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Threat Against American Citizens in Manila
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES ^ | September 28, 2012 | EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:56:37 PM PDT by Doofer

EMERGENCY MESSAGE TO U.S. CITIZENS

September 28, 2012

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.

Threat Against American Citizens in Manila

The U.S. Embassy advises American citizens in the Philippines that a threat against American citizens in metropolitan Manila, specifically the Pasay City neighborhood, has been detected by reliable security forces.

This threat remains in effect until October 10, 2012.

In response to the threat, the U.S. Ambassador has ordered an augmented security profile for all U.S. government facilities in Manila.

(Excerpt) Read more at photos.state.gov ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: american; citizens; manila; philippines; threat; wot
This is a day old but I thought I'd post it because in this case there's a pretty specific area noted.
1 posted on 09/29/2012 9:56:52 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Doofer

I wonder what’s significant about that neighborhood.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 9:58:27 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Maybe Abu Sayaaf.. 0bama’s busy CYA or maybe setting up something big ahead of the election.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Doofer

We’ll have to E&E to friendly territory: Olangapo City.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Doofer

what?..this can’t be right....we have freepers living there, commenting here, who say its a paradise there and so much safer than the US....


5 posted on 09/29/2012 10:01:18 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Doofer

Wasn’t Terry Nichols a visitor, once or twice, to this neck of the woods?


6 posted on 09/29/2012 10:03:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: paddles

I lived in Manila in 1997. I’m not sure that much has changed. We practiced constant situational awareness. Non Filipinos were being abducted and held for ransom about every week. I had to hire a nanny so I could walk across the street to the grocery store. Pasay City has been a target forever. I’m sure it’s no news flash for them. We’d have lived there but we had a company paid for condo.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 10:12:13 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Doofer

Had talked with one of my children in Australia recently (two or three weeks ago). Was going to the Philippines. Said would be in the tourist areas. Said the interior had become too dangerous. Now I know what was meant. Will discuss further with that child. Told to say away from there if there was danger. Now will be emphatic, but this one has a mind of its own. Will not listen and will go. While discussing it was noted by my child that the activity of moslems in Manila was on the upswing, as it is everywhere.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Doofer
Same same last week in Taiwan:

AIT issues safety notification to US citizens
Saturday, September 22, 2012 0:05 am TWN
"The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has issued a safety alert to U.S. citizens in Taiwan, warning them of possible violence during demonstrations in Taipei this weekend. Some U.S. citizens living in Taiwan said that it is the first time they have ever received such warnings from the AIT. The warning comes in the wake of widespread protests by Muslims against the United States over an anti-Islam film, and the Diaoyutais sovereignty dispute between Japan, China and Taiwan."



The usual characters....The newspaper, The China Post, refuses to accept or print comments/questions about this article.
9 posted on 09/29/2012 10:20:32 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: cherry

Oh, and I just remembered, when we went to the Philippines in 1996-7, we initially stayed in a 5 star hotel, on an executive floor that didn’t have direct elevator access for security reasons, and a few weeks earlier had had a terrorist attack in the the lobby that killed a number of people. We could see Pasay City from our windows. Maybe there’s been a lull in the meantime /sarc.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 10:20:41 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Doofer

I have no idea as to what it pertains to, but I have never set foot on Luzon, much less Manila.
Sounds like much-ado about nothing.
I know that Manila, like any big city has many hooker areas
that are never safe for foreigners.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 10:22:37 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Tainan

>> widespread protests by Muslims against the United States over an anti-Islam film,

Repeatedly brought to their attention by feckless assholes that enjoyed trampling on the 1st Amendment.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 10:24:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: AlexW

Glad to hear you’re ok.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 10:30:50 PM PDT by onona (no tagline here sir)
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To: Doofer

The security threat is linked to the anti-Islam film. Obama’s fault.
The deception by the Obama administration (Benghazi-gate) has further incensed Muslims around the world.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 10:32:06 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: pops88

When you are in the company of Negritos you have nothing to fear.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: no-to-illegals
Will discuss further with that child. Told to say away from there if there was danger. Now will be emphatic, but this one has a mind of its own. Will not listen and will go.

Damn. I hate when kids do that, but we were also young and headstrong once. I only survived my own misadventures because of the firm grounding of my upbringing.

One day that child will have learned better than to take such risks, and will thank you for planting the seeds of good sense.

