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U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing
WITN.com ^ | 8/6/2013

Posted on 08/06/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT by EBH

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1 posted on 08/06/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT by EBH
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US military evacuates embassy staff from Yemen over terror threat, Americans urged to leave

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/06/state-department-urges-american-citizens-to-leave-yemen-urges-non-essential/#ixzz2bBvlIuZd


2 posted on 08/06/2013 5:28:10 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: EBH
So...

Are they going to re-open the embassies?

If so, when, why, what criteria is being used, which ones?
If not, why?

Inquiring minds want to know

3 posted on 08/06/2013 5:34:19 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

They have announced they are leaving them closed until August 10th.

Apparently after that the terrorists can resume their plan lol.

Because you know the terrorists hate to wait.. lol.


4 posted on 08/06/2013 5:35:45 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55; MestaMachine; Kristin; onyx; melancholy; thouworm

Drudge:!!!!!! US Just Bombed Yemen!!!!!


5 posted on 08/06/2013 5:40:45 AM PDT by caww
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To: ConservativeMan55; MestaMachine; Kristin; onyx; melancholy; thouworm

Drudge:!!!!!! US Just Bombed Yemen!!!!!


6 posted on 08/06/2013 5:41:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Yeah I saw that about the Drone Strikes this morning on Fox and Friends.

Don’t know if I’d classify drone strikes as “bombing” Yemen.

Whenever people say bombing.. I think of like carpet bombing.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 5:42:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Wag The Dog....


8 posted on 08/06/2013 5:43:23 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: caww

Wow...misleading headline...

links to a drone strike.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 5:43:43 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: EBH
Keep wagging that dog

Have to justify all their spying and distract from all those phony scandals...
10 posted on 08/06/2013 5:45:52 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: Doofer
You people are so cynical! /sarc
11 posted on 08/06/2013 5:46:32 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: EBH

Yep!


12 posted on 08/06/2013 5:49:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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13 posted on 08/06/2013 5:54:49 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: caww

But the story says they’ve been conducting drone strikes there for 10 days. Business as usual? Poking at the hornets nest?


14 posted on 08/06/2013 5:57:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ConservativeMan55

The embassies are closed to the public, but they are still manned by our personnel. Non-emergency personnel (aka non-essential) are being evacuated along with dependents. The embassies will be reopened when the security situation warrants it. We did something similar in the region during the first Gulf War. A tempest in a teapot.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 5:58:03 AM PDT by kabar
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To: EBH

From the article:.....It is UNCLEAR whether the strikes were related to the added security alert in the country after U.S. officials intercepted a message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to operatives in Yemen telling them to “do something.”

Also Tuesday, the State Department urged Americans in Yemen to leave immediately, citing terrorist activities and civil unrest. All non-emergency U.S. government personnel were also told to leave.

Two U.S. military transport aircraft landed in Yemen on Tuesday to evacuate American citizens.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 6:01:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: EBH

Time to reintroduce Argyll Law.

http://www.argylls1945to1971.co.uk/A_and_SH_Aden_Re-entryintoCrater.htm


17 posted on 08/06/2013 6:05:04 AM PDT by MadMitch (nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: 9YearLurker

Well if the terror threat, which recently went out this week, and now “reporting “ these drone strikes....and evacuation by Brits as well....might mean a fair amount of esculation expected in these next days as might indicate more another war.....

We have so many battles going on where the US is involved....but none call them war except the Syrian war.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 6:05:55 AM PDT by caww
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To: EBH

Obama’s embassy officially tucks tail and runs.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 6:23:56 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: McGruff
It's a generation thing ... /s
20 posted on 08/06/2013 6:36:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: theDentist

The embassies are closed to the public, but they are still being staffed by our people. They will reopen to the public when the threat has dissipated.


21 posted on 08/06/2013 6:37:37 AM PDT by kabar
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To: EBH

The muslims believe they can bring the 12th Imam (Muslims Messiah - Christianity and Judaism anti christ precursor) back to existence with increasing conflict bloodshed and whatever. Odumbo is doing this all for show, he supports the Muslims.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 6:41:54 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: EBH
A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told The Associated Press that the current shutdown was instigated by an intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack.

This is a huge security leak. The WH can't keep its mouth shut about spying on enemies only the the good citizens of the USA.

