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.edit on 7-2-2011 by pajoly because: typoedit on 7-2-2011 by pajoly because: added emphasisedit on 7-2-2011 by pajoly because: typo
Originally posted by IamAbeliever
I don't like this one bit. I have a really bad feeling about this. All these ambassadors being called to the State Dept., an unscheduled meeting between Obama and Canada's PM, and I still think that we somehow had a hand in the Egyptian uprisings. Egypt is a key ally, why would Obama call Mubarak and ask him to step down? Maybe to get him safely into some bunker. Too many questions would have been asked had Mubarak just "vanished". Now, he can hide away in some bunker and it's no questions asked. The whole damn thing stinks of conspiracy if you ask me. As someone already mentioned, watch the movements of the rich and powerful in the coming weeks. That will be the key that the sh*t is about to hit the fan.
Originally posted by kauskau
could it be that this is just not true? i dont find a good source. Only godlike p and all that stuff..
The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): Leading Through Civilian Power
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. Leading through civilian power means directing and coordinating the resources of all America's civilian agencies to prevent and resolve conflicts; help countries lift themselves out of poverty into prosperous, stable, and democratic states; and build global coalitions to address global problems.
1. Adapt to the diplomatic landscape of the 21st century by:
Leading the implementation of global civilian operations overseas by empowering and holding accountable Chiefs of Mission as CEOs of a multi-agency effort
Reorganizing structurally to meet new challenges: an Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the
Environment and an Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights; a new Bureau for Energy Resources and a Chief Economist; and a proposed Bureau for Counterterrorism
Engaging beyond the capital and leveraging the technological tools of 21st century statecraft
2. Elevate and modernize development to deliver results by:
Focusing our investments where we
have a comparative advantage: food security, global health, climate change, sustainable economic growth, democracy and governance, and humanitarian assistance—with an emphasis on the rights of women and girls throughout
Practicing high-impact development by building partnerships with host nations, investing in innovation, and strengthening monitoring and evaluation
Continuing to make USAID the world’s premier development institution; building the necessary technical expertise and organizational structures; immediately transitioning the leadership of Feed the Future, and setting a target to move the Global Health Initiative at the end of FY 2012 if certain benchmarks are met
3. Strengthen civilian capability to prevent and respond to crisis and conflict by:
Recognizing that civilians are the first line of defense abroad and making conflict prevention and response a core civilian mission
Building conflict prevention and response capabilities by creating a new Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at State and strengthening the Office of Transition Initiatives at USAID
Integrating an effective capability to reform security and justice sectors in fragile states