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  • Security tightened around US Embassy in Manila after envoy's killing in Libya

    09/13/2012 6:45:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GMA News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Michaela del Callar
    Security has been tightened around the US Embassy in Manila following the killing of an American diplomat in a shocking attack by protesters in Libya. The Manila Police District has set up concrete barriers at the embassy's main gate and deployed additional personnel to guard the embassy premises, radio dzBB's Carlo Mateo reported. Chief Inspector Erwin Margarejo, MPD spokesman, was quoted in the report as saying that they will also deploy personnel to secure the embassy premises at night. “The U.S. Embassy appreciates the strong cooperation and support that we receive from the Philippine National Police and security authorities in...
  • Vanity: Any FReepers and Tea Partiers in DC? Want to counter-protest at the Egyptian Embassy?

    09/13/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT · by ksm1 · 26 replies
    Me | Vanity
    I'm not in DC, but here's an idea that I had that I wanted to throw out. Coptic Egyptians have been killed in huge numbers by Muslim terrorists over the last few years, and it's been getting worse. They're getting killed by their own countrymen--yet the outrage is over a YouTube video?? Are you kidding me? Obama is clearly going to do nothing. We all know what his foreign policy is. If I was in DC, which I am not or otherwise I'd be doing this already, I'd be demonstrating--peacefully of course--against violence towards Coptic Egyptians in front of their...
  • Two killed in Libyan consulate attack identified as ex-Navy SEALs

    09/13/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/13/12 | Katy Tur
    Two former Navy SEALs were identified Thursday as the third and fourth victims of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya this week that also killed the U.S. ambassador. U.S. officials and family members identified the men as Glen Doherty, 42, a native of Winchester, Mass., and Tyrone Woods, 41. Details of how they died haven't been made public.
  • Hillary Clinton Apologizes for Free Speech in Sophomoric Plea to Terrorist Community

    09/13/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT · by Bellagio · 18 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Sept 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Hillary: "Unlike in your country where you can put your kooks in jail and torture them and throw 'em in dungeons, we have to put up with ours. We can't do anything to 'em. You have to understand, we're sort of handcuffed here. We can't treat our dissidents the way we would like to -- uh, uh, the way you do!" “...but we have to let them say what they want to say." "... We really love you. We really like you!" Rush: It was sophomoric. It was insulting of everybody's intelligence. It was unprofessional. It was the way a...
  • Update: 4 Rioters Dead, 34 Wounded at US Embassy in Yemen

    09/13/2012 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/9/12 | Chana Yaar
    Yemeni police Thursday shot dead four protesters and wounded 34 others when they opened fire on a crowd attempting to storm the US embassy in Sana'a to protest a film mocking Islam, a security official said. The White House, meanwhile, said it was doing everything it could to protect its diplomats in Yemen, where witnesses reported that roads leading to embassy were closed down as the area was calm later in the evening. "Four people were killed and 34 others were wounded in the clashes that lasted from morning until late in the evening" in the area around the U.S....
  • REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    09/13/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 236 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 13. 2012 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.” If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.
  • Lebanon News: US Ambassador Was Raped Before He Was Killed

    09/13/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 89 replies
    Joe Miller-Restoring Liberty ^ | september 13, 2012 | Joe Miller
    This report just broke from an Arabic site called “Lebanon News.” The Arabic Lebanon News ( is the number one Lebanese online news site (ranked number eight of all sites in the nation) and has significant coverage throughout the Arab world. What follows is the rough Google Translation of the site’s report on the Ambassador’s gruesome murder: Sources AFP that “the U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),” The sources said that “Ambassador was killed...
  • Protestors AGAIN Trying To Attack US Embassy In Cairo - LIVE RT FEED

    09/13/2012 7:08:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    RT ^ | 9-13-12 | TCRLAF
    The Religion of "Peace" is at it again. Police are responding with teargas to try and disperse the crowd. Of course they are chanting "ALLH AKBAR". Meanwhile, Obama is meeting with Morsi next week, after telling Netanyahu to go to hell. WHAT PART OF HOPEY-CHANGEY were the Embassy attacks? Didn't the Mainstream MEdia tell us that they would LOVE US, if we only elected Obama?
  • What really motivated the embassy attacks?