23 posted on 08/06/2013 6:53:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Doofer

boy those phony scandals sure are phony


24 posted on 08/06/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RedMDer

Maybe they should tell them how they intercepted the secret message.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 7:02:51 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kabar

The military supposedly evacuated the Yemen Embassy.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 7:09:34 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: Doofer
Agree...

Wag the dog...

At all the *phoney* scandals.

27 posted on 08/06/2013 7:09:43 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: novemberslady
Have to justify all their spying and distract from all those phony scandals...

Yeah. That's what my gut tells me, too. People aren't very happy about the Feds snooping on them 24/7 for no reason at all.

I think they're trying to create the illusion they "saved us all from a fiery death" and the credit should go to "the glorious and ingenious NSA monitoring system."
The bigger they make this illusionary terrorist threat sound, the more believable their scam will be.

Never listen to what the politicians say. They lie for a living. Watch what they do. No extra protections at the borders, no additional scrutiny of incoming from rouge nations, no tracking down of visa overstays. They're not DOING anything but closing a few doors and talking allot.
If the threat is real, "the worlds biggest terrorist threat ever and only oboma and the NSA can save us" will just wait another week, right? I don't think they'd have a problem waiting a few more days to destroy life as we know it. They've been at this since the days of Abraham!

28 posted on 08/06/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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OMG, the U.K. is CLOSING???

This must be the BIGGEST most BUTT-PUCKERING TERRIFYINGEST TERRORIST THREAT EVER!!!!!!


29 posted on 08/06/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: caww
Obama routinely carries out many drone strikes---most of which we never hear about because they are unreported. They usually don't want the publicity of the body count incurred as a result of hitting (or missing) their intended target.

Four drone strikes in Yemen in the past 10 days.

"None of those killed on Tuesday were among the 25 names on the country's most-wanted list, security officials said."

I am assuming 2 terrorists they are trying to eliminate are Nasir al-Wuhayshi and Al Asiri, the bombmaker who tried the explode an American commercial plane last year with a surgically-implanted, caulk-encased, non-metallic explosive device

From the article

"U.S. officials intercepted a message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to operatives in Yemen telling them to "do something." The message was sent to Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's Yemeni affiliate. U.S. intelligence believes al-Wuhayshi has recently been appointed the overall terror organization's No. 2 leader."

The threats are real, but the manner in which the Obama Adm has been leaking this threat story for the last week and the level of details being exposed are highly suspicious and endangers our troops, operatives, informants, and civilians.

Obama, et al, can always be depended on to turn any event or threat into a political advantage when the publicity suits him---"collateral damage" be damned.

30 posted on 08/06/2013 7:30:08 AM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Deception is the hand most likely being played. By which side is the question, and for what strategic and/or political purpose?
Reminder - we're still sending billions in U.S. aid to these people. A Middle Eastern attack which may soon occur may have been orchestrated and equipped by U.S. operatives, ala a “Fast and Furious” type of operation (Bengazi).

Ure was discussing this one yesterday.

31 posted on 08/06/2013 7:37:54 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: EBH; little jeremiah; caww; RedMDer
LJ: meant to ping you to post 30.

This thread just posted from an article in a Yemeni paper:

The first steps towards criminalizing drone strikes, Obama take note

"Obama has argued that he is acting to safeguard America’s national security interests. Yet the truth of the matter is that drones are counter-productive. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, since its start, the U.S. drones campaign in Yemen has killed a significant number of civilians including children and women. And with every death, the ranks of Al-Qaeda swell. "

32 posted on 08/06/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: thouworm
The threats are real, but the manner in which the Obama Adm has been leaking this threat story for the last week and the level of details being exposed are highly suspicious and endangers our troops, operatives, informants, and civilians.

Yep.

Never listen to what the politicians say. They lie for a living. Watch what they DO, and you'll SEE the truth. (By their fruits ye will know them)

33 posted on 08/06/2013 7:44:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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34 posted on 08/06/2013 7:50:21 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: EBH; Travis McGee; ASA Vet; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Squantos

Yemen may be one of the most dangerous Islamo countries in the world for Americans, Brits and on some days for al Queda serial killers.

A reminder, the USS Cole was severely damaged in Yemen when it pulled into port to refuel with fuel from Al Gore’s oil company. That terrible incident was probably another wag the dog event planned by the Clintoons.

Nelson DeMille has an excellent novel, The Panther, supposedly taking place in Yemen, and his hero John Corey is there to kill the Panther and bad guys on our side if he has to:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0446580848/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=28156849675&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=s&hvrand=13926122441763608134&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_3ym1qjgqwl_b#reader_0446580848


35 posted on 08/06/2013 7:51:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: EBH

Demoncracy. Sproioioioing.


