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State Department Warns Americans Not to Travel to Benghazi
National Review ^ | 5-9-2013 | Eliana Johnson

Posted on 05/09/2013 8:28:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 9, 2013

State Department Warns Americans Not to Travel to Benghazi

Eliana Johnson

A travel warning circulated by the State Department this afternoon warns American citizens against all travel to Benghazi and elsewhere in Libya, including the entire southern region of the country.

“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya,” the warning says, “including border areas and the regions of Sabha and Kufra. Because of ongoing instability and violence, the Department’s ability to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in these regions of Libya is extremely limited.”

The Department notice indicated that the security situation in Libya remains unpredictable, citing ”civil unrest” and “demonstrations” occuring throughout the country.

The warning comes the day after a House Oversight Committee hearing on the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, during which whistleblowers alleged that the Obama adminsitration misled Americans about the nature of the attack and attempted to silence witnesses in order to protect its reputation.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20130509; benghazi; libya

1 posted on 05/09/2013 8:28:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

NOW they tell us.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 8:29:50 PM PDT by struggle
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To: smoothsailing

Part of H! defense. She’s good at this. The best. Slick didn’t get out of all the trouble he got himself into for no reason.

Trey G is wary for good reason.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 8:31:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: smoothsailing

Only 6 months late. Can’t wait for Obamacare.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:04 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: smoothsailing
Is this referring to real trips to Benghazi, or is it warning Congress not to "travel to Benghazi" if it knows what's good for it?
5 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:39 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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Travel Warning link

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5853.html


6 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Duh!


7 posted on 05/09/2013 8:33:13 PM PDT by madison10
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To: KarlInOhio

Travel Warning

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5853.html


8 posted on 05/09/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Well damn! I was planning to book a flight there tomorrow........../sarc!


9 posted on 05/09/2013 8:34:23 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

And I just passed the deadline to cancel with full refund.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: madison10

Durn and I had my vacation all lined out to be able to visit the most violent terrorist sites in the world and their wonderful peace loving people and maybe pick up a free Koran!


11 posted on 05/09/2013 8:35:58 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: smoothsailing
What difference does it make?

"Life is part of death and death is part of life!"-Old DemocRAT saying.

Go for it!

12 posted on 05/09/2013 8:36:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: smoothsailing

lol did someone post another video


13 posted on 05/09/2013 8:37:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: smoothsailing

I wish they could have given us some warning.

Geeze, we were planning to go in June, just when the kids get out of school.

Guess we’ll have to change up and go to Southampton or something.

This is part of a doc dump.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: bigheadfred

“You can also download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes and Google play, to have travel information at your fingertips.”


15 posted on 05/09/2013 8:39:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
State Department Warns Americans Not to Travel to Benghazi

And finds Chris Stevens isn't answering his phone.

16 posted on 05/09/2013 8:40:06 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: smoothsailing

Better-late-than-never bump.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 8:41:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: Conserev1
“maybe pick up a free Koran!”

I hear the Libyans make a real tasty Koran on the cob dish MMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM

18 posted on 05/09/2013 8:42:03 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: smoothsailing
"State Department Warns Americans Not to Travel to Benghazi"

Really...ya think?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 05/09/2013 8:44:37 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve been thinking about getting one of those phone things just in case...


20 posted on 05/09/2013 8:46:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: smoothsailing
They are doing this because they are afraid for American lives because the muzzies think the congressional hearings are an insult to Allah and might start a riot so Odumbo can apologize again to them and give them F-16 fighter jets and lots of $$$. (No, I am not wearing my tin foil hat, I just think anything can happen in this insane world.)
21 posted on 05/09/2013 8:46:31 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: smoothsailing

Must be some people in Benghazi who want to talk about what happened last Sept.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 8:49:29 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: smoothsailing

Way to ruin everything! And I have a non-refundable ticket on Air Libya.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 8:49:52 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: smoothsailing

That horse done already left the barn.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 8:49:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huskrrrr

I don’t need to be warned—I am not going to Mexico as well! I think one would be safer in Cuba!


