Thursday, November 15, 2012
OK, I don't want to parse words here, but, for my little brain to follow along I may have to do so. Ms. Kelley (of "I'm getting harassing emails and can you make them stop?" notoriety) was forced to call 911 due to the onslaught of press. The following is the call (Quoted from Politico):
“I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property,” she told a 911 operator in Tampa Florida on Sunday. “I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well, because that’s against the law to cross my property because, you know, it’s inviolable.”
So, let's see, "we" have co-oped an FBI friend to launch a cyber crimes investigation for really harmless emails accusing us of playing hank panky under the table, which has led to the question of a possible security breach at the top of the CIA, which brought down the head of the agency, is now threatening the career of another 4 Star General, and God knows whatever collateral damage. Basically, "we" are an attractive well dressed one woman military career wrecking crew.
My question was, just what status or rank does Ms. Kelly have that makes her property inviolable and due diplomatic protection? Well, Politico was able to help clear the air there also.
According to their site, "Kelley is an honorary consul general of South Korea, according to Foreign Policy, a symbolic position that involves promoting the relationship between the U.S. and South Korea." (Someone who arranged meetings between US businessmen and the South Korean Ambassador and promoted trade between the two countries.) But, not so fast there cowboy because Politico went on to say "But the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which governs the treatment of diplomats, gives honorary consuls no special protection." Oops, no inviolability here.
Of course the irony of the house of cards is that we would all be blissfully ignorant of this mess if it were not for a jealous lover, a spurned agent, a warned General, and a disappointed diplomat. "Ah, what a tangled web we weave, . . ."
My Daddy always said, blessed are those who run in (important) circles, for they shall be called wheels.