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Robert W. Starnes is a retired U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security supervisory special agent with expertise in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, investigations, and protective security. Robert served at multiple U.S. embassies worldwide, including reestablishing diplomatic relations with Libya during dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s rein, Guatemala’s civil war and Paraguay’s violent coup d’état. Robert spearheaded the protective intelligence investigation in New Zealand after receiving a threat letter containing laboratory grade potassium cyanide targeting visiting U.S. golfer Tiger Woods. Robert led 3-separate protective intelligence investigations resulting in the capture of a high ranking Hezbollah terrorist, disrupted a terrorist attack by a Lebanese terrorist planning to bomb the American embassy, and arrested a Pakistani military fighter jet pilot defector wanting to kill Americans in Iraq, who was 2-weeks from active duty with the U.S. army Airborne. He protected Margaret Thatcher; Nelson Mandela; Mikhail Gorbachev; and Prince Charles, and rescued dozens of American juveniles from an allegedly abusive behavior modification camp in Western Samoa. The Texas State Police called upon his expertise to revamp their agency soon after the 2008 arson attack against the Governor’s Mansion. Robert is a recipient of the distinguish FBI Director’s Commendation Award, 2-Superior Honor Awards and 6-Meritorious Awards.
For over thirty-five years, U.S. diplomats confronted the ruthless Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner, over human rights violations.
Marian Davis, wife of U.S. Amb. Arthur Davis, Jr., dedicated her time helping Paraguayan infants survive illnesses.
While traveling on holiday, the airplane Marian Davis was on crashed on a mountain top in Bolivia.
Due to her love of Paraguayans, Marian succeeded where ivy league educated diplomats failed. Her loss and memories of her faithful sacrifices to the Paraguayan people caused dictator Stroessner to cry.
On the Shoulders of Giants
Moments later, unable to continue his conversation with Ambassador Davis, with a cracking voice and tears welling up in his eyes, Stroessner turned to Ambassador Davis’ family to excuse himself. Later that same day, a government minister called Ambassador Davis to inform him that before President Stroessner reached the bottom of the embassy stairs, he was crying like a baby.