This is a discussion on I've A Friend Abroad: What Do You Think Of All The Security Alerts? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I have a friend (American) who teaches English in Saudi Arabia, one of the countries we closed our embassy in. I'm worried about all these ...
I have a friend (American) who teaches English in Saudi Arabia, one of the countries we closed our embassy in. I'm worried about all these security alerts, as well as for her father, 81, a life-long friend also and the effect of worry on him back here.
What do you think of all the security and embassy closings? Is the worrying for little?
Last edited by detective; August 6th, 2013 at 04:23 AM.
I try to avoid all embassies as a general rule.
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I'm overseas in one of the 'Stan' countries.... Our embassy is remaining 'open' but on a very high alert. My parents are emailing me almost daily with 'updates' and questions. Yeah they're worried but things here a fairly quiet. So far anyways. My wife is being 'quiet' about it and my kids almost don't have a clue about any of this which is how SWMBO wants it.
I'm keeping a keen eye open and watching what's going on.... more-so in the areas where the 'closed' embassies are than here, but it's grating on the nerves just the same.
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Who knows what to think. With all the lies and subterfuge coming out of this administration it's impossible to assess anything objectively.
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It means they have intelligence that something was planned to happened. Hopefully the closures and extra security will stop it before it happens. The problem with embassies is that they are not armed camps. If there is a real attack against any of them, they are going to be in trouble if the hosting country doesn't help out.
My opinion is it’s a means to justify the Washington Cartels desire to continue the invasion of privacy by the NSA.
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I don't know what to think... My gut says, after Ramadan, and with all the unrest in the sands, and northern Africa, trouble is fomenting.
The grandiose closing of embassies on weekends...meh... Drama.
As far as counting on help from host countries... I wouldn't... After all, the 911 bombers were from an ally's country, and likely supported in some way by their govt. There's a whole lot of playing the U.S. for fools from all our "trusted allies" throughout the region.
Yeah, I got tapatalk, too. So what?
It could be worse!
Of course there's a threat, there is always a threat. Worrying about it will not help, but IMO praying for your friend will. God is in control.
I'm thinking this is more stirring up of "new" things in order for us to move along and not mention Benghazi or the IRS or any of the other criminal events that we need to be paying attention too.
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It seems like a lot of trouble to restore the creditability of the NSA for spying on us. This replaces the Ron Paul's rants about the violations of the constitution. Even the NRA is out of the news while security waves hands and shouts. When the Snowden affair started up there were bets about how long before we had a crises that intelligence (an oxymoron) would solve. If there is an attack, we told you; if there isnít an attack, we prevented it. If there isnít an attack, what would it take to create one? Not much in the heat of summer with hungry people. My BS meter pegged out when I first heard this.
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I'm more worried when the govt ISN'T warning us. Whatever they tell us is half-baked fabricated crap anyway, so I have to ask myself why they are telling me this at this moment in time. Chances are the time to actually be worried is when they're silent.
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My guess is that this is a bunch of BS prior to the even larger BS claim that will be announced in the coming month (on or around September 11th) about the "foiled terrorist attacks". The "foiled terrorist attacks" that just so happen to be the direct result of domestic surveillance. I wouldn't be surprised if they claimed that there were also several "Homeland" locations that were targeted but were thankfully saved due to the collection of data and the use of drones.
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I hope it's only a phony scandal, hope you people are safe.
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