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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Ours are more boring, no one ever attacks our embassies.
    Nice not having enemies. Lots of other countries don't have to abandon their embassies, too, because they don't have enemies either.

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    So what do you suspect the reason might be? Some darker, deeper motive?
    We're probably going all "war of the gargantuas" and building an army of giant, furry Frankenstein clones

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    was surprised to learn a while back that tijuana is a high risk state department assignment

    staffers must learn to fire an array of weapons and pass an evasive driving test

    so, if south san diego is considered high risk, it appears many other locales are, too

    possibly too many to staff securely
    That's probably due to cartel activity

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    So what do you suspect the reason might be? Some darker, deeper motive?
    Could be a lot of things. Could be nothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    would this not be something they should specify?
    Nope.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Could be a lot of things. Could be nothing.



    Nope.
    why should American citizens not be allowed to know where there is or is not a US embassy or consulate presence?
    the other option is to have to guess whether there is one, with the possibility of guessing wrong while needing the state department's assistance
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Just as I suspected. Send in the clones.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    We're probably going all "war of the gargantuas" and building an army of giant, furry Frankenstein clones

    That really narrows down the options.
    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Could be a lot of things. Could be nothing.

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    why should American citizens not be allowed to know where there is or is not a US embassy or consulate presence?
    the other option is to have to guess whether there is one, with the possibility of guessing wrong while needing the state department's assistance
    It's just one day. If it's to prevent another Benghazi, they have pretty good reason not to reveal any details.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Just as I suspected. Send in the clones.



    That really narrows down the options.
    Meh, good enough for government work.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    It's just one day. If it's to prevent another Benghazi, they have pretty good reason not to reveal any details.
    yes, a crisis such that it causes the embassies/consulates to be closed
    no need to let American citizens in those locales know that they are on their own when/if the shiia hits the fan
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    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    So what do you suspect the reason might be? Some darker, deeper motive?
    they want to thwart any phoney distractions that may occur

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