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Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb alert
Channel News Asia ^ | 09/14/2010 | n/a

Posted on 09/14/2010 12:53:50 PM PDT by Pyro7480

Police evacuated the Eiffel Tower and the park surrounding the Paris landmark on Tuesday after a bomb alert, an AFP journalist said.

A police officer said about 25,000 people were in the area at the time of the alert but added that they left calmly shortly before 9:00 pm (1900 GMT).

The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the alert was sounded either after a threat was phoned in or following the discovery of a suspicious package.

The people evacuated, mostly French and foreign tourists, were asked to stay on the nearby Seine river banks, and the tower area and Champ de Mars park were declared off limits.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eiffel; france; paris
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CNN reporting that a threat was phoned in. This is just hours after the French legislature voted overwhelming to ban Islamic veils covering women's faces.
1 posted on 09/14/2010 12:53:52 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480; a fool in paradise

Damn, even Las Vegas ain’t safe no more these days!


2 posted on 09/14/2010 12:55:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Pyro7480

Those wonderful Islam folks...These face coverings are not required by that so called religion.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 12:56:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Cincinna

Gallic ping.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 12:57:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Pyro7480

Sounds like a “veiled” threat.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 12:57:31 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: windcliff

ping


6 posted on 09/14/2010 12:57:38 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Pyro7480
"mostly French and foreign tourists"

I find this clarification of who would be at the Eiffel Tower in Paris hilarious. :~D

7 posted on 09/14/2010 12:58:09 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Pyro7480

What kind of bomb is it?


8 posted on 09/14/2010 12:58:09 PM PDT by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Pyro7480

Response to the Burka ban.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 12:58:50 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Sacajaweau

Sure it’s not required. But why let a good opportunity for mayhem go to waste? Besides, Justice Breyer says banning the Burqa is like yelling fire in a theater.


10 posted on 09/14/2010 12:59:12 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: steveo

I don’t think a bomb has been found as of yet.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 12:59:12 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: steveo

12 posted on 09/14/2010 12:59:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Were there a few aliens milling around too?


13 posted on 09/14/2010 1:00:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Pyro7480

Evacuating the Eiffel Tower would be no small task. The area is huge and generally there are quite a few folks running around. Security there seems relatively robust, but I guess you never know.


14 posted on 09/14/2010 1:01:25 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Pyro7480

This saga can’t go on for ever because people are finally realizing the nature of what is going on with Islam. 911 was not enough for some folks.


15 posted on 09/14/2010 1:02:06 PM PDT by ministry of silly full stop (obama: grand poohbah of the ministry of silly)
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To: Pyro7480

Zoot alors!


16 posted on 09/14/2010 1:03:11 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Pyro7480
Don't worry. A solution is at hand.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 1:03:43 PM PDT by walford (http://natural-law-natural-religion.blogspot.com/)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
The people evacuated, mostly French and foreign tourists

I wonder who doesn't fall into those categories. Martians? I think they would still be tourists.

18 posted on 09/14/2010 1:03:43 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: Retired Greyhound

yes, only one voting to not.


19 posted on 09/14/2010 1:04:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: Pyro7480

Send in Team America: World Police. America F@&$ Yeah!


20 posted on 09/14/2010 1:05:53 PM PDT by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: Pyro7480
"Team America" is being reclassified as a documentary ...


21 posted on 09/14/2010 1:05:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Pyro7480

It’s those blasted Methodists again.

Or was it Catholics.

No, wait, I’m thinking, oh yeah, those vengeful Mormons.

Darn, just can’t think of what faith is composed of folks who have nothing to believe in save taking offense.......


22 posted on 09/14/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Pyro7480

Those terrorist Luxembourgers....always causing problems.


23 posted on 09/14/2010 1:06:15 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sacajaweau
I don't think Islam wants to knock down the Eiffel Tower as much as convert it to a giant minaret.
24 posted on 09/14/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: massgopguy

Elena should be required to wear one.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 1:09:25 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Never on my watch

Well, there had to be some other group there because it was only “mostly” French and tourists! lol


26 posted on 09/14/2010 1:10:51 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Pyro7480

27 posted on 09/14/2010 1:11:22 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Pyro7480
I wonder if this will ever happen...

