Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:17 PM
Lasher (23,573 posts)
Sorry, Jill Kelley, you probably don’t have ‘diplomatic inviolability’
When U.S. Central Command named Kelley an “honorary ambassador” last year to thank her for her time, it appears to have been wholly symbolic, carrying no official responsibilities or rights. But Kelley has been known to drop the “honorary” from that title, and appeared to represent herself as a formal diplomatic officer in a recent 911 call to Tampa police. Here’s the Associated Press report on the call (emphasis mine):
In the phone call to authorities, Jill Kelley, a party hostess and unofficial social liaison for leaders of the U.S. military’s Central Command in Tampa, cited her status as an honorary consul general while complaining about news vans that had descended on her two-story brick home overlooking Tampa Bay.
Alas, Kelley almost certainly does not have diplomatic “inviolability” or right to “protection,” and not just for the most obvious reason that she is not an actual diplomat. The immunity only applies to a country’s official diplomatic representatives abroad, and, alas, Tampa is still not considered a foreign country.
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Sorry, Jill Kelley, you probably don’t have ‘diplomatic inviolability’ (Original post)
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:50 PM
HooptieWagon (16,673 posts)
1. Whatever "title" MacDill bestowed on her was symbolic...
Like getting the "keys to the city". In her case it was a base pass.
OTOH, the Honorary Counsel for South Korea is a legitimate position. Basically its like being a business agent. However, there is no diplomatic immunity or protection associated with Honorary Counsels. Since she could no longer name-drop, out of desparation she's trying to invoke status she doesn't have. IOW, she's full of bullshit.