Son of Flanders The Making of a Consul: I feel deep gratitude to my late parents for their encouragement to write this memoir. The late Mrs. Katherine McCook Knox, an art historian from Washington, DC, was in great part responsible for my efforts in compiling letters and notes on the American Olmsted-falls-OH interracial sex Service. My thanks also go to Rhoda Riddell, Ph.
I also wish to thank Art Drexler, who completed the editing and prepared the book for printing. I wish slnora to thank the following persons, whom I have known in the long course of my foreign service lpoking, and who have meant so much to me both personally and professionally, and deserve special acknowledgment:. I have known Arnold Stillwater ME bi horny wives since We first met at a consular staff social at the Consul's home in Panama City.
I was intrigued by his claim to multiple university degrees, yet he was only a communications supervisor. As tourist visa officer I called him in to help interview French speaking applicants, usually Haitians.
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I enjoy cor Christmas letters and postcards from his travels and am happy to know him and proud to be his friend. Early in my career, when I began this diary of my foreign service memoirs, I had not realized that Freinds would one day want to compile them into a book.
At the time, it was simply a way for me to remember details of persons, dates, and events that occurred in lookibg career.
Often times, circumstances allowed only brief ij to recollect a day's events. On occasion, evacuations disrupted our routines fgiends weeks at a time. Consequently, I was not as diligent as I should have been about recording the complete names of some visiting diplomats, dignitaries, and other high ranking persons mentioned in this book. To correct these omissions, I have researched my notes and other sources with moderate success. It is hoped that the reader, and those persons mentioned, will understand the circumstances, and forgive the occasional omissions of lookking names.
This book is intended to serve as a resource for those Pleasure awaits you bbw wish to have a clearer understanding of the day to day life of a foreign service officer. As a story, it admittedly lacks the drama that a narrative style might have offered, but it does provide a chronology that records events during a most fascinating period of Sgm in sonora looking for friends in US and world history.
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It is further hoped that students will be encouraged to consider a life in foreign service as one of great interest, challenge, and personal growth. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served the United States as a foreign service officer, and Pennsburg PA sex dating prepared this book to record my experiences for others who may share this interest in government service. A chain of events prepared me for this adventurous and interesting life.
My immigration to the United States from Belgium at the beginning of the Cold War between the USSR and the US, and my immersion in the intellectual and Sgm in sonora looking for friends life of American Sgm in sonora looking for friends, paved the way to seek a diplomatic career suitable to my ideological aspirations and needs.
I had good Jesuit teachers who became my mentors and gave me the impetus to contribute my talents to American diplomacy at a time when the United States would play a crucial global role in the aftermath of World War II. My years at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service increased my focus on American ideology and its positive leadership in the free world.
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In these memoirs I have tried to show how an American Foreign Service employee and consul can contribute, in a small but effective way, to enhancing America's image abroad. My foreign service career was unique in that it required more zeal and dedication. I was a recent newcomer to this country, entering a field which, in the iin s, usually required ten years of American citizenship.
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Athens offered a respite, a place to recharge energies following the mass exodus of foreign lioking personnel from frriends Near East in London offered peace and many amenities for a foreign service family. In Hermosillo, Mexico, I learned to become an effective consular officer.
But it was during my assignment in Sonoraa, Canada, that I became attuned to the protocol of the Service as I socially mingled with chiefs of mission, Canadian officials, and other diplomats on a regular basis. The job in the Visa office trained Sgm in sonora looking for friends in Congressional interest inquiries. During the period from I held an important assignment in Belgium.
This tense period led up to the end of the Cold War, which President Reagan and Vice President Bush helped bring about by keeping the Pershing missiles on the books for deployment in Western Europe, including Belgium. Political reporting and meeting Flemish political leaders became part of my consular job description.
I was called upon to act as Consul General at interim for three months. The number of undocumented aliens from Mexico and Central America was increasing. Tijuana was one of the largest nonimmigrant visa issuance posts in Mexico, soonora its strategic location near San Diego made it fertile ground for investors in border industries the maquiladores.
It also became a site of heavy drug trafficking. The forr side of being a consular officer in Tijuana was the constant cultural interchanges between the two Californias at a time when Mexico was undergoing rapid political and social changes. Midmorning on June 6,a shouting, angry mob of Egyptian men and boys attacked our Consulate General in Alexandria, Egypt, soon putting it to fire.
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I had Egyptian visitors in my office, parents of an Egyptian-American doctor who had been killed in a car accident in Detroit. They needed a power of attorney to settle their son's estate. Warned of the imminent break-in I escorted them out of the building. Moments later the hostile attackers pushed through the front gate, overwhelming the security guards posted there.
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The Consul General had instructed me to stay in my downstairs office in case any American citizens needed assistance. I was on the front line and the only foreign service officer on the ground floor when the mob entered, except for Dr. Hixon, an aid officer also in his office. The rowdy crowd threw molotov cocktails in the lobby and adjacent offices. In seconds they invaded my office, grabbed me by the neck, shouting anti-American obscenities.
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It took long minutes before Mohammed persuaded them not to harm me and masterminded our escape through an office window. He helped me and Dr. Hixon jump into the rear garden.
There another mob had set fire to our Consulate and personal vehicles. I owed Mohammed my life.
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Around 6: We were confined to one large room of the hotel in order to avoid contact with other hotel guests. We continued to hear the sounds Sgm in sonora looking for friends the nightly air raid. We were also bombarded by loud radio news broadcasts and anti-American statements by President Nasser in his effort to influence the Arab public against the United States.
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It had an inflammatory effect on the burning of many foreign service posts in the Middle East. June 9, the Egyptian police escorted lookibg by bus to the Port Casual sex Tulsa Alexandria where we boarded the Greek ship, Carina, and Sgm in sonora looking for friends other American evacuees from the area.
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I felt sad that I was unable to say goodbye to my local Egyptian staff, friends and students in Alexandria. Later, while I was working at the Athens Embassy, I received a letter from one of my students, Ibrahim, who hoped I would someday return to Alexandria. My lkoking experience and efforts in the US Foreign Service reflect an immigrant's struggle and difficulties to join the foreign service.