25 posted on 05/09/2013 8:58:05 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: smoothsailing

Heck, it’s only been 8 months since the last TERRORIST ATTACK that killed 4 Americans in that pigsty. I guess better late than never, huh Obama lama ding dong.

I smell a ‘wag the dog’ a commin’ just ‘round the bend.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 9:08:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: smoothsailing
That is so funny, I laughed out loud. Darn, just when I had my bag packed to go there.

Guess I'll go to China instead where their scientists just made 127 new hybrid strains of flu, 5 deadly ones that now pass from human to human. Yes, I'll go there.

27 posted on 05/09/2013 9:12:21 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: smoothsailing

28 posted on 05/09/2013 9:14:23 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: smoothsailing
Where to vacation? That is the question on everyone's mind.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 9:22:51 PM PDT by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: smoothsailing

“The warning comes the day after a House Oversight Committee hearing on the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghai.”

Those damn Republicans, always stirring the pot.....look what they have done now.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 9:31:38 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtJrJ40Cio

Seal Team VI Families - a must watch and forward


31 posted on 05/09/2013 9:38:25 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: smoothsailing

Someone’s idea of a joke.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 9:41:23 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: smoothsailing

This is strictly a defensive measure to avoid absolute ridicule had State not posted the advisory given yesterday’s testimony.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 9:45:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

It’s that internet film again!!


34 posted on 05/09/2013 9:48:04 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: smoothsailing

WHAT? Don’t go to Benghazi?? Our government really is the best and brightest. I would have never thought that Benghazi was dangerous. They are always 3 moves ahead of everyone me. Frustrating./


35 posted on 05/09/2013 10:01:01 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: smoothsailing

Lucky we’re booked for the Gaza Strip for this summers getaway .


36 posted on 05/09/2013 10:04:42 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: smoothsailing

Is the Sudan still OK? Yemen?


37 posted on 05/09/2013 10:06:26 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: struggle

CRAP... and I was all planning on attending a “demonstration” outside the U.S. Embassy there next week. Guess I will have to head to D.C. instead.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 10:12:56 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: smoothsailing

I met this really hot chick on the Internet, a ‘Dirty Gertie from Bizerte’.
Of course all I could see were eyes, since she was dressed in black sack.
Shirley, that 3rd world hell-hole next door, Tunisia, is safe to visit.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 10:15:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: katykelly

I couldn’t help but laugh when I got on a United Flight last year and the United fluff magazine in the seat back had a cover story titled “3 Perfect Days in Tel Aviv”... and this was the day of the rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and IDF retaliation strikes on the West Bank.


40 posted on 05/09/2013 10:18:15 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: smoothsailing

Unfortunately, this dovetails with information I’ve seen both on FR and other sources: The terrorists supposedly run off by the Libyan people* themselves, in reaction to the events of 9/11/12, are back.

*This was one of those stories I really wanted to believe, even if it sounded like a narrative Obama and the MSM would want us to believe. Perhaps it WAS largely true at one point, but it did not and perhaps could not stay true... Probably the only way the Libyans could really rid themselves of the terrorists is to kill them all.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 11:37:57 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe it’s time to make a big move of guns to Syria via turkey. Nah jus kiddin


42 posted on 05/09/2013 11:43:31 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: smoothsailing
The system worked.

-PJ

43 posted on 05/09/2013 11:49:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: smoothsailing

44 posted on 05/10/2013 12:12:40 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: smoothsailing

very propitious....


45 posted on 05/10/2013 1:32:17 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing

I guess I should cancel my Carnival Cruise Libya trip.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 2:13:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: All

I think people are missing the elephant here.

The State Dept. conveniently made this statement to restrict Benghazi travel not for peons like us, but to keep government employees and investigative journalists from digging up dirt in Libya.

The House is sniffing hard. Mark my words.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 3:03:18 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: smoothsailing

Horse, meet Barn Door.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 3:52:47 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: smoothsailing

Dang - I wonder if I can get a refund for this ticket...?


49 posted on 05/10/2013 4:19:19 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: smoothsailing

Now they figured it out. Better late than never.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 8:45:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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