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

    An unspecified number of US embassies and consulates around the world will be closed due to security fears, the State Department says.


    "The Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.

    The decision was taken "out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations," she said.

    A senior official told ABC News that the embassies will close in response to "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate."


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    Hmmm interesting. Seems kind of random to all the sudden close some of our embasies for sometime.


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

    So what do you suspect the reason might be? Some darker, deeper motive?







    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]PressTV - US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Hmmm interesting. Seems kind of random to all the sudden close some of our embasies for sometime.

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

    would this not be something they should specify?
    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?
    I would suspect so, or certainly hope so. I hope its not ehh everyone needs a vacation right now. I wish they would verify the reason however.


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

    Well ate last your embassy workers aren't striking.

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

    Maybe they just want a day off? Observing the Sabbath? Sequester cut savings? Paranoia?




    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I would suspect so, or certainly hope so. I hope its not ehh everyone needs a vacation right now. I wish they would verify the reason however.

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

    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
    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 0bserver92 View Post
    Well ate last your embassy workers aren't striking.
    (grin!)
    Kind of poetic, ain't it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]PressTV - US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears

    Hmmm interesting. Seems kind of random to all the sudden close some of our embasies for sometime.
    WTF we have a bunch of idiots at the state dept. why in the hell will they annonce they will close on that date. all they are doing is telling the threat don't attack on that date we will be closed pick another day

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    (grin!)
    Kind of poetic, ain't it?
    Ours are more boring, no one ever attacks our embassies.

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