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US set to close embassies for day in Muslim world



Published: Fri, August 2, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

US set to close embassies for day in Muslim world

WASHINGTON

The United States is shuttering its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world Sunday after receiving an unspecified threat, officials said.

State Department officials said Thursday that they were taking action out of an “abundance of caution.”

Spokeswoman Marie Harf cited information indicating a threat to U.S. facilities overseas and said some diplomatic offices may stay closed for more than a day.

Other U.S. officials said the threat was in the Muslim world, where Sunday is a workday. American diplomatic missions in Europe, Latin America and many other places are closed on Sunday.

Those officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

Associated Press


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1georgejeanie(766 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Too bad the President who loves to lead from behind did not think about this a year ago. Obama and Hilliary forgot to close the embassy in Bengahzi and it cost 4 Americans their lives.

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2TonyRizzo(82 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

@georgejeanie: "Too bad the President who loves to lead from behind did not think about this a year ago. Obama and Hilliary forgot to close the embassy in Bengahzi and it cost 4 Americans their lives."

Too bad President Bush didn't see 9-11-01 that cost over "3000" innocent American lives.
Too bad President Reagen didn't see over 300 Marines killed in Beruit.
Those republican Presidents led from in front.

No more wars we are bankrupt from the 2 wars Bush started on credit cards (China's). Over $11 Trillion plus 15 billion a year in VA benefits over the next 30-40 years for those brave soldiers that lost limb and life in these 2 worthless wars.
Don't blame the good people, blame the bad people who kill those good people you fool......

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3Sparky(167 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

1993 the first attack on the World Trade Center killed 6 and wounded 1,042 ..1995 a bomb killed 168 and wounded over 600 in Oklahoma City..1995 a car bomb in Saudi Arabia killed 5 Americans..1996 a bomb in Saudi Arabia killed 19 Americans and wounded 515 more ..1996.. a pipe bomb explodes in Atlanta killing 1 and injuring 111...1998 rocket propelled grenades explode at the US Embassy in Beirut..1998 a bomb destroys the US Embassy in Kenya killing 12 Americans and wounding over 5000... 2000 a terrorist bomb damages the USS Cole killing 17 and injuring 39. All of these attacks had ties to Bin Ladin and Slick Willy was caught up in the controversy of chasing intern tail. He knew of all this and did nothing! And by the way that was at the same time when the economy collapsed due to the dot com melt down....Yea...We had a great leader then didn't we? We are still dealing with his horrible presidency....and oh yea....thank him for NAFTA
which sent jobs and commerce out of this country...that was his baby...he set this country back ...now lets consider his wife for President who is to blame for the Benghazi fiasco? Idiotic!

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