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- July 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm #350077
Lately there has been a widely circulated story alleging ALL US Ambassadors were recalled to DC for a conference from a retired career member of the US Dept of State.
When State has a Chiefs of Mission conference, it normally tends to do it on a regional basis. However this is a conference of the chief officers of every diplomatic and consular post. They are not all Ambassadors, however.
Ambassadors have Embassies; Consuls General have Consulates General; and Consuls have Consulates. The goal of such a meeting, if it actually occurs, would be to brief all chief officers of our overseas posts simultaneously about some truly critical issue; so critical that something may be expected to happen in the area of any of those posts that affects the safety and security of the post and the people in it, along with the vital interests of the United States.
The global overseas senior management cut would be ambassadors and consuls general. That is plausible, even recognizing that in some countries the U.S. has more than one consul general ( 5 in Canada, 2 in Brazil as examples).
It could be that the rebellion in Cairo is seen to be peculiarly contagious, and might unsettle any diplomatic post. In such an eventuality, the goal would be to put everyone on the alert at the same level of sensitivity and give each the same precisely stated policy guidance. How to act in the event of another Tahrir Square gathering in some other country could be the subject. That can all be done, of course, with a properly stated and prioritized telegram. Getting all those troops together is both expensive and disruptive.
So this is interesting.
“Ambassadors from almost all 260 U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries are expected to convene at the State Department for what’s being billed as the first meeting of its kind.”
See here: >politico.com
The first logical thought that comes to mind Looking back at all previous world crisis, what might now be so important, evidently more-so than anything ever in the past, to call all Ambassadors back to Washington?
Some possibilities might be:
To get all their stories ‘straight’ ahead of time for something?
To prearrange settling the debt score between nations prior to a new world currency roll-out?
A dollar currency devaluation?
China is calling in all it’s U.S. debt?
New severely damaging Wikileaks about to release?
The sky’s the limit really with ideas and conspiracies.
While the main stream and most Americans were involved with the SuperBowl, hardly any reporting on this event could be found. Fine time to do something ‘under the radar’.
Could this actually be simply a ‘first time’ of such a gathering to discuss ‘normal’ business?
At first instinct, suspicion is aroused.
The ‘official’ explanation from the U.S. State Dept. is something named, QDDR.
But what do YOU think?
All thoughts welcome.
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