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US to temporarily shut down
embassies around the world
Sunday amid security concerns

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/1/2013 7:39:58 PM

The United States will temporarily shut down its embassies and consulates around the world Sunday, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt, as a precautionary measure, the State Department said Thursday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf did not say how long the international installations would stay closed -- only that the decision was taken “out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting.” Sunday is a normal workday in many Arab and Middle Eastern countries. Embassies in Europe and Latin America would be shuttered that day anyway.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grayjay, 8/1/2013 7:52:16 PM     (No. 9453851)

This is weird. What´s the deal with August 4?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 8/1/2013 7:53:59 PM     (No. 9453853)

The deal with 8/4 is that intel has popped up saying something is going to happen. That is the obvious guess.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lala, 8/1/2013 8:01:09 PM     (No. 9453864)

It´s Obama´s birthday.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: John c, 8/1/2013 8:02:41 PM     (No. 9453866)

Obama is running again and sending a message to the world.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/1/2013 9:13:44 PM     (No. 9453926)

Surely this isn´t a phoney response to a phoney scandal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/2/2013 6:34:18 AM     (No. 9454209)

The Boy King has spoke.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: vwlarry, 8/2/2013 6:38:58 AM     (No. 9454215)

Something is being cooked up to take the public´s mind off all the REAL scandals and crappy economy that is smothering everything. The next month or so may be dramatic, and scary, IMO.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/2/2013 7:14:20 AM     (No. 9454245)

Uh oh.....do the genii in the Barcky Admin realize these countries might be on different time zones....not totally Barcky time?

That said, why wait? How many more diplomats and their ancillary staff will be sacrificed at the altar of muslim appeasement.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 8/2/2013 7:19:29 AM     (No. 9454253)

SO what is zippy´s plan when terrorists strike the staff housing areas outside the embassy grounds? If memory serves me well, this sort of thing has happened before, though not necessarily to US personnel.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/2/2013 7:43:26 AM     (No. 9454288)

After Benghazi, anyone working inside a Muslim country should think twice about it. There is no guarantee that Obama will rescue you if anything bad happens. American cries for help were ignored by Obama and Hillary once and four Americans are dead because of it. Political expediency dictates their response to any situation and God help you if you are in their way. Political ambition trumps decency every time for these two.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/2/2013 7:49:18 AM     (No. 9454297)

At this point what difference does it make??

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/2/2013 7:53:38 AM     (No. 9454306)

August 4, 2013 will live in history as the great Wag the Dog uprising, performed in honor of Obama Regime´s policy of there´s-goes-a-squirrel.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cgood, 8/2/2013 8:09:34 AM     (No. 9454341)

This smacks of an attempt to change the narrative. Sort of a ´See how important our spying activities are?´ and ´Gee, look how rapidly and efficiently we respond when our embassies are threatened!´ It´s all about playing down those ´phony´ scandals.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/2/2013 8:15:33 AM     (No. 9454352)

The Jihadis merely slid their scheduled activities back one day to August 5.

This government is dangerously naive.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: steveW, 8/2/2013 8:20:10 AM     (No. 9454369)

"Workplace violence"? "Man-caused disaster"? "Rightwing militias and Tea Party extremists"?

What exactly does Dear Leader supposedly fear will happen on Sunday? 10 to 1 this is another in a long line of charades trying to show that Dear Leader cares and has his eye on the ball, which we all know is ludicrous.

Still no answer on where you were Sept. 11, 2012, Dear Leader? Still no apology for lying about the YouTube video? Didn´t think so..

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/2/2013 8:32:33 AM     (No. 9454400)

Maybe Obama´s buddies, the Muslim Brotherhood, have something planned. Egypt is a powder keg.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/2/2013 9:14:57 AM     (No. 9454481)

We can do that? Should have thought of that 9/11/12, oh well who knew.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/2/2013 9:35:13 AM     (No. 9454526)

I´m going with #7´s theory.

Things are getting way too hot for TPTB.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nekochan, 8/2/2013 9:40:08 AM     (No. 9454537)

King Toot is going to have bigger and flashier birthdays as he gets more and more frustrated by his dwindling approval.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/2/2013 9:42:58 AM     (No. 9454542)

And the staff will be where? Inside, burning secret documents? If not, who will?
Will there be attacks at the ambassadors´ residences?





