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US evacuates personnel from Beirut and SE Turkey
« on: September 06, 2013, 10:06:44 PM »
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The United States has withdrawn all non-emergency embassy workers and their families from Beirut and warned Americans against travel to Lebanon amid looming military strikes on Syria, the State Department said Friday. “Given the current situation in Syria and the region, as well as potential threats to U.S. Government facilities and personnel, we are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution to protect our employees and their families, and local employees and visitors to our facilities,” the State Deparment said Friday.  "The Consulate General in AOceander has been authorized to draw down its non-emergency staff and family members because of threats against U.S. government facilities and personnel," the department said, advising US citizens to defer non-essential travel to southeastern Turkey.

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Re: US evacuates personnel from Beirut and SE Turkey
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 10:08:31 PM »
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Re: US evacuates personnel from Beirut and SE Turkey
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 10:11:24 PM »
This isn't an "abundance of caution;" waiting this long before pulling out nonessential personnel and issuing travel warnings is highly imprudent.

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Re: US evacuates personnel from Beirut and SE Turkey
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 12:02:42 PM »
USA the run away country.



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