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US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material amid protests
FoxNews ^ | 17 September, 2012

Posted on 09/17/2012 9:40:47 AM PDT by SE Mom

Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

A State Department status report obtained Monday by The Associated Press said the Beirut embassy had "reviewed its emergency procedures and is beginning to destroy classified holdings." It also said that local Lebanese employees were sent home early due to protests by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S.

In Washington, a State Department official said there was no imminent threat to the heavily fortified Beirut embassy, which is about an hour away from where the nearest demonstration is planned

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beirut; duplicate; hezbollah; hizbollah; lebanon
And it's Monday..
1 posted on 09/17/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/


2 posted on 09/17/2012 9:42:17 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SE Mom

I also heard a few minutes ago on FOX (Bret Baier) that per Catherine Herridge’s sources in the intel community there was no “demonstration” taking place before the attacks in Libya. Keep in mind these were not just rocks and AK47’s...there were RPG’s and other more sophisticated weapons that can only be deployed by TRAINED men.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 9:44:35 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Sounds like we are not planning on putting up a vigorous defense of the Embassy if attacked - the Obama way.
4 posted on 09/17/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn; STARWISE; AliVeritas; penelopesire

This is not a sign of recovering stability in the region, ping..


5 posted on 09/17/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

Wow, what a powerful video that turned out to be. /s

6 posted on 09/17/2012 9:48:29 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SE Mom

There are ships from 25 navies in the area. Canada just closed 3 more embassies. You don’t suppose they are getting ready for the IRAN strike by the Israelis (nudge nudge, wink wink)? Expect B2’s with MOP’s to sneak in and out while Israel shows the flag!


7 posted on 09/17/2012 9:50:50 AM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: SE Mom

This morning i caught Susan Rice,ambassador to the UN on TV. I guess a weekend talk show interview.
All i heard her say was “we had no actionable intelligence” in regards to the attacks. Of course that leads me to believe we did have intelligence but it never reached the level of ‘actionable’. Not actionable i guess includes no bullets. The other thought that came to mind is why would our ambassador to the UN be in that intelligence loop? That makes absolutely no sense at all at least in my eyes. To me she was given a specific response to say on TV and did so.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 9:51:01 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: BillM
Canada just closed 3 more embassies.

Really? Good for them. Leading from the FRONT.

9 posted on 09/17/2012 9:53:32 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: BillM

Canada just closed 3 more embassies.
_____________________________________________________

Wow! I hadn’t heard that. I knew they booted the Iranian embassy out.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: EGPWS
I'd just like to say...

0bama, we are all Nikoulas!

11 posted on 09/17/2012 9:56:12 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: SE Mom
If (and am saying if) this beast decides to go all in, our people need to be out ... yesterday. Best guess of trouble to come ... all the way to the election. In reality Americans are being shown, by this beast, defeat is coming to the West, or so the beast thinks. Till the West gains fortitude, best guess, the violence escalates. The West's choices ... Leave and Surrender, or Fight Back.

Guess how many moles are in D.C. Twenty? Fifty? One Hundred? One Thousand? Am only speaking of D.C. for the moment, the country (our nation) is infiltrated by higher numbers (imho).

12 posted on 09/17/2012 9:57:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: wiggen
0bastard, Hillbilly and Ricecakes are the only ones in the world that didn't know trouble was coming.

CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

13 posted on 09/17/2012 10:01:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: wiggen

Well, when we start with the improbable idea that a man about whom we know so little has the highest security clearance available...


14 posted on 09/17/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

This vid ought to scare the hell out of everyone. This is their ultimate goal. A global caliphate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6RI1XYR5rTE


15 posted on 09/17/2012 10:08:05 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: wiggen; SE Mom
This morning i caught Susan Rice,ambassador to the UN on TV. I guess a weekend talk show interview. All i heard her say was “we had no actionable intelligence” in regards to the attacks. Of course that leads me to believe we did have intelligence but it never reached the level of ‘actionable’. Not actionable i guess includes no bullets. The other thought that came to mind is why would our ambassador to the UN be in that intelligence loop? That makes absolutely no sense at all at least in my eyes. To me she was given a specific response to say on TV and did so.

They are playing the RACE card and the GENDER card.

Rice has nothing to do with the operation of Embassies and Consulates.

But please don't pick on the little black girl.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

I was incredulous that she was bringing this message as though she was a voice of authority.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 10:23:59 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Truth29

The only real defense is the host government. There is no way the Embassy can be defended if attacked by large, armed mobs. Been there, done that.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 10:32:13 AM PDT by kabar
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To: wiggen
If she was not challenged, by the interviewer(s) and doubting she was, she will be perceived as the voice of all knowledge on the subject and the voice of authority, stating only the truth. Sad, what has become of those who are supposed to inform Americans and not spread propaganda.
19 posted on 09/17/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I was busy getting ready for work so i didn’t hear if she was indeed challenged but i rather doubt she was called on the carpet over her intelligence credentials.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 10:53:29 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: kabar
"The only real defense is the host government. There is no way the Embassy can be defended if attacked by large, armed mobs. Been there, done that."

Then we shouldn't be there - this is Lebanon, or the staffing should only be those who are prepared to be martyrs.

