DipNote: The Week in Review

Today, the United States congratulates the Libyan people on their historic declaration of liberation from more than four decades of brutal dictatorship. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "The Libyan revolution was the work of ordinary, brave Libyans who demanded their freedoms and dignity. The United States is proud to have supported them in those efforts and we are committed to their future."

Earlier today, Secretary Clinton participated in interviews with Christiane Amanpour of ABC's "This Week," Candy Crowley of CNN's "State of the Union," David Gregory of NBC's "Meet The Press," and Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday." During the interviews, Secretary Clinton discussed recent events in Libya and the ending of the war in Iraq.

On Iraq, Secretary Clinton said, “…We are now going to have a security relationship with Iraq for training and support of their military, similar to what we have around the world from Jordan to Colombia. We will have military trainers and support personnel on the ground at Embassy Baghdad. We will be training Iraqis on using the military equipment that they are buying from the United States. And we think that this is the kind of mature relationship that is very common. So I believe that we are looking to fulfill what it is that the Iraqis requested and that we're prepared to provide."

Secretary Clinton participated in the interviews while on travel to Malta, Libya, Oman, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. In Malta, Secretary Clinton met with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and thanked the government and people of Malta for their extraordinary response to the events of this last year . Secretary Clinton was the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Malta in more than two decades.

In Libya, Secretary Clinton met with Transitional National Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, visited wounded veterans at a hospital, and held a town hall at Tripoli University. Secretary Clinton made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where she met with met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and participated in a roundtable with civil society leaders. The Secretary then traveled to Pakistan, where she participated in a townterview.

In Tajikistan, Secretary Clinton met with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi and held a town hall for women, youths, and civil society. In Uzbekistan, Secretary Clinton held a bilateral meeting with President Islam Karimov and Foreign Minister Elyor Ganiev and visited the new General Motors Powertrain plant in Tashkent, where she announced a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship and innovation were key themes of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Public-Private Partnership Week, which was celebrated October 17-21. In Paraguay, for example, USAID supports a program that connects small farmers with private sector buyers. Meanwhile, members of civil society in Uruguay participated in "TechCamp: Montevideo" to explore innovative ways to advance educational opportunities, and young leaders in Nepal discussed entrepreneurship with members of the Nepali-American diaspora.

Spotlighting the important role of partnerships, Ambassador Eric Goosby described an initiative to combat sexual violence against girls in Tanzania, while Ambassador Eric Benjaminson highlighted efforts to assist Congolese refugees in Gabon. In the Central African Republic, the U.S. Embassy worked with governmental, international, and non-governmental partners to rescue an abandoned chimp and address wildlife trafficking.

Partnerships are also a critical component of promoting global food security. On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development of the U.S. Feed the Future Initiative, will hold a conversation with David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, on "Ending Hunger Through Development." You can submit questions for Ms. McKenna and Mr. Beckmann in advance of the event here.

In other news, Ambassador David Huebner provided a read-out of U.S. participation in the Pacific Island Forum, and Deputy Secretary Tom Nides delivered remarks to the Association of American Chamber of Commerce in Latin America.

On a final note, the United States offers condolences to all who were affected by the earthquake that struck Turkey today. U.S. citizens who need assistance in Turkey should contact Turkish Authorities or the U.S. Consulate in Adana, which is located at Girne Bulvari No. 212, Guzelevler Mahallesi, Yuregir, Adana, Turkey. The consulate's telephone number is 90-322-346-6262.



South Korea
October 25, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Libya as a country in order to unification, political ideology, or Islamic law is important, but as a sporting event is traditionally a very important role in rallying the people to think. Football, basketball? - Libyan men put their hands down the AK47 One of the ways to create a think. Brutal reprisals and the distribution of oil and political interests in the process help to reduce the dissonance caused to Expect.

Libya, with the participation of the whole - very expensive to provide prizes, local emotions through sports is he would play a role in reducing.

In reality - and to convey interests in oil, in favor of development in each region while providing local governments, local talented people gather in one place while providing educational opportunities - Heavy Hitters Let's talk about children as hostages is .-

If, Libya, division, or if there is a massacre, Of you (us?) In Germany and France agreed, support for Europe's economic crisis, a suspect is likely to weaken. Everybody has the initiative in France to be misled into thinking that, at this point, if someone has the initiative, I think the media is disclosed through. I think is the appropriate time. Publicly that balyeohya, The following is what I think she'll help you tremendously. ex-China ...Awareness of ordinary citizens think that the transition period is required.

Will wish to consider the writer deeply.


Earthquakes in Turkey and many people died. Lewis, you will be sorely missed.

If you have not an earthquake, Turkey has participated in the construction of nuclear power plants is possible, I tried to question,,,

Second PS

Creating 8,119, occurring in Korea, the United States for problems with the lobby, you mind? In many other issues.

However, the state is economically bankrupt,

Perhaps, the political forces in Korea, I asked to you, you think the problem is resolved, and, if not loyal to them, I think is trying to kill.

Third PS

October 25, 2011

W.W. writes:

Well the Libyan Freedom will turn into a sort of a democratic syrian regime where a strong repressing theocracy will lead the mind and spirit of those people.

so in egypt and the other region a sort of Robespierre terror one...awaiting for Napoleon surely better then Godot.

Anyway dear people from the past this violent and theocratic islamic regime is surely better then the oligharchic financial corrupted one proposed from western society or the one proposed from sovietism.

Can you put me on a starship and shoot me toward Jupiter please ?

October 26, 2011

W.W. writes:

Happy Birthday Mrs Secretary ... :)

Nice Scorpio Day :

Magnetic, elusive, sexy and determined. That’s you Scorpio! You were born under the eighth sign of the zodiac which is referred to by astrologers as a fixed water (ice) sign. In a lot of ways ice sums up your emotional character. But why is this, when you have fiery and warlike Mars ruling you?

