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US Government Urges American Citizens to Leave Syria as US Aircraft Carrier Approaches
Forbes ^

Posted on 11/24/2011 2:02:26 PM PST by Sub-Driver

US Government Urges American Citizens to Leave Syria as US Aircraft Carrier Approaches

As the violent crackdown against Syrian dissidents continues, the US government is warning all American citizens in the country to leave immediately, according to CBS. Turkish citizens are also being warned to stay out of the country. The US ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, was pulled from that country last month.

The U.S. embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available,” began a statement released Wednesday on the embassy 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.”

Meanwhile, Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge notices that according to Stratfor, the “CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked… right next to Syria.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bomb; carrier; cvn77; georgehwbush; gulfofhormuz; iran; straitsofhormuz; syria; syriatravelwarning; turkey; usn; ustravelwarning
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1 posted on 11/24/2011 2:02:28 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
And still, it will be our fault if one of these enemy sympathizers gets a stubbed toe.
2 posted on 11/24/2011 2:05:15 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: null and void

More “let’s give radical Islam a chance”?


3 posted on 11/24/2011 2:07:04 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Sub-Driver

So...if we had a carrier and a destroyer there, and they totally unleashed...how long would Syria last...in minutes?


4 posted on 11/24/2011 2:09:21 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: null and void

I dunno, it’s not like W is doing all this WarMongering, Inc.

Cheney, either. The Middle East needs to re-think their alliances with and allegiances to Hussein, stat.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 2:09:37 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Sub-Driver
“CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked… right next to Syria.”


6 posted on 11/24/2011 2:14:04 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: txhurl
The Middle East needs to re-think their alliances with and allegiances to Hussein, stat.

Too late, the already accomplished purpose is to have America perceived by the world as unreliable and untrustworthy.

7 posted on 11/24/2011 2:19:16 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Dallas59


Obama must get the Muslim Brotherhood their Caliphate before he's evicted from the White House.
8 posted on 11/24/2011 2:21:18 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: null and void

Syria will be controlled and freed by Turkey and the Arabs

The carrier’ s moving is our Queen to counter the Russian rook

Neither is in the real game


9 posted on 11/24/2011 2:23:12 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who are the bad guys this time?

Anyone know?


10 posted on 11/24/2011 2:24:33 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is playing tough, trying to deflect from his arab spring stance, where he enabled all the bad actors.
Suddenly he backs the Syrian protesters.
Libya, Tunisia and Egypt were a farce.
Perry is right, we should be doing this. Turkey and the Arab league back this.
Obama is doing this **** for show.
Prayers for the folks on that Carrier. We have a real cluster**** now.

Why did Obama ignore the protests in Iran?
The only reason this turd is calling Syria out now is that he will try to pin any failure on Perry.
And as CIC I guarantee that Obama will provide failure in Syria.


11 posted on 11/24/2011 2:26:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hussein may feel the need to wag the dog.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 2:30:30 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: dragnet2

Rick Perry.


13 posted on 11/24/2011 2:30:39 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Bingo


14 posted on 11/24/2011 2:31:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

yeah Bingo, and what vital national interests does the USA have in Syria? Anyone?


15 posted on 11/24/2011 2:37:15 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is doing this with full knowledge that he will have all troops removed from Iraq next month.

It is a wag the dog effort. All but 2 carriers are back home in port.
He has no intention of overthrowing Assad.
If he did he would not be dismantling forward bases in Iraq.

The same stands true for Iran.
Obama is wasting our efforts on purpose, and you mark my words he will attempt to draw Perry into this looming failure.


16 posted on 11/24/2011 2:39:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jpsb

yeah Bingo, and what vital national interests does the USA have in Syria? Anyone?


You mean besides concern about it being the nuclear laboratory of Islam? None.


17 posted on 11/24/2011 2:39:52 PM PST by txhurl
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To: jpsb

Syria and Iran are the only resistance we have in dividing the Middle East from Turkey to the Persian Gulf with freedom.


18 posted on 11/24/2011 2:40:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jpsb

And as Txhurl points out, these are the bad actors on the forefront of developing nukes.

You know damn well that Iraq’s weapons were moved to the Bekka Valley


19 posted on 11/24/2011 2:43:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

yes things worked out so well in Iraq and Afghanistan, let’s do it again!


20 posted on 11/24/2011 2:44:53 PM PST by jpsb
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To: txhurl

Syria has nuked, wow, who knew that! Thanks for the info. /s


21 posted on 11/24/2011 2:46:23 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

nukes, not nuked


22 posted on 11/24/2011 2:46:49 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
Syria has nukes, wow, who knew that! Thanks for the info

Don't worry about it, just go along with it.

