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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:20 AM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration's concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in the eastern city of Benghazi are still vivid and the political uproar over it remain fresh ahead of a new congressional investigation into the incident.

"Securing our facilities and ensuring the safety of our personnel are top department priorities, and we did not make this decision lightly," Harf said. "Security has to come first. Regrettably, we had to take this step because the location of our embassy is in very close proximity to intense fighting and ongoing violence between armed Libyan factions."

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Not sure what to say I am not an expert on the middle east. The reason i post this info and others that i do not have much to say on is because the main reason i come to ats as lurker and now a member was because this is where i found a lot of current news and info.And i read a lot of others do 2.So again sorry for me not having much 2 say about it.. have at ats




posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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nothing to be said really except wish for troublefree ride back to US



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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Wow,

Northern Africa and the M.E. Are at a boiling point. IRAN, ISIS, EGYPT, IRAQ, TURKEY, and ISRAEL all have internal or external conflicts, or both.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: switchqm8

Libya became a terrorist hell after NATO's invasion and murder of Gadaffi. Libya's fate is much like Iraq's, over run by death & chaos caused by Islamist militants. All brought to Libya by the West.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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Evacuate? Why?

What could possibly go wrong?



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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Looks like killing Gaddafi worked out well, huh?




posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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I don't think anything has gone well over there from Afghanistan, to Iraq, to Egypt to Syria...



posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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Impeach Hussein Obama! I hate how people think he shouldn't be impeached over this but think Bush should over Iraq. God bless that man for keeping us safe and knocking out that horrible tyrant.









 
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