US embassy Beirut
The State Department has ordered all non-essential staff out of Lebanon and Southern Turkey citing “regional tensions”. US citizens traveling in both countries have been urged to “remain alert to danger.”
The BBC reports that Marie Harf, State Department spokeswoman said:
Given the current tensions the region, as well as potential threats to US 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,”
No details have been given regarding specific threats, but next week marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11, a time when the United States is extra vigilant. The vote regarding military action in Syria also takes place next week and with tensions running high across the Middle East, Westerners in the region would be wise to err on the side of caution and leave the area altogether.
Regardless of what happens with the vote on Syria, the President has ‘done his own thing’ on so many occasions there’s a distinct possibility something is going to happen in the region. Even if he doesn’t get his own way regarding sending in the bombers, we all know there are ‘operatives’ in the country already and I personally believe it would be prudent not to be there when those operatives are setting up yet another Syrian government ‘atrocity’.
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