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Clinton convenes mass meeting of US ambassadors

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by BLV12
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Egypt shut down the Internet locally based on advise given to it by the United States.
The US will not pull the plug on the Internet however, because it will cause a huge rise in dissent and cause more problems for the US government then it would solve.

Egypt is a different basket all together.


Yeah, imagine what would happen if people were no longer able to make status updates. That would create mass hysteria, more than what running out of food and water would.




posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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Not sure we are gonna get a lot of info on this. This is schedule;

The meeting would include discussions on several issues, including foreign policy priorities for 2011, and damages caused due to the release of hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks, American officials said.

Clinton will meet individually with diplomats working in unstable countries, they added.

The ambassadors would reportedly hold meetings with their regional bureaus Monday and Tuesday. Clinton is set to address the ambassadors on Wednesday about “leading through civilian power.”

The ambassadors will also hear from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen on civilian-military operations in the 21st century, and USAID chief Raj Shah will speak on results-based development, it added.

dinartrade.org...


'leading through civilian power' ? interesting phrase. Seems like an odd title for ambassadors? Is this something the ambassadors are supposed relay back to the governments of the countries they are in? How many countries are the U.S. actually controlling?
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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Maybe I am way off...........but I believe this has to do with all the unprecedented earth changes that are occuring around the world. I think the PTB know something is up with our planet and they do not want to create chaos and panic because of it.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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I agree it should be reignited, but there sure doesn't seem to be any "news" coming out about this.

Did the meeting happen? Is it in progress? Are they being secretive?

No one in the MSM or anywhere else seems to remember that this was even a "story," but maybe they're just waiting for statements to come out of the meeting...timed conveniently for the evening news.

It will be interesting to see if there are statements or if it's even mentioned...seeing as how it was so "historic."



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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If ALL leading ambassadors worldwide were requested to attend, it cannot be a localised, or regional problem. It would seem to be global, and could be anything from Comet Elenin, to Wikileaks. Wikileaks however is not a perceived threat it is real, since it involves direct leaking of information from an intranet system. Governments have only themselves to blame, with the abuse of power and clandestine activities formulated through "think tanks" like Dr strangelove et al. You can almost see where it is going, where every civil servant will be responsible for the one below ad infinitum = paranoia.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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I noticed her left eye more open than her left, but it could be her right eye has an
infection swelling the lid to keep it down more. Her iris/pupils were okay. If one
of them veered off a bit I would be worried but it looked like her right eye lid is not
opening fully or else her left eyelid is open more than normal.

She blinked a lot. She said "uhh" a lot (monitoring her words carefully) like Obama.

Behind the mask...is she worried? Face seemed somewhat expressionless; she has
been practicing that but that might mean she is dealing with a lot of unpleasantness
lately.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Eh, when Obama will gather all commanders of hundreds of US Army Bases across the World and tell them to start plans for withdrawing to home soil



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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She's gonna finally shapeshift and eat them all from revealing the truth!



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Please allow me to just throw this video in;


There's too many possible reasons for such an event, suppose these records have been found?



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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This is written up in the Associated Press. Says they will all convene on Monday.


www.google.com...



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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WASHINGTON - U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, a Republican with potential presidential ambitions, submitted a letter of resignation to the White House yesterday, announcing he intends to leave the post April 30, a senior administration official said.
Huntsman, a former governor of Utah, was appointed ambassador by President Barack Obama in 2009. His plans have generated attention in...
from Newsday.com - your link
reply to post by Skerrako
 
First, many ambassadors get their positions out of political patronage. So what does that tell you?
They donated a lot, have a lot of weight politically and ambassadorships can be carrots to the donkeys
in public arena. Second, another Republican put in the Ambassadorship by Obama. This guy is a republican's
dream IMO. There MAY be people selected to Ambassadorships who are there because they are experts on the country in question, etc. but too many of these spots are political payoffs. So I'm not impressed. Embassies were leaking these memoes; no one seemed to be competent to keep information secret. Maybe heads will roll.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by ArcheoAstronomer
reply to post by JohnySeagull
 

I noticed her left eye more open than her left, but it could be her right eye has an
infection swelling the lid to keep it down more. Her iris/pupils were okay. If one
of them veered off a bit I would be worried but it looked like her right eye lid is not
opening fully or else her left eyelid is open more than normal.

