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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors.
The top envoys from nearly all of America's 260 embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries will be gathering at the State Department beginning on Monday. Officials say it's the first such global conference.
The gathering comes at a time of crisis in Egypt that could reshape dynamics in the Middle East, fallout from leaked diplomatic documents and congressional calls for sweeping cuts in foreign aid.
Although the meeting has been called to discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities for 2011, officials say Clinton plans to meet personally with ambassadors from front-line states to hear about developments on the ground. Officials also expect that specific concerns about the WikiLeaks revelations will be raised.
Originally posted by Hemisphere
I have heard a rumor that each of the Ambassadors and Consulars while attending will be receiving a highly sophisticated communication device. This device will transmit without connection to the power grid but the effective broadcast range is however limited. The device can be seen here:
Originally posted by pajoly
Since the meeting is today, the original thread deserves new life. www.abovetopsecret.com...
What hits me as very strange is there has not been a peep by anyone on the Right, politicians or pundits about this and they usually will find a way to call any trip by Obama overseas a scandalous waste (remember the India trip or the trip by Michelle Obama to Spain?). Here we have 250+ ambassadors and presumably their key staff ALL flying back to DC on short notice and not a peep about waste? Not a peep about poor, short term planning driving up meeting costs, whatever? This is a big red flag for me because it says even the Right does not want to draw attention to this. Not a peep from FOX. Nothing from Limbaugh or Palin. What could be so big even they'd pass up an opportunity to make political hay. Heck, this is a chance to scewer BOTH Obama and Clinton in one fell swoop and they are not taking shots??!! Keep an eye on the movements of the rich and powerful these next few weeks.
Originally posted by Anmarie96
I'm Sorry, I just do not believe that Clinton called an Emergency meeting for an UNPRECEDENTED MASS MEETING of Ambassadors from all the world to discuss - U.S. foreign policy priorities for 2011. No, They would have a planned event with that regardless of what is happening in Egypt and WikiLeaks is older news. This is a smoke screen folks! IMHO.