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US Embassies to Close Sunday Amid Terrorist Threat
ABC News ^ | Thursday, August 1, 2013 | Martha Raddatz, Dana Hughes and Chris Good

Posted on 08/01/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by kristinn

U.S. embassies in a slew of Muslim countries will close on Sunday due to a credible and serious security threat.

The embassies will close in response to "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate," according to a senior U.S. official, who called it a "concerted effort" to target an embassy or consulate in a Muslim country.

"We just don't know which one," the official told ABC News.

"There could be other targets, not just embassies," another U.S. official said. The threat is considered to be throughout the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Some of the biggest U.S. embassies will close, including those in Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, where tens of thousands of U.S. troops are based. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan will also close. So will embassies in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Amman, Jordan; Muscat, Oman; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Algiers, Algeria; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sana'a, Yemen; and Tripoli, Libya, according to security warnings issued by those embassies. Two consulates in Saudi Arabia will also close, in Dharan and Jeddah, as will a consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The State Department has instructed all U.S. embassies that would normally be open this Sunday to close, according to a senior State Department official. U.S. embassies in Muslim countries are typically open on Sundays, while others are not. Most U.S. embassies will be closed this Sunday in keeping with normal hours of operation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; algeria; alqaeda; bahrain; bangladesh; benghazi; bhostatedept; dubai; egypt; embassies; embassy; genocide; iraq; jordan; kuwait; libya; muslimworld; navyseals; obamasfault; oman; qatar; saudiarabia; soskerry; threatmatrix; unitedarabemirates; usembassy; waronterror; yemen
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1 posted on 08/01/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Time to drop the bomb on these animals.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: kristinn; ASA Vet
Something has them really spooked....this only happened one other time the first year anniversary of 9/11.
3 posted on 08/01/2013 4:00:18 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog

Idiots. now that they’ve printed it in the news for all the world to see, the terrorists will just change the day.

news reporters are traitors. not every thing should be reported.


4 posted on 08/01/2013 4:04:06 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq (Teresa Davis)
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To: kristinn

5 posted on 08/01/2013 4:04:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: kristinn; shaggy eel
ReaganLibyaObama photo ReaganLybiaObama_zps0c4ef821.jpg
6 posted on 08/01/2013 4:05:40 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: SendShaqtoIraq

That may have been the intent....scare off the attackers/threat.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 4:06:23 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: kristinn

Aren’t there some Youtube videos that could be used to foil them?


8 posted on 08/01/2013 4:12:10 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

This video was seen as a provocation of violence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_kMBn9x8yk


9 posted on 08/01/2013 4:13:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kristinn

Oh, so let’s announce it to the world three days out so the enemy can reschedule for Saturday. Their brilliance dazzles.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if this is an attempt to deflect coverage of the breaking information about the CIA efforts to silence personnel that were on the ground in Benghazi.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 4:15:22 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: C210N

A youtube video might just exasturbate the situation.
I say, let’s just nuke them from orbit. All in favor?


12 posted on 08/01/2013 4:15:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kristinn

Do they have a Rapid Deployment Force ready to go in case there is trouble ? Would hate to see some more Americans left wounded on the roof of a building again for 20 hours.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 4:17:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: kristinn

Why are they advertising the shut down??? They could have done it just as well discretely.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 4:20:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kristinn

I suspect it’s to make people think that the NSA is stopping terrorism. “See, we found out about an attack, the NSA is doing their job, yadda yadda yadda...”


15 posted on 08/01/2013 4:22:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Hey, I have an idea ... why don’t we just pull out of the muzzie countries altogether?


16 posted on 08/01/2013 4:31:32 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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17 posted on 08/01/2013 4:34:09 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tumblindice

“I say, let’s just nuke them from orbit. All in favor?”

We need to be sure.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 4:35:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: kristinn
"We just don't know which one," the official told ABC News.

Maybe if our government spent more time on real intelligence, interrogation and killing muslims instead of frisking granny at the airport and snooping on law abiding American citizens they would know which one.

19 posted on 08/01/2013 4:36:40 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: kristinn

Who said the State Department was too dumb to learn?


20 posted on 08/01/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: GeronL

What was that?


21 posted on 08/01/2013 4:41:30 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

lol.

A Korean band named BIG BANG and their song “Fantastic Baby”.

Sounds like 3 different songs crammed together to me


22 posted on 08/01/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kristinn

It is sooo wonderful everybody Loves and respect us now. I feel so good and safe.


23 posted on 08/01/2013 4:55:06 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: kristinn

You can’t make this sheite up!


24 posted on 08/01/2013 4:55:21 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn

Is Ramadan over? Or is it because there have been massive prison breaks in Iraq, Benghazi and a few other places? They certainly haven’t made much of them on the nightly news..in fact, you hardly ever hear about Iraq or Afghanistan.

