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 event, mostly unreported, concluded on 4-Feb-2011.
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.”
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 Washington? And why has the press not reported on such an unusual event involving every U.S. diplomatic ambassador in the world?
The sky’s the limit with ideas and conspiracy…
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 our debt
New severely damaging Wikileaks about to release
Afraid of electronic communication leaks of something very important to discuss
While most Americans were involved with the SuperBowl, and the main stream media with the situation in Egypt, 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.
Update, from the NY Times, This week’s meeting, other than two major speeches, was closed to the press. But Craig Kelly, who until September was a deputy assistant secretary of state and involved in WikiLeaks-related issues, said Wednesday that he could not imagine that the unauthorized disclosures of sensitive diplomatic cables were not a major topic both of working groups and corridor talk.
Update, from CNNMoney.com, IMF calls for dollar alternative. The International Monetary Fund issued a report Thursday on a possible replacement for the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Update, found this link from the U.S. Department of State website ‘Notice to the Press’ on February 1. This meeting was ‘officially’ about something named QDDR.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton convened the first ever Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. This will be the first time U.S. Ambassadors will gather from around the world simultaneously. A principal aim of the conference will be to prepare for the implementation of the recommendations in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)
“The QDDR provides a blueprint for elevating American “civilian power” to better advance our national interests and to be a better partner to the U.S. military.”
Some of the objectives of the QDDR
- Creating an Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment
- Establishing a new Bureau for Energy Resources
- Creating an Under Secretary for Civilian Security
- Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
- Establish a Bureau for Counter-terrorism
- Establishing a Coordinator for Cyber Issues
In summary, it appears that the U.S. State Department is trying to establish more effective control over their foreign ambassador offices and programs. The QDDR is the only official explanation offered by the State Dept. as to the reason for calling in all foreign ambassadors. Who knows what else goes on behind closed door meetings…