Skip to comments.US Embassies to Close Sunday Amid Terrorist Threat
Posted on 08/01/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by kristinn
U.S. embassies in a slew of Muslim countries will close on Sunday due to a credible and serious security threat.
The embassies will close in response to "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate," according to a senior U.S. official, who called it a "concerted effort" to target an embassy or consulate in a Muslim country.
"We just don't know which one," the official told ABC News.
"There could be other targets, not just embassies," another U.S. official said. The threat is considered to be throughout the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Some of the biggest U.S. embassies will close, including those in Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, where tens of thousands of U.S. troops are based. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan will also close. So will embassies in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Amman, Jordan; Muscat, Oman; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Algiers, Algeria; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sana'a, Yemen; and Tripoli, Libya, according to security warnings issued by those embassies. Two consulates in Saudi Arabia will also close, in Dharan and Jeddah, as will a consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The State Department has instructed all U.S. embassies that would normally be open this Sunday to close, according to a senior State Department official. U.S. embassies in Muslim countries are typically open on Sundays, while others are not. Most U.S. embassies will be closed this Sunday in keeping with normal hours of operation.
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Time to drop the bomb on these animals.
Idiots. now that they’ve printed it in the news for all the world to see, the terrorists will just change the day.
news reporters are traitors. not every thing should be reported.
That may have been the intent....scare off the attackers/threat.
Aren’t there some Youtube videos that could be used to foil them?
This video was seen as a provocation of violence!
Oh, so let’s announce it to the world three days out so the enemy can reschedule for Saturday. Their brilliance dazzles.
I wonder if this is an attempt to deflect coverage of the breaking information about the CIA efforts to silence personnel that were on the ground in Benghazi.
A youtube video might just exasturbate the situation.
I say, let’s just nuke them from orbit. All in favor?
Do they have a Rapid Deployment Force ready to go in case there is trouble ? Would hate to see some more Americans left wounded on the roof of a building again for 20 hours.
Why are they advertising the shut down??? They could have done it just as well discretely.
I suspect it’s to make people think that the NSA is stopping terrorism. “See, we found out about an attack, the NSA is doing their job, yadda yadda yadda...”
Hey, I have an idea ... why don’t we just pull out of the muzzie countries altogether?
“I say, lets just nuke them from orbit. All in favor?”
We need to be sure.
Maybe if our government spent more time on real intelligence, interrogation and killing muslims instead of frisking granny at the airport and snooping on law abiding American citizens they would know which one.
Who said the State Department was too dumb to learn?