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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This Sunday is Obama's Birthday.....The US is being Threatened that our Embassies in the ME, will be hit. This is all we are being told at this time. Other than it may go beyond this Sunday. Thoughts upon the matter?



    The United States is closing all of its embassies Sunday in the Middle East and parts of Asia because of a possible al-Qaeda-related threat to diplomatic posts worldwide, American officials told NBC News on Thursday.

    The U.S. has been "apprised of information that out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations, that indicates we should institute these precautionary steps," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.

    A senior State Department official told NBC News that all embassies that are usually open in Sundays primarily those in Muslim countries and Israel would be closed Aug. 4 "out of an abundance of caution." Sunday is a normal workday in those countries.

    Sunday is President Barack Obama's 52nd birthday, and it's also the day Iran inaugurates Hassan Rowhani as its new president. But U.S. officials told NBC News they had heard nothing to indicate that the date was chosen for either of those reasons.....snip~

    US closing embassies in Mideast for a day amid possible Qaeda threat
    The closings are prudent.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Didn't they always close all the Middle Eastern embassies on GW's birthday too?
    Heya CJ. Did they ever close our Embassy in Israel on GW's B-day?

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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya CJ. Did they ever close our Embassy in Israel on GW's B-day?
    I don't think they closed anything on GW's birthdays - Texans like to celebrate and aren't afraid to do so.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Interesting to watch this event evolve and the right is evolving along with it trying to figure out how to still make this all Obama's fault. Will you guys ever give it a rest and realize it is all far, far beyond you?

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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't think they closed anything on GW's birthdays - Texans like to celebrate and aren't afraid to do so.
    Well.....I think if Israel has word that there will be attacks. I think they will be on point.

    What I find interesting is how the left thinks somehow this is Obama's fault for closing up the Embassies and doing what Kerry and Others want with the State Dept.

    Funny no one was blaming him for closing up the Embassy in Egypt this last month with what has been going on there with the MB. I think they have had a few days where they closed down our Embassy.

    Did you hear any others from the Right complaining he was closing up these Embassies over warnings thru al-Qaeda of an imminent attack?

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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    On Benghazi:

    benghazi.jpg


    As for the new shut-downs, Obama just can't win. When he doesn't do anything he gets grilled. When he does something he gets grilled. Seems sensible.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    On Benghazi:

    benghazi.jpg


    As for the new shut-downs, Obama just can't win. When he doesn't do anything he gets grilled. When he does something he gets grilled. Seems sensible.
    Well before there was Georgie Boy.....there was Bilbo the Clown. Aka Bill Clinton.

    For Susan Rice, Benghazi Was Kenya 1998 Deja Vu

    Parallels: A mission was attacked after warnings, Americans were killed after security requests were denied, and a diplomat went on TV to explain it all — our current U.N. ambassador, after embassy bombings in 1998.

    'What troubles me so much is the Benghazi attack in many ways echoes the attacks on both embassies in 1998, when Susan Rice was head of the African region for our State Department," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday after two hours with our U.N. ambassador. "In both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security."

    In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot.

    The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response, she wrote Albright, was "endangering the lives of embassy personnel."

    A matter of months later, on Aug. 7, 1998, the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were simultaneously attacked with car bombs. In Kenya, 12 American diplomats and more than 200 Africans were killed.

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    [B]Which didn't count those killed in Tanzania either[/B]. Course you didn't think Georgie Boy was even close to the Repeated failures of the Democrats with deaths and injured with Embassies. Which doesn't even count that screw up in Somalia. Which happened under Bilbo's keen eyes.

    Notice the same excuses by the Democrats. Especially about that part about after they tightened up security and that part on.....Oh it will never happen again.

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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Nice try.....notice once again with what you twisted. No question by me. I never questioned it. But do keep up with what you are saying. Also I said there was more than 69. Which you at first tried to deny and then deflected with everything else under the sun. Until once you were reminded about Hillary testifying to securing all of Gadhafi's warehouses.

    Course that was you trying to say that most of the country thinks like you do too. But then we already knew it was the usual assuming thing you do.
    So ya didn't say, ya said, ya said more... you quibble. your point wasn't the exact number- it was your usual wimpy implication of so many in country and no one could come to 'their' help.

    Well remind us all what Hillary said about securing all the warehouses? Also remind us who picked the compound Ambassador Stevens died in? (hint he did) testimony before congress 23 jan 2013.

    Face it, all you are doing to trying anything and everything to stir the partisan muck.... and FYI I posted polls to show more Americans think this is political crap.

    You posted......

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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, I did bring up the fact of the Turks Envoy being there when they had closed their Embassy in Libya. As well as the Libyan freighter that showed up off the Cost of Libya 5 days Prior. While Miraculously the Rebels all of a sudden had some Man Pads.

    The same Mad Pads that Hillary testified to that we were trying to secure after the Fall of Gadhafi. Yet somehow the Syrian Rebels got them.

    Then there was Stevens meeting that Turk Envoy.....1-2 hrs before the attack took place on our alleged Consulate that was a CIA front.
    The ambassador was actually running guns and perhaps fighters to Syria.

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    Something that is interesting and has not really been mentioned by anyone in regards to Libya is how there is evidence that the deceased ambassador may have been linked to arming rebels in Syria. This is rather important as it shows us info that links Syria and Libya, but also may provide the reason as to why Stevens was there in the first place.

    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria - Business Insider

    There is also evidence of fighters being transferred from Libya to Syria.

    NATO vs. Syria | The American Conservative
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't think they closed anything on GW's birthdays - Texans like to celebrate and aren't afraid to do so.
    He and Cheney would hide in an undisclosed location on his birthday, like he did on 9-11.

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