16 posted on 09/29/2012 10:41:40 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onona

“Glad to hear you’re ok.”
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Thank you...I am happy as a clam and feel quite safe on my
Cebu beach, far from the city.
The big cities, Manila, and even Cebu City, can be quite rough for horny expats looking for cheap sex.
There is also Muzie terrorism in the country, but mostly on a small part of Mindanao.
I have yet, in my four years, to see a Muzie here.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 10:43:07 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: paddles

When they rebuilt it, did they make it with substantial buildings this time, or is it the same sort of collection of ramshackle buildings Penatubo destroyed the last time?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 10:52:24 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Doofer

I told my friend who has lived and worked there ten years. He said this is the most specific and credible threat he has seen while living there. Told his family to avoid the area, and he will be passing through there in a few hours on his way to work.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 10:53:04 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

My son is in Manila training his replacements. Nexus Lexis is moving the entire enterprise there.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:07:00 AM PDT by Eaglefixer
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To: eartrumpet

My son is in Manila training his replacements. Nexus Lexis is moving the entire enterprise there.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 12:08:56 AM PDT by Eaglefixer
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To: AlexW
It is even quieter on Bohol, where I live. ;-)
22 posted on 09/30/2012 12:54:31 AM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: WesternPacific

“It is even quieter on Bohol, where I live. ;-)”
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I am looking at Bohol from my beach in Dalaguete, but a bit rainy now.
They have rebuilt the old pier here, and the word is that there will be a ferry from here to Bohol.
It would sure beat the old way of going.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 2:10:26 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Doofer
TERRORISTS?

A "terrorist" threat in Manila? Gee, who knew that there were such a large contingency of Amish living there?

Must be, after all, what other group (probably with the exception of Buddhist) are responsible for all the death, destruction and mayhem throughout the World?

24 posted on 09/30/2012 3:11:09 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: cherry

Its what I keep telling the FReepers who say they’ll flee the USA in the event of trouble. The last thing you want to be is a foreigner in a strange land when it all hits the fan.

The mess is global and there’s no place to run.

I have a friend who lives in Honduras part of the time. Despite the stability of Honduras, there is something simmering just under the surface so she and he husband do have and escape plan for returning to the USA.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 3:51:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Doofer
I think it is becoming clear that Obama’s failure to pursue the war on terror, withdrawing on all fronts while bowing & apologizing, has emboldened terrorists around the world.

Carter policies gave birth to modern terrorism. Obama policies are encouraging terrorism world wide.

Four more years of appeasement will pretty much end foreign vacations for Americans.

26 posted on 09/30/2012 3:56:25 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Doofer

To cover for their incompetence (treason) in Libya on 9/11, Billary and Bammy blamed a movie trailer on youtube no one saw for a “protest” that killed the ambassador. Really, a jihadist released from gitmo led a military attack on the embassador.

Now every ignorant jihadist in the world is protesting Hillary’s advertized movie scam via threatening the lives of Americans. In the end, they got caught in the lie (by people who can read) but it’s not going to save the American people whom they scapegoated from the excuse of jihad fury.

All Americans are bumps in Obama’s road. He’s driving a bulldozer.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 4:12:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AlexW
Your beach sounds very nice. A ferry to Bohol would be nice and very convenient, I'm sure.
28 posted on 09/30/2012 4:34:19 AM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: paddles

Back in the 60s when I was stationed at Clark AB, there was a tribe of Negritos camped outside the perimeter. IIRC, they pretty much could roam all over the base. They carried bows and arrows and lived off the vermin they killed, plus handouts from us. By all accounts they were savage fighters. They had the Jap occupiers terrified; rumor had it that they would slip into Jap barracks and slit every other throat. That did a job on Jap morale.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 6:46:03 AM PDT by Ax
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To: AlexW
One thing about porverty, it looks the same all around the world.
That's the gift of decades of corruption and the Marcos family has given to the Filipinos... Paalam..
30 posted on 09/30/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Ax

Same for me at Subic in the ‘80s. My dad worked with them in the ‘50s killing Huks. I still have bow/quiver/arrows he was presented (he politely refused the head of a Huk leader).


31 posted on 09/30/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: paddles

I can’t think of many things that would be cooler than having a Huk’s head swinging from my rear-view mirror.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Or on the fencepost in front of your bungalow as a warning not to mess with the family that lives there.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 12:12:20 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: paddles

That’d work too. Of course, some of your friendlier neighbors may want to skip that next cocktail party invite.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT by Ax
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