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Fatal Blast Near U.S. Embassy in Turkey [Media not curious if Obama or Hillary were warned]
Time ^ | 2/1/13 | Alex Rogers

Posted on 02/01/2013 7:07:48 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

... a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in Ankara, Turkey right outside the U.S. embassy, killing himself and an embassy guard.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the attack happened at 1:13 p.m. local time, and that they were “working closely with the Turkish national police to make a full assessment of the damage and the casualties, and to begin an investigation.”

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dhkpc; ecevitshanli; inept; obamaspeople; partisanmediashills; terror; terrorism; threatmatrix; turkey; turkeyusembassy; usembassy; waronterror
Gee, I seem to remember EVERY TIME a blast like this happened under George W Bush, the media IMMEDIATELY called into question the administration's Middle East policy.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 7:07:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
nd we have people at the Embassy because?

Alqueda usually has a dry run....a phony phone call the week before.

Do I hear a shredder??

2 posted on 02/01/2013 7:10:27 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m sure it was nothing more than a spontaneous response to an offensive You Tube video.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 7:17:02 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just another work place incident like the Ft. Hood shooting.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:36 AM PST by jesseam (eliev)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“O” and Evita probably were not ‘warned’ because our enemies got the message that there is NO ONE at the helm over here!

The prez and Evita couldn't have got a warning (directly or indirectly) even if they wanted to...positively NO ONE, in or out of the intelligence community or the nation at large, perceives them to be in charge!

Any ‘warning’ of that kind would certainly be a dead letter where these guys are concerned! It's all... ‘who's on first’ ... in this administration! Their lack of competency and accountability is beyond laughable.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:48 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No political careers were damaged in this attack.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:49 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2013/Jan-03/200739-charbel-urges-turkey-to-help-free-lebanese-hostages.ashx#axzz2Jf5yRI2X


7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:39:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SMARTY
Warning or not, there is not much you can do to stop a suicide bomber from killing a gate guard. By definition that is the perimeter where physical security starts. One has to assume there are all kinds of intelligence reports saying that an embassy is going to be attacked. What would we do other than close all the embassies?
8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:41:26 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: dblshot
Warning or not, there is not much you can do to stop a suicide bomber from killing a gate guard. By definition that is the perimeter where physical security starts. One has to assume there are all kinds of intelligence reports saying that an embassy is going to be attacked. What would we do other than close all the embassies?

And besides, "What difference does it make now?"

Hillary, is that you?

No, seriously: You are right in pointing out that a small-scale attack of this kind was not the sort of thing that intelligence people can be expected to anticipate. Further, as lamentable as the death of the one guard and the civilian woman is, there was apparently no breach of the security perimeter.

Regards,

9 posted on 02/01/2013 7:51:18 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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10 posted on 02/01/2013 7:51:36 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GreenHornet

In the maddening words of Hilly, ‘what does it matter?’. It’s the new mantra for the administration of the boy King.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 8:00:25 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: Iron Munro

That’s all the MSM really cares about.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 8:01:56 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: SoFloFreeper
"What difference does it make now?"

Perhaps the quote of the decade, that says it all about these people.

13 posted on 02/01/2013 8:06:02 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: dblshot

Have you ever walked by the Israeli Embassy in DC and seen a man standing out front with a long trench coat on even in 90 degree weather. Let me tell you that bulge under his coat isn’t there because he is happy to see me.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 8:47:54 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: dblshot
“What would we do other than close all the embassies?”

I always assumed you had an intelligence community so that you'd never HAVE to close embassies.

If US intelligence types can't figure out the price of a cup of coffee in downtown Tehran... then they shouldn't BE in the intelligence business.

At that point you can buy your intel from someone else and give up being a world power. This is a very conscious decision Liberals made long ago and it's the primary reason I could never support a Liberal President. EVER! THEIR idea of leadership and foreign policy is way to infantile and gullible. They would have an 'intelligence community' of Kumbaya beatniks who can't get their hands dirty or offend ANYONE.

15 posted on 02/01/2013 8:56:31 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sacajaweau

So in the morning if I don’t get to my remote fast enough, to switch from the local news, Today comes on, today was one of those mornings, headlines were Daddy’s son wins super bowl, REALLY? not a word on this attack before I got the clicker.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 8:59:04 AM PST by conservative_cyclist (I want my parents country back!)
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To: SMARTY

Oh come on, Hillary! said that they get 1.43 million cables a year from around the world, so how can you expect any information ever to get through?


17 posted on 02/01/2013 9:02:05 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: conservative_cyclist

Don’t be surprised if this was the precursor to a full attack. They like to sit and watch the security measures being placed.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 9:06:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
‘1.43 Million cables’??

Really!

She's just like that tin horn she married. He was good at pulling worthless and laughably bogus information out of his a&^-too!

Both of these a%$ hats are spoiled by the wholesale and boundless credulity of life-long Liberals! They lost the habit of accounting for themselves LOOOOONG ago!

19 posted on 02/01/2013 9:14:03 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: alexander_busek; dblshot

My point is the utter LACK of curiosity by the media regarding team BO and his approach to the MIDDLE EAST.

Bush was attacked every single time a car backfired in that region. And the media worked TIRELESSLY to demoralize the American public, the troops, and our allies.

The assclown gets no criticism.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 9:47:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

I’ve only passed through the Ankara airport years ago so I’ve no first-hand knowledge about the place. A lot of my old buds did serve in the Embassy at Ankara and they were quite active on Facebook this morning. We’ve al been retired for years now but the old Ankara boys still have a lot of FSN friends there and they are worried for their old friends if this should turn into a regular event there. Our Embassy staffers live with the threat of this hanging over their heads daily.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 10:26:07 AM PST by Ax
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

I’ve only passed through the Ankara airport years ago so I’ve no first-hand knowledge about the place. A lot of my old buds did serve in the Embassy at Ankara and they were quite active on Facebook this morning. We’ve al been retired for years now but the old Ankara boys still have a lot of FSN friends there and they are worried for their old friends if this should turn into a regular event there. Our Embassy staffers live with the threat of this hanging over their heads daily.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 10:26:07 AM PST by Ax
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To: Ax

Oops. Sorry ‘bout the double posts. Effing iPad!


23 posted on 02/01/2013 10:28:20 AM PST by Ax
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 7:48:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Find the guy who made the video that caused this before others are injured or killed. Ban Wild Turkey so that no one is offended.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 2:05:40 PM PST by PGalt
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