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SAUDI TERROR ALERT (U.S. Closing Embassy in Saudi Arabia)
Sky News ^ | 11/7/03

Posted on 11/07/2003 10:27:23 AM PST by areafiftyone

Terrorists are close to carrying out attacks in Saudi Arabia, the US Embassy has said.

More to follow...


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: ramadan2003; saudiarabia; usembassy
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1 posted on 11/07/2003 10:27:23 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
Hope they don't succeed. In addition, we should cut relations with that terror state...
2 posted on 11/07/2003 10:28:01 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: areafiftyone; Dog
Prayers going out for our Americans in S. Arabia. And here's hoping the Saudis bag a few more Al Qaeda perps today.
4 posted on 11/07/2003 10:28:29 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: areafiftyone
Quick response by the terrorists to W's speech yesterday...
5 posted on 11/07/2003 10:28:35 AM PST by ken5050
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To: yonif
In addition, we should cut relations with that terror state...

We should have done it right after GW I.

6 posted on 11/07/2003 10:29:34 AM PST by cardinal4 (Hillary and Clark rhymes with Ft Marcy park...)
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To: areafiftyone
For good!!! One can only hope.

But that would mean OBL's objective getting us out of SA entirely was successful.
7 posted on 11/07/2003 10:31:54 AM PST by OneTimeLurker
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To: All
Its also on the BBC Breaking News Ticker HERE Waiting for more info.
8 posted on 11/07/2003 10:32:10 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: BrentMetzler
It would be too difficult to get the oil, unfortunately.

But I still have hope that we'll do it anyway.
9 posted on 11/07/2003 10:33:24 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: Coop; ken5050
Will we ever be rid of these cockroaches. We all here had a feeling something was brewing since Binny's tape.

Come on Saudi Arabia kill us some Al Qaeda...

10 posted on 11/07/2003 10:33:43 AM PST by Dog
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To: areafiftyone
It's all fitting together . . . the other FR terror threat threads may not have been as frivolous as some would suggest . . .
11 posted on 11/07/2003 10:36:13 AM PST by LikeLight ( ___________________________________ it's a line)
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To: LikeLight
Oh I truly believe something is going to happen this month.
12 posted on 11/07/2003 10:37:55 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: cardinal4
we're hostage to the oil folks....

that and we have so much foreign investment that them cutting us out of their lives might be catastropic to our economy....

we should drill in Alaska now!!!!

13 posted on 11/07/2003 10:38:41 AM PST by cherry
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To: Coop
Prayers also for OUR United States
14 posted on 11/07/2003 10:42:29 AM PST by JustPiper (18 out of 19 HiJacker's had State issued Driver's License's !!!)
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To: LikeLight
the other FR terror threat threads may not have been as frivolous as some would suggest . . .

No they are not..honestly I keep logging on and fearing seeing the worse imaginable headlines!

15 posted on 11/07/2003 10:43:58 AM PST by JustPiper (18 out of 19 HiJacker's had State issued Driver's License's !!!)
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To: areafiftyone
Oh I truly believe something is going to happen this month.

Well duh, c'mon your screen name is areafiftyone fer cryin' out loud!

: )

16 posted on 11/07/2003 10:44:19 AM PST by freedomson (Baruch haba b'shem Adonai!)
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To: areafiftyone; LikeLight; cmsgop
Al Qaeda will strike at the weakest point of our defenses......and Saudi Arabia is pretty much their home turf.....if a strike is going to happen it will be there I think.

CMSGOP.....we were talking about an attack in Saudi Arabia....on Sabertooths thread last week.

17 posted on 11/07/2003 10:44:38 AM PST by Dog
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To: All
From ITV:

US shuts Saudi embassy

The United States says that terrorists are close to carrying out attacks in Saudi Arabia and that US diplomatic missions in the country will be temporarily closed.

An advisory by the US embassy in Riyadh said: "The embassy continues to receive credible information that terrorists in Saudi Arabia have moved from the planning to operational phase of planned attacks in the kingdom.

"In light of the seriousness of the current threat, the embassy in Riyadh and the US consulates general in Jeddah and Dhahran will close on Saturday, November 8, to review their current security posture.

"The American community will be advised when this review is completed and when the US mission plans to resume normal operations."

18 posted on 11/07/2003 10:46:43 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: OneTimeLurker
No, it just means that we are keeping our people out of harms'way.
19 posted on 11/07/2003 10:47:01 AM PST by sarasota
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To: LikeLight
We have some really sharp people on this site who have done some really excellent research on the terror groups. ......Jacob Kell,Angelus Errare and a few others....those guys have all the TV talking head experts beat when it comes to this stuff....
20 posted on 11/07/2003 10:48:39 AM PST by Dog
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To: sarasota
"No, it just means that we are keeping our people out of harms'way."