    09/13/2012 5:13:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Pundicity/Michael ^ | Sept. 12, 2012 | Michael Rubin
    The September 11 murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, a mob's sacking of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo demonstrate the war against terrorism is far from over. Disturbingly, 11 years after al Qaida's devastating attack on New York and Washington, neither the White House nor the State Department appears to recognize what the fight is about. As protests erupted outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, embassy public affairs officer Larry Schwartz tweeted — and then re-tweeted — a condemnation of the controversial film which initial reports suggested motivated the rioters. "We...
  • Yemeni protesters storm US embassy in Sanaa

    09/13/2012 2:05:22 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13 | Reuters Staff
    They said the demonstrators smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sanaa. Security guards opened fire and there were reports of casualties on both sides but no details were immediately available.
  • Karzai, Muslim Brotherhood Condemn Anti-Islam Movie (Not Attacks)

    09/12/2012 10:47:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday angrily denounced a U.S.-produced film harshly critical of the Prophet Muhammad, raising fears that a new wave of violent protests will follow Tuesday's attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya. Shortly after news emerged that the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed in Benghazi, the Afghan presidential palace released a statement condemning the "desecrating act" by the makers of the film, saying that its release "stoked interfaith enmity and confrontation, and badly impacted the peaceful coexistence between human beings."

    09/12/2012 10:03:38 PM PDT · by G Larry · 23 replies
    CATHOLIC LEAGUE ^ | 10 Sept. 2012 | Bill Donohue
    The Venice Film Festival awarded a special jury prize Saturday to “Paradise: Faith.” The film is part of a trilogy; Strand Releasing has acquired the U.S. rights and plans to release it early next year. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: One of the hallmarks of cultural charlatans is the propensity to insult Christians, especially Catholics, and then declare their offense creative. If anyone wants to know why a special jury prize was given to “Paradise: Faith,” let me spare you the need to read about it: it won because it shows a devout Catholic woman masturbating with...
  • Thoughts on Obama, Benghazi, Romney, and the Press

    09/12/2012 6:57:39 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-12-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Disclaimer: before beginning, let us remember the families of the deceased, and keep them in our prayers. Most of us woke up this morning and saw or heard the news: US Embassy attacked. Oh, OK, this must be follow-up on Cairo, right? No. It turns out that there was an attack in Libya, as well. And in this attack, the mob did not just shout pro-bin Laden slogans and wave black flags. They attacked and burned the embassy to the ground; there were four Americans killed; and one of the dead was the consul / ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens (RIP)....
  • Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli

    09/12/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies
    Tripoli Post ^ | September 8, 2012 | By Hind Turki
    In an unfortunate fatal accident on Tuesday, a Libyan guard was reportedly crushed to death by the entrance gate of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The incident occurred when the gate lethally dislodged from its pathway and fell on the guard. The embassy, which is located in Walie Al-Ahed road in the Sidi Slim area, has a large, heavy gate that bars the entrance and is manned by guards for security measures. The gate is intended to be controlled mechanically, however due to damages allegedly sustained by the mechanism, the gate has to be manually opened and...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows justice for killed US envoy

    09/12/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/12/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam. But he told reporters that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi would not break the bonds between the US and the new Libyan government. His election rival Mitt Romney criticised his handling of the crisis. Ambassador J Christopher Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation after a crowd stormed the consulate. Three other Americans were also killed and the consulate set ablaze, in what the White House described as a "complex" attack. Unconfirmed...
  • Is Arab Spring turning against US?

    09/12/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    CSM via Yahoo ^ | Howard LaFranchi
    The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi Tuesday underscore how anti-authoritarian revolutions across the Arab world have unleashed extremist Islamist forces violently opposed to America and its ideals. “The big question for the United States, and it’s only been made more urgent by these events, is how to adjust to a world where [moderate Muslim] governments have paved the way for more extremist elements to wield their influence,” says Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington. “It’s...
  • My video response to the attacks on our Embassies

    09/12/2012 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Gideonwoulfe · 12 replies ^ | 9/12/.2012 | Jonathan Baird
    Watch the video nothing more needs to be said other than this must be answered.
  • Protests Breaking out (Morocco, Sudan, Kuwait)

    09/12/2012 9:20:25 AM PDT · by LadyEleanor · 111 replies
    US ^ | 9/12/2012 | Twitter
    Travel - State Dept ‏@TravelGov #Sudan #EmergencyMessage #AmCits are advised to avoid visiting US Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, due to anti-U.S. protests outside the embassy.
  • Pro-Muslim Apologetic Policies of Obama - Refusal to Defend Embassy Leads to Death of US Ambassador

    09/12/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 13 replies
    Blog ^ | 9/12/2012 | Bronco_Buster_Fweethyagh!
    On 9-11-12, the U.S. Embassy in Libya was attacked by a mom of Muslims. They scaled the walls, burned the U.S. flag, and used military arms and explosives to attack and murder the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. President Obama has circled the globe, bowing, scraping and apologizing for the United States on any number of topics. Obama re-tasked NASA, ending the space shuttle program, and instituting an Islamic-outreach program. Obama has appointed a cadre of radical, left-wing, socialists, communists, athiests, homosexuals, and other radicals to Czar positions across the board. Ignoring the congress repeatedly, ruling by edict and executive order,...

