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U.S. urges Americans to leave Syria "immediately"
CBS ^ | 11/23/11 | CBS/AP

Posted on 11/23/2011 12:46:20 PM PST by Nachum

(CBS/AP)

BEIRUT - The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.

"The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy's website. "The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights."

The warning followed an announcement in Washington this week that Ambassador Robert Ford would not return to Syria this month as planned, indicating concerns over his safety.

The Obama administration quietly pulled Ford out of Syria last month, citing credible personal threats against him.

The Turkish foreign ministry on Wednesday urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia and avoid traveling through Syria for security reasons.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; immediately; leave; syria
Another 'Obama' regime change coming?
1 posted on 11/23/2011 12:46:23 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I avoided the rush and never went.


2 posted on 11/23/2011 12:51:33 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Nachum

if not sooner


3 posted on 11/23/2011 12:52:04 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: Nachum

I never thought I’d say this, but I think the Assad dynasty’s days are numbered.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 12:54:36 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

That blows our vacation.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 12:54:36 PM PST by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Nachum
I would avoid the whole area east of Istanbul and west of New Delhi for the foreseeable future.
6 posted on 11/23/2011 12:55:16 PM PST by AU72
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To: Nachum

The Islamists are probably reading the tea leaves and concluding that they have just over a year of a sympathetic ear in the White House left. Therefore, they better not delay with the actions that they can take in the short term.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 12:55:19 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Nachum
I think there may be a problem with this one...Russia??

And the UN??? Where are they?? And NATO??? These last 3 years have been nuts. What has been accomplished....I mean actually accomplished that is in our interest?? Not a damn thing.

8 posted on 11/23/2011 12:57:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Another 'Obama' regime change coming?

No worries...I'm sure it will be a kindler, gentler, more American loving, multi-religous, pro feminism type of regime. (extreme sarcasm)

9 posted on 11/23/2011 12:59:14 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum

Obama’s Occupy Syria?


10 posted on 11/23/2011 1:04:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hmmm...Russian show of force off the Syrian coast...

Missle Defense “threat...”

Where’s Russia? Somehow very neatly in the middle of it all.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 1:04:12 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: the_Watchman

It isn’t Islamists. It is the Muslim Brotherhood.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 1:04:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

Well, Syria has been a big-time troublemaker in the area. But with Hussein and Hillary in charge, we can be pretty sure that whatever regime replaces the current one is going to be a lot worse.


13 posted on 11/23/2011 1:05:58 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: Nachum
Yes exactly. I tell you it really ticks me off to no end how many Freepers have abandoned Herman Cain because "his foreign policy is naive".

What the hell is naive about it? The guy hates the effin' guts of Muslims. Would not even let a Muslim doctor operate on him when he was in the hospital. Do they think this dude would be bowing to these SOBs like this puke??

That he would allow even one more US military personel to die for these fks? Would spend even one US penny to help transform a neutral middle eastern country into another "Territory of the Muslim brotherhood"??

Hell NO! Cain has got the greatest foreign policy going out of all these elitist RINO pukes trying to BS the American public with maybe the exeption of Bachmann Turner Overdrive. Rupaul, Newt from Aliens, RINOmney, Rick Bush Perry, to hell with all of them. None of them are pure Conservatives. Cain IS. He is the real deal, a guy who is bald and who has facial hair which is how pathetic our political system has become. That being bald or having facial hair is considered a no-no in politics. That absolute morons like John Kerry and John Edwards were made priority #1 because people still but into this Nixon-Kennedy baloney.

14 posted on 11/23/2011 1:10:47 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Nachum

Syria-ously?


15 posted on 11/23/2011 1:11:01 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Would not even let a Muslim doctor operate on him when he was in the hospital.

I'm guessing a muslim surgeon would specialize in cranialectomies.
16 posted on 11/23/2011 1:17:12 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Nachum

Syria and Mexico and other violent corrupt countries...The destination of morons.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 1:28:40 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nachum

With the recent chatter about invasion and no fly zones this could be a bit more to the story (link below). Great that is just what we need to do spend more blood and money on the mid east instead of freeing our future from debt and large government. I guess they did not get the TEA Party memo!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/aircraft-carrier-cvn-77-parks-next-door-syria-just-us-urges-americans-leave-country-immediately


18 posted on 11/23/2011 1:32:55 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Nachum
Guess Obama needs another war to help him get elected?
19 posted on 11/23/2011 1:37:45 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: crosshairs

plenty of muslim docs in elvis country.


20 posted on 11/23/2011 1:38:32 PM PST by RitchieAprile (Precious little in your life is yours by right and won without a fight..)
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To: Nachum

I’ve got a young relative in a Middle-Eastern nation experiencing strife. The whole family has begged this person to please leave and return to the United States.

They have refused saying, “I’m right here when history is taking place.”

It’s the old pie-in-the-sky moonbatism at work. Change has got to be good.

Just look at the U.S. and all the changes over the years since Reagan. Tell me folks, is change always good?

It’s my take were at about 1934 right now. As bad as things look today, they are going to get very ugly in the next five years.


21 posted on 11/23/2011 1:50:01 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: Nachum

Viewing from the Golan Heights in ‘99 was as close as I ever wanted to get.


22 posted on 11/23/2011 1:53:23 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Nachum

I seemed to have slept through the part where Congress declared war on Syria.


23 posted on 11/23/2011 3:29:14 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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