Skip to comments.US Embassies to Close Sunday Amid Terrorist Threat
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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Time to drop the bomb on these animals.
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.
That may have been the intent....scare off the attackers/threat.
Aren’t there some Youtube videos that could be used to foil them?
This video was seen as a provocation of violence!
Oh, so let’s announce it to the world three days out so the enemy can reschedule for Saturday. Their brilliance dazzles.
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.
A youtube video might just exasturbate the situation.
I say, let’s just nuke them from orbit. All in favor?
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.
Why are they advertising the shut down??? They could have done it just as well discretely.
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...”
Hey, I have an idea ... why don’t we just pull out of the muzzie countries altogether?
“I say, lets just nuke them from orbit. All in favor?”
We need to be sure.
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.
Who said the State Department was too dumb to learn?
What was that?
A Korean band named BIG BANG and their song “Fantastic Baby”.
Sounds like 3 different songs crammed together to me
It is sooo wonderful everybody Loves and respect us now. I feel so good and safe.
You can’t make this sheite up!
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.
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...
Well, Benghzi was a jihadi-party with no consequences, so why not spread around the fun?
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.
Yet, all the guest from these countries will get amnesty for over-staying their VISA’s...
Is Ted Cruz planning to visit?
You need a crash course in some good Korean Music Cripple.
Lets Start with this:
Can’t really go wrong with SNSD I guess
It took 9 months and hundreds of extra’s to make it look spontaneous
I also like T-ara and a bunch of others.
Heck I even like Baek Ji-Young
I saw the 2NE1 ‘reality show’ and they were all so childish,
Nothing wrong with liking T-ara, I am partial myself :D
All "reality shows" are anything but.
Park Bom said it wasn’t going to be too real at the start because Minzy liked to run around naked.
How quickly we turned into the sole superpower in the world to a bunch of whiny bitches.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wish I could believe my leaders, but I have trouble with that.
Fox is reporting they are closing embassies worldwide.