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    Default There's no diplomatic immunity for being a colossal fuckup... is there?

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    I imagine this story will get less airtime than Kim at the White House.

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    I am of course asking about the official response from Germany and not about the reaction from media in your banana republic.
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    The official response is that he's expected to explain himself when meeting with our foreign ministry.

    Which is diplomat speak for: "You fucked up. Now shut your trap before you insert your foot any further into your mouth."
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    US administration doesn't like German administration shocker.

    I rather suspect the feeling is mutual just the latter are diplomatic enough not to say it to the media.
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    This is a shocker b/c it can be construed as the expression of an intent to intervene in German politics. That kind of intervention from an ambassador is just naughty, it can be a treaty violation.
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    What treaty?

    Governments have openly and covertly intervened in other nations forever. Not normally with allies though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    What treaty?

    Governments have openly and covertly intervened in other nations forever. Not normally with allies though.
    Rand, this is a diplomat and not a spy. Other rules apply for diplomats. Not that hard to understand.
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    What part of openly and covertly did you miss? Diplomats generally do the open bits, spies the covert bits. Again not normally with allies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    What treaty?

    Governments have openly and covertly intervened in other nations forever. Not normally with allies though.
    Arguably expressing intent to violate art 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations:

    1.Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such
    privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a
    duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State.
    http://legal.un.org/ilc/texts/instru...s/9_1_1961.pdf
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