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

    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~

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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
    I wonder how much good it would have done in Benghazi? (Yeah, yeah, I know it wasn't officially an embassy.) I guess I'd rather hear that they were doubling security. I doubt problems generally occur from inside an embassy, but rather from the grounds.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I wonder how much good it would have done in Benghazi? (Yeah, yeah, I know it wasn't officially an embassy.) I guess I'd rather hear that they were doubling security. I doubt problems generally occur from inside an embassy, but rather from the grounds.
    Heya Maggie It will also include Consulates. But take a look at this Team Obama is going back to Feb and going with a Worldwide Caution.


    All U.S. embassies and consulates that normally open on a Sunday are to close on Aug. 4 because of a possible al Qaeda-related threat, U.S. officials have said.

    At least 16 diplomatic posts were affected by the closure, with most posting details of the shutdowns on their websites.

    The officials said the threat appeared to be related to al-Qaeda and tied to Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, which ends Wednesday.

    It was aimed at overseas diplomatic posts, not at facilities inside the U.S., they said.

    Notices on several embassies’ websites pointed to a “Worldwide Caution” issued by the State Department on Feb. 19 for further information.

    “Credible information indicates terrorist groups … seek to continue attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa,” it said. “The U.S. government remains highly concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens, facilities, businesses, and perceived U.S. and Western interests.”

    The embassies and consulates due to close Sunday include: Sana'a, Yemen; Tel Aviv, Israel; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Ankara, Turkey; Muscat, Oman; Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; Amman, Jordan; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Manama, Bahrain; Tripoli, Libya; and Doha, Qatar.....snip~

    Possible al Qaeda threat closes all US embassies Sunday across Middle East - World News

    Note.....I am using the Libs News Sources as well. Sunday is the First day of the Week for Muslims and the Arab World. Just another day to them. The Question I would ask all those Alleged Sunni Allies.....Why am I having to close my operations down. Over what you can't handle. Then I would make them an Offer.....They can't refuse!

    Concerning Benghazi.....do you think that Team Obama can get round the fact that we had 69 CIA agents on the Ground in Benghazi when Stevens got hit?

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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
    That sounds like an extremely stupid security plan, especially since the closure period is but a single day and has been announced in advance. Terrorists may not be the brightest bunch but they do react to our security measures, or the lack thereof.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    WTF .....We are even closing our Embassy in Israel.

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

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    Closing the embassies for one day will do exactly what to protect American civilians in those regions? Protection of embassy staff who live off-grounds?

    And, slam of all slams, rumored to happened on President Obama's birthday. But I thought they were his friends.....
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Concerning Benghazi.....do you think that Team Obama can get round the fact that we had 69 CIA agents on the Ground in Benghazi when Stevens got hit?
    I'm starting to think the whole thing was a CIA operation to begin with. Nobody has been able to explain why the ambassador was in Benghazi in the first place, particularly without taking adequate security. It explains the lack of answers and explains the stand down order (if it exists). Why else would 69 CIA agents be there?


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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?
    I bet the families of the four killed in Benghazi wish they took this kind of consideration on 11 September of last year.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I'm starting to think the whole thing was a CIA operation to begin with. Nobody has been able to explain why the ambassador was in Benghazi in the first place, particularly without taking adequate security. It explains the lack of answers and explains the stand down order (if it exists). Why else would 69 CIA agents be there?
    Two weeks into the scandal, there was information out there that the CIA was running a gun operation there. I guess the "news" is that there were so many agents on the ground. We'll probably never find out the truth here. Sixty-nine agents given early retirement and full pensions hinging on their silence is tough to beat.
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    Re: US Closing Embassies in Mideast for a Day amid Possible Qaeda Threat.....

    Do you guys know what constitutes a CIA 'agent'?
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