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Reply 21 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 8/2/2013 9:48:13 AM     (No. 9454554)

This is just a ruse to get all of us to stop talking about Benghazi. Apparently the lie detectors are just the first of many tactics to stop CIA employees from talking to Congress. They are changing names and threatening families. Time to bring Obama down.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: spinpilot, 8/2/2013 10:26:38 AM     (No. 9454653)

Its all that "smart" diplomacy at work! LOL!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/2/2013 10:34:36 AM     (No. 9454674)

Oh, so now ... Embassies get security.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/2/2013 10:56:33 AM     (No. 9454741)

As scary as it gets. No safe place in each foreign country, for Americans to go when in trouble. It´s always been a sign of international respect, one country for another.
Time for us to stop sending those countries more useless bribing billions.
Time to get all Islamic supremacists out of the UN. No more protection for them either.
Time to evict the UN, stop wasting money on them, move them to another country. The UN mosque has outlived its long ago glitz.
Ron Paul says, END THE FED, great idea.
Now, let´s ALL say, UN, GET OUT OF THE USA!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/2/2013 10:58:17 AM     (No. 9454750)

Speaking of Benghazi, there is an interesting analytical piece - with assorted dots connected - here:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/08/02/benghazi-cutting-through-the-smoke-and-understanding-why-john-mccain-is-covering-for-the-president/

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Reply 26 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/2/2013 11:05:42 AM     (No. 9454772)

Really scary. Obama´s capitulation to the world. His message to all his conspirators.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 8/2/2013 11:07:21 AM     (No. 9454779)

But Obama said that Al Qaeda was defeated not so long ago. Now Al Qaeda is so strong that we have to close our embassies because of them. Poor Obama made a Phony Statement on the status of Al Qaeda and now he looks like the real phony here?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/2/2013 11:16:46 AM     (No. 9454799)

Or maybe it´s a ruse to see what happens when certain intel agencies THINK the entire embassy is "shut down?" Perhaps there will be drones and computers and satellites and telecommunications working overtime to see what happens when it´s been pre-announced that nobody will be at home?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/2/2013 11:25:59 AM     (No. 9454820)

#24, exactly. Having a daughter in Africa, this is very upsetting!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: artman1746, 8/2/2013 11:56:14 AM     (No. 9454878)

But our president claims Al Queda is on the run!?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/2/2013 12:05:15 PM     (No. 9454900)

For those who believe there is an al Qaeda connection, do a search on the date, and August 4, 2012 is "Laylat al-Qadr" known variously as Night of Power or Night of Destiny. It commemorates when the Quran was first revealed. There is a great deal more information to do with this holiday.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/2/2013 12:47:00 PM     (No. 9454994)

On 9-11, the embassies were open for business as usual, everyone in the State Dept and White House was sleeping off a hangover or drinking White House home brew and people died. Now on his majesties big birthday they are taking serious precautions. My bet is he will be on the golf course for his birthday.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/2/2013 1:01:05 PM     (No. 9455019)

This is an obvious ploy to dodge attention from something. Why announce the day as Sunday? Wouldn`t a possible terrorist attack just be moved to Saturday?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Namma, 8/2/2013 1:27:39 PM     (No. 9455085)


his fellow moozies celebrating his birthday.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/2/2013 1:34:46 PM     (No. 9455104)

right, #11. especially since these are simply phoney warnings based on phoney intelligence from phoney sources in phoney places...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: M2, 8/2/2013 3:02:51 PM     (No. 9455251)

I agree with the posters who think this is a diversionary tactic. However it is no less scary in the implications of isolating America from the rest of the world.

Why isolate America by closing all her embassies even temporarily?

This smells really bad.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/2/2013 3:14:12 PM     (No. 9455268)

This is either Wag-The-Dog based on gun running in Benghazi and the Mulatto Marxist being tied directly to the IRS targeting or Conservatives --or--BIG OR, it puts the skids to the Mulatto Marxist´s BIG LIE that Al Quaeda is on the run and no threat.

Either way, the Mulatto Marxist loses.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/2/2013 5:48:32 PM     (No. 9455505)

#37 -- Think again...it ain´t about Al Qaeda being on the run, it´s about keeping the American public ignorant of the fact that he, and his Administration, is willfully allied with Al Qaeda. He is Saudi Arabia´s man in the White House.

Sunnis vs. Shi´ites...Obama is aligned with the Sunni, which is how he was raised.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 8/2/2013 6:35:38 PM     (No. 9455557)

I have always said that Obama will use a crisis, either manufactured or real, to take control. Every day, every wag the dog crisis, is a step closer to total totalitarian control by Obama.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: brianod1, 8/2/2013 6:49:32 PM     (No. 9455565)

Hey Biden, al Qaeda is alive and Deteoit is dead.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ufos4, 8/2/2013 7:17:15 PM     (No. 9455591)

#38 - Absolutely. I trust nothing that comes out of THIS State Dept.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/2/2013 7:52:27 PM     (No. 9455641)

Since it is Barry´s birthday, I think he wants all of the embassies staff in the Muslim countries to celebrate the great event and pay homage, as every good dictator expects. So, next year, will he do the same in the USA? I wouldn´t put anything past this Marxist king.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mmlj4, 8/9/2013 2:17:07 AM     (No. 9465422)

I´m wondering if this isn´t a part of a lighting withdrawal from all Arab lands. We essentially just surrendered in Iraq, after all, and are abruptly packing up and "going home", way ahead of schedule. We´re always told that they hate us because we occupy and bomb them... maybe the wholesale closing of embassies and locking down of military bases is Zero´s dhimmi-inspired gambit to clear out, and scare the Europeans out at the same time.

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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