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On Closed Embassies,
the Worldwide Travel
Alert, and Wimpitude

National Review Online, by Daniel Pipes

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/4/2013 9:37:58 PM

In April, the city of Boston was effectively under military curfew because two terrorists were on the loose. Now, fears of al-Qaeda attacking has led the U.S. government to close 21 U.S. embassies in Muslim-majority countries and then issue a worldwide travel alert announcing that “Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.” The chairman of the Joint Chiefs

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/4/2013 9:49:58 PM     (No. 9458576)

Can´t see this happening under Reagan, 41 or W, either the response, or the perceived need for it.

We´re a different country now, and our allies and enemies know it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jgat, 8/4/2013 9:53:47 PM     (No. 9458580)

How can this be? Islam is a religion of peace! If we fold before any attack we allow our opponents to manipulate us with little effort or expense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JustRight, 8/4/2013 9:55:46 PM     (No. 9458586)

Our spineless Kenyan King generates one crisis after another. How much longer Senate/Congress before you act to curb this idiocy that is sending our country down the drain?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/4/2013 10:04:12 PM     (No. 9458590)

We have become a wussified, pansified nation. We haven´t fought a good war since television was invented. Before handouts, liberals were eliminated from the gene pool by natural selection pressure. Let Obama out in the middle of no where and he would expire by the end of the day. The typical conservative is a farrell animal. Liberals are professional, well-honed beggars.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/4/2013 10:33:56 PM     (No. 9458602)

Poster #1 may be closer to the truth than anyone wishes to admit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MissMoneypenny, 8/5/2013 2:53:47 AM     (No. 9458727)

It was awful...swat teams, armored vehicles, helicopters constantly overhead, people´s homes searched without warrant and/or forced out on the street to run down the block at the point of guns, some of which were aimed at anyone daring to appear at a window, at least one instance of the FBI taking over a home, trashing it and leaving it that way in order to view the driveway with the boat...which was, as it turned out, outside the cordoned off area in Watertown, where the bombers were brought to grief, in a note of poetic justice in an area home to a large Armenian population. Martial law is terrifying, and although there was talk afterwards of legal action brought, nothing came of it. There is reason for the fourth amendment, and that is it! Some people felt "protected", but the Constitution was written for the ultimate protection of all of us.

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