Your star sign is probably one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. It has had a pretty bad rap over the years, but that’s just because what people don’t understand, they tend to fear. That cool aloofness is just the surface of your complex nature, and is by no means bad. Below the surface of your cool exterior is a scorching and passionate fire. You know it and others sense it too.

You’re an emotional being, and you take it to the limits. In fact you need overkill to feel really alive. You also want approval, though you don’t often verbalize that. You give 100 percent of yourself to those you love, and expect the same, if not more, in return. There are definitely no half measures in your attitude to love.

You are demanding of yourself and others, but when you give your heart to someone you’re very loyal. You are committed to anything you do, including relationships — you absolutely adore the idea of love. It’s a challenge that excites you.

You turn heads whenever you walk into a room — you are the strong, silent type, and you have a magnetic aura. You have something that’s hard to put your finger on but makes it nearly impossible for people to ignore you. You know full well that you can manipulate people, and you love it! This magnetic power is really your greatest strength.

It’s well known astrologically that the eyes of a Scorpio can hypnotize. Whether you know it or not, this is your most powerful physical trait. Often people will often say that you have amazing eyes. So even though you don’t always articulate your feelings, your eyes do plenty of communicating for you — they can express the full range of your emotional states.

Determination is another of your key characteristics. People can see you as insensitive to others’ needs, even obsessive, because you push forward so single-mindedly. There are no half-measures in your life — in friendship, love, family life or work. You want to be the best, and you won’t let anything stand in the way. But on the plus side, you like to share your successes with the people you take under your wing, whether they’re family or friends.

You’re not afraid of obstacles or challenges, whether they are something unavoidable or foes or competitors. In fact, you thrive on them — you love trying to prove that no one can stop you.

If someone tries to corner you or put you in a difficult situation, they’d better be prepared to give it their best shot, because you won’t give in until you win, and your enemy is totally crushed in body, mind and spirit.

If that ruthless streak in your character can’t be satisfied straight away, you’ll wait, patiently, until the proper time to seek revenge. Time is of no consequence to you when it comes to wreaking vengeance.

Whether you’re fulfilling your sensual appetites or your more noble aspirations, pleasure will always be a focus for you. You want it all. You are not afraid of the dark side, even though you seek the light. This is why Scorpio has three totems — the scorpion, the lizard and the phoenix.

The scorpion is the most vengeful and dangerous part of your nature. If you’re operating on that level, you’ll be constantly seeking to hurt others with your power. This is, of course, something to avoid.

The lizard represents the class of scorpions who hide from life and never quite achieve the full measure of their power. They sometimes seek self-destructive outlets such as drugs or even criminal activities to satisfy their obsessive nature.

If you aspire to the best that Scorpio has to offer, you’ll be the phoenix, which rises out of the ashes. This transformative totem indicates that you have to burn your lower nature to allow the most splendid parts of your nature to live and grow. Fortunately, most Scorpios lean towards the phoenix.

In appearance you will be well proportioned, strong in body, muscular, and with a broad face and a commanding look. Your eyes, as already mentioned, are your strong point.

You are a tireless worker and generally achieve great success after the middle part of life.

The life of a Scorpio is challenging, but there’ll never be a dull moment'

December 7, 2011

W.W. writes:

Senate leaders next week hope to consider legislation to fight unemployment and create jobs by investing in construction projects like rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges. The measure faces another Republican filibuster like one last week that blocked a bill to help states avoid laying off teachers, police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders. Republicans are "living on another planet, not even recognizing the severity of the crisis, let alone doing anything about it," Sen. Bernie Sanders told Ed Schultz in an interview Monday on MSNBC. Like last week's jobs bill, the new transportation jobs bill would be funded with a surtax on incomes of more than $1 million

E L.
October 26, 2011

Levens in Canada writes:

@ WW - love your post but you forgot to mention how ultra secretive Scorpios are. (Your post made me laugh)

Funny I was thinking of the secretary of state the other day, for no good reason and was thinking to myself. Does she have time to listen to music?

Heck, I would copy and send a few tunes but that would be breaking the law (I think):-)

I guess the next best thing …. Suggest a few songs.

Come Along with me - Petula Clark

I'll take you there - Staple Singers

Shelter - The Brand New Heavies

Babylon System - Bob Marley

Seven bridges Road - Eagles

Union - Black eyed peas

Promised Land - Joe smooth

All these things that I've done - The Killers

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Sit Down - James

Live, Love and sometimes break the rules to kick some @ss. Other times just sit still and chill.

Happy B'day Madam Secretary

New York, USA
October 26, 2011

Carolyn R. in New York writes:

Happy Birthday, Madam Secretary!

New Mexico, USA
October 27, 2011

Eric in New Mexico writes:

..And to think; here I was reading the horoscope all these years just to see what kind of day I've had...,

I sure hope the Sec. of State got what she wished for on her birthday, and a full slice of budgetary cake courtesy of Congress, with a little frosting for contingencies.


October 27, 2011

W.W. writes:

@ Levens

check tony bennet lady gaga duet performing that s why the lady is a tramp...

glad you enjoyed the post

Virginia, USA
October 27, 2011

Donald in Virginia writes:

Happy Birthday Mrs. Hillary Clinton!

John P.
October 28, 2011

John P. in Greece writes:

Well, I see (hear) plenty of DJs in the studio.

That’s why I love DipNote!

It’s RADIO active (LOL)!

It keeps the music playing…

October 29, 2011

W.W. writes:

@ John P. in Greece

going Gaga

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