36 posted on 08/06/2013 8:03:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: caww

Drone strikes.


37 posted on 08/06/2013 8:07:37 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: TigersEye
Terror Threat Intelligence Not New-Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months

Post 11: They knew about impending attacks well in advance last year too...

Breaking, Cover-Up?: Libyan President Indicates U.S. Knew Date And Time Of Embassy Attack In Advance… September 16, 2012

…and he cites intercepted communications to prove it. Keep in mind also that if this is true, then Obama’s main surrogate for the matter on the Sunday talk shows, UN Ambassador Susan Rice (who said on these shows that the whole thing was NOT a pre-planned Al Qaeda operation but merely a movie protest spun out of control), spent the entire day today either lying through her teeth as it is simply impossible to believe that she went on these shows with no approval of her talking points by the White House, or the White House, hoping they could ultimately hide the truth from everybody, including her, lied to her and said they had no evidence indicating Al Qaeda when in fact they had these intercepted communications…

Source and Source


38 posted on 08/06/2013 8:35:24 AM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: EBH

All they need to do is use “chatter” to cause the Superpowers to run and hide. It reminds me of Douglas Adam’s story where it is explained the most intelligent life on earth is first the mice and secondly the dolphins.

The mice were actually beings who were doing controlled experiments on earthlings by changing the outcome of behavioral testing on mice.


39 posted on 08/06/2013 8:35:33 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: EBH

The University of Kentucky is closing because of a danger in Yemen? You can’t be too careful, I guess.


40 posted on 08/06/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: thouworm

Thanks for the additional sourcing. Bookmarked for future reference.


41 posted on 08/06/2013 9:02:49 AM 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: TigersEye

Maybe they can staff the white house tours now.


42 posted on 08/06/2013 9:43:11 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

The Yemen embassy staff has temporarily been reassigned to catering duties at Martha’s Vineyard. They have their hands full ... of drink trays.


43 posted on 08/06/2013 9:52:21 AM 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: MestaMachine; LucyT; kristinn; Nachum

I heard they closed additional embassies in Africa; Does anyone have an updated list?

http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_6037.html


44 posted on 08/06/2013 10:37:24 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: EBH
Phone rings.

Mr. Jones: Hello?

Obama: Mr. Jones. This is your Dear Leader, err, I mean your President, Barrack Obama. I would like to offer you a new position.

Mr. Jones: A new job? What kind of job Mr. Dear Leader.

Obama: Oh, then you did vote for me. Great. You can of course call me Dear Leader. I would like to offer you the new opening as Ambassador to the country of Yemen.

Mr. Jones: YEMEN??!?!?! Are you crazy??? No thanks. I am happy right where I am, operating my garbage truck here on the south side of Chicago. (hangs up phone)

Obama: Hello? Mr. Jones?? Hello?

Secretary: Did he hang up?

Obama: Yes. How many does that make? Secretary: That is 1,545 so far.

Obama: Well, who is next?

45 posted on 08/06/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: thouworm

Thanks for all pings!

(For some reason about 1/4 of the time I can’t access FR - usually get the 404 Not Found...is it...NSA???)


46 posted on 08/06/2013 1:18:18 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: Buckeye McFrog

OMG, the U.K. is CLOSING???

This must be the BIGGEST most BUTT-PUCKERING TERRIFYINGEST TERRORIST THREAT EVER!!!!!!


Indeed, I read it as such as well!! The Queen has pulled up the drawbridges! Forget that trip to London; they’ve closed!


47 posted on 08/06/2013 1:23:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: EBH

Do we really need an embassy in Yemen?

In the days before Obama, when the U.S. was a genuine superpower, it might have made sense for the State Department to run its operations like the Miss Universe Contest, where every single country had to have a representative.

But today we need to concentrate our resources, for example, by shutting down our facilities in Burkino Faso and building up our capabilities in places like Egypt, where a few more operatives might have been enough to detect at least one of the two major revolutions that took place there in the past three years before they began and we still could have done something to prevent them.


48 posted on 08/06/2013 2:27:01 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Phillyred

or let the Blue Angels and T-birds resume touring.


49 posted on 08/06/2013 2:27:20 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks EBH.


50 posted on 08/06/2013 3:39:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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