If we pull out prematurely and that country implodes and becomes another Afghanistan than we will have only created FAR more danger for ourselves and the American soldiers who gave their lives will have been for nothing.
22 posted on 11/07/2003 10:49:48 AM PST by OneTimeLurker
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To: areafiftyone; Coop
That damn stolen airplane from Africa is still lurking out there don't forget. I still think that thing will be used in some kind of terror attack.
23 posted on 11/07/2003 10:50:30 AM PST by Dog
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To: OneTimeLurker
Isn't it just closing the embassy to protect our government employees? I don't see how it sends the "wrong" message...?
24 posted on 11/07/2003 10:51:32 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Dog
I think we ought to get our people out of there now!
25 posted on 11/07/2003 10:51:38 AM PST by ruoflaw
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To: swarthyguy
And who's the guy in the top left corner, Billy Graham? Johnny Cash? Weird.
26 posted on 11/07/2003 10:51:55 AM PST by LikeLight ( ___________________________________ it's a line)
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To: BrentMetzler
Is this what your thinking?


27 posted on 11/07/2003 10:51:55 AM PST by CougarGA7
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To: swarthyguy
You read Arabic??

If so what does the writing say on that montage?

28 posted on 11/07/2003 10:55:01 AM PST by Dog
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To: sarasota
"Isn't it just closing the embassy to protect our government employees? I don't see how it sends the "wrong" message...?"

It doesn't I don't think. I wouldn't really mind if it didn't open back up!
29 posted on 11/07/2003 10:55:19 AM PST by OneTimeLurker
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To: LikeLight
Don't know. Face looks vaguely like Bush but the dress is incongruent. Seems like corpses laid out behind him.
30 posted on 11/07/2003 10:55:33 AM PST by swarthyguy (Invite Lt. Col West to the White House. Throw him a Party!)
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To: CougarGA7
epicenter at Mecca
31 posted on 11/07/2003 10:55:35 AM PST by Teacher317
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Warnings of possible Middle East hijackings
November 7, 2003 - 10:42AM

The US State Department updated its warning on travel to the Middle East today to say that ships and planes could be hijacked in the region.

"Terrorist actions may include suicide operations, bombings, hijackings or kidnappings. These may also involve commercial aircraft and maritime interests," it said in a public announcement replacing one issued on September 30.

The possible threat to ships and planes covered the whole of the Middle East, including the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, it said.

The State Department has already warned Americans of such threats in East Africa and in Iraq, where the United States is fighting guerrillas opposed to the US occupation.

A State Department official said: "We have a reason for doing this. Without going into details, we have information so we felt we should advise the travelling public."

The warning reminds US citizens that travelling to the Middle East can be dangerous but it does not advise them to stay away from all areas.

32 posted on 11/07/2003 10:56:18 AM PST by swarthyguy (Invite Lt. Col West to the White House. Throw him a Party!)
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To: sarasota
"No, it just means that we are keeping our people out of harms'way."

"If we pull out prematurely and that country implodes and becomes another Afghanistan than we will have only created FAR more danger for ourselves and the American soldiers who gave their lives will have been for nothing. "


Whoh, that reply was for the wrong thread. Sorry everybody.
33 posted on 11/07/2003 10:56:50 AM PST by OneTimeLurker
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To: LikeLight
Bottom left hand side.....is Tommy Franks and Rumsfeld..and in the center is from the night of SHOCK AND ALL.
34 posted on 11/07/2003 10:57:22 AM PST by Dog
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To: areafiftyone
Well, gee. I thought all they wanted was for us to withdraw our troops from the Sacred Soil. That wasn't it? Hmmmm. Let's ask them what else they want.
35 posted on 11/07/2003 10:57:42 AM PST by NTegraT
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To: swarthyguy
I already posted this before realizing that there was an earlier thread, but I think it adds a few details, so I'm reposting it. And your gripping graphic looked like the appropriate place to make these obervations!

Spain closed its embassy in Baghdad last week and called its civilian personnel home to "review security procedures." According to the statements in the Spanish press, they will be bringing them back in Dec. (when Ramadan is over, in other words).

Bin Laden specifically mentioned Spain in the hit-list in his latest "news-flash from the beyond," and he also threatened a number of other American allies, including Arab states and American interests in Arab states.

I will say that I have been rather scoffing at all the hysteria on FR about "attacks in November," etc., but obviously there's a lot more to it than just the ravings of the Elvis bin Laden.
36 posted on 11/07/2003 10:59:12 AM PST by livius
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To: Dog
Don't read Arabic. But I have written some Jihadi Haiku.

