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On the Embassy Closures
National Review Online, by Erick Stakelbeck

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/3/2013 12:04:38 AM

Some quick thoughts on the State Department announcement that American embassies throughout the Muslim world will be closed this Sunday, August 4, due to reported al-Qaeda terror threats: 1) The fact that this is reportedly an al-Qaeda plot shows once again that AQ is alive and well globally, contrary to President Obama’s ludicrous and willfully misleading statements over the past two years that it is “on the run” and “nearing defeat.” In fact, al-Qaeda, its affiliates, and its allies now cover more geographical ground across the Muslim world than they did on 9/11


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/3/2013 12:25:37 AM     (No. 9455872)

Well Duh. Where oh where has the mind been wandering. First never thought about the closing of the embassies and obomba´s birthday being on or close to the same day. (frankly when is his TRUE birthday? He might have just been pieced together from rejects) Second item that just slipped by. Now that the regime has officially felt the need to close buildings due to security, does this indicate oh dark won is lying? If he does lie would this count as one lie covering the entire closing list or a number of lies --1 for each embassy? And, of course his lie that Al Qaeda is on the run. He must trim his elongated nose every evening just to look human.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 8/3/2013 12:43:27 AM     (No. 9455884)

Isn´t this profiling? Why aren´t they closing the embassy in Tahiti?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/3/2013 12:52:00 AM     (No. 9455888)

Close ´em and leave ´em closed. They still benefit more from our having an embassy in their country than vice versa. And reciprocally, they would have to close their embassies in Washington. We´d rid ourselves of some enemies within our country.

Of course, this would not have happened at all during previous administrations when the US still had some respect.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 8/3/2013 1:25:35 AM     (No. 9455903)

First they closed the White House....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 8/3/2013 3:05:15 AM     (No. 9455938)

Al-Qaeda must have figured out that the date of birth is the least suspicious thing on that digitized copy of that supposed birth certificate that was so quickly "revealed" then whisked away faster than you can say Benghazi cover-up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/3/2013 7:21:31 AM     (No. 9456067)

Closing the embassies for one day? Well, I guess those big bad terrorists can´t fall back and regroup. Instead, they say, "No one´s home so just forget it. There is no way we could just do it another day." I don´t trust this administration to tell us the sun will rise in the east. Something is weird about this whole announcement.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/3/2013 8:08:55 AM     (No. 9456116)

Wag the dog? Things are getting hotter and hotter for zippy when it comes to Benghazi and the IRS and all those demoncrat sex scandals just aren´t distracting enough!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/3/2013 8:28:55 AM     (No. 9456142)

All those stingers they handed out to their MB friends in Libya are coming home to roost, so to speak. Some people are so hard to keep bought.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/3/2013 8:31:26 AM     (No. 9456146)

If the main stream media and newspapers ever totaled up the complete list of bollox-ups of this President they would run screaming from the room. BUT THEY WON´T! And my own Democratic friends either don´t pay attention or willfully close their eyes! And of course, one of the most horrific things is, as in the WSJournal Daniel Henniger piece on Aug. lst, how Obama ignores the law, the Constitiution etc. and just ignores or appoints........he is changing our system of checks and balances with his own little hatchet and Congress and the Courts have little say. And of course, we have the elite Republicans in D.C. either saying nothing to speak of or promoting the elites wish for 12 million illegals to "come out of the shadows" in a desire for cheap labor and a fear of Hispanics. If THEY hadn´t turned off so many Tea Party conservatives who stayed home in disgust, Romney might have won.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/3/2013 9:24:51 AM     (No. 9456248)

Obama might as well be the head of Al Qaeda.

He has armed them with illegally transferred Stinger missiles from Benghazi. He has insured they were not arrested for the horrific torture and murders of Americans in Benghazi. He has helped them proliferate across the Middle East and in the USA he refuses to prosecute a Muslim who killed our men on a military base and the Muslim murderer continues with rights and advantages never seen before.

Perhaps he is the head of Al Qaeda...that would finally make all his moves understandable including his missing time at at Columbia....and the millions he spent sealing his records...and the statement he"ll stand with the Muslims...and the bizzare bowing. Who is our president...really?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: beca, 8/3/2013 9:40:03 AM     (No. 9456273)

another diversion tactic to take the heat off benghazi.....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/3/2013 9:49:24 AM     (No. 9456293)

Obama thinks like a child. Like ´Trick or Treating´ you don´t turn on the porch light so the children won´t come for Treats, so he believes. But then there´s always the ´Trick´ part he forgot about.
Al Qaeda is not stupid and they can slap the little squirrel pawed crapweasel around at will.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/3/2013 9:59:44 AM     (No. 9456312)