28 posted on 09/14/2010 1:11:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Pyro7480

I suppose the army of Somali peddlers will lose a day of work.


29 posted on 09/14/2010 1:12:28 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Magnum44
The Eiffel Tower, from a distance...


30 posted on 09/14/2010 1:13:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Pyro7480

Simply would be delicious were the Muzzies to actually set off an explosion on the Eiffel Tower - yet more evidence of the real threat of the Religion of Peace!!!


31 posted on 09/14/2010 1:13:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: jersey117

Ah! Good one!


32 posted on 09/14/2010 1:14:25 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Actually 3 groups. The french, the tourists and the gangs of french ‘youths’ making cars a la flambé


33 posted on 09/14/2010 1:14:43 PM PDT by ministry of silly full stop (obama: grand poohbah of the ministry of silly)
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To: Da Coyote

It’s the Amish - sheesh, get it right, would ya ;-)


34 posted on 09/14/2010 1:14:50 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Pyro7480
Last time I was in Paris, they had some real heavy firepower protecting the Eiffel Tower. I saw the inside of one van that had a whole rack of shoulder fired anti-tank weapons. The French police know the threat the muslims represent. The way the barricades were set up and the way the vans were positioned, it was fairly obvious they were trying to prevent a car bomb from reaching the tower. The Police guarding the vans containing the heavy stuff had full body armor and automatic weapons with grenade launchers.
35 posted on 09/14/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: SoldierDad

ITA - knew it was those puppy-gassing Amish.


36 posted on 09/14/2010 1:17:50 PM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: Pyro7480

They surrendered?


37 posted on 09/14/2010 1:17:57 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Army Air Corps; nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; ...

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38 posted on 09/14/2010 1:19:51 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Pyro7480
I don’t think a bomb has been found as of yet.

I've never heard of an Islamofacist sending a warning in advance of a mass murder. It's probably some nut job liberal over there "expressing" himself.

39 posted on 09/14/2010 1:26:36 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Pyro7480

I would like to think the worst, but what kind of terrorist phones in a threat?


40 posted on 09/14/2010 1:26:49 PM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: SeekAndFind

41 posted on 09/14/2010 1:29:56 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: ministry of silly full stop; SoldierDad
French citizens will one day learn the errors of their ways of allowing any one single group to run roughshod over their long and rich culture.


42 posted on 09/14/2010 1:29:56 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Magnum44

LOL!!


43 posted on 09/14/2010 1:36:13 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Da Coyote

Yeah,I too thought those nutty Catholics were at it again.(Sarcasm galore)


44 posted on 09/14/2010 1:41:18 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: concerned about politics

I would suspect this was a spur of the moment thing by some Muslim who wanted to vent but didn’t have his bomb-vest ready yet. If nothing else, it shuts down a major tourist site, costs the (evil, Western, infidel) owner a bit of money, and gets publicity.


45 posted on 09/14/2010 1:42:31 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

[ I would suspect this was a spur of the moment thing by some Muslim who wanted to vent but didn’t have his bomb-vest ready yet. If nothing else, it shuts down a major tourist site, costs the (evil, Western, infidel) owner a bit of money, and gets publicity. ]

We can only hope it wakes the natives of france the heck up.


46 posted on 09/14/2010 1:43:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Pyro7480
The people evacuated, mostly French and foreign tourists...

I guess the moslem invaders were such a small minority, they weren't worth mentioning.

47 posted on 09/14/2010 1:54:05 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Cincinna

I suspect the French are on the cusp of kicking most Muslims out of the country and all it will take is something dramatic, like blowing up the Eiffel Tower, to impell that dramatic expulsion.


48 posted on 09/14/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Genoa
I would like to think the worst

Why is that?

49 posted on 09/14/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from Free Republic's porch!)
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To: GraceG

The French wouldn’t have banned the veil of they weren’t waking up. Their Muslim population is much higher than ours, and they should have done something long before now, but - better late than never.


50 posted on 09/14/2010 1:55:19 PM PDT by livius
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