She blinked a lot. She said "uhh" a lot (monitoring her words carefully) like Obama.

Behind the mask...is she worried? Face seemed somewhat expressionless; she has
been practicing that but that might mean she is dealing with a lot of unpleasantness
lately.


If Obama has to monitor his words, then he is not always using an idiot board, uhh, is he? and, uhh, Hilary is a, uhh, lawyer.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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f Obama has to monitor his words, then he is not always using an idiot board, uhh, is he? and, uhh, Hilary is a, uhh, lawyer.

reply to post by smurfy
 

That's right, they're both lawyers. I wouldn't hire a lawyer to defend me who had to stop every fifth word to say 'uhhh', would you? Blink...uhh...blink...uhh..convincing...NOT. No offense. But you didn't see or hear Cheney or Bush 'uhhh'ing and they were undeniably scary ...




posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by ArcheoAstronomer



f Obama has to monitor his words, then he is not always using an idiot board, uhh, is he? and, uhh, Hilary is a, uhh, lawyer.

reply to post by smurfy
 

That's right, they're both lawyers. I wouldn't hire a lawyer to defend me who had to stop every fifth word to say 'uhhh', would you? Blink...uhh...blink...uhh..convincing...NOT. No offense. But you didn't see or hear Cheney or Bush 'uhhh'ing and they were undeniably scary ...


Uhh, well, Ahh, I have seen so many "Bushisms" I no longer know left from right
and that includes the whole gamut, anyway you missed my point.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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Encryption keys.

With the Wikileaks fiasco they have probably designed a new diplomatic encryption system and each consulate must have a decryption key. This is not the type of thing you would drop in the mail or entrust to anybody but those with the highest clearance. A senior member of each embassy must personally come and pick up the new encryption key and hand deliver it to their respective locations.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by RedPill
Encryption keys.

With the Wikileaks fiasco they have probably designed a new diplomatic encryption system and each consulate must have a decryption key. This is not the type of thing you would drop in the mail or entrust to anybody but those with the highest clearance. A senior member of each embassy must personally come and pick up the new encryption key and hand deliver it to their respective locations.


That means WW3 has just ended, and we're all dead.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by JohnySeagull
'leading through civilian power' ? interesting phrase. Seems like an odd title for ambassadors? Is this something the ambassadors are supposed relay back to the governments of the countries they are in? How many countries are the U.S. actually controlling?
edit on 7-2-2011 by JohnySeagull because: (no reason given)



The meeting happened last week!


THE QUADRENNIAL DIPLOMACY AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

United States Agency for International Development

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To build civilian power, State and USAID will make the most of a bipartisan Congressional commitment to increase the number of Foreign Service and Civil Service personnel at both agencies.



We will seek new efficiencies and savings; focus resources for greatest impact; and work with Congress to secure the resources required to protect Americans at home and advance our interests abroad.



Diplomats and development experts from State and USAID drove the review with valuable input from interagency partners, Congress, and external stakeholders.


LEADING THROUGH CIVILIAN POWER

As Secretary Clinton has said, “To lead in this new century, we must often lead in new ways.”

To advance American interests and values and to lead other nations in solving shared problems in the 21st
century, we must rely on our diplomats and civilian experts as the first face of American power.

In the words of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, “There has to be a change in attitude in the recognition of the critical role that agencies like [the] State [Department] and aid [USAID] play…for them to play the leading role that I think they need to play.”

WHAT IS CIVILIAN POWER?

