By: Brian Evans
Reports are now emerging that show that State Department employee Ian Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, in Japan decided to ignore the orders that came down from President Trump himself, that forbid them to allow coronavirus contaminated Americans from returning to the United States until they were cleared! The President’s orders were based on recommendations that came down from the Centers for Disease Control themselves!
The US Department of State’s website says…
Ian G. Brownlee became the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs in February 2019. Previously he had served as an Inspector in the Office of the Inspector General.
Mr. Brownlee’s previous experience includes serving as the Minister Counselor for Consular and Consulate Affairs in Mexico, where he was responsible for coordination of consular operations across Mission Mexico’s nine consulates general and the embassy.
Prior to that, he was the Director of the State Department’s Office of Central American Affairs, where he was responsible for the implementation of the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America. From 2012-2015, Mr. Brownlee was the Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Mr. Brownlee’s previous tours in the U.S. Foreign Service include as the Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Mexican Affairs, as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretaries for Western Hemisphere Affairs and Consular Affairs, and in consular management positions in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and San Jose, Costa Rica. He also served in Matamoros, Mexico and Santiago, Chile.
Reports indicate that President Trump was furious about it when he found out about the insubordination, as it poses massive risks to the American population!
However, Ian Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, stated that…
appears to feel he was right in overriding the President’s directives.
The Daily Mail reported that Brownlee rationalized his decision to be insubordinate, as he said that…
“It’s important to remember this was an emerging and unusual circumstance. We had 328 people on buses, a plan to execute and we received lab results on people who were otherwise asymptomatic, un-ill people on a bus on the way to the airport. The people on the ground did exactly the right thing…in bringing them home.
People who had tested positive were put into isolation units on board the two cargo planes, which then flew to Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland in Texas and Travis Air Base in California.
Although officials reassured the press that the sick passengers were thoroughly contained and every precaution had been taken to ensure the safety of the healthy people onboard, reports later emerged that people on the flights had no idea they were sharing yet another even more confined space with infected individuals.
When the planes landed at their respective destinations late Sunday night, six ‘high risk’ passengers from Lackland and seven from Travis were ushered onto an additional flight to Omaha Eppley Airfield in Nebraska.”
Therefore, another radical and insubordinate bureaucrat, who thinks that they should make all the decisions, rather than President Trump, who the American people voted to represent them and make the tough decisions and calls have defied authority and violated orders! Now, due to his insubordination, Americans are at risk, and all at a time when the Coronavirus has become widespread the world, and could in the United States of America as well! Fortunately, the coronavirus’ death rate is far less than that of the flu in the United States!