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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:21 PM
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U.S. urges Americans to leave Syria "immediately"
Source: AP

(CBS/AP)

BEIRUT - The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.

"The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy's website. "The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights."

The warning followed an announcement in Washington this week that Ambassador Robert Ford would not return to Syria this month as planned, indicating concerns over his safety.

The Obama administration quietly pulled Ford out of Syria last month, citing credible personal threats against him.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57330452/u.s-urges-... /
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:25 PM
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1. This is a bit alarming.
Wonder what they are expecting to happen?
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:29 PM
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2. US Aircraft Carrier GHW Bush moved close to Syria

But probably the most damning evidence that the "western world" is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked... right next to Syria.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/aircraft-carrier-cvn-77-p...
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:27 PM
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5. Which could set off WWIII. Didn't russia already send troops to the area?
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:39 PM
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10. There are other explanations for that "damning evidence"
a possible evacuation of Americans being one.
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DocMac Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:15 PM
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3. Cruise missles within a week?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:26 PM
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4. This is the end, here come the drones.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:31 PM
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6. I, for one, trust CBS/AP!
:patriot:
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Muskypundit Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:54 PM
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7. Why? why why why why
FUCKING WHY. War is not worth it. Let alone war with fucking Russia and Iran. They decided to protect a mass murderer; so the blood is on their hands. Why press the issue. We don't need another powder keg for WW3
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:35 PM
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8. MADNESS, this can very very quickly escalate into a direct confrontation with Russia
:banghead:
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:38 PM
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9. The Navy is there in case of an evacuation
the Russians won't do anything - things are moving too fast. Everyone will just sit there watching Syria fall apart.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:44 PM
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11. Russian warships in Syrian waters
frightening.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article26505...
"Three Russian warships have entered Syrian territorial waters, Russian wire services reported on Tuesday citing Syrian sources. The news came a day after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West and Arab monarchies of engaging in political provocation in Syria by rejecting dialogue between the opposition and authorities and welcoming armed attacks on government offices."

Russian warships off Syria, US carriers near Iran
http://www.debka.com/article/21504/
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limpyhobbler Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:56 PM
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13. We should certainly be working with the Russians on this...
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 04:58 PM by limpyhobbler
We should certainly be working with the Russians on this, like we did in former Yugoslavia.
USA, France and UK were getting ready to send in troops so we worked with the Russians so they could be involved too.

Same should happen in Syria.

PS. I'm not saying we should send troops, I just mean that whatever actions we take on Syria should be coordinated with Russia, UK, France and Turkey, at the least....

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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:07 PM
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20. Scary indeed.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:44 PM
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12. Yeah, just come back to the States and get the exact same brutality
as you got in Syria, courtesy of the "Finest" law enforcement corproate money can buy if you dare to question the rule of the lawless on Wall Street. :grr: :mad: :grr: :mad:
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:12 AM
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18. using that criteria then about 95% of congress are warmongers.
you are still clueless.
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:22 PM
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16. and all right thinking Americans should be urging the US Govt. to get the fuck out ....
of any foreign country they are sticking their bloody hands in.
stop supplying your arms & money to your pet warlords & dictators;
stop interfering with the people in the places you are plundering;
start paying fair prices for natural resources you want from other countries.

and the rest of the World will take care of their own shit, sooner rather than later.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:20 AM
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19. A command from Israel to US to attack Syria? I hope not
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