    09/12/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT · by 7thson · 40 replies
    Question for those with more smarts than me - is acting an embassy, consulate, or killing an ambassador an act of war? If so, where can I get confirmation on that? Thank you in advance.

    09/12/2012 5:15:32 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 24 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 9/12/2012 | Moneyrunner
    "THIS IS TURNING OUT WORSE THAN CARTER: U.S. Ambassador To Libya Killed In Benghazi Attack. That whole Arab Spring thing is looking kinda overrated." Glenn Reynolds The attack on our Egyption embassy was on page 10 of the Virginian Pilot. DANIEL DREZNER: “How in the hell do the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi not make the front page of the New York Times?”#ProtectingObama
  • Palin Statement on Embassy Attacks in Egypt and Libya

    09/12/2012 2:47:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 69 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Page ^ | September 12, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs.(snip) In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no...
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack

    09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012
    BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.

    09/11/2012 10:26:54 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 48 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 11, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner...
  • Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house.

    09/11/2012 9:41:41 PM PDT · by LaybackLenny · 38 replies
    Sarah's Facebook Page ^ | 9/11/12 | Sarah Palin
    Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a...
  • They don't love, they don't respect us, and THEY ARE NOT AFRAID OF US

    09/11/2012 8:38:23 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 24 replies
    My fertile mind | 11 Sep 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    Today was another 9/11, literally. Several things happened today that when put in perspective should scare the hell out of any American and westerner.
  • Watch The Movie That Enraged Muslims Into Attacking The U.S. Embassy In Egypt

    09/11/2012 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 9/11/12 | Pat Dollard
    Here it is, in all its glory… Home » Feature » Watch The Movie That Enraged Muslims Into Attacking The U.S. Embassy In Egypt People shout slogans and light flares in front of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo Watch The Movie That Enraged Muslims Into Attacking The U.S. Embassy In Egypt Sep 11, 2012 4 Comments Infidel كافر Here it is, in all its glory… (Reuters) – Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being...
  • Was 9-11-12 the Day America Lost its Influence in the Middle East?

    09/11/2012 7:10:37 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 11, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    In a pair of attacks more than 650 miles apart, Islamists stormed and seized two US embassies. In Cairo, Egypt, Islamists scaled the wall, tore down and desecrated the American flag, and hoisted their own Islamic flag which reads: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger.” In Benghazi, Libya, Islamists stormed the US consolae and nearly burned it to the ground. One American has reportedly been killed. While Egypt has long enjoyed friendly relations with the United States, Libya and the US have been enemies since that country sponsored terrorist attacks on the West in the...
  • “Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas!” (Shouted in Cairo today- Andrew McCarthy)

    09/11/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 61 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | September 11, 2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    Nina is exactly right that the appalling statement issued by the Obama State Department, apparently prior to the storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo today, betrays the president’s agenda to impose on Americans sharia speech suppression standards in blatant violation of the First Amendment. That, however, is far from the most egregious part of today’s episode in Egypt. To attack another country’s embassy is an act of war. Now, some will be quick to point out that our embassy was not attacked by the Egyptian regime. That is no defense. Everybody was on notice that there might be rioting...
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. staffer dies in Libya mission clash

    09/11/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 12 | Reuters
    BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) - An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday. "One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes," Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured and could not say what the cause of death was. Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came...
  • State Dept: Egypt attack doesn't necessarily reflect growing anti-American sentiment

    09/11/2012 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland cautioned reporters not to assume that the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today reflected growing anti-American sentiment among the Egyptian people. In response to a reporter's comment that "it does seem as if there is a growing anti-American sentiment in Cairo," Nuland said, "I would urge you not to draw too many conclusions because we’ve also had some very positive developments in our relationship with Egypt." Protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down and desecrated the American flag, replacing it with a flag bearing the Islamic inscription,...
  • Chaos in Egypt After Pastor Terry Jones Posts Anti-Mohammed Film (The Video)

