(unless i'm very wrong, this unprecedented meeting could be prelude for the attack on Iran)-----------------------------------------------------Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called top envoys from U.S. embassies to gather in Washington on Monday for a wide-ranging foreign policy meeting.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 whats being billed as the first meeting of its kind.Officials say the meeting will include discussion of foreign policy priorities for 2011, The Associated Press reported, as well as an assessment of the fallout from the release of secret diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks. Clinton will meet individually with diplomats working in unstable countries.http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48471.html
Not to worry Brother - they'll be keeping us better informed now -http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2011/02/what_is_a_presidential_alert_1.htmlAmazing days we were born to - hey?SHALOM !
I don't know, but maybe this is old News to you -http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/02/american-warships-heading-to-egypt.htmlMore Shalom!
Susan Rice, President Barack Obamas ambassador to the United Nations, will argue in a major address Friday evening that the U.S. should strengthen not starve the world body. The address is the first in a series of speeches to continue this spring making the case to the American people about why the U.N. matters to national security, and how it is being improved. The ambassador will be speaking to the World Affairs Council of Oregon, in Portland. http://www.politico.com/news/stories...#ixzz1DfUzKwSH _________________________________________________________NYSE + Germany -http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704858404576134153000503870.htmlIMF SDRs again -http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/10/markets/dollar/index.htm There's just so much going on right now, especially since we've had our eyes on Egypt -- these three issues above are just a few and a few that I don't doubt are somehow related to your OP. Going Global, that's all.
BBC World Service Program, "Global Business", aired this morning -GlobalBiz: "Non Consuming Passion": 07 Feb 11 - audio link - worth a listen - in view of long-time proposed "carbon tax", etc..http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/9664696"Peter Day hears from Chandran Nair, Management Consultant and Founder of The Global Institute for Tomorrow. Author of a book called 'Consumptionomics: Asia's role in Reshaping Capitalism and saving the planet.' In the book he argues that for years the engine of global capitalism has been fuelled by consumption
but that the world will not be able to cope with the expansion of this style of consumption in the developing world and therefore a new model has to be found."