To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: If this is your year to quit this will make it happen
Date: Thu Feb 06 03:48:35 MST 2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry board a second plane after their original aircraft had mechanical problems on April 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Kerry heads to the Middle East, his third trip to the region in two weeks, in a fresh bid to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. And in Istanbul, the first leg of a six-nation trip that goes on to Europe and East Asia, Kerry will coordinate with Turkey's Prime Minister and other Turkish officials on efforts to halt the violence in neighboring Syria's civil war. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)The Associated PressSyrians who now live in Greece, display photos of injured people in Syria, during a protest against Syrian President Bashar Assad , in front of the Greek Parliament, in Athens, Saturday April 6, 2013. Around 200 Syrians took part in the protest. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)The Associated PressFILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures speaks at the Opera House in central Damascus, Syria. Assad has warned that the fall of his regime or the breakup of Syria will unleash a wave of instability that will shake the Middle East for years to come. Assad told the Turkish TV station Ulusal Kanal in an interview aired Friday, April 5, 2013 that "we are surrounded by countries that help terrorists and allow them to enter Syria." (A er, an honor often bestowed on up-and-coming members of the U.S. foreign service."There are no words for anyone to describe the extraordinary harsh contradiction for a young 25-year-old woman, with all of her future ahead of her, believing in the possibilities of diplomacy to improve people's lives, making a difference, having an impact" to be killed, Kerry said.Smedinghoff previously served in Venezuela."The world lost a truly beautiful soul today," her parents, Tom and Mary Beth Smedinghoff, said in a family statement emailed to The Washington Post."Working as a public diplomacy officer, she particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work directly with the Afghan people and was always looking for opportunities to reach out and help to make a difference in the lives of those living in a country ravaged by war," they said. "We are consoled knowing that she was doing what she loved, and that she was serving her country by helping to make a positive difference in the world."Kerry declared the protection of American diplomats a top priority on his first day as secretary of state.The issue has been extremely sensitive since Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi almost seven months ago. No one has yet been brought to justice.