    09/11/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT · by gotribe · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/11/2012 | Jim Hoft
    International Judge Muhammad Day video
  • U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizes for “abuse of free speech” after protesters tear down American flag

    09/11/2012 5:00:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2012 | AllahPundit
    A show of strength from Salafists on 9/11 to remind Americans who's winning these days in the Middle East. The newsworthy part isn't the protest --- we already know what a mob can do to an embassy in Cairo --- but the reaction from the embassy. When this tweet started circulating a few hours ago, I thought it might be a parody account. Afraid not. The official statement from the embassy website: The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to...
  • Update: Thousands protest at US embassy (Recent Photos)

    09/11/2012 3:36:34 PM PDT · by fso301 · 62 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Sept 11, 2012 | Nadia Ahmed
    The number of protesters outside the US embassy in Cairo began to decrease Tuesday night after thousands had gathered earlier to protest a film they said was being produced in the United States that insults the Prophet Mohamed. Ultras, hardcore football fans, have joined the protest, banging drums, setting off fireworks and insulting the Central Security Forces soldiers stationed around the embassy. Earlier, around 5,000 people chanted against the US and President Barack Obama, declaring that they are willing to give their lives to avenge the dignity of their prophet.
  • Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls

    09/11/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT · by traumer · 79 replies
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad. In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said. Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, some protesters tore it up and showed off pieces to television cameras. Others burned the remains outside the fortress-like...
  • 'Son of Hamas' to Make Film About Islam, Phophet Muhammad (Cairo Embassy attack)

    09/11/2012 1:21:49 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | Michael Gryboski
    The son of a founding leader of Hamas has announced that he will be making a movie about Islam with the intention of showing Muslims the "real nature" of Prophet Muhammad. Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of the spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, announced his project in Jerusalem at a press conference on Tuesday. "I think this is the time to expose the real nature of Islam," said Yousef to reporters gathered. "Islam is a religion of war and most Muslims don't understand the true nature of Islam. This is the time and I would like to announce...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Ottawa’s closure of Iranian embassy leaves international students in tough spot

    09/09/2012 5:43:55 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | September 9, 2012 | Teresa Smith
    The first people affected by the Canadian government’s decision to close the Iranian embassy in Ottawa were Iranian international students who had come to the capital to renew their visas. Canada announced it would close Iran’s embassy in Ottawa on Friday and asked all embassy staff to leave the country within five days citing, among other reasons, Iran’s “increasing military assistance to (Syria’s) Assad regime.” According to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in 2010 (the most recent statistics available) 3,247 international students from Iran were studying at the university level in Canada. .... For international students, some of whom receive...
  • U.S. State Dept. Sending Critical [Pool & Picnicking] Resources to Sudan

    08/10/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Critical resources are needed in the troubled African nation of Sudan, and the U.S. Department of State is stepping up to the plate, so to speak, to provide those goods; specifically, State is ordering hundreds of patio furniture-sets for its embassy in Khartoum, and will order the high-end tables and chairs from a South African online retailer, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has learned. The patio beautification project coincides with today's conclusion of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip across the continent. During her travels she encouraged the governments of Sudan and South Sudan, meeting with South Sudanese President...
  • Sorry About the Fake Bomb (U.S. Embassy Forgets "Bomb" After Drill ... Calls Bomb Squad on Itself)

    08/04/2012 11:02:28 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 31, 2012 | RANDY KREIDER and DANA HUGHES
    Sorry About the Fake Bomb U.S. officials apologized today for mistakenly leaving a fake bomb attached to an embassy vehicle in Oslo and causing a bomb scare that led to the evacuation of the U.S. embassy, Norway's royal palace and part of downtown Oslo. The device had been placed beneath an embassy vehicle as part of a security drill and then mistakenly left there. It was spotted by security guards at the embassy's front entrance when someone tried to drive the vehicle onto embassy grounds just after 11 a.m. local time, triggering the evacuation of the embassy and the palace,...
  • U.S. Troops in Iraq Are Gone, But Embassy Costs Go On and On

