US, Israel Make Final Preparations for Wider War, Evacuate US Embassy in Lebanon

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As President Obama charges ahead with US war plans in Syria, a list of potential targets is currently being passed around the US Department of Defense, as war planners in Washington DC and Tel Aviv coordinate how best to capitalise on the coming military attack on Syria. 

Earlier this month, Washington had ordered the shut down of some two dozen American posts throughout the Middle East and Africa due to an unspecified “terrorist threat”

IMAGE: Newly fortified US Embassy “compound” located in the hills above Beirut.

Considering Israel’s joint operating status with US military assets in the region and its horrible record of violating its neighbors’ air space and bombing its neighbors – including Lebanon in 2006, it’s no surprise that the US State Department has suddenly ordered all “non-emergency personnel” and their family members to leave the U.S. Embassy in Beirut today, and has warned all Americans to avoid travel to Lebanon due to an undisclosed “threat” to the diplomatic mission in that country. A similar operation is also underway regarding U.S. citizens in Turkey including a draw-down of staff at the U.S. Consulate General in Adana, Turkey.

21st Century Wire believes that the US is evacuating its staff in preparation for a planned Israeli military airstrike against Lebanon, which Israel will justify via its desire to take out a series of Hezbollah “terrorist targets” inside Lebanon, including bombing targets in urban areas like south Beirut. This suspicion is evidenced by the US State Department actually naming Hezbollah, and general “anti-Western terrorist activity” in the statement.

PARTNERS IN WAR: As the Syrian crisis unfolds, it’s become clear that Obama and Netanyahu have been planning their new war for many months now.

Earlier this month, Washington had ordered the shut down of some two dozen American posts throughout the Middle East and Africa due to an unspecified “terrorist threat”. Seeing the timing of that event and the current US and Israeli drive for all out war in the Middle East, it’s now very likely that those embassies were closed in preparation of  the war on Syria

This official statement was just issued by the US State Department:

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Announcement of Drawdown of U.S. Embassy Staff (September 6, 2013)

On September 6 2013, the Department of State drew down non-emergency personnel and family members from Embassy Beirut due to threats to U.S. Mission facilities and personnel.  The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns.  U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks.  

U.S. citizens concerned for their safety should consider making plans to depart by commercial means.  U.S. citizens will be responsible for arranging their own travel out of Lebanon.  Beirut International Airport is open and commercial flights are operating.  Travelers should check with their airlines prior to traveling to verify the flight schedule.  

Read full statement issued here

Articles by: Patrick Henningsen

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