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2011: An FS Roundup of Protests, Disasters, Evacuations and More

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Goodbye 2010: 15 Questions to End the Year

There were some other interesting items we blogged about this past year, but the following are the questions that stayed with us, with no good answer it seems as we end the year.

#1. Who Leaked the Eikenberry Cables and Why? 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

#2 Why the State Department Needs a C-U-L-T-U-R-A-L Makeover? 
Monday, February 22, 2010

#3. Huh? News: Condi Rice admits some regrets over the Iraq War?

Monday, March 22, 2010

#4. Huh? News: Illegal Immigrants Easily Identifiable by Clothes and Shoes?
Thursday, April 22, 2010

#5. Can we afford to be the ‘Bank of Afghanistan R Us’ in the next 15 years?
Monday, May 31, 2010

#6. What was he thinking? The Runaway General’s PR, Bombs
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

#7. Whatever happened to that challenged AFSA election results?
Thursday, July 1, 2010

#8. When are you too old to represent the United States abroad?
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Answer: 65, yada, yada, yada, 65!

#9.Why Are the Richest Muslim Countries “Missing in Action” in Pakistan’s Flooding Disaster?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

#10.Mission Accomplished: Iraq gets a $52.1 billion surplus and all we got was a lousy $13.4 trillion debt?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

#11. What’s the best spin on secret holds in the US Senate? 
Monday, October 4, 2010

#12.Which State Department attrition rate do you like best?
Monday, November 8, 2010

#13. Who were asleep at the ports when 251,287 embassy cables ran away in a Lady Gaga CD?
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Link to Manning-Lamo Chatlogs from three versions here

#14.Why the bureaucracy needs some thinking brains and oh dear, these cables are naked as peeled grapes
Thursday, December 16, 2010

#15. What happened to American diplomat, James Hogan in Curacao?
Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy New Year to DiploPundit’s visitors, followers,
readers, sources, tipsters, email-pals and friends!

As we say goodbye to the old year,
we leave you with T.S. Eliot on the new year:
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
and next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

Stay safe y’all!


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