- We received the following thoughts on the 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...
- "Jeff - Whoever sent this to you is right on one
point at least: It has never happened before.
- When State has a Chiefs of Mission conference, it normally
tends to do it on a regional basis. What I am reading in the story below
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 a plausible cut,
even recognizing that in some countries we have 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 contageous, 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.
- Name withheld
- Here now, is the original story circulated the week of
February 7, 2011...
- All Ambassadors Called Back to Washington
- Sunday, February 06, 2011 2:21
- U.S. Ambassadors of the world called back to Washington
- In an unprecedented move, apparently one that has never
happened before, nearly all U.S. Ambassadors to all nations have been called
back to Washington for a summit conference this week.
- <http://politico.com>politico.com reports: "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."
- <http://huffingtonpost.com>huffingtonpost.com: "Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting
of U.S. ambassadors."
- 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
- The sky's the limit with ideas and conspiracy
- To get all their stories 'straight' ahead of time
- To prearrange settling the debt score between nations
prior to a new world currency roll-out
- A dollar currency devaluation
- China is calling in our debt
- New severely damaging Wikileaks about to release
- Afraid of electronic communication leaks of something
very important to discuss ???
- While the main stream and most Americans are involved
with the SuperBowl at the moment, hardly any reporting on the event can
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.
- stay tuned
- Update... The 'official' explanation from the U.S. State
Dept. is something named, QDDR.