Yeah, #11. Timing is too perfect. His private parts are still stinging after Hillary performed an under the table "grab and gouge" at their recent luncheon. {{{ I will be President and you WILL make it happen! }}} Please pass the salt and pepper.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oldvlc, 8/3/2013 10:12:09 AM     (No. 9456329)

Seems to me these attacks could happen at any time. Terrorists are adept at waiting I out...just change the date for the attacks now that the word is out. Duh.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 8/3/2013 10:30:41 AM     (No. 9456358)

Yes, #12, and magical thinking infects Leftism from top to bottom. Some al Qaeda attacks have occurred on "significant" dates, though they are often significant to THEM, not to us. However, history is so littered with Muslim grudge-events that ANY attack can be traced to some incident in the past that this new atrocity is supposedly "revenge" for. Stupid Obama thinks that his birthday is so important that naturally the terrorists would want to mark it with an attack. Very likely August 4 is the date some Crusader took a leak on a date tree in Aleppo 800 years ago, an insult to Islam that must be avenged!!! But the magical thinkers believe that if they can just interrupt the DATE, they can ward off the danger. As if this were a Harry Potter spell, where if you simply pronounce one word wrong, the whole thing will fail.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/3/2013 10:49:09 AM     (No. 9456389)

All I can say is feckless. I don´t know how much of this storyline to believe but the downward spiral in the ME under Obama is continuing. I´m certainly not in Intelligence but I get the feeling that Obama´s bungling of Benghazi is coming home to roost. We look weak. Al Qaeda may take advantage but in Benghazi it seems to me like we stabbed Russia and Iran in the back.

This is serious business. Syria has turned into a full blown proxy war and Obama has "led from his behind" as usual. This one has me concerned.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/3/2013 11:01:28 AM     (No. 9456407)

Gee - - I hope they don´t attack on the night before Zippy has a fundraiser scheduled. Or when the Zipster is on vacation.

Ooops - - I forgot. He´s always either at a fundraiser or on vacation. So that´s not much help in stopping them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 8/3/2013 11:27:57 AM     (No. 9456436)

I have a few serious questions and haven´t seen them addressed elsewhere. Have we already deployed enough security people to protect these facilities? Where do all the personnel/families go during these closures? Will they be evacuated or just hunker down in some supposed ´safe rooms´?

How convenient will it be for a major AQ attack if everyone is in one place and the exact locations and time of the closures is announced three days ahead of time? Much more bang for the buck.

And when nothing happens the regime can beat its horn for saving us from this dangerous threat. I smell dog wagging.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/3/2013 12:10:44 PM     (No. 9456494)

This is comical.

Our enemies win by whispering to one another then howl with laughter when the Great Satan (USA) yips and protests and hides.

This is so stupid it´s dangerous

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LAW428, 8/3/2013 3:03:32 PM     (No. 9456768)

We have the most fraudulent, disingenuous, deceitful, administration in the history of America. Nothing that is said can be believed to be true. Obama is evil personified.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/3/2013 3:17:17 PM     (No. 9456797)

It sure looks like obama is the one on the run.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bmw50, 8/3/2013 4:07:15 PM     (No. 9456885)

Islam and its militant branch, Al-Qaeda, is on a quest to dominate the world. They have been planning it since its beginning and no one like Obama is going to stop them. Obama and the rest of the idiotic, naive Progressives believe if they act nice to them and treat them with respect, they will return likewise. They won´t and they don´t.
Our president and our government are there to protect us, but instead, they are acting like stupid children that don´t have a clue about what to do about it and as a result, we WILL one day face this threat as individuals, with our lives.
Scripture says that when the Anti-Christ comes into power, people will not be able to buy or sell anything without his mark on their hand of forehead and those that take the mark will be doomed eternally. The only thing with that kind of potential power and threat is Sharia Law; and Obama, instead of pushing back is allowing it to happen.
Stupid doesn´t come close to describing his mental ability, nor those that voted for him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: trapper, 8/3/2013 6:09:12 PM     (No. 9457002)

Jaded. Cynical. Suspicious.

False flag alert!!!

If you have arranged, through a couple cut-outs and anonymous middle men, to have some bad guys set fire to your garage on Saturday morning for the insurance money, it would be wise to move your car Friday evening.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/3/2013 6:47:38 PM     (No. 9457039)

Yes, closing the embassy will confuse and frustrate A-Q and other terrorists. The bonus paid for suggesting that plan must have been enormous.

It might have been cheaper to announce Obama´s Birthday will be a secret this year. But if conditions improve it will be revealed again next year.

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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

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