I hate the media, just HATE them. They paraded that Cindy Sheehan all over the country on someone’s deep pockets. Yet, except for Fox and a few conservative websites, no answers and no appearances by the moms of those lost in Benghazi. Utterly sickening.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 4:56:00 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Let’s be fair now. Hillary has really upped her game here and seems to have learned her lesson from Benghazi.

What’s that? Hillary is no longer...

Never mind.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 5:04:06 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: kristinn

Well, Benghzi was a jihadi-party with no consequences, so why not spread around the fun?


27 posted on 08/01/2013 5:20:07 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SueRae; kristinn
Is Ramadan over? Ramadan ends with the next new moon, 2205 hrs EDT August 6.

August 4 is the anniversary of the invasion of Kuwait, the trigger for Gulf War I and the arrival of the "infidel" in the "holy" Arabian peninsula.

28 posted on 08/01/2013 5:27:11 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: kristinn

Yet, all the guest from these countries will get amnesty for over-staying their VISA’s...


29 posted on 08/01/2013 5:31:57 PM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: kristinn

Is Ted Cruz planning to visit?


30 posted on 08/01/2013 6:04:34 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: tumblindice

neologism?


31 posted on 08/01/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: GeronL; GraceG; cripplecreek
Tsk Tsk Tsk

You need a crash course in some good Korean Music Cripple.

Lets Start with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXZWudcVzEg


32 posted on 08/01/2013 7:00:58 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Can’t really go wrong with SNSD I guess


33 posted on 08/01/2013 7:15:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Would you prefer 2NE1 Geron? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_lSP8Vc3o

34 posted on 08/01/2013 7:21:14 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Wonder Girls

“Like This”

It took 9 months and hundreds of extra’s to make it look spontaneous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81YNvPnGcuM


35 posted on 08/01/2013 7:21:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: KC_Lion

I also like T-ara and a bunch of others.

Heck I even like Baek Ji-Young


36 posted on 08/01/2013 7:22:48 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: KC_Lion

lol.

I saw the 2NE1 ‘reality show’ and they were all so childish,
lol.


37 posted on 08/01/2013 7:24:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Lols, I bet The Producers of Wonder Girls held on to their check books after that music shoot. It must have gotten expensive!

Nothing wrong with liking T-ara, I am partial myself :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShVRP09NCO4"

All "reality shows" are anything but.

Even 2NE1.

38 posted on 08/01/2013 7:27:50 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Park Bom said it wasn’t going to be too real at the start because Minzy liked to run around naked.

lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5eu11WQbs


39 posted on 08/01/2013 7:30:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: All

How quickly we turned into the sole superpower in the world to a bunch of whiny bitches.


40 posted on 08/01/2013 7:32:56 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: KC_Lion

“Your really sexy eyes, sexy nose, sexy mouth, sexy love, in my eyes everything is sexy...oh.. “ hehe

Now they need a version that says “stupid” instead of sexy.


41 posted on 08/01/2013 7:33:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: KC_Lion

I heard the set for T-Ara’s “Volume Up” cost something like $137,000 and they were going to use it in other videos too (other bands) I think I did see it in a boy band video but it was bluish and there was fog all over the ground.


42 posted on 08/01/2013 7:36:00 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Lols!

I love Minzy, but I want to smack who ever edited this into the show.

He needs to take a Remedial course! 2NE1 deserve better than Community College Productions.

43 posted on 08/01/2013 7:37:25 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

I saw a clip of a Korean talk show with subs. They were telling on each other and one of them said one of them was snapping pics in the dressing room.

The host asked her if she kept them.

She said yes and she will use them if she needs to.

hahaha


44 posted on 08/01/2013 7:44:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
She will use them if she needs too!

I'll bet, she should just ask the U.S. Ambassador for information, I am sure the NSA was poking in on what CL, Minzy, Park Bom and Dara have been doing.

45 posted on 08/01/2013 7:55:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

lol


46 posted on 08/01/2013 7:56:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kristinn

I wish I could believe my leaders, but I have trouble with that.


47 posted on 08/01/2013 9:02:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kristinn

Fox is reporting they are closing embassies worldwide.


48 posted on 08/01/2013 9:10:51 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (If you repeat a lie enough--it is not true--it is just propaganda.)
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To: kristinn

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/01/us-to-shut-down-american-embassies-around-world-as-terror-threats-grow/


49 posted on 08/01/2013 9:11:12 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (If you repeat a lie enough--it is not true--it is just propaganda.)
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To: kristinn
IMHO...this administration is saying...see, see we care about our embassies and personnel.
50 posted on 08/01/2013 9:44:35 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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