23 posted on 11/24/2011 2:49:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mylife
This time around, though, we won't be able to say 'we didn't see nuthin.

That's what you get with deferred Islam Nuclear Maintenance.

24 posted on 11/24/2011 2:49:37 PM PST by txhurl
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To: jpsb

What vital interests did we have in Libya or Tunisia?

I was there when those places were an actual threat.
Ghaddaffi has been a very good boy for the past decade.
He was the first to pony over his WMD to the US when GWB rolled in on Iraq.

He has just been playing footsie with his harem for the past 8 years.

Why was he Obamas target? Why was Mubarak?
Mubarak had held the peace with Israel for 30 years.

The Answer is that Obama is purposefully destabilizing the area to our detriment.


25 posted on 11/24/2011 2:49:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jpsb

We had Iraq sewn up.

I have always had trepidation with Afghanistan.
It is a lawless tribal land of warlords.


26 posted on 11/24/2011 2:51:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jpsb

Things worked out well in Iraq and are coming along in Afghanistan.

History is a process, not an event


27 posted on 11/24/2011 2:52:12 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: txhurl

FYI, if you want to make a serious attempt at stopping the spread of nukes in Islamic nations deal with Pakistan and N.K.


28 posted on 11/24/2011 2:52:32 PM PST by jpsb
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To: writer33

ping - ‘syria has nukes?’


29 posted on 11/24/2011 2:53:32 PM PST by txhurl
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To: bert
"Things worked out well in Iraq and are coming along in Afghanistan."

Are you Iranian or Russian?

30 posted on 11/24/2011 2:55:16 PM PST by jpsb
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To: txhurl

The Baathist’s in Syria have avoided a critical eye for far to long.


31 posted on 11/24/2011 2:55:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: txhurl

Of course that was sarcasm, and this doesn’t surprise me either.


32 posted on 11/24/2011 2:57:04 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: mylife

You give him too much credit

He was drug into the Libya affair. It was Euro driven and obama just came along for the NATO ride.


33 posted on 11/24/2011 2:57:07 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: mylife
"The Answer is that Obama is purposefully destabilizing the area to our detriment."

Either that or gross incompetence. Both are deadly.

34 posted on 11/24/2011 2:57:29 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

FYI, if you want to make a serious attempt at stopping the spread of nukes in Islamic nations deal with Pakistan and N.K.


And Russia. We know where the obvious, IAEA-inspected nukes are.

It’s where the inspectors DON’T go we worry about.


35 posted on 11/24/2011 2:58:00 PM PST by txhurl
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To: mylife

We should just stop worrying our pretty little heads about all this nuke nonsense.


36 posted on 11/24/2011 2:59:57 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Dont sweat it. LoL


37 posted on 11/24/2011 3:00:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are going to ensure democRratcy like in Egypt and Libya. more Muslim brotherhoods.


38 posted on 11/24/2011 3:00:50 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: mylife

Cover for the Turks if the have stomach......


39 posted on 11/24/2011 3:01:15 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: boomop1

ensure=impose.


40 posted on 11/24/2011 3:03:07 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: mylife

41 posted on 11/24/2011 3:13:53 PM PST by txhurl
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To: mylife

You make a convincing case.


42 posted on 11/24/2011 3:27:56 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

The Turks are a can of worms, but they beat Pohkistan and the Sauds


43 posted on 11/24/2011 3:41:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I would love to solve the worlds problems but I am on the phone to family.

Please forgive me if I appear rude.


44 posted on 11/24/2011 3:42:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bert

No. He relished the moment. He fomented a revolution, just as he did in Tunisia and Egypt.
And he knew who the players are.


45 posted on 11/24/2011 3:48:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bert

No. He relished the moment. He fomented a revolution, just as he did in Tunisia and Egypt.
And he knew who the players are.
He ignored the people trying to rebel against Assad and the Iranian Mullahs


46 posted on 11/24/2011 3:49:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jimbo123

Anybody spot Israel? That is one small fly in the ointment. God bless Israel.


47 posted on 11/24/2011 3:50:27 PM PST by healy61
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Just like he is fomenting the OWS people.


48 posted on 11/24/2011 3:51:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

obama is an enemy to America and the American people... history will make the obama name a hated one.

LLS


49 posted on 11/24/2011 3:52:39 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

He is like Mussaweenie.

On the wrong side of history


50 posted on 11/24/2011 3:54:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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