21 posted on 09/17/2012 11:13:49 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SE Mom
Alas, amidst this pre-conflict preparation of burning sensitive stuffs, any post-conflict reporting and statement of action by the Obama Regime will reflect the entirely unexpected and spontaneous nature of indigenous denizens’ outrage over Apple's obvious hatred of Muslims for changing the connectors on the iPhone 5, thus requiring the poor Muslims to purchase all new accessories for their “flash-protest” missives.
22 posted on 09/17/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SE Mom
Beirut
23 posted on 09/17/2012 11:57:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SE Mom

Why in 2012 do we have paper copies of classified material at embassies?


24 posted on 09/17/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: wiggen
All i heard her say was “we had no actionable intelligence” in regards to the attacks.

Maybe we did not have enough specific intelligence to go after the exact people who were planning an attack, but we could have increased our security around our embassies and consulates in the ME. Perhaps an ambassador should have postponed a trip to a lightly protected consulate until after the eleventh anniversary of nine-eleven, especially after the attack on the Embassy in Cairo.

25 posted on 09/17/2012 12:44:48 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: BillM

That’s what I’ve been thinking. It does ease one of the concerns about planning a strike.


26 posted on 09/17/2012 12:53:43 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SE Mom

Just because they love us.


27 posted on 09/17/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: wiggen

Someone else pointed out that no actionable intelligence is lawyer speak not for “no available intel” but rather, for “we can’t make a watertight case for prosecuting anyone in a US court of law with a jury full of liberals.”


28 posted on 09/17/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

“The London Telegraph’s weekend [April 2003]revelations raise deeply disturbing questions about the extent and magnitude to which President Clinton, his national-security adviser Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger, and senior terrorism and State Department officials — including Assistant Secretary of State for East Africa, Susan Rice — politicized intelligence data, relied on and even circulated fabricated evidence in making critical national-security decisions, and presided over a string of intelligence failures during the months leading up to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.” ——Mansoor Ijaz


29 posted on 09/17/2012 1:05:04 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SE Mom; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; FReepers; ...

Terrorists Filmed Carrying RPG’s During US Consulate Attack – Obama Administration Calls This a ‘Protest’ Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 16, 2012, 8:41 PM

Rest, including video HERE.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 3:59:02 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I see the bad moon arisin’
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today

Don’t go around tonight
Well, it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

I hear hurricanes ablowin’
I know the end is comin’ soon
I fear rivers overflowin’
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Don’t go around tonight
Well, it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise
Alright

Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

Well, don’t go around tonight
Well, it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

Don’t go around tonight
Well, it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

~John Cameron Fogerty


31 posted on 09/17/2012 4:09:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (Live The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej5n2oieXYo


32 posted on 09/17/2012 4:29:14 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Excellent. Here’s another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngPXQDIgWQs&feature=related


33 posted on 09/17/2012 4:35:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SE Mom; STARWISE; onyx

Sounds like Obama is planning on a no defense strategy. Heaven help us!

Thanks for the ping. I am in the mountains on a getaway but able to check pings and stuff every now and then and it has been so helpful to have my FReeper buds pointing me to the main breaking news that the Obama media refuses to cover. This whole thing is scandalous not to mention dangerous, but the media is more worried about propping up and protecting Obama than the safety of our country.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 5:25:39 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: STARWISE

35 posted on 09/17/2012 5:41:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Why in 2012 do we have paper copies of classified material at embassies?

Stupidity?

36 posted on 09/17/2012 5:51:23 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: SE Mom

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/video-shows-terrorists-with-rocket-propelled-grenades-at-us-consulate-in-libya/

Terrorists Filmed Carrying RPG’s During US Consulate Attack – Obama Administration Calls This a ‘Protest’
Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 16, 2012, 8:41 PM

Video at link.


37 posted on 09/17/2012 7:35:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood; Mr. Jeeves

I read elsewhere that paper cannot be hacked or accessed as in electronic methods. Crude and old fashioned but in some ways more secure.


38 posted on 09/17/2012 11:01:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

CD ROM... eliminates that problem, so long as the computer is never online...


39 posted on 09/18/2012 3:45:59 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: SE Mom

I wish our men were armed and I was with them to help. .308 FMJ and .45 JHP would leave some very big holes as they pass through animals.

I’d put em down like a rabid pack of hyenas should be.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TigersEye

I’M NIKOULAS!


41 posted on 09/18/2012 11:25:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
I’M NIKOULAS! ;-)
42 posted on 09/18/2012 11:34:10 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Okay. I watched 3 minutes and their accents drive more nuts than a guy from England acting in financial services ad.

Which brings up the point if they were so great then why don’t they dominate, innovate or create anything useful.

Just get me to a roof top with 5 gallons of ice tea, a bottle of scotch and my M1A.

For some reason when they get together in large crowds and start that Allah chanting it make me very nervous and reminds of parades.

Gawd how I hate parades....


43 posted on 09/18/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, you probably are.

You look more like him than I do. /S /S

LOL


44 posted on 09/18/2012 3:26:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Yeah, I need to get a new set of towels.


45 posted on 09/18/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

LOL


46 posted on 09/18/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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