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Olympic athletes warned about wearing team gear
MyFoxNY.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | MyFoxNy

Posted on 01/24/2014 7:53:06 AM PST by Biggirl

By FOX NEWS - The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games' venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: athletes; olympics; sochi

1 posted on 01/24/2014 7:53:07 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

“Asked if Americans would be safe if they traveled to the Winter Games, Kirby said, “I believe the Russian government is taking this very, very seriously, and I believe they are applying as much energy as possible to providing security for the Games.”

Now THERES a direct answer! “Kirby for President”....


2 posted on 01/24/2014 7:55:22 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Biggirl
Nothing like sending our athletes over to be slaughtered.
3 posted on 01/24/2014 7:55:30 AM PST by angcat
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why are Americans over there ???

Why cant they train in the US ???

they are private citizens not soldiers or diplomats..


4 posted on 01/24/2014 7:56:14 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Biggirl

It’s all part of the Obama legacy, don’cha know


5 posted on 01/24/2014 7:56:35 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Biggirl
Remember something similar happened at home here too once upon a time.

During our return from Vietnam we were advised to change into civilian clothes while at Travis AFB.

Homegrown terrorists at the gate were waiting with bags of $#!t to throw at us. Now they are in the whitehouse and permeate the DNC.

6 posted on 01/24/2014 7:57:47 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Biggirl

turd traders


7 posted on 01/24/2014 7:58:57 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Tennessee Nana

Because for a lot of the sports (all the skiing, and everything on the bobsled track) you eventually need to practice ON the course you’ll be competing.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 7:59:13 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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Their body language may still give them away. I remember a post here on FR about somebody involved in international business. They stated a European co-worker could spot an American from a mile away by their body langage and posture, or in their words "americans walk around like they are unafraid of anything".

CC

9 posted on 01/24/2014 7:59:27 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games’ venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town...

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They also need to be warned about wearing team gear INSIDE the games’ venues as well.

Have you seen the crap Ralph Lauren designed? It looks like ugly Christmas sweaters your aunt gave you.

And faggoty as hell.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 7:59:43 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Link to queer tacky Olympic outfits...

Have You Seen the Tacky Hip-Hop Uniforms Team USA has been Saddled with at Sochi 2014?
 

11 posted on 01/24/2014 8:02:44 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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And its ugly as hell.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 8:13:52 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: pfflier
During our return from Vietnam we were advised to change into civilian clothes while at Travis AFB. Homegrown terrorists at the gate were waiting with bags of $#!t to throw at us.
I came back from VN in August '68 through Travis and was never advised to change uniforms.
I also wonder how $hit-bags throwing bags of $hit would be tolerated at any airport, let alone an AF base?
13 posted on 01/24/2014 8:18:52 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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I think the media is planting these scare stories to punish Russia for their stand against gays.

If Obama had his way, he would have boycotted the Games. So the next best thing is to plant so much fear, that nobody wants to go.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 8:20:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

Aren’t they all wearing rainbow uniforms?


15 posted on 01/24/2014 8:31:48 AM PST by Viennacon
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My return was in 1972. Outside the main gate and perimiter fences all sorts of unsavory types had set up shanty towns. We were also advised that they threw garbage, crap and urine at any available target in uniform.

The people processing us through the terminal told us to change into civilian clothes if we were leaving the base or if we were going on commercial flights originating in SFO.

FYI I also saw the same tactics at RAF Greenham Commons years later when we were deploying the GLCMs (Ground Launched Cruise Missiles) there. At least the British added nude women to the deal although they were hairy and probably smelled bad.

16 posted on 01/24/2014 8:41:34 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Biggirl

Too bad they didn’t just warn the atheletes about going to Russia in the first place if its that bad.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 8:46:43 AM PST 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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The people processing us through the terminal told us to change into civilian clothes if we were leaving the base
Yeah, things were different by '72, but nevertheless, how/why were scumbags allowed anywhere near the place?
Also, since Travis was an AF base, 99% of the people coming and going would be military. How could putting om civvies mask that?
18 posted on 01/24/2014 8:47:43 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How did Ralph Lauren get chosen to design the hideously ugly uniforms? Don’t think this had anything to do with it do you?

http://www.campaignmoney.com/biography/ralph_lauren.asp


19 posted on 01/24/2014 9:02:33 AM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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The only good that I can see coming out of this simply horrible situation is this.

Finally, finally will the rest of the world realize the scope of Islamic terror? Sure the whole thing may be written off as the desire of a separate state for Chechnya. This simply a Russian problem.

If the Russians take a black eye over the winter games- what then? I may be overstating the problem, but the fanatics of Islam may be coming for the whole lot of us.

Praying that the wiser heads who have power in the Islamic world will eventually deter these psychopathic murderers.

20 posted on 01/24/2014 9:55:20 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Celtic Conservative

You are right.

I worked for decades in the international environment and you could almost always tell by looks alone if a person was an American or European. Heck, usually it was the Americans’ that were the only people on the street without a piece of Americana labeling on their clothes.

The loud and swaggering on the street are usually German or Brits on holiday. Americans are most usually low key, on holiday or business.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 10:18:22 AM PST by Hulka
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To: dfwgator

I had friends who were supposed to be in the 1980 Summer Olympics until idiot Carter decided to boycott them.

It defines their life. I always hear them introduced as ‘The XXXX Brothers, they were in the 1980 Olympics but they couldn’t go’.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 12:04:07 PM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (I am waiting for the Last Supper to be served again with an exciting new appetizer.)
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