Civilian power is the combined force of civilian personnel across government and civil society.

It is the power of diplomats in 271 missions around the world, development professionals in more than 100 nations, and experts from other U.S. government agencies working together to advance America’s core interests in the world.

Civilian power is:

 A cost-effective investment for the American people

 A powerful tool for preventing armed conflict and managing crises

 A catalyst to spur economic growth, open markets for U.S. goods and create jobs at home

 A necessary response to the complex nature of the problems of the 21st century


[Taken from the government website, its a pdf]

* * * This is what US does overseas * * *


Earlier Information:

www.usaid.gov...

The QDDR aims to strengthen and elevate diplomacy and development as key pillars of U.S. foreign policy. The end goals are:

* Unified smart power;
* Clear State and USAID roles and missions; and
* Tangible organizational change leading to excellence in performance.

* We view the QDDR as an opportunity for collaboration among stakeholders.

Background

The U.S. Government faces a wide array of complex global challenges.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) in July 2009 with the goal of strengthening and elevating diplomacy and development cooperation as key pillars of U.S. foreign policy.

The QDDR effort arises in the context of broader shifts in the world, many of which go to the very core of how we define and practice both diplomacy and development cooperation.

Through aligning policy, strategy, authorities, and resources, the QDDR will provide the blueprint for our diplomatic and development efforts.

The end goals are unified smart power; clear, mutually reinforcing State and USAID roles and missions; and tangible organizational change leading to excellence in performance.

By using all of the tools of American power, we can pave the way for shared peace, progress, and prosperity.


January 2, 2011

Charity, Security Network

Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) Outlines Strategy for State Department and USAID

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Speaking at the State Department on Dec. 15, 2010 the Secretary of State unveiled a roadmap for improving U.S. diplomacy and global development efforts.

The first ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) outlines sweeping reforms for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to better coordinate diplomacy and development initiatives with national security objectives.



Among several recommendations, the review calls for structural changes at the State Department and developing stronger “civilian capability” to prevent and respond to international emergencies and violent extremism. Despite being welcomed by many U.S. and international aid and development groups, significant questions about implementation and funding remain largely unanswered.


Humanitarian aid and development groups from across the U.S. and around the world have welcomed some of the findings of the QDDR, but are concerned about the impartiality of U.S. government led responses to conflict driven emergencies.


“The QDDR is an important step in reaffirming the efforts to modernize USAID and further elevate it as the world’s premier development agency,” said Paul O’Brien, vice president of policy and advocacy campaigns for Oxfam America. “But the document leaves open the question of how the United States will resolve situations where diplomacy and development will require different approaches and tradeoffs.”


Snippet:


Objectives set forth in the QDDR include:

Creating an Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the State Department to bolster efforts aimed at advancing human security

Establishing a Bureau for Counterterrorism, which will enhance the State Department’s ability to counter violent extremism and engage in counterterrorism diplomacy

Elevating economic diplomacy as an essential strand of our foreign policy by expanding the State Department’s role on economic issues

Increasing State Department and USAID staff


More Info: www.charityandsecurity.org...(QDDR)_Outlines_Strategy_for_State_Department_USAID



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Do you ever have posts without the word Jihad in them?

The thread can be about Giraffes and somehow you'll find a way to associate them with Jihad.

Go out get some air, turn off the MSM. lol



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by mayabong
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Do you ever have posts without the word Jihad in them?

The thread can be about Giraffes and somehow you'll find a way to associate them with Jihad.

Go out get some air, turn off the MSM. lol



Don't you mean 'jihraffes'?

Sorry.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by Malcram

Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by mike_trivisonno
 


Do you ever have posts without the word Jihad in them?

The thread can be about Giraffes and somehow you'll find a way to associate them with Jihad.

Go out get some air, turn off the MSM. lol



Don't you mean 'jihraffes'? Sorry.


oh that was good lolol



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