Think I'm getting their style down. Probably close enough to their flowery rehtoric.

The darkness quickens,
A cloud gathers unseen,
perfume permeates the air.

The believers walk,
unscathed,
the unbelievers writhe.

The Breath of Allah,
rejuvenates the believers,
smites the unbelievers.

The Djinn dances on,
the house of Ramzan,
fires touch the clouds.
37 posted on 11/07/2003 10:59:21 AM PST by swarthyguy (Invite Lt. Col West to the White House. Throw him a Party!)
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To: lelio
Ping to you. Stole your graphic here.
38 posted on 11/07/2003 11:00:35 AM PST by swarthyguy (Invite Lt. Col West to the White House. Throw him a Party!)
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To: areafiftyone
This is a bit different than closing military installations. This has to be reaction to imminency.
39 posted on 11/07/2003 11:05:29 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: areafiftyone
Does this have anything to do with the splitting moon Muslim alert yesterday?


Patriot Paradox

41 posted on 11/07/2003 11:06:28 AM PST by sonsofliberty2000 (I am the armchair activist. Flamesuit ready, Dr. Pepper flowing. Able to post in a single click.)
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To: swarthyguy
Thanks for the ping. Just a quick note: I only put up a link to the picture off of the Northeast Intelligence Network webpage, which is an interesting read, especially their notes about "4 4" code
42 posted on 11/07/2003 11:08:54 AM PST by lelio
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To: anniegetyourgun
Exactly...
43 posted on 11/07/2003 11:09:04 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
SHAKANA!!

Wait. Nevermind.

44 posted on 11/07/2003 11:09:09 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: areafiftyone; MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
U.S. Closing Embassy in Saudi Arabia
Friday, November 07, 2003

The U.S. Embassy will close its offices to review security procedures on Saturday, while embassy officials said terrorists are close to launching an attack in the desert kingdom.

The embassy in the capital of Riyadh and the U.S. Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran will be closed, according to a warden message issued by the embassy on Friday.

"The embassy continues to receive credible information that terrorists in Saudi Arabia have moved from the planning to operational phase of planned attacks in the kingdom," stated the message. "The embassy strongly urges all American citizens in the kingdom to be especially vigilant when in any area that is perceived to be American or Western."

They will then advise the American community when the review is completed and when normal operations will resume.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued a warning to journalists in Afghanistan on Friday.

"The United States Embassy in Kabul has received credible information that Taliban (search) forces are actively searching for American journalists to take hostage for use as leverage for the release of Taliban currently under United States control," the embassy statement said. "American journalists in Afghanistan are urged to take immediate steps to increase their security posture in light of these threats."

In October, the embassy urged Americans in Saudi Arabia to be vigilant during the holy Islamic fasting month of Ramadan (search), which ends later this month.

On Monday, Saudi police uncovered a cell believed linked to the Al Qaeda network in the holy city of Mecca. Police believe the cell had planned to carry out attacks during Ramadan.

The alert came a day after two suspected militants, believed to be members of the Mecca cell, blew themselves up in the holy city to avoid arrest. A third suspect was killed in a shootout with security forces in Riyadh.

The Saudi government launched a nationwide security crackdown following the May 12 attacks on Western compounds in Riyadh. About 600 suspects believed linked to Al Qaeda have been arrested since the May attacks, which killed 35 people, including the nine attackers.

Fox News' Mike Emanuel, Teri Schultz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102509,00.html

~~~~FYI

45 posted on 11/07/2003 11:10:58 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong" ~RReagan)
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To: areafiftyone; Dog; JustPiper; Calpernia




RAMADAN2003


46 posted on 11/07/2003 11:11:01 AM PST by Sabertooth (No Drivers' Licences for Illegal Aliens. Petition SB60. http://www.saveourlicense.com/n_home.htm)
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To: LikeLight; areafiftyone; Sabertooth
Look at the montage in post 21.......that is an eclipse behind Tommy Franks on the bottom left hand side.....

Is it a solar or lunar eclipse...

47 posted on 11/07/2003 11:12:38 AM PST by Dog
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To: Sabertooth
Look at 21.
48 posted on 11/07/2003 11:13:03 AM PST by Dog
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To: Coop
And here's hoping the Saudis bag a few more Al Qaeda perps today.

Isn't that like saying, I hope Al Capone rubs out Bugsy Siegel.

49 posted on 11/07/2003 11:13:10 AM PST by Alouette (I have 9 kids)
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To: Dog
It's an "O". There are "CORBIS" watermarks on a couple of images in that picture. They grabbed images off the corbis website and since they didn't pay for them they still have the watermark.
50 posted on 11/07/2003 11:16:22 AM PST by PrivateIdaho
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