Update: US Ambassadors Called Back to Washington

Jeff Rense received the missive below, from a retired career member of the US Dept of State, on the recent story of an unprecedented recall of all US Ambassadors to DC for a conference.
One of this blog’s fellows, Joseph, alerted me to this. According to Joseph, the anonymous author of this missive is “very good, a life-long career officer in the Service, and taught at the War College.”
~Eowyn

 
Update – All US Ambassadors Called Back To Washington 
Feburary 9, 2011
“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”

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0 responses to “Update: US Ambassadors Called Back to Washington

  1. That thumping sound you just heard was a giant shoe dropping.

     
  2. Why isn’t the media discussing this meeting? Why aren’t the journalists evaluating the outcomes and issues? With crisis showing up all over the globe, the financial status of many countries in jeopardy, and diplomacy in DC nonexistent, this meeting is historic. It could mean a stabilization or it could mean conflagration. I’ll go back to my favorite stand by. PRAY.

     
  3. A meeting like this could only mean one thing… The globe is becoming even more unstable through world-wide uprisings and economic disparity, meaning… the doo doo is about to hit the “don’t-let-a-good-crisis-go-to-waste” fan.

     
  4. Greetings!
    This is the crux, I think: “…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.”
    Terry’s spot on here, when he writes that “[g]etting all those troops together is both expensive and disruptive”, but when did expense ever stand in the way of any gubbmint? Hell, they’re only tax dollars!!

     

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