make cases." But he added that the G-men have not been quick to make the leap from law enforcement to intelligence analysts.
www.time.com /time/nation/printout/0,8816,1183242,00.html   (1817 words)

  
 John Negroponte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Dimitri Negroponte (born July 21, 1939 in the United Kingdom) (IPA [ˌnɛgroʊˈpɑnti]) is a career diplomat currently serving as the United States Director of National Intelligence.
Negroponte was born in London; his father, Dimitri John, was a Greek shipping magnate and his mother is Catherine Coumantaros.
On April 21, 2005, Negroponte was confirmed by a vote of 98 to 2 in the Senate, and subsequently sworn in.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Negroponte   (2202 words)

  
 John D. Negroponte - SourceWatch
John Dimitri Negroponte, Director of U.S. intelligence, is stepping aside to become second in command to Condoleezza Rice in the U.S. Department of State, the Associated Press reported January 4, 2007.
When, in early 2001, Negroponte was nominated by Bush to be appointed as United States Representative to the United Nations, human rights groups opposed, and a concerned Senate questioned, his nomination, causing a six-month delay in his ulimate appointment, which was acceeded to after September 11, 2001.
Negroponte will head a U.S. embassy in Baghdad that will be temporarily housed in a palace that belonged to Saddam Hussein.
www.disinfopedia.org /wiki.phtml?title=John_Negroponte   (1455 words)

  
 The Case Against John Negroponte
According to The New York Times, Negroponte was responsible for "carrying out the covert strategy of the Reagan administration to crush the Sandinistas government in Nicaragua." Critics say that during his ambassadorship, human rights violations in Honduras became systematic.
Negroponte supervised the creation of the El Aguacate air base, where the US trained Nicaraguan Contras and which critics say was used as a secret detention and torture center during the 1980s.
Documents show that Negroponte brought the two with a contact in the Honduran armed forces The operation was exposed nine months later, at which point the Reagan administration denied any US involvement, despite Negroponte's participation in the scheme.
www.redrat.net /BUSH_WAR/negroponte2.htm   (1076 words)

  
 NPR : Negroponte, Musharraf Meet Amid Pakistan Unrest
Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte's trip was seen as a last best chance to avoid political turmoil in Pakistan, which has seen its Supreme Court purged and thousands of protesters detained since Musharraf declared emergency rule on Nov. 3.
Joining Musharraf and Negroponte in the meeting, which went on for more than two hours, was Paksitan's deputy army commander, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, said an official in the president's office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk with the media.
Negroponte "wanted to hear from her how she viewed the political situation in Pakistan," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said of the call to Bhutto, who has been increasingly strident in her demands that Musharraf resign.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=16389562&ft=1&f=1001   (873 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Transcript: John Negroponte on 'FNS' - FOX News Sunday | Chris Wallace
NEGROPONTE: That person may be questioned, but using the kinds of aggressive techniques, the tough techniques that the president was referring to the other day may be problematic because of the uncertainty that has been introduced by the current situation.
NEGROPONTE: I think the timing here is a consequence of the Supreme Court decision and also the fact that we need to have — even though the number of detainees has gone down to zero, this is a very, very important capability to have.
NEGROPONTE: Well, the fact of the matter is I think the president, when he made this determination, was — the Common Article 3 was passed with reference to civil wars, not with respect to this kind of a conflict.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,214203,00.html   (2281 words)

  
 Nomination of John Negroponte
President, yesterday the Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of John Negroponte to be the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Since Ambassador Negroponte was last confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador to the Philippines in 1993, a great deal of new information has come to light about the nature and extent of human rights abuses during his tenure in Honduras.
When Ambassador Negroponte came before the committee in 1989 in the context of his nomination to the position of US Ambassador to Mexico, I asked him a number of questions related to his tenure in Honduras, two questions dealt with human rights.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/2001_cr/s091401.html   (2226 words)

  
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Bush was nominating Negroponte, the man who gave the CIA backed Honduran death squads open field when he was ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985.
John Negroponte worked closely with General Alvarez, Chief of the Armed Forces in Honduras, to enable the training of Honduran soldiers in psychological warfare, sabotage, and many types of human rights violations, including torture and kidnapping.
Given the history of John Negroponte in Central America, it is indeed horrifying to think that he should be chosen to represent our country at the United Nations, an organization founded to ensure that the human rights of all people receive the highest respect.
www.afrocubaweb.com /negroponte.htm   (1624 words)

  
 Biography John D. Negroponte
On February 17, 2005 President Bush nominated John D. Negroponte to the new post of national intelligence chief, picking the current ambassador to Iraq to oversee 15 intelligence agencies.
From 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was employed in the private sector and served as Executive Vice President for Global Markets of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
Among his more recent assignments, Ambassador Negroponte was Ambassador to Honduras (1981-1985); Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (1985-1987); Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1987-1989); Ambassador to Mexico (1989-1993); and Ambassador to the Philippines (1993-96).
www.usemb.se /cabbio/negroponte.html   (231 words)

  
 The Negroponte File
John Negroponte speaks at his swearing in ceremony as new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq on June 23, 2004.
Negroponte exchanges "roger channel" cables with the U.S. ambassador to Managua, Anthony Quainton, who has written to complain that the Ambassador to Honduras has invited the leader of the contra force known as the FDN to dinner at his house.
Negroponte reports on what he sees as the Honduran top military commander's "commitment to constitutional government" and appears to laud his dedication to democracy.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB151/index.htm   (1160 words)

  
 CNN.com - Reaction to the nomination of Negroponte as director of intelligence - Feb 17, 2005
John Negroponte, left, was called a diplomat with deep understanding of the world.
President Bush picks John Negroponte to be intelligence chief.
Ambassador Negroponte has served bravely and with distinction in Iraq and at the United Nations during a time of turmoil and uncertainty.
www.cnn.com /2005/ALLPOLITICS/02/17/negroponte.reax   (808 words)

  
 John Negroponte - Moviefone
Negroponte was born in London; his father, Dimitri John,...
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 Bush to Nominate John Negroponte as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
If he receives Senate confirmation, Negroponte would be the first ambassador at the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, which is slated to open following the June 30 transfer of sovereignty.
Negroponte has served in his current position as ambassador to the United Nations since September 2001.
John Negroponte is a man of enormous experience and skill.
www.cpa-iraq.org /pressreleases/20040420_negroponte.html   (268 words)

  
 In These Times 25/09 -- In From the Cold War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The latest resurrection is John Negroponte, whom Bush recently nominated as ambassador to the United Nations.
Negroponte tried to distance himself from the pattern of abuses, even after a flood of declassified documents exposed the extent of U.S. involvement with Battalion 316.
Negroponte ignored such protests, and annually filed State Department reports from Honduras that gave the impression that the Honduran military respected human rights.
www.inthesetimes.com /issue/25/09/allen2509.html   (862 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Bush names U.N. ambassador as envoy to Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WASHINGTON — John Negroponte has been in the U.S. foreign service for nearly 40 years, served all over the world and is widely regarded as a quintessential — if soft-spoken — diplomat.
Negroponte's U.N. nomination was held up for six months in 2001 because of concerns from several Democratic senators —; including Democratic presidential challenger Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
Negroponte denies any knowledge of wrongdoing and was speedily confirmed after the Sept. 11 attacks, when even critics agreed that Bush deserved a full-time voice at the United Nations.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-04-19-iraq-ambassador_x.htm   (761 words)

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