    07/31/2012 8:37:27 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U.S. Trade & AId Monitor ^ | July 31, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A $348 million contract to maintain the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was awarded this week by the U.S. Department of State to PAE Government Services, which will be tasked with delivering operations and maintenance services for the 104-acre compound. An unspecified portion of that amount will be devoted to providing a residence manager, two cooks, two waiters, and four housekeepers to serve the U.S. ambassador and deputy chief of mission. It also remains unclear how much will be spent on lawn maintenance, though The Peacock Report -- U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor's predecessor site -- reported back in 2005 that...
  • Ecuador says Wikileaks founder seeking asylum

    06/19/2012 12:09:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 6/19/12 | AP
    QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador's foreign minister says Wilikeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation's embassy in London and is seeking political asylum. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says Ecuador is weighing the request.
  • Cheng Guangcheng betrayed by Obama & Hillary - to their infamy

    05/03/2012 7:55:21 PM PDT · by publius321 · 13 replies ^ | 5/3/2012 | Scott Ryan
    After getting Guancheng out of their hair, they can now pretend to want to help him knowing nothing can be done... (video)
  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark  

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • New U.S. Embassy Compound at Hague: Cost Creeps Close to Quarter-Billion

    04/30/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. State Dept. today revealed that it has begun searching for contractors to design and build a new embassy compound at The Hague in The Netherlands, a project that could cost as much $210 million, according to its own estimates. Development of the 10-acre site will include a new office building, Marine security guard quarters, shops annex, utility building, "perimeter security, vehicle and pedestrian access control facilities, utility building, surface parking and a vehicular emergency egress bridge," according to a solicitation that U.S. Trade & Monitor located via routine database research. State's Bureau of Overseas Building Operations first will...
  • Dozen Diplomats to Get New $25 Million Palatial Parisian Crib

    04/20/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 19, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Embassy in Paris is building a new residential facility to house a dozen diplomatic staff members -- and the project will cost taxpayers up to $25 million to design and build. The U.S. Department of State will construct the facility on U.S. government-owned property near the existing embassy, according to a presolicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research. The proposed compound includes plans for a 90-vehicle underground parking garage.The new structure will supplement, not replace, The Chancery, as the embassy is known, which: Today, the Chancery faces the Avenue Gabriel and the...
  • French police look for 3 for bomb near Indonesian embassy

    03/21/2012 5:04:34 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 03/21/2012 | Margareth S. Aritonang
    The French police are reportedly looking for three people in connection with the bomb that exploded near the Indonesian Embassy in Paris on Wednesday morning local time. "There is an indication that the bomb was placed by three people. The police are now searching for them," State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Lt. Gen. Marciano Norman said as quoted by The French police were also still investigating if the bomb was a deliberate attack on the embassy, Marciano said. "The Indonesian embassy is located near a sidewalk and the bomb was put in front this sidewalk," he added. Separately, Foreign...
  • Azerbaijan Arrests Iran backed Attack Plotters

    03/14/2012 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    AFP via THIS DAY ^ | March 14, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Azerbaijan has arrested 22 people on suspicion of plotting attacks on the US and Israeli embassies in Baku on behalf of neighbouring Iran, the national security ministry said Wednesday." SNIPPET: ""On orders of the Sepah they were to commit terrorist acts against the US, Israeli and other Western states' embassies and the embassies' employees," it said. The ministry said that the suspects were recruited from 1999 onwards and trained in the use of weapons and spy techniques at military camps in Iran to enable them to gather information on foreign embassies, organisations and companies in Azerbaijan and stage attacks,...
  • U.S. closes embassy as fighting rages in Syria

    02/06/2012 7:45:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2012 | Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- Intense blasts echoed through the ravaged Syrian city of Homs on Monday after a weekend bloodbath ended in hundreds of deaths there, local activists said. "It is horrible. Especially today, it is horrible," said Abu Omar, a local activist who said the Syrian army was attacking without warning. "Usually they are using mortars. They are now using rockets in the sky. We can see them in the sky."
  • Full-Speed Ahead for Obama-Sanctioned ‘Taliban Embassy’ in Qatar (always what weakens us)

    12/18/2011 1:01:50 PM PST · by STARWISE · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12-17-11 | Dave Reaboi
    Qatar: host to the US military, al-Jazeera, the Muslim Brotherhood– and now, the world’s first Taliban embassy– at the behest of the Obama administration. On his Facebook page, Big Peace contributor Walid Phares brought my attention to a report in the Pakistani website The Nation that Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, the premier of US ally Qatar, is prepared to open an embassy for the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”– otherwise known as the Taliban. He said, “A solution in Afghanistan requires the participation of the Taliban in a way that must be decided by the Afghans.” *snip* Western diplomats have said...